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 Habs’ rookie camp wraps up as Scherbak gets in scrimmage (2014-09-16 23:32:54)
    I'm thinking they'll be letting Budaj go as they have 23 in the line-up right now. If they bring back Frankie, who else leaves? I'd hate to see Tiny get bumped... I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Habs’ rookie camp wraps up as Scherbak gets in scrimmage (2014-09-16 23:27:24)
    By the way, I'll change my avatar when the roster is set. Not so Smurph-like anymore with Gionta, Frankie and the local kid gone (now the Canadiens site has two real stars instead of local boy Briere there to appease the know-nothings) I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Habs’ rookie camp wraps up as Scherbak gets in scrimmage (2014-09-16 23:24:57)
    Anyone surprised at who was returned from the rookie camp? I only know a bit about Hawkey and I'm not surprised, but the others? I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-29 21:35:44)
    Really? Grapes is back? That says a lot about the new programming chiefs. Grapes should have been tarred and feathered and dragged through the streets of Montreal. His side-kick too... I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-03 02:56:50)
    Sittin' in Utah hungering for any Habs news, I sat down to read this horrid bit of news. 23 players on payroll and this big dump for one guy. Sure, it's PK, but I don't understand how the Habs were offering $5.25 million then bump up to $9 million a year over eight years when PK wanted $8.5. Same with Eller where they did a deal for $1 million plus more than Eller wanted. So, we now have the most expensive work in progress defenceman in the league and we still have trouble scoring 5 on 5. It ain't gonna be an easy year next year folks and yup, it is all about money. In that PK was not being genuine. We are F**ked... Back to summer until September! I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • 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...