HabsWin-nipeg - (Vic Geddert)Member since July 3, 2012
Habs fan since: as long as I can remember (1970)
Favorite current player: Hard to choose
All-time favorite player: Lafleur
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 17:27:42)
If you or I don't like our job, we find another one, then quit the one that we have. Hockey players don't have that luxury - if they don't like they're job, they have to ask for a trade. We'll never know all the details about what went down in Tampa Bay. In the end, St. Louis wanted out, and the only way to get out is to ask for a trade. Tampa Bay gave him the no movement clause, which gave him all the leverage. Before we throw St. Louis under the bus, we should remember that they can be moved at the whim of the GM (unless they have NTC/NMC). In the end it's a business. St. Louis did what he thought was right for him and his family. In my mind, he gave Tampa Bay lots of good years, got paid well for it, and then moved on when he thought it was time.
- Comment on Vanek set to make Habs debut in Phoenix; Gorges returns to Montreal (2014-03-06 14:33:37)
A useful read from Eklund: http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklund/Who-are-the-REAL-Contenders--And-a-Thank-You/1/58483
- Comment on Vanek set to make Habs debut in Phoenix; Gorges returns to Montreal (2014-03-06 13:02:22)
Which is exactly why he picked up a decent depth d-man - despite all the complaining on this site about the pick-up.
- Comment on Habs acquire defenceman Weaver from Panthers; Price back on ice (2014-03-04 15:58:44)
My opinion is that the Habs are in a bit of a no-man's land right now. They're not good enough to add a piece and say they have a chance to win the cup. They're not bad enough to say you need to re-make the line-up. Thus, I think we won't see any major moves unless it is in keeping with MB's stated philosophy of making the team better for the long run. A move for a young/productive forward that has a)term on contract or b)is willing to sign for term would fit that philosophy, but only if it makes the team better (i.e. they won't give up more than they get). There's no player out there that added to the Habs roster makes them a cup contender (outside of the upper echelon guys who aren't available). Having said that, I'm still hoping the Habs make a significant move - maybe Weaver opens the door for that?
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-21 17:23:24)
Thanks for that Timo - I'm very excited about Beaulieu, Tinordi, Pateryn - can see them with PK and Emelin being the backbone of the Habs D for many years to come.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-21 14:22:48)
I am so tired of hearing about how Canada has the weakest goaltending in the Olympics and how Luongo won the gold medal last time around (my personal opinion is they won in spite of him). Then I heard someone at my office talking about how Price makes her nervous blah blah blah. Price was great - always in position, made most saves look easy. One more win and we don't have to listen to any of this stuff anymore (well, we probably do because some people won't ever accept that Price is an elite goalie). Dominant game by Canada.
- Comment on Non-Olympic Habs get back on the ice in Brossard (with video) (2014-02-20 11:28:44)
Interesting read on Martin Reway http://www.habsworld.net/article.php?id=3285
- Comment on Subban’s role with Team Canada remains a mystery (2014-02-11 16:21:09)
So looking forward to seeing Crisp at the next level: LW Connor Crisp: 19 years old, 6'3", 225 pounds, left-handed shot. Junior Club: Sudbury Wolves (28W-16L-3OTL-6SOL) Season total:GP-52/G-23/A-22/PTS-45/PIM-100
- Comment on Dick Irvin the special guest on this week’s HI/O Show (2014-02-05 20:20:36)
Perhaps MB is there to see if there is anyone ready should he make a trade? Perhaps a D-man? One can hope there is something in the works.
- Comment on Michael Farber talks Therrien, Olympics on new HI/O Show (2014-01-29 17:30:07)
The problem with the poll about firing Therrien is the question is too limited. Firing Therrien is not THE answer to the Habs problems, but I believe it is ONE OF the answers. I also happen to believe there are serious roster holes that need to be addressed through a combination of trade/not re-signing some players, and bringing in new blood/elevating players from the AHL. I would like to see MB accelerate the process by identifying the core group that he will absolutely not trade, and test the market to see what he can get for anyone else. Whether slowly or quickly, our roster needs to change -I prefer quickly.