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Montreal Too Much for Isles to Handle

The Islanders were in Montreal on Tuesday night, hoping to get back on the right track after a tough loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Canadiens Hold Off Islanders, Win 5-3

The New York Islanders were in town on Tuesday night, looking to steal two points from the Habs on home-ice. It didn't work out that way, however, and the Canadiens were able to win their second game in a row with help from a few unexpected scorers.


The first period featured a lot of scoring, for a Canadiens game anyway. Things didn't start off all that well as Lars Eller took an interference penalty just 40 seconds in, which put the Habs stellar penalty kill to work right off the bat. They managed to kill the penalty fairly easily, without the Islanders providing much of a threat. The first five minutes di...

Campoli Dresses But Why Is Emelin Not?

The Montreal Canadiens host the New York Islanders tonight and Jason gives us his thoughts on the game.  One of the questions he had was if Chris Campoli would be dressing tonight.  The Habs front office and coaching staff has never been too forthcoming with any information about the team or its' players.  They like to keep us guessing and feel that a cloak of secrecy will give them a leg up on the opposition....anyways....

Chris Campoli has been out of the line up since he tore his hamstring against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 6th.  Since his injury Raphael Diaz and Alexei Emelin have stepped up and have each made a case to stay in the lineup.  Y...

Game Day : Islanders @ Habs

The New York Islanders are in Montreal tonight to face off against a less than impressive Montreal Canadiens squad.  

After a tough start to their season, General Manager, Pierre Gauthier, has brought in veteran blue liner, Tomas Kaberle, in an attempt to save the season.  While this may be a band-aid to most Habs fans, there is no doubt his presence will give a boost to the teams power play.  In his debut, over the weekend, Kaberle contributed on both of the Habs goals, the first coming on the power play.  Will he keep it up tonight?

The Islanders come into tonight's contest with a 4-3-3 record in their last ten games.  As bad as that may seem on ...

Nabby Returns, But For How Long?

(Photo Credit: Robert Kowal/Flickr)

The Islanders announced on their home page yesterday that goaltender Evgeni Nabokov was close to making his return to the Islanders line-up.

Per the Isles official web-site:

“Nabby is close,” Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano said after practice at Iceworks. “He’s been practicing. Yesterday and today, he had good days.”

Habs Link Checks: December 12, 2011

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It's a Monday, during the middle of December, and the Montreal Canadiens are tied for eighth in the Eastern conference.  31 points after 30 games actually puts the Habs in ninth place tied with the Capitals, but we are close!

From TCL:

George Prax and his feelings about Tomas Kaberle.

"I have an email address" Pierre Gauthier by Phil T.

The Media:

Sportsnet with a short blurb about Lars Eller's fine. Forget about the lack of information in the article - was that the only picture of Lars they could find?

The Venerable Michael Farber on CNNSI about Louis Leblanc. ...

Pierre Gauthier Finally Checks His E-Mails


from: Pierre Gauthier gm_of_da_year1@hotmail.comto: Brian Burke <>subject: RE: Tomas Kaberledate: Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 1:22 PM


Hey Brian,

Finally got around to installing Windows XP on my new laptop so I was able to check my e-mails. I'm totally interested in Kaberle seeing our powerplay could be better and last time I checked Tomas was one of the premier defensemen in the league. Let me know what you think.


Original Message:

2009/05/12 Brian Burke <>


Pierre/Bob, I'm shopping Kaberle around the league and wanted to know if you guy...

A Stud Goaltender and an Offensive Defenceman Is All You Need Right?

Montreal Canadiens 2 – New Jersey Devils 1

The Habs Win – Someone Must Have Either Been Fired Or Traded

To judge any team and organization all you must do is look at one game.   A nondescript game, where nothing is at stake and nothing out of the normal is happening.  When it’s just one game out of the 82 a team plays, that is when you can evaluate a team.  How does a player play when nothing is on the line and when there is no pressure?  How does a player play when it’s a ho- hum game in the middle of December when nothing is on the line. 

A championship team, heck a good team, plays every game up to its ability.  A go...

Game Day: Canadiens @ Devils

The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to get back in the win-column in New Jersey on Saturday afternoon as they visit the Prudential Center to face-off with the Devils. The Canadiens have lost three of their last four in a shootout, including Thursday nights 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Neither team has been hugely successful heading into Saturday's game, with both clubs amassing only 29 points on the season so far. The Devils do hold a slight advantage though, with two games in hand and going 5-5-0 in their last ten games compared to Montreal, who have gone 3-3-4. The Devils will be looking to win a third straight game against an opponent from the No...

Habs Acquire Tomas Kaberle From Canes for Spacek

Three to five years ago, the acquisition of Tomas Kaberle would have likely been a positive subject for the Montreal Canadiens. Three years ago, Kaberle was a competent offensive defenseman who was a force for the Leafs' blueline, especially on the powerplay. He was a good passer, puck distributor and quarterback, and a player who's value and eventual trade was hotly contested, and a consistent subject of discussion in Toronto and around the league.

But three years is a long time. And Tomas Kaberle is not exactly the defenseman he used to be. At some point during the 2010-11 season, Kaberle's play started to decline with the Toronto Ma...