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Please Believe!

After the Olympics, I made a joke about Gionta, Cammalleri and Gomez going to a recording studio with Nikki Yanofski to record a Habs playoff push song called Please Believe’. A few people asked me to write lyrics...and yes I always listen to what people on twitter tell me to do. So here’s a behind the scenes look at the recording between the 3 superstars, and Scott Gomez. Please don’t sue me Nikki. It works if you listen to the song at the same time as you read it. Link to real song- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrCA0HK-yO0 --- Please Believe! We cut in to the recording studio in which Mike Cammalleri, Brian Gionta, Scott Gomez, and Nikki Yanofski have just fin...

Habs / Rangers Gameday. Update: Plekanec Negotiations dead

Update from Prax: Check out the comments for the Plekanec contract story. It's an interesting week for Habs fans. For the first time in as long as most of us can remember, the Canadiens have a light schedule on the ice. After facing the Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden, they will get 3 days off before heading to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs. Despite this light schedule, it couldn't be a more important week for the Canadiens. Tonight's game against the Rangers might be the most important game of the season. The way things currently stand, the Rangers sit 5 points behind the Canadiens with only a single game in hand, thanks to an 2-2-2 record over their last 6 games. While...

Habs make it 4 in a row against Oilers; look to make it 5 tomorrow

Ever watched a hockey game and got the feeling that the ice was tilted in one direction of the rink? Like one of those labyrinth table mazes we all had when we were kids? Well that's what last night's 5-4 shootout win against the Edmonton Oilers felt like. Maybe it was the fact that I was sitting at one side of the rink when it felt like all the action was taking place on the complete other side of the rink. Maybe it was just the natural progression of the game. Nevertheless, it was an odd one to watch. For nearly the entire game, the play seemed stuck on either one side of the ice or the other. It was a back and forth game that didn't really seem to go anywhere, despite all the goals....

Habs Laughs!

Habs Laughs Hey TCL, The name is Mike O, a few months ago I started a Habs Blog that dealt with the lighter side of being a Habs fan. Rather than pour over every detail from every game I decided to take a lighter approach and take the funny route. I was approached by TCL to post my blogs here in hopes if giving the Habs and Hockey fans who are regulars a taste of some Habs Laughs. I'll be posting all of my blogs here from now on, but if you want to catch up go ahead and visit the site at www.habslaughs.blogspot.com Here is my latest entry, I hope you like it. ---- A few weeks ago the world was watching the best of the best compete at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. As usua...

Road Trip Wrap-Up; Homestand Preview

Going into last night's game against the Anaheim Ducks, there's no way Habs fans couldn't be happy with the previous three games their team had faced on the road. A win against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday included 4 unanswered third period goals and a good team game to bring the Canadiens to a 4-1 victory against their most immediate Eastern Conference rival. This was the proverbial ''must win'' for the Canadiens, and everyone delivered. From Carey Price, who posted a .958 save percentage in the win, to the 3rd and 4th line players who provided three of the goals, to the offense that peppered 32 shots against the bruins and the defense which split 20+ minutes a piece amongst five of ...

Lapierre Suspended Four Games

The National Hockey League has suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Maxime Lapierre for four games for hitting San Jose forward Scott Nichol early in the third period during last night's game. While no penalty was assessed on the hit itself in-game, the hit was late and unnecessary, as Nichol had already followed through with the hit. While Nichol left the game with a shoulder injury after the hit, the extent of his injuries remain unknown pending an MRI. The incident seemed to motivate the Sharks, who, as a result managed to come back from a 2-1 deficit and beat the Canadiens 3-2. We can sit here and argue about the hit itself until the cows come home, and on the merit of suspend...

Canadiens Trade D'Agostini to Blues

According to TSN, the Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Matt D'Agostini to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Aaron Palushaj. Palushaj, a former 2nd round pick in '07, has 5 goals and 22 points with Peoria in the AHL this season. The Michigan native played his junior hockey in the NCAA with the University of Michigan. D'agostini, a former 6th round pick in '05 has actually been up with the big club this season and the better part of last season. However, after showing some goal scoring ability last season, D'Agostini has a disappointing 2 goals and 4 points so far this season. Personally, I like this trade for the Habs. It's obviously not a big trade and doesn't r...

Return of Gameday! Habs @ Bruins

What?? NHL hockey is back? And we're kicking it off with the NHL's most storied rivalry? Sign me up! It seems like it's been forever since the Montreal Canadiens took the ice. Frankly, I'm fairly certain a lot of Habs fans would like to forget their final outings before the break, a home-and-away series with the Philadelphia Flyers that ended disastrously. Not only did the Canadiens lose both games (a 3-2 loss at Philly on Friday and an embarrassing 6-2 loss at home the next night), but they fell two spots down the standings in the process, handing over the #6 seed to the Flyers and falling behind the Bruins. They now find themselves in 8th place, with 64 points in 63 games, and w...

Spotlight on Jaroslav Halak

As a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, I feel compelled to cheer for any Habs that were lucky enough to be selected by their countries of origin to compete at the Vancouver Games. Following this group of players, both for this website and as a mega-fan, you can't help but feel a bond with each and every one of them - even if they might frustrate the Hell out of you on the ice a lot of the time. Now, with all but one Hab eliminated from medal contention at the Games, the spotlights falls unto one player, and a very important player to the Canadiens and their fans. Tonight, Jaroslav Halak will have the attention of the world, as he leads Team Slovakia against the hometown boys of Team Cana...

Habs vs. Flyers: Looking for Revenge

It's been a busy week in Hab-Land. After a weekend of games against the Penguins and Bruins, the organization began the week with the decision to make a change. On Monday, Bob Gainey stepped down as GM of the Montreal Canadiens, citing the desire to leave before he overstayed his welcome, that he basically had no desire to continue on with the team through the end of his contract, making decisions that someone else had to live with - never mind the fact that we already have to live with a lot of the decisions he's made in the past. His replacement; Pierre Gauthier. A man with a long resume, having worked in major roles with the Quebec Nordiques, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Ottawa Senator...