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10 Games Remain

  • The Canadiens have just 10 regular season games left, tonight and Tuesday’s the only games against non-divisional opponents.

    Yes, the last 8 games of the year are ALL against Northeast teams, all whom still believe they are in the playoff hunt. And with so many Divisional games remaining, anything can happen.

    Needless to say, the Habs need to secure no less than 4 points against the non contending Islanders and Blues or they risk making the final 8 games even harder on themselves.

38 Comments
  1. #1 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    It was only a few short weeks ago I blatantly said that Pronger was an arrogant and selfish person, and his rough play and smirking grin made me sick to see when he should not have been nominated to go…now i stand by my thoughts as I witness the testament made by the NHL review committee and the menial 8 game suspension given for “stomping” on a player,
    It serves no justification whatsoever when a precedent was set by Chris Simon.
    I am appalled by the convienience(given by the commissioner) that this man will be playing in the post season!
    As a player and fan,I believe he should have the rest of the season off!

  2. #2 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    By the way that was to go(Pronger) to the “All Star Game”

  3. #3 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Peace …lets have a good night and I would like to hear some ‘PRE-GAME” thoughts and predictions…
    ill be live blogging for those who wish to join..as to not take up all the page!

  4. #4 hablifer says:
    March 15, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I heard that the Islanders have 11 regulars out of the lineup tonight.

  5. #5 Dancan81 says:
    March 15, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Habman, why don’t you blog in the live comment section on the main page?

  6. #6 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Im too lazy to..lol..ill have a loo see…anyway..now ive got to places to yap it up..thanks!

  7. #7 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Well i would say hat the Isles are doing a good job with the transition game and its got some quickness to it..its good to watch

  8. #8 hablifer says:
    March 15, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    habs now scoreless in the last 4 periods, and our PP is not looking good.

  9. #9 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    If anyone needed a goal more ..it was Lats…its a confident builder thats for sure!

    T.O is in the big OVEN..there TOAST!

  10. #10 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Theres a Storm a brewing in the east…and whom ever comes out alive is going to be very very hard to stop!..momentum and that final spot is going to be HELL on ice for the First place team!

  11. #11 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Price gets the “face wash” ..lol.its funny..way to go Le habitant!…Merci!

  12. #12 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Halak you mean?

  13. #13 Don Carnage says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Yes 2 more points …. excellent good work boys !!!

  14. #14 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Iam pleased to announce that Chris Pronger will relinquishing to the tune of 609,756.08 in salary from games missed from his pitally suspension. The monies will be transfered to a “Players Emergency Fund”..in case one of them doesnt have change for the bus, or they cant afford that “special operation” for their families or friends, thus another wonderful Tax write off for the leaugue and the “cronies” that run it…a JOKE!!!!

  15. #15 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Sorry..Halak..i stand corrected…and of course iam embarrassed

  16. #16 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    See you Tuesday boyz…rangers need to get it together..there done!…I am rooting for Washington to make the final spot..i hope…

  17. #17 Habman says:
    March 15, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Final note..hes A-holes record

    March 15, 2008 – With Anaheim, eight games for stomping on the leg of Vancouver F Ryan Kesler.

    June 3, 2007 – With Anaheim, one playoff game for hit to the head of Ottawa C Dean McAmmond.

    May 15, 2007 – With Anaheim, one playoff game for elbow to the head of Detroit F Tomas Holmstrom.

    March 14, 2004 – With St. Louis, one regular-season game for kicking Calgary F Ville Nieminen.

    April 3, 2002 – With St. Louis, two regular-season games for cross-checking Dallas F Brenden Morrow.

    Oct. 11, 2000 – With St. Louis, one game for leaving bench for altercation for Atlanta F Kelly Buchberger.

    Dec. 17, 1998 – With St. Louis, four games for high-sticking Phoenix C Jeremy Roenick.

    Oct. 29, 1995 – With St. Louis, four games for slashing Washington F Pat P

  18. #18 Senet 1 says:
    March 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    hablifer, we got one tonight but the good news is we are playing better 5 on 5 and scoring some goals, something we had a problem with earlier in the season. Our power play is still #1 in the league, this time of year more teams are concentrating on special teams, getting ready for playoffs, I don’t think there is much to worry about we will get our share of PP goals

  19. #19 hablifer says:
    March 16, 2008 at 1:01 am

    I just want to see more consistency from this team. If we could only find a way to beat Ottawa, then I’ll be convinced we can get the job done.

  20. 9 Habman
    Posted on March 15th, 2008 at 9:23 pm. About ’10 Games Remain’.

    If anyone needed a goal more ..it was Lats…its a confident builder thats for sure!

    T.O is in the big OVEN..there TOAST!

    well… he got a goal. i think higgy played well…he just did not get a goal :(

  21. #21 habsofthefuture says:
    March 16, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    WOHOO Ottawa is losing 4-1 with 12 minutes left in the third.

  22. #22 habman says:
    March 16, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks joebone..ill answer my own questions…anyway I don’t ike the fact that the “wiener” in the southeast division gets one of the top spots ..they could jump leaps and bounds over teams with more points than them..ridiculous..its an AMERICAN scheme to say the least..they do not do it in the NBA!

  23. #23 Don Carnage says:
    March 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    It gonna get dropped next year I am pretty sure… thanks to the Canes we remain in 1st , see Ottawa is a black sheep for us thats all , we just need to side step them in the playoffs or we need to kick their collective rears in the 2 games we have left against them. Sure looks like the al might Laffs will be on the golf course’s early this year…

  24. #24 Joseph says:
    March 16, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I wish they’d find a way to beat Ottawa – everyone else has.

  25. #25 habman says:
    March 16, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    For all you “know everything about the Habs” fans…
    Ken Reardon passed away March 14,… who the hell is REARDON????
    Born 1921, signed his first contract with the Habs on Oct 26,1940
    341 games played,26 goals,122 points ,604 penalty min, 1st all star and 2-2nd all star team selections, played with the Ottawa Commandos army team and won the Allan Cup Won the Stanley Cup in 1946..retired at 30 years of age!
    His most personal accomplishment??…awarded FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY CERTIFICATE of MERIT for several acts of bravery during BATTLE !
    This man ..my friends is a true HAB!!!!!!

  26. #26 Senet 1 says:
    March 16, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Two things, Ottawa will either fall before we meet them in the playoffs or we will figure out a way to beat them, if not it was not meant to be this year. Secondly,I agree that the Canes should not automatically get into the playoffs just because they win their division, I do believe that they discussed this and it is supposed to be changed not sure if it is next year or not?? Anyway other than getting the third seed, they will probaby have at least enough points to finish 7th or 8th in our conference.

  27. #27 Donnie says:
    March 17, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I was just sizing up the standings, and you know it’s quite a shame that Ott owns us the way they do. We could have the 1 or 2 seed almost wrapped up now if we could even split the series.
    Again we’re 2 pts. ahead of them with even games played. Just like last week before they came to town to pass us again. And the same position we may be in again next week when we face them again. Trying to stay hopeful with these Habs/Sens match-ups. I’m even saying to myself…..1 and 5 means we’re due, lol…..optimism at its best.
    But we’ve gotta get these guys outta our heads somehow. If anyone watched the Sens/Canes game on Sunday, you saw that the Canes did nothing magical to beat them. They came at them hard, stayed skating, and hit everyone (including Spez and Heat). I’ll say it again….when this line doesn’t have the run of the show, Ott doesn’t win.
    The reality is, we CAN beat Ott…..its just other teams show-up to play them and we don’t. The same way we own the Bruins this year….they haven’t been a part of most of the games we beat them in this year. And you just know that Bruins fans are cursing us, and frustrated at our dominance over them the same way we are with the Sens.
    ” We can’t beat the Sens” ? ……HORSE SHIT !!! Get the stupid thought outta our guys heads that we’re beaten before the puck drops, and play them hard. Skate, score and hit the same way we beat other teams this year to rack up 40 wins this year..the same amount as Ott. They’re not a magical team full of wizards and warlocks…..they’re a team of god damn men just like us, with one scoring line. It’s just a shame that we’re bending over for them instead of playing them with heart and desire, like we have done to every other team this year. Bottom line…if we pull together and get mad, and figure this puzzle out for the last 2 games against them….the 1 or 2 seed is all but ours. Let them deal with Pit or NJ in the first round. GO HABS GO !!!

  28. Jaroslav Halak is getting the start tomorrow. I read it on TSN.CA Ice Chips.

  29. #29 Ice Man says:
    March 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    That’s right. Play Halak against the Weak Teams so he can rack up the impressive #’s.

    Play Price against the Top Teams and his #’s drop.

    Price has nothing to prove. He has done it all so far. Halak has proved that he can beat Weak Teams I guess.

    Anyway, good luck Halak. Keep up the good work!

  30. #30 h4life says:
    March 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I witnessed this game in Bell Centre, just behind Halak twice.

    Halak was amazing! Positing, Timing, Visioning,… just a perfect game from Halak.

    Too bad we have two (too) good goalies…

  31. #31 h4life says:
    March 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Many Habs fans are talking on the topic:

    Putting Price as the #1 goalie, no problem at all; but it’s kind of wasting Halak, the 22-year-old talented goalie as a backup…

  32. h4life ,we have the 2 best young Goalies you can have on one team! Too bad????lol,perfact . The nets are set for years to come.

  33. #34 h4life says:
    March 17, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Poll from Ottawa Senators:

    Who would you like to see the Senators face in the first round of the playoffs?
    Pittsburgh
    New Jersey
    Boston
    N.Y. Rangers
    Montreal

    Pittsburgh
    22.72%

    New Jersey
    9.10%

    Boston
    20.24%

    N.Y. Rangers
    18.00%

    Montreal
    29.95%

    tallying results…
    Total Votes:
    3306

  34. #35 hablifer says:
    March 17, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    why wouldn’t the sens want to play us? they beat us every time! common sense.By the same token, the habs want the bruins in the 1st round. the team you have the most success against in the regular season, is the same team you want to face in the playoffs. the problem with the habs is, they have the sens in their head. It’s all the psyche. habs need some positive reinforcement, or hypnosis! Just play in their faces, and ram it down their throats, just like Carolina did! look and learn Carbo and players!

  35. #36 h4life says:
    March 18, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Who do you hope the Canadiens face in the opening round of the playoffs?
    It’s got to be Daniel Briere and Flyers
    Sidney Crosby and Co., without a doubt
    The Bruins, why mess with tradition?
    The Hurricanes, it’s payback time
    It’s all about Broadway baby, bring on the Rangers

    It’s got to be Daniel Briere and Flyers
    18.75%
    Sidney Crosby and Co., without a doubt
    7.30%
    The Bruins, why mess with tradition?
    51.94%
    The Hurricanes, it’s payback time
    15.44%
    It’s all about Broadway baby, bring on the Rangers
    6.57%

    tallying results…
    Total Votes:
    1904

  36. nm about my llast comment. Price and Halak find the battle for #1 fun and they say they are really good friends. As long as one of them don’t turn into Emery, I think he’s fine.

  37. MONTREAL IS GONNA WIN THE FRIEKIN STANLEY CUP BABY

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