Winning streak ends


Same old Devils … even without Parise and Martin F.


  1. avatar_58 says:

    People wonder why no one takes american hockey seriously. It’s literally the Ovi / Crosby show.

  2. ooder says:

    and this is how pittsburg woudl look like if they wern’t the laughing stock of the nhl for 5 years straight


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  3. Rugger says:

    Gonna miss the first two periods, heading out to deliver a foster dog to an adopter (not going to miss this one, she doesn’t care for the Husky).

  4. kempie says:

    Wow, congratulations FHF. And welcome aboard Clara. FWIW, I make my poop face too when those names come up.

  5. andrewberkshire says:

    Completely disagree, as I wrote to you on the ALN thread. He was a train wreck yesterday and one blocked shot from the blueline that Price likely would have stopped doesn’t afford him “player of the game” status when he made at least 30 horrendous plays. He’s a disaster with the puck and a catastrophe defending someone else who has it. Every shift he played yesterday was highlighted by Weber covering his ass in our zone and the Rangers maintaining possession for his entire shift because he continually lost puck battles, made horrendous turnovers and failed to clear the puck. Had Price and Weber not had great games it would have been a loss solely due to Picard’s incompetence.

  6. Clay4bc says:

    Congrats to that, Chris, and enjoy it! I remember my first game with my daughter like it was yesterday. Almost 2 years old now, and we watch together all the time. She’s even learned to applaud when the Habs score 🙂


    The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. ~Susan Sontag

  7. punkster says:

    He already has the draft of today’s QH on his laptop. He’ll just fill in the blanks and post it. Nobody will notice because we’ll all be 6 deep and scarfing down chilly before the kickoff. Smart journalism is all about being prepared. And well lubricated.

    Edit…hmmm, that last sentence didn’t exactly look right…


  8. 24 Cups says:

    It’s going to be a very short timeline between the end of the hockey game and the Super Bowl.  Seeing that Mike Boone is a huge Steeler fan, I would suggest that MB cancel his “Quick Hits” segment and just post an “About Last Night” tomorrow morning.  That way he can enjoy the football game like the rest of us.

  9. TheMock780 says:

    Nothing could be sweeter then a Super Bowl weekend sweep. Well, a Packers win would actually make it even better. Aaron Rodgers will rip the Steelers secondary to shreds! GO PACK!

  10. Ian Cobb says:

    My two favorite teams playing each other. Looks like I will have to have a drink in each hand. I hope for an entertaining game to the final whistle. Do not care who wins, as long as the Hab’s do today.

    Enjoy your day everybody.!

  11. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I keep hearing people say that, but I really don’t think a defense like the Steelers has is gonna get ripped to shreds. Depends on if Polamalu is %100 I guess.

  12. InGaineyWeTrust says:

    Going to be a tough game. The only team that’s been better than the Habs the last while have been the Devils, and Christ knows Brodeur likes toying with the boys at the worst of times anyway. Habs shouldn’t be too tired after the game yesterday though, they didn’t really lean on key guys too much, so they all ought to be fairly fresh considering. Going to take a very good effort today to walk away with two points, but it’s certainly very doable. They’re a big two points and the boys know it.

  13. 100HABS says:

    Interesting side-note:

    SK and AK have the exact same points: 13-16-29.

    Yeah, but who’s better in the room?

  14. InGaineyWeTrust says:

    Sergei wouldn’t likely put up those numbers here anyway. He isn’t going to be leaned on as much by this team for offense.


    Good to see the kid succeed though. He always had the talent; he just needed his head screwed on, and a foot up his arse. Glad to see that’s happening for him down in Nashville. I don’t mind much when it comes to missing out on his talent for no real return, he was an addition by subtraction in the first place, and Frosty stood a better chance hanging out in Hell for a few hours than Sergei did of putting those numbers up in Montreal. Sometimes a change of environment is all you need to really straighten up.

  15. FrederictonHabsfan says:

    Can’t wait. Will be watching the game for the first time with my newborn daughter, who is 11 days old today.

    Clara will be sporting he entire pink Habs outfit, which which also wore home from the Hospital. 😉

    She’s a big Boone fan (she was born with more hair than he has now!), but makes her poop face when i talk about Red Fisher or Jack Todd 😉

  16. Mike Boone says:

    As my people say: Mazel tov! There is nothing better than a daughter. Mine is 25, and she’s amazing.

  17. Macaskill says:

    Forsberg making his, what? 14th comeback to the NHL?

  18. ooder says:

    oooo sh!t …

    mike green just took a slapper in the head


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  19. geo_habsgo says:

    I would take a super “About Last Night” tomorrow morning over a rushed “Quick Hits” today so Boone should just cancel it. HOWEVER, tomorrows ‘About Last Night’ has to be epic and uber insightful-moreso than it already is, of course.

  20. geo_habsgo says:

    Would he have to clear waivers like Nobokov? If so, I wouldn’t mind the habs being the douchey team steals him.

  21. Shiloh says:

    I feel that something unusual is going to happen. We’ll chase Martin F. And – Hal Gill will score two!

  22. Shiloh says:

    Congrats! I have four daughters (from age 32 to 20). I always remember my grandfather saying, “A son is a son till he takes a wife. A daughter’s your daughter the rest of your life.”

  23. billylove says:

    Would be great if one of the kids scored the game winner in what will probably be another tight contest. Love their energy. Damn, 2 pts today would look real good. We’re movin up!

  24. Habnofear says:

    RIP Woodie Fryman.

  25. B says:

    No waivers, he was not under contract in Europe this season.

  26. billylove says:

    Indeed, farewell to the big lefthander.

  27. ESundy36 says:

    Would he not be subjected to the same process as Emery, if/when he is signed, though? If he goes to the AHL for conditioning and stays past the 14 day limit he would have to pass through them, however I doubt he will go to Lake Erie as he has been skating with the team.

  28. andrewberkshire says:

    Wasn’t Green the one who shot the puck when Gorges took it in the head? Where in the head did Green take it?

  29. Bill says:

    Who’s in net??

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  30. Landof10000lakesHab says:

     Agreed. Another ex Hab showing the drafting prowess of this team. Still need to do a slightly better job developing our assets though. Otherwise we often garner less return on outgoing talent (SK, Grabovski).

    I follow the MN Wild closely as surrounded by Wild fans at work. The change of enviroment for Pouliot and Lats (at least last year) brought out the best in both. Perhaps PG could work a similar deal with the Wild for James Sheppard when he returns next season. Sheppard was the 9th overall pick of the Wild in 2006. Unfortunately for the Wild, he has not yet lived up to expectations and then subsequently injured in an ATV accident before the start of this season. He likely has blown the opportunity for a lengthy career with the Wild. Although the Habs now have a number of Centres in the system, we know the Habs could always use another 6’2″ 215 lb centre with the skills that made Sheppard a top ten pick. Although Sheppard was often in Lemaire’s doghouse at first, he did eventually learn both ends of the ice and we know that is the winning model in JM’s Habville. I’m no PG and not suggesting the makeup of a specific deal, just extending on your original statement on how change of environment is the ticket to success for some hockey players.

  31. andrewberkshire says:

    In the ear? Ouch ouch ouch!

  32. andrewberkshire says:


  33. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    I wonder if the Wiz is back in the lineup?

  34. ooder says:

    ya it was….

    he took it right near his ear… closer to his face… bleeding pretty heavily


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  35. andrewberkshire says:

    According to RDS, its the same lineup. So unfortunately Picard is still playing….

  36. ooder says:

    oh ya.. that baby is gonna be ringing for a while


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  37. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Thanks dude.  I thought he had a pretty decent game yesterday, though he does tend to have some brain cramps that lead to give-aways.  I found out yesterday the guy is 6-3,  215lb’s.  Man I wish he’d play a little meaner and tougher with that big frame.

  38. Timo says:

    Whether Steelers win or lose he will be in no shape to write anything in the AM.

  39. B says:

    Colorado can sign Forsberg without his having to clear waivers. All players under contract, however, are subject to waivers if they spend longer than 14 days in the AHL on a consensual conditioning stint. As you pointed out, that is not likely to happen with Forsberg.

    Nabokov did not go through the AHL either, but was subject to detailed waiver rules due to having played in Europe this season.

  40. 24 Cups says:

    Picard was one of our best players yesterday and he  also saved the game in the last minute.

    He may not be part of our long term plans, but he answered the call after having not played for weeks on end.  He’s a spare part – nothing more, nothing less, and should be judged accordingly.

  41. moser17 says:

    Many congratulations! (Multiple baby announcements here today!)

  42. SeriousFan09 says:

    Congratulations sir!


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  43. punkster says:

    Tuesday AM.


  44. andrewberkshire says:

    Washington media is saying he’s not coming back into the game. Yikes.

  45. punkster says:

    Whoa…bit harsh on the guy. He’s not top D man but he was never touted as such. As filler he’s fine for now. And there’s nobody else who can do it at this momnet so we have to live with it. Would you rather have MAB? Breeze?


  46. kempie says:

    Looking forward to a wide open end-to-end barnburner today.

    But seriously, score first or die.

  47. andrewberkshire says:

    Breezer, yes I actually would, although obviously not now because he’s retired. MAB… probably not, but then again he brings about 5 times the offensive presence Picard brings with only mildly worse defense, so who knows. Every time Picard was on the ice last game the whole team started to panic, it was palpable how terrible he was.

  48. ooder says:

    i think the injury is less sever then Gorges’s (but what do i know) but he for sure should sit that one out

    what’s 2 points compared to one’s health


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  49. andrewberkshire says:

    Looks like they have 2 points wrapped up anyway. Pittsburgh is a shadow of a team without Crosby and Malkin. Even with Bylsma’s excellent coaching.

  50. Danno says:

    Congratulations! And best wishes!


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  51. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    ya, but he earned a few brownie points for feeding Avery a few right hands.  =)

  52. 24 Cups says:

    I would welcome Clarkson with open arms. 

    He’s only 27, so I’m not sure that NJ would let him go.

    Signed for two more years at 2.6M which in this day and age isn’t that bad.

  53. DYCSoccer17 says:

    You know what’s driving me nuts?  How everyone is jumping on this Russian guy from the KHL having a harder shot than Chara.  It’s bull.  Look at the videos, and you will see that the NHL guys shoot from the high slot, while the KHL guys shoot from the low slot.  The KHL guys are at least 5 feet closer to the net.  /rant

  54. Landof10000lakesHab says:


    NJ has scored 37 goals in last 11 games. Habs scored 33 in last 11.

    So… 3-3 a possibility with OT / shootout to determine a winner.

    Home team wins.

  55. ooder says:

    somebody has got to shatter matt cooke’s knees and make sure this loser never plays in the nhl again


    GWG = game winning gionta!

  56. avatar_58 says:

    Umm…why did NBC have an ovechkin shift counter? It was counting how long he was on the ice right below the period timer.


  57. FormalWare says:

    “Kovalchuk: Tell me how one of the most talented hockey players in the world is minus-26.”

    Because talent and work ethic are too-often inversely correlated, Mr. Boone.

  58. SeriousFan09 says:

    I’ve got the bat, meet you in PIT.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  59. avatar_58 says:

    What, you mean not suspending him for a long time means he’s still doing bad shit out there? QUEL SURPRISE!

    The NHL is a joke for allowing him to continue this nonsense.

  60. The_Salted_One says:

    i noticed that too…   interesting game so far, both the pens offence and ovechkin have been less than average. two teams that may be in trouble in the playoffs again this year.  crosby is bound to come back, but without malkin, i don’t think they’ll go very deep

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  61. Landof10000lakesHab says:

    Does that matter? Do they measure the shot at greatest speed acheived or does the puck need to cross a certain point to measure speed?

  62. FormalWare says:

    OK–Bold Prediction time: Habs can’t win, today, without a powerplay goal. Either the ofer streak ends, or the winning streak.

  63. Cool Ice Price says:

    There is no way that Chara would get off a shot in a game over 90 mph yet alone 105mph. In the skills comp they skate in 15 ft and blast it. In a game it would be a one timer or moving 1-2 feet.


    Habs Passion unites us all

  64. kempie says:

    He should make another appointment with E. Kane for another facial massage.

  65. Danno says:

    Great interview between Mario Tremblay and Jacques Lemaire on RDS.


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  66. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    With Lemaire and Martin, this could turn into the ultimate snoozefest.

  67. JVF says:

    The law of averages says a Devils’ win. Habs’ law says we put two points in the bank…

  68. Mike Boone says:

    Not often. Sometimes.

  69. Cool Ice Price says:

    The  Habs have to chase Marty “Never as good as Roy or will ever be” out of the net by the second period.


    Habs Passion unites us all

  70. The_Salted_One says:

    im pretty sure if you started naming western teams to NBC guys, they would look at you with a blank stare, and then a look of confusion.   no ovechkin or crosby, no way those teams exsist!!

    your friendly neighborhood Salted One

  71. habfab14120 says:

    NBC does that all the time for the superstars, that is, to say, those the league deems superstars.
    No ne to compare to on PIT now, but often it is used as a comparison of one against the other.

    Crosby, Pronger, Gaborik, Lidstrom, Toews all get the same treatment.

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