The Jackal - (David Gelles)Member since January 20, 2008
Habs fan since: 2000 BC
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Saku Koivu
______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 20:27:33)
When Habs losing, unusual posts/posters appear with all kinds of advice and criticism. Curious.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-05 09:04:21)
Crosby doesn't dislike PK! They are just competitors who go hard. Like PK said... I imagine him with the gold medal, Crosby in one arm, Carey in the other, in the team picture. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-05 08:48:38)
Good morning HIO, Good stuff my the boys last night eh? Glad to see them come back so strong and win. Sure, perhaps we stole the game but how many times have we been dominant yet lost? It's about time we won a game we maybe should have lost. Love Boone's ALN and blog, but many times there is an element of bipolarity, for lack of a better word, that characterizes the summary of play, much like in the comments section. Who expected us to be playing for first today? Meh, who knows! But does that mean we are not rebuilding anymore, or that our expectations should be higher? I think not. We're playing very good hockey and that's great, but the moment we hit a snag I wonder what the tone will be? Lottery pick time? We're a good young team that is getting better, and it's important to keep that in perspective. We might finish first in the division or the conference, but that doesn't mean that the team is going to be a serious contender... it's may be a coming of age or over-achieving, but a few key changes still need to occur before we are a powerhouse. Not to rain on any parade, I think we deserve to be where we are, all I am saying is that if we fall a bit in the standings it shouldn't start setting off alarm bells or change one's perception of our team. It's a good, young competitive squad but one that is still "rebuilding," or better, building towards a higher status of play. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-05 08:41:43)
Hey Chris, good posts. Saw some angry mob of commentators get on you for criticizing PK as if you insulted their family or something. I agree that while PK is amazing, he is not infallible. He is my favourite Hab but we can't pretend that he doesn't make mistakes. Sure, every other Hab does but we criticize them for making mistakes too. Just saying, hope you keep posting and don't be discouraged by the mob's reaction :D ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-04 22:05:56)
What? I thought he left him on the ice to humiliate him and make him feel bad! ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-04 21:57:18)
So glad he found his game again, good on DD. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-04 09:05:15)
When did they play the Western teams? When they were fully healthy or during a slump? Yeah. That's what I thought. Still teetering on the precipice of pessimism :D ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-04 09:02:44)
Maybe it's because he essentially worked for the NHL and a contract is a contract? ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-03 22:53:57)
Sure, they know trades will happen, but business or not, teams are a community that also has the goal of winning. They go through the highs and lows together and develop bonds. Sometimes players bring more to the table than what is seen on the ice, and trading guys like that callously is counterproductive. Maybe the Isles improve on paper by trading for Vanek, but they traded a close friend of Tavares who is also a 30-goal-scorer in exchange for a bigger name player. Tavares will get over it but if the Isles don't improve considerably it may end up affecting the team's attitude for worse. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-03 22:34:04)
Maybe in a fantasy league all that matters is immediate reward, but Matty is right. You need to be mindful of when/who you trade because sometimes it can send the wrong message to the players, such as: the team does not have the players' back or their interests at heart. That's why guys like Gorges and DD are not really in danger of being traded. Maybe they are not high up the depth chart but they are well-liked guys who produce and give us character. Imagine if we traded Gorges, what message does that send? Oh hey Gorgey thanks for babysitting Gally and being a role model, now pack yer bags. Same with DD. Oh hey Davey, good on you for breaking out of your slump and producing like you did when we signed you to an extension. Now that you have trade value it's time to go. See ya! Come on. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.