NewMember since December 20, 2007
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Eller/Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: John Ferguson
- Comment on Bouillon an insurance policy at Habs’ training camp (2014-09-18 12:42:49)
Eller playing between the hash marks is a tough player. Eller around the boards and hitting the blue line for the second time is very aggravating. I learned a new word today. Paen. In 1981 I saw the best line chemistry I ever witnessed on the tube when I saw four Canada Cup games of Perrault, Gretzky, and Lafleur. Too good. You knew something would happen. Today in the NHL it happens whenever a player dominates. Broken jaws, wrists, necks. I don't think it is so much the systems as the borderline players. Hockey is a huge business, five NHL seasons and you're really set for life. Ten or more and you're executive class, taken care of. Tell me honestly that Kreider on Price wasn't pre-ordained and I'll only believe that you believe that. They say it was a hockey play, because those plays are allowed. But it was pure football. Someone will always level the playing field because the system allows it.
- Comment on Bouillon an insurance policy at Habs’ training camp (2014-09-18 10:56:30)
So the way I understand it 15 extra pounds makes you faster and smarter? I love the quote "He hates Randy. He hates me and I don't even know him yet." - No, but I guess he knew you right off. Leafs should keep this fella around. Good quotes. Takes some of the pressure off the Habs.
- Comment on Habs’ rookie camp wraps up as Scherbak gets in scrimmage (2014-09-17 18:39:12)
Now you made me dig all the way down there and skim that :-) Chris made a great comparison between Gallagher and Desharnais.
- Comment on Habs’ rookie camp wraps up as Scherbak gets in scrimmage (2014-09-17 18:27:27)
Ian you have to remember a lot of the posters think Crosby is a bad player as well. This is a team where PK felt obligated to step up after the contract and tell everyone his GM and staff were nothing less than a class act. A player had to defend the boss to the press and fans because the written and reported nonsense got out of hand again. You just take it with a grain of salt and remember the person just spouts smoke.
- Comment on Habs’ rookie camp wraps up as Scherbak gets in scrimmage (2014-09-17 10:53:56)
Scherbak is a character...you gotta luv the desire to make the team that Stubbs reported on :-) But there is more than being ill that will hold him back. The first three scrimmages were important. Players got to show their ability to learn and apply coaching as well as skills. At 18 missing the first few days of peer training will put him a step behind. To me he looked that way in the one scrimmage he made. All to say that if he does well at the main camp the kid has overcome an awful lot and the sky is the limit. Maybe one day, not so far in the future, he'll see even more of the beauty of Montreal than the airport and an auto! Imagine the quotes then. Heck, one day, Markov might learn down into his stall and say "Is that your shit? Get it out of my space."
- Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-16 15:50:24)
No one should ever have to spank a kid now that they have invented the tazer.
- Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-16 10:53:41)
I think the "A" are for discussing stuff with officials without getting a penalty. Other than that the coach usually gets a message across to a team by talking to all of them at once. Messages going the other way go via the Captain who represents. However the coach can't drop down and chat one on one with everyone to see if the Captain represents everyone or just a clique, that only causes trouble. So four "A"s representing by committee probably covers everybody without the danger of the team becoming divided into little groups who gradually learn to dislike each other. Look at the "retire Koivu's sweater" poll, 50-50, how would a Captain represent that to management, by his personal vote or by saying No, half the guys don't want that? (Not to throw Koivu's tenure as Captain into the mix on purpose, totally random selection of polls) There isn't a Jean Beliveau on this team.
- Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 14:17:32)
Probably Brown or Toews.
- Comment on Habs’ first-round pick McCarron in better shape this season (2014-09-14 16:38:03)
McCarron looks good, fast enough to catch and hit, keep ahead of the play, reads it, keeps his feet moving - all period.
- Comment on Habs’ first-round pick McCarron in better shape this season (2014-09-14 11:26:26)
And Bozon :-) as well.