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

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  • Comment on Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-09-13 11:57:20)
    Prust. I feel like we would get on well. Absolutely not DD, and anyone else who can golf like him. I hope Prust kinda sucks....
  • Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-12 11:27:21)
    Re National Anthem questions One of my favorite parts of the pre game is watching Jean Beliveau when he is in his seat signing along with the National Anthem. I think it would be a sham to do away with the anthem. To me its part of the experience and tradition. We seem to want to do away with this stuff so much. Make the game faster. Eliminate 20 minutes between periods. What will be left soon? three 5 minute periods? AND I like the big ceremonies too
  • Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 12:58:17)
    Yeah I mean what could a 22 year veteran of the NHL who has won 801 games in 1464 career nhl games have to offer a team like the Canadiens... Playing in 9 all star games, winning 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina trophies, and 5 Jennings trophies. He is obviously a terrible fit and would have nothing to offer us in leadership and mentoring in a way a still young goalie... Budaj is the problem here, no reason to get rid of him. But Martin would be a great addition.
  • Comment on New TV package aimed at Habs fans across country (2014-09-04 11:50:18)
    I remember in the fine print on one I did years ago, it also said I would automatically be registered for the following season at a much higher rate. I doubt they can do this and not allow you to cancel, but you may want to check. And check to see if the cancellation fee is $99.... Or something. but in the end I think it sounds like a good deal. like I said the other day. I pay $160 for center ice here in the USA.
  • Comment on Habs ink three-year deal with Sportsnet for regional TV coverage (2014-09-03 14:38:55)
    WHAT?????????????????? FREAKING BELL. I pay $160
  • Comment on Habs ink three-year deal with Sportsnet for regional TV coverage (2014-09-03 14:09:48)
    I have CenterIce as well. When the games are blacked out, its cause its on the local station that has first rights. (Here in the USA anyways) so when the Habs play the Caps here in Washington DC, the game is on Comcast Sportsnet which is a local sports channel. I assume its a basic cable channel that everyone gets, ive never not had it. However, when you are dealing with satellite its a different story. Same for Canadian cable i am sure. Only problem with Center Ice is I get all of the opponents feed. So I get to hear all about how phenomenal the Bruins are, or listen to The Sabres announcer mispronounce everyones name on purpose. Cause I specifically remember Jaroslav Spacek being pronounced correctly when he was a Sabre, and as soon as he joined the Habs it was Spaceek and Andrei Morkav. Laperierre for Lapierre and everyone else. Worst are Florida feeds and Nashville. Clueless announcers talking about nonsense.
  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-30 10:56:15)
    Why is Don Cherry's face on the top of this post???? Why is Don Cherry still a part of HNIC??? Scroll thru the posts. Like it or not, he gets attention. He gets comments.... Everyone has something to say after he speaks. He knows how to create a reaction. He isnt always wrong, he is just simply useless in his comments. "there's a good old hit by a good ol Canadian from rural Sask risking himself for his team... Thats a hockey play folks. look at that kids, thats how you do it..." BLAH BLAH BLAH. But tell me MOST of us dont tune in at least every once in a while to see what comes out of his mouth? Always biased towards the Leafs and Bruins. Leafs: HNIC's biggest market. Canadiens: HNIC second biggest market. Bruins: 2nd biggest markets rivals. Canadiens: 1st biggest markets rivals.... All around the best ratings an increasingly useless aging network can muster up basing their programming on nostalgia and opportunity.... Don Cherry (good or bad) falsely or accurately, reminds a lot of people of where we come from and where hockey comes from. He is like a bad cup of Tim Hortons coffee. Which will always be better than Starbucks in my opinion. Loud mouthed opinionated old guys who have seen everything. We look up to these people (not specifically) by tradition. Maybe I'm wrong, but the older I get, the more entertaining he seems to be to me. He is everything Canadiens hockey isn't. And I have no problem with that at all....
  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-29 23:20:45)
    I keep scrolling on here to see news about you guys. Its such a co-incidence that I talked to my mom today that just came home from the hospital. She was in for almost 2 months. When I asked her how it felt to be home, she said it reminded her of when I came home from the hospital after my first bout with meningitis. I was older than Alex (17-18) and was pretty lucky. I hate the hospital so much and I know my mom is similar. Anyways, its great to hear Alex is home. I very much look forward to seeing a post from him. And Ian's incredible generosity as well as others has pushed me to plan ahead to attend next year's summit even though its a pretty busy time for me here in DC. Something so incredible has developed here. go habs go... Go alex go.
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 00:31:54)
    For those wondering about Tokarsky. The first year of his contract (2014-2015) is two way. The second is one way (2015-2016). No waivers. No problem. He will either be Price's backup next season or traded for a good prospect mid season.
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 20:55:58)
    it must have been recently added. I waited as long as I could then finally ordered it on Amazon. Great documentary.