strunzo - (Tony Levitra)Member since February 28, 2012
Habs fan since: 1944
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Maurice Richard
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 73 – Budaj brilliant, Galchenyuk’s Shootout goal beats Bruins (2014-03-25 13:42:10)
Watched the game on NBC. Pierre Mcguire has obviously renounced his Canadian Citizenship. He constantly praised the Bruins, had very little good to say about any of the Canadiens. He was definitely sucking pond scum. Gord Millar did the play-by-play and when he is on TSN he is as fair and unbiased as can be. Put him on NBC and he "sucks up" to the US Teams. Mike Milbury is a US based team thumper but I can understand that but you Pierre? I am in Florida for the winter and I have the NHL Network. Unless it is two Canadian Teams playing, we get the US Feed. The worst are Boston announcers (Bob Errey) Tampa (The Chief whatever his name is an ex goalie) Buffalo, Islanders with Chico Resch, they are completely biased. Sometimes I have to push the mute button. Detroit with Mickey Redmond constantly making fun of French People speaking English, and then they show a clip of Houde of RDS announcing the game and saying how unbiased these French announcers are by being as excited when the opposition scores a goal as when the Home Team Canadians do. Last but not least, Bob Cole tries to he fair but every once in a while, his love the the Leafs shows through.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 56 – Lost weekend for Canadiens (2014-02-02 16:42:16)
Most of them are under 5'9
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 56 – Lost weekend for Canadiens (2014-02-02 16:36:56)
The rules are one thing, the interpretation of the rules by the refs in another. You put your stick on an opposing player's ass and you get a penalty. Ref has to call it. You mug (Stuart) a player (Gallagher) in front of the net, that is OK. At the end of the game, Gallagher is pushed over the back of the net, tries to escape out of the zone because Habs have pulled their goalie and the puck is out of the zone, he gets elbowed by Montoya, mugged, held and thrown to the ice by Stuart - apparently that's ok. Four rules were broken, elbowing by Montoya, Roughing, interference and holding by Stuart. The rules are in place. This one is all on the referees.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-31 12:34:01)
It's called cross-checking.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-31 12:29:21)
I find it funny that during the Pittsburgh game, Orpik drove Gallagher from the circle to the boards and then roughed him up a bit. I think the thought that was Thornton. Yeah right. Last night, the Bruins roughed up everybody in front of the net before and after whistles, just like Marchand, Bartkowski, Chara etc...as long as it was Gallagher, Eller, etc.. but when Parros parked in front of the net, nobody touched him before or after the whistle. They should change the name to the Boston Bullies.
- Comment on Habs get day off Sunday to lick their wounds (2014-01-27 18:35:03)
What came first the chicken or the egg? Bergevin inherited a team and mad several changes. Signed Briere, Parros and Murray. I believe Briere and Parros were damaged goods when they got here (concussions). Murray is not a bad signing, although he is a minus 11 he provides some much needed toughness and meanness in the defensive zone as well as kills penalties. Did Therrien ask for these players, did he have any input at all? Therrien inherits a team and has to make hay with what he has. He has an undersized team and even the sizeable players are soft. So I ask, what came first the chicken or the egg? Is it Bergevin's fault for not getting the "right" players or Therrien's fault for not directing, coaching these players properly? I say advantage Bergevin because he can fire the coach and live on as GM for a while longer at least. If Brian Burke had fired Ron Wilson two years earlier, he may still be with the Leafs. Unless Habs get out of this funk and soon, Bergevin will have to replace Therrien. If he takes the high-road and perseveres with Therrien, it may cost him his job as well. Terrible dilemma. I don't think a coaching change will do much. The team is still undersized with or without Therrien. A Volkswagen with a Ferrari motor is still a volkswagen with a ferrari motor.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 52 – Canadiens plumb new depths of suckitude in 5-0 loss, fall behind Leafs in standings (2014-01-26 13:59:22)
I think I read this in Jean Beliveau's book. The vote was being taken on whether to hire Bowman or Grundman. It was deadlocked. They called in Beliveau for his input. He said Bowman was too impulsive, even as a coach if someone had a bad game he wanted to get rid of them. e.g. That was his opinion.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 52 – Canadiens plumb new depths of suckitude in 5-0 loss, fall behind Leafs in standings (2014-01-26 13:53:53)
To quote Harry Neale (I think). Our team can't win at home and we can't win on the road. We have to find another place to play.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 51 – Canadiens drop third in a row, 4-1 to Detroit (2014-01-25 10:15:46)
Everybody keeps talking about getting draft picks. Have you looked at our record. In 2008 not one draft pick played one game in the NHL. In 2009 we got Leblanc & Dumont. In 2010 Tinordi. In 2011 Beaulieu and Gallagher. In 2012 we got Galchenyuk. None of the other draft picks in all those years have played a game in the NHL except for 2009 pick Nattinen who had his 1.56 seconds of fame. In 2007 we got Paks, Subban, Webber and McDonagh (it hurts when I mention his name.) In 2006 Ryan White.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-23 12:52:37)
Although this is not MBs fault, he inherited most of this. The draft in 2008 produced zero. The only players from the drafts of 2009 to 2013 are Gallagher (low pick) and Galchenyuk. From 2009 we still have Leblanc 48 - 5 - 5 - 10 +5 - 30 PIMs. Dumont 15 - 1-2-3- -1 - 13 Pims. Nattinen 1 game, can we really count is 1 min of ice time. From 2010 we have Tinordi 14 - 0 - 2 - 2 +5 11 PIMs. From 2011 we have Beaulieu 13 - 0 - 3- 3 - + 9 Yes + 9 4 PIMs. Every one of these players is a plus player except Dumont. This is some bad-ass drafting. Other than Paks and Subban in 2007 (We gave away McDonagh and Yannick Weber is now with Vancouver. the last draft player still with u is Ryan White drafted in 2006. That's eight years ago.