Bobby Smith - (Bobby the underrated)Member since July 9, 2012
Habs fan since: Birth - but most especially when I shook Dryden's hand at Dorval airport.
Favorite current player: None
All-time favorite player: Can't answer that..... too many to count.....
- Comment on Full 82-game NHL season looks unlikely; Islanders moving to Brooklyn (2012-10-24 22:59:54)
The Islanders moving.... what took them so long? For more than 20 years this has been the worst managed team in hockey (and I don't mean just pro hockey)...hopefully somebody will buy the team prior to the move and at least try to make them competitive.
- Comment on Would you watch NHL replacement players? (2012-10-10 22:04:19)
- Comment on Rogie Vachon celebrates 67th birthday (2012-09-08 22:18:51)
You can tell by Roagie's stance in the photo just how good a skater he was. The left leg looking to find the post...the right pushing him towards the post... the stance low and powerful.
- Comment on Pacioretty wants to model himself after Cole (2012-08-14 22:58:38)
You know.... as much as I can think of... Bobby Smith didn't play like anybody else I can think of. When he got to the North Stars he was the best player on the team by far (not that it would take much). I would guess that his closest role model would be Beliveau, being tall, lanky, and a center, but by the the time Bobby got to the league the game had already changed so much from Beliveau's time.
- Comment on Pacioretty wants to model himself after Cole (2012-08-14 22:16:43)
MaxPac should just model himself after himself. No need to try and be somebody else... just play your own game and hope Desharnais is your center.
- Comment on Where were you when Wayne Gretzky was traded 24 years ago? (2012-08-09 19:52:27)
Magog...building a barn/garage with my old man. Was shocked to hear it and I thought the person who told me was trying a bad joke. That was the day the NHL moved into the modern professional sports world for good.
- Comment on Happy 65th birthday to Ken Dryden (2012-08-08 23:16:25)
One last note - Dryden was and is overly modest - you see it the article about Red Fisher . Dryden say he was playing poorly in a certain stretch....and only Red noticed. Yes, Dryden had a few bad games, but mostly he just ended up winning - all those Cups. Red was just saying Dryden could play better - because that was Red's job.
- Comment on Happy 65th birthday to Ken Dryden (2012-08-08 22:55:19)
It's a long story, but I became a life time Habs fan after shaking Dryden's hand at Dorval airport on a certain Sunday afternoon in 1972. (Or was it 1971?) The Habs had just come back from beating the Bruins and I was a tiny tot. Saw all the old heroes that day.....Beliveau and Dryden were so big! Anyway, after reading dozens of books about hockey, somehow I hadn't read the "The Game" until last summer. Yes, its almost as good as they say - an excellent book, and it bravely takes on topics we still debate - like fighting and practice and skills development - clearly ahead of its time. Will always respect Dryden, even if he worked for the Leafs for a while:-)
- Comment on One year since deaths of NHL enforcers (2012-08-07 20:48:52)
What's with the tiny little Times font the past few days? Some of us are getting old eyes and have problems reading that.
- Comment on TSN 990 to become French radio station (2012-07-10 20:43:24)
Hard to believe any team would hire the Goat at this point. Especially a team that is near the top. Having Gauthier working for you would be like having a permanent skeleton in your closet.