Dirty Frank - (Guy Robinson)Member since November 29, 2011
Habs fan since: I came out of the womb
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- Comment on Molson moves to clarify coaching move, quell language firestorm
As a Habs fan that doesn't live in Quebec, it's pretty frustrating that this is a big enough issue that there is an article about it. I speak English, and know a little French. All I care about at the end of the game is "did we get two points?". 99% of the time, interviews with coaches you get fabricated answers and cliche's when asked meaningful questions, so what is the big deal? Yes, there's heritage, and pride in Quebec's history and culture. There's no denying that, and I don't mean any disrespect but what good is that when the team doesn't win? If the team is indeed planning on limiting themselves to both French and English people in their management/coaching staff, then they are limiting themselves in the range of experience and talent that's out there. Yes we've had the greatest coaches that ever lived at some point through history which were bilingual, but there will never be another Scotty Bowman. What this team needs is a coach that nurtures and exploits players talents on the team, and uses them to the teams advantage. Guys we have Gionta, Cammalleri, Plekanec, Cole, and up and comers like DD, Patch, Subban, Eller and one of the best goalies in the league. This team should not be in contention for the 1st draft pick. This team means a lot to all of us. It sucks when they lose, and people always razz habs fans when the team doesn't play well, but something keeps us coming back. And whatever it is... is much bigger than a select few people disgusted that the INTERIM coach cannot speak French.
- Comment on Pacioretty suspended three games
The key part of the video: "The onus was on Max to make sure Letang's head was not the principal point of contact". Letang knew it was coming. Shannahan said at the end of the video that Pacioretty "recklessly targeted his head". That's his opinion, and in mine, being the biased Habs (and Pacioretty fan), to me it just looked like a poorly timed hit. I like the word onus. The onus should have been on Lucic to be aware that he was chasing down a loose puck for a potential breakaway, and that it's a fairly common thing for goalies to leave the crease and chase it down. Nope. No suspension. The onus should have been on Chara (given the fact that he has on average about 8 inches over most everyone else in the league) not target someone's head and subsequently push it into a stanchion while skating at top speed. Nope. Not even a FINE. The NHBL. National Hockey Bush-League.