croozer - (Habs Fan)Member since November 1, 2011
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- Comment on Saku, Gainey back in NHL picture
Harsh - but not wrong Cal. MacLean is a decent guy and harmless but he's been at this too long. Hockey is HIS life but that doesn't mean that hockey IS life. He's not the only one - golf, baseball, football - you name a sport- and there's some broadcaster turned "essayist" presenting it as a metaphor for life itself with soft music and sunsets in the background.
- Comment on Rangers-Caps will go at least six games
Today on TV sports: PGA golf NASCAR NBA playoffs NHL comes in 4th so we're lucky to get anything.
- Comment on More on the Bergevin hiring
Bergevin seems like a good choice. Lots of enthusiasm and passion. I also like that Cunneyworth is being treated with respect - it seems like Molson understands that recently, the Habs haven't always been the class organization they need to be. Sendiing Cammi the game sweater was a good move too. Vigneault as coach works. I'd LOVE to see Big Bird working with the young defencemen. Roy has the passion but the Montreal media would just make a sport out of getting him to explode. Other than that - let's just get a room full of guys committed to the team and each other. The kind of room where NO ONE would even THINK about doing the Radulov/Kostitsyn brain cramp. And do NOT give PK or Price mega money. Sure - they should be getting very good money but let them show us they can carry the team deep in the playoffs before they get the 'untouchable franchise player' type cash.
- Comment on Habs GM search: What we know
agree on the GM team concept - no one guy will be good at everything. Drafting/trades/working the cap/dealing with media etc Put a team together that covers all the bases . McGuire is an example - good knowledge of current NHL rosters and a burning passion for the game - but too excitable for the top job - great choice for assistant. Brisbois is supposed to be a cap genius - also good - probably good for the top job. With two francophones you could even afford to add non-francophones to the team if they had expertise you needed.
- Comment on Goodbye Canadiens players, hello draft choice
Sorry. No Iggy. Too old, too expensive and too comfortable in Calgary. He had his chance at the deadline to waive his NTC and go to a contender which may have brought good returns back to Flames but he didn't do it. Sundin was the same - could have left Toronto for a shot at the Cup but figured it wasn't worth the upheaval in his personal life.
- Comment on Video from the last morning in Brossard
Agreed RGM Why take a chance on bringing in a guy to be THE GUY and he might not even want to be here? We have good homegrown stars-in-the-making like Price & Subban. Now we have a chance to grow our own star forward.
- Comment on Sunday CH videos
It's like Toronto - high priced- lower bowl tickets are mostly corporate or scalped. Seats are sold but empty half the time. Announced attendance usually refers to seats sold - not the turnstile count. Tv Cameras rarely show the upper cheap seats , which are usually filled.