Monthly Archives: March 2009

GAINEY ROLLS FOUR LINES


Chris Higgins has finally found a home. Forget about number 21 being a first-line player; trying to keep up to the likes of Saku Koivu and Alex Tanguay, as was the case earlier this season.  Higgins, healthy for only 50 … Continue reading

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HABS STOP THE BLEEDING


Now, let’s get one thing straight. One victory over the Atlanta Thrashers does not a season make.  But when it comes to the Montreal Canadiens, it’s a win that just might turn this season around. Might. If nothing else, Montreal’s … Continue reading

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HABS STILL SEARCHING FOR ELUSIVE “W”


Five straight losses for the Montreal Canadiens, and no end to the misery in sight. Last night at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens came out as flat as a pancake en-route to a 5-2 loss to a team that isn’t … Continue reading

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HALAK OR BUST


Jaroslav Halak has been in this situation before when he first joined the Montreal Canadiens late in 2006-2007. Two years later, he finds himself in a similar situation:  the playoff weight on his shoulders as the Canadiens desperately try to … Continue reading

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HABS THROUGH CARBO’S EYES


Guy Carbonneau says he never saw it coming. Just about everyone else, however, did. Carbonneau spoke to the media yesterday for the first time since being fired Mar. 9, in the hours after a Canadiens’ 3-1 over the Dallas Stars … Continue reading

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SERGEI DESERVES ANOTHER SHOT


It’s time to see what Sergei Kostitsyn can do as a member of the Habs. Again. You remember Sergei Kostitsyn, don’t you?  Andrei’s younger brother, who lit a fire under big brother’s butt when called up from the Hamilton Bulldogs … Continue reading

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GAINEY: .500 HOCKEY WON’T CUT IT


The Bell Centre faithful were on their feet at the conclusion of last night’s game against the New Jersey Devils.  However, it wasn’t as a result of anything the Canadiens did. No, Habs’ fans were celebrating the heroics of Devils’ … Continue reading

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JEKYLL AND HYDE ACT CONTINUES FOR HABS


It’s not so much a case of which Montreal Canadiens’ team will show up on any given night.  It’s more of a case of which Montreal Canadiens’ team will show up in any given period. Two games into Bob Gainey’s … Continue reading

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CARBO PAYS ULTIMATE PRICE


Members of the Montreal Canadiens got their wish today. Guy Carbonneau was fired.  His replacement?  The man who fired him, and hired him, GM Bob Gainey. From all accounts, the players didn’t appreciate Carbonneau’s skills as a communicator and a … Continue reading

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HABS SALVAGE ROAD TRIP


I’m guessing the Montreal Canadiens didn’t much like the view from the bottom half of Eastern Conference Standings in the NHL. Because heading into last night’s game in Dallas against the Stars, the Habs found themselves in ninth place in … Continue reading

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