Emelin Bullies Malone

When they couldn’t score on the five-minute power play, it sort of summed up the entire season.

And then there was Ryan Malone.

The Habs were down 2-1, which would eventually be the final score, and Malone lost his mind because he didn’t like the way Alexei Emelin was using his body to crush him and others. And although Emelin’s big hits were clean and almost always are, they hurt, and poor Ryan forgot this was a hockey game and hitting is what happens.

Maybe some of these millionaires need to be reminded now and again that hockey isn’t for the weak of heart, it’s supposed to be hard hitting, and if you don’t like it, go to work in the mines or accounting department where your father works.

Anyway, the Habs came away with a five-minute power play because of this, and failed miserably. Again. One doesn’t have to be a genius to know that if Montreal’s power play was a normal, reasonably good power play, we’d be wondering who we were going to meet in the first round.

But back to Alexei Emelin. This guy plays hockey in a way that is pure and and tough as nails. He harkens back to defencemen like Bob and Barclay Plager and Gilles Marotte and Bob Baun. But I don’t want to say it’s old school. It’s being a hard-hitting NHL defenceman, there will always be these types of hard-rock players, and Ryan Malone, who has been an asshole before against the Canadiens, showed big time that he’s quite a baby and maybe should take up horseshoes or full-contact croquet instead..

Yes, the Canadiens lost again, their 5th straight, but there was much about them I enjoyed on this night. In fact, if it wasn’t for Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon playing an outstanding game and coming up with a half dozen or more stops that were nothing short of sensational, it would have been two points for the Habs and the beginning of their 19 game winning streak.

Random Notes:

Habs new guy Brad Staubitz laid a beating on P.C. Labrie. Not sure if it was meaningful in any way, but I kind of liked it.

David Desharnais, one of the team’s best and most consistent, went end to end to tie the game, and I can’t say enough about this guy. Small but just excellent.

Montreal outshot Tampa 24-22. Erik Cole had six shots and skated like the wind.

Thursday, Minnesota Wild pay a visit to the Bell.

17 thoughts on “Emelin Bullies Malone”

  1. I was looking at the schedule and I see the Habs are in Vancouver soon – are you going to the game Dennis?

    Malone is a psychotic. He just lost it and our next game is in April (our third to last game) and I hope they keep an eye on the nut. His reaction was way too much. Freakin’ nut.

    This game was a drag. Hopefully the got some golf in and saw some awesome girls in bikinis – that must have made this trip worth it right?

    Andre K was terrible in his debut in Nashville. So it wasn’t us this time ruining his play. Imagine that.

    I said this as a joke elsewhere but it was Pacioretty who recommended DD be called up. Let’s make him head of scouting!

  2. The next game against Tampa Bay Emelin should layout Malone with a super clean body check……let Malone go psyhco and get another 5 min powerplay….Emelin is a hard core body shaker…like Volchenkov ….

  3. i also liked staubitz standing up for his team. it helps in changing the culture of laughing, when one should be serious….. i have liked emelin from day one. he has proven he is a tough, clean competitor. we defiantly have more luck with russian defencemen than with russian forwards as far as work ethic is concerned. something to consider at draft time?….. accountability starts at the top. no one has been accountable for the gomez fiasco. why is he even playing? over 4 min. pp last night, a power play specialist all of the sudden with his disgusting record? r.c. can’t be that stupid can he? is MR. GOAT is telling r.c. to play him?. i say give the kids some gravy time and build their confidence…………….. i defiantly keep two sets of books. i cheer for the team all game and want them to do well but in the end i’m happy when they lose, at this point anyway.

  4. The only reason I can see why they’d play Gomez is to showcase him and hope to God that he makes a few good plays so he’s sell-able?? If there’s no other reason to play him then RC has lost his marbles. He said he played Gomez during the powerplay because he’s creative and spark opportunities. C’mon RC. Please sit Gomez and let the guys who will represent us next fall get the ice time.

  5. We are going to the game, Darth. If it’s as much fun as last year when we went, it’ll all be worth it, even though they’re not doing well. Maybe Gomez will score three or four. Wasn’t Cole a beauty last night? This guy should have played in the All-Star game and it’s a real shame he wasn’t. Next year he should get the votes. They could’ve win last night if they didn’t run into another French-Canadian goalie.

  6. Leaf Fan, I thought Dion Phaneuf was going to hit the way Emelin hits because he was like that in junior. But as a Leaf he doesn’t so much.

  7. Hobo, when I see Gomez on the power play I get truly pissed. I’m really starting to question RC. I’m not sure he’s big league calibre and I’m not even sure he brings much of a presence behind the bench. Maybe he and Gomez should switch positions for a game or two!

  8. Marjo, what are we going to do if for some insane reason, Gomez is back next year? I don’t know if I could take it. They might have to put me in a straight jacket.

  9. Dennis, you can have fans or anyone else who happens to show up on your site contribute to a BSGO (Buy Scott Gomez Out) fund.

    We’ll give that money to Molson so he can tell Scotty bye-bye. That’s what I call a group effort.

  10. In fact, save the money you would buy on Molson for a month and give it to the fund. Kill two birds with one stone.

  11. The tougher the team the better. I think it’s important that other teams know they’re in for a dogfight when they play the Habs.

  12. u know,,,, if r.c and gomez trade positions for the next game there will be no difference on the ice, but every one behind the bench will be laaaaaaaaaaaughing and havin’ a good ole time……. to bad big tits couldn’t have partaken.

  13. Could be, Mike. He knows he’s gone anyway. But it’ll definitely make it hard for him to another head coaching job because of the way these jokers played for him.

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