ClutchNGrab - (Karl)Member since July 1, 2011
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Brandon Prust is Habs’ tough big brother (2014-11-16 10:14:04)
Only, two games, but I have to admit I am pleasently surprised that Gonchar can still play. I thought he was near retirement when he was signed by the Sens a few years ago.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-14 02:52:26)
Not sure if it was mentioned, but Bryan Murray, Ottawa's gm, has stage 4 colon cancer. My thoughts go to him and family, the next few months will be tough. When the NHL did their "Hockey Fights Cancer" nameplates, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he was fighting for Bryan Murray. We obviously now know why. Murray said in the piece, "there is no cure for me." If you are over 50, think about getting a colonoscopy, it may save your life. https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/bryan-murray-reveals-he-has-stage-4-cancer-032240069.html
- Comment on Habs trade Travis Moen to Dallas for Sergei Gonchar (2014-11-11 15:56:46)
Looking back at the 30 thoughts Elliott Friedman published last Thursday. they kind of give some insight on the Bourque and Moen moves. [...] 2. Had a funny conversation with a GM last weekend. Heard he was looking for a defenceman. He responded with, “Everyone is looking for a defenceman.” Montreal is checking to see what’s out there. The decimated Rangers are bringing in Tomas Kaberle, with no contract offer. Philadelphia’s search, before signing Carlo Colaiacovo, was exhaustive. “Name someone,” one agent said. “They considered him.” The same GM quoted above talked to a team with eight, one-way contracts on its blueline, only to be told none were available. “They wanted to keep all of them,” he said. 3. Heading into Wednesday’s game against Buffalo, it would not have been a surprise if Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin was thinking about moving one of his 14 forwards so Michael Bournival or Jiri Sekac could play more. Bournival was injured on a hard (but clean) Cody McCormick check, while Sekac might be right back in Michel Therrien’s doghouse after a third-period penalty. Can’t imagine the Canadiens want Sekac, in particular, sitting. [...] http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-its-not-going-to-be-easy-for-ted-nolan/
- Comment on Habs trade Travis Moen to Dallas for Sergei Gonchar (2014-11-11 14:10:38)
This seems to be the right post for Veteran's day. From sportsnet.ca It is one of the most moving clips in all of sport: The 1942 Montreal Canadiens carrying the Bruins’ famous Kraut Line — Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer — off the Boston Garden ice after the home team had just thrashed the Habs 8-1. The crowd was roaring, and the greatest line in the game at the time was heading to war, ushered off on the shoulders of their bitter rival. The Habs and Bruins weren’t exactly friends, Schmidt told Jeff Blair on Sportsnet The Fan 590 Tuesday. “But it just goes to show you what hockey is about,” the 96-year-old war veteran and Hockey Hall of Famer said. “Regardless of what happens on the ice, off the ice we’re still friends.” Friends from Kitchener, Ont., the Kraut Line finished one-two-three in the 1940 NHL scoring race, with centre Schmidt leading the way. They followed that performance up with a Stanley Cup championship in 1941, their second in three years, and a dynasty seemed imminent — until something greater called. In 1942, all three forwards traded in their Bruins uniforms for those of the Royal Canadian Air Force: three prime seasons of their careers surrendered to serve their country in the Second World War. Bauer came home early due to poor health, but Schmidt said he and Dumart served until the bitter end. http://bcove.me/ovcyg2w9
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-09 00:16:02)
The beauty with PK, he will be able to handle all the cra... pressure, the media wants to put on him. That's why he's so valuable. Anyway, nice win for Lapointe.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens end losing streak with Shootout win in Buffalo (2014-11-05 22:46:23)
Please remember, 3rd game in 4 nights.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens end losing streak with Shootout win in Buffalo (2014-11-05 20:32:33)
And while I'm complaining, anybody watched the Chicago / Montreal game on NBC Sports yesterday? The commentators were applauding the embellishment penalties to Montreal, pointing at the fact that this year, the Habs take much more penalties then they draw as a proof that the crackdown on diving is working. Last season, Montreal was the third team in taking minor penalties and the 11h team in power play opportunities. Do they even look at numbers, any numbers, before talking?
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens end losing streak with Shootout win in Buffalo (2014-11-05 20:25:48)
Kypreos wondering if Moulson will look back at his carreer and ask himself if he should have stayed with the Islander and Tavares. Who in the hockey world doesn't remember that Moulson got traded for Vanek in one of the most bizarre trade of the 2013-14 season?
- Comment on Habs’ Bournival will make season debut vs. Blackhawks; Sekac a healthy scratch again (2014-11-04 13:40:36)
At least they don't add "as they say". http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2094040/And-rest-say-infuriating.html
- Comment on High-intensity practice for Habs after loss to Flames; Blackhawks in town Tuesday night (2014-11-04 02:54:10)
Great goal, great reaction by Taransenko. The commentators seemed more excited than him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQVnIKUd-6k On another note, I did make some searches on Isis/Isil and the sunnis. What in google algorithm made it think an ad for the dating site muslima.com was what I was looking for?