Un Canadien errant - (Normand Harvey)

Member since June 4, 2011

Whistler, BC

Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Andrei Markov
All-time favorite player: Lafleur-Mahovlich-Shutt-Robinson-Savard-Dryden

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----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 18:11:36)
    Allan Muir has an exhaustive list of the possible NHL expansion sites, and quick analysis of each's chances. http://www.si.com/nhl/2014/08/28/ranking-nhl-expansion-options ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/
  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 17:58:40)
    Here's why the NFL is a juggernaut, compared to the joke the NHL has become. The NFL has an actual commissioner who can admit when he's wrong, has opposed to the obstinate, vindictive clod who is failing hockey. http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/08/28/roger-goodell-apology-nfl-domestic-violence-policy ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 13:03:59)
    Sean McIndoe on why scoring has gone down from the heights reached in the eighties. http://grantland.com/the-triangle/why-were-the-80s-so-insane-in-the-nhl/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 11:57:58)
    I guess athletes have to have this huge sense of self-worth, this belief in oneself that amounts to these gigantic blind spots, this denial about the reality of their situation. Tomas Kaberle was always uninvolved and passionless when with the Leafs. His meager contribution dried up, and he was then useless to anyone, as evinced by Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/rutherford-kaberle/ Our pudgy square peg had much the same discourse last off-season, after being bought out, with a healthy dash of bluster. He said he was training as hard as he'd ever had (thanks for not doing so while we were paying you you douche), and couldn't wait to prove the Canadiens and his doubters wrong. Sure enough, he didn't get a sniff of an offer, and spent the season in Europe. Way to show us Tomas!
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 11:45:52)
    I think we have a pretty good bead on it: Irving Grundman and Réjean Houle.
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 11:42:52)
    Ouais, c'est possible, j'me rappelle qu'on se disait ça, "Lance du côté du biscuit, il est pas fort là", quand je jouais mosquito, pee-wee, durant les années soixante-dix. Par contre, je ne me souviens pas du mot juste, le terme technique. Chest pad=plastron, blocker= ? This site says it's 'bouclier', and I know Marc Denis uses this, but I can't remember what the announcers on "La Soirée du Hockey" used to say. http://quizlet.com/22358456/french-hockey-equipment-vocab-flash-cards/
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 09:30:56)
    En français, we used to call the blocker "le biscuit", although René Lecavalier or Richard Garneau never did.
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 09:29:17)
    I think it's pretty clear who would be the owner of the Nordiques Deuxpointzéro. Pierre-Karl Péladeau is part of the Gary Bettman-Rogers cabal, he's negotiated a deal with the city and province that they pay for the arena and he'll magnanimously 'run' it, despite complaints by Évenko that they'd have liked a shot at it, a chance to bid on that contract. Mr. Péladeau's Québécor, which includes TVA, needs the games the Nordiques will play for content to sell. He'll be able to claim to lose money on the Nordiques, and threaten to renegotiate the operations deal, or else, while any losses will be an accounting dodge, a paper loss that doesn't represent the benefit to his overall wealth of owning the team.
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 09:15:59)
    Jaroslav Halak.
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 13:09:10)
    I largely agree Chris, there's so much evasiveness and aggressiveness sometimes, she's downright dislikable. I'm certainly not a fan of hers, but I do respect her immense physical gifts, her talent. When she first came on the scene, she and Venus were great stories, sisters who grew up in Compton in a strong family, with various interests and curiosity and intellect, but for various reasons they didn't fulfill the promise in terms of becoming the heroines they could have been. And this week she appeared on David Letterman, and she was at her best, how you hope she would be all the time. She was engaging, charming, stunning to look at, she seemed open as opposed to guarded and fabricated. I mollified somewhat. Watching her hit balls with Dave on the street later, and breaking Rupert's window was really cool. So whereas I've had her in my 'No' pile for a while, since the outburst at the line judge, and her refusal to deal head-on with the public/press about her cosmetic surgeries, but rather sticking to her ridiculous 'walking on glass' coverup, I've now softened my stance. I'm going to accept that I don't know how I'd have dealt with the cards she's been dealt, both in her personal life, with her family, and the crazy scrutiny that comes with being a world-renowned athlete.