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  1. 7 points
    Watching Armia on the powerplay: Watching Armia on the penalty kill:
  2. 4 points
    If coming back here rejuvenates his career, I only hope we can trade him for top 4 defenseman Raphael Diaz.
  3. 4 points
    #6 Toe Blake. Member of the Punch Line. As a Player Stanley Cup champion — 1935 (with Montreal Maroons) Stanley Cup champion — 1944, 1946 (with Montreal Canadiens as a player, and as Team Captain) Hart Trophy — 1939 Scoring Leader — 1939 Lady Byng Trophy — 1946 NHL First Team All-Star — 1939, 1940, 1945 NHL Second Team All-Star — 1946 In January, 2017, Blake was part of the first group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Member of the famous Punch Line In 1998, he was ranked number 66 on The Hockey News’ list of the NHL's 100 greatest players of all time to date. He scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal in the 1944 Stanley Cup Finals at 9:12 of the first overtime of game four, helping the Canadiens complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks. 13 years as a Hab (player), 1 year with the maroons Habs stats 569 GP, 235 G, 294 A, 529 PTS Playoffs 57 GP, 25 G, 37 A, 62 PTS, 2 Cups Scoring.... 6 seasons in the top 10 points 1938-39 NHL 47 (1st) 1939-40 NHL 38 (7th) 1941-42 NHL 45 (6th) 1942-43 NHL 59 (7th) 1944-45 NHL 67 (3rd) 1945-46 NHL 50 (3rd) 4 seasons in the top 10 goals 1938-39 NHL 24 (2nd) 1939-40 NHL 17 (8th) 1944-45 NHL 29 (3rd) 1945-46 NHL 29 (3rd) 7 seasons in the top 10 assists 1938-39 NHL 23 (7th) 1939-40 NHL 21 (6th) 1941-42 NHL 28 (8th) 1942-43 NHL 36 (8th) 1944-45 NHL 38 (3rd) 1945-46 NHL 21 (10th) 1946-47 NHL 29 (7th) Quite Simply, Toe Blake is the Best Player in Habs history whose number has not yet been retired, and that is solely looking at his contributions as a player before we even discuss his coaching career which is Stanley Cup champion — 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968 (head coach of Montreal Canadiens) Record 500‑255‑159 (.634 Win percentage) 82-37 in playoffs (.689 Win percentage)
  4. 4 points
    Doctors use video of Montreal's power play to treat erections lasting longer than 4 hours.
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    Its been too long between Habs games and I might be drunk.
  7. 2 points
    31-19-7 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Jonathan Drouin - Phillip Danault - Brendan Gallagher Tomas Tatar - Max Domi - Andrew Shaw Artturi Lehkonen - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Joel Armia Nicolas Deslauriers - Nate Thompson - Dale Weise Victor Mete - Shea Weber Mike Reilly - Jeff Petry Brett Kulak - Jordie Benn Carey Price (proj.) Scratches Christian Folin, Charles Hudon, Matthew Peca Injuries Paul Byron 43-11-4 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Ondrej Palat - Steven Stamkos - Tyler Johnson Yanni Gourde - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - J.T. Miller Adam Erne - Cedric Paquette - Mathieu Joseph Victor Hedman - Dan Girardi Ryan McDonagh - Anton Stralman Erik Cernak - Mikhail Sergachev Andrei Vasilevskiy (conf.) Scratches Ryan Callahan, Braydon Coburn, Danick Martel Injuries None Puck Drop National TV Regional TV Radio 7:00 PM EST City, SNE, TVAS, NHLN SUN TSN 690 | FM 98.5
  8. 2 points
    ... you been watching a lot of Desperate Houselwives lately, Neech?
  9. 2 points
    Primeau will be 26 when Price's contract expires (Price will be 38). So Primeau should be entering his prime by then assuming he gets to the NHL and continues to develop well like he currently seems to be. Goaltenders are notoriously difficult to project, but if he has starter potential at the NHL level he could possibly take over as the starter some day. Spend 1 or 2 more years in the NCAA, another year or 2 in the AHL, and then he could spend some time as Price's backup until it's time to take over. It's good to have a succession (not sure of the spelling on that) plan for Price. Not saying that Primeau will ever be as good as Price, but might be able to be the team's starter one day.
  10. 2 points
    Is that the guy who has a crib with a studio and it's all full of tracks, that he added to his wall full of plaques?
  11. 2 points
    Yes...for the Toledo Walleye
  12. 2 points
    Might need someone else to post lines and news today as I am working til 5. Talk around Toronto is this is a big game. Fans believe this is a playoff preview. Personally I believe the Habs should win this game and start Toronto's slide out of the playoffs entirely, but hey, I'm a romantic.
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    As washed up as Weise might have seemed these past two years I wouldn’t discount the possibility of semi-resurrecting himself. Players like him bleed for teams they identify with.
  15. 2 points
    First one to score a powerplay goal wins the Cup.
  16. 2 points
    Hes won quite a few deals. the ryder trade, the petry trade, the vanek trade, the danault trade, the weise trade, the deslauriers trade, the kulak trade, Hes lost his share too... But its not like domi and tatar are the first wins for him.
  17. 2 points
    I wish there was a video thread but just like last time I figured I'd place it in to the latest thread dedicated to PGT. This video is an extended version of the one imbedded in my "Habs 2019 & Vintage Tribute". It features "Point Point - All This"
  18. 2 points
    I'm fairly convinced that if Drouin, Domi and Armia were on a 3 on 0 break they wouldn't even get a shot on net. Domi and Drouin would pass it to each other approx 8000 times, and Armia would dump it in the corner to try to grind out a goal.
  19. 2 points
    I respect his picks, and they are all fine posters. We riot at dawn. Habsworld will be ours. Death to the infidels.
  20. 2 points
    If I had any idea what I was talking about I'd say something pertinent here.
  21. 2 points
    I'd be willing to part ways with Mete or Juulsen and a high draft pick to get my hands on one of Gostisbehere or Matheson. I know that offering one of Mete and/or Juulsen and a 2nd round pick is not enough to get you hands on Gostisbehere or Matheson, but that's why I suggested picking up some dead weight from one of those teams (like we did with Winnipeg in the Armia deal).
  22. 2 points
    I think you meant to say: “After Price finally leads the Habs to the Cup he will be worthy- a no -brainer candidate...”
  23. 2 points
    That'll do, boys. That'll do.
  24. 2 points
    Greetings fellow Habs fans. As advertised, my name's Mark Darling and I'm a life-long Canadiens fan. Originally from the great city of Montreal, but now residing down the road in Ottawa. Not much of a poster but I enjoy reading the banter. Keep up the good work!
  25. 2 points
    Because now every powerplay idea the coaches have starts with the words, "#### it! Let's try..."
  26. 2 points
    He's had a great 2018-19. My problem is that I have a sense of historical perspective. He inherited a team that was on the cusp of contention and mismanaged it to the point where clinging to a wildcard spot by the skin of our teeth makes him look like GM of the year. In other words, he looks great this season partly because we're comparing him to the horrendous results of his previous body of work. That's only impressive if we have amnesia. A MUCH stronger point in his favour than this short-term 'success' is that the Habs' prospects are generally very well-regarded. He seems to have managed to assemble quite a promising crop of youth. If those players can develop properly, and if Weber and Price can manage to have looooong careers where they excel into their mid-to-late 30s, then Bergevin may yet manage to build a club that surpasses the 2014 and 2015 teams which he destroyed through sheer blithering arrogance and stupidity. Therein lies the case for Bergevin. Lots of things can go wrong, however; we'll see how it plays out.
  27. 2 points
    Ghheesh.. $34.62 for rope.. $386.20 on bus driving lessons... $420 for the bumper tying hook....
  28. 2 points
    1 more than Peca would of got in a couple games.
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    A few things. The last four games proved a few things. They dominated Winnipeg, played well against Toronto and came up short in OT, played well against Nashville but Nashville was still the better team, and played 40 minutes with Tampa but got killed in the third. Thats the top 4 teams in the NHL by points. In other words this is a good team, a playoff team, but not a true contender (and not one player away either). Going into the deadline that is good to know. The team can compete and when players already on the team and young... Kotkaniemi, Drouin, Domi, Mete, etc... along with prospects like Suzuki, Brook, Romanov take the next step, they will be there. As for the standings, The Sky is not falling, contrary to some posts here. Seeing as the Habs have more points than the third place team in the Metro, three teams would have to pass Montreal to knock the Habs out of the playoffs. (The first team to pass them would take third in that division). They also are not going to face another stretch that was as tough as their last four games. Points will be easier to come by from here.
  31. 1 point
    Didn't give up much. Good faceoff guy. I hope the focus is put on help at LD and/or the power play now
  32. 1 point
    Incidentally, streaming is kind of OK. A bit choppy at HD resolution but if I go down to medium it's pretty reliably. Kudos to Air Canada/GoGo on this!
  33. 1 point
    If Armia had scored to make it 2 - 0, how different is the rest of this game? Instead the Leafs get 2 quick ones and the Habs are chasing.
  34. 1 point
    Weise should not be taking Hudon or Pecca's spots in the line up.
  35. 1 point
    They have completely run the Jets out of the rink.... total domination. Best game this team has played in 5 years at least....
  36. 1 point
    I am starting to get excited thinking about what 2 years of experience and another 15-20lbs of muscle on this kid might allow him to do.
  37. 1 point
    The good lad needs a nickname. His name literally translates to 'Eagle Peninsula': What can we call him? The Eagle Super Eagle Eagle Dick (what is a peninsula but land's dick extending into water?)
  38. 1 point
    Another guy (and h'es probably not ready to make a big impact this year but might have a higher offensive upside than Larsson) is Josh Mahura. A LHD who is a rookie in the AHL right now. played with Cale Fleury last year and had 69 points in 60 games Has 14 points in 23 AHL games and 5 in 17 NHL games this year.
  39. 1 point
    This thread is a good read, Habs are on pace for 100 points after 2/3rds of the season. Lots of hockey left but it is safe to say that this team has exceeded most fan's expectations. Lots has gone right so far in terms of health, rebounding, and development, so here's to hoping that continues and they can make some noise if they make the playoffs.
  40. 1 point
    I must admit the kid is impressing me more and more as the season moves forward. You would expect some kind of let down from KK at this point in the season, but he only seems to get better!
  41. 1 point
    Yeah, 8 overall in the league and if the power play was better and helped them win a few games they could have been as high as 4th. Its been a good season so far, lots of hockey to play but they have to be proud of what they have done so far.
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    You are one of my favorite posters... top 3 with CC and DLB
  45. 1 point
    AND Joni Ikonen gets goal #1...in 3rd game of year in Finn mens league, after knee surgery. Getting 15:54 icetime/gm so far. Habs have more Finns then a Sharknado! uggg
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    Lindholm looks good on paper and might do real well next to Weber. http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=152875
  49. 1 point
    Just about to walk into the Bell... first 5,000 get a Domi bobblehead haha gohabsgo
  50. 1 point
    I don't follow Laval as closely as I should, but it seems like it took 1/3 of the season for Bouchard to get the Lefebvre out of the team.
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