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 will play eight preseason games in 13 days; Kovalev criticizes Subban (2014-08-20 15:41:27)
Regarding the resistance to advance statistics ... For a certain quotient of fan, they will never accept that to win hockey games, you are better to have Raphael Diaz on your team than Doug Murray. It's ok if you don't want to believe it because it upsets your view of the need to drop'em and deliver justice, big hits that scare the bejaesus out of opponents, etc, but don't criticize what you refuse to rationally evaluate. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-04 20:56:08)
Hobie, the biggest problem I have with that concept is how it perpetuates the idea that "our" team is noble and the other team are savages. So we get Rosehill and he slaps Seidenburg and knocks him to the ground etc ... Why would that be okay? It would be naive to think that "our" team would bench Rosehill, call him out publicly etc. You play in the mud, you get dirty. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-04 17:35:47)
"The Visceral Reaction" I hope we are coming to a consensus that having an "enforcer" in the lineup doesn't stop cheap shots from happening. All it really means is that we get to imagine and witness our white Knight delivering justice... But do we accept that other teams think the same way about us? Imagine you are a fan of any team that was the victim of a PK slewfoot - wouldn't you have wanted one of your tough players to deliver some frontier justice? Once you look at it objectively you can see that there is no end point, no stopping the "bad guys", just an endless cycle punctuated by the occaisional concussion and an acceptance for business as usual that re-opened the door for Carlton Orr and his ilk. Let's be honest that we are really talking about escapism - when Carkner jumped the smug Boyle and pounded the bejeasus out of him, we all cheered but it didn't mean that it would stop the next incident in the league. We got our circus then went to the kitchen for our bread. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 17:23:24)
JF, agree completely - the point that is missed by some in the bridge contract is it allows the team about 5 years to determine the value of the player for the next ten. The short term saving on a post ELC is then chewed up by the peak years (the Meehan Special) plus you could have some early Albatross contacts on your hands. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 17:08:36)
If we don't get a face puncher to keep the other team's face puncher from targeting our good players (because our face puncher is noble and theirs is the spawn of satan) then who cares about some cosrsi crunchers on d! "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 10:21:10)
Uce, you should add a parental advisory that the contents of that article may cause extreme nausea. Even by the hysterical standards of HIO that is a load of one sided nonsensical raving. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 21:38:28)
"Not enough Indians" A classic commentary from the tv show, "Soap" about how an easier life than our forebears, leaves us with too much time on our hands and respectfully, the worry about PK leaving is narcissistic. This is business and Meehan takes no prisoners so it is not easy - so what? Unlike the shht show in Ottawa, the Habs don't nickle and dime. They spend to the cap with a prudent buffer and there is a bigger picture. Ignore the fatuos comments about "love" and remember that the team comes first.... And just post CJ's entry on your mirror if you have any doubts. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-28 10:13:36)
Ha Ha! UCE, nice April Fool's style post .... like how the clues were piled up like the pancakes themselves :-) "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on Habs development camp underway in Brossard (VIDEO) (2014-07-09 09:23:59)
Re: UCE's Rant about the Comish: The only thing I can add to Normand's righteous smackdown, is that the oney thing that the Comish has been successful at is bullying the owners (google Ken Dryden on Bettman) into giving him the power to execute his vision. While theoretically the Jacobs committee pull the strings, Bettman's authority is iron clad ... it's all written down in black and yellow. "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"
- Comment on Habs development camp underway in Brossard (VIDEO) (2014-07-09 09:18:47)
To paraphrase Badger Bob, "It's a good day to talk about the Josh Gorges trade" ... Despite my soapbox stomping screed in favour of Josh Gorges two days before it turned out he was in play, I have no concerns with the reality of why the trade was made and the return. My only quibble is the self fulfilling theme that takes on wings " he was only a third pairing defenceman". If you quote MB, the players make the choice of the GM and coach - as much a we love to imagine the days of NB, JT and Pateryn playing Mark Howe minutes, we can't assume that it was going to happen this year or next, or that Gilbert was going to automatically earn 4th line 5 on 5 minutes, regardless of what was said after the trades were made. My point is caution against groupthink ... the same concept that now makes it undisputed fact that Timmons begged Gainey not to trade McDonough (show me the interview please), that McDonough was a can't miss prospect (Farber on TSN's "The Reporters" noted the opposite view} that Gomez was not the number 1 centre in the eastern conference run of 2010 and that Koivu would have accepted a huge paycut to be the third line centre (with an unquenchable propensity for lazy hooking penalties) "Don't crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers"