Posts Tagged ‘Carey Price

19
Oct
09

A Nasty Slash and A Great Fight

A few items before I hit the sheets tonight.

First, the AHL’s Portland Pirates Joe DiPenta earned a 1-game suspension for this slash which ignited a fight between Jeff Cowan and Kip Brennan. Funny enough he was only assessed a 2-minute slashing minor for this swing in the last week’s Portland Pirates/Springfield Falcons game. I know of few of the Maine guys and let me tell you, DiPenta must be from New England, because he swings like a guy from Lewiston, I’m surprised he didn’t have mace on him to protect himself after this incident.

Also, last week George Parros was nice enough to give rookie John Scott an attempt to drop the buckets in the show. Parros got rocked, yes, but it was pretty cool of him to give Scott a chance at a fight. If watch these guys pair up at the face off it was clear this fight was staged and Parros gave Scott the go. Good time to fight for Scott as Minnesota was down 3-0 at this point. This fight sparked the Wild bench and Minnesota came back to win 4-3 in OT.

Scott Hartnell’s hair is way out of control, I love it:

Scott Hartnell

Finally, the helpless Canadiens can’t win a game even with 7 guys on the ice!

With Carey Price on the bench and Montreal head coach sending out an extra attacker to try and notch the equalizer, defenseman Hal Gill’s penalty ended during the final minute and he remained on the ice, not realizing he was the seventh skater for the Canadiens

7-man advantage

Thanks to Puck Daddy for the links

23
Apr
09

Habs Book T-Times; B’s Book Flight To Second Round

Kovalev Golfing

A quick note, I meant to post this last night, but my computer called it quits at the end of the Hawk game. Something tells me it may have called it quits for good.

It goes without saying the Bruins swept the Canadiens tonight in an absolute route. I’m pretty beat right now from staying up to watch the Blackhawks make the comeback of a lifetime only to lose it on a bogus non-call. Stanley Cup of Chowder has a great breakdown of the Bruins/Canadiens game. I did want to mention one thing, Price’s jesture towards the fans was, well, priceless. Way to go Montreal, way to stick it to the player the franchise is building around. Your antics never surprise me. NHL.com has some great coverage on it. Basically Higgins and Laraque think you’re a joke.

Chris Higgins, another forward, agreed.

“We had 100 percent faith in him,” Higgins said. “The goalie is always going to face a lot of heat when the team does bad. In this city, you face a lot more than in others. It’s a tough situation for him to be in, especially when we’re losing and people start getting on him. It’s really hard on him. He plays with his heart.”
 
Laraque was even more blunt, expressing anger not only at the mocking of Price, but also the chants of “Carbo” — references to
Guy Carbonneau, who was fired by Gainey as coach last month — that began to make the rounds of the Bell Centre in the last five minutes of the game.

“To blame Carey like that, singularly, is very frustrating,” Laraque said. “We have the best fans in the world because it’s sold out every game; but best fans means they are proud of the team, whether you win or you lose.
           
“The best fans don’t embarrass our coach, they don’t embarrass our team, they don’t embarrass the players, they don’t embarrass the goalie. When you’re a proud
Montreal Canadiens fan, you bleed the Canadiens; you don’t do stuff like that.”

The press conference is here.

A few quick game notes before I hit the sheets :

20
Apr
09

The Bruins Need This One

So I’m having a pretty terrible start to my day/week. To begin, it took me forever to get into work today considering the subway was packed with Red Sox fans going to the game, and spectators for the marathon going to watch people exercise for 6 hours. I live 4 stops away from my office and it literally took me 35 minutes to get to work. I probably should have walked, but that’s my problem. Then, I get to work and crank away for about an hour, head to a meeting, come back to realize I have coffee all over the front of my shirt. That must have happened sometime on the way in, so it’s nice to know I’ve been walking around the city and office with Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla Coffee down the front of me. To add on to this day, I pretty much cannot leave the office because the marathon ends a block away from my building, so at about 1 o’clock there will be a sea of people, 20 deep, in front of the entrance. As for my walk home I know I can expect to see about 1,000 people walking around like zombies with shiny silver blankets wrapped around them.

 

But enough about me, because I’m not having the best day I’m going to throw this out there. Tonight is a MUST WIN for the Bruins. You’re probably thinking I’m nuts for throwing that out there, but it is. If the Canadiens lose the series, it’s a drop in the bucket for the tumultuous season they have had. Plus as an eight seed, they are expected to lose, even though Anaheim is doing OK for themselves right now. But, if the B’s don’t put the Habs down 3-0 tonight, they open the door for an upset.

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27
Mar
09

Canadiens celebrating a potential 8-seed for the 2009 playoffs

Whats up with the Blue Nipple? Must be an Avon Old Farms thing...

Whats up with the Blue Nipple? Must be an Avon Old Farms thing...

On Wednesday we posted some pretty entertaining photos of the Montreal Candiens’ core group of future leaders partying pretty hard.   If you did not get a chance to see that post, I suggest you give it a look, Party Like a Rock Star…or a Montreal Canadien.  As promised, the pictures don’t stop there.  Loge19.com has some more photos of these youngsters “Living the Dream,” and we want to share them with you!  TheKiiid was able to find this great article from NHL.com, discussing the ups and downs of the Habs season, with some pretty interesting quotes when pictures like these are floating around.  Enjoy!

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25
Mar
09

Party Like A Rock Star…or a Montreal Canadien – UPDATE! UPDATE! NEW PHOTOS COMING MARCH 27!

 

That can’t help late in the third period, after 40 shots on goal

 

I have had these gems sitting in my Inbox for quite some time now just waiting for the opportune moment; and it appears that moment is now.  There has been a lot of talk around the NHL about the Montreal Canadiens stumbling down the stretch, and more importantly the play of Carey Price.  Continue reading ‘Party Like A Rock Star…or a Montreal Canadien – UPDATE! UPDATE! NEW PHOTOS COMING MARCH 27!’




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