CranbrookEd - (Ed)Member since March 25, 2011
Habs fan since: The Dawn of Time
Favorite current player: Mr. Price
All-time favorite player: Mr. Beliveau
CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Canadiens confirm playoff berth; practice Sunday to prep for Lightning (2015-03-29 12:50:46)
Here is an interesting read about the media coverage in the NHL . . . I will suggest that our friends at the Gazette (usually) do not fall into the same category: http://www.stanleycupofchowder.com/2015/3/24/8259825/hearts-and-minds-the-troubling-trend-of-nhl-media-as-a-weapon CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Flyers vs. Canadiens preview: de la Rose will centre Habs’ fourth line (2015-02-10 16:03:22)
SPATS . . . holy cow batman, just avoid the whole Trans Canada from Golden to Revelstoke, as it is the MOST dangerous (yes, that would be deadly!) stretch of highway in BC, especially during the winter! Then also forget the Coquihalla and tire chains . . . heading west on the Coq is a downhill freefall suitable only for the white knuckle crowd, which is worse during the winter. Instead, take the CrowsNest Highway (#3) which is the southern route . . . granted, there are interesting mountain passes (such as the Kootenay Pass!) but it is still a better and somewhat more pedestrian route to take. This winter (which is a real misnomer so far this "winter) has been super mild across the southern route so you can forget chains (of course, always subject to change!). An even better route is the I90 as it will get you to Vancouver on divided (and yes, much safer) highway! IF you decide to try Highway 3, then don't go to Calgary. Instead leave the #1 at Medicine Hat and then follow along right past Lethbridge to BC (Sparwood - then Fernie - then Cranbrook - then onwards!) and avoid the excitement of the deadly stretch of the Trans Canada from Golden to Revelstoke! CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Habs’ Pacioretty growing into leadership role both on and off the ice (2014-12-22 08:46:20)
Just as an FYI, here is a Facebook posting made on Brian Wilde's FB page . . . perhaps an interesting insight into big Mike McCarron . . . Dave Jursic to Brian Wilde 6 hrs · Hi Brian let me begin by thanking you for all your insightful posts for all of us habs fans, much appreciated. Next let me say I have been living in London all my life & watched the junior knights for at least 40years. I have seen the likes of Sittler, Max Domi, Tavares, Pat Kane, Mark Howe, Dennis Maruk and Dino Cicerelli to just name a few, so I have had the pleasure of watching some good hockey not only at the new stadium, The Bud but also the old garden. That's my personal reference for what I am about to say when you asked us why team USA would cut @MacAttackUSA93 . I was the guy who sent you a tweet last year that said I thought it was a big mistake for Bergevin to pressure Big Mac into playing OHL junior. To me last year he seemed lost and very homesick for his home in Michigan. But that was then & this is now. Fast Forward to this year, what an unbelievable change in Big Mac. The guy plays a rough and tumble game of hockey with great skill, a scintillating shot playing 1st center + 1st PP + 1st PK. Plus he loves to play the body and play a big physically dominating game who dominates controlling the play along the boards and behind the net. He really does look like a man against boys. Remember this is a huge hockey player when drafted was 18 years old (6'3 & 230 lbs) so perhaps it took some time for him to get used to that imposing body & he's not afraid to use it + stick up for his team mates. I personally believe Max Domi gets plenty of extra space because of his big center (Big Mac). Now why would Team USA cut him? That is a surprise to me, the only downside could be he tends at times to take the odd, let's say not smart penalties. Bottom line, my opinion the Yanks are making a critical selection mistake by leave Big Mac off the team. Could be good news for Team Canada. CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Another day at the office for Canadiens’ Gallagher (2014-11-30 19:38:09)
Hi Ronn . . . good points that I certainly can only agree with . . . just trying to make the point that we as a society don't seem to mind the discrepancies involved with what the 0.01% do to earn the money . . . while teachers and nurses (as but two examples) toil on the front lines making good wages, they (arguably) make more of an impact (longer term) on society than an entertainer does . . . I get the free enterprise/supply and demand angle/argument, but don't really understand how we (as individuals) can so easily accept the variance in income(s) . . . I dare say it has more to do with the need for immediate satisfaction (from entertainment) than from longer term satisfaction/results that come from teachers and nurses . . . :) CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Another day at the office for Canadiens’ Gallagher (2014-11-30 11:53:38)
Glad that Gallagher is signed as he is the type of person with the type of character that every team should have at least one (though hopefully more!) of his ilk . . . that said, I will revert to my often used rant about just how out of sync with society these salaries are (yes, there are many other sources of entertainment that share this wonky out of wack salaries) yet "we" seem to just accept this bizarre situation . . . just saying . . . I will still watch and follow the HABS (and would still be doing so with the Expos, but that is another story) but am always confounded at how we as members of society can gloss over how bizarre the salaries are in the entertainment industry . . . just go ahead and calculate how many years it will take you to earn just one year of Brendan's salary . . . good for Brendan, but really . . . and when compared to the starring cast in the Big Bang Theory each making one million per episode . . . oh well, onward and upward into another great Sunday . . . :) CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-30 09:46:38)
Tweeted by Arpon Basu . . . Eller quietly becoming the reliable NHL centreman that we traded for . . . with size and an offensive upside . . . Аrpon Basu @ArponBasu 11h11 hours ago Lars Eller is now fourth in the NHL in faceoff percentage at 58.3: http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.htm?gameType=2&position=S&season=20142015&sort=faceOffWinPctg&status=A&viewName=faceOffPercentage CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 08:49:44)
Carey says: "“I’m doing OK now. I won’t be skating again until the middle to August so that will be the true test. Right now it feels pretty good.” Just to be the average contrary HIO user, I wish he had said "I'm doing GREAT now." . . . :) Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/07/23/3075979/carey-price-former-ams-star-had.html?sp=/99/995/#storylink=cpy Happy last Friday in July! CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-07 09:50:42)
Tweeted by Richard Labbé @Richardlabbe A. Markov's agent tells me #Habs and his client are getting closer to a new deal. Story here (french): http://tiny.cc/at52gx CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-05-31 18:18:56)
You might end up at 44% . . . I can see 4 of your list of 9 not returning . . . I would tell you which ones, but I don't get paid to speculate! :) CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-05-31 18:12:16)
The extension will be tied to taking a 12 step program that will lead to less line shifting and more playing and faith in the younger guys . . . CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .