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 … (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
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 12:30:48)
    Last night was another indication of just close or better yet how far we are from being a true cup contender. The Habs are not as bad as they looked but they are no cup contender. Can someone please tell me why Moen gets pass or why he is not waived . He has three goals in the past 103 games. He is just another example of why this team is not a contender. mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-01-29 09:31:42)
    We should take the two points and forget the analysis. Wait until the Boston game to get a more accurate picture of this team; although I have good idea of how that game will turn out, particularly if we play Parros and Briere. On another matter I would like to take issue with the latest Louis Leblanc demotion. I would preface my comments that I do not think Leblanc is the second coming of Jean Beliveau. I do, however, believe he deserves a place on the this team. He is better that Parros, Briere, Gionta and Bourque. I really feel sorry for this kid. He is not being given a proper chance. The Habs have not developed this kid. It is clear from his play that he is told to check. He has been to told to forget offense and focus solely on defense. You can see that Bournival has been told the same thing. If I hear MT say a "player has to play better without the puck" I will scream. If this team focused more on playing with the puck we would be better.  If Leblanc is told to play with puck we might see a different player. Look at Gallager he focusses on offense.   Leblanc is only one example of how we fail to develop our prospects.   One other question. Moen has one goal. Why does this guy get a "pass"? Sure he is big but he brings zero offense which is what this team is lacking. Yes yes I know we need size but can we please draft or acquire a player with size that has some idea of what offense is. The Moen, Parros and Brier line last night was garbage. Is that the best that MB can do? There are better players in Hamilton , one is Leblanc.   mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-01-26 13:23:20)
    I share your concern and agree with some of your points. Specifically I tend to think that Timmons is somewhat overrated. If I am Molson I would spend my money building a top of the line scouting department. mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-01-25 10:26:03)
    Instead of using the word "compete" a more appropriate word would be "try". Yes this team tries but they are not at the level of most other teams. Ottawa, Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburg, St louis, Boston, San Jose, Vancouver, Anaheim, Toronto and even Florida are fundamentally better teams than the Canadiens. I am sure there are more teams. Yes this team will win the odd game over a better team but over a four game series they will lose. In my opinion it is best to focus on the draft and play the kids to see what we have. If the team continues to "compete" as MT describes it, the Habs will still finish out of the playoffs. Best to play the kids. Who knows you might improve your draft position but the way this team plays they might not be as good as the kids. mjames