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- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 09:21:19)
I only caught a short portion of the CBC broadcast, but I thought the presence of Cassie Campbell on the panel was a breath of (much needed) fresh air. I imagine she was only there as a fill-in for Healy, but I hope she is given further opportunities beyond her 'rinkside reporting'.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-06 09:30:55)
Moen showed some serious chutzpah in diving head-first (!) to poke the puck away from a locked-and-loaded Chara. He's playing an unassuming but invaluable role this year on the defensive side of things.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-06 09:26:25)
I think most would agree that we are seeing the best of Carey Price this season. One particular play he made last night, to me, epitomizes the confidence and control he is now playing with. In the third period, Marchand gets a shot on Price which rebounds off him to his left. Marchand is in pursuit of said rebound and looks like he'll have good time and space for another quality shot or pass. Instead of waiting for this second scoring chance, Price lunges with what I can only describe as a 'punch-check' for lack of a better term; punching the puck away with his blocker/stick and eliminating the chance. Can't recall if much was made of it on the broadcast, but it really struck me as the play of a goaltender who is at the peak of confidence and control. Such a pleasure to watch.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 22:32:59)
Maybe this one? http://lagriffesportive.webs.com/habstv
- Comment on Monday Morning QB on HI/O Show (2013-11-21 10:54:43)
Hi Luke, Yeah, that trade look equally imbalanced, to be honest. I guess the players' potential carried enough cache to get it done. Still, can't imagine either one of a Roy or Thornton being traded in today's league without a 1st round pick being part of the package.
- Comment on Monday Morning QB on HI/O Show (2013-11-21 10:25:26)
Ugh. Don't remind me. Trading a Hall of Fame goalie, in his prime, for three unproven players. You wonder what a competent GM could have got in return, assuming the trade was necessary. edit: I don't even have the heart to go back and check, but was there not anyone around (assistants, advisors, etc.) Houle at the time who could have helped him, or at least say 'what the hell are you thinking?' when Lacroix made the proposal?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-20 08:21:47)
Not insignificant is Bournival making the most of his time on the 4th line. I couldn't have been the only one to think it a shame to see him shunted down the lineup after consistently good efforts, but rather than brood like me, he went out and showed the team he can make things happen wherever he plays. To me, that's a sign of a truly impactful player. Well done, Bournie!
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 22: Canadiens stomp Wild 6-2 (2013-11-19 23:05:45)
Why do they have PJ Stock on the show? The raving lunatic on the corner was busy.
- Comment on Habs shake up lines at practice (2013-11-18 12:17:46)
Wow, thanks for posting that, Maksimir. Pretty telling stat. It would be interesting to cross-reference that stat with their total shot attempts and where their shots are coming from.
- Comment on Habs’ Emelin will make return against Rangers (2013-11-16 15:33:38)
As I said this morning in my observations of his play in last night's game, he seems tentative to really lay into guys. There were a few occasions when he could have really pasted someone in finishing a check, but instead went with a more 'cursory' hit. I think if he can really hone that aspect of his game, he will immediately become a more impactful player, if you'll pardon the egregious pun.