GoalieT - (Terry Friesen)

Member since February 24, 2008

La Rochelle, Manitoba

Habs fan since: 1986
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy

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Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Contract updates on Subban, Price; camp audio (2012-06-29 16:55:52)
    HA! That puts an interesting spin on things for him! I guess pumping gas won't do that for him. He'd best be stopping pucks for someone then. Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on Contract updates on Subban, Price; camp audio (2012-06-29 16:49:23)
    Yeah, perhaps it's not a great idea given all that. I guess I thought of it because of the unpredictability of a human's wants, which often override practicality (potentially Brodeur's, not mine). Here's another "for the record": I've never been a fan of Brodeur, aside from his earlier heroics for Team Canada. As for the comments referring to my 1986 to present watching of this great game and not thinking things through as per Habsync, I was referring to future, not past, for Brodeur. I think we've all see weirder things happen in this wacky sports world. And, no disrespect intended. Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on Contract updates on Subban, Price; camp audio (2012-06-29 16:15:15)
    Because I don't have hours and hours to pour over all the comments (as much entertainment as they provide most times), forgive me is this has been mentioned: What are the thoughts if Martin Brodeur wanted to come play out his career in Montreal mentoring Carey? I'm not sure what made me think this, but playing in Jersey looks as boring as it could possibly get. He's from Montreal, loves playing in Montreal, was a fan when growing up, etc. I don't know, it's almost like he would just like to play for the Habs for one season - just to say he did it. For the record, it would HAVE to be a backup role. I'm not interested in a distraction for Carey's development. If they could get along and know their roles, this situation could be fun. :) Just thought I'd toss it up there if it hasn't been bandied about. Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on Multimedia: Gionta returns to Habs practice, not ready to play yet (2012-01-03 13:13:43)
    Alright, I'm going to put into words what I've been thinking since Cunneyworth took over our bench. While I realize that JM didn't exactly have the luxury of having a completely healthy lineup, it was his imposed style of play that I wasn't exactly confident our players were too keen on playing anymore. It appeared as though many others shared this sentiment as well leading up to his firing - that nobody wanted to play that style anymore. So, with Cunneyworth's attempted implementation of 'go-go-go' hockey, I find myself eager to see the return of our injured players. Gionta should embrace this style as he typically wheels around pretty good anyway. White plays like his hair is on fire most times as well. This should be status quo for him. Markov, while not a run and gun asset, will likely benefit with speeding targets to choose from while playing his measured precision passes (that is, if he plays this year. I'm optimistic, though). And, finally.....Gomez. The die-hard Habs fan in me has given Gomez WAY too many second chances - as recently as this past pre-season. I'm really interested in whether he can put in some jam when he returns from what ails him. I think a bit more freedom can definitely bode well for him, as well as the others I've mentioned. It starts with getting healthy, as elusive as that's been this year. But I think we're getting close. January is a must-win month. Without January........February and March doesn't afford us enough time and games to catch up. That's just me.......the eternal optimist. I don't believe in throwing towels. Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on Pacioretty out, Leblanc in (2011-11-29 09:05:27)
    The one play I keep thinking about is the Malone hit on Campoli earlier this year (where Malone played like a complete jack-arse all game). The logic Shanahan used to justify no suspension was that Campoli's head position changed just prior to impact when he reached for the puck. Letang's head position also changed upon releasing the shot. Both players never looked up at the oncoming potential hit. No two hits are exactly the same, but that's the one that I keep thinking about in comparison. Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on Habs’ day: Brossard to Raleigh, with video (2011-11-22 13:52:44)
    (lol. I was actually going to mention "Gomez", but decided to leave that one alone) Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on Habs’ day: Brossard to Raleigh, with video (2011-11-22 13:50:50)
    I love his play-offs too. The only bummer to that is we have 4 1/2 months before that's even on the menu. I'd like to see him engage opponents right about now. I don't know if we can afford to give free passes to anyone in hopes that their play-offs will counteract their play during the year. Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on Habs’ day: Brossard to Raleigh, with video (2011-11-22 13:33:11)
    I was thinking the same thing. (??????) Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on Habs’ day: Brossard to Raleigh, with video (2011-11-22 13:29:55)
    I read some comments about Cammalleri below and wanted to get some other opinions on how he plays. If for nothing else than just to confirm or deny my assessment. Firstly, I need it known that I like Cammy. A lot. That's why I hate to say this, but.... Over all of the games that I've seen this year so far (and I'm trying to recall games from a year and two ago) I find that he almost looks terrified of any body contact. If he hears footsteps, he'll slam on the brakes and poke at a puck that is nowhere within reach. He seems to be extremely reluctant to take a hit to make a play. More often than not it results in turning the puck over and the play is going the other way. I'm left wondering how much extra time of sustained pressure could be realized if he had gone into a boards battle with the mindset of, say, Gionta or Desharnais (by comparison). Again, I love Cammalleri on our team. I'm just wondering if I'm seeing things the way others are, or if my head is making this up. I've heard it said that Cammy is, pound for pound, one of the strongest guys out there in the league. I guess with all the off-ice training and conditioning I thought he'd be a little more ferocious for the puck. Am I way out of the crease on this one? Thoughts? Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.
  • Comment on No Max-Pac for Flyers (2011-10-26 11:16:26)
    GAH! Ultimate Die-Hard Fan Since 1986. T.