CranbrookEd - (Ed)

Member since March 25, 2011

Bugtussel

Habs fan since: The Dawn of Time
Favorite current player: Mr. Price
All-time favorite player: Mr. Beliveau

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CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .

Recent Comments

  • 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"! . . .
  • Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-05-31 18:11:04)
    Hmm . . . no mention of anyone wearing a turtle neck . . . likely just an oversight . . . CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 13:20:00)
    Good analogy . . . I would also vote to bring Vanek in order to see him for a full season with regular linemates . . . hmm, except of course regular linemates is a relative notion when MT is the head coach . . . so IF MT can be coached to make a few tweaks in his approach, it may just work . . . CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 13:15:25)
    There has certainly been much made of Vanek's seemingly dismal play in the playoffs. It may well be that the expectations were set way too high . . . and, you are correct in pointing fingers towards Pacioretty and Desharnais whose production was also dismal. Personally, I found Pacioretty to be more frustrating than Vanek. Since they are both streaky scorers, one can only hope that they head south at different times if on the same line . . . which, they should have been after the Bruins series. That I place on the coaching staff or in particular, MT who exhibits way too much old school type thinking for my liking . . . too many players (though, amazing not all, just some, for some reason!) fear of making a mistake and then risking being benched. MT is however not going anywhere, at least for the immediate future, so I suppose that I need to accept some of his shortcomings. Hmm . . . seemed to have rambled away from Mr. Vanek . . . I would welcome him back for a full season with regular linemates . . . CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
  • Comment on HI/O Show: Bring on the Rangers! (2014-05-16 11:48:40)
    "Lucic is a Fraudulent Tough Guy" . . . by Paul Stewart: http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=60086# CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-13 08:46:57)
    Can't help but feel that I have just watched a new version of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers . . . I just can't figure out if they were snatched and replaced for the Saturday game or the Monday game . . . either way, may the guys that showed up last night make a reappearance on Wednesday night. CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-11 10:50:05)
    Enough with the talk about wasted energy and PK . . . at least he was using some of his energy, unlike a number of other players. Two of the smallest players on the (supposed) first line against a tough physical opponent is lunacy. Enough with Max needs to be playing with little Davey. Put Max out there with another center such as Eller, it is not as if his production will fall. Next year (I am still behind the team for winning this series) the coaching staff needs to integrate at least two more of the younger players. This continued use of the journeyman player at the end of their career at the (almost) total exclusion of a younger player that may well have more to offer (yes, including errors which ALL players make) than the journeyman. Building for the future means getting these younger players actual experience on the ice rather than from the pressbox. CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .