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Desert Dogs

  • The Canadiens are in Phoenix tonight, game 2 of their 4 game visit out west.

    On paper the next two games should be the easiest chances to win, before finishing up the road trip in Anaheim. The Habs definitely need to secure these points to stay in the hunt for 1st in their Division and Conference.

    Carey Price gets the call again after a less than strong performance in San Jose. Price is the #1 now and will only learn from being thrown right back into the mix. Sending him right back is probably the right move to build his Confidence.

    However, when will Halak get his feet wet? Starting him on the road, against the worst team in the league would be the absolute least pressure situation for his 1st start. Win or lose tonight, Halak should start in Los Angeles.

    The Coyotes are still in the Western playoff hunt and will come out hungry. The stats however favor Montreal – the Coyotes will be trying for their first win against Montreal in nearly a decade. The last time the Coyotes beat the Habs was Dec. 9, 1998.

91 Comments
  1. #1 Ice Man says:
    March 6, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    It is not the first tim that a weaker team has beat the Habs. The D-Men better show up tonight unlike last game where they were a sleep.

    Price will prove why he is the #1 Man in Net. He will win 3-4 in a row now.

    I have noticed a pattern with price. He will have 3 strong games in a row and the fourth he plays bad.

    Win 3 loose one. I could live with that.

    That works out to 62 wins & 20 losses.

    Sounds Damn good to me.

  2. #2 h4life says:
    March 6, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Price is still the same Price.
    He is not a nervous and “sweating” guy in either a relaxing game or a playoff game. Pressure free is the most important factor BG having chosen him as Hab’s #1. But the shadow of the sunshine is that sometimes he is just a little bit inactive, looking like not warming up enough yet, not active yet ready for a game…

    In Price we trust!

    My 2 cents.

  3. #3 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 6, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    GO PRICE GO GO HABS GO

  4. #4 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    CHIZE:chi means ruler or una,Ze means marsh, the point is the depression of the elbow just before the bicep begins.The point is located with the elbow slightly flexed.Located in the origin of the brachioradialis muscle.Striking this point can cause great damage to the entire system. It can cause a knock out when struck with a back fist or using a “dead arm”..(throwing the arm without flexation)…a strong strike can cause brain damage or render the opponent helpless without POWER FROM THE LUNGS!!! The lungs are part of “THE POWER SYSTEM OF THE BODY’
    STAY IN SHAPE AND STAY ON TOP:HEALTH IS THE MAIN CONCERN FOR THIS TEAM RIGHT NOW!

  5. #5 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Did you go for your jog today boyz??

  6. #6 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    I prefer this team to be in the position of the hunter instead of being the hunted..wasting precious energy and taking foolish chances,risking the health and depth of the team for inept circumstances that have no bearing of the post season whatsoever,Gainey is not worried, Carbo is not worried..and i could care less if we lose tonight…i know how they think..unselfishly!
    I do respect your opinions and take them seriously also.I am not here to say you are not right..respect me and ill respect you.

    PEACE

  7. #7 patrick says:
    March 6, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    okay Daniel-san, I’m predicting the habs win big tonight, 5-1, powerplay is overdue, phoenix has a worse home record then us, plus they had to bust it to beat Dallas last night.

  8. #8 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Finally..and thank you for the prediction, I hope you are correct im going to check the tale of the tape and the las Vegas odds..ill be back..
    good call!

  9. #9 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Over/under 5.5
    Caesars line movements MONT -125 PHO -125
    Golden nugget movements MONT -120 PHO +100
    I don’t know..Montreal may lose this one…lol
    Iam putting 20 on the Coyotes,its business..i lost 20 bucks last game..friggin tie! my butt…lol

  10. #10 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Minnesota Wild Minnesota
    37-24-5 SU
    24-26 O/U The Wild kept pretty quiet during the trade deadline, picking up just Chris Simon from the Islanders. Simon will give Minnesota some much needed toughness, that hasn’t been there all season long. However, you have to think that it isn’t enough to keep pace in the Central Division.

  11. #11 Rubberman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    How are they going to do?

    I’m so grateful that the Habs are doing well. However, I’m still waiting for the other shoe to fall. The playoff run could be anyones in the Eastern conference, but again, will the Habs make the playoffs?!? I hate it that I’m still worried and a such a doubter…

    So far, so great. I so want them to win. Win tonight, win against the Ducks. Get into the playoffs and do some damage…

    Go HABS go!!!

  12. #12 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    They are my favorite second team because my kid plays hockey down there.FYI

  13. #13 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    They’ll make the playoffs,,,but who will play spoiler and do the Habs a favor? That is the question my friend..we will need help down the stretch..from someone T.O perhaps?

  14. I don’t know who’s going to win but it will be wild what happens behind the bench with Carbo and Gretzsky .

  15. #15 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    8 to 1… T.O over Boston ..yeah baby i like that!

  16. #16 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Its gonna be a circus for sure i cant wait to see these comical characters go at it..very verbal and outspoken we can say…lol

  17. #17 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Someone mentioned bringing up a big bastard from the minors in time for the playoffs..very very good idea!

  18. #18 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Sorry..its 7 to 1 T.O over Boston..it was 8 beer i drank…

  19. #19 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Now its 8 to 1..hey Stuo..you blogging on Justin T.V..i seen you there!…lol

  20. #20 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Mats buddy..10th 30 goal season…way to go…congrats ‘iron man”…

  21. #21 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Stuo..are you there?…i can get the stream for you…answer me bud..ok?

  22. #22 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Well ifyou read this you got to down load.”justin T.V” software to get the game…do it and you’ll be fine…and for anybody else that cant get the live stream…

  23. #23 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Try to down load all the software Sop cast P2p uses ..like T.V ANTS and Video Lan..it works in conjunction with the Sopcast…

  24. Thanks for the big Bastard idea habman, it has to be done “Shelly incident!”,plus the crashing the net crap,enough is enough!!!You play you must pay….

  25. lol Habman-I got it already

  26. #26 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    But who…who?….im gonna check the minors and find out who may be in store for “the JOB”..lol..they have to have a 230 240 pounder like “iceman” on the team…lol..hes 260..and i guess he can hit like a train!..lol
    where the hell are those guyz anyway…i need to get “razed’ i kind of like the ribbing i get here

  27. #27 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Someone mentioned Mathieu Biron…nice choice..but a big forward wouldn’t hurt either eh..ERIC MANLOW..just for a couple games near the end of the season..for a scrap or two…sounds good!

  28. Biron from the bulldogs to start with

  29. #29 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Right on Stuo 11..i felt bad for ya..no Hab fan should go without…i had to laugh seeing you blog on the “all frenchie site”..it was funny…i dare not go in there!

  30. #30 Ice Man says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    I’ve been known to break a bone or two.

    I love you too Habman.

  31. #31 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Yeah..id like to see Biron in a couple games..i think you may be right..Carbo has to do something(mention),.,there running the net again tonight!(Gaineys job)

  32. #32 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Im not taking anything away from ya..it only takes one shot, Im smart not crazy!..lol

  33. #33 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Sometime the best defense is get the F–k out of there!…lol

  34. #34 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I thought the game was on…why pre-empt it with “junior hockey”…lol

  35. I don’t understand the new rules ,if you barely hook a guy you get the box,but if you crash the net and take out the goalie, noproblamo! It’s bullshit!

  36. #36 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    They must have a really “BIG” parking lot..with all those motor homes there from all the “WINTER GEESE” going south to Arizona for the winter…or do they just “plug in” and stay a week or two…they sell “depends’ on the concourse…and they have “checkers tournaments” in the lobby for the blind while they listen to the game…must smell like urine real bad there…lol…just kidding…my grandma is down there for holidayz…miss her money..i mean badly!..lol

  37. #37 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    And by the sounds of the fans..they must have a “decible” law… cant yell over 30!,,or your outta there!…lol

  38. In Pro football ,see what happens when you go after the Quarterback!

  39. #39 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Did you see the “hearing aid repair man on sight” sign…lol

  40. #40 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Yeah..Iam wondering what we are going to do to T.O for going after “joseph” in Saskatchewan!…lol..he left here today!..don’t really care though…

  41. I should say when you break the rules and go after the Q.B.

  42. #42 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Yes xtra..i know what you mean..we need the “big guy” in Anaheim game..BADLY!

  43. I’d allso like Price to review Ron HEXTAL AND Billy Smith clips ,as to show him how to protect himself.

  44. #44 hablifer says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Lapierre is killing us! 8 minutes in penalties

  45. #45 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Is that “Brunet” on RDS??..I heard he had to quit hockey because his “head” outgrew the helmets they were making for him…lol

  46. #46 Habman says:
    March 6, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Yes i can… I am on “central time”!

  47. #47 Habman says:
    March 7, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Yes Xtra..we need that bastard pretty quick..this wouldn’t be happening right now..dirty slash!…very dirty…we need Plakanec..hes our best player of late..it only takes a couple of injuries and we are screwed!

  48. #48 Habman says:
    March 7, 2008 at 12:05 am

    There should have been a fight at least guyz!..what a crock..and no call..well..this is what Gainey wants..this is what he gets…lets wait for that phone call to the BULLDOGS…he has too do something about the “BEEF FACTOR”

  49. Ya ,NOBODY WENT AFTER THAT A HOLE, GO AFTER GRETS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS!!!W.T.F.

  50. #50 Habman says:
    March 7, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Gretz..don’t miss that AA meeting..looks like Pinocchio had a few drinks with that red nose!…lol

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