The Pickle - (Ryan Davey)

Member since October 25, 2011

Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Andrei Kostitsyn
All-time favorite player: Russ Courtnall

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Proud supporter of the 2011-2012 Fail For Nail

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Liveblog: Three in a row (2011-12-19 14:29:46)
    How about something completely unexpected tonight from the Habs? I'm talking something like the absolute beatdown the Habs put on the Bruins last year before Chara lost all semblance of where he was on the ice and who was beside him. Perhaps a 6-0 drubbing, complete with Emelin destroying Marchand clean through the glass? That's not asking too much, is it? Tis the season, after all...
  • Comment on HBO stars visit Bell Centre (2011-12-15 13:36:31)
    I never said I was getting hit in the head you moron, I said I spent time in. the gym. Just curious, what do you guys think of durabilty of composite sticks vs. wood?
  • Comment on HBO stars visit Bell Centre (2011-12-15 13:26:34)
    Also, I post on my phone and can't reply, so no I'm not desperate for attention. And Hobie, when shoulder caps are made of brass you can argue that point. Until then, your point is moot. Also, boxing gloves are designed to protect the hand of the guy punching. Just because the glove is bigger than a fist doesn't mean the whole glove area contacts the face, they have done tests that prove you punch just as hard with a glove as you do without. But keep assuming my years spent in a boxing gym haven't taught me anything...
  • Comment on HBO stars visit Bell Centre (2011-12-15 13:18:55)
    The level on which you're all missing the point is outstanding. Here we go. Pillow vs. Brick: ridiculous statement, a fair comparison to what Im saying would a pillow stuffed with 100 feathers vs. a pillow stuffed with 300 feathers. Pillow and brick are apples and oranges. Tom, if you think those shells are hard, I suggest you never consider career in porn. You can bend them with your hands. If you guys had your way the equipment wouldn't offer an ounce of protection. A softer pad doesn't change a thing when an elbow comes in full speed. It's like asking would you rather get run over by a Civic or a Corolla? Whatever, Im done arguing with people who dont know what theyre talking about and can only repeat what theyve heard elsewhere. Equipment was much harder back in the day when they used only plastics and no foam. my hardest pads were the oldest ones Ive owned. but lets not let fact get in the way of a growing mob...
  • Comment on HBO stars visit Bell Centre (2011-12-15 13:07:24)
    The level on which you're all missing the point is outstanding. Here we go. Pillow vs. Brick: ridiculous statement, a fair comparison to what Im saying would a pillow stuffed with 100 feathers vs. a pillow stuffed with 300 feathers. Pillow and brick are apples and oranges. Tom, if you think those shells are hard, I suggest you never consider
  • Comment on HBO stars visit Bell Centre (2011-12-15 12:59:21)
    Habitoba, you are aware that all equipment worn by NHLers is available for retail, correct? The only thing they are getting customized are team colours and sizes. They aren't wearing mystical equipment unavailable to us mortals, every piece of equipment I own can be found on NHLers and was not purchased at Canadian Tire nor Sportchek.
  • Comment on HBO stars visit Bell Centre (2011-12-15 12:53:28)
    Still waiting for some examples. Also, you are aware that boxing gloves are in no way meant to lessen the impact on the face or body of the guy getting punched, right? Same principle as the hockey pads, they don't affect the person receiving the impact, it's the force generated by the fist/shoulder that can cause injury
  • Comment on HBO stars visit Bell Centre (2011-12-15 12:37:54)
    As a matter of fact yes I have shopped for equipment, quite recently in fact. I would love some examples of these hard shell shoulder pads causing all these injuries. Pucker up, yes Ive seen it, I put it on every week. Your 220lb smashing me in the face would hurt me regardless of what he's wearing, that's my whole point. And to your point about increasing chance of injury to reduce the force with which elbows are thrown, are you suggesting they remove elbow pads altogether
  • Comment on HBO stars visit Bell Centre (2011-12-15 12:16:56)
    I would love to know what percentage of people calling for changes to equipment actually put the stuff on. The shoulder pads being produced today are most certainly not dangerous. The shoulder caps are soft, you can bend them with your hands. Not to mention a lot of the players are still using that first pair of free shoulders they got in Junior. The elbows are a little harder, but we aren't talking steel here. The damage comes from the force behind the elbow, not the hardness of the pad. I could wrap my elbow in cotton balls and it would still concuss a guy. Players are getting concussed at the same rate they always have been, they just aren't as scared of admitting to them anymore, simple as that.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Islanders 5-3 (2011-12-13 21:54:15)
    Great steal by AK after Plekanec politely refused the invitation to grab the loose puck