Habilis - (David)Member since February 14, 2012
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Dryden
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 16:43:52)
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 16:42:47)
You dare to disparage Bob Cole? You must be young because nobody who remembers hearing this live would ever utter a bad word about the man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=948V9fRFyOg "And now a 24th Stanley Cup banner will hang from the rafters of the famous Forum in Montreal. THE CANADIENS WIN THE STANLEY CUP!" I still get goosebumps. That dude gets a lifetime pass from me.
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 16:19:03)
Thank you. So basically, if you live in the Montreal area and want to see 82 + playoffs, you need RDS and TVA or RDS and CBC/Sportsnet/City. TVA is kind of redundant unless you really want to watch in French.
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 16:03:35)
Not a fan of this whole different networks deal. I have been a die hard RDS guy for a while now. I like the consistency of having the same guys for every game. Now I will be forced to choose between TVA or CBC for 22 games plus the playoffs. Bleh. On that note, does anyone have any inkling as to who the play-by-play guy will be for TVA? I haven't seen anything. If it's the same guy who does/did the French radio broadcasts for the past few years, I might be less annoyed by all of this. I don't even know the dude's name but he is truly amazing. At least that would give me a viable alternative to whatever leaf-blowing crew the CBC trots out.
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 15:53:45)
You definitely need RDS. Then you need at least one of TVA or CBC because those two stations will be broadcasting the exact same slate of Habs games, as I understand it. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on that.
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 13:25:14)
It's also a matter of depth. Let us not forget that at least 1 of the D will go down for an extended (3 weeks plus) period of time, it's inevitable. And that's figuring on the conservative side. It could just as easily be 2 or 3 regulars down for weeks at a time. The kids will get their shot to prove they belong, one way or another. Personally, I really like the fact that our D depth is chalk full of young guns. It will make the battles for spots that much more intense. I agree with Forum Dog about the team carrying 7 D. I actually think that's the hold up with regards to re-signing Cube. I think (also hope) that MB has made it clear to Bouillon that if he does come back, it will be in an emergency player/mentor role, basically the designated press box D unless someone blows a tire in warm-ups. This would allow whoever doesn't stick among the kids (Tinordi and Pateryn, IMHO) to go down and play first pair minutes in Hamilton. It would also explain why Bouillon hasn't signed yet, as we do know they've talked. He could be waiting for a better offer from a less talented team if he still wants to play regularly.
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-15 17:59:12)
BREAKING: P.K. will be doing the Ice Bucket Challenge live on TV in a few minutes... with a dump truck. http://www.citynews.ca/live/ You should watch.
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-15 17:53:02)
http://t.co/ousk7BLMNk Pretty weak by Gally as far as the challenge goes. Was there even ice in there? On another note, LOOK AT HOW JACKED HE IS! He's like a Mini-Hulk. Can't wait to watch him play again. I think/hope he takes yet another huge step this season. Is it September yet?
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-15 13:18:35)
That is my exact list as well. I found the Kopitar over Bergeron choice to be the toughest, Duschene over Hall a very close 2nd. Price over Quick was easy. But yeah, obviously I'm biased on that one.
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-15 13:05:52)
Ha! I thought I played Scrabble until I read that article. Now I realize that he plays Scrabble, I just try to play. I mean, "chlorodyne"? Really? My spell check doesn't even recognize that as a word. If someone I was playing laid that down, I'd probably just laugh. Laugh and lose. ;) Thanks for the link.