Habitoban - (Marty S.)Member since December 31, 2010
Habs fan since: 1956
Favorite current player: all
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson
- 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.
- Comment on Former Hab Ryan White looking for a new team (2014-07-04 20:46:30)
Nice to see Whitey staying classy. I don't think he got that fair a shake from the team. His failure to grow as a player was mostly due to how he was used. For his first couple of years, he was put into a role that was not of his making and that he was not especially suited for, that of Habs policeman (especially for stretches when Moen was hurt). His development as a a player suffered as a result. With more heft in the lineup this past year, White was able to relinquish that role to a guy like Prust and you could see his play start to improve. Too bad the Habs couldn't find room for him.
- Comment on Video: Habs on brink of elimination after Game 5 loss to Bruins (2014-05-10 23:07:36)
Prust is broken!! Why isn't Whitey playing n his place if we are goingto sit (I play best in the playoffs) Briere. A fear of a lack of discipline perhaps? I remember a recent series against the Bruins when a young player with a lack of discipline got a penalty for boarding Johnny Boychuk. I would have given him a medal, but old JM with the full support and insistence of the HIO braintrust, benched him for the rest of the playoffs and he never played another game for the Habs. Well Benny Pouliot, still takes the odd dumb penalty, but he seems to be doing just fine in the playoffs. We could have used that "lack of disipline" tonight instead of the wussy performance of too many of our players.
- Comment on Liveblog: Eastern semifinal Game 4 – Bruins win 1-0 in OT, tie series (2014-05-08 23:47:43)
Seems like the Bruins got us to play a perimeter game, and that tends to mean no goals. If this is a trend we are in trouble.
- Comment on Time to regroup, Price says after Habs 5-3 loss to Bruins ( Video) (2014-05-03 18:19:56)
Well we won the first game that we should have lost, and today we lost a game that we should have won. My worry is that that the 3rd period collapse was the result of the heavy pounding that we have been taking for two games. If that is the case, we are in big trouble. Nice to see Bourque still playing physical. Not so nice to see Prust unable to handle the puck (is he now liability?) and the 4th line lacking the jump and grit it had in game one.
- Comment on Bring on the Sabres (2014-03-25 14:05:08)
Thanks all. LaGriffe was the feed I used through Habsonline, which was locked out. I'll try again and also see JL posts a good link at game time.
- Comment on Bring on the Sabres (2014-03-25 13:00:24)
Habsonline was a great live RDS feed for me. But last time I tried, the site was down/frozen out. Anyone one out there know if it has popped up again under another address, or if there is another good RDS free feed available. Thanks.
- Comment on Price in goal for Habs as Roy returns to Bell Centre with Avalanche (2014-03-18 13:56:03)
I'm wondering why when White would fight in the past he would sit the next game, but when Prust fights every game (usually for no good reason) it's White who sits. White may be wondering that too.
- Comment on Price takes part in full practice, but still listed as day-to-day (with video) (2014-03-14 12:54:46)
White over Prust on the 4th line? Don't get it. Frankly I've lost patience with Prust and his need to have an fight every game, regardless of the context. White, Weisse and Moen look like a much faster, tougher, and more disciplned trio to me.
- Comment on Habs get day off after loss to Bruins (2014-03-13 13:26:42)
Vanek made a few blind passes last night assuming that there would be someone there. Well, on an offensive team I suspect that there would have been, but welcome to Montreal , where the ghost of the Count still walks the dressing room halls. With a few exceptions, our forwards seem to have no offensive IQ, not even on the PP. I’m always amazed how our PP players rarely get into a position somehere on the open side of the net for the cross ice pass and one-timer. Players like Crosby live there. Cammy lived there. No it’s perimeter cycle and back to the point. Hard to watch.. and then there is the shooting....