Habitoban - (Marty S.)Member since December 31, 2010
Habs fan since: 1956
Favorite current player: all
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 10:51:48)
In case this bit of Pricean mischief from last night hasn't been posted yet... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Ruwwk0pzM
- Comment on Habs recall Bournival from Hamilton; battle for jobs on fourth line (with practice video) (2014-10-20 22:04:09)
With the exception of Gallagher, Bourque is one of the only Habs who spends time in and around the crease. As I noted earlier, his net presence was largely responsible for Sekac's goal. He does spend time cruising around the blue line for a breakout pass, which is exactly what he did when he was the muche louded "playoff Bourque."
- Comment on Habs recall Bournival from Hamilton; battle for jobs on fourth line (with practice video) (2014-10-20 21:45:56)
From what I saw, he didn't have a great camp. Not much fire in his game. maybe still shaking the concussion cobwebs.
- Comment on Habs recall Bournival from Hamilton; battle for jobs on fourth line (with practice video) (2014-10-20 13:33:44)
When it comes to Bourque people see what they want to. For example, I'm surprised, that there hasn't been much mention today of Sekac's first goal, and how Bourque set the play up and then screened Rask while plowing Seidenberg across the crease. I guess the analysis of Sekac's dad's dance choreography as well as as an evaluation of Sekac's GF proved too distracting.
- Comment on A day off Sunday in Tampa for unbeaten Habs (2014-10-12 19:59:54)
Not referring to offensive numbers. It's just that he just does not seem to be playing with the fire defensively that he had at the end of last season and the playoffs. Hurt or gun-shy, but not the same player so far.
- Comment on A day off Sunday in Tampa for unbeaten Habs (2014-10-12 18:53:48)
Maybe LH versus RH doesn't matter if you're not taking any/many shots. Love what both kids bring though.
- Comment on A day off Sunday in Tampa for unbeaten Habs (2014-10-12 18:23:14)
Is it just me or has Weise been MIA in the pre-season and the games he's played. Would like to see Bournival back for a few games. Would be good medicine for both players.
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Finding Tinordi (2014-10-05 09:28:14)
With all the chatter about watching the Habs I've been trying to recollect how it was in the old black and white days. According to my fuzzy memory HNIC was broadcast nationally on Saturday nights with either the Leafs or Habs covered when playing at home. I think the Leafs would be broadcast outside Quebec, with the Habs game the default if the Leafs weren't playing at home. Radio-Canada did the Habs only Saturday night, and that broadcast was available across Canada (it was in Winnipeg, so I assume that was the case elsewhere). I also have a recollection of Wednesday night games from time to time. Correction to the above by HIO geezers would be appreciated.
- Comment on Liveblog: The kids were alright in 3-1 win (2014-10-02 09:24:46)
I guess you see what you want to see when you watch the Habs. I enjoyed Beaulieu's offence but boy, seems to me like he still needs to grow a lot defensively. He looked way out of position several times and was manhandled a bit by forwards a la Diaz. I thought Tinordi played fine. He was a physical force as always, and his early penalty (covering up for a gaff by Dietz) would have got Chris Pronger a medal not two minutes. Emelin was Emelin. He isn't quick and when playing against top lines it shows. But he does put the fear of god into the top players e.g., Toews. Pateryn had a strong game in both ends of the ice and even showed a nasty side in the scrum precipitated by Emelin's mugging of Toews. Drewskie is solid and you can see why MB picked him up. There will certainly be lots of second-guessing once management makes its decisions. As for Bourque, I have always believed that Bourque was fighting thru concussion issues last year and that the fog finally lifted in the playoffs. Despite what the Bourque-bashers have been saying, I think he has had a good camp. He has been physical, which he needs for his game to succeed, and appears to be in game shape. Love him and Eller on the same line. They seem to bring out the best in both of them. Just add the dash of Sekac and stir.
- Comment on P.K. Subban won’t be in lineup for pre-season opener vs. Bruins (2014-09-23 12:58:13)
Didn't want to wade into the fighting chatter, but here is a great Gordie Howe story about revenge being a dish best served cold. In the heat of battle Gordie Howe was a formidable fighter (e.g., famously re-arranging Lou Fontinato's nose). But sometimes Gordie waited a long time before settling a score. This happened to J.C. Tremblay who made the mistake of insulting Gordie's intelligence http://blog.detroitathletic.com/2010/04/06/my-favorite-gordie-howe-war-story/. Stan Makita tells a similar tale about Gordie's delayed retribution when Stan was a brash rookie.