ClutchNGrab - (Karl)Member since July 1, 2011
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on Habs enjoy a break in busy schedule (2013-12-08 22:41:53)
I need some help understanding how the instigator penalties are being callled the rule says the following: 46.11 Instigator - An instigator of an altercation shall be a player who by his actions or demeanor demonstrates any/some of the following criteria: distance traveled; gloves off first; first punch thrown; menacing attitude or posture; verbal instigation or threats; conduct in retaliation to a prior game (or season) incident; obvious retribution for a previous incident in the game or season. So when Colton Orr goes for PK or Scott sees Kessel or Emery goes for Holtby or, like last night, Thorton goes after Orpik why is there no penalty? From what I read it is a penalty, but it's never called until they actually throw a punch. If the rule was applied there is a good chance fight would be greatly reduced, since players would refuse to fight only to give a power play to their team. Am I wrong on this?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 31 – Canadiens win ugly for fifth in a row (2013-12-08 11:38:55)
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 01:31:03)
The following article was laughable enough when it was posted a few days ago. With what happened last night, it's just plain stupid. From it: DOES THE CODE STILL EXIST? IS THAT SOMETHING YOU TAKE PRIDE IN/ABIDE BY? [Thornton] I take a lot of pride in that. I do. People could probably criticize that I’m a little too honorable, I suppose, in some instances. I've been a firm believer my whole life that what goes around comes around. If you’re one of those guys that suckers someone when they’re down or you go after somebody that doesn’t deserve it or isn’t the same category as you, that will come back and bite you at some point, too. I also take a lot of pride in the fact that I can play 8-12 minutes a night. I’ve had to work extremely hard on that part of my game to bring more to the table than just fighting. That’s part of my game, but I can do a lot more. http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/27947/bruins-shawn-thornton-on-fighting
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 31 – Canadiens win ugly for fifth in a row (2013-12-07 20:04:17)
How will Rogers/Sportsnet will defend this guy? He will be paid private money, there is no "We don't endorse what he says", you will hire him.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-06 13:28:22)
Well... the Celtics are from Boston, no? Not saying that there isn't any racism in Boston, but I don't think sports is the best way to look to find it. Or were you just kidding?
- Comment on Bournival returns to Habs lineup against Devils (2013-12-02 14:48:59)
Between, the Bruins' last game and the Bruins' next game our Habs will be playing two games. Seems a little unfair, but those games will be good appetizers before the main course Thursday.
- Comment on Four games in six nights for Habs (2013-12-02 12:11:19)
Apparently Markov and Emelin have their spot reserved for Sochi: http://tvasports.ca/hockey/canadiens/emelin-et-markov-sotchi-2122013 And from the same site, the lines: Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher Daniel Brière - Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta Alex Galchenyuk - Lars Eller - Rene Bourque Michaël Bournival - Brandon Prust - Travis Moen Markov - Subban Gorges - Emelin Murray - Diaz
- Comment on Four games in six nights for Habs (2013-12-02 11:17:21)
I always tend to forget the other sport that "allows" fighting: lacrosse. Some of those fights are brutal: http://youtu.be/PFLJ2ODXVa8
- Comment on Four games in six nights for Habs (2013-12-02 10:52:29)
For those who think fighting is "part of the game". I will say, not much is "part of the game". Necessary evil maybe, because the league don't want to make the changes that would eliminate it. But towards the years there were so many changes to the game that fighting can't be seen has inherent to hockey. My personal favorite rule change : 1929 - Allowing forward passing. http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/34798-Rules-that-changed-the-game.html
- Comment on Four games in six nights for Habs (2013-12-02 01:24:14)
Never underestimate Gallagher, now Gorges knows: http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=497301&catid=66