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 Habs return home, won’t practise until Tuesday (2014-03-09 22:40:27)
Yeah, no leaders by example, that's for sure. No gritty hardworking lunchpail types wearing the C or A. PK and Price are our two most skilled players. PK is constantly in MT's doghouse, and may not be back next year. Price is a goalie. After that...who? Plex, I guess, but he's quiet. Max is our best forward, but he's not a rah-rah hardnosed player. Team lacks an identity, no matter how you slice it.
- Comment on Habs return home, won’t practise until Tuesday (2014-03-09 22:36:39)
Good points, CJ... The game is very different, in many ways. Used to be some progression of play, moving the puck up ice, nowadays, without the two line offsides rule, it seems the puck is basically slapped back and forth up and down the ice, with just a quick touch at the red line to prevent icing. Players are bigger, faster, stronger. To my eyes, it looks like there are less goals scored through outskating players, and more goals scored through just quick bang-bang plays throwing the puck at the net, and getting a tip. Hence the focus today on shot blocking, which was never a big thing in the past.
- Comment on Habs return home, won’t practise until Tuesday (2014-03-09 20:51:05)
Welcome back, front...As Eller would say, "Skoal!"
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 20:02:17)
Yeah, I don't know how it will play out. As easy as it is to find fault with the language law craziness, without it, the province of Quebec would look no different from the province of Ottawa within 50 years. Outside of Montreal people are relatively poor and French speaking. Do you say, ok, we need to preserve that culture, or do you say, oh well, too bad, conform to the rest of Canada...That's kind of a tough pill to swallow. Just a tough situation, since Francophones are a poor minority in Canada, but they are a majority in Quebec. Conversely, the Anglophones only enclave in Quebec is in Montreal. Even though people on both sides seem annoyed by the status quo, I think it's probably best for both sides.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 19:06:35)
Regarding separatism, I think it would be bad overall for Quebec to secede, but how do you reconcile how different Quebec is from the other provinces? It's really like two separate cultures, especially outside of Montreal, which seems more rural and less prosperous. I think the status quo is probably best, it just seems seems that it's not really a cut and dried situation.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 15:31:23)
If you played with only 1 D on the PP, you would risk giving up a short handed goal. [/sarcasm]
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 11:28:27)
And it follows the theme of Big Bird Larry Robinson, and The Count, JM. :)
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 11:26:16)
+1 The amazing thing is that our Goal Differential for the year is current "Even". By definition, we should be about a .500 team. It's an interesting exercise to try to describe what style of team we are...Grinders? Um, no. Speed and skill? I don't see much evidence of that. Defense first, and counterpunch? Meh, no. We're more like 5 random guys who dump and chase, and hope Price stands on his head long enough to get a lucky goal.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 10:48:07)
Don't forget the Hobbit posts, that was my favorite...
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 10:17:37)
I like Timo, he makes me feel like an optimistic sunshiner. :)