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 About last night … (2014-04-21 10:31:20)
Well, some years I felt that there were "tipping point" moments, where key fluke injuries or bad calls had a huge impact on the outcome. Losing to Boston in OT of the 7th game had a couple of those tipping point moments. People like to attribute inevitable outcomes to teams that win, even if there are lots of tipping points involved in the outcome. Tampa's fans are living what we Habs fans have seen a few times in the last 20 years: the loser side of tipping point moments.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-21 09:26:07)
How is he still working for the League? Because private companies don't generally have a very good notion of internal justice, and internal justice apparently has zero impact on revenues for the owners.
- Comment on Prust will be game-time decision for Habs in Tampa (with practice video) (2014-04-16 07:41:34)
Socialize the losses, and privatize the profits. It's the rallying cry of the our generation. I'm awaiting the zombie apocalypse to restore balance... ;-)
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-01 19:44:58)
Galchenyuk on fire tonight!
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-01 18:06:38)
Perfect post, SmartDog! Totally agreed.
- Comment on No changes expected to Habs lineup against Leafs (2014-02-28 18:49:50)
Agreed about those players. I look at MT and see the past of this team. :-) I can't imagine a more vindictive, confidence-shredding coach. This is the first time I say it, but ... fire MT now.
- Comment on No changes expected to Habs lineup against Leafs (2014-02-28 18:30:10)
Quenneville doesn't qualify, I don't think. He doesn't speak French.
- Comment on No changes expected to Habs lineup against Leafs (2014-02-28 17:58:45)
Timing is important. You can have a good coach, but if he's not there when your players mature, then it's a wasted effort. If the coach has been picked from 1/6th of the coaching pool, then 5 times out of 6 you will not have made the right choice. In the most fortunate of circumstances, you might win a Cup. Remove the full potential of picking one of the factors perfectly and you have very little chance.
- Comment on No changes expected to Habs lineup against Leafs (2014-02-28 17:54:51)
You missed my point. Don't worry -- I've understood yours perfectly.
- Comment on No changes expected to Habs lineup against Leafs (2014-02-28 17:03:23)
I'm saying that in any multi-factor competitive system, over-constraining the choices is going to give you poor results. Just to be clear, take any other factor and throw in an additional arbitrary constraint. We only want left-handed coaches. Or we want goalies that were born in April or May. Any constraint that is unrelated to the skill level of the coach is one contraint too many.