Category Archives: Montreal Canadiens

Habs are NOT in the market for another goalie!

TSN and Rogers Sportsnet continue to both report that the Canadiens are looking for another goalie. they’re NOT.

Souray to be a SHARK?

Alright I’ll make this short. Any habs fan obviously knows the situation with our defence at the end of the season. Souray, Markov, Rivet and Ninimaa all without contracts. As for Ninnimaa no one cares, Markov is said to be the most important of the four to sign to a new contract, rivet is mentioned in numerous rumors and as much as everyone wants to keep souray he is probably the most likely to leave.

Habs want to keep Souray

The score reported that bob Gainey has contacted the Sheldon Souray camp and made it clear that they have no intentions of trying to trade Souray before the trade deadline and have all intentions of trying to sign him this summer.

Kovy must go, maybe time for Saku too?

Alex Kov needs to be moved – 4.5 million with 13 goals just don’t cut the mustard. Get a good young player for him. Someone with heart. His salary can be used to keep Souray and say whatever you want Souray has become the voice of the team. I stood behind Saku the whole time he’s been with the habs but I’m serious when I say it’s time for a new leader.

Has Montreal been a playoff team at any point this season?

I’m not gonna say that Montreal didn’t have a good start, butI don’t think any great teams have 2+ month slumps. Now I know your gonna compare that to the record at the start of the season, but who hasn’t had a 6+ or 7+ game streak this year? I’m not saying Montreal’ was only 6 or 7 games, and just saying they got off to a quick startthen played like a normal team and now there playing like the team most people expected to see at the begining of the year. The team is honestly not very skilled.

What the Habs need for a successful 2007-2008 campaign

We’ve a lot of youth on this team. What do we need to become a contender for next year?

Armchair GMs, should the Habs try and make the playoffs?

What exactly are Gainey’s objectives? Is he trying to setup the Habs for a playoff run this season (whether it be successful or not)? Is he willing to set up the team for the next 5 years if it means sacrificing the rest of the season?

Bob Gainey looking forward to be a buyer, instead of a seller, etc, etc.

The Montreal Canadiens, in desperate situation, are negotiating with western teams, like San Jose Sharks and Anheim Ducks, to sell Sheldon Souray to them for prospects, draft picks, and 1 centremen, according to http://spectorshockey.tripod.com/spectors_trade_rumours.html.

Mike Cammalleri a Possibility?

Forget it. Mike Cammalleri coming to Montreal could make sense. Let me tell you why it doesn’t.

Big chance for the youngsters, or more meaningless shuffling?

The Canadiens are without Kovalev due to an elbow injury he has been feeling since Christmas, according to RDS.ca. In addition Huet may be out with a pulled hammy, he will find out this afternoon.

Somethings Gotta Give My Habs Rant

First off I am a huge Montreal fan and I will stick with my team through the good and the bad.  But something has to be done, take last nights game for instance Koivu(or captain hook) has been taking far too many penalties lately, not blaming everything on him the team took 9 penalties to New Jersey’s 3.  It’s nice to see them playing hard but they have to use their heads and avoid the pointless penalties.

Club Denying the need of change!

Fan of the Montreal Canadiens are probably starting to panic and they have good reason to be! From resent interviews from the press….many of the canadiens players are stating as well as coaches that the team does not need any change and they have a crew fit for a come back…

Canadiens in real trouble??? What to do?

Canada.com reports that the Canadiens are in real trouble. According to their latest article the Habs have some players such Craig Rivet that may be on the trade block. It is speculated that the Canadiens have several players that could be moved for players such as Guerin however Gainey is reluctant to move young prospects for rentals.

Blow it up Bob

It’s done, it’s over, cooked, fini. I thought maybe after the 30 minute meeting Saturday after the game, and the guys airing their dirty laundry, they would come out flying. Also the supposed cancer of the team Kovalev wasn’t playing some of the players would have steeped up…..no.

Another hockeybuzz habs rumor

Eklund:
“I am also hearing more Zherdev to Montreal Rumors, and I am about to go into a meeting with a montreal source in the next few minutes to discuss a rumor I am chasing that the Habs may be in the verge of something bigger. I will report back.”

A NOTE TO MR. GAINEY: SELL!!!!

In light of the Montreal Canadiens complete collapse, Bob Gainey should be a seller and not a buyer, come trade deadline day. Let’s face it. The Habs are not Stanley Cup contenders. They are not conference finalist material. They are, if they make the playoffs at all, the same as last year. Maybe win a round and if all the stars are aligned, maybe win 2 rounds but thhhaaattt’s all, folks!! With 6 impending UFA’s (Souray, Markov, Rivet, Bonk, Johnson, Abeischer) and several other players the team would likely move (Perezhogin, Ryder, Samsonov) if the right deal was on the table, Gainey is holding the cards that could set up the Canadiens organization for the next 10 years.

Samsonov to Edmonton?

Not a chance! Local Edmonton newspaper states Kevin Lowe says he wants nothing to do with Sergei Samsonov. Maybe the Habs should try and talk with the Blue Jackets if they intend on keeping Samsonov and Kovalev. Certainly something needs to be done here. Go Habs Go!

Doan Coming to Montreal????

According to hockeybuzz.com Montreal is the leader in the Doan sweepstakes. Calgary is also pushing for Doan but Montreal has much more to offer. Hopefully Gainey gets off his ass and doesnt let this one slip away.

when will the balance in bad officiating begin

Before i begin i would like to state that i’ve never been one to complain about officiating till now cause i’m sure like most habs fans, enough is enough. where do i start? Did last night’s blatent attempt to injure look familiar? rewind to last years playoffs when koivu’s career was nearly ended while the ref was 10 feet away and no call was made.

Should the habs consider trading huet?

With the way the goaltending has been in the recent month or so, i’m starting to think if maybe gainey should kick some tires and see if there is any interest in huet. Abby has been much better of late and huet would fetch much more in return considering he still has another year in his contract. Abby has made it known that he wants to stay in montreal but as a starter, he is also 3 years younger and with halak, danis and price on the way, it won’t be long before there is a changing of the guard. So i would at least check for interest while he still has value