joeybarrie - (Joseph Barrie)

Member since December 13, 2007

Washington DC

Habs fan since: 1976
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Mats Naslund


Recent Comments

  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-31 12:22:41)
    I think given the way Price plays square to his opponents and given you never really see a player try to deke the goalie on a 2 on 1. Taking away the pass is the simplest and most effective way to deal with those situations. When I play defence in indoor soccer I play similar when the other team is attacking me. Give the player the outside so it lessens the angle especially a right footed player going to my left. And most important is when the ball is about 25 yards from goal and there is a 2 on 1, give the player a shot. Fairly easy save and I can block the passing lane. 2010 vs Capitals.... A team that loves to shoot. A superstar that loves to shoot A LOT.... If they are gonna get shots no matter what, at least let them have less dangerous areas. Anticipate that on most plays like that you can't take away everything. So take away the most dangerous plays.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-31 12:05:39)
    Maybe its just me.... But I see a team where its best players (Price excluded) have yet to play their best hockey. I see a future superstar coming into his own and growing into a position he has yet to fill. I see a team finding new leaders and the young defensive players are gaining experience and have also yet to show their best. Leading the league after playing one 8th of the season and playing some very good team plus a Western trip.... THINGS ARE LOOKING PRETTY GREAT TO ME. I don't expect us to top the league... But I expect more out of PK, MaxPac, Bourque, Eller, all in a good way. I expect to see more out of Beaulieu and Tinordi. And 3.5 to 4 million in cap space.... I have a feeling we are going to see a great season... And MORE to come. Maybe its just me.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Daniel Sedin scores in OT to foil Canadiens comeback (2014-10-30 22:10:53)
    Torts will coach again. But similar, but much more drastic and severe, to Therrien, he will need to re-evaluate the way he coaches. He is a talented and personable guy. Just too much crazy fire and psycho. Go back to basics and more forward again. 3 years I'd say.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 22:17:19)
    Smash and grab?. C'est ca mon Davy. Number one in the League (for now)
  • Comment on Weise back in lineup, Sekac out for Habs vs. Red Wings (2014-10-21 12:08:07)
    Sekac is young and inexperienced in the NHL. IMO Therrien is making the right move. Keep em hungry, and go with some veteran experience against the Wings (Moen comment) Weise wants to play, Therrien has him in a spot to prove how much. Smart if you as me.
  • Comment on No lineup changes expected for Habs vs. Avalanche (2014-10-18 01:01:11)
    yeah. Terrible actor with credits like Million Dollar Baby (4 oscars), Almost Famous (4 oscar nominations), Tropic Thunder, knocked up, nick and norahs infinite playlist, night at the museum, goon, the art of the steal, robocop....etc etc. part of the huge group of comedians associated with Judd Apatow. and acted alongside such actors as Robert Downey Jr, Kirk Russel, gary oldman, samuel l jackson, terence stamp, robin williams, phillip seymore hoffman, clint eastwood and nick nolte among more. while he isn't daniel day lewis, he is pretty funny and decent range. Its not like 3 of the best directors out there chose him for their movies such as Clint Eastwood, Cameron Crowe and Jon Turteltaub. Not to mention Ben Stiller and David Cronenberg. just my opinion anyways.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-10 11:05:45)
    it was a charging call, not an instigator penalty.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-10 11:04:19)
    like is 2010. Washington can look to hit. We look to win. They keep hitting, we keep winning.
  • Comment on Bouillon hopes to keep playing after being released by Canadiens (2014-10-06 14:07:25)
    We lack scoring. We dont need to win fights. We beat the Bruins, we didnt beat the Rangers. How will someone like McLaren help us beat the Rangers? Fighting in the NHL is all but completely done. The only team with success in that style are with guys who can fight big and play well. Enforcers who cant play good enough to be on a top three are becoming more and more useless.
  • Comment on Canadiens trade Peter Budaj to Winnipeg Jets (2014-10-05 16:44:51)
    Why is Kristo for Thomas a head scratcher? What has Kristo done so much more than Thomas? Briers is a failure? First off we now have PA Parenteau for him and second why was Briere a failure? He did a great job with so few minutes. Do you think Parenteau will not play well in Montreal? Why is Budaj a trade to wonder about? We couldnt keep all three and if we send one down we lose them for free. Getting a dollar would have been better than if we sent down one of them. In fact losing Tokarski would have been really bad. The team isnt that different at all. I love Bob Gainey and he has good and bad moves. IMO mostly good ones. HOWEVER, MB has constantly made this team better with every step. The key to success isnt fleecing another GM into a Eric Lindros style trade. Its about moving forward and getting better with every step. Long term success. Parros had bad luck, and all in all I still think it wasnt a terrible move picking him up. did nothing to hurt us, and now its over. Anyways, I think a lot of times keeping the track is harder than doing something crazy, and MB is looking long term. Thats why I trust in MB.