AndyF - (Andy Froncioni)Member since November 10, 2007
Habs fan since: 1961
Favorite current player: Saku Koivu
All-time favorite player: Steve Shutt
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 24 – Canadiens beat powerhouse Penguins 3-2 (2013-11-23 20:38:21)
PK and Markov are stoked! So nice to see that.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-23 09:35:02)
I posted this on a dying thread last night... Did any of you catch the part of the RDS broadcast where Benoit Brunet was giving Max Pacioretty advice on how not to get injured in the NHL? Hahahahahaha!!!
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 23 – Canadiens notch big road win, 3-2 in Washington (2013-11-22 20:42:46)
You gotta love Beniot Brunet giving Pacioretty advice about how to be more alert so that you don't get injured. Hahahahahahaha....!!!!!!
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-17 22:34:31)
ok, fair enough. but lots of other teams' tanking helped them.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-17 19:22:01)
Oh, no? Remember, the effect of a tank can last 20+ years. But if you never go through it... it's kind of like preventing forest fires -- you'll end up with too much kindling for too long. Let's start with Boston: After the 3 pretty goo dplayers they got for Scott Thornton, a first overall pick, they got lucky with a lottery 5th overall pick, which ended up being Phil Kessel. That gave them 2 first-rounders from Toronto, one of whom was Tyler Seguin. Remember him in the Bruins' Cup run? The 2006-7 Bruins were so crummy that their attendance plummeted, scaring the crap out of the league head office. LA got Drew Doughty in 2008 from tanking the previous year. They weren't last, but they had some pretty amazing competition. Now, Doughty, didn't he play a big role in the Cup win? Tanking plus really smart asset management will give you a good run at a Cup. There's a 6-year bounce-back from tanking. Chicago played a classic tank-and-win strategy.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-17 17:20:53)
A lot of things have to go right to get a Cup. But one of the things that definitely must go right is that Cup-winning teams have to go through a period of high draft picks. Just about every Cup winner in the last 15 years has. Tanking is a necessary but not sufficient condition, however. There's still room for management to screw that up. Perfect example: Edmonton. You need to get everything absolutely right: tank, good management, and some luck. Boston, Chicago, LA, and a whole bunch of others followed exactly that path. Detroit looks like counter-example, but their "Dead Things" period, coupled with extremely good long-term planning led to their domination. Don't let anyone tell you that you can win without tanking. You can try, but your just fighting a losing battle to mediocrity.
- Comment on Brière will be in Habs lineup against Lightning (2013-11-12 11:33:36)
This may sound strange, but for the first time this season, I'd want Desharnais to start. If Coderre's comments haven't fired him up, then probably nothing will.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-27 11:07:19)
Well, Strummer, if you're happy with the reffing you saw, then your standards for reffing are different than mine. For anyone who's managed to convince themselves that we got annihilated by a much superior team last night, I congratulate you on your creative imagination.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 11: San Jose dominant in 2-0 win (2013-10-26 21:28:12)
This is the worst-reffed game I've seen in a long time.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-25 07:52:54)
That's totally not fair, after Gorges caused a complete direction reversal at our blue line. I'm not a Diaz fan, but the flow was rushing up ice and suddenly switched back toward the Habs net. I'd also say it was a great pass, and great pass reception.