veryhabby - (Teri Madio)Member since March 25, 2011
Habs fan since: birth
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Roy
- 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.
- Comment on Canadiens send Beaulieu and Bournival down to Hamilton (2014-10-22 11:42:27)
Well pretty sure that Beaulieu isn't too pleased to be sent down. but what can you do, they are all healthy right now. Keeping him in the pressbox doesn't help him. I just hope he reacts well to it, as often it's reported he can be a tad immature when he doesn't get his way. It's a good lesson for these young guys to learn from. It's not so much his play, but there just isn't a spot for him right now. He will/should be the first called back when needed. Bournival, feel for the kid. He too is NHL ready, but same thing...not playing doesn't help him out. Right now he can be sent down. Got to think he too is first call back if they need a frwd. To all in Ottawa...stay safe!
- Comment on Habs get day off after blowout in Tampa (2014-10-14 12:00:32)
I watched the Sens/Bolts game the other day and felt like MTL had a good chance to go 4-0 on the trip. Bishop is a good goalie, but as we know many teams have good goalies, you can still score a few a games on even the best goalies with some effort. Their D is solid, but thought upfront all you need to do is check on guy. Sens did well. We didn't. We don't have a game changer like Stamkos (who is prob the 2nd best player in the league offensively). But we have more depth thru the frwd lines. There's don't impress me even tho they scored 7 on us. Our problem is our D zone coverage and special teams. In each of the 4 games we played, this has been the issue. Hope they can correct this soon.
- Comment on Habs get day off after blowout in Tampa (2014-10-14 11:44:14)
What about Sekac? the purpose of staying in front of the net is to draw a Dman in, screen the goalie. If one banks in off of you, great. Or if there is a rebound there to tuck in- just as great. I think Sekac can do the job as he works to prove he belongs in the NHL.
- Comment on Drop the puck! Canadiens set to open season in Toronto (2014-10-08 14:06:04)
Leaf fans seem to be very high on the fact that this year they are a "speedy" team and seem to wonder how in the world our D will be able to survive their speed. Are they that much faster? Maybe in bottom 6 since they made a full turnover of players. But I am not as afraid of them scoring on us as the top 6 who do really have talent and haven't changed much. We will see I gues. But I'm use to saying, "cant wait till we skate around the leaf pilon Dmen". Now they are saying that of us?
- Comment on Drop the puck! Canadiens set to open season in Toronto (2014-10-08 11:40:39)
All that matters is where you live. If you live in Habs region then yes TVAspots, RDS you will be able to watch all the games they show. IF you don't live in MTL region, then the games will be blackouted. I live in GTA, so RDS is black when the game is on. The only exception is if the game is "national broadcast". then it doesn't matter where you live. There are about 40 national hab games this year. With national games, all that matters is you have the channel it will be on.