kerrgte - (george k)Member since June 13, 2011
Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: brian gionta - smartest player
All-time favorite player: serge savard - so solid
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-22 00:20:30)
So glad our boys have a few days off to mend any aches and pains. Terrific to have time off when they can savor the win before the break - really good psychologically. We're in the Algarve for the winter and 5 hours ahead, so I never see the games, and don't get the scores until the next morning. (Florida is a warmer and more comfortable destination) I'm waiting for MB to make a deal for another rental at the March trade deadline. Cheers to all
- Comment on Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from HI/O (2014-12-25 12:31:32)
I'm in the Algarve for 3 months. It's beautiful here in the day but gets cool at night. Because we Re 5 hours ahead, I can't stay awake long enough to catch the games. It has been heartening to see our boys do so well recently. With the new first line, I think we're in for a surge of wins. Also, I'm really pleased that Sven A is getting his chance to make it onto the big club. I have immense respect for anyone that leaves his home country, doesn't get drafted and succeeds in the minors, and then gets drafted, and shows such resolve. He shows real character. Anyway, all the best to everyone for a nice holiday. Cheers george k
- Comment on Halak won’t be in goal for Islanders against Canadiens (2014-12-23 15:51:42)
... so here I am in the Algarve for the winter. I'm 5 hours ahead and I'll be unable to stay awake for the game. Kind of cool here actually, low 60's, but the nights are even cooler without central heating. I do like the new line-up. I'm hoping this stays fixed for a while and that Sven A gets a good chance to prove himself. A win tonite would be proof of the pudding Happy Christmas all george k
- Comment on New Hab Tangradi skates on fourth line at practice; Gilbert demoted to seventh defenceman (2014-11-26 15:46:38)
I had carpal tunnel several years ago in my right wrist. It was extremely painful and the lest activity aggravated it. My GP prescribed a regimen of ibuprofen over 2 + weeks and as much wrist rest as I could manage for the afflicted joint. Avoid putting your wrist on hard surfaces, eg a desk while using a mouse. And also use a joint support (otc splint like device). I didn't need a procedure - thankfully.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-23 07:46:22)
...keep the faith. The team's obvious deficiencies will be addressed before the trade deadline.
- Comment on New Hab Bryan Allen will be in the lineup against Bruins (2014-11-22 13:53:20)
probably not. A deal arose which enabled the team to get something in return for Bourque and his cap hit - period. Allen will have to earn a spot next year just like everybody else. These are contractors, plain and simple, and paid royally for their efforts. Every member of the team is an asset and as such is available ... at the right price. And yes, there will be a trade at the deadline IF, at that time, a glaring deficiency is identified AND there is a trade available to improve the club. .
- Comment on New Hab Bryan Allen will be in the lineup against Bruins (2014-11-22 13:45:37)
... also getting better, deeper. Let's not even think of second guessing the best GM in the league .
- Comment on Bring on the Bruins! Canadiens get ready for a busy weekend (2014-11-22 09:17:28)
MB is a top echelon GM ... and, he's not finished the team's composition rebuild. As opportunities arise, MB will address the team's shortcomings .. always with a view to optimizing team strengths and the cap position. A March trade deadline addition (rental) is a certainty. cheers
- Comment on Liveblog: The losing streak is over (2014-11-20 19:00:14)
A brilliant move in the face of potentially expensive contracts coming up next year. (Who'd have thought there'd be a taker.) Unloading Bourque's '15-16 cap hit will provide much needed cap room. Beaulieu and Tinordi will continue to get their chances to earn their keep. There's no hurry here. While keeping an eye on the longer term picture, these 'here and now' chances to improve a team's cap position must be acted upon,
- Comment on Canadiens trade Rene Bourque to Ducks for defenceman Bryan Allen (2014-11-20 18:51:19)
Beaulieu and Tinordi will get their chances to compete for jobs.