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 About last night … (2014-12-17 10:20:17)
    Is Edmonton an argument against tanking? How many early first round picks have they gotten and have done less than nothing with? That team is a tragedy and I don't get how they couldn't find a goalie and decent D parts to support the offensive skills they acquired. I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 10:15:51)
    MB was a great move in my opinion. He is a political strategist as well as a people person which is rare. No issues with him and he will make mistakes to, but it's the commentariat here that goes up and down like a heart beat that drives me nuts sometimes and then targets negative nellies as trolls that gets me. I prefer to discuss the team rationally, not as all good. We haven't one diddly in 21 years. We shake in our boots when playing Chicago, Anaheim, St. Louis and even LA who we got lucky with last week. I pine for the 1970's edition Habs that I was fortunate to watch and cheer on, this is the first edition in decades that I feel hopeful about, but not irrationally fanatic about ("fan" I am, fanatic I'm not). I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 10:04:59)
    I am sometimes very disappointed at the HI/O commentariat. A lot of back-slapping and glad handing when one game is won to make it three in a row, when it looked like we couldn't and didn't want to win against a bottom dweller team. Price got lucky a couple of times and had to bail out our porous D out a number of times. We just came off of a 6 loss out of 7 run where we got walloped with a mini-West coast run. I can't forget all of the problems we have that DON'T make us a favorite to win the Cup and I for one rationally look at the team as a continuing work in progress with some great pieces, a few problems like our defense which was supposed to be on the rise and isn't because MT or whomever has determined it's better to have Allen, Gonchar, Weaver and Emelin than Tiny, NB and Pateryn play regular hours. I still don't see MT as a Cup winning coach. Didn't like the hire and I feel he suppresses the talent on the team with all the flip-flopping. We'll see if we're struggling to get into the playoffs and if we aren't knocked off of the puck like we were by Chicago and others in our one sided embarrassing losses. ... but keep smoking the weed. I know it feels good. Just look at what's going on in Colorado! (the state not the team) I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Galchenyuk hat trick powers Canadiens to third in a row (2014-12-16 22:07:16)
    Exactly I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Galchenyuk hat trick powers Canadiens to third in a row (2014-12-16 21:52:02)
    For the old-timers... do you smell it happening? We aren't carrying the play. Not a hex.... I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Galchenyuk hat trick powers Canadiens to third in a row (2014-12-16 21:49:32)
    Sorry guys. "Carey Price" bailing out his team-mates. That's why I don't like this Jekyll & Hyde team as a Cup contender. Do they not want to win? Don't mean to be a negative nelly, but this game should have been a 5-1 win. Losing two to Buffalo and letting Carolina stay in this game... I want this team to be a fearsome competitor, not this kind. I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Galchenyuk hat trick powers Canadiens to third in a row (2014-12-16 21:43:41)
    I'm betting MT's just lucky. Still don't like him and his 4 year contract. Ugly! I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on Liveblog: Galchenyuk hat trick powers Canadiens to third in a row (2014-12-16 21:40:44)
    MT juggling lines and seems like we're playing to lose this one. Not liking what I'm seeing. Where's the hunger? I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-12-06 09:52:04)
    Shame you have to add the last line... since when does "Fan" mean blind, irrational faith and hope beyond rational, thoughtful intelligence. We're not soccer fans here! ;) I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-12-06 09:48:05)
    Hey 24 cups and constant optimists like Matty et al... unfortunately, I noted this eventual slide. There are no excuses. None. I read all the BS about 3 games in four nights, about their deflation on the death of Le Gros Bill and all the other junk and I just would like to remind everyone that every other team has the same issues as ours and yet, we are pretty healthy this year and others are not. Boone got it right when he noted they weren't as good as their record and all the teams knew it (like when Rangers coach noted that they beat-more like trounced- a league leading IN POINTS team). There are no secrets in this league. The opposing teams know our weaknesses, just as we know ours. It was more satisfying to see the Habs lose with effort, then lose like losers. Still, this team is not there yet. How we had such a promising defense and now look like a black hole on the back end is baffling. We had one of the deepest defenses and while Bergevin has done a remarkable job cleaning house, he still has a way to go in order to ice a top contender every night. Maybe in 2017. I'll add more two years to the long wait. I'm pissed! 21 years and counting...