oldschoolhockey - (Lorne Caplan)

Member since March 30, 2011

New York
http://www.mastermistress.com

Habs fan since: 1968
Favorite current player: No one stands out!
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur

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I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-07 09:09:36)
    Wouldn't agree with almost always come out to play. Part of the problem is the Jekyll & Hyde team that we had, sometimes they show up, sometimes they just skate around and don't shoot, like when they lost the 1-0 game to NYR to end our Cup run. That inconsistency and the maddening line changes and benchings, along with his what I saw as mismanagement of younger players in deference to veterans like Franky, well this makes me very uncomfortable with MT, who with 4 more years here just leads me to believe his juggling got him an extension, but I don't see him here for the length of that contract. I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 16:00:24)
    Agreed. Always a voice of reason you are! I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 15:57:27)
    Hey Trini! Sekac is a young kid at 22. I can't see him transitioning from Lev to the NHL right away, but he's the right size and spirit. Frankly... we're a bigger team now, with more talent on the upswing, so I'm happy with all the moves and there were plenty. I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 15:53:07)
    Well Puffin, you must not have watched a lot of games. Gorges was a ZERO when it came to puck moving and offense. His slot passes were nil, his body was rarely used all he did was shot block and stay in the D zone. When he was signed for $3.9 million for that long period, I was ill. Frankly, thank you for your services Josh, don't forget your pom-poms, we need to win the cup and he wasn't in MB's plans. Top marks MB for clearing the cap space and moving someone who didn't inspire fear in anyone. I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 15:41:42)
    Wow! What a bunch of whiners! Can't make anyone happy eh? Well, in my esteemed opinion, I'm glad they cleared the cap space from Gionta and Gorges contracts. Throughout the season, there were those calling for his trade and others saying he was calming for PK, etc... With Tinordi, Beaulieu and perhaps one other, we have a better, more mobile, bigger defense. Remember everyone? We wanted size and toughness? Well now we have it, without the feet of clay, but heart of a lion that Murray had. As for the smurf situation, Gionta was getting older and while he played some solid games, he wasn't an offensive threat. I like Malhotra's heart and he's a mensh, but I don't understand why we needed him, but at $950k he's a placeholder. PA, is a good pick-up and Gilbert is as well and why someone would want to vomit at their screen because we kept Weaver, who was excellent (blocking shots and moving the puck) and is a good replacement for Gorges, is beyond me. On the whole, yup, we still need a sniper and a top forward who is always a threat. Vanek was no epiphany during the playoffs. Soft, but he found his spots. Good luck to Minny, he lost out on the deal with the Isles and remember, everyone calling him Thomas "Vanish"? How short are the memories on here. I give MB top marks for managing the cap space and replacing Gionta, Gorges (maybe not White, loved that kid for his cap hit). Now we have to sign PK, Eller and focus on the kids. Are we better than this past year, I think we're pretty much similar, it's up to Chucky, Gally, hot and cold Max, DD, Pleks (Think he's "C" material?), whoever shows up for Bourque, love Weise, why is Moen still with the club? and whoever fights for the other spots on the team. MB get's a B+ from me on this crazy, overpriced day! I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 09:23:05)
    Was a great season for sure, but still bites in the end. I called it last night during the game. The Habs didn't seem to want it. They weren't forechecking, seemed to have no legs and Markov's numerous attempts to clear and failing just puts the nail in his contract coffin (I hope). We didn't have the killer instinct that we had during that wondrous comeback game against Ottawa and during the Bruins series. Until we get that, attitude, that strikes fear in the hearts of our competition, we'll always be biting our nails until the end even with a 3 goal lead. True, from the comments today, we have a good core, but I along with plenty of HIO'ers don't think Therrien is the coach for the young studs. I don't like his juggling, his inability to counter AV, who is the better coach, his handling of PK who looked lost the last few games among other issues. Here's to hoping if he is rehired, his coaching staff handles more of the issues he can't. The player roster has been picked apart by ya'll and I agree with most, but I'd love to see the hot & cold play of guys like Max, Bourque, even Eller to become more consistent. They can't be expected to play 100% every game, but for millions, most. That's it for me. Now I can focus on work and family until September and pray that we improve and not regress like in 2011 I'm speechless! 20 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 6 – A long, fun ride is over (2014-05-29 22:40:23)
    1-0 Have a great summer people. I'm changing my signature to 21 years. Better things for next year. I'm speechless! 20 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 6 – A long, fun ride is over (2014-05-29 22:36:07)
    Agree. It's just that we were so close.... I'm speechless! 20 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 6 – A long, fun ride is over (2014-05-29 22:33:01)
    So whaddaya do with Toker and Price? Toker isn't a back-up? I'm speechless! 20 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 6 – A long, fun ride is over (2014-05-29 22:25:07)
    Time for a shortie from Pleks! I'm speechless! 20 years and counting...