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 Habs’ Subban ranks No. 16 in NHL.com fantasy hockey rankings (2014-09-02 13:32:56)
    Sergio Momesso.
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-02 10:14:33)
    I'll second Chris and say that plates should be your friend. Start doing heavy squats and deadlifts when you hit CÉGEP, load on the weights, and build a really strong foundation in your core and lower body, and you won't worry about your back in the future. Or your knees.
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-02 10:08:57)
    It wasn't nuts for them to extend productive veteran leaders of the team at market rates, what was nuts was the 'complete 360' management did in the summer, announcing there would be big changes and stripping Big Joe of his captaincy, and undermining their two stars before their new deals even kicked in. Vancouver handled that better. They also locked up the faces of the franchise, they realize they're married to the Sedins, and that even though they both had poor seasons last year, they're all in. So they said all the right things, about injuries and coaching and system changes, and that the brothers will turn it around. The team also brought in a little grit and toughness, and a winger in Radim Vrbata who might be the complement that line needs. Nice work. Doug Wilson should have realized he's in bed with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, and that he now had to lie in it. Instead, he 'messed' the bed.
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-02 09:57:16)
    I really really wanted Marc Bergevin to sign Vincent, and I'm so, so glad he didn't sign Vincent.
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-02 09:56:10)
    Yes. I was afraid Danny's deal would end up being a Tomas Kaberle contract, one we'd have to wait out, work around. Pleasant surprise that in the end he was a free agent who didn't kill us, chipped in despite not really fitting in, and provided us with assets.
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-02 09:52:00)
    With his new contract extension, he can't even be a deadline acquisition for us. We might need a stopgap for a year or two, but his three years at $6.6M, that's Vincent Lecavalier territory, and essentially rules him out.
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-02 09:49:21)
    My feelings exactly. We're kind of stuck now with the football numbers, having retired all those jerseys, but I can't reconcile myself with numbers in the fourties and sixties and seventies, they don't feel right. They're hard to keep straight. Mavid keeps stumping me.
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-02 09:43:33)
    I just woke up form a dream that starred P.K. He was on the ice doing his thing, it was a big game, forget the details, but he was whirling around the ice like he did against the Lightning in the playoffs, all the way around the offensive zone, no one could get the puck off him. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=715745 The confusing part was that during the shift, his number kept changing, he variously wore numbers 24 or 14, and near the end was wearing number 1. I thought the latter was really pushing it, that he was setting himself up for criticism for the boast, the traditional goalie number, and deciding to wear Jacques Plante's retired jersey. The thing that I noticed though was that while he played with the same strength and skill and panache, and he still exhibited all the energy and determination and magnificence, there was a different tone to his play. There was less febrility, it looked and felt more like desire, like there was a plan and an end goal. Instead of the opponents and his own teammates not being sure what he was doing with the puck, it now felt pre-determined that the puck would end up in their net, the opposition knew it, the fans knew it, everyone knew it. It was like watching the ball bouncing around a spinning roulette wheel that's rigged to hit zero. Sure, it looks chaotic and unpredictable, but you have this inner confidence because you know it's only going to end one way. I'm going to go ahead and say that it's a good omen for the season. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-02 09:16:58)
    Vincent Lecavalier's contract was the major reason I could stay calm about the Daniel Brière contract.
  • Comment on Happy 83rd birthday to Habs legend Jean Béliveau (2014-09-01 19:28:10)
    We had a discussion last year about Tim Tebow playing in the CFL, and I argued that as bad an NFL quarterback he was, he'd be even worse in the Canadian game, with his poor decision making and vision, the fatter ball, and his laboured throwing motion. Some people expressed surprise at that, thinking that the CFL is just a weaker version of the NFL, so a borderline NFL QB should be a good CFL QB, but it doesn't work that way. The game is different not just in size or talent level, there are differences in the game that are more than just nuances. A quarterback who can't read the defence, go through his progression, and deliver the ball accurately can't succeed in the NFL, and definitely not in the CFL. Now we hear that Michael Sam has been approached by the Alouettes to play CFL ball, and contrary to Tim Tebow, he'd be a great fit in the Canadian game. There are lots of pass rushers of his general size and skill level who do very well in the CFL but struggle playing the run in the NFL, where being relatively undersized is a big drawback. Further, some American players can hone their game and return to the NFL, like Cameron Wake, a player who's roughly comparable to Mr. Sam. The Chargers had Cordarro Law trying out for a job this summer, he's an ex-Stampeder, and he did very well and almost won a job outright. He'll be on the practice squad for now, but as injuries occur he'll almost definitely get to play this year. http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/09/01/montreal-alouettes-have-reached-out-michael-sam-own-his-cfl-rights ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/