habsmandes - (Denis Desilets)Member since February 27, 2011
Habs fan since: Habs fan since 1958
Favorite current player: Pleks
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on About last night … (POed, sleep-deprived, late-night west-coast edition. (2015-03-05 12:07:08)
It seems to me getting 4 new players to adapt to a new system, will take more than a few games. This is not like just Vanek a skilled forward who wasn't much of a back checker(because of his speed) or Weaver (a very good defensive specialist) coming into a line up, it's 4 new players. I think it may take until the end of the season until we see the team play like it was before these players came in. You didn't see too much of a difference when Devo came in and when Petry was added there were a lot of factors in play. It's not like we were at home playing the weaker teams. Give them time and MT will teach them the system and they will play better together.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-27 12:14:11)
Maybe he can use it to block shots, like a Pincushion.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-27 12:07:09)
Hear hear, Tinordi is our guy and we need to keep him.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-27 12:04:12)
Hah, to get Gallagher the leafs would have to give us Lupul, Kessel and 1st round draft pick fo the next 10 years. I wouldn't even trade Gallagher for Crosby.
- Comment on Habs trade Jiri Sekac to Anaheim for Devante Smith-Pelly (2015-02-24 14:33:08)
Jiri Sekac, is a class act, sad to see him go. I wish him the best possible career in Anaheim.
- Comment on Canadiens give Price day off after win over Stars (2015-01-28 15:06:15)
I think all those crying about the Habs inefficiencies are nutz. The boys would win the Stanley Cup and you would still find something to cry about. Crap like : Ah we were lucky or If such and such a player wouldn't have done a thing it would have been easier... Take the team for what it is, if we win great, if we lose, we tried. MB said his plan was over 4 or 5 yrs. 2 years(not really counting the strike season) into we're having great success. Stop being so negative and start cheering for the team.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-01-03 09:40:06)
I think everyone's being too hard on Emelin. Instead of harping on the bugs our players make, they should be encouraged to keep working at it and hang in there and do their best. I don't see anyone berating Tom Gilbert anymore, and I might be wrong on this, but it appears to me ever since Yemy has paired up with him, his play has risen to another level. Give these guys time to learn each others style of play and you will see Emelin's level rise as well. Get better get stronger.
- Comment on Canadiens given day off after loss in Minnesota; Bournival sent to Hamilton Bulldogs (2014-12-04 13:38:26)
Allen is definitely no Hal Gill, and is to often blindly clearing the puck up ice onto opponents sticks. He should be doing more Emelin type checks more often on players, but this goes for the whole team. My idea of a good check isn't waltzing a player into the boards. I understand that the rules prohibit certain checks, but good checks can still be given. If you don't stop these guys buzzing around they are going to make you dizzy and score. Every time I see this starting to happen with no one giving a good check, I can almost expect a goal every time. I don't know, maybe everyone is keeping themselves for the playoffs. I saw one good check last night by Pacioretty in the offensive zone. I'm not saying there weren't any more maybe I just couldn't see them on my TV, but the other teams offense has to get checked into the boards hard a couple of times when they are in our zone. It's like if I don't check them they won't check me. I don't know maybe I'm just crazy.
- Comment on Canadiens given day off after loss in Minnesota; Bournival sent to Hamilton Bulldogs (2014-12-04 13:25:36)
I'm sorry but although I'm sure Allen is a great guy and will stand up for his team, I'm sure Tinordi could've played just as well in all the games I've seen Allen play. The big difference is Tinordi can get better, Allen won't. My vote is for getting Tinordi back up and using Allen as a back up if someone gets hurt.
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-24 17:36:08)
On another note Beaulieu reminds me a lot of JC Tremblay. That pass he made to Patch and the way he's in and out of the players in defensive zone reminds me of Tremblay as well. Player's play differenetly now, but Beaulieu might be well served in wathcing some of JC's work.