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  • The Canadiens have not beat the Thrashers yet this year and the Thrashers have just moved into 3rd place in the East by leading their Division.

  1. #1 Rubberman says:
    January 17, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Go Habs go!

    Here’s my 2 cents.

    As for trading AK27, do you think he’s playing to be traded? Imagine this conversation with BG last summer: “Alex, you’re signed here for x amount of dollars and this last season you didn’t play well. You didn’t earn your keep. You’re a winner. You’re a Stanley cup champion. Now, you’d like to win another cup, right? Well, kick butt and I’ll send you to a contender out west that will stand a great chance at winning. What d’ya think?”

    AK27 and Huet are gone… BG can’t lose Huet July 1st, like he lost Souray. THis year, he needs a return. THe same can be said for Ryder. If Bob messes up here, he should retire.

  2. #2 habsfan says:
    January 17, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    trade ak27 for OVECHKIN is my idea:)

  3. I like Ovechkin but Washington can keep him – we’ve got a strong enough team without shelling out 9-10 million a year for Ovechkin.

  4. #4 Habs#1 says:
    January 17, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Kovalev ain’t goin anywhere. He plays big in the playoffs and by all acounts this team looks like a playoff team. There are only a handfull of players I’d trade Kovy for right now and non of them are going anywhere(No one better throw out Hossa cause I don’t want a player who go’s into a cocoon come playoff time). And Huet isn’t getting traded are you nuts? Who’s going to play goal? Halak is still fairly unproven, Price has lost all confidence and is getting shelled on a terrible team in the minors so Huet is the only guy who’s got a chance to carry them to the promised land. I see him getting another 2 year extension from the Habs cause it’s obvious that Gainey rushed Price and that he’s not ready for Prime Time. Hey Huet may have a shot cause there are no shootout’s in the playoff’s right 😛

  5. from Boones blog ( Mtl Gazette)

    Rumours: Canadiens assistant general manager Pierre Gauthier and pro scout Gordie Roberts were in Minnesota last night watching Calgary beat the Wild. Is something cooking with the Flames? Pierre McGuire, on Mitch Melnick’s show today, hinted broadly that a deal may be in the works. Calgary is slow and wants to get faster. Montreal is fast and may want to get tougher. Calgary also needs scoring. Michael Ryder? Flames not interested, McGuire says. So who?

  6. I’m sorry for getting pissed,I just hate it when they lose. lol I have anger management!lol. maybe if they tie it before the third.

  7. the good news is, we won the game. The bad news is, Huet(aka Aebischer) is still our goalie. Good jobs boys, despite Huet. How about Halak playing vs Pitt.

  8. Hip hip huet. Vezina winner hands down!

  9. HJ, I thought Huet looked great tonight. He obviously needs some work on his puckhandling but he more then made up for it with that solid overtime and shootout, not to mention the saves on Hossa in the third period.

    I thought it was a good, solid effort from everyone tonight – good win!

  10. Chris: If Huet didn’t have a brain freeze, this game would have ended in a REGULATION WIN for the habs. It should never have gone to OT and shootout.
    Huet allowed 2 bad goals. the 1st goal he put in his own net, and we all know he can’t handle a puck. every time he goes behind the net, I get soooo nervous.What’s his problem? and why isn’t Melanson telling him not to touch the puck. But aside from Huet, I was very happy with the habs performance. They proved they can win the close games, but these nail biters make me really nervous. I just wish Halak could get some playing time, because I think we’re going to need him. and Price please get better soon.

  11. yes but If Huet wasn’t in net for the shootout we would have lossed. Huet felt bad and knew he had to stop them in the shootout. I do think It’s time to start Halak though.

  12. #12 MrBigTime says:
    January 18, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Better he make the judgement mistakes now than later…lesson learned by Huet for sure… quit just watching highlights of the errors, and missing the big saves he DID make in the 3rd and shootout.

    He recovered, and battled back, and showed great heart.. no goalies are perfect, or they would all have 0.00 GAA’s.. He even said he felt bad about the goals… who cares if it went to OT?? We won! (pessimist!)

    Man, look where we stand and try to look at the glass half full. We are over achieving compared to what was speculated at the beginning of the season… This is a young team, and are in a great spot right now~

    Unless every game is a shutout and we score 6+ goals, you complain… want some cheese with your whine? 😛


  13. The real question is : can Huet stop teams like Detroit, Ottawa,Rangers ,New Jersey,Dallas,Ducks,Vancouver and San Jose,my money’s on him choking even though he had his first good 3rd period,overtime and shoot-out,lol.

  14. #14 MrBigTime says:
    January 18, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Huet has a better save pct than: Detroit, Ottawa, Rangers, NJ, Dallas, ducks, and San Jose… Only Luongo has a better save pct than him for what you mentioned… he sits 4th in the league for save pct (more than 15 GP)

    He did make a mistake in the win, but made 23 other saves, including 5 big ones in OT, to get us the win…

    Huet is not a problem… He will allow a soft goal here and there, guess what: all goalies do…Saku’s play right now is small problem, but looks to be leading his team to the playoffs, which is what we all want.

  15. #15 MrBigTime says:
    January 18, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Xtrahabsfan: Betting on your own goalie to fail… Think about that, is that what a good Habs fan would do? Is that supporting your team? whats wrong with you?

  16. #16 Chris says:
    January 18, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Here is the latest trade rumour i have heard courtesy of TSN;

    The flames apparently are looking to dump some salary for next years cap without shaking up the current positive chemistry of the team…while the Habs are looking to bring in some veteran proven offensive talent (and they have the cap space for his salary)…. Tanguay for Ryder

    Assistant Canadiens GM was in Calgary scouting out something this week….

  17. #17 MrBigTime says:
    January 18, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    What is the need for the 6 Divisions in the NHL anyhow, granted the travel thing, but come on…

    Look at Atlanta in 3rd in the conference… One point in between them and Carolina, one sits in 3rd in the conference, the other in 10th?? Same deal for the Rangers who sit in last in their division, and 9th in the conference, but with the same amount of points overall…

    Anyone else agree that it would make more sense having 2 conferences, and to drop the divisions? Maybe I’m missing something, I do realize you play more divisional games, but this has padded Detroit’s stats for too long…

  18. The only thing they need to change, is the playoff format. seed the teams according to their point total. The top 8 teams ,(irreguardless of whether they are on top of their division), should make the playoffs. So if habs have more points than Atlanta, then they start ahead of Atlanta in the playoffs. I say keep the divisions, but only change the playoff format. It’s unfortunate that the SE division has weak teams in it.

  19. #19 habsfan says:
    January 18, 2008 at 4:58 pm


  20. that means nothing. I just don’t have alot of confidence in Huet. He makes me nervous, especially when he handles the puck. Hey it’s just my opinion.
    If Depietro was our goalie, he would probably be as good as Ottawa.
    I still think Halak needs to get some playing time in, because if he turns out to be better than Huet, habs could decide to trade Huet, considering he’s a UFA at the end of the season, and his asking price,is too much for his role next year as a backup.

  21. 2nd Round Pick for J.P Dumont
    M.Dandenault R.Bonk

    I know the Bonk thing might sound stupid,but We really need our PK to get better and so far It’s pretty darn bad.

  22. #22 patrick says:
    January 18, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    What are you saying?

  23. Crosby injured in Pitt game tonight vs TB. ankle sprain and sidelined indefinitely. that will definitely help our chances tomorrow night. Time to start winning at home and get some separation from other teams. habs kick some ass!

  24. Penguins lose, Devils lose and Atlanta gets thumped 10-1 for good measure :)

  25. To win a cup we need all-star goaltending(huet probably won’t be enough.), good special teams,powerplay is great! Cant say the same thing with PK. And we also need size.(DON’T GOT!)lol I still think the habs have a chance but I feel that If they can make some changes, we could then go for the cup.bring in Derek Boogard!theres some size!lol

  26. Hey Carbo,with Sidney out of the pics,start Halak,don’t be a putz!

  27. You know I think everyone got the trade rumours with Calgary backwards. I don’t think Ryder is the player Calgary wants. They want speed and a good skater. Ryder is neither. But Koivu is! that’s right. Koivu would fit in perfectly in Calgary, a speedy centerman. And Tanguay, because he’s known for his play making ability, would be a great centerman, replacing Koivu, not to mention that he’s a lot younger than Koivu. But habs would have to give more, maybe a prospect, or someone like Bouillon or Gorges. So forget Ryder, because he’s not worth more than maybe a 5th round pick.

  28. Calgary wouldn’t want Ryder for his skill, I think they’re more interested in freeing up cap space to resign players like Dion Pheneuf. I can see the Ryder for Tanguay deal happening; here’s hoping!

  29. #29 habsofthefuture says:
    January 19, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    “DID U KNOW”

    That The hammer(5.5mill) is the second highest paid guy on our team Next to Markov(5.75),did u know Brian(2mill) slowlinski makes more than Thomas Plekanec(1.4Mill) because i didnt.LOL Did u know that kyle Chipchura makes twice as much as Maxim lapiere, a hundred thousand more than Carey Price and three hundred thousand more than Andrei Kostityn.I had no idea that these guys were getting paid this much to play average hockey.Exempt Markov and Plekanec they set the level of hockey MONTREAL should be playing all the time.


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