Bill HMember since November 10, 2007
Habs fan since: 60s
Favorite current player: TBA. So far I like Cammalleri
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau, Bob Gainey and Larry Robinson
- Comment on Parros, Murray return to Habs lineup vs. Panthers (2014-03-29 14:30:12)
Being a Montreal fan living in Toronto, my head wishes no ill will on the Leafs and wants them to do well. But in my heart, well, that is another story. I think its because they have been so hopeless of so long, that its more entertaining to make fun of them than to cheer for them. That said, Leafs need to lose tonight. What hope do they have to pull off 4 wins against Boston? It will be an embarrassment. They are better off missing the playoffs and getting a top 15 draft pick in June.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-23 13:10:33)
Not too concerned, no. True, he has not blossomed as much as I would like. And yes, its a little frustrating when you look at a few exceptional players who are advancing their careers more quickly. Players like McKinnon and Barkov, who were drafted a year after Galchenyuk. But let's keep in mind a couple of things: 1.) Alex Galchenyuk is playing in Montreal. The media attention here cannot be compared to places like Florida and Colorado. Young stars need to be handled differently here. The media can eat up and spit out players like Galchenyuk like they are a dime a dozen. 2.) As a result, they need to be brought along differently. Galchenyuk has not been given the TOI, the opportunity on the power play or the line mates to achieve the sort of success that some other young players on other teams have achieved. 3.) Just be glad Edmonton didn't draft a defenceman. Then Habs probably would have drafted Yakupov. He may well turn out fine in the end, but imagine how media and fans would be treating him if he were here. Alex Galchenyuk is only 20 years old. He will be fine. He'll play centre next year and will be our clear #1 before we know it.
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 16:07:08)
Since its an established fact that DD is the only forward on the team that makes those he plays with play at a higher level.... Eller - DD - Bourque DD can kick start both Bourque and Eller, our two most under performing forwards. Then we will have 3 scoring lines firing on all cylinders.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-02-28 13:16:18)
Well stated. Thanks for your thoughts. Its true that Eller has a lot to prove. DD is playing much better these days.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-02-28 10:59:30)
Thanks for your very respectful response. I think, as many do here, that the team needs to get bigger and grittier. Davey has certainly been playing well, since his extended slump at the beginning. I think Eller has more potential than Desharnais. There are diverse opinions here. Mine is but one.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-02-28 10:29:31)
Eller will be a solid second line centre. He hasn't been given the opportunity to prove it by giving him the wingers he needs. The team has an overabundance of centres - Desharnais, Eller, Galchenyuk. Pleks, White. I think the solution is to trade Desharnais in the off season. He's small, but MB should be able to get something for him from a team without the same size issues as the Canadiens. He has now proven that his break out year was not a fluke. Galchenyuk, Eller, Pleks, White down the middle is a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, Desharnais is an important part of the French character of the team. So I don't think he will be traded.
- Comment on Price gets Game 1 start for Team Canada; Boone will be blogging live (2014-02-12 09:26:48)
I guess the people who reviewed that goal don't have the benefit of sound. The whistle clearly was blown before the puck crossed the line. If Canada wins, that taints the victory. Its hard to imagine why they allowed that goal. On the other hand, the puck was obviously in play and the whistle should not have been blown. But I didn't know they could "unblow" the whistle upon review.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 43 – Canadiens comeback earns a point, but they lose in OT (2014-01-04 19:59:10)
I haven't read posts yet, but I am assuming since the Habs aren't playing a boring defensive style, everybody must be happy?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 10:47:27)
The Thornton assault once again raises some serious questions. Passionate and well reasoned argument by the flower in favour of goons patrolling the ice to protect skilled players: "Today they are dropping nightly so you tell me how suspensions can or are making a difference. You tell me why what worked for years cannot work today?" 1.) The suspensions dished out by the league are usually a joke. Make suspensions more consistent and more severe if you want to reduce concussions and other injuries. 2.) Equipment today is rock hard and leads serious head injuries. Change equipment to reduce injuries. 3.) Players today are bigger and faster than they were back in the days of Gretzky. Marty McSorely cannot protect Gretzky in today's game, irrespective of the instigator rule. The NHLPA is as much to blame for the injuries as the NHL. The PA needs to educate its own membership.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-03 09:40:34)