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December Hockey

  • It’s December. It’s freezing out. There’s a giant storm on the way, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are in Montreal on a Saturday night.

    That could be the textbook definition of Hockey Night in Canada.

    What’s probable is the city of Toronto will go into a panic and maybe call in the Army again to deal with their snow dusting.

    What’s still unkwown is whether the Army will be needed to come rescue the Toronto hockey team from the Montreal strip bars they’ll be living at when they can’t fly home after tonight.

21 Comments
  1. #1 habby87 says:
    December 15, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    first

  2. #2 PACTUM SERVA says:
    December 15, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    LOL HAHAHAHAHAHA Great post HB GO HABS GO and on the brighter side of things latalentless is out due to injury WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO

  3. #3 habs mojo says:
    December 15, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    latalentless hahah Love it..

    Junior B player at best.. He suckssssss

  4. #4 habs mojo says:
    December 15, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    What a game.. Looking for the hatie from Koivu…

    Go Habs Go!

  5. NOw that’s how you pill and burn the LEAFS !LOL…

  6. #7 habs2010 says:
    December 15, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Higgins was a monster tonight, all over the ice. The only regret is that Price didn’t get the shutout. He should have stopped that shot, softy, but happy the habs finally won at home. Maybe they’ll get some confidence back and get on a roll. hate those leafs. We totally outplayed and outhit them. Just heard, McCabe out 6-8 weeks. Yes!

  7. #8 groundworking says:
    December 16, 2007 at 12:14 am

    Great game. Too bad Ryder couldn’t net one or two, but it was nice to see Koivu get rewarded for his work. Don Cherry was right about Koivu, though: that was NOT an excited reaction after his goal. He gets the first goal to put the team up 1-0 and he seemed to react as if “there, are you effing happy now!?” That’s not good. Perhaps all the pettiness of many people is starting to get to him?

    Price looked very sharp again. I’m not sure what the team is going to do. It’s clear that this guy is the future and possibly the present of the team’s goaltending, and that he’s no Theodore. Theodore used to make a bunch of spectacular saves that he had no business making, but Price always ensures that he puts himself in exactly the right position to make almost everything “routine”. That’s the difference between a great goalie (Roy) and a streaky goalie (Theodore), with the exception of Hasek in the old days. But Huet is also a first-rate NHL goalie. Trading Huet at the right time could probably fetch a very good prospect, particularly a Huet/Ryder package would might also open up cap room. But these are good decisions to have to face.

    All in all it looks good. The young guys, including Lapierre and the Kostitsyns, are looking really good. Ryder needs a change.

  8. #9 habs mojo says:
    December 16, 2007 at 1:42 am

    ya I feel for Koivu.. Always under attack in the press.. Totally sucks his confidence. I’d be fed up too..

    Can you believe Chris Simon.. this guy should be banned for life. what a nutcase

  9. Go Habs. guys-I think they’re back. ever since the last 3 minutes from the tampa game montreal has been playing really good.Lets see if they can put up some points before christmas.

  10. i don,t think the habs should trade huet cuz they need a vet in nets in the playoffs.Price is good but he is young and needs time to develop.If they trade huet,they will have halak and price in nets,2 inexperienced goalies.

  11. #12 patrick says:
    December 16, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t know, remember Cam Ward (or Patrick Roy).

  12. #13 BarrieHabFan says:
    December 16, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    I agree that they could get a good return for Huet. They would still, however, need a good veteran and could get one relatively cheaply. Price now requires the ice time and Huet cannot be relegated to being a backup.

  13. #14 callingallbuldogs says:
    December 16, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    We talk about trading or not trading Huet. Why not trade him (in a package)for a top forward and pick up a vet goalie that is not playing right now for next to nothing (cojo) We could get some one like that to give some experience for Price. I know that a lot of people think that cojo is done but he(or some one like that)could really help and we free up a lot of salary. I like Huet and he did a lot for this team but it is time for price and Halk to take over before we lose one of them (HALK) to Europe. We need them both for the future and if we can keep them we will end up with one of the best 1 ,2 goalie tandem in the NHL for years to come.

  14. #15 4mGhost says:
    December 16, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Name any back up goalie that has played in New Jersey over the past ten years. Most people cant, because when you have a true number one goaltender, a back up is just that- a back up. Ultimately, it is a good position to be in; Huet, Price, and Halak are all quality…but someone is going to have to go. If Price is the future and Halak is fine as long as he’s with the big club, then I guess the choice should be pretty simple. But who’s available?

  15. #16 habs2010 says:
    December 16, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Habs have been talking with Edmonton.for 3 games in a row, there’s oiler scouts at habs games. I see a trade between habs and oilers on the horizon.They’re talking Ryder for Torres. How about Ryder, Huet, a pick, and one of our prospects for Torres,and Hemsky. There are alot of goalies available, ie. Cujo, Raycroft,etc. If we dump Huet, we also dump about 3mil, which we could use at the trade deadline to make a push for the playoffs(provided we’re still in the hunt).

  16. Did anyone catch Souray’s slapshot crack the unbreakable plexi-glass last nite,WOW,lol….

  17. The Oilers would never trade Hemsky you can believe that. To get him you’d have to give Higgins the other way and that ain’t happening. They already have two goalies on one way contracts in Roloson and Garon so the trade doesn’t make sense from a logical or cap point of view especially since the Oil only have about 1 mil in cap room

  18. If Hemsky does a Ryder he’ll be on a plane out of there!

  19. #20 Habs#1 says:
    December 17, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    You do have a point there Xtrahabsfan. If Hemmer goes into a slump I see Lowe trading him cause since I get all Oil all the time were I live I can tell you that Lowe is alot like Rejean Houle, not that good of a GM who is way to loyal to his coach. But with the way he’s playing right now, it’s not happening any time soon. And since he’s locked up long term, you’d need to send an equal contract the other way.

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