encore4 - (mickey michaux)Member since March 16, 2011
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player:
All-time favorite player:
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 4: Canadiens 4 – Edmonton 1 (2013-10-10 19:50:32)
How about the Gallery line, a work of art?
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens at Penguins (2013-04-17 22:55:57)
When you have a commentator who likens player's backchecking to watching monkeys trying to f a football, you're not going to attract the classiest of supporters. The disgrace is an extension of the standard set by the commentator.
- Comment on Liveblog: Sabres at Canadiens (2013-03-23 19:14:41)
Game 7 of the 2011 Eastern Conference quarter final. I seem to recall Halpern getting tossed from the face off due to a Plekanic false start who had lined up as a winger. Plekanic then took and lost the faceoff, Plekanic and Halpern consequenty got confused in their defensive zone coverage which led to the Horton (deflected) goal.
- Comment on Some takes on Canadiens 3-2 shootout win (2012-03-15 13:08:21)
I am surprised that very little was made of this gross injustice. Especially considering the time difference between the puck leaving Horton's stick and the hit. Also due to the fact that the league sought advice on the suspension from Brian Burke, even though that was once his job, he was fired by Vancouver which poses the question of "at arms length'. The vision of Max's head being run into a stanchion with the puck nowhere near was a hockey play and warranted no additional penalty yet Rome's hit was late and warranted four playoff games? There is no excuse for what the rioters did but I must agree this misapplication of justice contributed to the debacle. What is really disturbing though is that this third rate league doesn't recognize or admit it's errors.
- Comment on Video of the Year (2012-01-20 12:38:21)
I don't particularly like either team. Compare the time difference between the puck leaving Horton's stick and the puck leaving Miller's stick when hit by Lucic. Add into the equation that a goaltender would be less expectant of getting hit. Now, compare the discipline doled out. The Canucks were penalized because Sedin spoke out regarding the vindication of Chara on the Max Pacioretty hit. As soon as he and others questioned the NHL head office you knew there would be retribution. You have the audacity to question us, their immature "we'll show you mentality" was flagrantly exhibited. Now, would you prefer a league of class acts like the Sedins' or a league full of Marchands' and Lucics'? It appears that first rate teams are going to have an increasingly difficult time succeeding in a third rate league.
- Comment on Multimedia: HIO at practice (2011-12-05 13:10:46)
Lalime, yes, thank you. Didn't have a viable alternative? I suppose we will never know, just like last year.
- Comment on Multimedia: HIO at practice (2011-12-05 12:26:26)
Perhaps if JM hadn't been so stubborn as to keep playing Lemelin in Ottawa he might very well of won a cup. Perhaps he had never heard of a goaltender by the name of Ken Dryden and what he accomplished in his first playoff series. Perhaps if he hadn't been so stubborn as to keep playing Gomez for twenty minutes a game in the playoffs last year he might very well of won a second cup. Perhaps someone else would have scored that one goal that was the difference. Perhaps there are supporters who are tired of his play safe never take a risk style that produces a .500 record if the goalie stands on his head. Perhaps there are those who would prefer a greater risk reward approach. Perhaps there are those who would prefer to see the young guns given a little more ice time and a little more freedom in hopes of providing a little more excitement and providing a measurement for the future.
- Comment on About last night … (2011-11-22 22:19:29)
I don't think you understood the question, perhaps I didn't phrase it very well, thanks for taking the time to reply just the same.
- Comment on About last night … (2011-11-22 10:23:42)
Why exacty do you consider the comment by UCE the best by far?
- Comment on About last night … (2011-11-13 12:36:50)
For all those engaged in the coaching/managerial debate consider the following. The turning point in the game was the shorthanded goal. You have a faceoff in your own end, a center who can't take the faceoff, (and has a poor winning percentage when he does) and you let a winger take the draw. You have a center on the bench that you traded a good prospect for (presumably for this very reason) and you fail to use him and decrease the likelihood of something negative happening when your team has all the momentum and the opportunity of building on that with a pp goal. (Visions of Julien not using Yannic Perreault against Tampa Bay in the playoffs still haunt me). Whereas Toronto with seven seconds left in the period created two good scoring chances on the man advantage because they acquired Steckel (for a fourth round pick I believe) and use him to win the draws and have set plays off the draws. How effective are the twenty minute forwards in the third period and how effective will they be in game sixty on and hopefully into the playoffs? How many will be injured because they are tired and overused? What will happen when players are needed to play that rarely see the ice currently? Did they not score on the pp in Phoenix without Plekanec on the point that was waived off by a quick whistle? Were the two goals by Phoenix because of breakdowns in the defensive zone due to the constantly evolving line combinations? Does the team win and lose because of the coaching/management or in spite of it?