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Favorite current player: Eller/Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: John Ferguson

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  • Comment on Alexei Emelin in lineup, Nathan Beaulieu out for Habs against Bruins (2014-10-16 16:18:05)
    I'm hoping they give the torch to Emelin. That guy plays hard, has a reconstructed ...well...reconstructed everything. Anyway as he skates the ceremonial torch around he can give Lucic a reminder of the playoffs - note the NHL has no existing penalty for jamming a lit torch up a Lucic. Don't think they do anyway.
  • Comment on Alexei Emelin in lineup, Nathan Beaulieu out for Habs against Bruins (2014-10-16 09:50:25)
    :-) The obvious question that follows is who exactly anointed them smart? Likely the same people who will decide that pheasant is a crow when the time comes.
  • Comment on Alexei Emelin in lineup, Nathan Beaulieu out for Habs against Bruins (2014-10-16 09:20:20)
    McCarron will be fine. I don't know why some people are down on him. It might be that he looks like an NHL player so people start picking his first year CHL game apart as if he was a NHL player returned to junior. He wasn't. He was a big, skilled kid from the high schools introduced to an up-tempo and much more aggressive game.
  • Comment on Habs send Bournival down to Hamilton (2014-10-15 16:18:50)
    The thing about that is Galchenyuk is 20 and Simmonds 26. Galchenyuk has already out performed Simmonds at the age of 20 when he came up, twice over. Don't get me wrong, Simmonds would be a great guy to have. In his prime. Good for sixty points a year for probably the next four years. But Galchenyuk is already doing that, at 20. What will he be doing at 26? But it wouldn't be the first time Montreal traded the future to Philly for a season or two of the present.
  • Comment on Habs will have plenty to work on at practice (2014-10-15 12:19:45)
    It must be extremely frustrating for those descended from the original people to see that repeated over and over. You can google the figures and rules if you like. Urban myth.
  • Comment on Habs will have plenty to work on at practice (2014-10-15 11:16:44)
    Well that's a sucker bet but sure Ronn: Pittsburg, Washington, Boston, Islanders, Ottawa, NJ, NY, Detroit, Columbus, Tampa, not necessarily in that order.
  • Comment on Habs will have plenty to work on at practice (2014-10-15 11:12:31)
    And I hope so as well or I wouldn't be here. :-) If I am wrong, seriously, I become very content with the season. They over achieve. If I am right they meet expectations. Calming to have known. If it goes straight to hell in a handcart I get enthused about the draft position, maybe a game breaker is out there. The next game is the opener. The crowd will be great. But if the Bruins who are having their own troubles win is the media and crowd going to excuse it with "Well, they wanted to avenge their playoff loss."? If it is a blow out, a complete disaster on the ice as in Tampa, the boos will start. That will make for one heck of a long season.
  • Comment on Habs will have plenty to work on at practice (2014-10-15 10:55:30)
    That is a heavy liability. But as the great and talented Russian philosopher and tax specialist Alexi Yashin once said "It's a free country." http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/yashin-cancels-1-million-nac-gift/
  • Comment on Habs will have plenty to work on at practice (2014-10-15 10:16:49)
    I figure them for 11th in the East out of camp. Now a lot can change with that. Say Markov goes down, they're chasing that first overall draft pick. The D is a little too weak. Pateryn might be ready, Beaulieu and Tinordi are, and Deitz, maybe Bennett, are a ways away. Having Emelin hurt right now doesn't help, but players get hurt, so 11th. I am not sure motivation is an issue with the Canadiens. The D pairings are bizarre sometimes and you can see they weren't practiced but game improvised. I guess that's the way they did it in NY. They have six lucky points in four games. Good teams get more lucky points than bad teams over the course of a season. So they might prove me wrong and end up really high in the standings. Which will cause me to be content. Contentment is nice. I have seen this sort of thing before. The fans, on HIO as well, turn on players when stuff goes wrong. You already hear the media mentioning Subban needing to pick up his play. It doesn't matter if he needs to or not, it is the optics of the situation. That can make playing in Montreal a miserable experience and this board very lively. I prefer it sedate. Look for at least three more losses in the next five games.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-14 10:54:06)
    Bourque and Eller are ok. They are off to individual good starts. They just don't get much time or help.