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Eastern Mess

  • What is going on in the Eastern Conference?

    Philly fell apart. Ottawa is crumbling, and the Bruins are coming out of nowhere.

    How long will Ottawa struggle for before getting back in the groove? They are too good of a team to bomb the rest of the year. Or are they?

    Are the Bruins a good enough team to keep surging to the top of the Northeast?

    Which team in 9th-12th spot now is going to sneak into 8th?

    I don’t recall this many teams being this close at this point. There will be several teams missing the playoffs by 1-4 points. An overtime point, a shoot out win, or one minor error will be the difference for someone.

    The Habs are in the middle somewhere. A 1st place Division or Conference finish isn’t out of the cards. Neither is a 10th place finish.

    No room for error.

78 Comments
  1. #1 Michael says:
    February 29, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I will snap if the habs miss the playoffs.

  2. #2 patrick says:
    February 29, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    this is the night…what a beautiful night…#1 #1 #1

  3. #3 Ice Man says:
    February 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    The habs have had a few chances to move ahead to the #1 spot but have failed to do so. I hope tonight is the night.

    GO HABS GO.

  4. Have faith my Friend’s,go habs go…..

  5. #5 Christopher says:
    February 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Being in first place for a day or two mean nothing. It is how they finish after all 82 games. Give the boys a chance to breathe, and lets not jump to conclusions. One game at a time….I think anyhting above 7/8 or missing the playoffs is a big improvement from years past.

    Im looking forward to seeing our boys light it up into the final stretch :)

  6. It would be nice to see them sitting in the 2nd spot all alone in the conference…if only for a day even.
    When Ottawa busts out, they’re gonna be taking no prisoners….it would be nice to pad the stats a little before that happens.
    If we can keep the secondary scoring going like last game, we’ll be fine.
    Price will hold his own if the team can keep scoring. GO HABS GO !!!

  7. #7 Stanley says:
    February 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    If the Canadiens win tonight they will finish first in there division at the end of the season. I also predict they will win the Stanley Cup if they win tonight.

  8. if they win either the bruins or habs will finish 1st and at least make the semi-finals…what do you guys think? 8)

  9. #9 Stanley says:
    February 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I predict Kostitsyn will have his best game of the season.

  10. http://www.habsblog.com/2006/03/08/penalties-burn-habs/#comment-45505

    anyone agree with my comment #8 to number 6?

    P.S.where did the Kostitsyn comment come from stanley, and which Kostitsyn are you talking about, lol?

  11. #11 Stanley says:
    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    God and either

  12. #12 Stanley says:
    February 29, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    yoyoyo Mr. Pricefor#1job. The Canadiens are going to the top, so your comments are not appropriate for a Habs fan. The Habs can kick Sens any day of the year. Even if the refs forced the Canadiens to skate backwards the whole game. Including your precious Carey Price. All I know is the Canadiens are going all the way and if you don’t see that you are a Retard or Leafs fan, take your pick.

  13. #13 Stanley says:
    February 29, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Sorry, I mixed you up with Donnie.

  14. I can tell if we lose tonite all hell is going to break out on this site,lol….

  15. #16 Softouch says:
    February 29, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Yes … very thought provoking summary of the current situation … we have to believe the Habs could go further anyone (except gainey) could have imagined, with the way that the “power” teams have been going lately … if Habs do NOT have a key player injury in the stretch, I think there may be some very happy Bloggers here in a few weeks …

  16. #17 Senet 1 says:
    February 29, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    One game does not a season make especially in the last 18 games, however, as long as the habs play good defence I think we have a shot at first place. I keep waiting for Ottawa to break out of their slump. The new coach should turn that team around within a couple of weeks, so hopefully we can keep winning.

    For those of you Gainey bashers here is a thought. Consider this we traded Higgins, Ryder, a roster defenceman, and a 1st round draft choice for Hossa. Now consider that Hossa plays tonight and blows his knee and is out for the season. Now lets consider this, he decides in the off season not to sign with the habs. I can imagine how Gainey would survive that one. He made the right move!!!

  17. #18 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Im the master and supreme knowledge of all hab predictions and i called the superbowl victory also..i said Huet would be traded ..but i thought it was for somthing..he got traded..i said watch the Kostitsyn boyz….now they are all the rave..i said LaPierre will be the next phenom scince lafluer..and he will be..i said price would be back for the playoffs and hes back…i said Gorges will be a good heads up player and he is…..i said Gainey is a good judge of character and his multiple Stanley’s have proven that..if you can take 5 rookies and cultivate a good team..your SMART…and you guyz whine about Carboneau…..iam the

  18. #19 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    man that know more than all you boggies combined!!!!!!

  19. habman,so how bout the 649 numbers for the next draw,habs bro?

  20. #21 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    The urgency is not first place boyz…(DUH)..its HEALTH…HABS must stay out of the physicians room and wash ll equipment and dresing room disinfections…there have been U.S teams that have actually put viral “seeds” in oposition dressing rooms to create and “health advantage ” before ….Untied States have no moral capacity…also we need other teams to knck each other off and some luck…we may see quarter final action……KNOWLEDGE RULES!!!!

  21. #22 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    LOl…well i went to the bar last night and kncked a guy into next week…hes getting back to me…ill let you know soon,,,lol..you guyz are alright and can take the juice…dont be shy to let me have some greif guyz..i deserve some..im hung over !

  22. #23 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    The P2P website is up and running and the games on there..if you need directions ask!

  23. #24 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Is Kovalev on some kind of juice?…holy crap hes flying..!!!

  24. #25 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Koivu will get the goal back…poor bugger feels bad about it

  25. #26 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Think it may be possible to over work this kid in net guyz??
    It would be a Travesty if Price got hurt…we would be doomed and i would really have to say……Bad Move Gainey?

  26. #27 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    LOL..i have to laugh..Komisarek pushing the puck full tilt(no stick handling)..like a little pee wee..bantam player!

  27. Hey now habman, that Halak is the next Hasek ,everythang is groovy man…

  28. #29 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Ok…im gonna check on Halaks stats..i seen him play last year..True up hab brother!..im checking after second period..Height, weight ect

  29. #30 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    ..See i dont know everything..i just think so..i need these heads up once in a while..and i respect all opinions here..just for your info…

  30. #31 habman says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Another F@#$#@g penalty!…for lifting the stick and pick pocketing..what a joke!…this is a “NEWYORK ” farce to say the least!

    NY Rangers
    NY Islanders
    BUffalo
    NJ devils
    How many teams does NY need???

  31. how come you changed your name again habman?

  32. oh and this is habfreak here so never mind because i changed my username too.

  33. #34 patrick says:
    February 29, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    habs could have 3×30 goal scorers this year

  34. get a account on the user chat man

  35. yes they can:higgins plekanec and kovalev

  36. Refs name is Magoo eh,lol

  37. Well…i was unruly and very rude to some of my Hab bros…so i am trying to keep an open mind and actually listen and take some advice from you guyz here..i left for a while to reconsider my actions and learn from you guyz….so peace be to all Hab fans!

    And we score!…yes..4 to 1

  38. Hey pactum ,nise right by Lats eh,oh yeah!

  39. Price for #1 job…HIT t the nail right on the head..like the big native guy did to me last nite….lol…

    Im from Regina..its a raunchy town…first murder of the year yesterday..thats the only way we make the news here….lol

  40. Regina PATS First place…Habs get a lot of prospects from out west..we play mean hockey here!

  41. you have changed habman…i like the new you

  42. #44 patrick says:
    February 29, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    first murder in Winnipeg for 2008…January 2nd, we’ve added a few since then. anywho, I’m gonna stare at the standings all night to fully enjoy 1st place!

  43. Thank you and once more(last time)…my apologies for being unruly and unjust to all my Hab friends here i have affected…so the new and “open Minded” me is here ..just because it is internet does not give anyone the right to be condescending and judgmental…and it helps i got laid last nite…lol..anyway..its all good guyz

    Peace

  44. FYI…80% of my predictions were “fluke”….together we share the KNOWLEDGE

  45. Cool man…hey Patrick…no hard feeling about the “Grey Cup”…lol.
    All our coaches and players took off,,,bastards..lol…Austin<Holmes< Joseph…whats in a contract anyway?

    How would they like it if someone was building their house and the crew left because someone offered them more money across the street..and left their house “half finished”..i have no respect for that

  46. Huet just took care of Jersey for us,way to go ,yes.

  47. Im going to “copy and paste” the standing page and put it in a folder…photo copy it and show it to all my friends tomorrow…do it to the Bruins fans….”GAME ON”…lol

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