ClutchNGrab - (Karl)

Member since July 1, 2011

Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau

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  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-26 00:42:33)
    It will stop if the habs acquire him, if he becomes a bad player, if the habs win a stanley cup before the rangers or a few years after he retires. Get used to it.
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 12:48:05)
    It probably was posted before, but luongo interviewed fucale for the hockey news, here's the transcrit: http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/roberto-luongo-interviews-zach-fucale-and-its-awesome/
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 08:57:38)
    One question to you. If it has so much positive effect on the team with the win, why isn't the same thought process used for the team that end up losing the game? That arguments is only good if they win. Because let's be honest here, never the opposite question is asked to players: "You had the lead, and then player X decided to fight. You lost the lead, how the fight affected negatively the result of the game?"
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 08:46:26)
    Why some people want revenge on Kreider now? They've played 6 games against each other after he injured Price. If somebody had to fight him (which I don't think is necessary) it should have been done then. The fact that it's the playoffs shouldn't matter. When Prust hit Stepan, a hit he was suspended for, Dorsett challenged him into a fight at that moment, not some 3 or 4 games later. Gallagher charges the opposing net on a consistent bases. One of these days, he will hurt a goaltender. Will he have to fight as well?
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 11:13:44)
    When a player answers a question starting with "Of course", you have to think the question asked was aimed at getting this headline.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 10:31:09)
    The puck deflected on PK, he knew it went in. Not sure I would qualify that as "fly by".
  • Comment on Habs recall Bournival from Hamilton; battle for jobs on fourth line (with practice video) (2014-10-20 14:23:05)
    I have an issue with the arguments he was putting forward: - How can you compare the points of the two players without taking in consideration that one played a half of a season more? - How can you list all what makes Subban a great player (talent, drive, slap shot, popularity, playing in Montreal) and not be able to compare those qualities with the ones of Del Zotto, and just dismiss it as a point of comparison? - How can you say that the importance of Subban for the Habs HAS NOTHING TO DO with talent, but has to do with the fact that Del Zotto plays for a better teammates? To me that's the most ridiculous point of the article. What other player in the league would that point be brought up to? Could we say the reason Tavares is more important to the Islanders then Couture is to the Sharks is because Tavares plays for a weaker team? It made no sense at the time neither.
  • Comment on Habs recall Bournival from Hamilton; battle for jobs on fourth line (with practice video) (2014-10-20 13:38:55)
    An article by François Gagnon was referenced below. I read it yesterday, well written, but I can't get over his position on Subban two years ago, I just can't. It didn't make sense then and it doesn't make sense now, he's acting like he never had that position before. [...] Parti de Montréal le printemps dernier avec l'intention d'y revenir avec un contrat comparable à celui de Drew Doughty des Kings de Los Angeles - 56 millions sur 8 ans, moyenne de 7 millionssous le plafond -, P.K. Subban a la tête perdue dans les nuages. Malgré son talent, sa flamboyance, sa combativité, la force de son tir frappé et sa popularité plus grande que nature à Montréal, P.K. Subban n'est pas Drew Doughty. Le sera-t-il un jour? On verra. Mais après 160 matchs dans l'uniforme du Canadien, il ne l'est pas encore. S'il ne peut se comparer à Doughty, P.K. peut toutefois se comparer à Michael Del Zotto. Dans la même situation contractuelle que Subban à Montréal, Del Zotto s'est entendu avec les Rangers de New York, hier matin, sur les paramètres d'un contrat de deux ans d'une valeur de 2,5 millions par année. Rien que ça? C'est déjà pas mal. En 204 matchs avec les Rangers, Del Zotto revendique 21 buts et 81 points. Des statistiques légèrement inférieures à celles de Subban, qui compte 21 buts et 76 points en 160 rencontres avec le Canadien. Del Zotto est moins important à la cause des Rangers que Subban à celle du Canadien. C'est un fait. Mais ce degré d'importance n'a rien à voir avec une fluctuation de talent entre ces deux défenseurs qui n'ont rien à s'envier l'un à l'autre. Ou si peu. Subban est plus important au Canadien parce que le Tricolore est beaucoup moins bien nanti que les Rangers à la ligne bleue. Des Rangers qui comptent sur des Marc Staal, Dan Girardi et Ryan McDonagh, que le Canadien a donné aux Blueshirts pour obtenir Scott Gomez. Qui est l'agent de Michael Del Zotto? Don Meehan. L'agent de Subban, de Doughty et de plusieurs dizaines d'autres bons et très bons joueurs. Avec le contrat qu'il a négocié pour Del Zotto, Meehan a donné un gros coup de main à Marc Bergevin. Il lui a offert 5 millions d'arguments que le DG du Tricolore pourra présenter à son jeune défenseur la prochaine fois qu'il négociera avec lui. Pas surprenant que Bergevin ait parlé de Meehan en l'appelant «Donny» lors de son point de presse hier, et qu'il ait louangé sa grande expérience et ses qualités de négociateur. La question à 5 millions est de savoir si Subban acceptera de se ranger derrière les arguments de Bergevin et les conseils de son agent, ou s'il agira comme cela lui arrive souvent sur la patinoire et décidera de faire à sa tête... http://www.lapresse.ca/debats/chroniques/francois-gagnon/201301/14/01-4610994-gomez-a-la-maison-subban-dans-les-nuages.php How can a guy that wrote that stuff still have some credibility?
  • Comment on Habs recall Bournival from Hamilton; battle for jobs on fourth line (with practice video) (2014-10-20 13:23:34)
    Just a clarification. The PLQ (Liberals), not the PQ, were in power when the subsidy to build the arena was given. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/quebec/2011/02/10/004-amphitheatre-quebec-annonce_jeudi_f.shtml
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win a wild one, 6-4 over Boston (2014-10-16 20:59:19)
    Nice! Will we ever have the two first lines working at the same time, though?