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Steve Begin Breaks Foot

  • Steve Begin fractured his foot in Sunday’s game against Columbus and will be out of the lineup yet again.

    It feels like Begin hasn’t even been part of this team this year due to all the games he’s missed.

    An important gritty player the Habs could have used down the stretch.

  1. anybody besides me notice that when joshtm is not on, neither is JL55 ( the guy who applauds his posts?)…coincidence?

  2. “Gaby” sends in the following on the Montreal Canadiens: “Michel Villeneuve on the late night show 110% in Montreal has announced that the Habs are imminent on a deal with the Minnesota Wild involving Benoit Pouliot, nothing else was said. It also appears that the Wild have been scouting Habs games and that Assistant General Manager Pierre Gauthier has been scouting the Wild. Villeneuve goes on to say that since Bob Gainey has announced he would speak to the media when there would be news to talk about a couple weeks ago, something may be imminent since Gainey has agreed to speak to the media on Thursday in Nashville.” Hat tip also to Louis

  3. hey T-Rum you are a real funny guy.

    I think the habs are in for shit kicking tomorrow, and Gainey is gonna bring the team down by being physically in the same building as the team. Anyone notice when Gainey is not at the games the team is energized? Coincidence?

    Hey T-Rum what other great conspiracy theories do you have. The media routinely asks Gainey to be present for media interviews, I think they want to interview him on the slump and why no trades are involved.

    A-GMs routinely scout each others teams but very little comes of it.

  4. Hey Habs4ever would see us trade the kid line that has basically lifted us out of a slump, I guess like Gainey, Habs4ever is only happy when the habs are losing….I say bring up Kosty and Grabby and have a real shit kicking line. Dandy and Boully are just pansies honestly. Limp noodles.

  5. conspiracy theories?


    you are a demented little man but,

    you are a habs fan – gotta give you that

    hey, here’s one I heard on team 990 yesterday:

    maple leaf fans are the type of people that think Taco Bell is a Mexican phone company.

    struck me funny

    anybody seen Frank this morning?

  6. #6 smiler2729 says:
    February 21, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I’m a Montrealer who moved to Toronto in 1987 (came for school, got a job, never left)… Grew to hate the Leafs and especially their fans, 6 years ago, I even moved 70 kms northwest of Toronto cuz the city’s so blah…

    I love hockey (as we all do) so while I work the afternoon shift (4-12) I listen to my second favourite team (whoever plays the Leafs) on the radio thru the Walkman. Don’t know if any of you know but they have a TV station LeafsTV and they dissect the game afterwards (segment called ‘After The Horn’) and take calls from ‘Leaf Nation’. It’s simulcast on LaffsTV and the radio so I listen only when they lose and last night was just beautiful.

    A shut-’em-down 3-0 win by the Bruins in Toronto and boy, were the fans about to lose it, calling Sundin a bad captain, saying the team had no killer instinct, that they better trade Sundin and/or Tucker before they become UFAs, criticizing the goaltender (Raycroft got the hook), slamming coach Paul Maurice for his line combos and, oh yeah, FIRE THE G.M. ASAP! It was Toronto’s first regulation loss since the Penguins killed ’em 8-2 before the All-Star break!

    SOUND FAMILIAR? DOES IT NOT BOTHER YOU THAT SOME HERE SOUND LIKE LEAF MORONS WHEN THE HABS LOSE? We’re all Hab fans here but some of you have nothing better to do than slam the entire organization after a loss, please, PLEASE KNOCK IT OFF, YOU SOUND LIKE LEAF FANS AND THAT SHOULD JUST SHAME YOU…

    In Bob We Trust.

  7. #7 R habs 4 real says:
    February 21, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Smiler: I watch on my dish ” after the horn”, but ONLY when the leafs LOSE!
    Hab fans think alike. I especially enjoyed watching when leafs were on that 7 game losing streak. So, it shows that fans in all cities get frantic when their team loses. But I feel smug when it’s the leafs.
    I hope the injury to Higgins isn’t serious. We can’t afford to lose him now. The team is almost depleted of players. I don’t mind Kovalev, Huet, or Rivet out, but not Higgins. Maybe it’s our fate, so the kids from Hamilton can come and show their stuff. Since you leave outside Toronto, do you ever go to Hamilton to watch some of their games?

  8. #8 Alestar says:
    February 21, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    smiler2729: true dat! We’ve got a pretty decent young team, best we’ve had in more than 10 years.

    Let Bob do his thing and Lord Stanley will be coming home soon enough…


  9. #9 smiler2729 says:
    February 21, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Smug’s the word… VERY SMUG.

    Classic Leaf moments of Smugness for me:
    *’03 Playoffs- Martin Gelinas scores in OT as Carolina knocks out the Leafs and Cujo’s played his last game in Toronto.
    *’04 Playoffs- After Sideshow Bob Darcy Tucker takes himself out of the play with a bodycheck on Sami Kapanen, Jeremy Roenick skates in alone down the wing and eliminates the Leafs with a great shot as the Flyers take the series.
    *Last March in Montreal, 2 games back to back with the Habs with their playoff fate in their hands, the Laffs get creamed by the Greatest Team On The Planet in consecutive shellackings! BEEEE-U- TIFUL!

    Yeah, the 7 game slide early this season was satisfying especially all those ‘3rd period’ collapses! Also, Bouillon beating the crap out of Tucker early this season was cool.

    That team and its fans are so easy to loathe with their little tin foil Stanley Cups hoisted over their heads as they run up and down Yonge Street after the Leafs win a playoff game!

    As for the Bulldogs, we keep talking about going over to see a game but never get around to it but we’re definitely going to take in an OHL game in March to see John Tavares and Oshawa play Mississauga. Any free time I do have is spent with the kids or playing hockey with the boys, thank God my wife’s a hockey fanatic too (Blue Jackets fan but shares the hatred of all things ‘Leaf’)

  10. smiler, smiler ,smiler ,smiler,
    Now I know U taken too many Phil Esposito frozen street hockey balls to da head ,backstopper!!Just want attention or something,lol??? You should play less street hockey cause your game is OFF and start watching more RDS out there in LIL new york,SO YOU CAN BRODEN YOUR POMPUS AND DALUSSIONAL THINKING. It’s not even worth talking to you half the time cause you are so much in denile . STart watching the games smiler before you talk and only then it will come to you. Oh ya ,I’m older than you so take the free advice ROGIE.

  11. #11 smiler2729 says:
    February 21, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Street hockey?
    BRODEN? Broaden. POMPUS? Pompous. DALUSSIONAL? Delusional. DENILE? Denial.


    Magilla Gorilla at the keyboard?



    All others must be Leaf Fans.

  12. #12 Habz4EveR says:
    February 21, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    HAHA Duuuude… Just because I proved to ya that both Washington goals were scored while the kid line was on the ice doesn’t mean I want us to trade em! Look for one place where I speak about Bob, the kid line, and trading in the same comment. Find any? No. That’s what I thought. So Josh, stop inventing BS to defend urself cuz ur starting to get people on ur backs. If it wasn’t for the fact that we both love and cheer the same team and loath the Leafs, I wouldn’t be so polite.

    I’m only 18 and maybe you’ve been around to see more hockey then me, but I just stated facts and you can’t deny those. So don’t start blaming the Koivu line, nor me for wanting to trade youngsters, without EVIDENCE!!!

  13. #13 val1841 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    yeah Steve Begin is my best player.. and i wish i will come back before the season end!.. hehe!.. i love you begin

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