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Hats off to the Habs

  • A win tonight will put the Canadiens into 1st in the Conference and force the Penguins to win tomorrow.

    Depending how the chips fall into place over the last weekend of the regular season,
    it looks as though the Canadiens will play the Senators, Bruins or Flyers in the first round.

    The Maple Leafs may look to spoil the party and go out with a bang like they did against the Senators, injuring 2 key players.

    Regardless of how it all ends, the Canadiens have surprised and impressed, exceeded any and all expectations, and find themselves with a very legitimate shot at winning it all.

    Go Habs Go!

119 Comments
  1. #1 Ice Man says:
    April 6, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Food for thought:

    1986, 1989, 1993.

    All 3 years the Habs had over 100 points.

    All 3 years the Habs went to the Stanley Cup Finnals.

    Habs won the Stanley Cup TWO year of the Three years.

    Will history repeat.

    I think so!!!

  2. #2 Senet 1 says:
    April 6, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Yea can you imagine if that team had stayed together.

  3. #3 Senet 1 says:
    April 6, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Iceman, I think you could be right on with either Kovy or Kiovu leading the way. To me Kovy has been on a mission all year. He could br the one to change this even if Kiovu ends up playing as the captain.

  4. #4 Ice Man says:
    April 6, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    This year IS the year. All we have to do is play like we have all year long.

  5. #5 Senet 1 says:
    April 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Do you guys think that Stewart will start in the playoffs, if so who does he replace in the lineup?

  6. #6 Senet 1 says:
    April 6, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    I was impressed with his speed and willingness to dook it out if he had to.

  7. #7 Senet 1 says:
    April 6, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    We seem to have matured one year sooner than the management had expected. As I said earlier in the year management were building this team for their 100th anniversary.

  8. #8 Senet 1 says:
    April 6, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    The one thing that the former Canadien teams had was a fear of losing. That is what made the so good, the 1993 team also had confidence that they could win in overtime. This team seems to be starting to gain that confidence as well. Some said earlier that he expects Boston to play a goon style of play, if they do our power play should prevail.

  9. Boston will be alot more better. They’re probably looking at videos on how the habs play to get to know their talent. But The Montreal Canadiens will win no matter what. 4-2 I think.

  10. #10 Ice Man says:
    April 7, 2008 at 9:58 am

    With a playoff rivalry vs Boston being renewed starting this week, here’s a summary of the team’s record against the B’s all-time in the playoffs:

    2004 – won 4-3, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    2002 – won 4-2, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    1994 – lost 4-3, Eastern Conf. quarterfinals
    1992 – lost 4-0, Adams Division finals
    1991 – lost 4-3, Adams Division finals
    1990 – lost 4-1, Adams Division finals
    1989 – won 4-1, Adams Division finals
    1988 – lost 4-1, Adams Division finals
    1987 – won 4-0, Adams Division semifinals
    1986 – won 3-0, Adams Division semifinals
    1985 – won 3-2, Adams Division semifinals
    1984 – won 3-0, Adams Division semifinals
    1979 – won 4-3, semifinals
    1978 – won 4-2, Stanley Cup Finals
    1977 – won 4-0, Stanley Cup Finals
    1971 – won 4-3, quarterfinals
    1969 – won 4-2, semifinals
    1968 – won 4-0, quarterfinals
    1958 – won 4-2, Stanley Cup Finals
    1957 – won 4-1, Stanley Cup Finals
    1955 – won 4-1, semifinals
    1954 – won 4-0, semifinals
    1953 – won 4-1, Stanley Cup Finals
    1952 – won 4-3, semifinals
    1947 – won 4-1, semifinals
    1946 – won 4-1, Stanley Cup Finals
    1943 – lost 4-1, semifinals
    1931 – won 3-2, semifinals
    1930 – won 2-0, Stanley Cup Finals
    1929 – lost 3-0, quarterfinals

    Series record: 23-7

    Final Thought

  11. I say 4 day’s of eating Bear and the perhaps some penguin after that.

  12. Oh and watch out for Kovalev,the stage has been made for him and I’m sureit’s going to bring out his very best…..can’t wait….Ole Ole Ole…

  13. #13 Ice Man says:
    April 7, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Bear & Birds are low in fat…………

    At least we will be eating Healthy…LOL….

  14. #14 Donnie says:
    April 7, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Hey guys……everyone just bursting in anticipation of the playoffs like me? Silly question I guess.
    First of all….CONGRADULATIONS BOYS ON A TERRIFIC YEAR AND THE CONFERENCE CROWN…alot of people are proud believers again.
    Second, everyone except for Saku will apparently be back for game 1.
    Third, it amazes me that no one anywhere is talking about the absolute dirt and true cowradice of McCabe’s actions at the end of the game. A brutal slash and a spear with intent to injure in the same play. Nothing said, nothing done. It’s the end of the year so these things don’t matter anymore? Maybe it’s because it was on Steward…or maybe, seeing how the league seems to be pretty snuggly with Toronto, they are letting it go because these pathetic players on a pathetic teams with no signs of anything good coming there way has been through enough. Thats probably closer..but still a fine or suspension is warranted for this classless act from a classless guy from a classless organization.
    One last thing to touch on….going back to 1985(before that there were next to no Europeans in the league, making those years redundant). No European captain has ever won a Cup, we all know that..only one captain has ever won a Cup who wasn’t Canadian, Derian Hatcher was that man…not Modano. And as for the playoff MVP…only twice has this ever not gone to a Canadian..them being Lidstrom and Leetch. So the numbers are staggering..in the last 22 seasons (and beyond) 21 times the captain of the winner has been Canadian and 20 of the 22 times the best player in the playoffs has been a canuck.
    Not dumping on our boys, just sharing the numbers. GO HABS GO !!!

  15. #15 Ice Man says:
    April 7, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Mr. Donnie.

    This year will be the first year a European Captain wins the Stanley Cup. I bet the House on it. His name is Captain K of the Montreal Canadiens.

    Bring on the Big Bad Goon Bruins.

    Bring on “Cry Baby Sid”.

    HELL YEAH! BRING ON ALL OF THEM !!!!!!

    It doesn’t matter who we play. We will whip their CanDy Asses all over Montreal. All over the USA. All the way from Boston to California. Damnit this is our year………

    Don’t forget it………….

    WHAT YA GOING TO DO WHEN THE HABS RUN WILD ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  16. F@CK McCrab and his joke of a team”laff’s”,besides the chances of lightning striking him on the golf course are at pretty good odds,lol

  17. #17 PACTUM SERVA says:
    April 7, 2008 at 11:38 am

    LOL the odds of mcabe getting struck by lightning are better than the leafs ever winning a cup lol. GO HABS GO

  18. #18 Ice Man says:
    April 7, 2008 at 11:47 am

    They have the Cup at home every year………..

  19. #19 Senet 1 says:
    April 7, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Donnie thanks for clearing that up about Hatcher and not Modano. I was pretty sure I remember that the captain was not a canadian that is why when the topic came up Dallas came to mind immediately. Thanks for helping with the facts.

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