Montreal Canadiens


Kreskin
#1
They are presently first overall in the east. Are they once again contenders for Lord Stanley's hardware?

They are fast but on the smaller side. There are a lot of guys on that team with a scoring touch. Who knows how far they'll go when the playoffs turn into rink rodeo but they're an exciting team to watch, for now.
 
Kreskin
#2
No Habs fans? What's this country coming to?
 
Dexter Sinister
#3
I've been a Habs fan all my life. One of my treasured possessions is a Habs jersey with Bob Gainey's number on it. Now there was an admirable player. Never the flashy superstar like a lot of the guys he played with, but he always gave 100% and got the job done. Are there any other teams? No. We cannot allow Quebec to separate; what would we call Les Canadiens, eh?
 
talloola
#4
I've been a Habs fan since I was a little girl, until l970 when the canucks arrived, and I
would be thrilled if they go all the way, cause there is no way our canucks will this year.
They have a very exciting team, and with the addition of Price in goal, (although he is
very young), they have the ingredients to do it. Yeah, your right they are not big, and
if they managed to come up against anaheim, (if they get through again), they will
have trouble.
Who knows, anything can happen.
 
Kreskin
#5
I too have been a Habs fan since I was a tyke. Bob Gainey's game on New Years Eve 1979 (the second go at the Red Army) was an amazing performance. That's when Tikonov (sp?) called him the best all around player in the world, I believe. Guy Lafleur is my all time favorite player. If you ever get a chance to hear Don Cherry tell the story of him launching a shot at Mike Milbury's head, it's pretty funny.
 
BM5
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

They are presently first overall in the east. Are they once again contenders for Lord Stanley's hardware?

They are fast but on the smaller side. There are a lot of guys on that team with a scoring touch. Who knows how far they'll go when the playoffs turn into rink rodeo but they're an exciting team to watch, for now.



Remember Danny Galivan ? The voice of the Canadians ?

I grew up with him as my voice to the Habs. He died of cancer if ya didn't know but he was kinda like an idol or something to me in my heart for many years. I remember his voice on the radio when he broadcasted the two goals scored by Alex Delfekio, ( Delfequeo ) well who know how it is spelled, anyway, 7 seconds apart, ya believe that ? Detroit against the Habs circa 66 or 68 ?

Anyway the point of all this is I listened to him on the rad a few months before he died and he said, and I quote the best I can in my old age, ( as for hockey in the bigger picture of it all, " IT'S JUST A GAME ' ) Can you imagine how I felt when I heard that ?
 
Avro
#7
The Habs sure surprised me this year since I didn't see them making the playoffs but with the renewed energy of Kovalev and his mentoring of players like Plekanec and the Kostitsyn brothers they have become a real power in the east. Add Carey Price and Halak, who has been solid, they should be able to win a first round matchup but I doubt they will do much better than that.

My doubts on Gainy are gone, he is the real deal I just hope he can get one or two impact players in the summer.
 
talloola
#8
I'm watching them play Boston as we speak, 1 st period, no score yet. I love the Habs,
so I hope it is them who comes out of the east to play for the cup.

GO HABS GO!!!!!!
 
Kreskin
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by BM5 View Post

Remember Danny Galivan ? The voice of the Canadians ?

I grew up with him as my voice to the Habs. He died of cancer if ya didn't know but he was kinda like an idol or something to me in my heart for many years. I remember his voice on the radio when he broadcasted the two goals scored by Alex Delfekio, ( Delfequeo ) well who know how it is spelled, anyway, 7 seconds apart, ya believe that ? Detroit against the Habs circa 66 or 68 ?

Anyway the point of all this is I listened to him on the rad a few months before he died and he said, and I quote the best I can in my old age, ( as for hockey in the bigger picture of it all, " IT'S JUST A GAME ' ) Can you imagine how I felt when I heard that ?

I sure do, however I didn't watch much in the 60's. I enjoyed the 70's Habs. Gallivan was very unique and great to listen to.
 
talloola
#10
I watched the Habs when Maurice Richard was coming to the end of his career, then
Henry Richard had a great career, (he could keep the puck as long as he wanted it, had
so much talent), and many other habs of that era, then came Guy Lafleur, I loved watching
him play, his hair flying, and making great plays, apparantly he smoked a whole
packets of cigarettes while waiting for games, and arrived at the rink hours and hours before game time. Someone asked him once, do you have set plans with your line mates?
He said, no I don't, cause I don't even know what I'm going to do next, I just do it, so they
have to figure me out as I go.
 
Kreskin
#11
I wish I had seen the Rocket other than the short clips every now and then. To get a true sense of a hockey player one needs to see them play game in and game out. I hear he was an amazing player. I sure liked Guy. I saw him in Vancouver with the Habs a couple of times. Also back in approximately 1990 I saw him playing oltimers hockey in Victoria. I got a chance to be at ice level and I was amazed how good he was for a so-called oldtimer. The puck followed him, and he was so smooth handling it. I told my brother that I thought he could still play in the NHL. The next year he came back and did a couple of stints with the Nordiques and Rangers.
 
#juan
#12
We don't see many Montreal games on the west coast these days but I was a Habs fan for many years. I'm old enough to remember the six team NHL, and some of the greatest Montreal teams. Few players, before or since, could match Cornoyer(sp) or Lafleur for sheer excitement.
 
Dexter Sinister
#13
Gotta watch the CBC French channels to see the Habs much. I do it all the time. The ads are more entertaining too...
 
Kreskin
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter Sinister View Post

Gotta watch the CBC French channels to see the Habs much. I do it all the time. The ads are more entertaining too...

For some reason we don't many, if any, games on the CBC french channel out here.
 
talloola
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

so-called oldtimer. The puck followed him, and he was so smooth handling it. I told my brother that I thought he could still play in the NHL. The next year he came back and did a couple of stints with the Nordiques and Rangers.

I watched Guy play in Vancouver with Montreal when Glen Hanlin was our goalie, he made
a fantastic save on LaFleur, and Guy went over and patted him on the shoulder, and
praised him for that effort. My daughters and I stood up in the back of the colliseum for
the whole game, just to get a look at him and the habs, loved it.
 
s_lone
#16
I miss the Quebec Nordiques. The rivalry between Quebec and Montreal had an incredible vibe to it.
As soon as the Nordiques left Quebec, they won the cup as the Avalanche in Colorado...

But hey... Go Habs go!
 
mapleleafs67
#17
yes always watched the habs and nords on can ya believe french cbc when they at one time had hockey on it..

on a sad note i do hope Gainey finds his daughter some day soon...as her boat sank in the atlantic ocean a few years ago.

speaking as a maple leafs fan I find it hard to cheer for montreal but they've raised my eye brows once or twice this year.
 
Avro
#18
Quote:

TSN.ca Staff
3/22/2008 4:37:31 PM
The Montreal Canadiens received some bad news Saturday when they learned that defenceman Mike Komisarek will miss the next three weeks with a lower-body injury.
The injury will keep the 26-year old blueliner out of the Habs lineup for the remainder of the regular season and possibly the beginning of the playoffs.
"Mike has a lower body injury, that's all I can tell you, and he's going to out a minimum of three weeks," head coach Guy Carbonneau told reporters. "We hope that after two weeks we can evaluate him and go day-to-day after that, but it's going to be in that vicinity."
Komisarek suffered the injury in the first period of Thursday's victory over the Boston Bruins and did not return.
''It's never a good time for these type of things,'' Komisarek told The Canadian Press on Saturday. 'The good news it is that it'll be two or three weeks. I'll be in good hands, get good treatment and be back for the playoffs. I'll try to take a positive out of it.''

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The West Islip, New York native is enjoying a breakout campaign this year for the Canadiens with four goals, 13 assists and 101 penalty minutes while sporting a +9 rating. He also leads the league in blocked shots with and is second in the NHL with 266 hits. He is also the Habs top penalty killing defenceman and plays on the number one defensive pairing with Andrei Markov .

Hope this won't affect them against the Bruins but I'm not sure I want the Habs to do the Leafs a favor.
 
spaminator
#19
Canadiens’ Danault stretchered off ice after taking Chara shot to head
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Published:
January 13, 2018
Updated:
January 13, 2018 10:42 PM EST
Montreal Canadiens' Phillip Danault lies injured on the ice after he was hit in the head by a puck on a shot by Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, January 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
By Stu Cowan, Montreal Gazette
There was a scary scene at the Bell Centre Saturday night as the Canadiens’ Phillip Danault was taken off the ice on a stretcher after taking a slapshot from the Boston Bruins’ Zdeno Chara in the head.
With 1:37 remaining in the second period, the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Chara wound up a blasted a shot from the blue line. Danault, who was standing at the top of the faceoff circle, turned his head slightly and took a direct hit on the right side of his head off his helmet. Danault fell to the ice and appeared to be unconscious as Graham Rynbend, the Canadiens’ head athletic therapist, rushed onto the ice to tend to him.
Hockey Night in Canada on CBC and Sportsnet reported Chara’s shot was clocked at 123 km/h. Chara holds the record for hardest shot ever at the NHL All-Star Skills competition with a 108.8-mph blast (175 km/h) in 2012.
After spending several minutes down on the ice, Danault tried to get up to his knees but couldn’t. A stretcher was called for and a full medical team was quickly on the ice. Danault was put on a backboard and then a stretcher and taken off the ice as fans at the Bell Centre chanted “Da-nault! Da-nault!”
Players from the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins look on as Canadiens’ Phillip Danault tended to by paramedics after he was hit in the head by a puck on a shot by Bruins’ Zdeno Chara (33) during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, January 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Canadiens announced at 9:21 p.m. that Danault had indeed suffered a head injury and was taken to a hospital for further exams. He was awake and moving.
The game was halted after Danault was injured and the teams went to their locker rooms with the remaining 1:37 of the second period added to the start of the third period.
Montreal Canadiens’ Phillip Danault is stretchered off the ice after he was hit in the head by a puck on a shot by Boston Bruins’ Zdeno Chara during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, January 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The score was tied 3-3 at the time of Drouin’s injury and the Bruins went on to win 4-3 in a shootout. Max Pacioretty, Nicolas Deslauriers and Alex Galchenyuk scored for the Canadiens, while the Bruins got goals from Brad Marchand, Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci.
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Hoid
#20
The Habs have been an average at best franchise since the Ken Dryden days.

The only Cup they won since the 70s was a complete fluke.
 
Curious Cdn
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

No Habs fans? What's this country coming to?

Mais oui! Les Canadiens sont là!
 
Cannuck
#22
When I decorated my basement with old sports memorabilia, a buddy of mine (who is a Habs fan) asked me why I had no Montreal stuff. I told him I didn't want to cheapen the place.

To make him happy, I hung an autographed pic of Cornoyer from the 72 series
 
Curious Cdn
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by avro24 View Post

Good, the thought of Habs memorabilia in your apartment makes me want to puke.

Maudit bloke.
 
Johnnny
#24
You know who is worse than Edmonton? Montreal
 
Johnnny
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