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Bring on Boston

  • The Canadiens welcome a team tonight they’ve beat 5 straight times this year. A team they’ve pretty much owned overall for the past few seasons.

    Good news, right?

    Well they happen to play on home ice tonight, where the Canadiens can’t seem to put together any kind of winning streak. The Habs have the fewest home wins in the entire NHL.

    Despite beating the Bruins every game this year, they are only 3 points ahead of Boston. The Divisional ‘4 point game’ cliche applies very much to tonight’s game.

  1. #1 Ice Man says:
    January 22, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Dats right bring on da Big Bad Bruins. I’m in da mood fer bear. Fried up wit a bit of onions, some spices……..

    I hope dat “Bigfoot” Chara gets his ass kicked tonight. He looks like an adult playing wit a bunch of peewees on the ice.

    All the fans in Montreal should shout “Bigfoot” everytime he steps out onto the ice.

  2. I wouldn’t mind seeing Chara meet his match but I’m not sure any of the Habs could pull it off. Komisarak maybe, but Chara is a monster!

    I’ve got high hopes for tonight’s game – let’s go Habs!

  3. #3 Don Carnage says:
    January 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Yeah we need to get guy’s injured fighting your 100% right !

  4. #4 habsofthefuture says:
    January 22, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Well i think Coach Carbenau scratching Mathew Dandenault is the most stupid thing he has done to date Mathew put the Bruins to sleep last time.Now Mathew is not thinking about trade but hes pissed.

  5. #5 Don Carnage says:
    January 22, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I think you like everyone else should let the coach do his job and stop second guessing his everymove, its unreal how many arm chair coaches there are around here …

  6. #6 Don Carnage says:
    January 22, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    The game had just started you jumped on here and started bashing the coach … hey idiot we are up 2 – 0 and its ten minutes in … guess the coach should be fired for his dumbest move ever right?

    get a life ..

  7. #7 habsofthefuture says:
    January 22, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    hey bud i gurantee we are all intitled to oponions.So make like a tree and F@#K OFF!!

  8. #8 East Coast West Coast Habs Fan says:
    January 22, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Good times! Wish I could see it, but alls I got is fuzzy CBC. Glad that Ryder got one and the Kostitsyn brothers are awesome.

    As I write this I see that Lapierre scored with 2 seconds left! Sweet.

  9. #9 East Coast West Coast Habs Fan says:
    January 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    That is the last we will we see of Mr. Auld this evening.

  10. #10 patrick says:
    January 22, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Okay my #1 pet peeve, and this is not directed at you specifically habsofthefuture, but I’m sick of people who have their opinion criticized getting all shrill about ‘their right to express their own opinion’. No kidding! We all know that we can all express our own opinion, we live in a free country, but if your going to post here don’t get all pissy about people calling your idea stupid, because guess what? that’s THEIR OPINION! So go ahead and trash what I say, I trash what people say all the time, that’s what makes this a fan’s forum, and by the way let’s lighten up tonight, we’re whipping the BROOONS

  11. #11 Don Carnage says:
    January 22, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Yes we can all cry and complain all the time before the game even starts and trash the coach … yes your a true fan .. One of the biggest problems for this team is the constant crying and trashing by the media and so called fans, wow 6-1 yes fire the coach !! run him out of town !!!

  12. #12 Bruinsfan says:
    January 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Holy s#!t we are getting spanked by y’all!!! Spanked! If I didn’t need to watch for a ex-pat Habs fan who is living across the pond; I would be curled up in the fetal position whimpering. Oh wait I am doing that right now…

  13. #13 East Coast West Coast Habs Fan says:
    January 22, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Wow, this is a $#%t Kicking! Love it. WIsh I was seeing it!

  14. #14 East Coast West Coast Habs Fan says:
    January 22, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    … its nice that the scoring has been spread around as well

  15. hey Don Carnage: Is english your mother tongue?

  16. #16 Don Carnage says:
    January 22, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    When you answer my question I will answer yours .

  17. #17 Don Carnage says:
    January 22, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    65 Don Carnage
    Posted on January 22nd, 2008 at 7:20 pm. About ‘Crosby-less Pens’.

    “63 HJ
    Posted on January 22nd, 2008 at 6:52 pm. About ‘Crosby-less Pens’.

    you guys are so naive. you would believe anything. hey I have some great swamp land for sale. any takers?”

    Care to show us where we said we believed anything? English not mother tongue?

  18. #18 BarrieHabFan says:
    January 23, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Great game. It was nice to see So many players playing well, especially Ryder (it might get his market value up), Kovalev, A. Kostitsyn, Begin, Lapiere and Komisarek. I just hope this doesn’t get people thinking Ryder should stick around, it’s too late for a soon to be UFA. So, overall I was surprised how well they came out to start the game and that they played 60 minutes of hockey. The only negative for me was that even when the team played so great and everyone was flying, Koivu still seemed lost and disinterested.

  19. The trouble is in a game with this result especially goals going in from everywhere and anywhere, you get this overjoyed rose coloured perspective…All of a sudden we are cup contenders…Whoa!!! this is the same team that didn’t put any effort vs the Rangers, Thrashers & Penguins, so while the win feels good, ensure the same effort will come out against stronger teams. Take the points just the same and move on to the next. Go Habs Go!

  20. Listen Habs BRO’s, you want to see Koivu play with fire ,eh, well give he and Higgins a spark plug kind of player that’s consistent and watch what happens, just imagine The Habs with a real first line that produces like a first line should and the Kovi 2nd line the way it is and if Huet can just stay like the way he’s been the last couple of games,well…LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

  21. #21 Don Carnage says:
    January 23, 2008 at 1:04 am

    There is no trouble at all from a game like this .

    Michael Ryder also scored for Montreal in the first as each of the Canadiens’ four lines contributed a goal against Alex Auld, who only stopped three of seven shots.

    “I thought all four lines clicked well and played well and we worked hard and got some bounces,” Kostopoulos said. “It was nice to get everyone involved.”

    Yep all 4 lines light the lamp in the first… fire that bum Carbo right now! And trade everybody or put them all on waivers !! Give them away for free !!


  22. Awesome game, I love seeing everyone come together like that!

  23. #23 habsfan says:
    January 23, 2008 at 8:55 am


  24. #24 habsfan says:
    January 23, 2008 at 8:55 am


  25. No way Selane will come to Montreal although it would be nice. But I think that Koivu will end up where Selane will go. As for Ryder, hopefully it brings up it’s Value, but he can’t stay in Montreal. I rather seing a Chipchura develloping in Montreal than a player showing up to the game once out of 6 games. One more power forward should do the trick, we have so many youngsters why not give Ryder and a first and second round pick for a star, I think Montreal can afford not having a first round pick for this year. Anyhow, in the end Go Habs Go…

  26. #26 b.c hab says:
    January 23, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Ah I love the smell of a burning bruin in the morning it smells of VICTORY.

  27. It’s nice to see that the leafs have an 80 year old as a I hope he starts having brain tumours during his next trade.LEAFS SUCK(5 more years not making it!)

  28. #28 Ice Man says:
    January 23, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Stu Dude. That’s a bit harsh there. Don’t wish that on anyone Dude.

  29. #29 jack hab says:
    January 23, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I have only been able to watch bits and pieces of the last 5 – 6 games, (God I hate it
    when life gets in the way of hockey! – lol) but I seem to see Carbo as more relaxed
    behind the bench. Could it be that he is coming into his own as a coach, or am I
    just not seeing enough of the games? Unfortunately, I did happen to catch most
    of Huet’s gaffes. I still think he’s solid between the pipes – I just hope he stays there
    more often – lol.

  30. #30 Don Carnage says:
    January 23, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Stay the course steady as she goes … keep eyes open for rogue trade if possible, no need to panic here, Carbo is gaining experience just like the young guns we have on the ice, We were not even supposed to be in the top ten but for now we are holding our own, its always close in the east and its not over yet. Making trades in todays NHL is no easy feat… but I get the feeling someing is on way …

  31. #31 Donnie says:
    January 23, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Atta boy Guy…..Ryder back with Koivu and Higgins. Now don’t go panicking if they don’t score next game against the Devs and end up benching Ryder again, or sticking him on the 4th line with limited ice time.
    Leave this line alone and let em get their groove back from last year, and they will contribute and help out Kovy/Plek/Kost line with some goals of their own. Good to see Ryder getting some PP time again too….seeing how 18 or 20 of his goals last year came with the man advantage. Our boys are playing well, keep on rolling…..Ottawa and first place in the conference are only 6 pts away with a home-n-home coming up next month, and Ottawa’s big 3 have ailments. I think they can beat the Sens now with the way we’re playing. Can ya feel it fellow Hab patrions? Woohoo….GO HABS GO !!!

  32. If the Lines would have to change again I would try this. Koivu/and the 2 Kostisyn’s. Plakanex/Kovalev/Higgins. Latendresse/Lapierre/Ryder. And whom ever is in the line up on the 4th line. That would be the best that I can see. The 2 brothers are amazing together. And Higgings would produce again with Kovalev and Thomas.

  33. #33 habsfan says:
    January 23, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I agree(but what about sellanne for 1-year 2.5 mill?)

  34. The money probably ain’t an issues, but I seriously doubt that he would come to Montreal.

  35. #35 habsfan says:
    January 23, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    But Sakic brought Smyth to colorado didn’t he? Why can’t Koivu do that? They are close buddies.

  36. #36 habsfan says:
    January 23, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    2 habsofthefuture
    Posted on January 19th, 2008 at 7:18 pm. About ‘Crosby-less Pens’.

    “DID U KNOW”

    That The hammer(5.5mill) is the second highest paid guy on our team Next to Markov(5.75),did u know Brian(2mill) slowlinski makes more than Thomas Plekanec(1.4Mill) because i didnt.LOL Did u know that kyle Chipchura makes twice as much as Maxim lapiere, a hundred thousand more than Carey Price and three hundred thousand more than Andrei Kostityn.I had no idea that these guys were getting paid this much to play average hockey.Exempt Markov and Plekanec they set the level of hockey MONTREAL should be playing all the time.


    PS:Daryl Sutter GM of the flames is at tonights game.

  37. Cuz It’s Montreal don’t forget. Unfortunatly, the 2 mil here ain’t the same as the 2 mil in Colorado.

    But I’ve got to say that it would be very nice.

  38. #38 BarrieHabFan says:
    January 23, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Donnie, Carbo was more than patient enough with Ryder. He was on one of the top two units most of the time that he was playing like crap. I hope Ryder plays great now too, but he won’t re-sign in Montreal, so his time in Montreal should end before the trade deadline.

  39. #39 habsfan says:
    January 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    That is true but then just the 4mill we offered Souray:( Man I miss Shelly:(

  40. Why do you miss Shelly, he’s doing nothing in Edmonton but being injure and cashing out is pay checks.

  41. #41 Habs#1 says:
    January 23, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Ben’s got a point. Even the Edmonton media who consistently kiss KLowe’s ass and think everything he does is gold are admitting that Souray’s been a bust and a joke this season.

  42. #42 habsfan says:
    January 24, 2008 at 8:21 am

    If he was with us he would be awesome

  43. WE’ll I much rather Hamerlik over Souray, specially that now we can count on the rest of the team to score in powerplay. Just imagine all the Turn Overs in our zone if you had Sheldon and Brisbois together. Holly s… lol we’d be in big trouble.

  44. #44 Donnie says:
    January 24, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    I agree Barrie. I can’t see Ryder signing here again next year. The only reason, my guess is, that he’s back on that line is to showcase him to other teams to try and get something for him before the deadline. It’s a shame too….I like Ryder.
    The point I was making was the amount of time he’s getting as compared to Koivu. Koivu’s not playing like crap ? This is the most uneffective I have ever seen him play. He’s invisible every game, not producing any points, and is a nonfactor almost every game….yet, he still gets all this time. As a matter of fact, Koivu is still playing like crap while getting all the advantages of playing with top players, and getting PP and PK time….Ryder has been doing it for half the season so far on a bottom line, playing with no one, or sitting in the pressbox with no where close to the special teams time the captain is getting.
    Ryder is playing like crap, but everfyone seems to forget how much of a let down Koivu’s been also. I want Ryder to get traded and hope our Habs get someone to really help this squad while letting Ryder blossom somewhere else…this guys career is far from over…with the right centerman he’s got more than 30 a year in his stick.
    I also like Koivu, but its time to be realistic and call a spade a spade. He’s really not helping the effort on the ice, moreso this year than other years. How about sticking him on the fourth line with Smolinski and see if he’s got enough skills to help out defensively, cuz offensively he’s not up to the challenge no matter what amount of ice-time he’s getting or who he’s playing with.
    On another note…we got Jersey tonight. Gotta solve the Brodeur puzzle tonight. Those are big points up for grabs, and they’re only getting bigger as the season goes on. Lets go boys, pull together, make out its Boston we’re playing here, and bury the Devs. GO HABS GO !!!

  45. #45 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Let Komisarek run Marty over..then send Higgins in too..Jersey is gonna run Huet for sure…another fine prediction from the “HABMAN”..were gonna get creamed anyway…4 to 2 for Jersey!

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