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 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"! . . .
  • 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"! . . .