HabNut69 - (Jay Spearing)

Member since March 25, 2011

Forest, Ontario

Habs fan since: 1979
Favorite current player: Saku Koivu
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur

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  • Comment on Auction for signed Forum seat has begun (2012-12-13 13:28:45)
    Nice to see some of the millionaires graciously donating their signatures and 30 seconds of their time to help the less fortunate. Makes my heart melt.
  • Comment on Auction for signed Forum seat has begun (2012-12-13 13:21:20)
    Amen.
  • Comment on No progress made in NHL talks Wednesday (2012-12-13 13:08:05)
    Either way I can't relate to this much money. To me the owners are the owners, the players are the employees. I hate unions, they had their day and once helped the players get a fairer share - now the union is ruining the sport. I've been a fan for 30+ years and watched the NHL go from a great league to a sh*t league run solely by the American dollar. I will never come close in my lifetime to making the kind of money these guys make in just 2 seasons so I just can't wrap my head around all this. They've lost me as a fan. I still love my Habs of the 1st 100 years but I can no longer root for a bunch of spoiled rich kids. Can't do it...
  • Comment on Making the case for Carbo (2011-12-24 12:15:28)
    Hey guys, just a little stat of interest - we have the same number of points right now as we did at the same point in the season 2 years ago - we squeezed into the playoffs on the last day and went 3 rounds that year... There is always hope. As my late father used to say, "God likes the Montreal Canadiens". I don't know any of you very well but I hope you all have a great Christmas holidays. Joyeux Noël from Forest, Ontario!!
  • Comment on Making the case for Carbo (2011-12-24 09:13:27)
    I think your egg nog is better than mine.
  • Comment on Making the case for Carbo (2011-12-24 09:06:44)
    Agreed, a better return would be nice, but CBJ doesn't have any players that would really break the game open for us. I'm hoping if any trades happen they'll be with a different team... Go Habs
  • Comment on Making the case for Carbo (2011-12-24 08:55:54)
    Is there really a rumour of a trade with CBJ? What about Plekanec & Gionta for Umberger, Vermette and a draft pick? I think we'd get cap space, additional size and some new blood. We could make Josh our new captain. Geez maybe that's nuts but I've been into the egg nog early today.
  • Comment on At least it’s a white Christmas (2011-12-23 10:37:59)
    I hope that RC has a peaceful Xmas and is able to get away from the media and fan scrutiny for a while. Unfortunate that it'll only be a temporary break from it. This is going to be a long season, lots more losses and difficulty generating offense and likely we will miss the playoffs, but b/c we are the Montreal Canadiens, we will just manage to be good enough to avoid a top 15 draft choice. With new management in place next year we will likely continue to "build" a contender the same way we have for the last 20 years, by temporarily patching holes with players who are past their prime and making panic trades - and every 3 to 5 years we will of course "clean house" management-wise. Respectfully, unless Mr. Molson chooses to do things differently - ignore the fans, the media and Quebec politicians and look for the right hockey people to run the team we are doomed to witness many more years of mediocrity. The Habs Nation will never allow the team to "tank" just to secure top draft choices, and with most GM's today too shrewd to trade away their 1st round picks (even if we had something to offer them in return) we simply won't ever be able to get the cream of the crop. Why not look at the teams that have had success in the 21st century NHL (first team that comes to mind is Detroit) and copy their strategies? Detroit has proven that a team does not need to rebuild from the bottom up - just reload. The only real difference between the two markets is that in Montreal you have to somehow overcome the language/nationalism/pride issues. There lies the key - if the Habs can ever learn how to avoid/ignore the storm that follows every decision the team makes, maybe we could attract the best people to Montreal, people who can do their jobs without such intense pressure. It's a much different NHL (and world) since the 50's and 60's, and for years I have thought this team has been falling behind the times. The environment in which the Habs operate has been slowly dragging them down. They need to find a way to catch up. I apologize for my longwindedness. Merry Christmas everyone.
  • Comment on The road trip resumes (2011-12-21 11:11:16)
    Absolutely agree 200%. But it's not starting to be distracting, it's been distracting for way too long already. I support RC and I really like the guy. What bothers me most is the "press release" from owner Geoff - it was a horrible, wishy-washy attempt to appease fans and not only did it NOT appease anyone, it also denied RC a vote of support from his employer. A classless act by the classiest (normally) organization in the NHL. To me that was embarrassing.
  • Comment on On to Chicago (2011-12-20 10:39:08)
    Yes I remember that - I seriously thought it was a brave and noble gesture at the time. His French was pretty bad too (like mine) and it didn't even matter. So... if all it will take is for RC to start learning some basic French, it's a pretty easy fix then. There you go Geoff, problem solved. Well that's settled, I can sleep now. :-)