habsfaninphx - (duane ackley)

Member since February 27, 2012

Phoenix,az

Habs fan since: 1965
Favorite current player: p k subban
All-time favorite player: doug harvey

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  • Comment on About last night … (2014-03-19 09:16:16)
    The "Down with D.D." club always points to the fact that he gets the best wingers to play with. I wonder if maybe they're the best wingers because they're playing with him? I didn't have an opportunity to see the game last night, it was on too early out here. There were alot of comments yesterday that Galchenyuk should be given the opportunites MacKinnon is getting. Do they look comparable skill-wise? Is MacKinnon more talented at this stage of his career or are the Habs a deeper team?
  • Comment on St. Patrick’s Day at Bell Centre; Habs send Bournival to Hamilton for conditioning (2014-03-18 11:10:48)
    I grew up in Rochester NY in the 60s. The Amerks won three Calder Cups in four years back then. We were a farm team of Toronto of course. Only makes sense I'd be a Habs fan.
  • Comment on St. Patrick’s Day at Bell Centre; Habs send Bournival to Hamilton for conditioning (2014-03-18 10:28:52)
    She grew up, had a child and named him Zdeno.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 69 – Canadiens skunk Sabres, complete winning weekend (2014-03-17 08:57:55)
    Interesting - I've never heard it that way before. I've always heard that Campbell was on the phone apologizing to Storey before the newspapers even came out, saying he'd been taken out of context. And that Conn Smythe and others begged Story to come back. Thanks for sharing.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 69 – Canadiens skunk Sabres, complete winning weekend (2014-03-16 22:12:01)
    I'm guessing you're not really a Habs fan. I was trying to track down your comment from last night about Red Storey being fired rather than quitting. Where did you find that because everything I've ever seen disagrees with you. I tried googling it after reading your post and couldn't find anything. Do you have a source for it?
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-03-07 10:27:44)
    It does get a little warm here in the summer though. The only outdoor classics here in July are in water polo.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-03-07 10:25:34)
    I have never seen Pleks give less than his best. He may not always get the desired result but tired or fresh he always gives you everything he has. I don't think I've ever seen him loaf or heard him complain either. Gionta looked tired when he wasn't near the puck. I love PK, his puck handling and constant energy really stood out. He is a special player and I hope they get him signed soon. I think it could be tough playing with him at times though. When he gets the puck and you work up a full head of steam and then he circles back and you have to start over and wait to see what he's going to do . . . Still a future superstar.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-03-07 08:31:17)
    I was fortunate to get to the game last night. The Habs need to come to Phoenix more than once every two years. I think MT was hoping a fresh Budaj would steal one for a very tired team. He made a few really good saves but didn't look sharp on anything above the waist. I was really impressed by Tinordi. When I watch on TV I can't see what happens away from the play but Tinordi was very solid, usually in the right place and covered for PK very well. The two of them looked pretty good together. Markov played very well, Emelin took the body a few times and Murray was another one who played well positionally, including pinching in a few times to keep the play going. DDs line was high energy all night, edge of my seat when they were on the ice. Eller impressed me several times by making great plays to come up with the puck, only to throw it away or lose it. I watched for Vanek and Weaver but didn't really notice them most of the time. A little soon to expect much I think. Overall, they just looked like a tired team, especially in the third period. Also had a chance to meet several people from Montreal during the day. Very nice people, great passion for hockey. None of them had ever heard of HIO though. Must not be true fans.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-03-06 08:14:49)
    I have my tix for the game tonight. Been waiting two years for it. Will be even better to see Vanek's debut. When considering attendance remember there are probably ten spring training games going on today where people just hang out in 70 degree sunshine all afternoon. Also the Suns play OKC here tonight so there's alot of competition for the sports dollar. I sure wish Price would play tonight though.
  • Comment on Therrien shakes up Habs’ lines again at practice (2013-12-14 08:43:10)
    We just need to be patient with MB. His plan is right on track and MT is the perfect coach to develop and prepare the players to win the Cup. Only two things could derail the plan. 1. Pittsburgh winning the cup. 2. Uh . . .anyone know if Bylsma speaks french?