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Best Worst Goaltender Wins

  • The Habs and Leafs both in a battle for their playoff lives meet tonight in Montreal.

    Both coming off losses yesterday due to bad goaltending.

    The team that wins tonight is going to be the one with the best goaltending least crappy goaltending.

    Andrew Raycroft was pulled in his last visit to Montreal. David Aebischer has played so poorly that Guy Carbonneau is starting Jaro Halak again, who let 5 goals in on 15 shots in his last start.

    What choice does he have?

    It’s impossible to predict what kind of effort the Canadiens are going to bring to the table. The goaltending situation needs to improve for them to have any chance at staying in the race.

    The Canadiens can overtake the Leafs in the standings with a win tonight.

  1. #1 OncEaHaB says:
    March 17, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Sorry everyone, but I have to agree with Joshtm on Koivu… He’s had some bad games and blind faith in our Captain is not going to win games… He needs to be held to task for his stupid penalties… Sure everyone has bad games, but Saku has had a bunch. I think the rest of the season will determine whether or not he truly deserves to come back with the C next season… If he can lead the team as a true leader, he belongs… If he continues to take stupid, selfish penalties, then maybe its time to package him with a few other no-shows and get some decent talent back for it.

  2. #2 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    March 17, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    I am glad Halak got another chance… the kid pretty much single-handedly won this game. We should praise him when he does good because people sure the hell crusified him when he didn’t do so well. But seems to be the norm for a few hab die hards!

  3. #3 smiler2729 says:
    March 17, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Nice third period Habs, what desire! Thank God for the Czech Steve Penney playing solid and Captain Koivu to the rescue… Darcy ‘Sideshow Bob’ Tucker’s the baby that cries wolf, Bouillon hammers the shit out of him all night. Bye Leafs, fade to black. Sweet!

    *SARCASM ALERT* Gotta thank the Bruins for beating the Rangers for us, what the hell? Lost by a touchdown! Hopefully they roll over like this for the three games against the Habs in the next couple of weeks!

  4. Hey now, there will be no derogatory comments towards da NewFs, Or I’ll actually enter the internet come thru the computer and kick ur Arse, Aright Bye!!

    Anywhos, Good Game on the Rooks tonight and Koivu broke that slump, GG all and damn, anyone know where i can get Lee Press on nails, I seem to have bitten my fingernails off completely.

  5. I knew it,that TRON movie is real,estee.

  6. #6 Joshtm says:
    March 17, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    The problem for Montreal is a lack of defense and an offense that doesn’t step up, which means it doesn’t matter if you are the AHL’s best goalie, in the NHL with a team that has no defense to speak of, and which basically helps the other team score on you (aka Ninnima and Dandenault and Bouillon’s assist tonite) hey, its a trial by fire!

    We could get the world’s best living goalie, and hey, guess what, Dandenault and Bouillon would make sure they get the same goals against percentage as Huet, Abby and now Halak. Throw in Ninnima and Johnson, and hey, guess what, you would lose your confidence!

    I too am glad Halak got his chance back, and the sad part is when Huet gets healthy, Huet will make sure we don’t get into the playoffs! Cause by then knowing Carbo and Gainey, they wouldn’t bench Abby to keep Halak!

    I still say bring up Chipchura, Grabby and Milroy! Its too bad Gainey and Carbo have to basically read a million of my posts just to find out its worthwhile!

    Guy and Carbo, bring up Chipchura, Grabby and Milroy!

    bring up Chipchura, Grabby and Milroy!

    bring up Chipchura, Grabby and Milroy!

    bring up Chipchura, Grabby and Milroy!

    bring up Chipchura, Grabby and Milroy!

    bring up Chipchura, Grabby and Milroy!

    I can’t say it enough!

  7. #7 R habs 4 real says:
    March 17, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    What’s going on with Kovalev? Every time he had the puck,(not many times) he kept falling down. What a wasted body. I don’t want to see his invisible ass playing another game the rest of the season! Why does he bother suiting up?
    Another moronic mistake by Carbo! Now Carbo, you idiot, don’t you wish you had played Halak last night? WE WOULD HAVE WON THE GAME IF IT WEREN’T FOR CARBO’S BRAIN DEAD REASONING! And if Halak isn’t allowed to play all the remaining games until Huet returns, I won’t watch anymore!
    I heard that Huet could be playing in a week. But considering there is only 3 weeks left, no room for error. We can’t lose more than 1 game!

  8. #8 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    March 17, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Koivu may not have size but in no way was he shut-down… he had many great opportunities. He was compared to Sudin (Mr. Ed horse teeth) and out shot, led in puck possession, and is a better defensive player.

    He leads the Habs in a lot of catigories (heart and hustle) what we need in a caption.

    If we can find another stong forward that can skate (lecaviller) you’ll see a change in the habs Offense.

    We are in need of one more strong D-Man also (seabrook).

    Oh yeah, One consistant goalie with the stamina for more than a game.

    Point is the team is young and maybe players are not at their full potential and we need a few tools to add and develop. (Latendresse, Kostitsyn,Higgins, ect) Its hard to wait but I envision it happening. Last week a misted the 4 game losing streak, I had a hard time evisioning it, but now that the habs are showing life I believe!

  9. #9 Joshtm says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    Too bad we can’t afford to lose Halak, yet we can’t also afford to gamble on Abby, or Huet, but hey, if we are gonna gamble, play Leighton before Huet, bench Huet and Abby…

    Between Koivu’s busy body do nothing, what good is it to be a team leader in many categories if the team is not following you? It is called a team after all.

    Koivu has lost the team a long time ago and he belongs on another NHL team that can use him. Montreal doesn’t have size enough to take advantage of Koivu!

  10. #10 Dalley1 says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Well. I call a spade a spade. I got egg on my face.

    I said that before, cause I am mad, upset, fustrated etc. I am glad that our Habs won. But the last game should have been won as well. Carbo knows deep down inside that Abbyshit is useless in net as a tit on a bull. He thinks that he has to put him Abbyshit in net because he gets the big bucks???

    Halak should get the start for the rest of the year. But you wait and see Coach Wonder will put Abbyshit in net again because he has experience. In what? Leting soft goals go in.

    In those games that Halak lost, a few goals were put in by his own D-men just like the second goal for the Laffs tonite.

    Does anyone agree with me Damnit.

    AND you people stop making fun of Newfies……….

  11. #11 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    What are you guys ROBOTS? When and if Halak has a bad game you’ll be call for his head. When the young guys don’t produce its Carbo or Gainey. Do you work for the LaPresse? Bringing all the Hamilton Guys is not going to bring us the cup… Ther is NO one is of a Crosby caliber and going to make a huge impact at this point.

  12. #12 Dalley1 says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    coutNY_HabsFan: It is no good for the players to show life if the Goalie is dead.

    Joshtm: You said “Koivu’s busy body do nothing”. He won the game tonite brother.

  13. #13 Joshtm says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Guess what Saku never brought us a cup neither! Yes we are robots, garbage in and garbage out, at least we are not taken to the cleaners by some Finnish mighty might who is a one man team! A one-man team! Notice there are four others on the ice…hello, and the other team has Saku’s number…all they have to do is send a goon like Antropov and guess what, little Saku brings out the hook! And the one-man team sits in the P-Box and costs the Habs yet another season without decent playoff chances! Since when has Sakku ever saw a Stanley Cup game? Excuse me, I am waiting….

    I am waiting….

    still waiting…..

    So what is so good about Saku again?

  14. #14 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    THe FL Panthers smoked the Islanders! We are making some headway!

    NOTE: I was PROUD of our boy Murray Wilson CBC ANALYST Hab FAN! He shutdown those Leaf crownies at every argument! Even flying solo against them!

  15. #15 Dalley1 says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:29 pm


    I never once bashed Halak this year! Of all the games that he lost, it was mostly (not all) because of Montreal’s shitty defense. The D-men scored and gave away just as many goals on Halak than the other team did. If Halak had good D-men infront of him he may have lost maybe two games at the most.

    When Montreal does not make the playoffs it is because of Coach Wonder.

    That’s it.

  16. #16 Joshtm says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Actually Dalley, Halak won the game. Saku got a goal, and helped in the shootout, for once Saku actually earned his huge gazillion dollar salary. That leaves him owing a lot, this other rookie who is new to the team and hasn’t played in a lot of games has more goals, but hey, he doesn’t have the equivalent of one whole period or game in the penalty box because of hooking penalties…..

    The point is, if the habs are ever gonna have a decent run at the cup, they need to unload their biggest liability, a small Finnish fellow who has prima donna hooking penalties cause he’s too small to outmuscle so he plays dirty….

    A more solid future with guaranteed wins, not guaranteed loses because the captain is giving hooking lessons to the rookies and not providing the right example…the habs pride themselves for not being a fighting team, that is not dropping the gloves, but they should be ashamed for having the worst hooking penalty stat, or one of the worst, and guess who has the bulk of the hooking penalties? Saku…..yup.

    We need to solve the duo of Dandenault and Bouillon….either get rid of them or limit their ice time…

  17. #17 Joshtm says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Guess what, Ryder is a newf and he is one of the best habs when he wants to score…Ryder has won us quite a few games, just like little Saku when he wants to not get penalties….luck of the Irish! That’s what won us the game, he didn’t score, but hey, he took part and was the Irish part we needed to win! There, its been said.

  18. #18 Habs#1 says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    Dandenault was playing forward in this game and Boullion was playing with Josh Georges.

    And TSN has finally done something that I like, and that’s give a cool nickname to Kotstitsyn: Andrei the Giant.

    It’s good to see him, Halak and Georges making the most out of their oppurtunities to impress the brass for next season. With Sammy heading out his spot will be Andrei’s to lose and it looks like he wants to hang on to it.

  19. #19 Joshtm says:
    March 17, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    But somehow they still managed to play a part in the Habs losing their lead…in fact on almost every goal against except for the shootout where thank God Bouilly or Dandy can’t go near the net to either help pass the puck away, or basically screen the goalie…I still can’t see what Carbo and Gainey see in them?

  20. #20 R habs 4 real says:
    March 18, 2007 at 12:07 am

    I wonder if Kostityn is going to act like Kovalev(you kmow, not showing up for alot of games). He has the same style as Kovalev, and of course he has the russian mentality. we’ll see. but he is talented, and still learning.
    Ryder tonight was a disaster. How does he miss so many open nets?
    Anyways, looks like Halak again on Tuesday and Thursday vs Bruins. we need to take 3 out of those 4 points. Remember, NYR, leafs, and NYI all have 1 game in hand. NYI have 2 in hand. I have a sneaky feeling that NYI won’t make the playoffs because they have a tough schedule.

  21. #21 Habs#1 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Dandenault isn’t being paid that much and is a stopgap until Yemelin, Valentenko, Carle and Fischer(who according to is a real project and is going to take awhile) are ready to go. And he’s a utility guy. He can play forward or defence.

    And who else to you see on the team that brings the hitting ability and nastyness that Boullion brings besides Komisarek? Do you see anyone else dropping the gloves with that coward Tucker and giving him a lesson(TSN said it was a draw, I say bullshit. The only quality puch Tucker got in was when the linesmen had steped in and Boullion had relaxed. What a fucking coward.)?
    And Boullion was +2 which means he wasn’t on the ice for a single T.O. goal, but he was on the ice for both Habs goals? He had a fantastic game. He’s only starting to get back into form after his knee surgery.

  22. #22 Dalley1 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 12:29 am

    Ryder is still one of the best on that team.

    Newfies rule dude…..

  23. #23 Joshtm says:
    March 18, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Not to worry, Gainey is gonna make sure he can’t sign Kosty, cause he’s gonna be busy paying raises to Saku and Kovalev as retirement packages, yes we are in for another year of Koivu, Kovalev, samsonov, ninnima, johnson, dandenault and bouillon, and we’ll lose the rookies cause there’s gonna be no money left over to keep the, say good bye to Kosty, Halak, Lapierre, maybe even Lat…maybe not Lat, but because Gainey doesn’t wanna take chances, he is gonna end up having to give up the future….

  24. #24 Dalley1 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 12:38 am



  25. #25 Snake says:
    March 18, 2007 at 2:42 am

    Boullion played his best game as a Hab tonight. Even Joshtm has to get on his knees for that performance.

    Good ole Joshy boy. Even critical over a good win. ITs nights like this you are supposed to celebrate not squabble. You must be one miserable dude.

    FOr the winners on this board, enjoy this one. ITs hould just get better as this week goes on.

  26. IMO, if I was going to try and salvage whatever I can from ‘deadwood’…I know I have to display my goods. I’m hoping that is the reason for Aebs & Kovalev’s ice time. In other words, if their wish is to get value for them let’s say, draft time, then someone has to envisage what these players can do on their team. It’s a double edged sword but if it’s a given that this year’s over, then you’ve got to go for it. Let this bunch prove itself for another team…maybe it’s a lost cause but if getting the most for them is important than they have to prove it.

    In yesterday’s game, I watched the third period. They basically kept dumping the puck out. A habs player would have control of the puck and they would find a way to give it right back to the Leafs. They didn’t look to set each other up. Y’know other teams make short passes to each other, drop pass, criss cross and screw up the other team’s defense…y’know earn their keep. Here, it’s not like that. It’s garbage (no offense!). the odd rush in to put pressure and then back to the garbage. It’s like as if they don’t know how to put constant pressure on the other team. Normally, this starts with speed and hitting and back checking and using short shifts and constantly getting guys in the other team’s face…Basically getting involved. This new concept that the Canadiens have used now for almost four months, y’know saving money on cleaning the jerseys, y’know basically take off the jersey and fold it and put it back on the shelf because it’s good to go for the next game – heck there’s no sweat and Gillett’s probably considering removing the staff since they’re not needed. Maybe having the players lug around their equipment might send a message to these pathetic loafers.

    It’s like the players have shut out the coaching staff and everyone’s doing they’re own thing. It’s like the left hand doesn’t know what to expect from each other concept.

    Now the defence is at best…weak. We back up way too much and we don’t hold the fort very well. The positional play is at best suspect. We used to have this down pat early in the season. This was the strong point which was to shut down the other team and when it did break down Huet & Aebischer too made the saves. Which left those few breaks they were getting, short hand goals, late goals, shootout winners, last second goals, power play goals, etc..was enough to get them the win. Now, everything is off kilter, it’s using two left feet or no one knows what the other’s going to do. One defenseman gets the puck off a rebound and he shoots it to a Leaf player. Another gets the puck behind the net and shoots it around the boards behind the net and who gets it…a Leaf forward. A Habs player gets the puck in the neutral zone and they reach the blue line and they dump the puck in or the centre line and dump it in. What gives…where’s the attack….they give the puck to other team for another wave or attack against. You’ve got to figure that not only are you not getting shots on net but your odds are against you that eventually the other team’s going to score.

    I think, Raycroft could have gone to the bench for about 10-12 minutes of that third period. And this has been the case for the last four months….

    Where are those boxing gloves…let the coaches put them on and pop these brainless players when they earn it….If not for anything else, give these coaches something to do because they can’t be coaching or it’s ineffective and this way Gillette can at least see some kind of action!!! and getting his money’s worth….Heck I think even the fans might start enjoying seeing Kovalev and Samsonov getting smucked when the come off the ice. Can you see it, the fans yelling give him another one…Yeah what a bum, Muller double crank on Souray for knocking Huet over or Janne ‘good pass to nobobdy’ or Streit being completely useless, or Bouillon deflecting the puck into the net – here’s a left hook…and then we can create new hockey cards with the many creative ways to pop these smucks. It would be the new NHL – Canadiens style.

    Can’t say it enough…we need to look at the core group of players and the rest have got to go…they don’t want to be here. And only the ones with skill or desire to play hockey can stay. Forget potential for the experienced group…if they can’t play or can’t figure out what to do at this stage, they can’t be here. We can get the same from the young guys ‘with potential’. And one things for sure. If the young guys came up and became procductive, we definitely would have these older loafers removed (but can they be in the press box earning millions) – what a dilemma. Such a waste…basically have to win every game…just to make a run for it…m#$!%!

  27. #27 nigelski says:
    March 18, 2007 at 8:30 am

    Joshtm, I know you hate Boullion, and he’s given me some headaches as well. But last night, Boullion, or Chicken Soup Boy, as I like to call him, actually had a pretty good game. He was a +2, had 6 hits, and fought Tucker. Sure he did have a brutal giveaway in the third there, which luckily didn’t cause a goal, but you have to give credit where it is due, and this was the best game he played all season. Still, I didn’t like how he gave up on the fight as soon as his visor came off, but that’s why I call him Chicken Boullion instead of Beef Boullion.

    Though some nights, he makes such stupid plays, he should be Vegetable Boullion…

    Kostitsyn finally looks ready to stay with the big club, and is showing why he was 10th overall a few years ago. Really like his hustle out there, like in the 3rd, when he raced past Lapierre to hit the leaf defender behind the net. Just hope he doesn’t start to float like other Euros as soon as their roster spot is assured.

    That line of Higgins-Plekanec-Kostitsyn was our most dangerous looking in that terrible 3rd period, and for most of the game. I hope Carbo keeps them together for the remainder of this season, so we can see what we’ve got in terms of long term potential. And KEEP STARTING HALAK! Saying Aebischer can’t stop a beachball is an apt, tried and true metaphor for his preformance in a Hab uniform, and we should only let him get back in there if Halak falters again.

    Big week, Hab Legion, with 2 vs Boston, and a Saturday nighter vs the Crapitals. Some good tending from Halak, and a game long effort each outing, and we’ll be in shape to win all 3…wait! What am I saying? Game wide effort? Sorry, must still be drunk from last night–we haven’t put forth game wide efforts most of the year. Still, I hope whatever effort we DO put forth is enough to win all 3 games, as they are all winnable.

    Go Habs! It’s lookin’ up right now!

  28. #28 nigelski says:
    March 18, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Oh yeah, almost forgot…was I the only one surprised to hear Kovalev get an ovation when the starting lines were announced?

  29. #29 Dalley1 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Sam!!! My Man you said “Aebischer too made the saves”. Did you watch any games this year? Abbyshit sucks c_ck……

    The other points I agree on.

    Tucker got a shit kickin, an Ass Whoopin, Face slappin hell of a time last night…….That in it’s selfd made my night. Tucker, he is one of the dirtiest players in the leauge. Da dity Bastard……………

    I just wish it was Souray that Kicked his Dirty Ass.

  30. #30 Dalley1 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 9:47 am

    These laptops. Da keys are too close……………….Can’t type too good..

  31. If you look again…at the beginning of the season it was Aebischer that did win some games (mind you there weren’t that many)…so that is all I was referencing…Huet didn’t have a good start!

    Just the same…if these games are winnable and the effort’s not there…it’ll be just another waste.

  32. #32 Frank Doiron says:
    March 18, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Montreal has won three of their last four. The guys are playing great hockey. Pittsburgh did not outplay them in the 6-3 loss. (I saw the game) It was three soft goals thay Aebischer let in. They seem prepared to take a serious run at making the playoffs. Look at last nights game. Montreal stood head to head with the leafs in the hitting game and in my opinion beat the leafs in that department; even though toronto is the bigger team. Boullion definitely won that fight. I looked at the schedule and Montreal has the easier schedule over the next 5 games. If they get good goaltending they will make the playoffs. It now all rides on their goaltending…. because the team is playing well. I predict they will make the playoffs…… after that who knows.

    #64 Country…. You are right about Murray Wilson. He did us proud. LeBrun was really cheering for the leafs…….. Good on ya Murray

  33. Aebischer and Huet are both back up goalie’s and no more .It always makes me laugh ,that when an average member on the team or an underachiever gets injured or benched you start hearing their accolades from the same fans that were nailing them to a cross the games before.The way this team is set up,now and into next year”I don’t expect any shaker and mover moves from Bob Gainey”, Huet will start the new campaign and as he falters a good crop of young goalies are going to make a nest on the Habs.Like Sam say’s,get rid of most of the old Loafers and start anew with Chipchura and gang from the Bulldogs,and use the money’s saved on a bona fide superstar and next years trade deadline.Remember ,as sweet as last nite’s win was,it was still a match between two pathetic teams trying for the last playoff spot,which is an acceptable scenario for the laff’s but an embarisment for Les Canadiens.

  34. #34 Higgy21 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Joshtm was in the press boz again last night, I mean Samsonov.

  35. #35 Snake says:
    March 18, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    I think we can add Tampa to the list of teams that are catchable after the beating from Washington today. Mtl, Tor, NYR, NYL, Car and TB. 3 out of 6 will make it.

  36. OK, we all have to put up with enough crap from TO (Tucker, CBC HNIC crew, Don Cherry, Sundin, etc.) , but…

    oh me nerves! when anyone comes on this blog, and says they hope that Torona beats Montreal “big time,” I have to take exception on that one. Buddy, what are you at?

    Tell me you were drunk when you said that, Dalley1. I know that you must be frustrated living in the armpit of Canada when you could be kickin’ back on George Street, get screeched in every night and kissing cod, but that doesn’t excuse it!

    Watch the sacriligious comments about the Habs! That’s definitely NOT best kind.

    It’s bad enough that we have to listen to these incessant panic attacks from the more timid elements like Joshtm (aka Sergei Samsanov) and R Habs 4 real (?Alexei Kovalev), but as for me, I am loving this particular playoff race. One point out of the playoffs, boys! Good job last night, Halak, Boullion, Higgins, Georges, Koivu and Kostitsyn. She’s going up.

    Most of us probably knew that Kostitsyn should have got the roster spot at the beginning of the year (instead of Latendresse), it is just nice that he is finally getting the chance to start proving it.

    Give ‘er, boys. It’s our playoff spot for the taking now! You remember our deal, right joshtm?

  37. @R Habs 4 real

    Re. post #57 — We did win the game!

  38. OMG, 7-1 for the Caps! What happened to Tampa Bay? What has happened to Washington? I agree that Tampa Bay looks potentially catcheable. Going into a playoff race, these other teams (TB, NYI, NYR, Toronto, Carolina) don’t even know the meaning of the word “pressure” like the Habs do all season. Some of the 6 teams will falter in the last 9-10 games.

    Go Habs Go.

  39. #39 nigelski says:
    March 18, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    I just hope that Washington comes back down to earth for our game Saturday. They look good right now when there’s nothing on the line, and they were streaky-good earlier on as well. Guess they’re all invigorated to get Koldsieve back.

  40. #40 Dalley1 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Rob. I am sorry. Please forgive me. I was not drunk but fustrated. I am a Habs Fans right down to my bone. I mean bones…LOL….Call me silly, crazy, nutty etc. but it really hurts me when my Habs loose. That is how passionate I am. And Hoping the habs loose is how I get my fustrations out.

    See when I wish for something I don’t get it. So if I wish the Habs to loose I know the opposite will happen.

    Reverse Physcology (I spelt that wrong)

  41. #41 smiler2729 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    Still hung over Dalley? It’s ‘lose’ not ‘loose’, the Habs can’t ‘loose’ a game.

  42. I dono , yeah okay I forgive you to mon amie but no more anti francaphone subliminal jargon OK.Don’t mess with the force ,eh Dalley 1.We need all de fans,all de fans to get to de playoffs,so do me a favor;think of all the positive’s,eh,like Souray one goal away from the goal scoring record,and the rookies are starting to show promise ,and we have de best fans in pro sports,eh,plus, we all know I am by far the bestest coach anywhere anytime,eh,that’s right Bowman ,donne moi une beck ou mon deriere,eh. And then we have YOUPEE,OK maybe he should of died with de Expo’s,eh,and that gay scoccer song has got to go ,but that will wait when I take Gainey’s job heh heh heh ,what do you think hay Bob with some of dose guy’s you give me I can pull les Victories out of my arse,eh.

  43. #43 softouch says:
    March 18, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Guys… I know we re way down in the comments … just want 2 say the single biggest reason Habs r sufferin is Carbo (who I like) …. not Sammy, Kovy, or Abby … and as was stated early in this thread, the Habs just do not have the horse power in some areas to be strong contenders this year … the penalties and the flu took a good team out of the palyoffs … no more, no less …

  44. #44 Darcy Tucker says:
    March 18, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    I dont care what anyone says I beat up Boullion yesterday. Well acutally I got by ass wiped for the second time by a 5’8 player. Im still tough though. Remember I sucker puched Koivu in practice a few years back so dont mess with me. THe way I saw it Kovalev rattled my brains last year so I was not going to mess with him and SOuray would paralyze me for life If I touched him so I looked for the smallest palyer possible. Too bad Oleg Petrov was not in the lineup or I woud have tuned him in good. Im really not that tough I just cheap shot players when possible and act like a fool when I get a penalty. I am actually the best the Leafs have which is incredibly sad. Well have to go me and my brother in law Shayne are going to go harass some strippers on Ste Catharines.

  45. #45 HIggy21 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Bottom line when it comes to Carbo:

    The biggest mistake he made was to tinker with lines and bench players when we were winning a the beginning of the year. THis should have been saved for when we eventually went on a slide, which we did. By the time we were losing and falling out of playoff positioning the players had already become accustomed to the benching and threats of demotion that it did not effect their mentality or boost their efforts. IT was more annoying then it was a booster. Thats my theory. Other then that Carbo has bnot done anything to cost him his job. Especially since he has a young staff with him and the full backing of the GM.

  46. #46 Dalley1 says:
    March 18, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    The Habs took the Habs out of the playoffs. Not The Flu…….

  47. #47 joburg says:
    March 18, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    94 Darcy……. good point where is Corson playing now?? don;’t think I have heard his name all season..he was good one..

  48. #48 Rubberman says:
    March 18, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    It’s a conspiracy! The Pens got Sidney in the lottary draft because it was fixed. Beckman wanted Pens to stay in Pittsburg and what better way? SUPERSTAR.

    So, if the league can plan on something like that, why not pay some players not to sign with the Habs.

    Just kidding…

  49. #49 Rubberman says:
    March 18, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    This yr’s plan:

    Sign the young guys and Markov, let Abbie, Bonk, Johnston and the other dead wood go.

    Trade Sami to a shittier team than the Habs (if there is one @ this time), by paying some of his salary.

    Try to sign Souray, but don’t break the bank. Tell it like it is, “we’ll sign you but you have to put up numbers like this past season.”

    Go after Brière but that’s it. Use the young guys, give them some experience and see what might happen. Frankly, it can’t be any worse than it is now.

    Trade Koivu and Kovelev at the trade deadline (Feb 2008)

  50. Dalley1:

    I don’t really have anything intelligent to say in this post kinda like joshtm’s posts.

    I just wanted to get my bid in for the 100th post of this particular blog. I forgive you for wishing the Habs to lose to the Leafs yesterday.

    I also accept your cock and bull story about it was just reverse psychology. I also would have accepted the excuse that you were “drunk” because yesterday was St. Paddy’s day after all.

    Anyways, just don’t ever wish that the Habs lose to Toronto ever again. I got my eye on you.

    If Montreal doesn’t make the playoffs, we should, at least, be hoping that Torona doesn’t either. Even better would be to hand ninth place to the Laffs and take the eighth position for ourselves.

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