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/

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  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-26 01:16:45)
    Gary Valk told the story of how while Pat was a good players' coach, he may have been too blunt to be a GM. After what he thought had been a good season, Mr. Valk thought he'd forego using an agent and negotiate his own deal. Their first meeting that summer, Gary made his case about his production and a healthy raise. "Gary," Pat Quinn replied, "you had an okay year, but the only reason you were a regular fourth-liner was because I didn't have a fifth line." Gary Valk hired an agent the next day, and managed to play a few more seasons after that. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/
  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-26 01:09:15)
    Thanks all for posting links to the video tributes to the beatdown of Eric Gryba. Textbook bully, really tough slashing and elbowing smaller players, taking shots at Maxim Lapierre's head, but not so eager when facing a guy his own size. I'll give any takers odds he ends up on the Bruins in short order, he'll fit right in. Slow, plodding goon, except when racing away from Georges Laraque or Ryan Reaves. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/
  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-26 01:02:48)
    Nice ceremony to mark the passing of Pat Quinn before the game in Vancouver. Mark Donnelly, who most may only know as the guy who tripped over the red carpet while skating and singing the national anthem, on this night sang "Danny Boy", while photos and video of Pat Quinn were shown on the giant screens. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/canucks-pay-tribute-to-pat-quinn-1.2849962 Trevor Linden, who was drafted and played for Pat, told how on Friday, after a few weeks of worrying about him, he went to visit him in hospital with Kirk McLean, another major player in the Canucks teams of the 90's. Whenever Trevor had asked to see him, Pat would find a reason to stall, being proud and not wanting to see anyone in his condition. Finally, Trevor did an end around and arranged his and Kirk's visit at the hospital through Pat's daughter Carrie. He described their time spent together as lighthearted, with Pat telling stories and being the same old character. Both Trevor and Kirk knew that it was most probably the last time they'd see their old coach, but were so thankful that they did get the opportunity, and ignored their stubborn coach's wishes that he get better before he received any visitors. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/
  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 19:07:04)
    You can never have too many compliments flying around the dressing room. When watching 24CH, the boys like their smack talk, but it comes from a place of genuine affection, they can't say enough good stuff about their teammates behind their backs. Much better having complimentary players than moments like when Andrei was asked how about that great chemistry he has(had) with Tom Gilbert. http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.ca/2014/10/attn-tom-gilbert-andrei-markov-grapples.html
  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 18:10:59)
    May we pull off the Dale Weise transmogrification on Eric Tangradi. Big forward who can't crack the fourth line of his team, has already bounced from another team before that, but Michel Therrien and his team of black arts practitioners turn him into the second coming of Willi Plett.
  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 15:25:48)
    Brendan Gallagher played half a season in the AHL while Gary Bettman locked out the game in 2012 so Florida and Phoenix could become the hockey paradises they are now.
  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 15:21:47)
    Actually, a Vincent Lecavalier would help a roster like the Oilers. Big centre who can play Top 6, adds size, leadership and experience which they all need. Offence, powerplay ability, the Oilers could use him. http://capgeek.com/player/884 One problem is that while you'd think the Oilers had lots of caproom and could blow some of it on Vinny, they're actually pretty close to the ceiling, for such an underwhelming team. His contract would soak up all the available space, essentially, Philly would have to take some salary back. http://capgeek.com/oilers/ The big hurdle is of course the No Movement Clause the Flyers' centre has. It's doubtful he'd waive it to go to Edmonton, since Edmonton is the reason along with Winnipeg why NHL'ers put NTC's in their contracts.
  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 15:08:45)
    I preached patience on Raphaƫl for a couple years at least, but when crunchtime came, when it was time to use the pot or get off it, I was ready to get off. When Gaston Therrien was mentioning that his Swiss sources had informed him that the team and his agents had kicked off negotiations, and the general ballpark was 3-4 years at 3-4 million per, I feared that we'd sign him to such a contract, even in the lower range, I was more comfortable walking away, especially with all the kids we had in the system. When we had him on cheap deals, I could tolerate errors and growing pains, I thought he could mature into a heady offensive defenceman, but once a decision had to be made, I was yelling "Sell! Sell! Sell!" into my phone.
  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 15:01:32)
    I knew the time to buy low was when they were valued at $200M or thereabouts, and they threw in the arena in the deal as well. And a nice square of downtown land you could build a tower on, after you prybarred a bunch of irksome bricks out of the way. I'm so kicking myself now. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- It's somewhere between a toothless attack and a vicious homage.--Paul Rudd http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 13:25:49)
    Jarred and Nathan are on the cusp. They're not making the decision for Marc Bergevin, as he likes to say.