Dec 6, 2014

The half-off Habs vs. the Stars Game Preview and Open Thread

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159 comments:

  1. The three beer glasses prove once again a picture speaks a thousand words. The regular seasonis a joke. So start laughiig people.

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  2. We got a new p;layer to replace Lars Eller. His name no one can pronucne. I say call him Rolex, watCH or something else.

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  3. Go Habs Go! It's Saturday night - you gotta be positive 6 hours before game time! Last night wax one o this games the Habs shoukd have won and they can't afford to let too many of those games happen. Just a couple more bounced and some unbiased reffing and they would have been alright. So GYFHG!

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  4. half off is fucking right moe. let's get it down to 1/4 off

    GYFHG

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  5. ps I am up at the 29 family cottage where we are drinking and eating!

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  6. DINNER THREAD

    29 family cottage means food, diet be damned. I'm cooking tonight, mustard maple glazed lamb chops, with lemon-chive new potatoes and an Asian veggie medley. It sounds all over the place, and it is! But I'm optimistic

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    1. Drinking Irish whiskey while I cook and we've got some nice reds (on the lighter side) ready to go with the lamb

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    2. Made a "killer" lasagna (if I do say so myself), chocolate eclairs later.

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    3. Sounds great 29. We did a Spanish tomato meatloaf, potatoes,veg, Pinot Grigio and a bottle of Taylor's 10 yr old port...so by midnight (gametime) I'll either be pumped and swearing like a sailor or passed out...go habs go!

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    4. Sounds good you too Kmaxxx! love that Taylor's 10 year old

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    5. Awesome 29.

      I have impressed myself with PiriPiri lamb chops, fried rice and strawberry+rhubarb pie. Washed down with an excellent wine find, Las Moras Chardonnay.

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  7. Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva · 59 mins 59 minutes ago
    #canadiens Sven Andrighetto will play at center on the third line.

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  8. Going to get a comment in before the relic cockroaches get air time.

    A piece of filth like don cherry should not be allowed a second of Canadian airwaves to even mention Jean Beliveau's name. I may not be of the class and grace of the dearly departed man of elegance but fuck me if that rockem sockem POS cherry gets to say anything about the great man.

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  9. Why does a fucking lunkhead ex-leaf like kypreoshit need a hockey stick on a faked ice stage? ... and hahahrudey tells him to get off the CH logo. Go suck the tears out of your 1993 baby blue bandana.

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  10. Wow, connor mckenna, on sports extra says the problem with the Habs is the coachiing. Hard to believe someone actually said it. I think he's a free-lancer not under contract, maybe that's why.

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    1. ABOUT FUCKING TIME SOMEONE SAID IT

      When DDD is your number 1 PP player, you have coaching issues

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    2. Um, the road sign above point to half m t.

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  11. "juce6:19 PM
    Made a "killer" lasagna"

    Who, pray tell, are you killing?!

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    1. Myself, someone will find me by Xmas. lol

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  12. I've had little good to say about Bob Cole over the years but tonight he redeemed a big part of my dislike with his genuinely heartfelt Jean Beliveau comments. Dick Irvin Jr. is a fucking Habs encyclopedia.

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  13. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  14. Referees
    Dave Jackson (#8) Steve Kozari (#40)

    Linesmen

    Lonnie Cameron (#74), Shane Heyer (#55)

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  15. GHYFHG!

    I sense a 5-2 win.

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  16. Dallas recognizing M. Beliveau. Another classy move.

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  17. One Smurf over the line sweet jesus one smurf over the line.

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  18. Breakfast thread:

    Turkey Bacon sub on flatbread with honey mustard a a splash of mayo.

    I'm very excited about this sub.

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  19. Why do some 'singers' scream anthems?

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  20. TFS in net? Interesting...

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  21. TFs gets a second start in a row - in a B2B - wtf is going on? Has MT had an epiphany or something? Imagine that - allowing your no. 1 goalie to play two games in row...what a fucking genius we have coaching the Habs...

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  22. Cole, MoeMan, Mickey Ribs.....all have crosses to bear....oh yeah, Spezza too.

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  23. #4's are embroidered b y a company in Montreal, ordered Wednesday and worn yesterday.

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  24. They said seguin is the best scorer in the league.

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  25. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  26. Tangerine's hit the other day is a major, but that hit on Dream Weaver is fine? This fucking league...

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  27. How the fuck is that not a penalty?

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  28. The league just can't fucking stand that our Habs were in 1st place in spite of all the bogus penalties on them and all the non-calls on the opponents - all because their fucking broons were eliminated them,

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  29. Weaver gone to the room.

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  30. Daley had to be helped to the room, karma.

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  31. Morew than halfway through the period and not a fucking shot on goal - FFS!!!

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  32. Price looks really off so far, like he doesn't know where the puck is. Not blaming him on the goal, everyone's at fault for that. Just an observation.

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  33. That's about right...FFS - if you don't take a shot on goal how thw fuck are you ever going to do anything!!!

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  34. Is that a vaild penalty? waiting for the replay.

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  35. Refs are really back to penalizing PK anytime someone goes down within 20 feet of him.

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  36. The Habs are probably not going to get a shot this period.

    Let's repeat: Dallas is the worst defensive team in the league. And the Habs can't even get a shot on net.

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  37. Bullshit penalty - but a fucking ridiculous open period by the Habs...have they had a shot yet?

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    1. I know when they don't show a replay it was a bogus call.

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  38. Why stop the play when no Hab was near the DAL goalie after the save?

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  39. I like that HNIC went on and on about the Dallas guy going off, bringing it up literally every 5 seconds, and then they breath a sigh of relief when he comes back out and talk about it some more. They just got around to saying Weaver went off before that and hasn't come back.

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  40. Wow, 2 whole shots now! Thanks for proving me wrong guys!

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  41. SOG 10 - 3 - what a fucking joke! DGMB - wake the fuck up!!!!!! The Habs need a fucking coaching change now!!

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  42. Like how the linesman let that go until the Habs had scoring chance and then suddenly it was offside.

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  43. They're lucky it's only 1-0.

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  44. That was as bad a period of hockey as I have seen all season - this is really fucking scary! HOW THE FUCK do you only get 3 FUCKING. Shots in one period?

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  45. I am watching Fox Sports. They have some great experessions
    a "venumous power play"
    "Dallas is emptying their clip on Montreal"
    "DDD is a tricky little fella but he does not score"

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  46. Watching the same feed Steve - better than Rogers...just watched Crotchs Corner - how fucking embarrassing was that!!

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  47. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  48. So shooting the puck into the bench is now a penalty. NHL refs never cease to amaze.

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  49. Oh fuck off!!!! KILL IT

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  50. Love how Seguin went down like was shot until the whistle blew. Seems fine now.

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  51. Very hard to even be in a position to shoot at the fucking net if they're always killing penalties in their own end. 4 fucking penalties - thanks refs.

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  52. Dinner was FABULOUS. This game is... not

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  53. Just glad Seguin recovered so quickly from that 'vicious' elbow.

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  54. Butt should get tossed not CHarger.

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  55. Oh fuck OFF Kill it.

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  56. Before puck drop, MT should ask the refs how much time you want and just park half the team in the penalty box accordingly and be done with it.

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  57. Wait wait wait, Prust got a penalty? Fuck this league.

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  58. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  59. A PP for us????? I can't believe it.
    CASH THE FUCKER

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  60. Love how they try to suggest PK was faking it ,"He's fine enough now to play on the PP!" Where was that sarcasm for Seguin. Oh yeah, too busy saying Plecks did that on purpose.

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  61. A wide open net, they just can't get a fucking break, no puck luck.

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  62. Almost a great break on the PP!! Oh, it's DD. He fumbles it and it's done. MT is a fucking genius.

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  63. Sometimes I fantasize that I'm the owner of the Habs and I go to MT and tell him it's his choice to play DD on the PP, but if DD gets 1 second of PP time tonight he is fired. I just want to see what would happen. I wonder if MT would keep being stubborn and playing his pet or give in for his own job. I honestly don't know what he would do.

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    1. He'd still play DDD and take his severance.

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  64. I swear, Gilbert hits the puck softer than 8 yr old girl.

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  65. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  66. Andrighetto tripped - no call.

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  67. fuck (Y) why? Kill it.

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  68. Oh Butt too? ok then

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  69. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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  70. Good thing MT had DD out there to take an important defensive zone faceoff with 10 seconds left!

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  71. Butt should have been tossed out when he boarded Weaver, well ok, at least a penalty, but if it's good for the Habs then fair's fair.

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  72. 4-1 leaf over canucks after 2.

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    1. CBJ 2-0 over tampa in he 3rd
      broons 2-1 over the Desert end of 1st

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  73. Here's the truth:

    Habs weren't as good as their early record. But they're not as bad as their recent play.

    MT is ruining the youth on this team and he is a terrible coach. Let's stop sugar coating this. If not for Price, he would have been fired last year. Same with this year. Without Price their record would be bad enough to get rid of him.

    Habs will be fighting for playoff spot by the holidays. They'll make the playoffs simply because the East is so weak. Price might get them through 1 or 2 rounds, MT will continue to drive this team into the ground and the young guys either don't develop or leave town.

    DD will never, ever, be taken off the 1st line, PP, or away from Patches. NEVER.

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  74. Lets just forfiet the rest of this tour and go home!

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  75. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!
    Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!
    Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  76. Don't worry guys! Now that Weaver is injured we'll see Allen back in the line up next game! Because Tiny and N8 aren't ready yet!

    /starts self-harming

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  77. !st NHL game, 1st NHL goal. Nice.
    He left @4:00 am to join the team.

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  78. At least they avoid the indignity of being shutout...again.

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  79. Juggler is juggling, gCGyuk is at center.

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    1. he is gettting worried about the 2018 contract negotiations

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    2. I thought I say Patches with gCHuck last shift. I might just be mixing my medication, though.

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  80. Ghetto now has 50% of the goals as the first line center. And he's not even done his first game.

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  81. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  82. Stephan Auger said the hit on Weise was legal, the league won't take any action.

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  83. GO HABS GO! Pot one!

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  84. So apparently Trembley was on RDS at intermission mocking Boston for trading a great generational talent like Seguin.

    I guess he would know best about running amazing once in a life time talent out of town.

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  85. Why are the refs always blowing the whistle whenever the Habs are getting chances?

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  86. Wow, these refs...

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  87. CASH IT BOYS, CASH THAT PUCKER!!

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  88. CaSH it, I think we might see a new look PP?

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  89. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  90. I am actually shocked they called that. Such is this league, where a textbook infraction at center ice is no guarantee a call will be made.

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  91. gCHuck centering Patches on the PP?

    /faints

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  92. If you're going to dump and chase, you probably have to chase.

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  93. If only we had another period.

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  94. Oh fuck, kill it.

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  95. TFS pulled with the icing.

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  96. Gilbert is useless why is he there, he can't even hit the puck further than inches.

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  97. Gargage gARBAGE

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  98. You pull TFS and put Gilbert out when you trying to get a goal, the loss is on YOU MT...and the refs.

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  99. Only offence against the worst defensive team in the league is an individual effort by a rookie in his first game.

    Pride is not something these guys know a lot about.

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  100. And the Wings officially move ahead of the Habs.

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  101. Habs were in 1st a week ago. Now 11th when taking games in hand into consideration.

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  102. Thanks, moeman, I'm outta here, gonna laze on the sofa and watCH something.

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  103. Watching on pvr delay. Just finished the 2nd period - gave up and went to nhl.com to find the final score. I'll watch til In the Ghetto scores, then I'm done.

    Holy fuck re: 1) the reffing 2) the coaching

    1) Obvious
    2) So the 3rd goal. 10 seconds left in the period. Defensive zone faceoff. Who do you put in at centre? Malhotra? No. Plekanec? No. Fucking eMTy's love child DDD!

    This team is missing many important parts if they're going to beat the teams on the ice along with the league. They'll fall out of a top 3 division spot by Christmas if something doesn't change.

    Oh, and do you know why the Stars traded Gonchar? To make room for that swedish kid Klingberg or whatever his name is. No more means to be said on that.

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  104. Glad I missed it. Okay, I think they officially suck. Meh. MB please fix it.

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  105. Habs just finished 6/9 nights, after 4 days off following 6/9 nights. It will take another 17 days to complete their next 6 games. And that's not even counting the xmas break. And 5 of those games are at home. Some tough teams, but lots of chances to get back on track.

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  106. Stupidest mediot comment about the great Jean Beliveau, 'he was the only Hab leaf fans liked'. Always about themselves and their team. Sick fucks.

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  107. the Maritimer9:49 AM

    Ever since Gallagher called out the NHLRA, some of the calls against the Habs have been atrocious. They are going to pay for that the rest of the year and maybe longer.

    This constantly being down a goal or two EVERY FIRST PERIOD is wearing me down. Time for a Habs break methinks. I've got tons of blu-ray movies to get caught up on over the next few weeks. Also, the WJC's will be here soon, always a nice hockey fix.

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  108. CIBC tribute to Jean Beliveau
    https://twitter.com/hashtag/cibc?src=hash

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  109. Mme Beliveau, daughter and granddaughters shake hands with fans at the Jean Beliveau's wake.
    live streaming http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hdpid=616&id=689444&lang=en

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  110. George Gilette broke down while speaking about Beliveau.

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  111. Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs · 56 mins 56 minutes ago
    Mr. Béliveau’s seat 3 rows behind #Habs bench is lit with a spotlight. Back of chair is covered with a No. 4 jersey. Beautifully done

    Huge banner of Mr. Béliveau with torch, another w/ Stanley Cup, flank No. 4 banner behind coffin with statue, 2 CH floral tributes

    Jean Béliveau’s famous autograph rings Bell Centre at 2 levels. Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe, Hart & Ross trophies flank his coffin

    #Habs have dressed Bell Centre magnificently for Mr Béliveau’s visitation. Visuals exceed any description. Breathtakingly simple, elegant

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  112. Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs · 1 hr 1 hour ago
    Geoff Molson & George Gillett were both in tears when I spoke with them alone today, both profoundly moved by Jean Béliveau in life & death
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    Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs · 1 hr 1 hour ago
    Élise Béliveau is truly a rock. Hundreds & 100s of tearful mourners coming to her at her husband’s coffin & she’s comforting them. Unreal

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  113. The last Hab to score in his first NHL game was Patches. So Gehtto is in good company and between him Cakes and gCHuck we should have pretty cosistant seconday scoring. Its the primary that seems to have left the barn. I think this year is a leaning experience and a anything goes playoff run. Lego is not up to replacing SuperPleXXXe, and gCHuck is not up to replacing Lego. Of course DDD needs urgent replacement as our first line center. On D we have a first and second D and then five sixth D.

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  114. @The M (9:49 comment)

    The terrible calls against the Habs have been going on all season, they just kind of slowed down a bit for a week or two. But the head scratchers have come roaring back on this road trip. Western teams always get the calls against Eastern teams (except for the usual suspects, i.e. Boston). It's not just the penalties, it's the offsides and icings, too. Like I say, I have GCL so I can immediately rewind and rewatch an offside. There were so many blown calls on this trip you have to start wondering what's going on. Yeah, it's a fast game and they'll get a couple wrong. But every close call went against the Habs. Some not even close calls went against them. Several times the Habs were totally onside, play went on for a second or two, and then when they got a good scoring chance it would be whistled dead on a mystery offside. How can anyone take this league seriously?

    Like you, I have taken breaks in the past. But the schedule really slows down for them now. They have 18 games until the end of January. That's 55 days. It only took them 35 days to play their last 18 (which is insane when you realize that's more than a game every other day). So the crushing disappointment will come in smaller doses now.

    It's hard to watch just because I feel like I'm watching the same tragedy over and over again, and that comes directly from MT's coaching decisions. Every time there's a PP and I see DD on the first wave that eats up 75% of it I die a little inside. Every time I see Eller benched or Allen getting 20 minutes, I cringe.

    The guys on 690 have been making a good point about N8 and Tiny. MB doesn't want them in the NHL now because he need to resign them next year. If they're in the minors most of this season he can sign them for much less. I guess this is what he meant by taking a step back this year, in addition to getting guys like gonCH and Allen. It's all about setting up next year. Which is nice and all, but it's not great playing with the development of what we hope to be the future of our blue line, especially when MT is already fucking with gCHuck and Eller's development. That's really what scares me most. Not this year, the future.

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  115. Carnaval recalled from Hamilton, Bowman sent back.

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  116. Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs · 7 hrs 7 hours ago
    Élise Béliveau will be at #Habs game Tuesday, at which Jean will be celebrated pre-game. “I wouldn’t miss it,” she told me

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  117. Mme Beliveau is a very strong woman, how she managed to have the strength to shake each and every fan's hand and even consoling some of them is nothing short of amazing.

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  118. "It is almost comforting that, since the Canadiens are a religion in Quebec, the team’s brick, mortar and steel home has on this morning become its most important cathedral."

    ...."(The anniversary is surreal: it was on Dec. 7, 1961 — 53 years to the day — that Jean Béliveau played the first game of his 10-year tenure as captain of the Canadiens, elected to the position by teammates on Oct. 11 to succeed the traded Doug Harvey. A knee injury had kept him out of action until his club’s 26th game of the 1961-62 season, a 4-1 Forum victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.)"

    http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/montreal-canadiens/dave-stubbs-thousands-pay-emotional-last-respects-to-jean-beliveau

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  119. I don't always agree with Mr. Todd, but when somebody in the media has the balls to finally call out DDD, I'm all in. Thank you Jack.
    http://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/montreal-canadiens/jack-todd-canadiens-need-a-real-no-1-centre-to-replace-david-desharnais

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    1. the Maritimer7:13 AM

      Yes, I read that as well. Finally.

      Since Jack is now semi-retired he can say it and get away with it. But everything he said was true.

      And hey, I don't dislike David Desharnais in any way, shape or form. He is to be commended for reaching the level he has but it's just reality. Once video reviews pick apart his game he's done. Teams adapt and he can't. It' just physics. And as the great Red Fisher used to say: "It's not personal, it's business."

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    2. They were discussing DDD on AC Andre Savard said, well we still have to be careful what we say, he is a francophone.
      Why should that matter, it doesn't one's talent or lack of, so one shouldn't speak honestly? D'arche simply said one thing you can never complain about is his effort.
      They say DDD lost the faceoff but PFK and Markov were responsible for the loss, they were both out of position when he lost the faceoff.

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    3. *dictate one's lack*

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  120. Looking at pictures of the Bell Center today, including Mme Beliveau, it is nice to know we support an organization that exudes such class. Toronto would charge admission, Boston only has one alum worthy of this treatment and fans would probably spill beer on his coffin.

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  121. So some guy made taglines for each NHL team. Some of them are hilarious.

    Ex:

    Habs: "BLAH BLAH BLAH I DON'T CARE WE HAVE 24 CUPS"

    leaf: "CUPS DON'T MATTER, WE'RE RICH"

    broon: "EVERYBODY HATES US"

    http://imgur.com/a/tdIhQ#h5yKIbk

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  122. A broons fan just called 690 and said he can fix our team, just fire MT & DGMB and hire Don Cherry.
    Maybe he should fix his own team and hire him.

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  123. I've been snarfing pics all week to create a tribute to Jean Beliveau:

    http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2014/12/4.html

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