ross - (Ross)Member since February 29, 2008
Habs fan since: Conception
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All-time favorite player: Loved Kirk Muller as a young'n!
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-08 11:11:14)
I used to think similarly about Gionta, but no longer. At the end of the day, he gets the job done. His second and third best seasons (in terms of goals) were with the Canadiens, believe it or not, in the 09-10 and 10-11 seasons, right after he signed. In the 11-12 season, amidst a couple injuries (one of which ended his season) he was on pace for 21 (40 points) goals. In the lockout-shortened season, he was on pace for 24 (44 points). And even in this young 13-14 season, he's already on pace for 20 goals. His production may wane this year or next, but a perennial 20/25 goal-scorer is not something to sneeze at, especially when you consider that he's also been around the league long enough to be respected.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 13: Canadiens outshine Stars 2-1, even Bell Centre record at 4-4 (2013-10-29 20:43:45)
Screened, maybe? In the replay it looked like it didn't react until the puck was halfway to the net. Still, agreed: that's not a good one to give up.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 13: Canadiens outshine Stars 2-1, even Bell Centre record at 4-4 (2013-10-29 20:29:42)
Oh, Eller, brother - don't be like that with the fake face-grabbing... :( You're too good for that.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 12: Canadiens spoil MSG opener (2013-10-28 20:59:25)
I don't.... I don't even know where to begin with that.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 10 – Canadiens pluck Ducks 4-1, end short L streak (2013-10-24 22:00:38)
That's twice in two games that Diaz, defending against a 2-on-1, has chosen at the last moment to leap at the puck carrier and open up a cross-crease pass. Isn't the best way to play a 2-on-1 to just block the pass the whole way through?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 8: Four-game win streak ends with 2-1 loss to Nashville (2013-10-19 22:04:14)
In a game filled with brain-farts from the Habs, players "qui manque de synchronisme" on almost every rush, poor bounces and bad luck penalties (*two* delays of game!), a goal called on the ice inexplicably nullified, refs that certainly seemed to lean on the Habs a bit more than Nashville, and two key players leaving the game early; amidst all that, it was still a one goal game from a single instance of poor defensive coverage. We didn't have much spark, and it wasn't fun to watch, but even grinding it out on a bad night we weren't blown away.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 8: Four-game win streak ends with 2-1 loss to Nashville (2013-10-19 21:26:15)
New approach: change your mind about what the on-ice decision was, and then there's nothing to overrule.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 8: Four-game win streak ends with 2-1 loss to Nashville (2013-10-19 20:01:54)
A dozen or so minor penalties, one after the other. Understandably low morale from the refs' choice of calls. And the bounces really didn't go our way in that first period. Credit the guys for holding on and only being down 1-0 after 20 minutes of that garbage.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 8: Four-game win streak ends with 2-1 loss to Nashville (2013-10-19 19:55:55)
"Embezzlement" - lol!
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 5: Price brilliant in 4-1 conquest of Canucks (2013-10-13 00:37:05)
Nnnnnno. He was moving to the crease; because he didn't *leap* to get back, the goal is now his fault? With no regard for the bizarre bounce off a skate, or Hamhuis' decision to skate around the opposite side of the net instead of directly moving the puck out of harm's way? Luongo's been okay tonight, not great, but that goal was surely not his fault.