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Habs assassinate Sens

  • Point form on the game:

    • Chris Higgins is for real.
    • Kovalev at Center worked – the second line in general worked. At least for now.
    • Abeischer is getting hot.
    • The Canadiens thoroughly outplayed the Sens until the fluky Spezza goal, which caused them to break down completely. Abeischer saved them at that point.
    • Despite defensive lapses, Latendresse is doing his job and hitting everything that moves. Imagine what he’ll be like when he learns to skate. Yes, he’s like a slow moving train, but when he reaches full speed look out.
    • Markov is regaining his normal form – great news.
    • Begin finally scored.
    • Mike Johnson is pleasantly surprising many people.
    • Habs remain Top 5 leaguewide in PP and PK
26 Comments
  1. This is the kind of game… and team effort… that reaps rewards in all kinds of ways, especially confidence and spirit (not to mention valuable points against a division rival). Way to go! Maybe the near-meltdown against the Laffs taught them a lesson…

  2. short and sweet summary of the game but it was closer than the score indicates (2-1 with the golie pulled could’ve gone either way still.) Abby did a good job keeping us in it

  3. Guys I’m the first person that isin’t sure that Latendress shouldn’t still be in the minors…But if you saw the same game I did you have to admit he’s starting to show some presence on the ice. He had 2 good shots, a few pretty passes, and he layed the body “ON� more than a few times last night. Is he a crosby or ovechkin…HELL NO! but he does have talent to developpe and I believe is being cultivated to be more a LeCavalier style player…As for the other aspects of the game..I really liked what I saw in the 2nd period! the last half of the third though…well..Once again made me nervous…Why oh Why can’t these guys play 60 minutes of hockey! But overall Great game!

    Good news Carolina is playing Atlanta tonight (no small feat there)before we meet them tomorrow!

    Bring on the CANES!!! GO HABS GO!

  4. I have one name for you: Higgins!!!!!!!!!! He will be the Habs biggest star for years to come.

  5. Guys,,
    I hate to say “I told you so”, but I told you so that Higgs is the real deal. Working with him and Komiserak, I have seen their tremdendous commitment to getting to the next level. Both have put in hard hours of physical and mental training that is needed to be a champion!!!! You are just seeing the end result. I included the link for you to check out to see some of their off season work. http://www.institute3e.com

    Gary Parks

  6. I too was amazed with Latendresse….and that Kovalev line sure did some fancy footwork. But our defense was totally out to lunch again. I know Ninny did some good shots on net but hey it would help if it was not on the Habs, someone should remind Ninny he is wearing the red white and blue.

  7. another greAt performance from KOIVU (SARCASM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    I cant wait till HIGGINS REPLACES HIM!

    I THINK WE NEED TO BUY OUT THE REST OF KOIVU’S CONTRACT AND TELL HIM TO RETIRE OR STEP ASIDE FOR WHILE BECAUSE SINCE HIS INJURY HE JUST ISN’T THE SAME ON THE ICE (EXCLUDING LOCKER ROOM , THE HEART HE SHOWS , AND WHATEVER EXCUSES ANYONE CAN THINK OF) HE’S SORT OF LIKE A OLD TIMER THESE DAYS HE JUST HAS THE NAME BUT THATS IT. ITS TOO BAD WE LOST HIM

    ABBY WAS AMAZING AGAIN YESTERDAY
    KOVALEV , SAMSONOV AND PEREZHOGIN WERE VERY GOOD
    HIGGINS SHOULD BE THE NEW CENTERMAN 1st LINE(HE PROVES IT EVERY GAME)
    MAYBE KOIVU SHOULD PLAY WITH KOVALEV ON 2nd line with PEREZHOGIN,
    AND PUT SAMSANOV WITH RYDER AND HIGGINS
    KOIVU’S DONE ON THE FIRST LINE SINCE THE INJURY HE JUST CAN’T KEEP UP OR PRODUCE

    PS. DONT START BASHING ME BECAUSE I SAID SOMETHING ABOUT MR.PERFECT (KOIVU)MAYBE SOME PEOPLE DON’T AGREE WITH ME BUT THATS WHY IM ENTITLED TO MY OWN OPINION AND THE STATS AND GAMES ARE THERE TO PROVE IT

    I DON’T MAKE EXCUSES FOR THE KOIVU

  8. #8 Habs#1 says:
    November 1, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    mab, are you nuts? Who do you think set’s up all of Ryder and Higgins’s goals? He has 10 points in 11 games. That’s pretty damn good production if you ask me. He’s dynamite on the PK with Higgins.

    And Sure he isn’t much of a goal scorer. He get’s tons of chances but dosen’t bury them because he’s not a good shooter, he’s a playmaker. He’s been worth the money so far. You want a #1 centre who set’s guys up and that’s what he does.

    Higgins is a better winger than centre cause he’s a good shooter, good shooter’s belong on the wing.

  9. #9 Gumper says:
    November 1, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    Without Koivu, the team would be like a ship without a rudder. They’d be lost. That’s not only a fact, it’s physics ;) In spite of his “percieved” lack of production on the ice, he brings to this team real value which comes only with a dedication and a commitment to a cause and this cause is to bring a stanley cup to MTL.

  10. #10 SaskHab says:
    November 1, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    I see your points Habs #1 and Gumper, but i have to agree with mab on this one. Koivu is done. He looks terrible out there and a playmaker should at least be able to hold on to the puck, stickhandle and make difficult passes and plays. Once Koivu gets that thing, he fumbles and bumbles with it and usually loses it. The way he’s getting his points this year is by getting second assists or simple first ones on plays created entirely by Higgins, Ryder or a D-man. He only scores when it’s virtually impossible to miss and that’s rare. I think he’s had a good career in Montreal and served well as a captain, but his tenure should be over.
    By the way GP, nice work with the two young guns. Komisarek looks way better this year, even confidence-wise, and nothing needs to be said about Higgins.

  11. #11 t8ter says:
    November 1, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    Hey Mab, OK we buy out Koivu’s contract and then we get who to replace him?????? He is better than average(at worst) and a heart and soul kind of guy of old (and we know they are a dime a dozen around the league) and replace him with what? On another note, It hasn’t been for a long time I could say that win or lose this is an exciting team that I love to watch!

    GO HABS!!!! …. And you too Saku!

  12. #12 snake says:
    November 1, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    HEy Habs 1;

    We dont agree on much but we will always have Higgins as our bonding point. Great player!!!! I would not trade him straight up for Gagne. Only positives from last night. ALthough there was a few weak calls against us in the 2nd but we fought through it. Time to get revenge on the Canes.

  13. #13 smiler2729 says:
    November 1, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    Listen, some of you think the NHL is like your little video game but it ain’t so give up the Koivubashing and general malaise over every detail and be happy this team keeps winning more than losing AND IS ENTERTAINING! These players are human and aren’t going to perform like robots in your little xbox games so appreciate what you got and quit trading or demoting every player every time he has a subpar (in your opinion) performance. Some of you make me ashamed to be a Habs fan (if you want to act like spoiled know-it-alls, move to Toronto and join ‘Leaf Nation’)…

  14. Can’t complain about the game too much. But, please, Don’t play that same old gay song everytime the Canadiens score a goal!! It’s embarrasing to the city!
    TRADE the DJ for the one in Boston or something. TRADE TRADE TRADE!!

  15. #15 Hockey*Chick*101 says:
    November 1, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    hey boys, im a 17 year old girl looking to go to a hockey game and have some fun!!! in other words…bring me to a game and we can get laid after:)…ill do anyone from age 15 to 25..and of course it has to be safe..dont want kids yet lol, so if ur interested call me and xxx-xxxx my name is lindsy cant wait to get horny and watch the habs kick some ass! go habs go! go boys go! muah xoxo

  16. LOL

    YES!
    Finally running this site has paid off.

    Oh wait, 17?

    Lol

    Funniest comment in awhile

  17. #17 PACTUM SERVA says:
    November 1, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    Hockey chick have you met “bringing sexy back”?He might be your man lol

  18. #18 Gumper says:
    November 1, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    Good Lord, please delete that post or remove the Tel # before this skank (or pseudo-skank) gets any takers.

    BTW,.. Well phrased post smiler2729.
    I thought the Habs played a pretty solid game all around last night against Ottawa. My hats off to Komisarek. He’s worked on his game and its paying off. He looks far more composed out there than last year.

  19. #19 Habs#1 says:
    November 1, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    Not only is this a Habs blog but it now doubles as an escort service! Wow. Now the operator (Habs Blog) has an excuse to start charging people to use this site. You’re quite the entrepreneur my friend.

    But seriously, Hockey*Chick*101′s entry is like writing on the walls of a public washroom stall, creepy, probably fake, and just plain weird. However the human urge to read cannot be stopped.

    You’re 17! What’s wrong with you? Go home and do your homework!

  20. #20 snake says:
    November 1, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    Wow a chick who gets horny from watching habs games! Too bad she is 17 and probably not even a chick.

  21. #21 PACTUM SERVA says:
    November 1, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    Is it just me or does anybody eles think it might be that (leafs fan or habs suk morons)but i could be wrong because they might be at home playing with their gerbils

  22. #22 habs hearland 1 says:
    November 1, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    this blog should be restricted to decent, serious hockey fans, and not to idiots who have nothing better to do, than waste people’s time with comments unattributed to hockey, and no concept of what is transpiring on this site; also, they are totally uneducated to the game of hockey, and their comments are distasteful and meaningless!

  23. #23 t8ter says:
    November 2, 2006 at 3:14 am

    Calm down guys! Thats the most intelligent thing a leaf fan has said since this blog started. Trading sex to watch the Habs play hockey. Really, what more does a Leaf fan have to offer?

    GO HABS

  24. Hey Gary Parks:

    Maybe you could do some work on Guillaume!

    @ Jay: Developing talent is best done in either the QJMHL or AHL. We could do a lot better than this guy.

  25. #25 snake says:
    November 3, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    Jey I have two tickets to the game on Saturday. Where is that hooker? I have alot of fun planned for afterwards!

  26. #26 Hockey*Chick*101 says:
    November 4, 2006 at 4:32 pm

    hey snake…just call me i left my number at the top love you

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