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- Comment on Habs acquire defenceman Weaver from Panthers; Price back on ice (2014-03-04 23:23:55)
it makes me sick to see habs fans talking about parting with lars eller. the guy has the best hands on the team and is one of only a few players on this team that can actually carry the puck into the offensive zone. he is a big center with lots of talent. Let's not forget as part of the EGG line last year and this year, he was dominant. Playing with bourque and whoever else they pull onto that line hasnt exactly helped Larry. the only good thing about lars numbers being down as our 3rd line center is maybe we can get a break on signing him as RFA when the time comes. Lars is a top six forward on any team moving forward for the next bunch of years - let's hope its with the habs. gb ps. we keep whining about not having any big center men - well we have one! lars eller!
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-22 09:37:28)
just to play devils advocate here: if we lose the gold medal game to sweden tomorrow every non-habs fan [and they do exist] will go back to calling carey price a bum. stephane waite has undoubtedly made price a better goalie. considering most nights he is under siege due to our poor defense. to clarify, our D is a more offensively orientated bunch than a defensive group. let's be honest, the minute you make diaz, buollion and murray key members, you have clearly lost focus. g b
- Comment on Markov the ‘X-Factor’ for Canadiens (2013-08-19 16:51:06)
need habs advice going to see the habs play in florida on dec 29th and need tickets. stubhub is the only site i have ever used. anyone know of any other means of getting tickets? other websites? g b
- Comment on Wedding part of busy summer for Habs’ Gorges (2013-08-09 10:46:25)
the question was about price and i got multiple responses about diaz. diaz got a couple of assists last year when he played in PK's spot on the PP during PK's absence at the start of the year. let's not confuse diaz passing the puck to Markov as a great skill. anyone could have passed the puck across the ice. the habs D is terrible. check this post in early December to confirm my suspicion that the habs will be in the bottom third [that's 20-30th overall] of the league in goals against. g b ps. MB is building for 5 years from now, not next season
- Comment on Wedding part of busy summer for Habs’ Gorges (2013-08-09 10:41:31)
if that is the criteria price is in big trouble. dont get me wrong, i love the guy but he failed to do much in time with the habs. i believe he has 1 playoff series win in the last six years? that is not "handling the pressure."
- Comment on Wedding part of busy summer for Habs’ Gorges (2013-08-09 10:39:58)
finally someone who understands our blueline is terrible and needs some help.
- Comment on Wedding part of busy summer for Habs’ Gorges (2013-08-09 10:38:48)
yeah, diaz is brutal. true he got a bunch of PP assists before his injury and did almost nothing upon his return. while he has some offensive upside, he is small and lacks any real defensive abilities. let the record show, he was on the ice during the canadiens collapse down the stretch and in the playoffs. in conclusion, he is brutal and we need some people on the blueline who are gonna move people out of the way of carey price and perhaps even prevent a goal or two.
- Comment on Wedding part of busy summer for Habs’ Gorges (2013-08-08 11:30:03)
something to ponder.... our d-core is not in good shape to start the season with Emelin hurt. the remaining guys are weak at best: PK - norris winner = beast Georges - coming off a poor season Markov - legend, but 35 with two bad knees and aging Diaz, Tinordi, Boullion, Drewiski, Beaulieu = rookies or brutal [keep in mind, one of these guys will be on the 2nd pairing...omg] the habs were the top scoring team from the blueline from last year if memory serves which is great. all of this mess adds up to the habs giving up many scoring changes and odd man rushes that will undoubtedly result in lots of goals given up. and here is where my thought lies - is this awful D gonna cost Carey Price a shot at Team Canada? i would love to say that no matter what, Price will 'stand on his head' and stop everything. well he didnt after Emelin got hurt and we then we made a quick playoff exit. in closing, dont be surprised if Price doesnt make the team come selection time when his regular season numbers from 2013-2014 are terrible. your thoughts? g b
- Comment on Subban and Price invited to pre-Olympic orientation camp (2013-07-24 13:29:49)
haha - that is pretty funny. well done. i think most people are here are gonna miss that joke except for suite judy blues eyes in Ohio. g b
- Comment on Canadiens acquire enforcer Parros from Panthers (2013-07-05 20:27:56)
one 'fewer' bruin to worry about scoring