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- Comment on Habs’ Pacioretty named NHL’s second star of week (2013-11-26 09:19:02)
Hahaha....I love that. Kadri tries his typical "slash and back away" but Calvert drops his gloves right away and grabs him before anyone else can intervene. Perfect! Looked like Kadri recieved a couple of good ones, too.
- Comment on Leblanc, St-Pierre sent down to Hamilton; Desharnais back in Habs’ lineup (2013-11-06 13:32:26)
I think TSN employs too many washed-up ex-goaltenders. As does CBC.
- Comment on Leblanc, St-Pierre sent down to Hamilton; Desharnais back in Habs’ lineup (2013-11-06 13:29:48)
Sure we get a few like that, but the overwhelming majority of our goals are of the type I mentioned. Did you think any of our three shootout skaters last night had any chance to score as they skated in, looking totally unsure of what they were going to do. Each one of them had "fail" written all over them the moment they took off with the puck. They just didn't have any swagger, or look of confidence. Hey, it's just my opinion.
- Comment on Leblanc, St-Pierre sent down to Hamilton; Desharnais back in Habs’ lineup (2013-11-06 13:18:15)
Watching last night, I was really hoping to get a win in OT and avoid the shootout. Once we got to the shootout, I knew we were done. Our goaltending is not the issue in shootouts, but our skaters are a problem. If you look at the way the Habs score goals, you see that they score from a scrum around the net or a blast from the point. Two things that are useless once you get to the shootout. The Habs have no players that can really be counted on in a shootout because they have no players with any of that goal-scoring flair that is required to score in a shootout. If our goaltender lets one in, we're pretty much done unless the goaltender at the other end does the same, or worse. Things are getting curious with the Subban handling, and other things, and we may be seeing the return of the Therrien we are used to from his last tenure behind the Habs bench. We all hope not, but as fans, we are sitting on pins and needles and expecting a dressing room revolt. I thought those days were behind us, and I hope it's just my paranoia. I realize we have had many injuries to roster players who we rely on, and we may be getting closer to a more complete healthy roster. But if we are still playing .500 hockey after the next dozen games I feel we can kiss any playoff thoughts goodbye. We're in a tough division to claim a top 3 spot, that would send us directly to the playoffs. A glance over at the other Eastern Conference division tells you that a wild card entry would also be a tough chore. Actually, both wild cards could come from our own division with the Habs still on the outside. Now, I'm not known as a negative person. But I'm not liking what I see. So my not so bold prediction is (the way it looks right now), the Habs miss the playoffs, Therrien gets canned, and the ever-continuing rebuild, well, continues. Improved play with a healthy roster could change all this, of course. However, .500 hockey will not get it done, and I don't see any of the good teams ahead of us stumbling. Yeah I know, it's way too early........right?
- Comment on Sharks play party poopers for HIO Summit; Habs call up Leblanc (2013-10-28 08:25:40)
Depends I guess on whether or not Miller has a no-trade, or limited trade clause. I can't see him going anywhere other than one of the big market U.S. teams if he has a say in it. What he said, LOL ^
- Comment on Sharks play party poopers for HIO Summit; Habs call up Leblanc (2013-10-28 08:10:15)
Agree. Next up......Miller.
- Comment on Sharks play party poopers for HIO Summit; Habs call up Leblanc (2013-10-28 08:04:44)
Took in the Bulldogs game yesterday. I was wondering where Leblanc was, now I know. I don't think we can look to Hamilton this year for much help offensively (hey, what else is new, eh). The best player on the ice for either team (Marlies were in town) was Beaulieu by far. Good for him considering he took the red-eye flight after Saturday night's game in Montreal. There are a few Bulldogs with a bit of size, but no bite. The most skilled guys are the small guys, just like the big club. Andrighetto was very noticeable with his speed, but again, no size. The Marlies, on the other hand, will be supplying the Leafs with some big boys for some time come by the looks of it. I did like Tarnasky. He's got the required grit of a fourth liner in the NHL, but we have our quota in that department. Can't judge a team's roster by one game, and this was the first time I took in a Bulldog's game. I did thoroughly enjoy it, and intend to do a few more.
- Comment on Welcome back, Saku (2013-10-24 08:27:48)
Have tickets to the Bulldogs game this Sunday. One player I was looking forward to seeing was Pateryn. He caught my eye during the pre-season and I thought he might be close to being NHL ready. Well, thanks for that MT. I guess the good news is I will see Tinordi play. Actually, the whole thing could be reversed by Sunday afternoon, or who knows who will be wearing a Dogs uni or a Habs uni come Sunday afternoon. Anyway, good to see another Dman getting a shot. I think we have been dreadful in our end the last few games, and that shouldn't fall directly on Tinordi's shoulders. Our vets have looked out of sync as well. Two tough games are up next. Ducks and Sharks. Could be more roster mixing by Sunday. Hey, I'd love to see Desharnais on Sunday. (I know, I know, I'm not playing nice).
- Comment on Welcome back, Saku (2013-10-24 08:16:20)
Hey Ian have a great time at the Summit. I haven't been to a Summit for a few years now, and I'm envious each year when I read about it. Hey, maybe next year I'll dust off my T-shirt from the original Summit and jump on board again. You know I'll be wishing I was in Hurley's Saturday night after the game. And to anyone going to the Summit for the first time...you are in for one glorious Habs weekend with fellow Habs fans. Hab fun!
- Comment on Drewiske out five to six months following shoulder surgery (2013-10-17 12:18:55)
Wow, some of you guys are already talking about who should be picked up from whatever scrap heap as a replacement for Pacioretty. Certainly a little premature, and even if Max is out for an extended period of time, if this team can't survive a little adversity by plugging a hole from within the organization then they are in big trouble. Take a deep breath, amigos.