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Kovalev’s Team

  • Excuse the commercial for Warrior, but this is a pretty impressive video.

    Makes you wonder why Kovalev doesn’t score 50+ a year? Then you realize Hockey is a team sport and individual skill can only take you so far. Impressive nonetheless.

    Kovalev and his 21 goals and 44 points lead the Canadiens in both categories. Not to mention the +10 he’s posted. Leading by example you might say.

    Goal scoring is what they’ll need against Martin Brodeur and the Devils tonight. In particular, the first goal.

    The Canadiens have not won in NJ in nearly 6 years and only twice in over 14 years! Almost unbelievable.

    Coming off an impressive 8 goal outburst, the Canadiens can’t be any more confident to break the curse than they are right now.

72 Comments
  1. #1 Ice Man says:
    January 24, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    If we are to beat Jersey tonight we have to crash the net. Get in Brodeur’s face. He can’t stop what he can’t see. Shoot the puck on the PP. Not waiting for that fancy play, just shoot and screen Brodeur. We will not score goals from outside the circle on Broduer like we did against Boston unless we get in front of him…..

  2. Kovalev is easily going to score 40 this year, he`s on fire you can see the determination in his eyes, and he`s only getting hotter as the season goes on !!!

  3. We’ll I sure hope that he keeps it up that way. What would you all think about these lines

    Kovalev/Plakanec/Higgins and Koivi/A. Kostitsyn/S. Kostitsyn ?

    I think we would potentially have the 2 best lines, I’m pretty sure that Kovalev wouldn’t mind having Higgins on his line

  4. since 1993, our record playing in NJ: 1-21-4. could it be any worse?
    Unless we score the 1st goal, and get a shutout, or record in NJ will
    be 1-22-4, and counting. So as good as our dominance is over the bruins, that’s how bad it is over the devils! we can only hope that Brodeur has a rare bad game.

  5. #5 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Its time to get to the basics again…all this fancy footwork is going nowhere..if we rush Marty..only choice, whos gonna step up and fight tonight?..yeah only one guy with balls..i dont have to mention it..play the young “k” bothers hard..give the young guns more ice time tonight..we are done anyway..like in Boston..we should have pulled Huet halfway throught the third..Julien played his kids and they had a chance to get some time in..i think tonights our time..Huet a rest..and the “newbies” some ice time…4 to 2 jersey

  6. It seems no matter which web site I’m looking at I see everyone crapping on Carbo for changing the lines all the time……then I see people who want to take arguably the best line in the east right now and break it up….jesus….give your head a shake. If Carbo ever breaks up that line I will personally drive to Mtl, and bitch slap him on National television.

    break up Kovy’s line….gee willakers…..why don’t we put Dandenault in net and let Halak and Huet practice their golf swings in the main foyer, with the Lyrics to “am I blue” printed on their bellies….

    man oh man……lets get Koivu to shoot right handed tonight huh?….wouldn’t that be fun?

  7. #7 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I know thers nothing wrong with the Koivu line..maybe these guys think Canadiens players dont have other things on their mind like family and other personal issues…we dont have a clue whats going on inside the dressing room or on the street, Montreal fans shit on their players more than any people I know..im from Regina…they bitch about the Riders and when they win..the wagon tips over because its loaded with “jumpers”…I hope they dont make Saku another “Gretsky” and dump him like used beerbottle and cash him in…Gainey is way more classy than that…after all..he knows what loss is all about and the “HABS FAMILY” wont disrespect the classiest player in the NHL by tradeing him..EVER!
    Halak..get in net…”K” brothers..go out and have fun…Kovalev and Koivu…maybe 15 shifts tonight…4 to 2 Jersey..”Bob”..start looking for a 6ft 4 255 pound crunching machine for the playoffs..we are going to need it ..were going to “Philly’ this April!

  8. #8 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    My P2Peu..”free live sports on your PC” for those who dont have the NHL pay per view on dish….down load Sopcast..then enjoy!..get “Videolan”(download it) also and HTTP..127.0.0.1:8902 in the network stream..youll get ALL the habs you need…theres my tip of the day..see..im a nice guy too..tell all your buddies too..

  9. This is a big game and it would be a great time to break this slump against Jersey and gain another couple of points on Ottawa depending how they fare against Tampa tonight.

    Let’s go Habs!

  10. #10 habsfan says:
    January 24, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    The Sports Network

    1/24/2008 12:43:52 PM

    (Sports Network) – A pair of teams coming off decisive victories over division rivals will try to keep the offense going tonight, when the New Jersey Devils welcome the Montreal Canadiens for a battle at the Prudential Center.

    The Canadiens pounded the visiting Boston Bruins, 8-2, on Tuesday, while the Devils slammed the Flyers, 7-3, in Philadelphia the same night. Both Montreal and Jersey set season-highs for goals scored.

    This evening’s test is the final game for both clubs before the All-Star break.

    Montreal continued its dominance of the Bruins with Tuesday’s win, as the Habs improved to 6-0-0 against Boston this season. The Canadiens, who have outscored the Bruins by a 32-10 count this year, have also won nine straight and 16 of the last 19 encounters in the series.

    Cristobal Huet made 29 saves, and Andrei Kostitsyn scored twice and added an assist as the Canadiens mauled the Bruins.

    Tom Kostopoulos, Bryan Smolinski and Michael Komisarek had a goal and an assist each as Montreal won for the third time in four games.

    Michael Ryder, Maxim Lapierre and Alex Kovalev also lit the lamp, while Mark Streit registered three assists and Steve Begin and Sergei Kostitsyn had two apiece.

    Montreal has an impressive 16-7-3 record as the visiting club this year and has won five of its last seven road tilts.

    The Devils, meanwhile, beat the rival Flyers on Tuesday and grabbed a hold of first place in the Atlantic Division as a result of the win. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias each scored a pair of goals to lead New Jersey to the easy win at the Wachovia Center. It was the second straight win and fifth in seven games overall for the Devils.

    Johnny Oduya had a goal and three assists, as the Devils won their fifth straight over the Flyers, and took over the lead in the Atlantic Division. New Jersey is atop the Atlantic with 59 points, Pittsburgh is one back in second and the Flyers are third with 57 points.

    Travis Zajac had three assists for the Devils, who were 5-of-8 on power play opportunities. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves in the win.

    The Devils are beginning a five-game homestand tonight, but the next test won’t be until Tuesday night against Pittsburgh. Jersey is 14-7-0 as the host this season.

    Jersey beat the visiting Habs, 4-0, on November 30 in the only other meeting between the clubs this year. The Devils have taken nine straight and 12 of the last 15 in the series.

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  11. #11 Don Carnage says:
    January 24, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Geeze man get a clue post a link to the site not the whole damn page LOL

    AK27 crazy skills !! SICK !!!

  12. #12 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I dont think thye will trade C.Higgins..or C.Huet…they printed thier initials on the jersy!..lol..c’omon guys only way to loosen up an ass kicking!

  13. #13 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Ohhh 6:41 of the second..the big smog “rushes the net’…hint hint…lol

  14. #14 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Under three to go in the second..another goal for jersey..think maybe Huet neEds an early shower?…LOL..LOL

  15. Koivu is such a useless player. and Begin? too bad he didn’t suffer a serious injury last night!

  16. #16 habsfan says:
    January 24, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Posted on January 24th, 2008 at 9:34 pm. About ‘Kovalev’s Team’.

    Koivu is such a useless player. and Begin? too bad he didn’t suffer a serious injury last night!

    No need to say that.

  17. #17 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Wishing that on your mom was only figuratively speaking in the context you dispayed..not an actual comment intended for the low life that wished harm on begin..
    thank you

    j

  18. #18 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    10:10 of the third..Huet gets “run over”…mmmmmm…one more goal by Jersey and the “prediction is complete”..its time to hammer on Marty!

  19. #19 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Its a high stick goal…it shouldnt count!..lol

  20. #20 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    there you go trade the both of them now eh. “xtrahabsfan”

  21. #21 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Begin takes one for the team..tradem all!

  22. #22 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    todays sport select..MTL to win..thats a big 2.50..now i need NYR,BOS and EDM to win and i get a whole 33 dollars!..on a 2 dollar bet

  23. #23 Habs#1 says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    A win? In New Jersey!>!#)(*&)(*!!? Ladies and gents hell truly has frozen over. Great feeling going into the all-star break too! AND!!!!!! it’s the Habs first come back win in the third period this year. Hadn’t won a game when trailing going into the third back that too has been erased from the record.

  24. #24 habsfan says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    THEY WON!

  25. #25 habman says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    thanks to all the habs fans and to the blog maker for letting us rant here..everyone have a great all star break and be safe!

    PEACE

  26. #26 Don Carnage says:
    January 24, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Habman = spam spam spam

    GO HABS GO !!! And we win in Jersey !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next !!!

  27. I WOULD STILL TRADE KOIVU! and I still think Begin doesn’t belong on this team!
    before his injury, he was scratched so many times. of couse I don’t wish injuries on our players, but after he failed to clear the puck, directly resulting in NJ’s goal, I said that in the heat of frustration. never frustrated by bad plays?

  28. #28 Don Carnage says:
    January 24, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    To the point were I wish serious injuries on players ………. never

  29. Agreed, wishing harm on others for the sake of a game is a bit crazy.

    Anyway, huge win tonight! A big 2 points and a great way to show the rest of the Eastern Conference that we mean business following the break.

    GO HABS GO!

  30. NICE WIN,only got to see the game during the ruling on Saku’s goal.The face’s on Sutter and Brodeur near the end in the third was very special,lol … nice way to go into the break,heck I’m so happy I won’t even slam Ryder…go habs…

  31. Don Carnage: learn how to spell before you spew garbage.

  32. #32 Don Carnage says:
    January 25, 2008 at 1:04 am

    I made a typo so ? I missed an H oh my bad sorry for that , I bet you never make typos eh ? … We cannot edit our post’s here so typo’s stay … either way , I can come over to your house if you like , I will spew garbage in person anytime your ready ..

  33. #33 Don Carnage says:
    January 25, 2008 at 1:07 am

    since 1993, our record playing in NJ: 1-21-4. could it be any worse?
    Unless we score the 1st goal, and get a shutout, or record in NJ will
    be 1-22-4, and counting. So as good as our dominance is over the bruins, that’s how bad it is over the devils! we can only hope that Brodeur has a rare bad game.

    Uh would that or record be our record? Don’t tell me you spew garbage and can’t spell?

  34. at least I get my facts right. Do you have a problem with that?
    Or do you just like to criticize everyone on this blog?
    try and respect my comments and I’ll do the same with yours.

  35. #35 jessef says:
    January 25, 2008 at 2:23 am

    everybody get along! the habs won what else do you need.

  36. #36 bossdj420 says:
    January 25, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Seriously, why does everyone argue about stupid sh*t in this forum?

    Good on les habitants for getting a much deserved, much needed win in Jersey. Koivu’s goal was SICK! I don’t care what any of you say about him, he’s still the heart of the team. His play may be a little poor this year, and Kovalev has taken his place in points. But the little guy still shows he can get er done. I’m so glad I didn’t stop watching when they were losing. They did look shaky in the first 2 periods, but damn, they dominated in the 3rd.

    Tough week next week against the Caps! We’re now sitting 6 pts behind the Sens with a game in hand and we’re 4th in the league! Who woulda thought?

    Keep those wins comin boys! We need to win at least half our games left to secure a playoff spot. Can’t back down now! We’ll need to improve on home ice for the 9 home games coming up in Feb.

    GO HABS GO!!!

  37. #37 jack hab says:
    January 25, 2008 at 6:14 am

    The ONLY reason Jersey got the third goal was because of that lame penalty. Hey, even with
    two 5 on 3′s we still came out on top. Pretty sweet I’d say!!!!

  38. I don’t know what people don’t like about Begin, but for a fourth liner and a player that plays great shorthanded, let me tell you, he belongs in this league much much more than Latendresse that is a puss.y. Doesn’t drop the gloves, don’t no go for a body check face to face, only goes side ways on from behind or after the play. Anyhow, done with comments of unworthy players. But what a come back, loved the game just sucks for Huet’s goal against average 13 shots 3 goals. ouch. Anyhow general performance, it felt good to finally win against Jersey. Go habs go.

  39. And guess what, if the standings would to stay like this… Jersey here we come in the playoffs. lol

  40. #40 Don Carnage says:
    January 25, 2008 at 11:05 am

    We dont want Jersey in the playoff’s …

    HJ look back and see where you jumped on me this is the respect your talking about right?

    I said the other guy was spamming and he was …what 8 posts in a row most one liners?

    GO HABS GO!!

    PS: No typo’s ? just in case someone might want to jump on me …

  41. #41 Ice Man says:
    January 25, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Ok kids Play nice.

    The monkey is off our backs now. Brodeur had his candy taken away from him last night. Life is good. Life is good in Habsville………..

  42. #42 patrick says:
    January 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Yes times are good, times are good for a trade. While our stock is high we should package up some of our loose ends with picks and trade for someone to make an impact in the playoffs.

  43. #43 Don Carnage says:
    January 25, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Hossa from Atlanta .. but at what cost ?

  44. #44 habman says:
    January 25, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Don carnage= “jelous he didnt take the name “habman first”..use the ol noggin boy!

  45. #45 habman says:
    January 25, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Any way carnage ..if you look deeply at the times posted you would see i was “BLOGGING WHILE WATCHING THE GAME”!..and hoping there was some company to add to the adventure while watching it…but i guess multi tasking isnt your “fortiet”…maybe next game keep the blog open and have some fun with it!

  46. #46 habman says:
    January 25, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Yes… Don its central time here….can you do the math?…lol

  47. #47 Don Carnage says:
    January 25, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Your times are posted in my time zone no math needed … and Watch this ok

  48. #48 habsfan says:
    January 26, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Anyone watching the all-star game?

  49. #49 habsfan says:
    January 26, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Huet didn;t play well at all…3 goals on 13 shots! That’s unacceptable.

  50. #50 habsfan says:
    January 26, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Trade kovalev 1st round pick 2 future first round picks and ryder for ovechkin?

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