golesboys - (Ian Ward)Member since July 1, 2012
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- Comment on Geoffrion signs; Centennial Plaza bites dust for Habs highrise condo project (2012-07-17 00:44:35)
I don't want to hear about a Condo that is a 'wise investment.' I don't want to hear Gainey/Gauthier talk, i.e. 'all teams want to win, and we should be grateful to be competitive.' I want to hear that we've signed a guy who understands (ownership and Montreal media notwithstanding) that the Habs are about winning, and that winning means "F--- you and everybody who looks like you." So sign PK NOW. And don't sell me this BS about how condo developments 'increase our assets.' It's shameful how silent and uncritical the MSM have been about this.
- Comment on Audio: Prust wants to be part of exciting change with Habs (2012-07-02 02:29:45)
Really like your analysis, on the whole. Yep, we got Moen at a steal, when compared with what we're paying Prust. All the more grateful we should be to Moen, who (along with his agent) knew that they could have signed for more elsewhere. Moen is a highly underrated player, insofar as when he's on the ice, we can feel VERY comfortable defensively - how many games have we watched when he quietly made excellent penalty-killing or forechecking plays? I really think that he has quietly, stealthily, been the glue that holds what's been good about this team together for the last two seasons. So glad that we have him, and yes, we should pay him more (I hope his contract has bonuses).
- Comment on Audio: Prust wants to be part of exciting change with Habs (2012-07-02 02:19:04)
110% in support of Brian Burke on this.
- Comment on Audio: Prust wants to be part of exciting change with Habs (2012-07-02 02:17:10)
From an expat (living in DC), let me say thank you, and Happy Canada Day to you as well!
- Comment on Audio: Prust wants to be part of exciting change with Habs (2012-07-01 22:37:06)
Thoughts About Gomez: 1) The bite his salary puts into our cap situation is not his responsibility – it’s Gainey’s, PG’s and Sather’s. Like any economic market, the market for hockey players suffers from asymmetries and distortions that generate perverse results. It’s not his fault as an individual. 2) As some posters have pointed out, Gomez was brought here when management thought that, after the lockout, the game had irreversibly changed in a certain way that favored forwards who carried the puck into the zone. The change was real, but short-lived, and we’ve been slipping back, not-so gradually, into the trap age. Gomez has not been able to adapt – he carries the puck a few feet past the blue line before dumping it off to a winger on the boards who is usually stripped of it. It’s predictable, and teams know how to defend against it. If Ken Dryden’s analysis in The Game is correct, the roots of the Canadian game in rugby will always exert a pressure in the clutch-and-grab direction. It’s not a flaw, but an influence handed down through generations of tradition. And some players are not suited to periods when this influence is rising or peaking. 3) I really don’t like the attacks on Gomez’s character. He’s caught in a game style for which he is not suited, with a contract that is disproportionate to his contribution, and a fan base with high expectations. And how has he responded? Well, he’s never called out a teammate in public, never pouted, never put the blame on anyone but himself (indeed, he’s been forthright about accepting personal responsibility), and has stood up for his teammates to the extent that his small frame allows. Who knows what the future holds for him. It won't be with Montreal. But I think that Habs fans should ease off.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens sign Colby Armstrong, Francis Bouillon, Brandon Prust (2012-07-01 21:36:01)
Fair enough. Me, I've been thinking about R.W. Service...
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens sign Colby Armstrong, Francis Bouillon, Brandon Prust (2012-07-01 20:16:48)
Hadn't thought about him...sounds excellent. If only they hadn't shot him out of a cannon...
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens sign Colby Armstrong, Francis Bouillon, Brandon Prust (2012-07-01 19:55:10)
That is indeed a solid team. One that, if coached well, will be hard to play against and should be competitive on any given night. Great stuff; I'm just hoping that we'll have a season next year.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens sign Colby Armstrong, Francis Bouillon, Brandon Prust (2012-07-01 19:49:50)
Long-time reader; very rare poster. Could it really be that Boone is leaving? Are the rumors true? Too bad for us who follow HI/O, especially "About Last Night"...replacing Boone would involve some combination of Leonard Cohen, the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, and St. Augustine. In other words, impossible...
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens sign Colby Armstrong, Francis Bouillon, Brandon Prust (2012-07-01 18:22:55)
I hear ya. Would love to see Frankie deal with the Rat.