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- Comment on Carolina last stop for Habs before Olympic break (2014-02-07 14:29:52)
FunkyCrabChairNF: I read your posts with interest. You had every reason to argue the quite ridiculous post from Habfan10912, but doing it in a calm and sensible way always gets you much further. Using denigrating words like a-hole gets you nowhere, especially on blogs like this where everyone can hide behind a computer screen. You'd be much better off arguing the points without getting inflammatory.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 52 – Canadiens plumb new depths of suckitude in 5-0 loss, fall behind Leafs in standings (2014-01-25 23:14:29)
Agreed - major overhaul, starting with the coach.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 52 – Canadiens plumb new depths of suckitude in 5-0 loss, fall behind Leafs in standings (2014-01-25 23:06:19)
I have watched the Habs since 1968. The demise of this franchise has been something to behold. The issues: 1. Terrible management pre-Bergevin. Little by little, management had given away our assets and talent has been frittered away. The present team is a reflection of this in large part. 2. For the last 15-20 years, the focus has been on copying the NJ Devils trap system instead of playing Montreal Canadiens firewagon hockey. I keep hearing how we haven't had the horses for this style of hockey, and I say B.S. The best hockey is one with a strong forecheck, not this neutral zone crap. 3. Probably the most important aspect: There has been way too much emphasis on hiring coaches who are French Canadian. Talk about limiting yourself!!! Crazy is what it is. Maybe the Dallas Stars should just hire coaches from Texas?? Can anyone name the most successful coach in Habs history? Surely no one from Quebec would be against hiring the next Scotty Bowman. A continuation of the policy of hiring coaching retreads like Therrien, Martin, etc, will keep the franchise from improving. 4. I would continue to focus on building through the draft. Like others on this site, I would also definitely be focusing on selling the vets including, unfortunately, Markov. 5. The thing is, I like Bergevin - a lot. You can just tell, he is bright, articulate, knows the game. He has made a couple of doozy mistakes that I cannot explain (signing DD, Briere, to a lesser extent Murray); it seems that he signed them just to buy some time. There has been a push here and on other blogs to bring up Tinordi, Pateryn, etc, now. There is no doubt that Bergevin has been hesitant to do this, not wanting to make some of the same mistakes of his predecessors. He is in it for the long haul, nurturing his young players to learn and grow before they get to the big show, and this makes sense to me. But there is no doubt, that the present team looks lost. I think, unfortunately, that Bergevin thinks of Therrien as a place-holder until the younger crop of players arrive in 2-3 years. All I know is that it is hard to watch.
- Comment on Drewiske out five to six months following shoulder surgery (2013-10-16 22:50:57)
Good to see you are still ready to provide input!! Always insightful.
- Comment on Drewiske out five to six months following shoulder surgery (2013-10-16 21:56:24)
lol. Not even Loonie would do that!
- Comment on Drewiske out five to six months following shoulder surgery (2013-10-16 21:48:02)
While I am a regular reader here, I don't post often. Anybody know whatever happened to Loonie, aka Tom Nickle? He always provided some good, sometimes controversial, insight to this blog.
- Comment on Tinordi and Bournival to start season with Habs (video) (2013-09-27 16:49:08)
Heard about MB switching Tinordi's number from 42 to his father's number 24. This is the kind of thing that develops loyalty and admiration from all the players. Kudos to MB - solid guy.
- Comment on Pateryn, Thomas, Blunden among eight players reassigned to Bulldogs (2013-09-26 16:56:46)
I moved from Mtl to the USA in 1990 when I was 30. Followed the Habs since 1969 and went to over 1,000 Expos games. So now that I have made this a sports oriented commentary (as per dragonwind2000's request - see below), your theory is more than just a theory. This is exactly the what the Billionaire elites do. Their entire focus is on keeping the rest of us as dumb as they can & maintaining a crappy education system so that we are less likely to think about things. Part of their strategy obviously is brainwashing through the media, and how better to do that then exactly how you say: just hire people to troll as many websites as possible and write complete trash. Anti-science, anti-truth - it doesn't matter. Read any comments section to an article in the Washington Post or NY Times and you can tell. The comments are not necessarily even conservative - the comments are just opposite of what anyone who is not in the Republican party thinks. Imagine the Democrats actually being the pro-war party on the Syria issue, with Republican's being critical. Are you kidding??? Anything to make the Dem's look bad so the Republican party puppets of the Koch brothers et al can take power.
- Comment on Pateryn, Thomas, Blunden among eight players reassigned to Bulldogs (2013-09-26 16:39:59)
Your an example of what UCe is talking about. You must be great fun to have a beer with.
- Comment on Preseason wraps up with back-to-back games against Senators (2013-09-24 20:08:50)
Trinfan - Exactly right. Kudos to Bergevin for laying the groundwork in a very short timeframe. Bergevin got a lot of flack for missing out on a couple of other potential picks at 25 when he took McCarron and the 3rd round pick of Crisp. But, he took the bull by the horns and focused on a huge need. One thing you didnt mention is the fact that we will have a superlative D. I predict our D in two years: Subban, Tinordi, Beaulieu, Emelin, Paterlyn, and Deitz (watch out for him - he's going to be the big surprise), with Ellis, Thrower and Bennett as other possibilities. Guaranteed one of the tops in the league.