habsfan1993 - (Geoff)

Member since March 11, 2008

Roanoke, VA

Habs fan since: 1992
Favorite current player: Koivu
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"Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."

Recent Comments

  • Comment on AUDIO: Former Habs captain Saku Koivu announces his retirement (2014-09-10 11:39:00)
    Congratulations on a marvelous career. You were an inspiration to me when I had to overcome a debilitating injury. You always amazed me with your professionalism, whether it was talking down Sergei Kostitsyn when his brother had been injured by a dirty hit, or when you addressed the media immediately after a BS penalty that delivered a Leafs win on a silver platter. Or when you scored the first goal of a game and showed an inordinate amount of emotion--until I realized that the reason you were so excited was that you wanted to score that goal for the deaf boy who had just sung the National Anthem. You were the hero Montreal needed, even when it didn't deserve you. I have two wishes: that you had been able to retire a Montreal Canadien, and that you had been able to win the Cup with the Habs. But you showed us that there are even more important things. The highlights I mentioned were about more than just putting the puck in the net. (However, I must point out that it was you who scored the deciding goal in the 6-5 comeback win against the Rangers on February 19th, 2008.) For everything you did, thank you. Have a wonderful retirement. With best wishes, GW (KK) "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Clearing up the Habs’ TV picture (2014-09-04 15:00:23)
    Hopefully not. Center Ice refuses to carry the Habs home broadcasts, as they were all in French, and Center Ice is run by jingoistic, xenophobic, racist jerks. So I have had to watch the other team's broadcasts for years now. Had to endure Rick Jeanerette and Jack Edwards. Enough. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Clearing up the Habs’ TV picture (2014-09-04 13:00:23)
    Thanks for the clarification. Now, what about us US viewers? ;-) "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 15:18:18)
    I'd trade Pacioretty pdq if I were the GM. He was BS in the playoffs. We need a closer. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 13:17:59)
    The trick is knowing the difference. This team's management has consistently shown no ability on that score. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 13:10:55)
    I am fascinated by the people who think only in terms of "salary dump" or "addition by subtraction." Sometimes you have to pull out the checkbook for the to-tier players. Otherwise you keep being the team who trades Ribeiro for Niiniimaa, or signs Sergei Samsonov. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 12:47:18)
    No need to guess. PK is asking 8.5M per. And yes, I'd get it done. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 12:36:06)
    I'd like to point out that the Habs also alienated Josh Gorges and got a crap deal because of it earlier this summer. Seems to be Standard Operating Procedure at this point. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 12:30:21)
    I agree with the sentiment that throwing money around willy-nilly is bad. But there are good big-money contracts as well. The problem is, Habs management seems to have the former mindset: all big-money contracts are bad. As they say, a cynic knows the cost of everything, and the value of nothing. Seems to fit what we've seen. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 12:28:18)
    This seems pretty accurate and credible. Arbitration hearings are not pleasant. Each side is basically pitted against each other in a fault-finding, mud-slinging argument that is very hurtful for everyone involved. The chances of getting a good, long-term contract done are far less than they were at 7 AM this morning. Nice job, Bergevin. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."