abhishek33 - (Abhishek)

Member since December 16, 2010

Habs fan in Leafs nation :(

Habs fan since: as long as I can remember
Favorite current player: Saku Koivu
All-time favorite player:


Recent Comments

  • Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 08:12:00)
    There will always be examples of classless fans like that. I was watching the game at a bar in leaf nation, and was pretty disgusted at fans cheering when they showed replays of Parros hitting his head on the ice. But I also know a few leaf fans and they were telling me how bad it was to see something like that happen. It doesn't help that the media is always looking to exaggerate a situation. Heck, I'm sure there are Habs fans that do stupid things and get picked up by media in other cities.
  • Comment on A fan weighs in (2012-01-13 18:29:32)
    700k, who do I sign with?
  • Comment on A fan weighs in (2012-01-13 18:28:04)
    I really wish people would stop making the excuse that we need a French speaking coach. Why can't that simply be something the coach must learn as part of his job? It's not like it would kill the Habs' brass to hire a private tutor. Another point: it's not just a matter of changing players or coaches. It's also a matter of changing coaching styles. If you want offensive players to play offensively, the game plan has to allow for that, rather than bottle them up and make everyone focus on D. That's where I think the 2nd problem lies. Back when the idea was to build the team around "skill and speed", the coaches continued to emphasize playing defense. Having the GM focus on one thing and the coach do something different isn't going to help the players, those being drafted and most importantly, the team.
  • Comment on Liveblog: 0-for-Cunneyworth (2011-12-21 21:03:22)
    The difference between the Habs and Hawks tonight: When the Hawks scored their 1st goal, they swarmed the net. The Habs had a similar chance after the 2nd Hawks' goal, and they stayed on the outside....
  • Comment on On to Chicago (2011-12-21 08:04:27)
    I too was amazed by the amount of attention this has received, especially in politics. I guess those who need a reason to trumpet the protection of the French language were looking for a new cause and they feel like they've found one. The other thing that stuns me is that the Habs are a business, just like any other. Yes, you need to listen to your customers to keep their loyalty, but when an important job has to be filled, you take the best candidate available. It's not in the best interest of the Habs to just hand out another contract just to please the media. On the other side, I would expect that the future coach, irrelevant of the language he speaks today, should pick up the French language. But in the meantime, why not hire an interpreter? I think that would be money well spent, considering it would calm the storm for the short term.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Flyers beat Canadiens 4-3 (2011-12-15 21:11:57)
    as long as you wear a habs jersey, contact on your goalie is allowed......
  • Comment on Liveblog: Flyers beat Canadiens 4-3 (2011-12-15 21:00:21)
  • Comment on Liveblog: Flyers beat Canadiens 4-3 (2011-12-15 20:28:35)
    My knowledge of the rules may not be perfect, but don't you have to actually touch the goalie for it to be interference? It looked to me like he was drifting towards the goalie, but never actually touched until after the goal..
  • Comment on A point (2011-01-18 22:11:27)

    It's funny that the Sabres are celebrating like they won a cup...

  • Comment on A point (2011-01-18 22:09:47)

    That was a dumb penalty to take by Gomez. But even worse reffing considering they could have called myers for a cross-check on Eller.