TommyB

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  • Comment on Yvan Cournoyer heartbroken by death of “my captain” Jean Béliveau (2014-12-05 08:02:31)
    Very good examination of the last 20 years, 24. I agree with you. It's getting harder to get by on past glories, as a fan. When we witness events such as the raising of Lapointe's number to the rafters, and sadly, the passing of big Jean, we can't help but turn our minds back to a time when winning the Cup was a very realistic goal year after year, and the numerous spring parades, with the cup held aloft. Guys like us, being of a certain age, were actually spoiled by those glorious Habs teams of the 60's and 70's. And yet, it doesn't sound like an unreasonable request that we should experience this glory again at least once every 5 or 6 years or so. Twenty-plus years is, as you say, very painful.
  • Comment on New TV package aimed at Habs fans across country (2014-09-04 07:57:36)
    West of Belleville. I'm in the Leaf-happy region of Niagara.
  • Comment on New TV package aimed at Habs fans across country (2014-09-04 07:45:48)
    [sigh], Why do I feel more confused than ever now? Too many channels/regions/languages/packages/etc. to keep track of. I just want to know how many games, and on what channels, in any language, are available to me on Bell ExpressVu. I'm not interested in streaming, or watching games on my tablet or phone. I watch hockey on TV. The good thing is that nowadays I don't have to go into the attic and turn the stick with the tinfoil on it around to catch the game. Through Bell Expressvu, I have RDS. I have some of the Sportsnet channels (or maybe all), and of course any national broadcast will be available to me on whatever channel those HNIC boobs are on. Do I need to still pick up the Centre Ice package to ensure I can watch all Habs games? Language isn't important, and neither is which home team talking heads I have to listen to. I can turn the volume either off or way down if I feel the need to. I understand the game, and my eyes tell me more than any of those commentators could. Also, switching to Rogers Cable is a non-starter. Too much redtape involved in switching from Bell to Rogers with all the PVRs, HD receivers, and such that go along with each deal. I like what I have and really don't want to go through all that. I suppose Bell should have some info on their website very soon regarding hockey telecasts, and what channel lineup I will need. I don't want to spring for Centre Ice, only to find out I could have gotten all the games without Centre Ice. So, for now, confusion still reigns.
  • Comment on Habs ink three-year deal with Sportsnet for regional TV coverage (2014-09-03 14:41:14)
    Well, WTF? I'm in the same country. I might have to call the customer retention office and raise hell. I'll wait another month, and see what develops. You would think there will be a sales push on as the new season begins. Thanks.
  • Comment on Habs ink three-year deal with Sportsnet for regional TV coverage (2014-09-03 14:36:15)
    Someone (Sholi?) further down mentioned he will be picking up the Centre Ice package for two payments of $25, a total of $50, for the entire season. On the Bell website, I noticed that that was an offer from last year. So I went on the Bell site and chatted with an agent (I'm in southern Ontario) and was told that pricing/and or special offers have not been set yet for this upcoming season. But I was assured I would receive an email and a phone call when this information becomes available. Different in Ontario than it is in Manitoba??? Or, did Sholi threaten someone?
  • Comment on Habs’ Bergevin beaten out for NHL’s GM of the Year Award (2014-06-25 10:43:20)
    I also like Weaver's contribution. But I get the sense that probably at least 2 of these 3....Tinordi, Beaulieu, Pateryn ...will start the season in Montreal. Could be that they need to make some room.
  • Comment on Habs’ Bergevin beaten out for NHL’s GM of the Year Award (2014-06-25 10:36:33)
    Hmmm.....OK. Thanks for that link. I'll bookmarks it and check on it periodically.
  • Comment on Habs’ Bergevin beaten out for NHL’s GM of the Year Award (2014-06-25 10:34:33)
    Great. Can't see it being any different here then. So worst case scenario is I subscribe to Centre Ice. Sucks, but I need all Habs games. I'll wait until September to see how everything shakes out before I do subscribe, but at least I know I have an option that will give me all 82 games. Thanks for your help.
  • Comment on Habs’ Bergevin beaten out for NHL’s GM of the Year Award (2014-06-25 10:23:42)
    Can anyone in the southern Ontario region, particularly in the Niagara region, tell me if they have used Centre Ice in recent years and whether or not all Habs games were available to them. I tried Centre Ice a number of years ago, until RDS began broadcasting all Habs games. Even though I was paying $200 for the season, some Habs games were blacked out. Have any of you had that happen? Or has that changed in recent years? I need to start considering all my options now due to this Rogers Canadian NHL broadcasting monopoly. I know I'll get HNIC on CBC but the rest seems to be doubtful. Sure I can get Sportsnet and CITY, but I'm getting the sense that the Habs games will not be available to me in my area of Ontario, on those channels.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 2 – 3-1 loss drops Canadiens into 0-2 hole (2014-05-19 17:13:22)
    Agree. The Rangers are a good team. So are the Habs. If you had to look for goal scorers, and offensive punch, which team might be in better shape there? I think the Habs have an edge in that department, The seven goal barrage last game was more of a Habs meltdown than a Rangers show of force. Let's see how it plays out.