Habspark

Member since October 8, 2011

Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Gallagher
All-time favorite player: St. Patrick/Knuckles/The Flower

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  • Comment on Bouillon hopes to keep playing after being released by Canadiens (2014-10-07 03:32:59)
    I liked Budaj. I imagine that the team would have wanted him to get a solid back-up job, not only for him, but that would also warrant an NHL'er in return of trade. He got sent to the AHL, though it is not set in concrete he'll never play in the NHL again; and, we got an AHL'er whose future in the NHL is not altogether over either. I think it's a fair trade, the best for the team and probably the best Budaj could have hoped for.
  • Comment on Preseason Game 2: Galchenyuk hero in OT as Canadiens down Avs (2014-09-26 01:59:55)
    I haven't seen the article re Subban, but I see both sides of the coin here: It was both ignorant and insensitive to describe him as 'dark', but equally if it was a Russian being referred to as having a 'pale' complexion - which might lend cause to his constitution being in some way inferior - apart from the player who might be mildly offended, no-one else would think twice about it. Neither would there be uproar if I or anyone else described Christian Thomas as 'rosy-cheeked' - cue uproar!! I agree with Habilis, to describe a black player as 'dark' is ignorant, mainly as it doesn't lend anything beyond what we already know and may (or may not) cause the player offence - I sincerely hope the journalist has been severely reprimanded behind closed doors and is considering another career. But, equally, Bubbles has a valid point: By everyone jumping up and down and making an issue of what is in effect poor journalism, with the best intentions we're inadvertently creating a divide rather than recognising that one human's skin colour over another's is quite frankly irrelevant, unless there is a clear and beneficial need to differentiate (see UCE's point below). If I was in Subban's shoes, I'd think the person who made that remark was a hack - that's his opinion to make, not ours - but I wouldn't want the furore that has erupted around this. I think it is a fair assumption to make that he felt pretty normal last week, but since the morally 'good' folk of the media have jumped all over this I doubt he is feeling quite the same as everyone else today - and that's neither right nor fair. On a brighter note, Galchenyuk is looking gooood!!
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 15:44:56)
    Re Gorges and Gionta: Here, here and well said HabBurl. I am amazed to have got this far down in the posts and not seen anyone else (so far, still going down the posts!) echo your feelings. They were great and truly appreciated Habs.
  • Comment on Gorges stunned by Habs’ desire to trade him, now waiting for next move (2014-07-01 04:29:36)
    Two sports bug-bears this summer: 1) The thoroughly unsportsman-like ethos of FIFA players - high time these guys are fined or penalised in some way, even if it is after the match following video review, for their diving/faking etc. Talking of faking... 2) Is Scherbak 6' or 6'2"? Is Parenteau 5'11" or 6'? The list can go on and on... It seems we the fans and the NHL itself has adopted a phobia of anyone 5' something and if someone is 6', they must be jacked up as far away from any possible belief that they might actually be - uh-oh - 5'11" or a mere 6'. How many physical examinations do these guys have a year; and no-one really knows their true height? I imagine we are now fully immersed in this trend, but I for one find it tediously school-boy. Otherwise, having a great summer and wishing the same to all of you!
  • Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 14:48:46)
    Brazil/Chile... wow!!!
  • Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 14:47:31)
    Like Scherbak, the right choice at that moment and feel he'll work out for us. However, fearless prediction, we would have like Brendan Lemieux on our team... Time will tell!
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 04:03:42)
    Thanks for a great season one and all... These playoffs were an unexpected joy and the future looks bright!
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-15 05:53:46)
    "Roid much?" Ha!!!!
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-15 05:52:19)
    Was going to say... I feel sorry for his soon-to-be ex-wife!!
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-15 05:50:14)
    Je suis d'accord!