merchMember since March 8, 2008
Habs fan since: 1986
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All-time favorite player: Steve Yzerman
- Comment on That’s why they’re the champs (2010-05-04 19:42:35)
Did Bob Cole just say "Jonas Plekanec"?
- Comment on An undeserved point (2010-03-20 21:36:07)
Jim Hughson uses that term a lot. One time he used it in reference to Kessel... it was fantastic :)
- Comment on Never in doubt (2011-03-01 14:33:03)
That Chris "Suitcase" Higgins line made me laugh my ass off. Kudos, Mike!
- Comment on Press review (2008-10-25 11:39:15)
When will this madness end? We don't need more retarded rule changes and we don't need more scoring. To anyone that knows anything about hockey a 1-0 game can certainly be as or more exciting than a 7-6 game ending in a shootout. Hey, ties are even fine! The neutral zone trap is boring, but barring that, low scoring doesn't equal unexciting. All of the executives talk about how Sean Avery is the devil and how they want to maintain the "respect for the game" (read: monotone, cliché-spouting bores), but if they want the silly NBA, NFL, MMA loving Americans to follow hockey, a little personality would go further than 60 minutes of 5-on-3s. I'm not saying the entire NHLPA should be like Sean Avery, far from it; but maybe a bit of Jeremy Roenick, Brett Hull, Chris Chelios... people that actually speak their minds. That might give the NHL a bit of personality and more appeal. Please leave the on-ice product the way it is! I still remember an interview with Darren Langdon in 2004 after he scored what I believe was a game winning goal in the playoffs and he referred to himself as a "natural goal scorer". It was hilarious and has stuck with me because it stood out. More of this please. One other thing, shouldn't Guy Carbonneau have something to say against this proposed rule change? He was a shot blocking machine and frequently left his feet.
- Comment on Press review (2008-10-10 08:36:00)
Can't imagine the soccer live-blogging is as witty as the I/O ones. Best part of the site! And the puckcast of course... anything with Boone :)
- Comment on Avery tells it like it is (2008-10-03 10:49:30)
You laud Cherry for speaking his mind, but demonize Avery for doing the same?
- Comment on Avery tells it like it is (2008-10-03 10:18:09)
Sean Avery is fantastic! Love this guy! The NHL needs fewer cliché-spouting drones and more people that actually have something to say (albeit maybe with a little more tact than Avery usually uses, he's still hilarious). Maybe it's because he is right about hockey players being under-educated and "really, really... simple" :) As far as Cherry is concerned, I am in the same boat as him, until about two years ago, when any of my friends were going on about how terrible he was, I used to defend him, now I can see the light. Same thing with the Cole/Neale tandem. The CBC needs a fresh start, maybe this will be the year. Here's the full interview video, a great watch: http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/videos.html?id=875507134