Loop_Garoo - (Greg Groen)Member since July 4, 2012
Habs fan since: 1978
Favorite current player: Eller
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafluer
- Comment on Habs happy to be home with 2-0 series lead (with video) (2014-04-20 07:26:56)
I dont think they have been a disappointment at all. It takes a long time for most prospects to develop, but we all expect them to make the jump really quickly. A great many players spend 3 or more years in the AHL and then become important NHL players, and both Tinordi and Beaulieu have shown that they will very likely be impact players in the NHL during only their second year of pro. Neither of those two are a disappointment at all.
- Comment on Habs happy to be home with 2-0 series lead (with video) (2014-04-19 23:23:52)
I don't like Kadri, but its simple marketing, they are trying to bring in fans of the leafs that might not tune in otherwise. Also, to call Kadri a fringe player is just not accurate, he is a good player and will likely be in the league for the next 7-10 years.
- Comment on Habs happy to be home with 2-0 series lead (with video) (2014-04-19 23:16:51)
I always thought the trade deadline was in effect until your season was over, so after the regular season, you were free to make trades as long as you were not in the playoffs. I am sure that if a GM thought there was a better deal to be had with a playoff team, they would hold off making the trade, so I dont think trades like this have much of a negative to them.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 09:57:31)
Part of the problem is, beside's Chara's hit on Patches, that the Bruins have mastered the "art" of pushing trashy, classless, and dirty play to the limit without stepping over the standard boundaries that lead to suspensions. Lucic's little stick swinging incidents for example, happen all the time in games, the action is the same except Lucic aims for a different spot. They are without doubt classless team I have ever seen play, but they are clever about it.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 07:48:20)
I have spoken out against using single game save percentage as meaningful for exactly the reasons you outline. A goalie can face 10 difficult shots, and let in 3 goals, or 30 easy shots for the shutout, in one game, you still have to make a judgement call over and above the statistics to decide whether the % is a good indicator of that game, which means you decide "played well" or "played badly" before you look at the stats, so why bother looking at them at all.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 07:41:02)
Probably a clear conscience. I don't agree with everything he says, but he comes across as a stand up guy, to use a Don Cherryism
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 07:39:22)
I agree, he's not leaving. Even if there is a rift between him and the coach, he'll be around long after MT leaves. The worst case scenario if MB having to match an offer sheet.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 07:28:38)
I agree that comments on here are different in one respect than comments or actions in other parts of life, as long as they stay comments only. I am as passionate a fan as anyone, but when I read comments like jlgib's last month, I really hope that it is just a verbal outburst and not a real feeling. If you are old enough to have been watching sports for 40 years, and still want someone to get hurt, there are some fairly serious issues there. And before jlgib goes off again about "doves" or other such things, I understand there are times in life where you stand up and fight, and at a very fit 6'2, 240 lbs, and a well trained fighter, I am quite capable of doing so if there is a real threat. but still find it pretty sick to say you want someone to get seriously hurt, over a game no less. And no its not me or the other pro-common decency people with the problem, its jlgib for talking like a child.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 07:18:36)
Doves? seriously, one way that you can always tell an individual cannot support his point of view logically, is when the name calling starts.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 07:17:04)
The good part about that blog is the comments afterward. Bruins fans really called out the writer for defending Lucic.