mjames - (Michael J. )

Member since November 9, 2007

Westport CT

Habs fan since: 1965
Favorite current player: AK46, Markov, Pleks, etc.
All-time favorite player: Beliveau plus at least 20 others


Recent Comments

  • Comment on About last night … (2015-01-16 08:43:05)
    This might be nit picking but the game I watched had Sekac hitting the post and then shooting just wide of the net when in all alone. Maybe they are not shots but they are scoring chances which are better than a shot into the goalie's stomach.  Secondly someone should tell MT that when he gets angry with the team there are only so many players he can put on the 4th line. This line juggling is point less. He is spending the whole game trying to send a message to his team. Just let them play. I believe the power play and poor first period are on the coaches. The main problem with the power play is that they can not enter the zone. The problem is not so much once they have set up in the zone.  The team is not ready to play in the first period. MT should work on these two problems and leave the lines alone. If you don't like the way the players are playing then bench some of them or bring up others from Hamilton. mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-01-15 09:10:00)
    A few thoughts on last night game. (1) I hope MT keeps Sekac and Bournival together  with Gally. (2) I think Prust should be dropped to the 4th line. He is not much of an offensive threat. For that matter I might put Weise on that line together with Malhorta. (3) I am not sure what you do with PAP. Keep him with Eller for awhile. He has value on the shoot outs but struggles keeping up with the team during reg time. (4) This team has limited offensive potential. MT needs to maximize what he has offensively and that means using Sekac and Bournival in an offensive role. I think they have demostrated  that they are responsible defensively. If MT wants to keep Bourival as checker then he should bring up Andrigetto.   mjames
  • Comment on Galchenyuk dropped from Canadiens’ first line as Therrien mixes things up at practice (2015-01-13 08:32:35)
    I was disappointed to see Andrigetto sent down. I was hoping MT would have stayed with the youth movement. I agree with others that Weise and Prust should be on the 4th line. I was not thrilled with the lines at the last practice. mjames
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Lightning preview (2015-01-05 16:16:38)
    Jagr does not fit. Too slow for Habs which are built for speed. mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-11-19 09:09:58)
    It appeared that Habs were too anxious.  Although it is not bad the Habs were forcing the play all game. Pitt looked much more relaxed and seemed to let the play come to them.  Three of the four goals were due to mistakes the Habs made because they were either forcing the play or too anxious. In each of the first , second and fourth goals the Habs were under no pressure and two of the cases had control of the puck. They made mistakes because I think they were trying too hard. You could see their over-anxiousness when they were around the Pitt net.   mjames
  • Comment on Rene Bourque clears waivers, sent to Hamilton by Canadiens; Drayson Bowman called up (2014-11-10 14:03:53)
    Since they have dealt with RB, they should also deal with the remaining elephant in the room. Can we please DFA (waive) Moen. I am sure that would help our cap. Moen should be an easier decision than RB. I don't want to hear that Moen is great without the puck. This team needs goals. mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-03-28 09:20:36)
    Yes I know PK made some questionable passes resulting in turnovers but I would have been nice if Price got off his knees just once and stopped one of the shots. For every Detroit goal I think he was on his knees watching the puck go over his shoulder. The point is it is not just one guy's fault. Do not put the blame on PK for all four Detroit goals. The forwards and the goalie also had a role on some of the goals. mjames
  • Comment on Habs’ Prust out for rest of regular season; Galchenyuk moves to centre (2014-03-22 09:20:54)
    Connecticut - MaxPac territory mjames
  • Comment on Habs’ Prust out for rest of regular season; Galchenyuk moves to centre (2014-03-22 09:17:44)
    I think the kid Johanson for the Blue Jackets was taken 4th and is 18. Not too shabby for an 18 year old rookie. mjames
  • Comment on Habs’ Prust out for rest of regular season; Galchenyuk moves to centre (2014-03-22 08:28:15)
    Living in CT I get to relive the Gomez trade every so often. It is like the gift that keeps on giving. Trades likes these are the reasons why we continue to be a fringe team. You can't recover from these mistakes. This is on par with the Roy trade. http://nypost.com/2014/03/20/deal-for-stud-mcdonagh-shows-why-dolan-loves-sather/ mjames