Archive for November, 2011

Image: Peter Budaj’s Mask

| November 30, 2011 | Reply
Image: Peter Budaj’s Mask

All views of Peter Budaj’s mask, goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens  (courtesy of Dave Art Designs) Click image to enlarge Budaj’s helmet is called “The Three Storms” “Peter had such a cool idea for this mask… He wanted the Three … Continue reading

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NHL’s Brendan Shanahan: A Campbell Clone with Style

| November 30, 2011 | 1 Reply
NHL’s Brendan Shanahan: A Campbell Clone with Style

Brendan Shanahan, a veteran of over 1,500 game and 21 years in the NHL, is a hero to many. Although not a shoo-in, he will get serious consideration when he becomes eligible to join the Hockey Hall of Fame next season. Shanahan is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, and a gold medal winner at the World Championships, Winter Olympics and Canada Cup. Continue reading

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GameDay: Habs vs Ducks Lineups

| November 30, 2011 | Reply
GameDay: Habs vs Ducks Lineups

All Habs GameDay: Wednesday November 30, 2011 On this day in hockey history… 1954 – Montreal and Chicago had a 3-3 tie in a Black Hawks “home” game in Omaha, Nebraska. 4,506 fans showed up to see the game. Chicago … Continue reading

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Road Trip: A Little Habs Californication

| November 29, 2011 | 7 Replies
Road Trip: A Little Habs Californication

The Montreal Canadiens have hit the road. In the next few days, they will face the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. They will do so without Max Pacioretty, who was handed a three game suspension on Monday. Continue reading

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The Puzzling World of Hits, Suspensions and Hockey

| November 29, 2011 | Reply
The Puzzling World of Hits, Suspensions and Hockey

I’m all for player safety, and making the game safter, but i’ll ask again, what is the NHL trying to accomplish exactly? Eliminate all hits to the head, even when the argument can be made that the player sustaining the hit was the one who put themselves in a vulnerable position? Continue reading

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Laugh Lines: Muller, Leafs, Pacioretty, Oh My!

| November 29, 2011 | Reply
Laugh Lines: Muller, Leafs, Pacioretty, Oh My!

For those of you who might know of my comedic tendencies in my hockey observational humour let me just say that the humour will still be in today’s post, but not as much as usual due to events of today, Monday November 28. However, Les Habs are affected very much in these events as you will see. Continue reading

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Brendan Shanahan Rules: A Look at Suspensions in 2011

| November 29, 2011 | Reply
Brendan Shanahan Rules: A Look at Suspensions in 2011

The Twitter world was hit with a Shanabomb the moment Renaud Lavois of RDS broke the news of Max Pacioretty’s three game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Kristopher Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Continue reading

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Skate Beside Heroes, Lady E’s Date with Habs

| November 29, 2011 | 1 Reply
Skate Beside Heroes, Lady E’s Date with Habs

It was Montreal’s first blustery and wintry day. Bundled up, I trudge through the snow. I need to be on time. An envelope awaits, bearing my name, with the coveted tickets. In four days, I will be on the Bell Centre ice skating with the Habs. Continue reading

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Habs Call Up Louis Leblanc from Hamilton

| November 28, 2011 | Reply
Habs Call Up Louis Leblanc from Hamilton

Habs call up Louis Leblanc Monday, 28.11.2011 / 10:55 PM / News NHL.com PRESS RELEASE ANAHEIM — The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that forward Louis Leblanc has been recalled from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. In his first season at the … Continue reading

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No Consistency: Pacioretty Gets Three, Malone None

| November 28, 2011 | 7 Replies
No Consistency: Pacioretty Gets Three, Malone None

Written By:Iain Carnegie, AllHabs.net “I can’t see the difference – can you see the difference?” Do we all remember that commercial? Apparently Mr. Shanahan not only saw that commercial, but has decided to subscribe to it when reviewing potential suspendable … Continue reading

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