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Super Saturday

  • The Canadiens have made a statement conquering past trouble areas in recent weeks.

    An unthinkable comeback win in New Jersey, another 3-0 comeback effort against Washington to gain a valuable point. Situations where the old Habs would have curled into a ball and waited for the final buzzer.

    Another confidence building statement would be to sweep these back to back weekend games. Afternoon games, back to back games, have not been a strong area for the Canadiens.

    A strong weekend could put the Canadiens within striking distance of the Ottawa Senators and 1st place in the Eastern Conference.

  1. #1 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I think A.Kostitsyn will score along with another from pleckanic, and maybe one from latendress…5 lefrt in the first period….three P.P. in a can GURANTEE that things are going to go Islander way after the gonna see MOmt bombarded with penaltys in the second

  2. Brisebois is playing, so we’re going to lose.

  3. #3 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    where are all the “blog hogs”…lol

  4. #4 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    yes ,,he does have a tendenct to get back slowly when the transition is against him…hes defensive skills have him in the same catagory as Sourray..the laziest defensmen in the league behind Chara….at least Chara fights now….

  5. #5 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    So..we are goin to see wad up wit the Koivu line again…time for lapiree to get one here …pass from koivu to higgins to lapierre..BOOM! top shelf…ahhh dare to dream Habman..dare to dream…..

  6. #6 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Ok..pleckanic i love to be RIGHT!

  7. #7 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I want to see KOmisarek kick ass…FIGHT!!!!

  8. #8 patrick says:
    February 2, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Here’s to the Leafs winning tonight, and then immediately going back to sucking ass.

  9. #9 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    So far not to bad ….BUT WHAT IS BRISEBOIS DOING PLAYING ?????

  10. Brisebois got an assist. Too bad it was a goal on us

  11. #11 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Third period…here come the “barrage of calls against the CAnadiens…WATCH…theyll make it close in the late third…I HATE BETTMANS REFS!!!!,,,you know..i was thinking they should have a R.A.P…referee accountability panel…….The coacheshave challenges they can call after the game(or file during)…lets say,..”3″…if there is sufficient reason that there was a misconduct of justice for a bad call or “no call” there are points assesed to the official in question..if the official acumulates a certain amount of points within a specified number of games during the season…he is demoted to a lower leaugue ..American or what have you..a replacement ref is then called up to take his place…if there was a bad call or “no call” that results in a game being decided by that factor..the ref can be fined..if the ref does not show improvement when he returns to the N.H.L..he is suspended and the Panel can decide his fate..IT IS TIME REFS TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE MISTAKES THAT HAVE A DIRECT AFFECT ON THE OUTCOME OF IMPORTANT GAMES>>ESPECIALLY PLAYOFFS!!!!!

  12. #12 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Yes HJ you called that to a “T”…he needs to reasses himself..but not with the Habs….maybe the “manitoba Moose?”

  13. #13 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Hope they can hold on to the lead.. and if they do then GO LEAFS GO… LAST TIME YOU WILL HERE THAT FROM ME… LOL

  14. #14 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Briseby with another give away…

  15. #15 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Good end to the game. Now we just need OTT. to lose :)

  16. #16 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    … it “Hughe-it”..or “hugh aye”,..HUET..the announcers say ..”IT”..not “AYE”..oh well…rangers gonna givem trouble tommorow

  17. #17 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Huet said it was pronounced HUIT

  18. #18 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 5:44 pm


  19. #19 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    PLEASE READ # 13

  20. c’mon leafs, we won’t laff at you tonight if you beat the sens, but after the game you’re the laffs again, and we’ll root against you.

  21. GO LEAFS GO! sarcasm :)

  22. #22 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    anybody want to vote carbo. for the Jack adams ?

  23. Yeah Carbos awesome this year! we have to finish high inthe standings though…

  24. #24 PACTUM SERVA says:
    February 2, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Ottawa can take the two points and stck it up their arse, i will never cheer for the leafs EVER. We can catch ottawa without the laffs help if we continue the way we are playing. Leafs suck ball and so does ottawa GO HABS GO

  25. #25 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Well we are a lot better then the 14th spot we were to be at (so far) so that would be about 20-28 over all…. BUT WE SIT 4TH IN THE EAST (2ND IN POINTS )AND WE ARE TIED FOR THIRD OVER ALL.. I think that the coach has a lot to do with it…

  26. #26 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    If you look at the ice times the top players are now starting to play a lot more then before (Carbo was playing everyone about the same at the start of the year) and the right players seem to be out there at the right time (except when ever BRISEBY IS IN THE LINE UP)..Carbo is showing that he has learned a lot from last year. His lines stay the same for most of the game(unlike before)

  27. #27 habsalltheway says:
    February 2, 2008 at 6:30 pm



  28. #28 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    That was “Conspiracy”…and the other was “EYE”..Toronto wins tonight too…

  29. #29 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Does any body think there should be a “REFREREE ACCOUNTABILITY PANEL”…so coaches can have a say at the poor call in this league????..ANYBODY THINK REFS SHOULD BE IMMUNE TO MISTAKES…AND SHOULDNT PAY FINES LIKE LIKE PLAYERS AND COACHES??????


  30. #30 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    WE the fans have power to write and implement this and put hockey on the fore front and establish this ground breaking endorsement. We can change the face of sport and see that fairness and justice is given to all participants who solely rely on the unbiast truth in calling a game. Time and time again i hear coaches and staff hollaring , as well as fans and players at lame calls during desicive and turning points that have an overwhelming impact on the outcome of games…this is in all sport!…either we implement the “challenge rule”..and have replays on bad calls in the NHL..or we use the R.A.P.program and fine these pricks for controling the destiny of the game..and the “AMERICAN KISS ASSING IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!

  31. I agree with you man. Is it fair if we get fined and they don’t. (let’s start a mob :)

  32. #32 habman says:
    February 2, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Ok geniuses..some one is going to turn around and say they came up with the idea..but no ones talking…dont BITCH about the refs then..I WILL!

  33. Shut up habman, this is a hockey blog. no need for bad language.

  34. habman, you need to relax – nobody loves a bad call but I rarely (very, very rarely) see a game that I think is significantly affected by bad calls. It is what it is and it all evens out in the end.

    Anyway, an awesome game tonight and another 2 points on Ottawa. If we win against New York tomorrow we’ll be in position to overtake Ottawa by beating them on Tuesday :)

  35. #35 Don Carnage says:
    February 2, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Oh nice the Laffs beat Ottawa ….

  36. If we win the next two teams we are 2nd in the league and 1st in the conference! let’s hpoe they win tommorrow :)

  37. and habman listen to Chris. did you fail kindergarten? :)

  38. I bet you did.

  39. #39 Don Carnage says:
    February 2, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    habman, you need to relax – nobody loves a bad call but I rarely (very, very rarely) see a game that I think is significantly affected by bad calls. It is what it is and it all evens out in the end.

    Anyway, an awesome game tonight and another 2 points on Ottawa. If we win against New York tomorrow we’ll be in position to overtake Ottawa by beating them on Tuesday

    Remember that goal against Tampa Bay in game 6?

  40. I didn’t say it never happens, I said it “very, very rarely” happens. I would challenge anyone who has a serious issue with the officiating in NHL games to construct and program a robot to make the calls. The refs are well-trained and they do an outstanding job in my opinion. Does that mean that I’m always happy with a call? Of course not. It means that I understand that these men are human and that, at the end of the day, it’s a game.

  41. Go habs gO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):)

  42. man the faces are addicting…

  43. #44 jessef says:
    February 3, 2008 at 2:54 am

    how many posts do you need to make habfreak?

  44. Yeah I’ve been thinking about that too. I gotta relax.

  45. #46 habs4ever says:
    February 3, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Pleks is the man. If Higgins and Ryder get going, this team is gonna be tough down the stretch.

    GO Habs GO

  46. #47 Donnie says:
    February 3, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Woohoo, I bitched about Begin and his uselessness and Guy benches him for the Isles game…..maybe Guy IS seeing this too. Dandy’s back in his place…no dumb penalties and even a goal. Trade-off is that he re-inserted Brisebois for some unknown reason. He blew Huet’s shutout by trying to make a Markov or Streit move while being last man back….but I digress….WE WON !!! But seriouisly, we’re playing great hockey, but these two guys should be alternates in case of injuries down the stretch and into the playoffs…anyone else agree?

    But lets get to the matter at hand….all the sports anaylists on TV are asking the same question….”Are these Habs the real deal?” Seems to me they are…. the last puzzle piece for our boys was mastering the home games….5-1-1 in the last 7 means they’re figuring it out. I don’t think the Isles were even in the game…except for the 5 on 3…this is the best hockey I’ve seen from our squad since 93….and this year so far is arguably better. Getting the Koivu line scoring again would be the cherry on top, and they’re coming along…working hard and getting chances again, Only a matter of time before some of them start going in. And how about Ryder standing up for Higgins…first emotion I’ve seen from Ryder since after each of his 30 goals last season….good to see Ryder…keep it up. The Lapierre line is playing good solid hockey…doing their job, and that all you can ask. The 4th line WITHOUT Begin are coming up big also, and the Kovy line speaks for itself. One of the top all-round defensive cores in the league right now. All 6 of these guys are playing well are doing what they should. Hamrlik and Georges are great defensively, as are Komisarik and Frankie “Bulldog” Bullion, as these guys hit every thing in their zone, and Markov and Streit lead the offensive charge from the blueline along with good defensive play. And say no more about Huet right now…simply magical. I’m thinking against Toronto Thurs. night is when he’s getting a break…but we may see Halak against the Rangers today.

    Are ya feeling it like me fellow Habs faithful? Are ya feeling that this team has a chance for some great things? We got the Rangers today…and ya know what 2 points in this game means don’t ya? It sets up a game Tues. night against the Sens for first in the conference…LETS DO IT GANG, fourth place is not a worthy finish for this team this year…keep climbing the ladder and we may start to see the tails of the Red Wings wagging happily in their Presidents Trophy spot. I know thats a long shot, but our boys got their fans believing again, and that goes a long way. You’re playing outstanding hockey lads and you’re starting to get recognition from the rest of the league now. Pound the no-scoring, underachieving Rangers into the ice and get these points like you can. The Sens are waiting in the wings to hand over the crown for the new first place team in the east. Woohoo….GO HABS GO !!!

  47. #48 KPinWI says:
    February 3, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Seriously, this team seems to be getting better as the season wears on, showing me new things, and being more creative in the offensive zone, they really could go on a tear to finish the season. The old knocks against the Habs the past few years are starting to fade, these guys are playing with heart and though I hope Bob Gainey will be active on the trade front I don’t think he necessarily needs to be. Especially in goal, don’t trade any of the goalies unless a bona fide top 6 player is coming over in return. Huet should be offerred a contract ASAP, just don’t include a NTC, especially if we retain Halak as well, the Habs will have unparalelled depth in goal over the next few years. I think the time will soon be coming where you can call this team a legitimate threat in the playoffs, if it’s not here already.

    The Habs haven’t run into any real serious injury problems and hopefully that will continue but I think their depth is good enough to overcome that. So Rangers in town? I predict a 5-2 Habs win which would bring the Habs 1 point behind #1 in the conference with the chance to seize it Tuesday against a slumping Sens team. GO HABS GO!!

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