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    The Official Montreal Canadiens Habs Suck Hockey thread

    Dedicated to le bleu, blanc. rouge. This thread is dedicated to what has gone wrong all season long to this once-great franchise, now one of the most poorly run professional franchises on the planet.

    This once-proud franchise has become the joke of the entire NHL. It is a franchise where nobody wants to be traded to, let alone sign with.

    Disclaimer: If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If you are too thin-skinned to participate in this thread, don't. If you do not have a sense of humor, it's not my problem & you should keep away from this thread. Do not even bother reading it if you're one of those habs fans who live in a bubble & can't handle the truth. You may not like what you read. The truth hurts. You've been warned.

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    Game against Panthers crucial to Canadiens' slim playoff hopes

    by Pat Hickey, The Gazette

    SUNRISE, Fla. - It seems that every game the Canadiens have played since Christmas has been ”the most important game of the season,” but Sunday’s game against the Florida Panthers (5 p.m., TSN-HABS, RDS, TSN Radio-990) lives up to the billing.

    While the last-place Canadiens’ playoff hopes have grown dimmer with each passing day, the game offers an opportunity for the Canadiens to show signs of life. Florida holds third place in the Eastern Conference after a 3-2 shootout win in Carolina Saturday night, but it has been playing leap-frog with Winnipeg and Washington for the Southeast Division lead.

    Those are the teams the Canadiens are chasing for the eighth and final playoff spot and a win Sunday is an absolute must. The Canadiens trail Florida and eighth-place Winnipeg - a 3-2 shootout loser to St. Louis - and are nine back of ninth-place Washington, which was a 4-2 winner in Toronto.

    It’s also important because it’s the final game before Monday’s trading deadline and this could be the final appearance for some players in a Canadiens uniform.

    Hal Gill is gone and the two big decisions facing general manager Pierre Gauthier involve Travis Moen and Andrei Kostitsyn. Both are eligible to become unrestricted free agents on July 1 and the GM’s playbook says you should try to get something in return before the players skate into the sunset.

    Gauthier has indicated to other GMs that he wants to keep Moen, and he may not have a choice because Moen is injured.

    Kostitsyn has been a consistent 20-goal scorer but he has only 12 this season. If Wojtek Wolskican command a third-round draft pick, there should be a market for Kostitsyn.

    The Canadiens will also let it be known that Chris Campoli and Mathieu Darche are available, So are Scott Gomez and Tomas Kaberle, but their contracts make them impossible to move.

    The Panthers have been going in the opposite direction in recent days. Florida has been playing leap-frog with Winnipeg and Washington for the lead in the weak Southeast Division and general manager Dale Tallon has added a couple of specialists without giving up any players on his roster.

    He picked up the oft-injured and underachieving Wolski from the New York Rangers, who were happy to gain some cap space. Wolski has some offensive skills but Tallon appreciates the fact he had scored on 21 of his 51 shootout attempts in his career. He missed Saturday night but he did score at 18:13 of the third period to tie the game.

    He added Jerred Smithson from Nashville because Smithson wins better than 56 per cent of his faceoffs and he should help a Florida penalty-killing unit which ranks 22nd in the NHL.

    Peter Budaj will get a rare start in goal Sunday. Some will see this as a sign of capitulation by the Canadiens as the position themselves for a high draft pick. But it could be a recognition that Carey Price in mentally and physically spent.

    Defenceman Andrei Markov continued to skate with the team in practice yesterday. He experienced a few bumps but still hasn’t been cleared for contact.

    Captain Brian Gionta is skating on his own but he’s on this trip mostly to lend moral support. He said his rehab from a torn biceps is on schedule but said a return this season is doubtful.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...#ixzz1nWXpvj89

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    Charlie Brown & his ugly jersey


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    "Pierre Gauthier not fired"-----Geoff Molson



    MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens owner and president Geoff Molson is denying speculation his team's general manager is on his way out.

    Molson took to Twitter on Saturday to dismiss talk that GM Pierre Gauthier had been fired.

    "Rumours of Pierre Gauthier's firing are false," he tweeted.

    Rumours had been swirling in local media and online that Gauthier was no longer calling the shots with the team.

    There was also talk Molson himself had taken over as general manager.

    The struggling Canadiens are last in the Eastern Conference and expected to be sellers at the trade deadline Monday.

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    Great thread Doc!

    All i read and heard from habs fans back in october was how they were gonna contend for top 3 in the east, some were even as dulusional as thinking the habs could actually earn top spot in the east and the REALLY DELUSIONAL habs fans were thinking they could contend for the Cup! What a complete joke they have become, the joke of the entire NHL but it looks good on them tho, I must say!

    As the habs are LOSING once again in Florida, I dont think the tics can come soon enuf for them. Turn it up LOUD!



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    I've always loved this song.....


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    Great Vids Doc. but one of my all time favs is this one .... Don't Charlie Brown and Linus remind you of some peeps?


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    Oh yea, i missed it, oh well, it is so good i think it should be posted twice on the first page and then every other page as well. Did the habs end up losing again today, thus pushing them closer to their most embarrassing season in many many years?
    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I agree. However, i had already posted it.

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    How far the Habs have fallen

    by Jack Todd, The Gazette



    February 23rd, 1978 – Steve Shutt scored four goals and Guy Lafleur added four assists as the Habs extended their team-record undefeated streak to 28 straight (23-0-5) with a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Barons.

    That little item on the lower-right corner of last Thursday’s Scoreboard page caught my eye, like a message beamed from another, unimaginable world. Twenty-eight straight games without a loss. A four-goal game for Shutt, four assists for Lafleur.

    In that 28-game stretch alone, those Habs had one fewer win than this year’s Canadiens (24-38 going into Sunday’s game in Florida) had in 62 games.

    The Canadiens had a total of 10 regular-season losses in 1977-78. The previous season, of course, the Canadiens set an NHL record by losing only eight times in 80 games. Eighteen losses in two seasons. Add three losses in the playoffs in 1978 and two in 1977 and you have a total of 23 losses over two complete seasons.

    What a far cry from this year’s Habs, who are so bad that team president Geoff Molson had to take to Twitter Sunday to deny rumours that he had finally had the supreme good sense to fire his clownishly inept GM: “Rumours of Pierre Gauthier’s firing are false,” Molson tweeted.

    More’s the pity, especially with a critical trade deadline looming Monday and the Ghost still calling the shots.

    How far we’ve come from that 28-game undefeated streak – straight downhill, for the most part. Of course, the popular wisdom is that such domination is impossible in today’s NHL. But the Detroit Red Wings 23-game home winning streak (which the Canucks put the boot to last week) argues that it is still possible to build (or rebuild) a dynasty.

    In the past two decades, the Red Wings have had only one full season (1996-97) with fewer than 40 wins – and they won the Stanley Cup that season, one of four championships during this stretch. The Wings have won at least 50 games six times in that stretch and 62 once, in 1995-96.

    That is the goal: Consistent excellence, year after year. Just as teams once aspired to be like the Habs, now it’s time for the Canadiens to aspire to be like the Red Wings. What happens between now and the June 22 entry draft in Pittsburgh will shape the next decade and go a long way to determine whether the dynasty is rebuilt – or allowed to unravel for another 20 years.

    The Canadiens can see this season as a disaster – or an opportunity. First, with the team near the bottom of the standings, it’s an opportunity to get a very high draft pick. At the top of everyone’s draft list are players who, when added to this team’s young core, could help the Canadiens get back into contention: Nail Yakupov, Mikhail Grigorenko, Ryan Murray, Filip Forsberg, Mathew Dumba.

    Because everything this season has gone so terribly wrong, and because all the bad decisions emanate from the general manager’s office, where the Ghost operates in some sort of odd tandem with the Shadow (AKA Bob Gainey), there is no reason on earth why Molson shouldn’t wield a very large broom come season’s end, before people start saying that he should fire himself.

    George Gillett Jr. may have been in it for the money, but he did a good job running this franchise – and Gillett would never, ever have put up with the mess that Molson has allowed this season.

    Now Molson has to find a new GM and a new coach, because Randy Cunneyworth has shown that being unilingual is the least of his problems. Cunneyworth seems lost, like a man who has pressed all the buttons he knows how to push and still can’t figure out how to start this machine. Game after game, loss after loss, he still has Scott Gomez out there, taking minutes that should go to Lars Eller or Louis Leblanc, especially on the power play, doing that Gomez thing: skate like the wind from blue line to blue line, dish – and disappear.

    Molson has to pick the right people, because the road back from this disastrous season is going to be long and difficult. But an NHL player poll says that Montreal still ranks fifth on the list of desirable destinations, despite Gauthier. There’s still a mystique about this team that even Gauthier has been unable to kill. The Canadiens have a good young nucleus, led by Max Pacioretty and Carey Price. Everyone else, including P.K. Subban, should be available going into Monday’s trade deadline.

    Kick the tires on that 1984 Nash: So why is it that every time someone mentions Alex Ovechkin these days, it’s preceded by “what’s wrong with …” It’s getting to the point where the phrase is almost part of the guy’s name.

    On the other hand, for the past month on TSN, it’s been all Rick Nash, 24/7, part of this ridiculous trade-deadline stuff – a whole lot of hot air leading up to absolutely nothing. They keep telling us that Nash is a great player, a dominating, franchise talent.

    Oh, really? This year, even with the short-handed goal he scored against Pittsburgh Sunday, Nash has 21 goals and 22 assists and is a minus-23. OK, so he was never an Ovechkin (Nash had 79 points in his best year) but Nash has twice hit the 40-goal mark and he’ll be lucky to hit 25 this season.

    So why don’t we hear “what’s wrong with …” every time Nash’s name is mentioned? Gee, it couldn’t be because Nash is Canadian and Ovechkin is Russian, ya think?

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...#ixzz1nXTn8wk4

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    Is it any wonder this poor mutt looks so damn sad?



    poor habbey, oui, poor poor habbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    Oh yea, i missed it, oh well, it is so good i think it should be posted twice on the first page and then every other page as well. Did the habs end up losing again today, thus pushing them closer to their most embarrassing season in many many years?
    Yeah, they lost again. 4-2 against Florida. You won't win many games by only shooting 20 times at the opposing net. The Habs are now dead-last in their conference. Alone in 15th place! Embarrassing!!!!!!!!

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    Whats even funnier is hearing delusional habs fans saying that next season with a healthy Markov and getting a lottery pick and sending gomez to Hamilton will afford them a quick rebuild..........

    Ummmmmmmmm NON habs fans, it wont. First, there is no such thing anymore of a healthy Markov, he will always be one semi average hit away from the end of a once good career, 2nd there is ONE immediate possible changing the direction of a franchise impact player in this years draft, and he will go to Columbus, and third, Scotty is a hab til the end, he is the epitome of what a habs player in this day and age is all about. Les Glorieux ended 20 years ago and will not be back anytime soon.


    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Yeah, they lost again. 4-2 against Florida. You won't win many games by only shooting 20 times at the opposing net. The Habs are now dead-last in their conference. Alone in 15th place! Embarrassing!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    Whats even funnier is hearing delusional habs fans saying that next season with a healthy Markov and getting a lottery pick and sending gomez to Hamilton will afford them a quick rebuild..........
    I love it when i hear them praise Markov.....they must think he's the Russian Bobby Orr!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

    Andrei Markov couldn't even carry fellow countryman Slava Fetisov's jockstrap!!! And Fetisov is almost 60 years old!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!

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    One of the worse low-blows in professional sports history


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