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Congratulations to the Canadiens

Kudos to the Habs after a fantastic Game Seven and series win over the Penguins.  Well-earned.

A post-mortem after a pathetic Penguins Game Seven effort will be posted in the next day or two.

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Twig in Houston's avatar

thank you, habs! congratz!

Posted by Twig in Houston from Houston, TX on 05/12/10 at 11:01 PM ET

Twig in Houston's avatar

sorry, didn’t see who posted. not trying to troll. cya

Posted by Twig in Houston from Houston, TX on 05/12/10 at 11:03 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Let me echo the thoughts of Tony: Congrats, Habs!!!!

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 05/12/10 at 11:05 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

great, just great. halak, mvp

Posted by Rdwings28 on 05/12/10 at 11:06 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

So, as we were trying to tell you all summer, fall, and winter Pens fans, but you couldn’t hear us due to your arrogance, the Cup hangover is real, and it’s a bitch, and when it happens you have to ...

...awwww, forget it. Talk to you in the fall.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 05/12/10 at 11:08 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

The Pens had a good season - nothing to be ashamed of. Losses make the eventual win all the sweeter. Next season they’ll have the best arena in the league.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/12/10 at 11:09 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Congrats on a solid season Tony. See you next year…hopefully in the finals.

Posted by Osrt on 05/12/10 at 11:17 PM ET

VooX's avatar

You had a great year on the blog this season, I enjoyed your work.  Get some rest and we’ll see you soon.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 05/13/10 at 12:27 AM ET


Les Canadiens sont la!  Great stuff look forward to next round.

Posted by 13 user names on 05/13/10 at 12:43 AM ET

John W.'s avatar

So, um, what is it with Game 7’s at home?  It’s supposed to be why you want a top seed, but it seems like the home team loses every time lately.  You guys beat the Caps and Wings last year on the road, Montreal has won 2 road Game 7’s now, and the Wings beat Phoenix in Phoenix.  It’s just really strange.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/13/10 at 01:53 AM ET

edillac's avatar

short,but not short on heart

Posted by edillac from isolation on 05/13/10 at 05:25 AM ET

Moq's avatar

Congratulations to Montreal. They deserved to win this series through effort, intelligence, and a healthy dose of Halak.

If Pittsburgh had played fantastic hockey the entire season, it would have been a even harder and more bitter pill to swallow. I had hopes that our game would improve gradually, or be sufficient to reach the Conference final. Clearly, that wasn’t the case and the seventh game exemplified our shortcomings in painstaking detail.

Now it’s about enjoying the rest of the playoffs, and I look forward to that.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 05/13/10 at 09:53 AM ET

Greg's avatar

Now it’s about enjoying the rest of the playoffs, and I look forward to that.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 05/13/10 at 08:53 AM ET

It’s a strange feeling, i almost feel like i can turn off a part of my brain now and enjoy the rest of the series’ without thinking what would work best for the Pens, or who matches up with them well (Not that it matters really, i thought the Habs were a good fit for them too).

I’ll be interested to see the turnover and who comes and goes, but am looking forward to watching some hockey now with some neutrality.

Posted by Greg on 05/13/10 at 10:13 AM ET

Greg's avatar

Also, great job to all the Bloggers on here, and Paul for running a great site…

Posted by Greg on 05/13/10 at 10:14 AM ET

Tony's avatar

Comment deleted…

Either stop commenting like a 10 year old, or don’t comment at all….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 05/13/10 at 02:26 PM ET

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