HABitual Fan - (Derek Brace)Member since October 31, 2011
Habs fan since: 1958
Favorite current player: Gionta
All-time favorite player: Peter Mahovlich
"... it's still better than cheering for the Leafs!"
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 5 – Senators end Canadiens season (2013-05-09 19:04:09)
Agreed! He's the only one not wearing his Leaf jersey under those suits!
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 5 – Senators end Canadiens season (2013-05-09 18:55:22)
The HNIC pregame show makes me happy to have a mute button on the remote!!! Sickening!
- Comment on About last night … (2013-04-28 07:18:19)
That was every bit as good as a playoff win .... perhaps two!!! When Gallagher scored that dandy goal, one that reflects so well his worth ethic and keen hockey sense, I shouted so loud I scared everyone in the room! (We're visiting my senior parents this weekend .... "oops, we might have to jump start that pacemaker there Father!")
- Comment on Habs, Leafs get ready for regular-season finale (2013-04-27 06:21:58)
The playoffs definitely start tonight. A win is crucial because if they lose they have to face the Leafs on Tuesday having lost 4 of 5 and at a huge psychological disadvantage. A win also puts pressure on the Bruins to take 3 of 4 points in their last two games .... and they haven't exactly been tearing' up the league.
- Comment on Habs head off on crucial final road trip before playoffs (2013-04-23 10:20:25)
It depends upon how you define "tough". In this neck of the woods it has less to do with fighting ability and more to do with your ability to jump up when you have been knocked down.
- Comment on Habs head off on crucial final road trip before playoffs (2013-04-23 09:04:52)
I think Georges is hurt. Has anyone on that team had his head rattled as often as he? He jumps back up and keeps playing...definitely one of the toughest guys in the league.
- Comment on Liveblog: Capitals at Canadiens (2013-04-21 09:01:40)
I've been following this team for most of my 55 years and I've had my share of joy and disappointments as a Habs fan. As Ian Cobb alluded to in a post yesterday, this season has been a pleasant surprise for most of us and we were expecting more of the same as the teams ramped up for playoffs. Unfortunately, the depth of the current team is evident as we see how key injuries have unravelled them. I believe there are a few walking wounded who are pushing through but are nowhere near the top of their game. Regarding the goaltending, no one can be happy with Price's play at the moment. I have never had a lot of confidence in the lad since I saw him during the shoot out at the world juniors, but I'm pleased to see him play well and probably too critical when he fails. I've played a lot of hockey - but I'm certainly not an authority - especially when it relates to the toughest position to play, but when you shoot on a guy, you always prefer he be down. If he's on his knees he will not be able to move laterally nearly as quickly and is vulnerable up high. Price is a big guy and covers a fair bit of the net, even when he is down, but he has relied upon this technique for such a long time and no doubt his opponents try to exploit it. When he's challenging the shooter he is an imposing figure and the shots just hit him ...but he seems to be lacking confidence and is playing far too deeply these days. He's down for 90% of the goals scored on him and the guys are trying to overcompensate, which leads to more screening and more difficulty seeing the puck .... and on it goes. On a positive note, we'll see at least 4 playoff games and the D should look pretty strong in years to come.
- Comment on Liveblog: Capitals at Canadiens (2013-04-20 21:01:07)
I had enough and switched over to TSN, the Allen Cup.....Clarenville, NL and Bentley playing in Red Deer. I'm cheering for the Caribou, even though they eliminated our local Grand Falls Cats for the Herder here in Newfoundland.
- Comment on Liveblog: Capitals at Canadiens (2013-04-20 19:56:18)
Me too...I refuse to listen to the anti-Habs comments all night....I can come here for that! (but we're allowed, we're family!! :) "... it's still better than cheering for the Leafs!"
- Comment on Liveblog: Capitals at Canadiens (2013-04-20 19:32:55)
.....getting to be too common! Three shots, two goals....my grandmother could stop one in three!!!