beaverislandguy - (michael gabriel)

Member since February 5, 2011

sunshine coast b.c.
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Habs fan since: 1960
Favorite current player: Plekanec
All-time favorite player: Henri Richard

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  • Comment on Habs closing in on home ice for playoffs (2014-04-06 22:22:56)
    I am all for acquiring players to "protect" our smaller forwards, but to sacrifice room on the bench for merely bodyguards is shortsighted. We acquire Parros to add some toughness - and granted there are rare situations throughout the season, where he can toss his gloves and set a tone, however as a fourth line forward he is slow, lumbering, and short of a liability, matched to the speed of the game these days. We need protectors the makes of Bickell, or Hartnell. Gone are the days of Shane Corson or John Ferguson. Both were able to score and exhibit some authority. We need our power forwards to step in when the situation calls for it. Not a staged fisty cuffs some shifts later - once we get our chosen tough guy out there to exhibit muscle. Forwards gotta be versatile - White, Moen, Prust.... Vanek shows grit, he has come alive coming to Montreal, and he knows it. Hopefully we can see that chemistry for years to come.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-03-23 02:10:45)
    I have watched the Habs play for years. These years I watch every game. Tossing Eller under a bus would be a mistake. He is good in the room and plays with heart. The hit last season has set him back some but in my mind out performs briere bourque etc. he plays well in our end, relied upon to back check and carry the puck out under pressure. This newest injury can only build enthusiasm and longing to be out there to contribute. Larry will bring lots to any hope for this year's cup run.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 4 – Canadiens blow 2-0 lead, lose in OT (2013-05-07 23:00:33)
    The League blatantly blew it tonight. The first Ottawa goal was kicked in....plain and simple. It is disgraceful that they let it be a goal. Clearly the League and them guys in stripped shirts "hate" montreal and want Ottawa to advance. No guts. The League is bias, they have a hidden agenda, for one team to advance....what the Habs had one powerplay the entire match? despite the clubbing , clutching and grabbing in the last few minutes....on and on it went....them icing calls at the end...terrible. yes, my frustration is lost here... The boys played well. Injuries mount up..... if the Habs don't advance, i will shut my idiot box off for the season - no more hockey this year, promise, and i hope others do the same. It is rigged folks, maybe it always has been.
  • Comment on About last night … (2013-05-04 03:21:26)
    them PKs in the first were the start of a good result. What is the timeline of Patch or Gionta's return to the lineup? Maybe the loss of Prices teeth could be significant. A sort offerring to the hockey Gods. Rest up boys. We are back in it. Fifteen more wins to go. 1
  • Comment on Therrien: “Anderson was the story of the game” (Video) (2013-05-03 01:01:08)
    Hope Lars is okay. We need his moxie out there. Tough loss. Anderson was the difference...although we made it easy for him. Most shots were into his pads. He doesn't have a five hole like the other goalie down ice. The Refs were cruel tonight. I noticed linesman noticeably focusing on waving habs out of the faceoff circle continually it seemed. Hope we bring it some more tomorrow. Lets take one for Lars.
  • Comment on Video: One more step as Habs clinch home ice (2013-04-26 02:22:00)
    at least Tinordi hit someone coming across the blueline on occasion. Boullion was terrible on both goals against. Maybe he needs a long rest as well. The leafs won't be half as bad to match up against if we would be able to overcome the recent jinx we endure every time we play them.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Flyers at Canadiens (2013-04-16 00:56:48)
    OUCH, round and round we go and when the spiralling stops nobody knows. feeling a bit off these days? i sure am feeling the blues. my Canadiens are being brutalized these last couple of games, and there isn't much of break to take a breath, and gather some air (confidence) and some sense of semblance. The opposition has figured out ' the system we aspire to' and now is the time to tweak it a bit, or else we are in big trouble. We made it to the dance coming up, that being the playoffs....phew. Now is the time to build from our losses (there are more ahead), and take stock. Diaz will be back soon, that is some solace, however, Emelin was a huge loss. He played with grit and we need some against these ugly brute clubs. He also had offensive gifts aside from some timely hits. Speaking of grit, Purst was noticably absent, and consequently, our jump continues to be lacking and we end up being pushed around. (That White hit wasn't a good call - not worthy of a game. yikes). But when it rains, it pours, We haven't been this out of it since that 6-0 trouncing by the leafs months ago (we did turn it around after that)... Down the road, i Hope to find the jump from the start of a game, capitalize on what we are given - get mad and get even with teams such as them Leafs and Flyers....(can see now why the resigned Hartnell) still i don't like their approach to the game, it is similar to the Bruins - but alas, it is effective. Sure, we are too small and missing some critical parts in order to make a credible Stanley Cup run this year. However while I don't like the result(s) these last couple of games, i will still hang with my Canadiens (and i live in Canuckland) - mainly because they play with far more class than the rest. And if as a team, we bow out early...perhaps, in the first round - so be it. We are rebuilding and tooling for the future. hell, I'm on the west coast, it's boating and gardening weather out here, very soon. they say it's healthier in the long run...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens at Islanders (2013-03-05 23:34:17)
    kaberle blows. too tentative. bring up a bulldog defenseman or play Weber. Price needs to smudge himself.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens at Leafs (2013-02-28 02:00:48)
    kaberle is fortunate that now he has a team of pumped players on the bench with him, he can hide. #22 is scary, slow and has no grit, seems spooked each shift, and wont deliver a hit. Bring up Tinordi. Even using Weber would make me more assured that the defense is sound in Diaz's absence.
  • Comment on Habs deal Cole to Stars for Ryder (2013-02-26 23:13:37)
    i question Cole's departure too. faith in one's team is like this. the unexpected happens. and the wild and wacky season continues. hope Ryder can have more puck luck than Cole has this season. That crossbar against the Senators...ugh