joeybarrie - (Joseph Barrie)Member since December 13, 2007
Habs fan since: 1976
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Mats Naslund
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 16:54:18)
Okposo isn't a high caliber player. He has 4 points in his last 9 games without Tavares. He is a 40 point player playing without one of the best players in the league on his line. While Tavares is one of the best, we have some very good talent here. MaxPac, Galchenyuk, Pleks, Briere, Subban, Markov, Price... The Habs are getting better, and if the money is right, he will stay. As long as his next 16 games are good. If the team plays well, and the fans don't tear him apart. Why do players not like signing in Montreal???? Cause the fans and Media jump all over them if they don't score in every game. Fans are the best and worst part of the Canadiens...
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 12:02:42)
PK has been crappy since Sochi. 7-8 million??? I dont know. Josh Gorges is injured. Carey Price is injured. Vanek is brand new, on his 3rd team of the season and joins us after we started on a Western road trip (which shockingly enough to believe, we rarely do well on). Markov, Emelin, Pleks, Budaj and MaxPac all lost 9 hours after playing across the globe for two weeks, then a week later head out west for a road trip where they lost another 3 hours. We are still 6-3-1 in our last 10. Lets see how Toronto does in their 3 games in the West. Regroup and settle the special teams. Get some consistency in what has become an incredibly inconsistent last month. And lets see where we land. In the end all that matters is this team can beat anyone in the East, with the likely scenario should we make it, play against Pens or Bruins in the Conf Finals. Its going to be a rollercoaster end of the season, cause LIKE ALWAYS, the East is tight, and anything can happen. I'm optimistic, and hope we have our slump NOW, and now later and see what this team can do. That all being said, we need Price to be on his game. PK to be on his game. We need our key players to be producing and playing well in order to compete. So we just have to hope that happens. But then again, when we win 3 in a row, we talk about the Cup, when we lose 3 in a row we talk about firing everyone. Try to think long run, we are THIRD in our Conference. Dont assume Toronto, Tampa and Detroit will win every game in hand they have and in one quick move we will be in 9th..... If we continue to play EXACTLY how we are playing, we should end up with around 96 points. 3rd or 4th. We are fine. We are NOT firing on all cylinders. If we can get there, what do you think is likely to happen????????
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 66 – Brutal road trip ends with shutout loss (2014-03-08 20:37:48)
Beauchemin has done very well for Anaheim. He gave up 3 Kessels for one. I think you are giving him too much credit.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 66 – Brutal road trip ends with shutout loss (2014-03-08 19:39:01)
Modano giving Gainey a lot of thanks, love and respect for his career. Nice ceremony in Dallas. Good to see Bob smile.
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 16:42:51)
POST OF THE YEAR.............. Stanley wants to stay in Canada. We are his best chance. I love it.
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 16:39:52)
To me Briere is going.. Plays half as much as the top 6 and has just as many goals as most.
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 16:12:16)
2012 Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup: 3rd place in their division 8th place in their conference Quick went .929 sv% during the season GAA 2.36 Top 5 goal scorers: -Kopitar 25 goals -Williams 22 goals -Brown 22 goals -Richards 18 goals -Doughty 10 goals 2014 Montreal Canadiens: (goals are estimated based on current productivity) 3rd place in their Division Price is currently .925 sv% and a GAA of 2.33 -MaxPac 40 -Pleks 23 -Gallagher 21 -Gally 17 -PK 13 None of that includes Vanek. THANK YOU MB FOR THE GREAT ATTEMPT. I think the end of this season can be excellent and the Play offs can be spectacular. Or we can fall short again. But im glad we are trying, and only giving up a second rounder....
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 15:56:44)
Wondering whether the Vanek trade was good or bad??? I can sum it up for everyone very simply..... If we make the Conf finals and do well the rest of the season. If Vanek gets 16 points and we end up 3rd in the East. If Price plays like he has, and PK get back to normal.... This trade will be considered good. If Vanek is convinced to stay, this trade will be considered a steal and the best thing the Habs have done in 20 years. If Vanek gets 14 points, we slip down to 4th in the regular season, and we lose in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Then this trade will be considered the first step in MB getting fired. If Vanek walks then we will be calling for MBs head. No one will look back and say MB traded a superfluous 2nd rounder for a chance at a deep run and a miracle Cup win. No one will say how we tried to keep Vanek by showing him what its like here. If we make it to the Finals, they will say we got lucky (again) and all that matters is we didn't win the cup. When Collberg scores his first goal, we will hear all about how stupid it was to trade him for a rental and MB is the worst GM in history. Until he wins another Cup (whether it be here or somewhere else) and only then will we shut up.
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 15:39:46)
We gave up a second rounder for a chance to go deep in the playoffs. Vanek is someone we have needed for a long time now, and we have another 17 games to convince him he belongs in Montreal next season. However, should we continue to play like we are, adding Vanek and Weaver helps us defensively as well as offensively in scoring goals. Not to mention special teams. We can make the Conference finals as we can compete with every team in the East and arguably can beat everyone below us in the standings. Hot goalie, PK back to norm and Vanek and MaxPac scoring like they can....... We can make the Finals. Its that simple. If you can do it for a second rounder, why wouldn't you?
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-08 14:45:26)
Real men when its cold out and there is no golf on TV, of course.