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The Jersey Curse

  • The Canadiens are in New Jersey tonight playing for the first time ever at New Jersey’s brand new Prudential Center.

    A new building out of the swamp might be what the Habs need to break out of their New Jersey funk.

    New Jersey (12-10-2) has won its last eight meetings with Montreal (13-8-3) dating to a 3-2 road loss on March 20, 2004. Since that defeat, the Devils have outscored the Canadiens 29-16, including 12-4 in 2006-07 to sweep the four-game season series.

    The Devils have turned it on recently winning 5 straight and Martin Brodeur’s GAA is a 1.40 over that span.

    A big challenge for starter Carey Price who has yet to have the misfortune of starting for the Canadiens in NJ against Martin Brodeur.

    Will he be the remedy to the Jersey curse?

    With the mighty Senators playing so poorly as of late, putting together a few wins now could see the Habs close in on #1 in the Northeast.

15 Comments
  1. #1 stanley says:
    November 30, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Ryder $3M, Smolinski $2M, Huet $2.8 M, + Cap space = Ovechkin.
    next year Kovalev $4.75 + Koivu $4.5 = LeCavalier.

    or All-Star Huet for an all star center!!!

  2. #2 groundworking says:
    November 30, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    I hope Markov is healthy. I figured it was just a matter of time before he got banged up–the forecheckers really key on him during the games.

  3. #3 habsfan says:
    November 30, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    They might finnally have a chance vs. the devils today. And Price vs. Brodeur!
    Now that’s gonna be a show!2 all-star goaltenders head-to-head!AWESOME!

  4. I was thinking about Ovechkin, and there is a good chance he’ll be leaving The Caps, but I think that he’ll cost more than that.

    Of course if we pick up Ovechkin he’ll only get 60 points.

  5. #5 groundworking says:
    November 30, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Nice to see Ryder coming back around. He’s playing one heck of a game tonight. Dominant. He’s dominant.

  6. Laflure has hit the nail on the head and trade Ryder to Jersey!Did we win one or two games in the last ten,at this point I’m just another numbfounded fan of the A.H.L. HABS……….

  7. #7 BarrieHabFan says:
    November 30, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    I just hope that they can get the number one center that they have needed for ages and get hime before too long. Again, no offence to Koivu, but he is a good second line center.

  8. #8 BarrieHabFan says:
    November 30, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    I can’t imagine Ryder being traded right now when he is worth absolutely nothing. Can’t score, can’t check, not a great passer, terrible defensively. More likely he will either play out the season or be waived than be traded.
    When he’s on he’s a great player to have on the team. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to happen nearly often enough. Hope he gets hot, then trade him.

  9. #9 habs phan says:
    December 1, 2007 at 1:04 am

    WOW!!! what the hell happened tonight??? was it a complete breakdown offensively and defensively?? all i know is that something is not right!!! For a team that came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, now they look like they are barely getting by. time for a shake up!!! make a move, do something, anything!!!! let the troops know that the latest performances were sub par. something’s gotta change, and soon or we will find ourselves in the same position as last year at this time. please no. i never want to re live last season !!!!!

  10. #10 habsfan says:
    December 1, 2007 at 9:41 am

    This is not good. But remember they were playing vs. Brodeur.

  11. #11 habsfan says:
    December 1, 2007 at 9:58 am

    I’V BEEN A HABS FAN SINCE I WAS 2.AND I’M 20.18 years…

  12. the habs are done guys. If they lose this next game It’s all over.

  13. Although I am from NJ and a Devils fan, I’ve enjoyed seeing games in Montreal since it is a great hockey city. I am not rubbing it in, but last night was Brodeur’s 8 shutout against the team, and I’m wondering if any other goalie had more shutouts against them.

  14. #14 habman says:
    December 1, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    I noticed again ..thank God not at a cruicial moment that yet another broken stick cost a goal killing off A PENALTY…I REMEMBER THAT LAZY PRICK SOURRAY breaking his stick against Carolina and it cost them an overtime game and eventually the series….get a brain you defensemen and use WOODEN! sticks when killing power plays…they dont break at the shaft and can be used even if they are split along the shaft…man coaches can be dumb!

  15. #15 habman says:
    December 1, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    i think stuart sb77 is on some kind of drug sent in by toronto….difference between Toronto and a cigarette machine?..a cigarette machine has “players”

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