Jetcar70 - (C J)Member since December 3, 2011
Habs fan since: 1976
Favorite current player: Pleks
All-time favorite player: Gretzky
- Comment on Habs head off on crucial final road trip before playoffs
I'm probably alone in saying this, but I don't want to see the Leafs in the first round. Given how we have played against them this year, it doesn't strike me as a great match-up, especially considering "play off" hockey and all that comes with it.
- Comment on Happy birthday, Dickie Moore
I'd love to see another win tomorrow night! Go Habs Go!
- Comment on Gorges signs six-year contract
Good signing. I hope his play remains consistent. Good resource to have locked up long term. There will be a few more signings before then end of the season, I think.
- Comment on About last night ... with audio
Change often means instability. It doesn't always mean improvement, even though, in this case, change was meant to create stability (read: wins/cohesion amongst players) that hasn't come yet. All the chatter about politics/language is being ignored by Cunneyworth and the team. It is up to management and ownership to deal with the media and by extension, the fans. This change has an impact on the players, especially those who may have been thinking, "well, JM is gone, things should get better." It may take more than that. Cunneyworth is doing an admirable job so far, all things considered. I hope the players have the courage to look each other in the eye and see this for what it is: a real tough time, that will pass. A passage which will be aided by banding together and doing the best they can with what they currently have. It may not always be pretty, but in the end, strong teamwork is elevated exponentially by a win, or by a key player returning and being embraced in a culture of mutual loyalty and respect, a key player is elevated by rejoining a group that has been doing everything possible to "hold the line" during this period of hardship. To think that as an injured player, once returned to action, that my team would put unrealistic pressures on me to right the wayward ship is laughable. The role the healthy players can assume right now is one of "look what you are missing" and "look what we are doing despite your absence"... A role that leads by example. A role that inspires others in it's single mindedness, regardless of results. That's what professionals do. That's what winners do. That's what TEAMS do. Go Habs Go!!
- Comment on Liveblog: California split
Hope the boys can win this one today. I'm not believing that JM's job is threatened now, or anytime before his contract expires. The team will continue to deal with players (trades, draft picks, etc) as the way to correct any displeasure with their win/loss record.
- Comment on Canadiens skate in San Jose, fly to L.A., Markov still MIA
I'm not sure who is in charge of the whole Markov situation. It's the first time I've seen anything (player injury/recovery) being so muddled in the media and by the team itself. This can't be helping the room. It certainly creates a lot of confusion for everyone who follows the team. Hopefully, a clear message will come out soon, one that is agreed upon by all parties, including Markov himself. I say, take your time until you are absolutely sure. I would imagine that the organization is thinking the same thing, but it's starting to look like a soap opera when no one comes out and clearly states what is going on. Anyway, I support Markov's decision, if he is indeed the one making all the day to day decisions about whether or not to return. (with his dr's advice, of course) I can see why he would be nervous, though, he's been there once before already, and he doesn't want to go back. Good luck to Markov with the recovery, and here's to a speedy and healthy return to the game when he is ready!