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 Habs’ Brière will be a healthy scratch against Blues (2013-12-19 13:41:23)
Interesting none-the-less . . . but of course the ever present danger in living by the numbers alone, is missing out on the non-measurable pieces of the puzzle that have to do with the person's abilities to deal with pressure and as is continuously pointed out with Markov, his innate ability to see the entire ice surface in order to start a play / make a pass . . . CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Habs’ Brière will be a healthy scratch against Blues (2013-12-19 13:35:31)
Nice . . . ! :) CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Tired Habs take a break to visit sick kids in hospitals (2013-12-16 17:20:06)
Shawn Thornton to appeal his 15-game suspension . . . this is ridiculous! If the commish is going to be really doing his job, perhaps he could as a result of the appeal, increase the suspension to 25 games . . . zero respect for Thornton! CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 10:39:54)
In my world: Orpik's hit, hockey play or not, resulted in contact with the head so should have resulted in a penalty followed by suspension . . . there have been other similar situations, such as Max's hit and subsequent suspension. Neal's "hit/knee" resulted in contact with the head so should result in a suspension . . . IF I were to play the numbers game, I would say 5 games. He made no (obvious) attempt to avoid hitting the head. Thorton's "actions" were no-where, no-how, close to being a "hockey play" and need (not should!) to result in a lengthy suspension. As has been mentioned, there is no way to even try to start to explain his actions. Again, IF I were to play the numbers game, I would start with 15 games OR ELSE this type of "action" will be repeated in a league where it is increasingly obvious that many players (some with marginal talent but others with some semblance of actual talent) have no respect for other players and their physical well-being. The "culture" of acceptable violence and vigilantism that exists in (North American?) hockey needs to be weeded out and eliminated. Let's not pretend, this starts in minor hockey where enrollment continues to drop not only because of the monetary costs, but also because of the violence. From my days in minor hockey (player, coach, referee) which started over 40 years ago, the drop-off in kids playing as they grow older has always been there. While there are numerous reasons and ways to explain that drop-off, I believe that the most prevalent reason is the fear of getting hurt. Not getting hurt as the result of a "hockey play" but rather getting hurt because someone will board/cross-check/slash/spear/sucker-punch them . . . it is one thing to limp into school the next day after blocking a shot or losing an edge and sliding into the boards or any one of many other potential scenarios that are part of playing the game . . . it is another entirely different scenario when you limp into school the next day after an act of violence after someone has hurt you "just because" it is an acceptable part of what is supposed to be a game. There is a risk of getting injured even when the game is played without the "extra" violence that is present. It could be said that this is bigger than just what we see in hockey as this lack of respect is prevalent throughout our society. That however is not a reason for trying/wanting to eliminate or diminish it from the game of hockey. As "modern" humans, there is a very very thin (emotional) line between us and the barbarians found within all of our not that distant ancestors. Oh yes . . . and the Habs managed to win another . . . may in continue! CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-27 23:43:29)
. . . now on to another game against Ovi . . . and the most coveted second to post! CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on Monday Morning QB on HI/O Show (2013-11-21 07:47:48)
. . . Actually, it is not a Jack Todd interview. Instead, it is a nicely put together segment with three guys talking about a lot of topics. If you were an "anti-bowtie-ite" you would have a much harder time watching than if you were not a fan of Jack Todd! :) These segments have certainly come a long way and are much more polished than they were . . . well done! CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-17 13:03:43)
That is what Brian Wilde and Arpon Basu are talking about on Twitter . . . further suggesting that if he is indeed hurting (as it appears to be) then since it is only November, stop playing him until he is okay . . . otherwise (this is my take) he will appear to be just another big but very weak forward who is out collecting a few million dollars for very little production . . . but I will end this now, before I start to ramble about the money that these guys make being so so so so VERY out of sync with society . . . geez . . . CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on “Big Mo” joins the show (2013-11-07 08:58:58)
LOL :) CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on “Big Mo” joins the show (2013-11-07 08:24:38)
Was that Rob Ford at the Jets Hawks game last night . . . holding a beer and wearing a helmet . . . ? CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-03 13:57:41)
. . . actually, scoring only a one goal will more than often result in a loss, regardless of the turnovers/loss of coverage from any one player . . . Why after a win does MT talk about what a team effort it was, but after a loss he berates/blames one or two individuals . . . CranbrookEd Mr. Beliveau: "Pure Pak mais oui"! . . .