Sap Anderson - (Sap W. Anderson)Member since October 27, 2011
Habs fan since: Birth!
Favorite current player: Travis Moen
All-time favorite player: Brian Skrudland
- Comment on Habs’ Bourque sidelined with upper-body injury (2013-12-04 14:36:20)
Very good! Known for its fish so if that's your bag go for it
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-04 12:31:06)
Thanks for the reply Certainly two sides to the coin! Anyway it's a lot of fun watching the current team, and I'm enjoying the results regardless of who is responsible. Go Habs Go!
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-04 12:29:21)
Cal I think that Gauthier the man and Gauthier the GM unfortunately are not mutually exclusive, much like Steve Jobs the man and Steve Jobs the CEO were very much intertwined. What I am trying to express is that you may be a hell of a hockey mind, but if you can't manage people you will be a rotten GM. As for the list of terrible moves from the previous regime, I sense that we will disagree strongly on some of these, but here are some examples (I don't really have the time or inclination to do extensive research at this point, only trying to have a light-hearted Habs discussion during a break in my day): - Gomez trade (obviously) - Spacek for Kaberle - Cammy trade (mismanagement and lack of proper return) - No return for numerous UFA's (Saku, Komisarek, Souray, etc...) - Hiring Jacques Martin as a coach - Failure to have any coaching prospects in the pipeline - Ribiero for Jaane Niinima (or however it's spelled... ) - The Georges Laraque experiment - The Kovalev/Carbonneau/Gainey situation I'm missing some, however the point is I feel that the bad strongly outweighed the good. Clearly, the new ownership agreed and it was a priority to replace the Gainey/Gauthier style with one more in tune with today's workplace environment
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-04 12:18:55)
Hi krob1000 I didn't mean to criticize your post or to take you to task on it, rather just state my opinion on the matter. In reading your comments, I see that we agree on a lot and disagree on some... I guess that's the privilege of being a sports fan! Personally I don't put a lot of stock in a playoff run where a goaltender stood on his head and was subsequently shipped out of town. In my humble opinion, I don't think you can build a perennial contender with the "Cinderella Team" model. Those teams don't usually fare well in the long run. However, as you say, much of the leadership comes from some of the old hats around the team, and I can't pretend I didn't enjoy watching the playoffs that year! Thanks for replying! Have a nice da Sap
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-04 11:59:01)
I see some people defending Gauthier on the comments section and debating the job Bergevin has done. In my opinion, Gauthier was a TERRIBLE General Manager. He was responsible pro scouting under Gainey, where the number of questionable trades and signings is absurdly high. Gomez trade we all know was terrible, the Kaberle acquisition was horrendous, and the list goes on and on and on and on......... For those of you who say that Bergevin has inherited the good work of Gauthier and Gainey, I think that you underestimate the impact of culture around a workplace, especially a professional sports franchise. We are lucky to have had Trevor Timmins scout and help draft some good players, but recall that a number of our draft choices were mishandled and fizzled out under the previous regime. Since being hired, Bergevin has brought in a fleet of coaches and executives to assist the prospects in their transition to the NHL, and the benefits are only beginning now to be reaped. The arrogance of Gainey and Gauthier to try and do it all by themselves is mind-boggling, and it goes without saying that morale in the locker room was terrible under that regime. So yes, Bergevin inherited players from the previous regime, but like a new executive coming in to restructure a company, he has made some necessary critical moves, and then focused on the operations and culture within the organization. For that alone, he should be commended as having done a tremendous job. He clearly manages the organization and its current players well, and I am excited to see what he will do transaction-wise to complete the picture for us of his overall ability as a GM
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-13 09:12:12)
I thought he was terrible and has been all season. He constantly bobbles the puck and never seems to be able to keep it in the offensive zone, his passes are suicide passes, and he can't hit the wide side of a barn with his shot. And don't even get me started about him in the d zone.... He's been brutal this year And before you ask, yes I watch every game and have seen all but 3 of the home games live this year from my seats in section 101
- Comment on Desharnais will be a healthy scratch against Blues (2013-11-05 12:37:11)
Word out of the Canadiens media session confirms earlier reports that the team will indeed be providing Desharnais with a booster seat as he watches the game from the press box tonight
- Comment on Markov the ‘X-Factor’ for Canadiens (2013-08-20 12:12:23)
Yes, I have and found it to be pretty good, but you're right not as good as usual. I think this was because a few of the regular staff were off. Normally it's great, but if you want to try something else go to Dunn's they are very good too
- Comment on Markov the ‘X-Factor’ for Canadiens (2013-08-20 11:28:02)
Nonsense! Schwartz's is still the best! No need to blame your weak stomach on them.. I've thrown some fancy parties with gourmet chefs and caterers on many occasions, and if there is Schwartz's present, that is the only food that gets eaten
- Comment on Carey Price sidelined with stomach flu (2013-02-16 10:06:29)
Is it just me or is Pat Hickey the most boring hockey writer alive? He reports the odd fact, sure, but never with any value added. His piece on PK is the closest I've ever seen him come to making an opinion, and it had no substance to it. Shame on you Mr Hickey shame on you!!