NewMember since December 20, 2007
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Favorite current player: Eller/Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: John Ferguson
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 25 – Canadiens top Buffalo 3-1 for fourth in a row (2013-11-27 17:05:51)
- Comment on Habs’ Pacioretty named NHL’s second star of week (2013-11-26 11:37:35)
I think my two new hockey hero's are Greg Devorski for waving off Clarkson and Clarkson for listening. The most surprised guy in the place was Kadri. Close second was Carlyle.
- Comment on Budaj will get start for Habs against Capitals (2013-11-21 18:17:21)
That is why they make Price wear a mask with a cage, so he can't bite.
- Comment on Budaj will get start for Habs against Capitals (2013-11-21 18:11:05)
Yes you are forgetting that the Norris is voted on by the professional hockey writers and that the Olympic teams are selected by hockey people. Two different groups of people with two different criteria.
- Comment on Monday Morning QB on HI/O Show (2013-11-21 10:38:11)
Instead of slamming Roy they might consider what unrelenting stress with no option to cope does to an athlete. Vernon was right. The way to cope is to leave the situation. The Canadiens used to leave town during the playoffs for good reason. They'd say it was for team bonding but it was really to get the heck away from us.
- Comment on Monday Morning QB on HI/O Show (2013-11-21 10:14:06)
Thanks Robert. That story makes a lot more sense, totally fed up with the whole situation (which still includes the coach :-). From a team viewpoint Nolan and Deadmarsh plus Fiset is nice but the same problem remains. The unrelenting pressure. You have to admire Brisbois for facing it like he did and realize why guys like Vinnie never wanted in.
- Comment on Habs facing hot goalie in Wild’s Harding (2013-11-19 15:27:39)
I don't see much difference between the two teams, except Montreal allows more shots a game. They score at the same rate, allow at the same rate, yet Min is a third better than Montreal points wise. One goal games is what the NHL has become. Blown calls by refs, dumb calls like increasing the number of players during OT (just like you do in regulation when extra penalties happen - shove seven, eight or nine players onto the ice for one team), reluctance to step up by officials, and Montreal's love for the perimeter are the difference. Boring hockey by design.
- Comment on Habs facing hot goalie in Wild’s Harding (2013-11-19 12:55:07)
Or it might be that they are tuning the staff "in" big time and working on what they have been told they need to work on.
- Comment on Habs shake up lines at practice (2013-11-18 17:00:52)
Maybe it isn't X&O. Maybe it is a tablet and they're voting in the current HIO poll.
- Comment on Habs shake up lines at practice (2013-11-18 16:47:54)
I think MT figures Pac, DD, and Briere are hitting way below their expected averages while Pleks is just a bit below his and Eller on his. To him that means his team is weak down center with only one of four achieving expectations. He has to try and do something about that. I think there is an old saying in hockey that if I'm not winning with you I can certainly lose without you. Guys like Moen give you the same thing every year. You buy them for what they bring and every now and then one of their few points is a big one. Guys who you count on to put up 50-60 points and don't, well they are a liability. I do not think the mood in management and ownership right now is to hold on to liabilities. Nor are they rash people. They will give players every opportunity to excel, fatten their batting averages, and earn a good contract either in Montreal or elsewhere. But I sense a shoe about to drop and when it does I wouldn't be surprised to see the whole closet follow.