Feb 3, 2016

Blowin' it up, real good ~ Habs vs. Sabres

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137 comments:

  1. Love it!! Farm Film Celebrity Blow-up, n'est-ce pas? Blowing up Denny Therien was most sublime. Flaherty was never funnier than paired with the great John Candy.

    On last night: there is no doubt the coaching staff is completely out of answers. They had 5% of the hockey IQ required to compete at this level, and they used it up in their first season. If eMTy is the guy you want in the foxhole with you, then you need to speak to someone about those suicidal tendencies you're delusional about.

    For that matter, having recently found myself ensconced with Transparent, I think someone with better Photoshopping skills than me should work with DGMB and the Jeffery Tambor character (Maura).

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    1. Yup, one of the best comedy shows ever (MT2's clown show is funny too but sad funny).

      Around these here parts we call it PhotoCHopping. I'll keep it in mind.

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  2. I might add that Vodkov should sit tonight for Emelin. Give him a rest. Beaulieu too, for Pateryn. And a CHarger reclamation project would be wicked, except I suppose the cap hit of 900,000 is what makes it a no-go. But seeing nobody get even a tad upset about the gutless knee-on-knee on LessIsMore...? -_-

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    1. I think VAN would be on the hook for some of the coin as he is on waivers.

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  3. Chester9:12 AM

    What a sad sad unimaginative dull stupid boring display.
    This coaching staff is unmotivational uncreative and just obviously out of luck, never mind answers.
    I've never been a MT2.0 fan.
    DGMB prob backed the wrong horse in MT2.0.
    Management can't manage and be palse walse at the same time.
    The season is lost. We're all going to die.
    Go Habs

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    1. "What a sad sad unimaginative dull stupid boring display."

      Come on CHester, I know my mad PhotoCHoping skillz suck ... but

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    2. Chester12:59 PM

      coaching, coaching.
      The on ice product not the blog.
      Love the blog, it's my first stop.
      Go Habs

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  4. Soneone nailed it. First Chocula and now EMty are playing chess for the draw. We have been playing not to lose forever.

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  5. eMTy fired yet? No? Carry on.

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  6. Just wanted to echo Saint Paddy...

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  7. And after BBJ delivers his new babies, just bring him to Montreal FFS! Is it not that obvious? If you're gonna lose, at least lose with somebody with heart.

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  8. Good God, [comes with a pic of PK]:

    "From @GagnonFrancois: Habs should consider trading core players. Yes, maybe even this guy. http://www.tsn.ca/1.432542"


    Shit, we already lived through Chelios and Roy getting traded. NO NO NO NO NON!!!!!
    Trade ANYONE but TFS and Subban

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    1. Gag-non actually said PFK made DDD look bad on the PP.

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    2. That right there says it all, Gag-non picking his homie over the black man. That's also the reason why we have the coach we have an PFK and gCHyuk are both stifled.

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  9. I hope the crowd at the Bell Centre are unforgiving. I never supported booing even in the darkest years because I actually did believe everyone was doing their best, it was just that they either didnt have the skill or were completely incompetent. But now, screw it. Every time I see either MT or MB on the screen I feel insulted. Theyve turned this once great franchise into the Montreal Toronto Maple Leafs, where cronyism is the way and no one cares because everyone still makes ridiculous amounts of money. Fuck em.

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  10. Asked why he had Eller, Weise and Fleischmann on the PP, eMTpy said sometimes you don't have a choice, you have to make decisions to create energy. Whut???????? They had just over 7 mins to the game when they got the 5min PP, you decide you should wait till the last 7 mins to 'create energy'??

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  11. BrianWilde ‏@BWildeCTV 1 hr1 hour ago
    I shudder to think where the Habs would be without Subban. 30 minutes a game. Who carries those minutes? Leading scorer. Top plus minus.

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    1. DDD was on for over 4 minutes of the 5 min PP and did sweet fuck all.

      The other big glaring coaching fuck up, outside of the dump and chase, is the team plays most of the game along the boards (=zero use of creativity) and FWIW, the once stellar penalty kill looked totally lost on the PHI PP. PHI was constantly moving the puck in all directions and of course fed their man who was standing in the crease.

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  12. The FrancoSFU will lose their merde if MT2 et al. get turfed.

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  13. Looks like NHL's site is now re-designed by MLBAM.

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  14. Chester1:07 PM

    What happened to Lessio?
    I liked the look of him
    Go Habs

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    1. PHI's gudass went low and took out his knee. No Hab even attempted to take out gudass.

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    2. I really feel for the poor kid and he was the only one who seemed pissed.

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    3. More than just pissed and he could barely fucking move on his own.

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    4. the Maritimer1:57 PM

      Pretty hard to get at him when he got 5 and a game. Maybe Mitchell could have went after him or N8, if he was on the ice immediately after it happened. Not many options.

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    5. True but no one helped out the kid.

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  15. Wideman got 20 games.

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    1. Haven't read the league justification yet but nice to see them deliver a steep sentence (likely only because it is one of their own, a referee).

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  16. "The Leafs new logo has 13 "veins" at top to represent 13 Stanley Cups and 31 points to represent Maple Leaf Gardens opening in 1931."

    Shouldn't they have something to represent the 6-team league they won in? Why would you even want to remember the shame and abuse and loss of life brought on at MLG?

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    1. The ML$E has no soul.

      Also, 2 of those '13' were literally bought.

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    2. Furthermore, using the 'pin' worn during the war as their 'symbol' is nothing but a shame, drawing on the lives of veterans who died for this country and using that as a fucking marketing tool is the fucking lowest of the low and I am reminded, every time I have to watch a leaf game and seeing the their flag moving across the crowd, how they deface the flag that represents our country as a fucking self-promoting marketing tool just how low and disgusting they are.

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    3. They suffer from crotchitis.

      I can understand that they more-or-less represent English Canada's so-called original team (how they and the SFUckers slight the other non-Montreal teams is disgusting) but it is done with a huge dollop of desperation. (Not to tick off anyone), Cue, the bagpipes.

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    4. Also, too, I've said it once and maybe even many times, 'they are leaf fans, not hockey fans'.

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  17. Care to guess if kerry fraser picks out yet another penalty in a Habs game and takes the side of the CH opponent? Ol' helmet head is batting 1000% (but I still like the 1993 non-call on Gretzky).

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    1. No surprise there. I think they give him too much respect on Off The Cuff, he needs to be called out.

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    2. Neither fraser, collie or their ORA likes will ever be called out, unless some leaf or broon, say kadri or ratface, does something even more stupid than they already have (but then again theres chara). I'm going out on a limb here and will suggest that there is a weird outside-of-Quebec Anglo anger vs. the Montreal Canadiens.

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  18. Ugh: "BrianWilde ‏@BWildeCTV 8m8 minutes ago

    You need to watch this. You definitely need to watch last 25 seconds then you need to get a tissue. Price is hurting http://www.rds.ca/hockey/canadiens/carey-price-a-semble-indispose-a-la-jambe-droite-en-patinant-mercredi-lnh-1.2851625 "

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    1. It doesn't look very encouraging.

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    2. TFS™ is the CH's insurance policy. Don't fuck with the future and shut him down if this is the case. After that don't go making any fucked up loser deals, no matter how difficult it might be to the layman or what is an anyone's back pocket.

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  19. the Maritimer5:58 PM

    I don't see or hear Francois Gagnon very often so I listened to the podcast on TSN 690 re: trading pieces. He never advocates trading PK but says MB is in no position to not at least listen to calls for anyone or anybody. Maybe it's time to consider moving out some of the core. They aren't winning and show no signs of ever doing so again. Is it the coach? Maybe. They need to keep Price and Subban, after that anybody is game. The NUMBER ONE priority is get a NUMBER ONE CENTER. That's it. Build from there.

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  20. Money is little consolation for the young man, but hope it sends a message and will make kids (future adults) think twice.

    http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreal-hockey-player-paralyzed-in-game-awarded-8-million-in-damages

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  21. 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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  22. And so it goes...

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  23. Green chillies pulled pork been slow-cooking all day.

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  24. Lasagna made by me. Lots of leftovers, I'll be freezing some for sure.

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    1. Hosting a Super Bowl party. Prepping early.

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  25. Trying to figure this out on the leagues 'new' site, not sure what the player's number circled (red-Habs, blue-Sabres) means.

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    1. https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/buf-vs-mtl/2016/02/03/2015020756/ice-tracker/plays#game=2015020756,game_state=live,lock_state=live,game_tab=plays

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    2. Maybe players who had a hit.

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  26. Carbo, just now; 'playing just well enough to lose'.

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  27. 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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  28. Gorges saved a goal, it was behind Lehner and going in.

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  29. No one near Lehner, he clearly lifts his body to jar the net off the moorings to get a whistle. That should be a delay of game.

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  30. That was a beauty.

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  31. 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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  32. I am all Debbie Downer lately. I had a great 19 year old relationship turn toxic. I have seen every institution I ever believed in turn out to have feet of clay,and that includes the CH. We are all just a bunch of squirrles running around hoping not to get hit by that future car.
    So fuck we should cheer for capitalist pigs who have no dignity? I guess we have not choice and is that not the definition of a monopoly. OUr system is fucked time for a revolution, bloodless I hope cause there is still enough intelligence in this country to make positive change.

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  33. EMty will have a place in the hockey hall of fame as the worst coach with the best talent ever. Face the facts Mr Molson your vagina has a yeast infection and its all EMpty. Stab him in his giant cock.
    He is a cock walking like a man for sure. Hockey is a simple game. PUT THE PUCK INT THE FUCKING NET.
    You do not give the puck away. If your dudes are incompetent get dudes who can. HIDDEN MESSAGE, everyboyd has skill these days. You will make a play and get beat 5 times, but on the sixth you score. TO the couragouse go the victories. STOP the fucking bland fromm removikng the ELAN

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  34. This season is a bigger write off than my three years of university. Fucking TANK hard capitain, play the fucking game. DO not give me the bullshit, bullshit bullshit that has gone on for twenty years./ FUCKIKNG PLAY HOCKEY LIKE A BIZ fore fucks sake

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  35. 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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  36. MOMMY MAKE IT STOP

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  37. In a real enterprise Cheerleaders are like a radiator on a Telsa

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  38. You see what a good draft pick with a coach who is not a total asshole can do. Does anyone aside from DGMB think EMpty is turing gCHuck into a player. Its an ego contest and EMty never goes on the ice.

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  39. Four fucks sake for the sake of sanity and continutiy, stab somebody in the cock

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  40. 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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  41. BrianWilde ‏@BWildeCTV 3 mins3 minutes ago
    This is unbelievable. They just can't turn this barge around. Never seen anything like it. Honestly they're not this bad.

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  42. 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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  43. We don't see KidA in his office anymore.

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  44. Oh, there he is.

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  45. Gionta gets the EN.

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  46. That's it, goodnight and thanks moeman.

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  47. the Maritimer9:57 PM

    I didn't watch the game but you have to wonder how long Molson will allow this to go on. It's getting bloody embarrassing.

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  48. Reading all over the interwebs, people seem to have accepted that the tank is on. Habs looking good for a top 5 pick. The strange thing to me is everyone assumes that MT is gone in the summer. I ask, why would you assume that? In fact, I'm assuming he's not gone. Price's injury will be blamed, and you know MB is explaining to Molson that the tank is intentionally and the only way they can get talent because trades are HARD. This isn't Playstation you know! WAAAH!

    So even with the top pick, what does it matter if MT is still the coach? In his 4th year Galchenyuk is still playing less minutes than DDD and Weise, and is still on the wing. He's second wave PP and gets benched for any slight mistake. Do we really think another top 3 pick will save this team, especially right away?

    Barberio sat tonight for Emelin and Gilbert. These coaches have no idea how to recognize, encourage or develop young guys. No one is going anywhere at the deadline, or in the summer. But Price will come back and win a few games so everything will be 'fixed'.

    Not trying to be an over dramatic pessimist, but I gave up on this season long ago and didn't really care anymore. But now that I'm thinking about the future it gets even more depressing. We think it's dark now? Wait till Price, PK, Max, Gally and CHucky are all gone due to injuries, demanding trades or retirement.

    Fuck I really bought into that 9-0 start.

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  49. Just for fun:

    Top 3 forwards TOI

    Patches 19:07
    DDD: 18:51
    Plecks: 16:03
    Chuck: 15:56
    Weise: 15:51

    Yup, Chucky played a full 3 minutes less than the teacher's pet. Actually, everyone played about 3 minutes less than DDD, besides Patches. And double the time on the PP, too.

    As for managing Markov's minutes, he averaged 22:30 for these back to back games, second only to PK.

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  50. Skimmed through the comments and didn't see it mentioned (apologies if I missed it):

    The Habs didn't choose a Molson Cup winner for January. The team literally refused to chose the best player for that month. I don't blame them, but think they should have given it symbolically to the fans for putting up with this mess. A small gesture to show they still care a little bit.

    Oh, and talking about the dark future, there's grumblings out there now that Price needed surgery but the team went with simple rehab so they could get him back sooner. Turns out that wasn't good enough, and now they will have to go the surgery route anyway, which may mean Price will still be out at the start of next season. Just rumors, but at this point I wouldn't doubt it.

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    1. Per SFU, "Normally, the first home game of February sees the Canadiens award a player of the month honour for January. But three players tied for top spot — Lars Eller, Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty — and tie-breaking system couldn't settle it, so their points will carry over to next month. "

      I fail to see why PFK wasn't considered, he's had a point game for the last 15 games.

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  51. 2015-2016 Habs Monopoly. Fun for the whole family, if you like to cry and binge drink as a family.

    https://imgur.com/r/Habs/cU4ZHp3

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  52. Sad news that it now looks like TFS will have to have surgery and that the season is done for him...I hope he gets whatever he needs doing done as soon as possible and comes back next year at full strength. Of even bigger concern is that DGMB is looking at Reimer as a potential stop gap replacement - which is really fucking scary - suddenly the Habs want all the shit leaf goalies and see them as a way to break out of a slump. Sievens wasn't the answer - I doubt Rimmer will be either

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  53. I'm not one for stats much - but on my Twitter feed I just saw one that didn't surpise me but thta prompted me to pass it on - DDD has 1 point on the powerplay in the past 36 games...which brings back to that old adage about the definition of insanity...

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      LOL!

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  55. Read this at one of my fave politics blogs, seemed à propos;

    I’m reminded of one of my favorite passages in True Grit, one of my favorite novels:

    I was sick the next day. I got up and went to breakfast but I could not eat much and my eyes and nose were running so I went back to bed. I felt very low. Mrs. Floyd wrapped a rag around my neck that was soaked in turpentine and smeared with lard. She dosed me with something called Dr. Underwood’s Bile Activator. “You will pass blue water for a day or two but do not be alarmed as that is only the medicine working,” she said. “It will relax you wonderfully. Grandma Turner and I bless the day we discovered it.” The label on the bottle said it did not contain mercury and was commended by physicians and clergymen.

    Along with the startling color effect the potion also caused me to be giddy and light-headed. I suspect now that it made use of some such ingredient as codeine or laudanum. I can remember when half the old ladies in the country were “dopeheads.”

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  56. Things to do (mini spoiler);

    http://www.salon.com/2016/02/04/hail_caesar_the_coens_hilarious_yarn_of_50s_hollywood_goes_far_beyond_farce/

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  57. the Maritimer9:39 AM

    I have a theory about the current mess. There is a black cloud, a curse if you will, on the Canadiens. It started about, oh, December 02, 1995. Let's call it the Curse of Saint Patrick. No, not the guy who drove all the snakes out of Ireland, the guy who used to play goal for the Habs. Since then many strange and evil things have happened to their better players. Zednik getting clotheslined by McClaren, Saku having his eye taken out by Williams, Max having his neck broken by the Ape, Price getting Kreidered to name a few. Also, bad luck like Brisebois just tipping a Corey Stillman slapshot from the blue line past Cristobal Huet in the playoffs coming on a line change. I could go on but you get the drift. Is there any way possible to repatriate Patrick from Colorado to come and be GM and coach? At least he doesn't coach the Dump and Chase and thinks outside the box. It is time for the musty and staid Montreal Canadiens to embrace change and enter the 21st century. Enough of trying to play hockey as designed by Scotty Bowman and Jacques Lemaire. Let's get a true franchise player and let Galchenyuk be the star he is meant to be and let PK control the game from the backend like the greats before him. Oh, and for the love of God get Price's knee fixed ASAP and let him heal properly.

    Thank You,
    Glenn Stanton, aka the Maritimer (and proud Habs fan)

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    1. Well, they did retire #33's jersey in a big ceremony at the Phone booth.

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    2. Good stuff the M.

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  58. Asked why he didn't shorten his bench, MT said 'what do you mean?', 'Well, you had the 4th line out on the last few mins of the game', MT 'You're second guessing'

    He sure doesn't like his coaching decisions to be challenged. This is the 2nd game in a row he was questioned about that same thing.

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  59. "Weise said he understands that fans who thought the Canadiens would contend for a Stanley Cup this season grow angrier with each loss as the team struggles without injured star goalie Carey Price."

    Strange, I don't remember him saying that at all, usual SFU twist.

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  60. Listening to the TSN 690 show with Marinaro - giving the school room analogy to the Habs current situation. So spot on. Something has got to change and fast! Habs fans are not leaf fans - the stands will be a lot emptier, a lot sooner!

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    1. Hey K3X I am listening as well good stuff.

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    2. Listening to "Montreal Forum" with Marinaro and Brian Wilde - Laying into MT big time!!

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    3. I listened too. I really enjoy listening when he has Wilde on, who was not scheduled today so today was a bonus for me.

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  61. What EMty sees in DDD
    http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2016/2/3/10910902/alex-galchenyuk-dangle-stick-handle-goal-montreal-canadiens-buffalo

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  62. I just figured it out, we are tanking. Were tanking Yeah!! Go EMty GO

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  63. eMTy fired yet? No? Carry on. OK - I'll quit asking.

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  64. Love the fact I get to keep my Expos logo for the rest of the season.

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  65. I guess eMTy can kiss his Jack Adams trophy dreams goodbye anyway.

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  66. No point in getting to all the potential trade speculations and whatnots (but SELL SELL SELL), and it pains me to say but Markov needs to be Bourqued.

    Bourqued (v) - to send a long tenured athlete that has spent his or her entire career with a single organization without winning the league championship to another team in the same league which has high odds of winning said championship.

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    1. Vodkov,(y) and Superplexxe all should be moved if only to free cap space. Our only hope is to get a top 5 trade him for Druid. Sign a free agent. Reports are that Big Mac and Sherwood are not impact NHL players, in fact no one in our system fills that

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  67. I have noticed that the Icecaps are stinking up the joint too...not as bad as the Habs mind but still...I am hearing that the coaching there is suspect too...DGMB has a lot of coaching issues to resolve

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    1. Quennevhlle (only sounds Francophone) just signed an extension at muCHo dinero.

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    2. Isn't he a Franco-Ontarian? I thought I heard his wife's side are from or live in Montreal. If so, DGMB may have blown a great opportunity since he was the one who got Quenneville in Chicago to begin with.

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    3. K3X I heard Wilde on the radio last week or so and he said that the farm team is building a losing culture. Like here, there is talent but they can't win games.

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    4. Or perhaps Mr. Molson has a management issue to resolve? Hate to say it...I had great hopes for MB but besides the Weise and Petry deals, what has he really got to show for his efforts? More bad than good from where I sit.
      And of course, MT must also go...that's a given.

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    5. Dead man coaching...

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    6. the best way to tank is to keep EMty. We are not making the playoffs even with TFS and thats not happeining anyuway.

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  68. Chester3:12 PM

    Get rid of MT2.0.
    Trade His Flashyness for something up front that can put puck in net.
    Keep Barbario, Nate, Dish, Vodkov, Pateryn and Gilbert.
    Coaching prob solved. Running mouth solved. Defense is fine and added scoring up front.
    Sit back crack a frosty.
    Admire your work.
    Go Habs

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    1. PFK is an untouchable.

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    2. Let PFK earn his 9 mil. Stop making him play the HMS GIll

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  69. two new episodes of the Expanse on line now. plus a new series called Madmen to check out. We can hold on till Sept 2016.

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    1. I met MADDOGS the Amazon orginal

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  70. the Maritimer6:44 PM

    I am currently doing a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western marathon:

    So far - A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For A Few Dollars More (with the great Lee Van Cleef)(1965) - up next: The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966) --- Fuck, I've been hearing about that for the last two months already!!

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    1. Great Stuff, I dont know if the Outlaw Joesy Wales qualifies but thats my fave Clint Western besides the Unfogriven

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  71. EMty gives a presser the only untouchable is DDD, cause he likes touching him so much.

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  72. Zack scored against the Seanaturds.

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  73. A few fights, McCormick twice, Gryba and Neal keeps trying to goad Kassian.

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  74. 6-2 Oilers in the 3rd.

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  75. 7-2 Oilers. Not looking good for Saturday.

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    1. the Maritimer10:23 PM

      The high octane Oilers are going to feast on Sievens. Be afraid. Very afraid.

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  76. Record breaking watch!

    Montreal home losing streak record is 7 games. They've lost their last 5. They could tie the record this weekend!

    Exciting!

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  77. Just watched the H I/O broadcast and Chris Nilan returned to a theme he mentioned in the past - the Habs practices are apparently complete shit. They don't appear to be under any pressure to score on 3-2 drills or 2-1 drills - they just do them mechanically - there is no teaching going on - which is why people practice in the first place. So I'm suddenly now thinking that they actually are just mailing it in...wow! It's only Feb. 5 - this is going to be a bloody long winter!

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  79. While we anxiously await Sexy Friday, here is my little contribution to the debate, (apologies to the English Beat):

    I said I see no goals
    I see only losses
    I see no chance of a play-off tomorrow

    So stand down eMTy
    Stand down please
    Stand down Therrien
    I say stand down eMTy
    Stand down please
    Stand Therrien

    You tell me how can it work
    With this “process” of yours
    All these chip-ins aren’t working,
    We want a third goal scored
    Stand down eMTy
    Stand down please
    Stand down Therrien

    I sometimes wonder
    If I'll ever get to say
    Come with me my children
    To the Stanley Cup parade
    Our hopes seem desperate in your dump and chase plans
    Would you give a second thought
    Would you ever change the process, I doubt it
    Stand down eMTy
    Score!
    Everybody shout it
    Stand down eMTy!

    DDD, cut his power play time
    More gCHuck at Centre
    We score
    Score, score, score, score, score
    Score, score, score, score, score
    Score, score, score, score, score
    Score, score, score, score, score
    Score, score, score, score, score

    Stand down please

    Stand down EMTy
    Stand down please
    Stand down Therrien

    I say stand down EMTy
    Stand down please
    Stand down Therrien




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