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Game 65: Habs/Thrashers

  • Less than 20 games remain.

    Atlanta, where the Canadiens slide first began. A team they absolutely must beat as the race tightens up.

    Big mouth Georges Laraque’s season might be over, and Alex Tanguay’s season will resume tonight.

  1. #1 Joseph says:
    March 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Atlanta is 5-4-1 in their past 10. They’ve been doing their best to play of the role of spoiler and I’m sure they’re licking their chops at the thought of adding to the woes of a struggling, potentially playoff bound team. So the Habs cannot afford to fail to score during their first period attack tonight. Hopefully Tanguay will be able to conribute much sooner than later and provide them a spark.

    Will Halak be back in goal tonight?

  2. #2 groundworking says:
    March 6, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Good game, Habs. Nice win. That’s 8 wins a row now, and we’re looking like the Cup contender that your salaries and experience would have made us out to be at the start of the year. You guys are working hard. You are clearly proud to wear the jersey in the team’s 100th year.

  3. #3 Donnie says:
    March 6, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Bravo !!!! Now these are the misfits that we’ve come to know and love this season.
    Kinda hoping we don’t make the playoffs now…if thats what it takes to bounce Carbonneau from behind that bench.
    Top notch special olympics team we have there though.

  4. #5 Mats Naslund says:
    March 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Its one thing to go to the net, its another to be ready to put the puck in once you get there. These goofs never score easy goals. Unless someone snipes a goal over the shoulder of a goalie, they have no answer. Everything is on the perimeter, and sooooo predictable. Where is the dynamic passing and movement from last season? Carbo needs to sit these guys down in front of a tv and play any game from the second half of the season so they can remember what it looks like to play the game. He’s got them all playing so far out of their comfort zones that even the “tough” guys have stopped doing what they do. We had 5 hits last night. Are you kidding me?

  5. #6 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    This is what gainey should do to carbo.

  6. #7 groundworking says:
    March 7, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    lol, Pactum.

    You guys should just try to do what I’m doing. Discuss after every game like the team just won and is on a winning streak.

    Like: “Good job boys. I’m so proud to be a Habs fans. You guys are great.” Or: “I worry about tonight’s win. Sure, they won 2-0, but how long can they continue to ride the stellar goaltendding of Carey Price?”

  7. #8 Carbo Stinks of Crap says:
    March 7, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    lol yep the boys are showing us that they are unbeatable. Carbo for coach of the year.

  8. #9 Joseph says:
    March 7, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    The next installment of ‘Where are they now?’ should focus on the 2008-09 Montreal Canadiens.

    Mr. Naslund, submit your CV to Gainey. Follow it up after every loss. Keep on him.

  9. #10 4mGhost says:
    March 7, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Price was NOT the problem last night. He has been the problem for sure, but not last night. When Ryan O’Byne shows more heart that any other hab on the ice, there are some big problems. So…Begin with a hat trick tomorrow?

  10. #11 Donnie says:
    March 8, 2009 at 12:40 am

    The cold hard truth of this is that we are an easy 2 points for almost any other team now. I highly doubt we will even make the playoffs. Now who woulda said that at the beginning of the season. We need skill and heart…..gotta start ( and I say for the 100th time) with a genuine first line center. I don’t see a whole lot here we need to protect come the offseason…hopefully we make another grab for Vinny…the list of untouchables, I believe, will be a whole lot shorter then.

  11. #12 Magpies says:
    March 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    The Canadiens in my estimation have a problem with the young guns who don’t seem to be taking this NHL thing as a serious career and job. I will name a certain Mike K, Carey, Josh, Mike D, Chris, to please stand up and take charge of the sutuation. The time is now the game is tonight against Dallas, take no prisoners!!

  12. #13 Magpies says:
    March 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    There is plenty of time for the young guns on the Canadiens to relax and have fun in their little parties and vacations.. but the time has never been during their contractual responsibilities!!! I am calling out to them now to take responsibility and not blame or look over their shoulders to see why others are not performing.. someone needs to step it up now or the Habs don’t make the playoffs this is a simple equation, one that can only be answered by the individuals who get paid big money to play a game and wear the Tricolor!!

  13. #14 Magpies says:
    March 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    That was brilliant!! I actually think that should be done to some of the players not Carbo persay.

  14. #15 Senet1 says:
    March 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Well I have been sticking up for Carbo all season, and I still am not convinced that it is his fault but something has to change to get these guys motivated to play. So I would not fire Carbo I would put him up in the press box for 8 or 10 games so he can actually see what is going happening on the ice. Gainey can come down and coach the team, maybe change some things that he does not like and see if we can salvage this season. We cannot continue to get the lackluster effort from 50% of the team. We finally get a good night out of Price only to have his teammates let him down. How is he going to gain any confidence when his team in front of him played like they did against Atlanta. Now Carbo/Gainey are forced to make a decision do they go with Halak tonight when he has not played in a week and hope he stays hot and also risk bruising Prices confidence that much more or do they go back with Price, if he has a good first period stick with him if he does not then Halak is back in the net until he proves he does not deserve it.

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