HabsparkMember since October 8, 2011
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Gallagher
All-time favorite player: St. Patrick/Knuckles/The Flower
- Comment on HI/O Show: Nilan says the ‘curse of Ovechkin’ cost Russia at Olympics (2014-02-21 05:31:23)
Nice article, but in response to, "I must admit that when I heard the referee was from the U.K., I thought that was equivalent to having a Ugandan judge for the ice dancing competition"... It was British soldiers who got the sport going in Canada; Britain was a founding member of the IIHF with Canada; it was Britain who took gold from Canada in '36; and, ok, maybe they're not a superpower of the sport today, but there are more female players in the U.K. than there are in that winter wonderland that is Norway: Not quite the Ugandan equivalent to ice dancing! It's her third Olympics, but hats off to the officials who clearly thought she was the girl for the job - even Swedes make mistakes - and good to see other countries other than the big four in women's hockey represented in an international competition.. Otherwise, nice article! PS Britain popped three goals past that Latvian goalkeeper in the Olympic qualifiers, one more than another team closer to home!
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, quarterfinal: Canada 2, Latvia 1 (2014-02-19 16:09:25)
I agree, Price will be the difference maker if Canada advances... My money is still on Finland for gold though..
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, quarterfinal: Canada 2, Latvia 1 (2014-02-19 16:07:49)
Good question.. I would have thought so I don't think any rinks in Europe have NHL ice.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, quarterfinal: Canada 2, Latvia 1 (2014-02-19 16:06:05)
Sorry, but 4 goals against Norway and half of that against Latvia with that roster? I loathe the armchair GMs too, but Canada looks far too sure of it's skill level and it shows. I'd prefer to see the likes of Gallagher out there, young guys who haven't won Stanley Cups and young guys who aren't necessarily sure of how they will stack up against other teams... That's not a recipe for a Stanley Cup winning team, but for a two week tournament with national pride at stake I want to see guys fighting for their reputation, not having cemented it for just being there.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, quarterfinal: Canada 2, Latvia 1 (2014-02-19 15:46:20)
Britain popped 3 against the same goalie in the Olympic qualifiers...
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, quarterfinal: Canada 2, Latvia 1 (2014-02-19 15:42:08)
Ah well.. If justice exists today will be a vast improvement on the rest of his days in his next life!
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, quarterfinal: Canada 2, Latvia 1 (2014-02-19 15:37:39)
Thomas Le Fan... Je suis d'accord! How good would Gallagher look out there??!
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, quarterfinal: Canada 2, Latvia 1 (2014-02-19 15:34:54)
I'd loved to have seen him too, and think it's a mistake not to have played more of him at least in the early rounds... But, would you seriously prefer to see your country's national pride damaged because your backyard pride is damaged??! This isn't about the Habs, this about winning the one thing that Canada is known to the outside world for, because I hate to say it, there ain't much else!!
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, quarterfinal: Canada 2, Latvia 1 (2014-02-19 15:27:58)
And there's the result between technically outstanding individual players and a team with nothing to lose... Hats off to Latvia, and well done Price. Re Russia, sorry to see them out so ingloriously, but based on what I have seen so far, my money is on Finland for gold. As for NHL players in the Olympics, I think it is revolting that their presence there is even questioned by Bettman etc. I'm guessing if none of them wanted to be there, they simply wouldn't be there (nb. Jagr, Nedved, Selanne). But, on the back of the Latvia game and with Lake Placid in mind, maybe a team of young guns would show the hunger that seems to be lacking in the Canadian team. Food for thought...
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-03 01:59:24)
Another win! Really enjoying and really happy for Price and Subban... Great to see the re-emergence of Desharnais and Pacioretty as well as Galchenyuk potting a goal and being out there for the final minutes. As Savethepuck indicates below, all this is a very positive sign of what is going on behind the scenes and that for me is all I can hope for at this stage of the season - well done les gars!