Mustang - (Wayne Maybury)Member since January 11, 2012
St. Hubert, QC
Habs fan since: mid 50's
Favorite current player:
All-time favorite player: Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur, Boom-Boom Geffrion
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 37 – Canadiens at St. Louis (2013-12-19 16:53:56)
First? EDIT, I'll have to settle for 2nd.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-18 13:56:31)
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-18 13:53:21)
That statement isn't Kosher.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-18 13:37:17)
What about Racicot? The poor guy had the worst nick-name ever.
- Comment on Tired Habs take a break to visit sick kids in hospitals (2013-12-17 09:48:25)
Valid points. We must also remember that from a business point-of-view, the habs are doing very well with every game sold out.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-13 09:32:32)
Price tends to play "square" to the puck more often than just about any other goalie I have seen. Just look at how many shots he stops with his mid section. His anticipation of where the shot is going to be is remarkable. Obviously he can't be right all of the time as you managed to point out.
- Comment on CTV’s Brian Wilde this week’s guest on HI/O Show (2013-12-12 09:03:30)
Cal, I used to ref some garage league games on nights when I wasn't playing. I basically did this for conditioning and to improve my skating since I was a goaltender. I gave some thought to trying to ref some games for minor hockey but quickly changed my mind after watching a few games where 14 and 15 year olds concentrated far more on hitting than they did on anything else. The parents were screaming at the refs like idiots for every perceived injustice. I figured that I would have lasted about 5 minutes as a ref before every parent in the arena would want to kill me. Kids in minor hockey should be learning how to skate, how to play the game, how to compete, and how to get along as a member of a team. Part of the problem is that just about every parent thinls that Johnney is going to be the next NHL star, and of course that is not the case.
- Comment on CTV’s Brian Wilde this week’s guest on HI/O Show (2013-12-12 08:49:29)
The worst part is that size is not as important in the regular season as it is in the playoffs. Smaller faster players have more room to move and perform during the regular season when the refs tend to make more interference calls. During the playoffs, the bigger players can wear down a small team by clutching, grabbing, slashing, and banging while the refs seem to use a different set of rules.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-11 11:53:21)
I, for one, feel that the NHL refs are very inconsistant. Last night a player was standing on the blue paint well behind Price when a goal was scored and allowed to stand. A week ago a player was just partly on the blue paint, not even close to Price when a goal was scored but disallowed. You can have all the rules you want but until there is some sort of consistency in the way the refs make their calls, little will change. I would like to see a clear set of rules applied on a consistant basis as to what players can, and cannot, do in and around the crease. My feeling is that an opposing player cannot enter ther crease unless the puck is already there. Even then he should not be allowed to interfere with the goaltender. As far as the goalies go, they should be allowed to go anywhere they want (no stupid trapezoid) outside their crease and play the puck. However, when a goalie is outside his crease and he is playing the puck, he should be just like any other player and therefore be physically involved in the play. That is, he is out of his crease and playing the puck, he should be prepared to be checked.
- Comment on Habs vs. Kings could be a defensive battle (2013-12-10 14:10:01)
It looks like many of the experts that populate this site have put away their tar & feathers, hanging nooses, and whatever else they were going to use on Therrien and Bergevin 3 or 4 weeks ago. At that time these experts also wanted to trade at least half of the team. It is amazing how people change their minds when the team goes on a winning streak.