AliHaba - (Al Gallant)Member since September 24, 2009
Habs fan since: Conception
Favorite current player: P.K. Subban
All-time favorite player: Henri Richard
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-19 09:24:53)
Crosby, Malkin, Tavares, Stamkos,Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Giroux, Ovechkin, Toews, Patrick Kane, Duchene, MacKinnon, Seguin, Hall, Getzlaf, Perry, Kopitar, Thornton, Pavelski, Sedins
- Comment on Alexei Emelin in lineup, Nathan Beaulieu out for Habs against Bruins (2014-10-16 09:41:00)
Wow! Great story. Good luck to him.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 2-1 in Shootout (2014-10-09 17:41:20)
Go Habs Go! Big night for Moen.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win a wild one (2014-10-08 23:51:16)
Emelin=2 points and +2 tonight
- Comment on Habs make Jacob de la Rose their final cut before season opener (2014-10-07 17:57:32)
flu epidemic and lockout oops! too late I see.
- Comment on Habs make Jacob de la Rose their final cut before season opener (2014-10-07 15:19:53)
Well I got my Sportsnet pool ready for this week but still no sign of TSN or CBC's. Any poolies here know if they've been discontinued? They must know that the season starts tomorrow.
- Comment on Habs make Jacob de la Rose their final cut before season opener (2014-10-07 15:16:24)
Better than Sekac?
- Comment on Bouillon hopes to keep playing after being released by Canadiens (2014-10-07 06:25:38)
#1.…Jacques Plante wore #1 with the Habs from 1952 until 1963. A real innovator, he was the first to wear a mask full-time and the first to move out of his crease to retrieve loose pucks. He won six Stanley Cups with the Habs including the never to be equaled five in a row. Plante was a bit quirky. To calm his nerves before games and between periods he would knit toques which he wore in games until coach Dick Irvin, Sr. put a stop to it. He was a seven-time winner of the Vezina Trophy. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978, his #1 was retired in 1995. Bill Durnan wore #1 from 1943 to 1950. He won the Stanley Cup twice and the Vezina Trophy six times. He’s been called “the greatest nearly forgotten player in the history of the NHL” mostly because of his short seven-season career. Durnan’s consecutive streak of 309 minutes, 21 seconds of scoreless hockey set in 1949 lasted until 2004 when broken by Brian Boucher. He was an ambidextrous player who had specially-made gloves to allow him to hold his stick with either hand. The last goalie captain until Roberto Luongo in 2008. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1964. Gerry McNeil won two Stanley Cups with the Habs during the 1950s. He played every Habs game from March 1950 until November 1952 (this streak included two entire 70 game schedules). He played 214 consecutive minutes of playoff shutout hockey against the powerhouse Detroit Red Wings in 1951. That included two marathon overtime games both won on goals from Maurice Richard. Detroit manager Jack Adams called McNeil’s performance “the greatest goalkeeping this team ever faced”. Lorne “Gump” Worsley played for Montreal from 1963 to 1970. He was given his nickname because he looked like cartoon character Andy Gump. He began his NHL career with the New York Rangers in 1952. The Rangers were perennial last-place finishers in those days. In an interview, when asked which team caused him the most trouble, Gump deadpanned “the New York Rangers”. He won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 1953. Traded to Montreal in 1963, he went on to win the Vezina Trophy twice, in 1966 and 1968. He won four Stanley Cups with Montreal. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1980.
- Comment on Canadiens trade Peter Budaj to Winnipeg Jets (2014-10-06 10:12:33)
Yeah but Sekac can skate and turn at the same time.
- Comment on Canadiens trade Peter Budaj to Winnipeg Jets (2014-10-06 09:55:01)
I'm a big Sekac fan as well. I know it was only exhibition games but that kid did special things. Just like adding a seasoned veteran to the lineup without having to give up anything.