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Jan Bulis scores 4 in Habs road win

  • Jan Bulis had the game of his life and set some new records last night in the process of a 5-3 Habs win in Philadelphia. Bulis who was supposed to be scratched ended up playing after Sheldon Souray couldn’t start due to an infection. Bulis hit the ice and scored 4 goals on 4 shots.

    To put that into perspective, the last time a Canadien scored 4 goals was Brian Savage in 1998. Over 8 years have gone by and that might tell you something about the Canadiens offense. To do it on the road in Philly of all places, that hasn’t been done since 1991 and Kevin Stevens did it with the help of Mario Lemieux in a 9-3 Pittsburgh win.

    Perhaps Bob Gainey should threaten to sit each player on a rotating basis for the rest of the year, maybe certain players will wake up. Bulis displayed the kind of game that everyone has been expecting of him this year. After leading the scoring in the Czech league last season Bulis came in confident and with a few more expectations on his shoulders. To date his play has been average but not great like many of the Habs, this night should give him some real confidence and hopefully he can continue on.

    Tomas Plekanec continues to impress. Setting up one of Bulis’ goals and buzzing around the ice all night, his injury doesn’t seem to have slowed him down at all. As long as he’s playing like that his ice time should steadily increase. Sometimes he looks like the only player on the ice who cares about playing hockey.

    Cristobal Huet got the job done. After the second Flyer goal early in the first it looked like it would be one of those nights. Huet seems to start shaky every time he starts fresh and after a few periods or a couple consecutive games seems to find his zone. He kept the Canadiens in the game which is what a goalie is supposed to do. Gainey will be pressured to start him against Ottawa tonight but will also feel the pressure to ‘get Theodore going’. I’m not sure if Ottawa is the place to start a unconfident shaky goaltender.

    Does anyone else think that Glenn Healy is the worst color commentator working in the game today? The amount of incoherent babble and self-serving crap that comes out of his mouth is absurd.

    NOTE TO GLENN: You were a terrible backup goalie and you are even worse at commenting on hockey. You don’t know as much as you think you do and no one cares about anything you say.

    A win in Ottawa tonight would be surprising. It would put them back in 8th spot tied with Atlanta and with games in hand. The Canadiens are 2-0 in the last 2 with Ottawa but haven’t won there on the road. Without Markov they are half as skilled and if Souray is out again then it could be ugly. Then again, no one thought Montreal would beat Philly. Will Ivanans dress tonight? Ivanans vs Chara II? Habs Blog vs Glenn Healy :) ?

    glenn healy sucks

  1. #1 Jordanb says:
    January 26, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    What a performance by Bulis! He had three goals before the end of the second period! I agree that Huet looked really shaky during the first period but definitely settled down after the first 20 minutes. At this point, how can anyone justify that Theodore is still the number 1 goalie? The fact is the Canadiens need every win they can get if they want to make the playoffs. The season is past the mid-way point and how many more chances is Theodore going to need until he ‘finds his A game’. If Theodore wasn’t signed to such a huge contract it would be a no brainer. I say call up Denis, since he played well before, and has the best numbers out of the three, and have a three-way battle for the number 1 spot, (although I know it’ll never happen).

    A few other things: First, Montreal HAS to start getting more shots a game. If they expect to win, this current trend of less than ten shots a period has to stop. And if they want any chance of beating Ottawa tonight, they have to stop taking so many penalties. At this point in the season it should be easy to remember that you can’t take shortcuts, cause the refs will call it.

  2. #2 karol saffri says:
    January 26, 2006 at 1:51 pm


  3. Can you say ‘retard’? You really show a lot of class on behalf of all leaf fans when you do something idiotic like that. Why don’t you stop wasting your time and do something with your life that doesn’t involve going from blog to blog and showing what a lack of respect you have for others.
    I mean wow! I’m really impressed (sarcasm). This guy doesn’t care about the habs. He must be soooo cool (more sarcasm). I wish he’d be my friend (still more sarcasm).
    Get a llife budy!!!

  4. Another exampe of what passes for deep thought from leaf fans.

  5. #5 theo sucks says:
    January 26, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    thats what you get when you marry your cousin

  6. Fellow Hab fans, don’t glorify trolls like these with a response. It’s what they want and thrive they on it. If anything, salute his literacy skills and knack for writing catchy jingles.

    Truth is, I think (and thought) Bulis had the least tarnish on his armour for most of the year. Of the passengers on the team, if one classifies him as such, he’s hustled the most, IMO. I’m real happy with Francis Bouillon’s play this year. He’s reliable and pretty solid for his size. I know, that was obvious to the hab fan,.. just wanted to mention it, though.

    On Glenn Healey –

    I differ from the opinion that he is lame. I think he’s articulate and to-the-point. Matter of fact, I think the whole TSN crew does an outstanding job covering a game night. Matter of fact, I now prefer their coverage over CBC’s, and the kicker for me was the Cuthbert for Hughson swap.

  7. Wayne, earlier their was another post that wasn’t quite so creative. It was just ‘habs suck’ in capital letter for about 20 lines. I think that is was what got most of the response. Habs blog removed it with good reason. I think he might’ve removed the other one as well but then he would have had to remove the retorts to it as well.

  8. Correct!

    Leafs/Habs Saturday….good times.

  9. Hi again folks –

    “I think he might’ve removed the other one as well but then he would have had to remove the retorts to it as well.”

    Absolutely right… Ok, then here’s my feeble appeal to potential bloggers all. I don’t care who you pull for in the NHL, but if you don’t have something constructive to say toward the thread,.. simply don’t say it. I’m sure the person who created this blog, expected feedback good and bad. That doesn’t mean one has to take the time, register to this blog, then regurgitate “Family Guy” vocabulary :-) (and if you are, let’s keep at the level that dog can speak). Listen, I don’t want sound like a fart at the kitchen table here. I’d just for once would like to see some respect for proper discourse on the internet. Ah crap, now my make-up’s running… thanks alot, eh!

    Go Habs Go…

    And,.. a big thumbs up to the owner of this Blog!!!!


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