moroccanhabfan - (Saladin)Member since February 26, 2012
Habs fan since: 2008
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy
With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on Vanek set to make Habs debut in Phoenix; Gorges returns to Montreal (2014-03-06 16:15:57)
That's the reason why I'm here UCe. :) I drove down from Vancouver with a couple friends to take advantage of good weather, phenomenal views, and everything else California has to offer. Oh yeah, and Cali happens to have three elite hockey teams. Also, at one point yesterday Corey Perry gave me eye contact for a second before firing a shot into the glass where I was sitting (had there been no glass, it would have been my face ) as a "get the hell outta the front row, hab fan" type gesture. But in all seriousness, I noticed he pays lots of attention to pleasing fans during warmups. He and Getzlaf are great for this franchise, and no wonder they don't ever want to leave orange county. And another note ... Sitting next to me was a family (parents & two daughters) who've held duck season tickets since '93 inaugural season and were going all crazy throughout the game. Yeah SoCal is not Quebec when it comes to hockey fans, but the game is growing, and the atmosphere in both LA and the OC was way more exciting what I had envisioned. Props to Bettman for helping grow the game in the South (this is coming from a bettman-hater) With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on Vanek set to make Habs debut in Phoenix; Gorges returns to Montreal (2014-03-06 13:59:52)
Hello Commentariat, I am in Southern California and watched the Habs play the Kings and Ducks so here are a few comments: - Comparing both games, it almost looks like two different teams. What a difference energy levels & commitment can make ! The boys looked gassed after that 6 hour flight and it showed in their execution. - Bourque hits really hard and seems to implicate himself more than I had thought. However it seems that he just lacks hockey IQ, not being able to know where his linemates are on the ice and not making very good decisions as a result. - I was sitting behind Hiller's goal (first row behind the glass) and with one of the first hits of the game Moen practiacally broke the glass (they needed to call a repair crew to make sure it was OK.) I almost jumped out of my seat. However can't recall seing Moen much the rest of the game. - Gallagher is a fireball. Amazing to watch him handle the puck. His hands and stickhandling ability is way underrated. You always people say "he plays with grit" and "fights for every inch" but lets be honest, if this kid wasn't so good at protecting the puck, he wouldn't be performing so well. He's got a rare mix of natural ability (he was an elite scorer in the WHL, remember?) and strong work ethic. He can stickhandle, pass, shoot, check, what can't he do ? One thing that worries me is when he skates with his head down searching for the puck. Barring injuries, this kid will become an elite scorer at the NHL level. MSL type. - PK is phenomenal. By far the smoothest skating defenseman in the league IMO. Yes, Doughty is a hell of a hockey player. But looking at his footwork there is no comparison with Subban. Subban could probably be a professional figure skater if he wanted to. Also, the strength with which he handles the puck is amazing. Its only a matter of time that he sharpens every other aspect of his game, we sometimes forget he is 24. 3 years and another Norris trophy from now, there will be no argument about who is the best D-man in the league. - Gorges is impressive. His body position, stick position, is always perfect. What a reliable guy. Its sad to see how many people (even on this site) don't see his value to the team, and continually criticize him because he can't make plays like PK can. His skating, passing, and bodycheecking are not impressive but he is never a liability either. - Vanek was ... well, I imagine he will look amazing in bleu-blanc-rouge. Go habs go ! With Subbie, Chucky & Gally... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-21 16:02:27)
Well, one thing that can make you feel better is that us West Coasters must wake up at 4am to catch the Gold medal game !!! With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on Habs call up Beaulieu, Nattinen from Hamilton (2014-01-17 18:49:18)
Stupid comment. If only you paid attention to the details. Gorges is great without the puck. Stick positioning. Body positioning. Burying the puck into the boards and killing time. PK genius. Fearless shot-blocker. Respected leader by every single one of his teammates, but yeah, I guess he's not good enough for you. Pfff With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on Brière returns to Habs lineup against Sens; Diaz a healthy scratch (2014-01-04 16:56:35)
Norway has half the same population as Finland (5m) which is half the population of Sweden, so I don't think its because of that. But perhaps Geography plays a role. Finland and Sweden are mostly flat and have thousands of lakes that freeze up in the winter, whereas Norway is mostly mountainous, which is why, as CJ said, Skiing got in the way of hockey. With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-01 01:25:34)
Let them moan all night long... With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-01 01:24:07)
Looking at this team, I can only imagine that MB would move a Centre. Can't afford to give up a LW, especially one as talented as Max Pac. In the long run, here's what our depth chart looks like: (Im only looking at NHL-ready players who are under 30, who will be on our team for the foreseable future) LW: Pacioretty, Prust C: Galchenyuk, Eller, Bournival, White, DD RW: Gallagher RD: Subban, Diaz LD: Gorges, Emelin, Tinordi, Beaulieu Basically, we have a glut at C. One of them will go. And we will get a top6 winger in return. With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-24 12:59:57)
The way I see it, you need to (1) create a big incentive to push teams to fight for a win in regulation (so that they dont just 'wait' for overtime, like we often see in today's NHL, with 2 teams that are tied not taking risks in the last few minutes to secure a point) and (2) each game, regardless of result, must hand out the same total number of points between the two teams, otherwise it really skews the league standings. Solution: 3 points for regulation win, 0 points for a regulation loss. 2 points for a OT win, 1 point for OT loss. With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 22: Canadiens stomp Wild 6-2 (2013-11-20 01:19:07)
I could see that. The guys on l'Antichambre made a good point, (Michel bergeron in particular) that if you're going to say what he said in his post-game comments, you say it before you go out and score a hat-trick. Not after you've thrown your coach, teammates and system under the bus. Im a huge fan of MaxPac, but his comments prior to the game about the team playing "too defensive" and whatnot were inappropriate, and I found that they had an eerie resemblance to Mike Cammalleri's comments that got him driven out of Montreal by the Goat. With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 22: Canadiens stomp Wild 6-2 (2013-11-19 22:26:11)
What is it with Max Pac ? He did not celebrate on his first and third goal, and didn't look all that happy thoughout the game & after the win. I wonder what's going on with him... With Subbie, Chucky & Larsy... The Future is Bright !