Gazza Strip - (Gary Nason)Member since January 22, 2012
Charters Settlement N.B
Habs fan since: 70s
Favorite current player: Brendan Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Guy LaFleur
- Comment on Habs’ Therrien faces heat while Guy Boucher takes coaching job in Switzerland (2014-01-27 13:31:28)
Our fans soil their pants when we suck for a week, 2weeks, or a month. Don't want to hang around to see what would come out of being at the bottom of the league for a few years in a row. For every Pittsburgh that got Crosby and Malkin for two years of suckitude, there is an Edmonton or Buffalo who has had awful results for several years with not much but high hopes. Being smart at finding treasures deaper in the draft ( Gallagher ) is every bit as important as high draft picks. ( Leblanc ) I'll still take winning and I think that most of us would prefer that too. We are just soooo frustrated right now that we are all banging our heads.
- Comment on Habs’ Therrien faces heat while Guy Boucher takes coaching job in Switzerland (2014-01-27 13:14:20)
First post of the season. Still like to read the comments of those who love to bash or cheer on the team but as we all know, the past weeks have been most difficult. Just a few points to pass along from the East Coast. First: The best way to watch the games is to PVR and begin an hour or so after the start. I watch the game until we begin to lose, then just start fast forwarding until we get back in the game. The last few games saw me essentially just flying through the second and third periods. No goals or even fights to require me to go back and watch again. Really a time saver and lessens the frustration. Second: To those who think we should start to tank. Really? The team might not be playing their backsides off for MT but they are still pros and I still want them to win every game. I'll take a trip to the playoffs with an early exit to no trip any time. It wasn't that long ago that we went into the playoffs with little hope but a goalie got hot, some shots went in, and before we knew it, we went three rounds. The key here is how you are playing as you get there, more so than how we are playing now. Third: From watching CH24, it seems to me that Gerard Gallant is the best communicator in the dressing room and on the bench. If MT is let go, I'd like to see him get a shot if no real upgrade is available. Cheers
- Comment on Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champs (2013-06-25 09:25:37)
For anyone who has ever attended a game in Boston wearing Habs gear, you know what I am saying when I say their fans are very tough on the Habs and Hab's fans. Most do so with good spirit but some are down right ignorant. The first rule of being a Hab's fan in my book is that you always cheer against Boston. Why? Because as much as we dislike the Bruins, they hate us and our team twice as much.
- Comment on GM Bergevin to hold press conference on Monday (2013-05-11 08:41:21)
Greetings from down East. My post mortem on this season will be brief. Had a great time watching the team make a comeback from the depths of hockey Hell. With new leadership at the top, I truly feel they will continue to improve. What to do next? Untouchables: Gally Chucky Pk Prust Eller Perfer to keep but not essential: Trade if you can get bigger, meaner, tougher, better. Max Pac Emelin Price Bourque Pleks Unload the rest for whatever you can get: Everyone who's left (not including kids on the farm) Not trying to stir up crap with this but WE HAVE TO GET BIGGER. Time to stop saying it. It's time to start doing it. BTW, I really appreciate coming to this site to read the thoughts of everyone who posts. (Including Timo and those who are not afraid to make things spicy.) Imagine how boring it would be if it were all just people like me who usually just look to the positive. Even though I rarely make posts myself, I read daily. The playoffs are not as much fun to watch once our guys are gone but I always pull for Canadian teams. While I don't think either Toronto or Ottawa will do it this year, who knows for sure? That's what makes NHL playoff hockey so much fun to watch. Cheers
- Comment on About last night … (2013-04-24 15:20:38)
Wouldn't bet the farm that the Habs will win any series during the playoffs but I wouldn't bet against it either. Certainly would prefer to see them come up with 60 minutes of hockey over the next two games. If they are firing on all cylinders then we have a chance. If we get slow starts or poor goal tending then it might be short and not so sweet. Either way doubt it matters with Pittsburgh playing so well. If they get their studs back, they will be unbeatable. Of course, Chicago may have something to say about that too. Either way, it's been a fun season, and the playoffs should continue to be interesting hockey. Cheers
- Comment on Budaj will start in goal against Penguins (2013-04-17 11:19:25)
Haven't made many comments of late but feel compelled to remind everyone that we are still having a much better year than any of us expected when the season began. The problem with the success we've had so far is that it got us very excited about visions of Lord Stanley coming back to town in the near future. Well, that may still be the case, but anyone who has ever played sports knows that sometimes a team goes into a funk. Sometimes it's bad bounces, sometimes it's playing against a hungrier team, etc. The only thing I can say is that I've had a great year watching the games and while it might have been nice to get some help at the trade deadline, we didn't and we have what we have. That is a hard working young team with a chance to get very good over the next few years. Pittsburgh didn't get Crosby and Malkin because they were great. They got them because they sucked for a few years in a row. We only had to endure one year of suckage before we climbed back into the mix. Hell, Toronto... you don't need me to continue do you? Let's just enjoy the good, don't jump off the bridge when we lose, and forget about the games against Philly and Toronto. I really hope and expect a much better effort against Pittsburgh tonight but if not, I won't crap on everyone with a CH on their chest. And yes, my glass is always half full. Sometimes with optimism too. Cheers
- Comment on Liveblog: Hurricanes at Canadiens (2013-04-01 20:14:04)
That's it. Just charged my favorite current player to Brendan Gallagher.
- Comment on Battle in Beantown tonight; Price in net again (2013-03-27 13:26:23)
I expect fans to be biased, and to a certain extent I can see reporters doing so as well, but the article I saw looks like it was written by Julien himself.
- Comment on Battle in Beantown tonight; Price in net again (2013-03-27 11:32:51)
Just read a story on Boston Globe where the so called reporter rips into the Habs again for diving last game and expecting the same tonight. Was probably the most biased and unprofessional newspaper story I've ever seen. Nothing like throwing BS on an already stoked fire. Man I hope we beat that team tonight. Go Habs.
- Comment on Subban back in the spotlight again; Halpern claimed off waivers (2013-03-23 08:10:21)
When I was at the Boston game earlier in the month the crowd was on PK all night. Some of that is no doubt the color of the jersey he was wearing, part of it was that his abilities scare the crap out of them. I can't help but wonder how much of that is related to the color of his skin. I also wonder what Malcom is thinking when he hears that type of reaction? Things are interesting now, imagine what they will be like when he reaches the show and PK is firing lazers at little brother wearing the enemy colors. And for a non hockey thought, if anyone is looking for some absolute great new rock, check out the new effort by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. The album is called Sound City and it is a gem, just like PK Subban.