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 Liveblog: Game 35 – Again, too little too late as Panthers win 2-1 (2013-12-15 19:26:48)
    No, because he doesn't bother trying to make those saves. He prefers to wave his arms and be exasperated at his teammates. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 35 – Again, too little too late as Panthers win 2-1 (2013-12-15 19:02:45)
    Carey Price doesn't make that save. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Would hockey fans forgive and forget another lockout? (2012-08-16 12:36:11)
    Much more than I care about the NHL, more even than I care about the Habs, I care about the Stanley Cup. It is unimaginable that we went a year without it being awarded in 2005. I cannot fathom this happening again. The Stanley Cup does not belong to the NHL. The NHL is merely borrowing it from Lord Stanley's heirs. What needs to happen is for the people who actually own the Cup to say that if the NHL refuses to let its players play, they (the owners) will take the Cup back and award it to someone else. Take your pick: the AHL Calder Cup winners also get the Stanley Cup, or the Swedish elite league, or the KHL victors, or some showdown of all of several top-tier national champions. I don't care who. But the NHL must lose the right to award the Cup, and perhaps not ever get it back. "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Update: No. 11 back with Habs – on Scott Gomez (2010-07-02 18:15:39)

    By golly, you're right. Pretty similar stats:

    Saku Koivu had 19 G, 33 A, and was a plus 14 last year with the Ducks; the previous year with the Habs he had 16 G, 34 A, and was a +4.
    Meanwhile,
    Scott Gomez had 12 G, 47 A, and was a +1 last year with Montreal.
    Too bad Gomez comes with a price tag more than three times bigger than Koivu, with one-tenth the leadership.
    It's not just the number thing: it's the fact that Gomez sucks. And while no one has yet to succeed Koivu as captain, this jerk has the temerity to take his number.
    And NO, I am under no illusion that the Habs will, or ought to, retire Koivu's sweater.
    Imagine if someone had taken #33 in 1998. No one thought the Habs would retire the jersey back then, and there was no illusion about Roy coming back. But it was a faux pas back then, and it is today.
    "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."
  • Comment on Update: No. 11 back with Habs – on Scott Gomez (2010-07-02 11:16:23)

    Amen. 

    "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."

  • Comment on Update: No. 11 back with Habs – on Scott Gomez (2010-07-02 11:15:13)

    No, the insult is that Gomez essentially replaced Koivu, at roughly the same production, three times the salary, and one-tenth the leadership. The jersey number thing only brings the fact that he was a direct replacement into sharp relief. 

    And all this talk on the boards about how there's no money? We'd have five million extra dollars were it not for Gomez. 

     

    "Just because you are wearing a new Maple Leafs sweater, does not mean you make the rules around here, young man."