2mins4lookinsooogood - (Cornelius Van Horne)Member since March 31, 2011
Habs fan since: 2nd period game 2, 71 vs Boston
Favorite current player: Lars Eller
All-time favorite player: Mike McPhee
"Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-19 14:32:44)
Food for Thought .... Perhaps MT's comment about playing the wing being a possible career booster means a new reality has taken hold - the large centre. We can argue that it is actually 35 years old (wickenheiser, doug (RIP) but there has long been a paradigm that you needed stout wingers to "win the battles on the board". Maybe the new thinking is that with the emphasis on clogging up the middle, the 1-3-1 defense and the tactic of driving the net, your centre needs to be at least as big as your wingers? "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-19 11:19:23)
Norm, not to come off as an unreconstructed Gomez shill, but there is no way we get into the playoffs in 2010, let alone the ECF with Saku in place of Gomez. The revisionist history on HIO about Scotty G is pretty appalling. His output fell off a cliff and his cap hit was an albatross but he should be given his due for the 2010 playoff run. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 09:24:14)
Ronn, during the timeout last night, the only player on the ice for the Habs last night who was there last year was Price (unless it was Emelin not Gilbert) "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 09:21:14)
"Things Fall Apart - the Centre Cannot Hold" With apologies to Yeats, there are more "centres" on the Habs current lineup than any other position - start with the known and then throw in Bournival, Prust, Andrighetto etc and the fact that Gallagher often takes right handed draws. So, yeah, somebody is going back to wing. And that somebody is DD. It is really not a stretch - DD has much better wheels than he is given credit for and is well suited to play the wing with Eller. Lars is physical and a shooter first and would benefit from the DD setups. PP and Weise will flip flop on the wing depending on what MT sees as the best match-up during the game and Andrighetto will head back to Hamilton and be a top nine call up when needed. But, if the Habs brass really wanted to make a statement, (and I am beating the drum once again) you could do well to put Eller on defence. He has the size, the speed, a decent enough shot and the determination to be a top 2 - but the otherwise lack of size up front (for now) will put that on the back burner until McCarron, Scherback etc are ready. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on Nathan Beaulieu will be in the lineup for Habs against Canucks (2014-12-09 12:59:05)
What BWOAR said! ... that I can get behind .... if Emelin doesn't get him first "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on Nathan Beaulieu will be in the lineup for Habs against Canucks (2014-12-09 12:56:02)
Chuck, ignore what the Cogeco listings are if you have the French Language hockey package. The Habs game will be on 495/6 in HD with the Senators on the other channel (when they are both playing) "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-23 09:58:33)
"My Karma Ran over Your Dogma" Yessiree, the talking heads may have moaned about the B squad iced by the Bruins last night, and I will even extend them a courtesy that they said the same things about the Hospital Habs during the three year stretch where everyone had the flu, some broken bone or or a combination of the two. Tough. Eventually things even out, just like Daddy Campbell's Ref Squad ... I feel zero sympathy for them and revel in their being beaten. If a giant elbow pad feel from the rafters and took out little b---- Campbell, I would shed no tears. Yesterday CJ asked "is there a dirtier player than Gryba?" I realized that he must have deliberately omitted Chris Neil, since that would be like comparing Charles Manson to Lucifer - case in point; during the late period chance at the Blues net, Pietrangelo loses his footing boxing out Neil. With the admiring ref standing near by, Neil delivers a lung collapsing crosscheck to the falling Pietrangelo who is slow to get up. Gee, ya think? But even if there are different rules for the scumbags (eventually) they will find themselves "in an iron coffin, with spikes on the inside". "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-17 13:37:56)
Anxious Announcers Analyzing Analytics ... Perhaps lost in the current Hab season and their perceived over achievement based on their stats is that the sample size is small. Over an 82 game season, it is highly probable that poor advanced stats will accurately reflect a poor team point wise - the short term would be the outlier. What we have seen in the current 6 game wining streak is clear advantages in stats due to the team playing better; to their capabilities if you will. There is no reason that this is more reflective of what they will put together the next 80 percent of the season. At the end of the year, they will be high in the standings and high in the advance stat category. Of course having Carey Price can let you fudge a bit if necessary. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-17 09:38:17)
Max, as an FYI, I think Hockeytown is sort of a district name - like Centreville. They have a restaurant area called "greektown" for example. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on What you can learn from watching 78 TV commercials during a Habs game (2014-11-13 08:32:23)
I doubt it was considered in the move to get Gonchar, but if they would consider planting PK in front of the net to battle and bang in loose pucks (and rotate to the slot for a quick blast) I could get behind that. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"