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Western Road Trip

  • The Canadiens head West in 1st place overall in the East.

    How long will they stay at the top?

  1. #1 Habman says:
    March 3, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Ok guyz…this ain’t rocket science…4-3 SJ over MONT in O.T

    53.75% SJ
    47.25% MT
    thats the tale of the tape…so..its gotta be..ive made my 20 dollar bet that it will be a tie…im a business man and i need the money…lol

  2. #2 Habman says:
    March 3, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Grier(x-hab)..gonna take it KOMI..Rivet.has some points to make…Marleau…got a nice place in Lac Pelltier Saskatchewan..,,hes a home boy and im from Sask..had a few beer with the guy…Roenick,Thornton,Cheechoo,Campbell,Ozolnish, c’ aint gonna be no cake walk here..

  3. #3 Habman says:
    March 3, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Good luck and enjoy the game my comrades…ill let you guys hash it out until the end of the game..and remember…if you can not get the game..go to..My and down load the software you need to see all the action!!


  4. #4 habsofthefuture says:
    March 3, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    habman give me think so i can watch but is it for real?

  5. #5 habsofthefuture says:
    March 3, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    lol the link not think

  6. #6 yukon jake says:
    March 4, 2008 at 12:18 am

    habman is correct. I am watching the game right now and rely on that site. he was close, it is actually then click on forum on the top right, from there scroll down to NHL. You will then find a link for streaming channels for each day. Clicking on that, and scrolling down, you will find NHL games. If you scroll down a little more, it will offer all the details on the software you need.

    GO HABS GO!!!

  7. This is a really tight game- As expected. I want montreal to get a good lead so I can go to sleep!!!lol

  8. Refs calling a tight game unless you interfere with Price ,bullshit!!!!!

  9. Anybody else want Komi or Lats to do Shelly,lol?

  10. #10 Dancan81 says:
    March 4, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Lats would die.

  11. Still laughing,lol

  12. Not laughing anymore,uggh.

  13. #14 hablifer says:
    March 4, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Price is not an NHL goalie! wow! was he horrible. cost habs a win.
    also habs are too soft, and no defence.

  14. Well ,we didn’t do to bad against a team of GIANTS.

  15. #16 orangeman says:
    March 4, 2008 at 2:19 am

    I think they did well considering the officiating. I’m NEVER one to complain about the refs at all. But two elbows, a too many men and at least three golie interferences (one that led to a goal) are a bit too much to overlook seeing as they were all blatant (so was the hit from behind by Boullion, I know). The non calls on the rough stuff with Price obviously got to him. He was horrible tonight. The two last goals, they just walked around the defence. I’d still take the Habs over the Sharks in a 7 game series, though. Price can’t be that bad all the time, right?

  16. #17 orangeman says:
    March 4, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Also, thanks to Habsman for the p2p stream. Those of us who live on different continents salute you.

  17. Pittsburgh is going to win and go infront by 2 pts. but montreal has to start playing like a 1st place team not a 4th place team.

  18. #19 Habman says:
    March 4, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Orangeman gets the “WIZARD OF THE NIGHT” award….ive nothing to say(you guyz must be shocked)
    I would like to know if anybody thinks there should be a RAP..referee accountability panel? asking what we can learn from this…refs aside…what do you guyz think they are talking about in the team review meeting tommorow?


  19. #20 Ice Man says:
    March 4, 2008 at 8:28 am


    Roy & Dryden had their share of shitty games. Uh, does a 9 goal game against Roy rig a bell !!!

    Get over it. He is 20 years old.

  20. #21 Ice Man says:
    March 4, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Habs Fans are the worst fans in all of the NHL. Eveything is fine when they win. BUT when they lose, all hell breaks loose. Price could play 20 games all with shut outs stopping 60 shot a game but when he has a bad game, he is not an NHL Goalie, he is crap etc, etc, etc.

    Fans such as these need to “GROW UP” & get a life. Bloody wankers.

  21. #22 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 4, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I swear some of you people are just praying for price to play bad so you can say “gainey should have never traded huet” Huet is gone, he is not part of this team anymore so screw huet. Price is the man now so if you dont like it drive west down the 401 where you belong

  22. #23 Ice Man says:
    March 4, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Only in Montreal where a player can be God for a few games and a piece Shit the next.

    BAD GAME? Well sort of……..

    – We had 7 power plays (PP) & nothing. I noticed that last night on the PP that they were trying for that cross ice pass which was mostly picked off or missed their sticks altogether. This is not the PP we know. They have to get out of that bad habit. They have to get a player in front of the net and shoot form the Point. Goalie can’t stop what he can’t see right.

    – They ran Price but no call. A lot of no-calls. But the Habs would not score on 50 PP’s last night.

    – The D- Men were a sleep on three goals.

    – My beloved Price had a really tough night. Some soft goals. Hey, he is only 20 yrs old. He will have a few of them once in a while. He has to look at the bad goals today and learn form it. He will bounce back.

    – Ryder is in the Shit house again. Hardly any time on the PP. I guess he has to score 2 goals a night to impress Carbo.

    – What in the Blue Hell is Lats & Smokes doing in the line up. Smoke trips price for Fucks sakes. He just a well have shot it in the net himself. That Assclown Lats he should be down in the AHL.

    The boys have to pull up their socks and buckle down. This is no time to slack off.

    This is a fairly young team. They will learn form this.


  23. #24 orangeman says:
    March 4, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Well, I personally just said Price was horrible this game and that the rough play got to him. I’m sure he’ll rebound next game. This loss wasn’t completely his fault, he was left out to dry by his D quite a bit.

  24. #25 JohnS says:
    March 4, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Price had a mediocre game so what? It happens I dont think anyone expected we would win all remaining 16 games.

  25. For all of u’sss, Huet got injured yesterday, back injury.

    On the other side, last nights game, the refs totally sucked and for both teams, not only Montreal. First time I see high stick with blood being called as a 2 minutes, but anyhow.

    On the final side, can we win all games ?

    Probably not.

  26. #27 Donnie says:
    March 4, 2008 at 11:54 am

    0 for 7 on the PP, and well-below-average goaltending. Theres no great mystery why we lost…I’m just surprised we still got 4 goals. Price had a really bad game, everyone knows it (including him)….now everyone gotta move on and focus on the next game. We’re not gonna win every game, Price will be bad in some, and the PP won’t be working in some….and thats it.
    Might see Halak against Phoenix next game or L.A the next, but we still got Anaheim before we head home, so theres no time to lick any wounds…chalk it up as a bad game and push through.
    Btw, after Anaheim, we’re home for Jersey and Ottawa, so it ain’t gettin any easier and theres no time for floating…good time for this team to show once again what its made of. But the game last night was a playoff game for all intended purposes, and IF the PP is gonna be ineffective like that….we’re in trouble.
    Move on boys and get the groove back, we’ve been doing it all year…GO HABS GO !!!

  27. #28 BarrieHabFan says:
    March 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Just like orangeman, I try to be neutral when considering the officiating. And looking from the outside at the number of penalties handed out in the game and who got the powerplays, one would think everything is fine. But that was some bad reffing! What kills me the most is, do you think for one minute that if a hab made blatant contact with Nabokov it wouldn’t be called. I shouldn’t say that this just happens to Montreal. It is a disturbing trend in the league where referees let players run into goalies. Even outside the crease a goalie can’t be run into unless he has the puck. It’s still interference. But in todays NHL it seems to be ok to crash the net and try to push the puck and the goalie over the line.
    For the most part, Montreal deserved the penalties they received. But San Jose benfitied all night from knowing that most of the time they could get away with infractions that Montreal could not. And you’re right, several that were let go were blatant! Latandresse hooked and then cross checked from behind, too many men on the ice (that could clearly be seen by all officials), hooking of Kovalev, goaltender interference, etc.

  28. #29 Stanley says:
    March 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Yeah, the Canadiens had a lot of defensive lapses. Yeah, the referee’s favored the Sharks. But you gotta like the speed. The Canadiens have to be one of the fastest teams in the NHL.

  29. Halak Is playing for sure on Thurday though. I think Price might have been tired because he hasn’t started this often yet this year.

  30. #31 hablifer says:
    March 4, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Price tired? He’s 20 years old. c’mon! and it wasn’t just 1 or 2 bad goals he let in. It was all of them! Please take a look at the 4th goal he allowed. That tells the whole story. And where was our D all night? You can’t play that way and expect to win, especially against a physical team like SJ.
    If habs make it to the playoffs, and play a physical team….. they’re toast!

  31. #32 Ice Man says:
    March 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm


    Give that head of yours a shake. All goals were soft. What game were you watching?

  32. when we play a big team like the Sharks,I’d like to see the biggest members of the Bulldogs called up,”Biron,etc” Why not ,it’s play-off mode!

  33. #34 Ben says:
    March 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Kostopoulous and Begin sitting out on a game against the sharks and probably Ducks, That is the only idiocy thing that I find Carbo is sometimes. Begin would of had a blast with Thornton as he did a couple years back againsn’t Boston. I’ll never understand Carbo for this shit.

  34. Price deserves a chance to redeem himself. Halak shouldn’t play until LA.

  35. #36 Habman says:
    March 4, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Pacum Perva, and lice man..please DO NOT change your blog makes it much easier to “skip” to the next comment!

  36. #37 Habman says:
    March 4, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    So..they say its no big deal to worry …ha!,, if we lose three in a row(and everyone else) and Boston wins three in a row…they’ll be in first place.
    Like it or not,Crosby’s back, and other teams are going to have to do us favors so we stay in the top three spots in the conference.
    We will make the playoffs….so we should be happy about that,HEALTH is the most important issue for our team….and if you dont think so…you don’t know CRAP about hockey!..and you 2 know who Iam taking about!

  37. #38 Habman says:
    March 4, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Hey Hablifier, you seem like an alright guy….im an experience “kick boxer’, some years ago i was told by my “sifu” instructor that to stay in shape is the best way to win…im 44 years old now, i really have to work now to keep the “beer belly” off…but i know one thing…the bigger you are..the faster you get tired, and eventually they lose most fights if an opponent uses strategy…these bigger teams in the NHL will not win the Stanley cup, nor with the new rules will they get away with all the “clutching” and “grabbing”
    Pittsburgh just won their game over Tampa…#1 spot is gone for the rest of the year!

  38. #39 Ice Man says:
    March 4, 2008 at 11:04 pm


    I bet I can kick your Ass.

    I’m big. 5’11”, 260 lbs.

    I don’t get tired.

  39. #40 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 4, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Habman in the #2 post did you say grier is an ex hab? WOW

  40. #41 Ice Man says:
    March 5, 2008 at 8:53 am


    He’s got issues Brother.

  41. #42 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 5, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Lol i here ya iceman

  42. #43 PACTUM SERVA says:
    March 5, 2008 at 10:18 am


  43. #44 MrBigTime says:
    March 5, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Yup, he definately does… More than we could ever get into around here, it’s pretty sad to be honest, but fun to laugh at, and not with…lol


  44. #45 Christopher says:
    March 5, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    The habs fall to San Jose to start their western road trip. Not a huge suprise that they fell, considering they had won 6 of 8 as well as how well the Sharks have been playing (and the west is harder/tougher hockey).

    We did however go toe to toe with them just got out-lasted…personally i think it was a good game for them to get a feel for Western Conference hockey so they can adjust and adapt for the following two games against the Gretzky hungry Coyotes and the got-nothing-to lose Kings.

    Price let in more than 3 goals in a game…bound to happen to a team that has so much explosive offense and waiting to unleash. But we answered the call again with 4 of our own, and another premier effort from Pleckanec with two of his own. I have been saying this for a while….Pleck is going to be a star on this team…with flashes of a possible future Captaincy. He has not slowed down since last year, and is maturing at a very acclerated rate. Who needs Ribeiro when we have this top gun?

    So who is happy that Ryder is still with us??? I am on the top of the list, and now he can show us all he still has it…which he does. He will be a playoff hero…just wait for it.

    Speaking of heros…is Carey Price the next Patrick Roy/Ken Dryden who both led the Habs to Stanley Cups in their rookie campaigns??? Time will tell, but exciting as hell to watch it will be.

  45. Well I guess I was watching another game,I thought the size,speed and talent of the Sharks,plus the scared to open Pandora’s box in a fight scenario and the crap one sided Reffing,not only caused weak goals ,but took the wind out of the sails of the Habs.What makes me laugh is when people say it was jet lag,I believe that was the 3rd game in 4 days for the sharks.Look it’s got to deflate a team when the other team calls your out to dance and you got to look away so you don’t lose more teeth! Bob ,stop being such a putz and bring up our BIG GUY’S FROM THE DOGS!!!!

  46. #47 Ice Man says:
    March 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Carbo has to play Price Thursday. It is only simlpe logic.

    Price needs to know that Carbo has faith in him to come back with a great game. If he falters again then Halak is the go to man for a few.

    After all, when Mr. Huet Who? (seems so long ago) had a bad game Carbo always gave Huet a chance to redeem himself the next night. It is only right that Price will get the same respect.

  47. #48 hablifer says:
    March 5, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I say play Halak because he needs to get some playing time . If he plays well, keep him in. Until Price proves himself, we don’t have a #1 goalie. maybe Halak will prove to be better than Price, and become our #1 goalie, with Price his backup.
    I really don’t care, as long as we win! THAT’S THE NAME OF THE GAME!

  48. #49 Supadri says:
    March 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    why did markov get a game misconduct? What did he do?

  49. #50 Ben says:
    March 5, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Play Price tomorrow amd Halak on Saturday. Cause or else, we’ll get the same issues on Sunday agaisn’t the Ducks. 3 games in 4 night and the 3rd game agaisn’t a power house. Or else, play Halak agaisn’t the Cayotes and the Kings and keep Price fresh for the Ducks.

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