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Ray Emery Suspended

  • The National Hockey League has suspended Ottawa Senators goaltender Ray Emery for three games after his slash on Canadiens forward Maxim Lapierre on Saturday.

    And rightfully so.

    You don’t swing your stick to the head and face of another player.

  1. You also shouldn’t slash an injured wrist with the intent to injure. Lapierre is lucky that his second dirty play still hasn’t resulted in him getting filled in by an opponent’s enforcer.

  2. #2 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 12, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Does not help us now unless Gerber can ruin their current chemistry… He should have gotten a 5 min minor for the incident, but anyway we capitalized on it and things still did not swing our way.

  3. THM, YOU LIKE THE EMERY’S TIME OFF DUDE? Oh by the way,that was my 90 year old Great Grandmother you sick basterd!

  4. I wonder who Lapierre will cheapshot next?

  5. I think it was 22 grandmothers wearing the red on the ice on Saturday.

  6. Lapierre has signed up for the Lumberjack Challenge on TSN. His specialty is arm hacking.

  7. Don’t you got a Dr PHIL SHOW to watch or empty’s to cash in THM ? Or are you a closet Habs fan? You know it’s people like you that give trailer parks a bad name!

  8. Frank, Lapierre’s trying to do anyting he can to shake things up,” Claude Lemeiux style” remember he’s on the 4th line most of the time,sometimes between Murray and Downey,Sid the kid couldn’t do better!

  9. #9 smiler2729 says:
    February 12, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Bring back P.J. Stock, Gino Odjick and Enrico Ciccone!

  10. #10 stevejur says:
    February 12, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Ladislav Nagy just traded to Dallas for a 1st Rounder and Mathias Tjarnqvist.
    That’s absolute bulls@#t that we could not land this guy.
    Who the hell cares about a first rounder when your getting a proven player like Nagy.
    As far as Tjarnqvist goes you might as well got a bag of pucks.
    What the hell happened Bob? Probably could not unload Samsonov, what a complete joke this has become.

    There’s only 3 more players that this team could use and it’s Doan, Bertuzzi and Forsberg.
    If we can’t land any of these guys forget about trading for anyone else.
    Save you shit prospects for next year.

    Man I’m pissed off about losing out on Nagy.

  11. Nagy is also a UFA so he’s a rental player but you don’t know what the Coyotes asked MTL for so it’s pointless to get too worked up over it.

    As for Lapierre, there is a big difference between shaking things up (ie. laying a big hit) and being dirty which is what he was.

  12. So can someboby explane to me how Emery gets 2 mins for trying to injure,yet a 3 game suspendsion,give me a break!!! Just goes to show you somethings fishy with the Ref’s and it not just THM’s finger!

  13. #13 habs#1fan says:
    February 12, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Lapierre’s future looks bright. I dont know a whole lot about him but he seems like a real agitator like an Avery or Barnaby. A guy you love to have on your team but do not like to play against. GO HABS GO

  14. #14 HABMAN says:
    February 12, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Who cares about Nagy?? He would just be a rental anyways (UFA), just another SOFT player that the Habs have enough of. We need guy’s who WANT to play for the CH on the front and NOT for the name on the back and from where I’m sitting I see too many of them who are playing for themselves and not for the team FIRST and foremost. We need good, tough Canadian hockey players on this team…

    N O W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. The lack of any eagerness by Carboneau or even more distressing is Gainey’s silence, means that the Habs management has given up.

    Maybe Gillett should be looking to find another general manager and coaching staff.

    Next we’ll have a riot on our hands if the Habs keep playing like they do.

  16. #16 Habz4EveR says:
    February 12, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    nah we wont have a riot, even if we play like crap till the end of the season. We used to be proud ppl here, and the richard riot is ample enough proof. But nowadays we are all bark and no bite. It’s sad but thats how it is I’m afraid…

  17. All these teams are taking advantage, at least they want to win. What’s the biggest thing Montreal has done? Watched Emery take a swipe and then was mum about it all.

    It’s about time someone reminded Gainey and Carboneau they were picked because they were winners, time to start acting like you are one eh Bob and Guy?

    We want some great players here.

  18. #18 Habz4EveR says:
    February 12, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    ya i agree with u josh… u see how the flyers won 6-1 vs the red wings?!? how come i’ve not seen the habs do such a good score all year round. And like the flyers were playing one of the top teams too… the habs cant even get such a good score against crappy teams!

  19. Just seen the 3rd period Flyers 5 goal blowout of Detroit. Next year the Flyers are going to do good I figure,anyway Forsburg’s looking good. He is what we need. We also need a big ,black,montrealer by the name of Laraque.Iknow we can get him of Gretz rite now, he could bring the testostorone levels back to the club,”really needed”.

  20. Here’s hoping Martin Gerber has 3 awful outings, in turn helping the Habs catch/pass Ottawa again.

  21. We got a rental for the Sens by the name of Niinimaa,ha ha ha ha.

  22. #22 groundworking says:
    February 13, 2007 at 12:43 am

    Other than Souray and now Begin and possibly Latendresse, who is actually playing half decently nowadays:

    Let’s make a list:

    Poor play: Koivu, Kovalev, Samsonov, Niinima, Ryder, Higgins, Johnson, Huet, Aebischer, Perezhogin;

    As usual: Rivet, Souray, Plekanec, Murray, Boullion, Dandenault, Lapierre

    Better than usual: Komisarek, Bonk, Streit

    So basically Montreal’s first AND second lines are choking hard-core, and you could count on one-hand the number of guys who are playing “better” than they did at the start of the year. So the whole team is choking, and I doubt anything less than a team-wide turnaround will salvage the season.

    Incidentally, they played a gritty game against Ottawa thanks to Komisarek and Begin, but Aebischer let the team down with a mediocre backup-goalie performance. I think that last game would have been a big blow to the season if it were Huet who had let them down, but I think there’s still hope that they have confidence in their starter. There’s nothing worse than battling hard every shift for a goal and then having your own goalie give them up easily to the other team.

    I don’t think a major trade of prospects and draft picks is a wise decision. This team is good enough to win the cup if they play like they did at the start of the year and get a few good bounces, and they are bad enough to miss the playoffs if they keep going in the direction they’re now heading. So I wouldn’t be the future on this team: if they play good, they can win as they are; if they don’t, then Forsberg and Crosby combined couldn’t save them.

  23. Rob Blake, Peter Forsburg and Shane Doan and we win the cup!

  24. #24 This is a terrible blog says:
    February 13, 2007 at 2:15 am

    You don’t get to suggest that they should trade for Forsberg if you can’t spell his name right.

  25. U mean he’s a sweede?,oh.

  26. #26 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 13, 2007 at 9:54 am

    I watched last night Detroit game with Philly. Although Philly did play well Detroit played like sh*$%t! Detroit played their 3rd string goalie (injuries both to Hasek and Osgood) and was coming off a Sunday game which was seemingly was the cause of their running out of gas in the 3rd. Philly played a very physical game and capitalized on mistakes, most notably 2 short handed goals.

    Forsberg did look good and seemed to playing his most comfortable hockey he had played all year. Speculators noted that a possible weakness had been exposed in Detroit with there lack of toughness and grit may have been exposed last night. I think it was a case of inexperienced goaltending and fatigue of two consecutive nights which lead to the 3rd period meltdown.

    VS analyst had the Habs most likely of the current teams in the hunt for the Eastern conference to not make the playoffs. Hopefully this team can feed of this negative publicity and light a fire under their asses!

    Go Habs Go

  27. Forsberg is gonna stay in Philly, last night was the clincher. I think he is probably negotiating some breathing room, like Samsonov tried in Montreal, take pressure off, its the European way I guess.

  28. You know you can see a lot of the deadbeats trying in the last few games. At least it is good to see them make an effort, even Ninny and Rivet are actually skating, the sad thing is they have not learnt how to play as a team, too much line changing no consistency, all Carboneau has taught them to do, is play a position and throw the puck away….very little team work both on offense and defense, and of course Muller’s speciality, the power play is great when and if the players show up.

    The combination of Dandy and Ninny and Boully all but take away the momentum by being weak defensively.

  29. #29 R habs 4 real says:
    February 13, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Hockey is reporting that Montreal is leading the pack in trying to get Doan. I don’t believe it, because if it’s a rumour, it’s probably not true. Besides Gainey never does anything anyways. He’s what you call a couch potato GM. I also heard that the Coyotes were trying to sign Doan to a long term deal. He’s probably their best player,(now that Nagy’s gone) so why would they get rid of him.
    It really burns me that Dallas got Nagy for next to nothing. We could have gotten him.But of course, if your GM’s name is Gainey, things like that never happen. So look at the wonderful things Mr. Bob has done in the past year and a half. He got a defensive player(Johnson), a dime a dozen, and NOT what we need; he also signed a has been player(Samsonov), that NOBODY ELSE wanted.
    So, exactly how did he improve this team? In fact he made this team WORSE!
    Since he came on board, we’ve gone thru 3 coaches, and now probably won’t make the playoffs. Great job Bob! now go back to Dallas!

  30. #30 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 13, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    R habs 4 real – Johnson is on the 3rd line shutdown opposition crew. I think with his team leading +/- he is doing exactly what we need him to do. It is our 1st line has not putting any pressure on the opposition with this scorinng drought which have earned the honor of being the leagues worst defensive offense with -57 +/-.

    Johnson and Bonk are a canadates for the Frank J. Selke Trophy; Past winners Carbo, Gainey, and Jarvis. There doing exactly what they’re being asked to do.

    Sammy was not a good fit for this team I would agree on that.

  31. #31 smiler2729 says:
    February 13, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Who’s crying over missing out on Ladislav Nagy and his 8 goals??? For a prospect and a 1st rounder???? Pas moi.

  32. #32 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 13, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    I agree with the earlier assement of Nagy. He is not any better that what we have and we do not need another unmotivated non-producing forward to add to the bunch we already possess!

  33. #33 Joshtm says:
    February 13, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Well, given what could have been and what was not done, we could blame Gainey for cloudy skies, the potholes, heck maybe even that there are not enough chip wagons on the streets anymore….

    But really, the team is what not only Gainey does but Gauthier as well.

    I still don’t understand those people who say it is the fan’s fault, or Lepresse, hey, was that some fan, or Lapresse that took a swing at Lapierre? Or was it Lapresse that put Dandenault and Ninnima two games ago when the habs could have tied it close to the end of the game? No it was Carboneau.

    Was it some fan or Lapresse that keeps calling Koivu and Kovalev on their hooking penalties? No it was the referees.

    The team and the management are held accountable for their actions. It is the fans who by attending and showing interest support the team. The media helps the team by publicizing the team.

  34. #34 Habz4EveR says:
    February 13, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Yes josh your right that it isn’t directly our fault. But we still put more pressure on them then say a place like Texas where nobody will remind you all day long that you played bad last game because they just don’t care that much about hockey over there.

    So guys in non-hockey towns can just relax and get their minds off their problems and be fresh for the next game. Here, fans and the LaPresse are always around to remind them that they screwed up and have to be better next time to keep us happy. Add the problems with the refs, coaching staff and you got all the reasons as to why the team is struggling

  35. The sadest part of all, about all of this is the big black cloud placed over the fans”young and old”. You got 15 year old montrealers who have only read about the history of the team,wondering what the fuss is all about,sad!To tell you the truth,the owner,management, coaches and players have all missed the point of exercise, It’s for the FANS !!! The Ken Dryden nite brought that magic back for me ,if not only for a breif moment. It was during that the tears were running down my face ,I noticed my young children and wife staring at me in disbelief,that’s when I relized I couldn’t explain any of it,it had been too long ago……………

  36. #36 smiler2729 says:
    February 13, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Question: Why hasn’t Carbo put Samsonov on the line with Koivu and Higgins?

  37. #37 smiler2729 says:
    February 13, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Maybe Ken Dryden should replace Pierre Boivin as Habs president… the guy’s totally immersed in the richness of everything Montreal Canadiens/NHL/Canada! What has Boivin really done to preserve anything sacred? He’s living high in the position and the perks it brings especially in the Montreal business community… yeah, how do I know? He’s my mother’s second cousin and he’s changed since getting the position.

  38. #38 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 13, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    yes smiler i agree in the last game carbo put ryder on the 4th line to send a message to him and now i am hearing that he is put back on the 1st line.Way to send a message carbo

  39. #39 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 13, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Sorry ryder was placed on the 4th line midway through the game to clear that up a bit sorry

  40. #40 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 13, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    one to many beers this afternoon sorry lol

  41. #41 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 13, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    id give sammy a shot on the first line,why not?

  42. Totaly agreed with you there smiler2729;it would take all the fans together on that one to get it done. Ken did ask us how he could thank us.

  43. #43 R habs 4 real says:
    February 13, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    I think Samsonov been tried on every line known to man! Everyone is missing the point. It isn’t his linemates that will make the difference,- it’s SAMSONOV!
    He can’t play with anyone. He won’t go to the net, and he won’t shoot! That’s the problem. Do you guys see how many goals in the NHL are scored on rebounds?
    If he’s not standing in front of the net, how on earth does he expect to score. After all, he has a lousy shot to begin with. This is just an effort in futility.He’s a lost cause. I would prefer he be in Hamilton, and bring up someone like Kotstityn to replace him. We don’t owe him anything, and Carbo has bent backwards to try and accomodate him. So why isn’t Samsonov more flexible. Boy, he is stubborn with wax in his ears. He needs to do exactly what Carbo is saying, without resisting to change!

  44. Did I just hear Downie and Murray are going to save the day today? PATHIC AND INSULTING. Heads should roll rite now dam it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. #45 Joshtm says:
    February 13, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Well we haven’t tired Sammy in the Youpie suit yet!!!!!

  46. #46 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 13, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    They’re fitting the Youpie suit with stilts as we speak…

  47. How will some of you people feel when Gainey makes a big trade and then some people will shut their mouths. I hope he can do something to make some of these people shut up. We need something to light a fire under some of those asses on our team. We need to do anything to make our team better for the short-term and long-term health of our team. Come on Gainey, I am starting to get a little impatient like some of these other people here on this site and I want to see some action. Other teams are making themselves better, i.e. Calgary, Dallas, Atlanta. We are doing NOTHING! We NEED something fast otherwise we will not make the playoffs.


  48. #48 Habz4EveR says:
    February 13, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    once again we are gonna make the playoffs in 7th or 8th place and lose to the eventual stanely cup winners…


  50. #50 smiler2729 says:
    February 13, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    The fans need to be louder LOUDER and CHEER AS LOUD AS YOU BOO… Boo them when they show no hustle and cheer them when they make a sweet intelligent play. Any numbnuts knows to cheer a goal and boo a penalty (that’s the extent of a Toronto fan’s hockey smarts), we gotta show them we care too cuz I don’t know what else to do, whining about line changes or trades don’t do squat.
    So Kovalev (knee) and Johnson (flu) are out tonight, hmmm, Kovalev maybe out a couple of games or more, now if this team suddenly seems to pick up its game and gel, will it mean that Kovalev is the cancer???? Hmmmmmm.

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