veryhabby - (Teri Madio)

Member since March 25, 2011

Toronto

Habs fan since: birth
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Roy

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  • Comment on Game Within the Game: Lesser lights shine for Penguins as Habs focus on Crosby (2014-11-19 13:05:39)
    Repost...cause I'm lazy to retype my thought... Habs are a decent team. And like ALL teams in the NHL…if you don’t put out the effort needed, you will lose. (and a few times maybe still win cause of your goalie or lucky bounce etc). But lack of effort, lack of sticking with your system will cause you to lose a lot more then win in the NHL. Habs are no different. When they work hard, they get good results. When they get outworked, they will lose (minus the few exceptions at the start of the year). YEs our PP has to get going, but to me our biggest need is still on D. Right now we have 7 Dmen with the team. Individually I like them all, but as a unit there is something missing. Whether its that we need to find someone who can play with PK so that Markov can lead another pairing. Whether its the actual system. I don’t know. But something is missing. The duos still are not set in stone and it’s not cause all 7 deserve to play so Habs keep rotating players. It’s that outside of PK/Mark the other duos are just all lacking. It’s like frwd lines, the players have to click and have chemistry. We aren’t seeing that in our D pairings. And I think it’s the actual players that aren’t suitable for each other, as oppose to them not being “good” dmen individually.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-11-19 10:20:29)
    Habs are a decent team. And like ALL teams in the NHL...if you don't put out the effort needed, you will lose. (and a few times maybe still win cause of your goalie or lucky bounce etc). But lack of effort, lack of sticking with your system will cause you to lose a lot more then win in the NHL. Habs are no different. When they work hard, they get good results. When they get outworked, they will lose (minus the few exceptions at the start of the year). YEs our PP has to get going, but to me our biggest need is still on D. Right now we have 7 Dmen with the team. Individually I like them all, but as a unit there is something missing. Whether its that we need to find someone who can play with PK so that Markov can lead another pairing. Whether its the actual system. I don't know. But something is missing. The duos still are not set in stone and it's not cause all 7 deserve to play so Habs keep rotating players. It's that outside of PK/Mark the other duos are just all lacking. It's like frwd lines, the players have to click and have chemistry. We aren't seeing that in our D pairings. And I think it's the actual players that aren't suitable for each other, as oppose to them not being "good" dmen individually.
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Penguins should be a dandy (2014-11-18 12:31:30)
    I'm sure it will be a "dandy" Too bad only those in habs region will get to see it. I will get to watch a black screen on RDS. Sigh...still hating Rogers and Bettman! and no, I can't afford $200 for Gamecentre or $35/mon for Center Ice or streaming online (as I have a "light" net package). Missing my $2/mon RDS package :(
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: A night Alexei Emelin can build on (2014-11-12 11:12:01)
    YEs other teams were interested in Sekac. I think I read 7. But he chose MTL. altho he always said he was ready to play in AHL if need be, I think he saw with Gio gone that there was a spot wide open for him.
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: A night Alexei Emelin can build on (2014-11-12 11:10:51)
    Second...wow.... How is Emelin's English? Seriously. The article states there didn't seem to be much communication with PK. I wonder if Emelin will play with Gonchar. If that combo would be good. Of course that means Weaver sits out. Hopefully he accepts that well. Gonchar can play either side. Mark/PK Beau/Gilbert Emelin/Gonchar Can that duo be another reason why MTL may have liked the thought of Gonchar? Just throwing it out there
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-31 07:23:40)
    Maybe I missed something cause I was half asleep watching the game...maybe it's cause I have missed many games this year due to RDS being blackout...but I thought Mtl played pretty well last night. Yes their PP has to improve by A LOT! But I never came in expecting this team to score a ton 5on5. They don't have pure goal scorers on this team. What I did see was a MUCH better D zone play. The pairings seem to be gelling. Perfect? No, but I did not see the running around like a chicken without a head that I have seen in previous games. Our PK is awesome. Price is back after a slow start. I am seeing improvements. I am seeing a team that did not give up last night, and came back to bring it to OT. So altho work still to be done (PK) I don't expect our 5on5 scoring to increase much. So as long as their is effort, shots on net, time in O zone and Price in net...we will do ok. and we did last night.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-29 11:15:15)
    I think the line needs a playmaker. I would put PA on that line. But that will only work if Eller allows someone else on his line to carry the puck up the ice at times, or if he's willing to pass it off in the O zone after battling along the boards. If Eller continues to want to control the play of his line, no one on that line will help them score more. Not sure why he doesn't realize he can be a better winger then centre. Pride? Stubornness? Last year MB went and got Vanek. We needed a more pure top line player for that DD/Patches line. If we trade for someone, and move Gallagher to that line. That may work too. But I don't expect too many impact trades anytime soon. PAtches/DD/Gall Gal/Pleks/Sekac Bourq/Eller/PA Moen/Manny/Bournival Would be my line for next game. Not too impress with Prust, in that I think Moen is at least better on PK and skating!
  • Comment on Canadiens head to Calgary after shutout loss in Edmonton (2014-10-28 12:56:47)
    PA seems like a good option for that line. but if Eller doesn't stop carry the puck up the ice, circling the net, skating down the boards....and then losing the puck...it won't matter if the best playmaker is on his line. Will Eller change his game and allow another player on his line to carry the puck? Eller has little playmaking ability. He does pass real nice tho. And if only he shot more on net, got to think he'd score more! duh!
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-28 12:24:48)
    I don't think we will see major changes tonight, but I keep feeling like PA isn't yet playing with the right linemates. Seeing how Bouq/Eller have zippo game smarts, I'd love to see a playmaker on that line. Altho Eller may not ever give him the puck since we know he likes to carry it himself up the ice, circle the other net, skate along the boards and then do nothing with the puck. I would try: DD line as is Gal/Pleks/Sekac Bour/Eller/PA bournival/Manny/Moen (right now Moen better then Prust, and poor bournival you have to get a game! Let Prust/Weise rest for one day
  • Comment on Habs ride 4-game win streak into Edmonton vs surging Oilers (2014-10-27 11:20:22)
    Tonight is a "National" game...from my handy dandy list that I printed this preseason (and it's been correct so far). Now it will be interesting to see if I can also see it on RDS. As so far all National games have been off the TVA feed in French (and I don't have that channel). But I do have RDS. So if RDS is not blackouted tonight I will watch in French. If not, guess I have to watch the English feed on SN.