Bim - (Beamer)Member since November 9, 2011
Habs fan since: 1958
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 07:12:42)
Good news is MB didn't overpay for anyone but I'm on the fence about how well they'll do next season. Their team will look a lot different for sure but it appears to me that MB is counting on a lot of their prospects to step up and make the NHL next season. Sure hope he's right and if not it'll be along winter. I like the suggestion on here about Tommy Pleks to Edmonton. I for one have always thought Yakopov belongs here and believe it will happen before training camp.
- Comment on Habs select Russian forward Scherbak with first-round pick (2014-06-27 23:00:24)
Well I certainly am not enthused about coverage by Rogers next season. I am not a big Rogers fan to begin with...too expensive! More time to spend with my wife next season. The way I see it I will be stuck watching a whole lot of teams I am not the least interested in. Boring!
- Comment on Habs select Russian forward Scherbak with first-round pick (2014-06-27 22:43:47)
I must say this deal with Sportsnet just sucks!I have now dropped my subscription with RDS because of no more Habs games. Come on NHL take a look around instead of out your window in downtown Manhattan. Yes Quebec is indeed part of Canada and their best team deserves some respect. What a terrible decision!
- Comment on Habs select Russian forward Scherbak with first-round pick (2014-06-27 22:37:25)
Despite the worst plus/minus in the NHL I think you will see Nail Yakopov in a Habs uni and as early as this year. He'll work well with Alex G. and even this new kid somewhere down the road. Don't think it would take much either given the way Yak played this year. Prospects maybe. This new kid speaks very well and could be a good one. Good choice MB!
- Comment on (AUDIO) Habs sign Markov to three-year contract; Burns named to Hall of Fame (2014-06-23 21:22:28)
Congrats to Bettman and Sportsnet. Together they have successfully succeeded in screwing up Canadiens broadcasts outside Quebec and the East. This puts Canadian TV back 50 years. It doesn't surprise me though because this stupid decision was okayed by an American. I'm canceling my RDS subscription tomorrow and absolutely will not be subscribing to the ridiculously expensive Centre Ice package. Looks like a long winter ahead being stuck with the loser Leafs.
- Comment on Markov looking for three-year, $18-million deal: report (2014-06-16 22:35:52)
Just reading Markov's asking price and I have to say it's remarkably high. Given a guy his age and how tired he looked in the playoffs and not great frankly, I think we can say goodbye to him. A contract offer of more in the neighborhood of $1 mil per is realistic. He no longer can play the minutes he did in the playoffs and be effective, particularly with Tinordi and Beaulieu being a lot younger. Thankyou for your service Andrei. Perhaps someday you will make a good coach.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 09:18:51)
It was a great try. The guys worked hard but it wasn't meant to be. They will have quite a different team next year, one without the likes on Markov, Gionta, Vanek etc. Time for the young guys now. Beaulieu, Tinordi, McCarron (unfortunately I can't see Louis LeBlanc there, he'll be traded). There'll be lots of trades this summer. On that subject have a good one!
- Comment on About last night … (2014-05-26 09:26:47)
Now that its almost over ever thought about this team next year? Habs have 10 UFA's. Vanek 30 7.1 (good luck and good bye), Markov 35 5.7 (one last hurrah, maybe another year), Gionta 35 5.0 (thanks for coming), Dubnyk 28 3.5 (really? 3.5? really? $750,000 if he stays), Murray 34 1.5 (the guy has little else to offer except he's tough and that's needed), Frankie Boo 38 1.5 (sorry Frankie but its over), Mike Weaver 36 1.1 (really like this guy a lot but he's 36..what to do?), George Parros 34 $937,500 (hardly plays and when he can he gets injured, time to pack it in), Mike Blunden 27 $550,000 (career AHLer), Nick Tarnasky 29 $550,000 (same as Blunden but could become team thug replacing Parros). Then there's Peter Budaj making 1.4 per. Well we know where he's headed now after Dustin's work. Canadiens will have about 34 mil to spend this summer after the cap goes up provided they don't trade anyone like Travis Moen for example which would increase that even further. Team is going to look a lot different next year and I hope the kids are ready. If not its going to be a long winter. The UFA pool looks pretty dismal so not much help there. Enjoy your summer.
- Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 4 – St. Louis scores in OT, pushes Canadiens to the brink (2014-05-26 07:16:41)
The fat lady is singing so loudly now its deafening! And what was with all the breakaways? You'd think with an untested goalie in there Habs would tighten up but oh no not this group they just threw in the towel and didn't compete. Thomas Vanek no where to be found. Did someone kid nap the guy? Good luck with that contract next year Thomas and thanks for coming! Zero compete on a big stage..good luck with that! Two guys definitely not coming back next year..Vanek and Buds. Hope MB goes shopping for a real sniper..one who competes.
- Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 4 – St. Louis scores in OT, pushes Canadiens to the brink (2014-05-25 22:08:40)
Ya and I'm sure the jerks never made a comment about the Rags running Habs goalie's all night!