Habilis - (David)Member since February 14, 2012
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Dryden
- Comment on Eller, Weaver, Allen take part in Habs’ practice (2014-12-15 15:04:01)
True. But if that's the case then it means that Katz is undermining his GM instead of just firing the guy and bringing in someone who has an actual plan. Historically, not a great way to do things.
- Comment on Eller, Weaver, Allen take part in Habs’ practice (2014-12-15 14:49:48)
So let me get this straight: The Oilers hold an unprompted press conference where they tell their fans that they plan on "staying the course". McTavish specifically states that Eakins is not the issue. Not 2 weeks later, they hold another press conference to announce that they're firing Eakins... How does the owner just sit by and watch this circus? I seriously don't get that part of it. It's not like this is some corporation running the team where you need board approval to do anything. This is one guy! Katz just sits there and watches this debacle unfold the same way year after year. It's kind of amazing. I'm a Habs fan so I really have zero rooting interest in the Oilers one way or another. But there's something about the level of ineptitude that they're displaying here. It actually bothers me to see that from a Canadian club that isn't Toronto.
- Comment on ‘Our Dinner With Jean Béliveau’ (2014-12-14 14:40:59)
I tweeted this to my legions... no no, my throngs... OK, OK, my DOZENS of followers on twitter as well. Great stuff, Mike and HabFab. Cheers guys.
- Comment on A rare Saturday night with no hockey for Habs (2014-12-13 15:26:40)
There's literally no way it doesn't go to OT. Same deal with the Loafs-Wings game tonight. Never freakin fails.
- Comment on No changes expected to Habs’ lineup against Kings (2014-12-12 12:17:39)
Brendan, Alex, Max = The BAM line?
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens lose a heartbreaker (2014-12-05 19:19:09)
Got a bad feeling about this one mes amis. Feels like one of those games where if we get scored on first, it's already over. Hate those games.
- Comment on Yvan Cournoyer heartbroken by death of “my captain” Jean Béliveau (2014-12-04 23:54:28)
What are they even going to say at this point? "Um... we done goofed. Our bad. Buy more stuff. Thanks." Honestly though, I just don't get what the current management group could have decided that warrants a press conference short of some kind of house-cleaning. These guys run the team into the ground for a solid decade, then they have a 2 day powwow and all of a sudden they have a solution? Yeah, OK. Should be entertaining in any case.
- Comment on Red Fisher remembers Jean Béliveau: a special man on and off the ice (2014-12-03 17:08:16)
My sincere thanks to the incomparable Red Fisher for that wonderful read. The aspect of Mr. Béliveau that will stay with me was his sheer presence. Being in his vicinity was being near greatness. I was born after Mr. Béliveau retired, but that meant little in this city as far as knowing about the man. Because the thing about living in Montreal is that Mr. Béliveau was just always there. He is the Habs, simple as that, but he also owned this city. I honestly can't count the number of times I've seen the man, whether it was at a game or just in passing somewhere in the city. On several occasions I was lucky enough to see him just walking down the street with his wife on his arm, the crowds parting for him like the royalty that he was, the onlookers beaming and poking their friends if they were foolish enough to be on the phone or looking the wrong way. He made everyone's day just by walking past them and smiling. Just a great man in every sense of the word. RIP Monsieur Béliveau
- Comment on Thomas Vanek and Wild up next for Canadiens (2014-12-02 20:03:09)
Loafs, Wings and Sens are all up 1-0 in their games early. Oh, and the Bolts are playing the Sabres. Awesome. This division should be renamed to Thunderdome. Which reminds me, I took a look at the Bolts' upcoming schedule. Goes like this: @ Sabres (tonight) Sabres Blue Jackets Caps Canes @ Caps I have a sinking feeling that we (and everyone else) will be chasing them for the rest of the season after that stretch. They could very well run away with the division in the next 2 weeks.
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Another day at the office for Canadiens’ Gallagher (2014-11-30 15:04:26)