Habilis - (David)

Member since February 14, 2012


Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Dryden


Recent Comments

  • Comment on Sharks vs. Canadiens preview: Habs’ Subban fined again for diving (2015-03-20 23:31:43)
    I'm not even ashamed to admit that I'm terrified of this exact scenario. If freaking Hammond beats Price in a series, we will NEVER hear the end of it. Never. I honestly don't think it will happen though because the Rangers are going to take the East unless they derail sometime soon. They just don't lose anymore. I'll still raise you though: The disaster you described could conceivably take place a couple of weeks after the Bruins win the lottery. Annnnd I just threw up in my mouth a little thinking about it.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-15 15:40:11)
    Good post. Truly hope you're right.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-15 15:39:23)
    I know it does, and I'm honestly not a huge stats guy. I look at them, I'm interested in where they're heading, but I do not think they should the the ultimate measure. They're a tool, and a good one, but still one part of a much bigger whole. That being said, my eye test simply lines up with the stats in this case. I see the team dumping the puck every night and I see the power play just continue to be a train wreck game after game. Nothing changes except the personnel. It just seems to me like he's unable to tailor a system around his players. Instead he seems to spend his time trying to mash round pegs into square holes. I'm just not a fan of that.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-15 15:25:54)
    It wasn't an absolute commandment, just my opinion. I get your points though. I don't doubt that the players like him. It's very hard not to like a coach when the team is winning this much. Doesn't make him a good coach. No I don't think this team would be in a better position with a better coach. But I do think that the wins would look better on the whole with a more effective system and that the losses would be the exceptions from the norm. We've won a lot of games while being the inferior team everywhere but in goal. If Therrien Puck takes us to the promised land, I will humbly admit that I was wrong and will be very happy to do so. Because while I believe that the team's current success is due mostly to Price, I know that even he isn't enough to win 16 playoff games. I'm well aware of how ridiculous that all sounds, btw. Who complains about how the team wins? Usually not me. But we have something this season with Price that comes around very rarely. And I have a sinking feeling that we're gonna blow it with a 1st or 2nd round exit because we can't score a goal. And yeah, I would blame the coach in that case because this roster just seems too talented for that, IMHO.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-15 14:38:07)
    Confused as to how any of us (I include myself) can vote "no" in the poll? Read this (objectively): http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/25107259/can-michel-therrien-hockey-lead-to-a-stanley-cup-for-the-canadiens It's not just a "now" problem, it's a perpetual problem that has followed MT his entire career. He refuses to adapt. The man is just over his head at the NHL level, he always has been. We win games despite him, not because of him. As always in matters such as these, I really, really want to be wrong. But I just have yet to see anything to convince me otherwise.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-13 01:02:31)
    In a perfect world, I agree with Mr. Boone that it's too early to panic. But in that perfect world, Mike Babcock is coaching the Habs and maximizing every ounce of talent available with an optimal lineup and a system that compliments the teams top players. Slumps would still happen, the team would get outplayed some nights. But those would be blips, not frighteningly common (with most ending in wins anyhow because Price). But we have Michel Therrien. Try as I might, I just cannot see us winning anything of consequence with this man behind the bench. I don't feel like this is a blip with him, I feel like this is just how he coaches. Dump-in after dump-in, failed power play after... you get it. So, I panic early now. But it's not real panic. More like frustration boiling over because one of the savviest GMs in the league doesn't seem to see the problem. This team (the skaters, I mean) is better than this. There's real talent here, and it's being wasted. That wouldn't be so terrible if that's all it was. But we have a goalie playing at a level few have ever even reached before. Wasting that will be the real shame in the end.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-11 01:14:14)
    The only way we play Tampa in the 1st round is if Detroit passes both teams. Unlikely. So there's that, I guess. It doesn't really matter though. Even if we get through Detroit/Boston/Florida, Tampa will be sitting and waiting for us in round 2. They're not losing to any of those teams. I just don't see us beating them 4 of 7. I know that the season series means squat and I know about Carey Price, but they utterly dominated every inch of the ice outside of Carey's crease. The worst part? The disparity grew as the game went on. We were just slightly outplayed in the 1st, thoroughly so in the 2nd and completely lambasted in the 3rd/OT. How do you even begin to fix that if you have to play that team again tomorrow?
  • Comment on Jack Todd: Canadiens could win the Stanley Cup (2015-03-01 13:47:51)
    Amen. Rooting for you, HiS.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-02-25 12:54:05)
    I'll be alright. It is indeed my dog in a Habs hat. I must be missing the optical illusion, cuz I have no clue how you got to false teeth. I laughed though. Cheers.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-02-25 12:35:21)
    Imma rant. I just don't understand why the Loafs get to have their own P.R. guy on the TSN staff. Okay, strike that last. I DO understand why, but I don't bloody like it. Dreger has become such a joke. I don't know if y'all caught this, but a few days back he was talking about how Lupul had just played a great game. A (1) great game. He was saying that some pro scouts have short memories and might see that as a reason to acquire Lupul for a Cup run. Joffrey Lupul! The guy can't play 10 games in a row and a contender is going to trade for him in preparation for the toughest 3 months of hockey on the planet... Yeah, I'm sure there are plenty of pro scouts who basically do the exact opposite of their job description and evaluate players based on one game and nothing else. Makes sense. I don't know what's worse: The fact that Dreger gets paid to report this propaganda, or the fact that TSN serves it up as "insider info".