REB2 - (Robert Braithwaite)

Member since February 23, 2008

Raleigh, NC

Habs fan since: almost forever
Favorite current player: Latendresse & 'Clutch' Obryne
All-time favorite player: Beliveau, Dryden


Recent Comments

  • Comment on Game 14 (adds audio): Bruins toy with Habs (2008-11-13 21:49:43)
    You (and Grabs) may be right. When 19 players suck all at the same time, maybe it isn't the players......
  • Comment on Game 14 (adds audio): Bruins toy with Habs (2008-11-13 21:47:20)
    OK, so what is wrong? Who was on the team last year that isn't there this year, and who is new? We got Tanguay, Lang and Laraque We let go Smolinski & who? (I can't remember) Something isn't right, and I can't put a finger on it...except to say that when 19 players suck at the same time, maybe it isn't the players......
  • Comment on Game 14 (adds audio): Bruins toy with Habs (2008-11-13 23:33:42)
    You are absolutely correct, it is an opinion, one that I think might have some merit. As hard evidence to back it up, I would point to the performance in the 3 recent losses. They played poorly in Columbus, they sucked in Toronto, and they sucked tonight. Yes, they played well against Ottawa. Players/Goalies have bad games, we all know that, but when somewhere between 12-16 players have a bad game, then repeat the next night, then again 2 games later, I have to start to think that there is a problem, and it's not that the 12-16 players don't belong in the NHL. When companies don't produce, management pays the price, not all the workers. Even though we treat them like a religion, the Habs are, first and foremost, a business, and right now they are not producing. I understand losing, and recognize that under the new NHL format, one of the teams has to. If the Habs played their hearts out (or as well as they did against Ottawa) but lost every game 4-3, 3-2, (something like that), I would be disappointed, but I would understand. What I do not understand is losses like Toronto and tonight.
  • Comment on Ruutu gone for two (2008-11-12 19:56:23)
    All kudos to BGL for trying to get the ba$tard, but what about the next time on the ice? That wasn't the last time BGL was on, nor was it Rutard's last time....Carbo should have facilitated this retribution. Like several other people on this site, I think that BGL needs to come down to earth a little bit; BG didn't buy him just so that he could fight 10-15 other heavyweights in the league. He bought him so that crap like this doesn't happen, that crap like AK46 doesn't happen; no way Sauer should have been allowed to avoid BGL because 'he didn't want to'. I would even go so far as to say that BGL should have met Rutard on the way to the sinbin and beat the living snot out of THAT would send a message throughout the league!
  • Comment on Balsillie totally denies pursuit of Habs (2008-11-08 12:09:54)
    Rejean Houle, you had your chance with the team. Leave this version alone!
  • Comment on Higgins in familiar spot (2008-11-05 22:25:38)
    Lats is a player who was almost ready at 18 (kinda like Pac this year...), but was sent back to the Q. 2nd year he demonstrated that he was past the level of the Q; yes, he wasn't ready for the NHL, but there were only 2 options - the Q or the NHL; he could NOT play in Hamilton that year. Would he have benifitted from that year? Of course, but it wasn't an option. On another post KROB expounded on how Grabovski had out grown the AHL, but still needed time to grow in the NHL. The Habs wouldn't give it to him, but now that he's getting 18+ minutes per game, we're starting to see what he can become...he'll burn us, the same way that Leclair did, and it wouldn't surprise me if he laughs every time. I didn't see any dissent to KROB's opinion - LET THE KID GROW IN THE NHL. Habs management chose to keep Lats in the NHL, and LET HIM GROW. It's too late to send him down to Hamilton; while he might not be mentioned in any trade rumours, every GM/coach would jump all over him if the Habs placed him on waivers. The problem is, Lats has too big an upside and potential to let go, so the GROWING will continue. As Grabovski is demonstarting, the more time you give the player, the faster the growing curve; taking Lats off the line with Koivu just slows that curve down. We get the picture, Shiloh; you can't stand Lats on the Habs. Maybe you are Francophobic, maybe he did your sister, maybe you're blind...I don't know and I don't care. I do know that I am very tired of reading all of your 'bash Lats' comments, and I'd skip them if I could; problem is that I have to read your comments so that the comments from other good posters behind you make any sense. Ah well, c'est la vie. BTW-for the number of shots Higgins takes, he can't hit the broad side of a barn!
  • Comment on New three-year contract for Carbo (2008-10-03 16:20:31)
    I agree, split up Higgins-Koivu. THis is what I'd like to see: AK46-TP14-AK27 AT13-SK11-GL84 CH21-RL20-SK74 GL17-KC28-ML44/TK06 Begin/Dandy in the pressbox (it's not the Ryder until somebody screws up!)
  • Comment on Game 66: Canadiens win to grab East lead (2008-03-01 22:24:13)
    Aww Jeez, here we go again! SHILOH - give it a rest already...we all know you can't stand the ground that Latendresse walks on; it's about the only thing you ever comment on...and if I never read another one of those comments, it'll be a day too soon! Rather than being so negative, why not try emulating some of the other posters here, and start, or add to, some intelligent posts about something/someone else?
  • Comment on Game 65: Canadiens move ahead of Sens (2008-02-29 12:39:52)
    You have Bruins fans confused with Yankees fans!
  • Comment on Noise/Bruit: Youth movement pushes vets aside (2008-02-29 09:25:21)
    Hossa out with a sprained MCL...poetic justice! May he fully recover AFTER June 15th.