bleedhabs81 - (Matt M)Member since July 21, 2011
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- Comment on Habs invite 50 players to development camp (2014-07-04 14:34:27)
Gosh darn it GrosBill!! Put some more effort into your posts! (that way you don't beat me to punch ;) ) or I need to learn to stop typing out a novel...
- Comment on Habs invite 50 players to development camp (2014-07-04 14:26:33)
Did he now? He played 22 games out of 82... and avg 4 minutes of ice time. What happened in the other 60 games? Why did he not play all 82 games (minus those where he was still suffering from the concussion)? Instead of just equalizing the other goons on a few select teams, he could have been gooning up all other teams? TAKE THAT TEAMS WITHOUT GOONS! MWHAHAHA Is it because you only need a good to play against a goon? So, by the very nature of their game, they only exist because of each other and when one is not present they become a detriment to their team? OR is it because our goon was only good at gooning, while the other teams goon might actual be able to play more than 4 minutes of policing, er, hockey I mean? Which came first, the Goon or the need for a Goon?
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-03 11:55:05)
We are probably closer to the same page than my exaggerated post. I was just feelin a bit cheeky today. The ideal situation is a big, tough defenseman (or 4th liner) who can play reasonable minutes and does not regularly go looking for a fight, but can and can do some damage when he does.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-03 11:25:46)
It is not my face. They play better when they have a 4th line comprised of 3 guys who can take regular shifts. Tougher guys with skill are prefered, obviously. If that means taking a few lumps from John Scott before turtling, so be it. But further to the point, when did Parros play? When they knew that they were playing a team with a John Scott, or a Colton Orr? So, they only put an enforcer in the lineup when they anticipated the other team had an eforcer to also put on? Why did they not put an enforcer on when the other team did not have one themselves? Wouldn't they have the upper hand since they had the biggest, slowest (but very nice) guy on the ice? hmmmm.... it seems like this strategy would almost always result in a win (I were to go by the comments here). WAIT! I know why they didn't put Parros on the ice when there was not an enforcer on the other team... he would be useless! SO... can't we just do the same... render their enforcer useless by not inviting our big ape to the party? Make their big lug sit for 58 minutes a game, take a bad penalty, and cause them to shorten their bench for the entire night? I just don't get the one sided logic of only needing a big guy for the others team's big guy.... why not always have a big guy if it makes you that much better against the smaller teams? We had a big guy and he didn't play 90% of the games (I didn't do any math, I just made that percentage up... but it is pretty close i imagine)
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-03 10:49:46)
A single rider gallops towards town, his steeds hooves pounding the cobble stone. A lonely voice yelling to raise the people from their beds: WE NEED AN ENFORCER! WE NEED AN ENFORCER! is the cry. Some of the towns people begin to panic and murmur. Others, the smarter ones, knowing there is no real urgency go back to sleep. Now, some will argue that we were so much tougher with Parros in the line up. Guys were safer, played bigger, less cheap shots were taken and everyone went home with there lunch monies. My reply: When was Parros in the lineup???? I doubt there was any intimidation factor sitting in the press box, this despite the shadow his mustache must have cast on the opposing players bench from that height. but but, he fought! I saw it! Ya, he did, and he cranked his head off the ice and missed a month... this before he spent the majority of the year as a scratch. So to those who say we need an enforcer, someone who cannot brandish a hockey stick, or skate with reasonable ease up the ice, but tenderize another human being with his knuckles, I say get your head out of your backside! Tough, sure! Guys who stand up for each other? Definitely! But we definitely don' t need a pure enforcer.... my two cents
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 16:57:51)
1. Winning a few more faceoffs is going to help... but is our 4 line that much better... and how much better does a 4th line need to be to really have an impact in terms of total games won compared to last year? 2. Moving Emelin back to his proper side... sure.. he should be better 3. D just got bigger... yes it did... 20 lbs and 3 inches bigger. Looking at the stats Gorges had way more blocked shots and double the hits (when compared to Gilbert). 4. Agree, but this is not a product of what happened today... so technically, they were better yesterday too. 5. This is the only real difference in my opinion. More cap gives MB some flexibility moving forward... everything else done today is a baby step forward or lateral movement... actually, I see Gorges as a baby step back (when not considering his cap hit)
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 16:44:03)
It is probably Markov's to turn down.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 16:30:42)
I like to satisfy my voyeur fetish and just lurke in the background... creepy
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 16:19:29)
Hmmm, is this a better team today than last year on opening night??? Marginally, if it can be measured! What did we really get out of all this? Some cheap depth at D and a bunch of cap space. As for all the people lamenting the loss of leadership and asking how the team will respond without any... STOP IT. The last I checked, this team has leaders. Is a leader someone who represents the team, keeps them calm when things get crazy, or just says the right thing to teamates and media? Wasn't that Price last year? I seem to recall he was well spoken of by both teamates and media for not throwing guys under the bus, or taking blame where it was not necessarily his to take. or is a leader someone you look to to fire the team up when they are down or lead by example on the ice.... Price, PK, Markov, Prust... Is leadership about being old (gionta)? Well, we have that with Markov Or is it playing with little talent but all heart (Gorges)? Weiss? Moen? Prust... or how about wee Gallagher? The most heart in the league (and he has some talent to back it up too) Lost leadership? psshhhh... if we did, it is because we already had more than enough already. My two cents.
- Comment on Habs’ Murray misses practice; Budaj will face Capitals (2013-11-29 11:35:27)
I feel your pain... This also includes no TSN!!! I might have to shut it down early and go home...