AndyF - (Andy Froncioni)Member since November 10, 2007
Habs fan since: 1961
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Steve Shutt
- Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 20:35:00)
Wow, these are 2 good teams! Enjoying the play!
- Comment on Habs’ Eller back at practice; Galchenyuk moves back to wing (2014-09-29 18:21:09)
I say that of the rookies, only Sekac makes it on. I don't think Moen makes the team, though.
- Comment on The Game Within the Game: stalking Habs’ Sorkin (2014-09-24 13:24:51)
Imagine how stupid you have to be to think that being fat during a bag-skate confers an advantage over someone who's in shape? No wonder l'Antichambre is such a dog's breakfast. Skaters who are in shape (but tapered) recover much faster than skaters who haven't trained for 3 months. The trick is to arrive at training camp in great shape, but tapered.
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-22 08:30:28)
Fully agreed! I watch my favorite cigar-smoking millionnaires every single NHL game they play. I wouldn't miss it for anything. Go, Habs, Go! But to watch them come and steal the show from hard-working Olympic athletes who earn $20,000/year or less and get 6 minutes of coverage every 4 years is heart-breaking. NHL, stay out of the Olympics! I don't need to see NHL hockey there. I want to see speed skaters, ski jumpers, and cross-country skiers representing their country for peanuts. Sports Canada, stop wasting the Olympic hockey budget on insuring NHL pros' careers.
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-29 14:36:14)
What illegal streams are you talking about? I used hockeystreams.com, but I haven't been able to tell whether it's an illegal stream. I'm curious, if anyone knows.
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 09:52:36)
Hockeystreams just worked for me, period. It had one issue on one evening, but it all got sorted out within 15 minutes. I've yet to determine whether the site is legal, though. That's the only issue I have, but might just be due to my own ignorance.
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 08:40:41)
Right, but it didn't happen twice, to different biceps, did it?
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 07:37:39)
I asked a friend, who's an orthopaedic surgeon, and he says that it's pretty classic, even without PED use. Rupturing both is a sure sign that something's systemically wrong. Your tissues heal as a result of an equilibrium of the action of "blast" and "clast" cells. The clast cells destroy ageing tissue and hollow out bone. The blast cells come in and fix damaged connective tissue and fill in bone voids. That equilibrium can go "off", which is the basis for degenerative skeletal diseases. It's quite a complex ecosystem.
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 07:27:20)
Have the Habs improved? Definitely! In terms of player development and cap use, we're way better off. Having veterans like Gionta, Briere, and Gorges giving their spots to the kids is an important step in getting better. With more ice time, Galchenyuk, Eller, Tinordi, and Beaulieu will mature much faster. I truly found particularly Gionta and Briere very flat last year. Gionta's double bicep rupture doesn't bode well for his future. Rupturing both is normally the sign of a chronic degenerative pathology. Briere just never got in gear. Even Gorges had some really bad moments on the ice last year. For almost $4M, I think we can do better.
- Comment on Subban wasn’t fazed by arbitration hearing with Habs (2014-08-06 20:20:09)
C'mon, forget all the team awards. Ray Bourque would have been nothing if the league hadn't generously brokered moving him to the strongest team on a perfect year. Look, on a Habs team that everyone admits was far inferior to Los Angeles', Subban put up 53 pts to Doughty's 37. If that doesn't tell a compelling story, then I don't know what you need for convincing.