Mondou6 - (Mondou)Member since December 29, 2010
Massachusetts via Yamaska
Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Subban
All-time favorite player: Lafleur or Dryden
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 19:23:34)
Not to sound too cold, but I can guarantee the deceased was a gun nut. Darwin strikes again.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 19:20:41)
twi: Speaking as an American, I don't get it either. Most people think the 2nd Amendment says "the people have a right to bear arms!" The actual text is this: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The thing that gets me (as admittedly anti-gun) is, what does any of this have to do with "a well regulated Militia"??? Is a 9 year old with a gun part of a well regulated Militia? Is seeing everyone run around freely with handguns part of a well regulated Militia? Honestly, most people in the US would prefer to get rid of guns, but the courts have caved to the gun nuts, and they have taken full advantage of it.
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 14:27:19)
I think the players voting for Captain is the best choice, but then, how do you work the vote? Everyone votes for 1 player out of any? Or do you narrow it down to 2-4 top candidates, then vote for those? If the coaches are naming a Captain: I think Markov or Plekanec are the two most obvious and boring/safe choices. Prust or Gallagher, very unlikely. Subban, I doubt it, as someone humorous noted, the coaches don't even want PK to have a logo on his jersey, let alone a C. I think Gallagher or Subban would be pretty cool. It would signal a "change of the guard" in terms of younger players taking over. Personally, I'd like to see Subban wear the C, as he seems one of the most passionate about the team and seems to work tirelessly. As a fan, I get fired up watching him, and I think it would be great to have him as a teammate. Crosby is the Captain of the Pens, no way you can tell me that he has a better leadership personality than Subban does. I think there's always some sort "yeah, but" disclaimer that the team puts on PK. "Yeah, he won the Norris, but..." "Yeah, he's a great player, but..." etc Keeping him from being Captain just seems like another example of that. Put another way, considering the amount of money they committed to PK, shouldn't the team have more trust in their investment?
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-12 20:13:46)
Regarding the Bills, using high draft picks on RBs is a complete waste, in general. Can you name a team that drafted a RB with a top draft pick, and became good because of it? A good team can take a mediocre RB off the scrap heap and get him 1000 yards. A bad team will take a star college RB and get him 800 yards. If you have a high draft pick: QB, first. Defense, maybe. WR, no. RB, god no.
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-12 20:03:12)
Greetings, mes amis. :) Random thoughts since the weather has been crappy the past couple weeks. Summer appears to have ended in July. 1) Glad we finally locked up PK, but wish we had done it a year (or two) sooner. I hope he becomes captain someday. Maybe when Markov is gone? 2) I'm concerned we're going back to being goonless. The Rangers taught the league that running Price is an easy way to beat us. I expect other teams to take notice, and if we have no enforcer, things could get ugly. Prust is a welterweight, he won't last the season (again) if he has to fight heavyweights. Surely there has to be someone out there more serviceable than Parros was. 3) Regarding TV blackouts, I have no idea why, in this age of everything available on all platforms, all sports leagues are using 1950's logic when it comes to broadcasting. And it's only getting worse. I'm willing to pay any amount of money for all NFL games, but I can't get them unless I install a dish on my house (not going to happen). I pay $170+ to watch "all" NHL games, but I can only get the visiting feed of the Habs, or TSN, never RDS. So basically, all 80+ Habs games, I'm listening to announcers who hate Montreal. 4) Any predictions for how we'll do this year? Barring someone having a shockingly awesome breakout year for us, I think last year is probably about good as we could expect from 2014-15.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 13:17:26)
If you want to see something amusing, some guy has made NHL logos combined with Simpsons characters. The Habs one isn't interesting, but the Senators logo with Principal Skinner in the helmet is hilarious: http://instagram.com/p/o3e60plIvG/ Also funny are the Flyers, Islanders, Coyotes, Devils (Flanders), and Canucks.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Habs sign Markov to three-year contract; Burns named to Hall of Fame (2014-06-24 09:39:38)
- Comment on Markov looking for three-year, $18-million deal: report (2014-06-16 12:28:57)
I wonder the same thing about Vanek/Collberg. At the time, we're happy to get Vanek, and most agreed it was worth the gamble. But what if Collberg pans out to be a very good player? Was he worth the playoff ride of 2014? I'm not sure. In leagues with salary caps, you have to take a cold-hearted approach. Which means that yes, if we weren't willing to re-sign Markov, we should have traded him last year.
- Comment on Habs trade Leblanc to Ducks; Therrien gets four-year contract extension (2014-06-15 21:37:39)
Well, Tinordi was on our roster last year. I guess my point is this...We stake our Cup chances on Price. The Rangers pretty obviously planned to crash Price and it worked, they knocked him out, and won the series. No one on our team did anything about it. Krieder got away with it. Lundqvist was never touched. Is anything going to be different next year? Did we learn anything from it? Or is this a recurring theme, where other teams knock out Max, Eller, Price, and we sit back and take it? Because it seems like it's becoming a pattern.
- Comment on Habs trade Leblanc to Ducks; Therrien gets four-year contract extension (2014-06-15 21:33:38)