CynicalHabsfan - (George Charles)Member since January 28, 2013
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- Comment on Audio: Habs make late deal to get Vanek from Islanders; Tokarski to start against Ducks (2014-03-05 20:30:03)
First off- awesome pick up, even if he's only a rental. The biggest question now is what to do about the PP. With Beaulieu likely spending the rest of the season in Hamilton, our second PP pairing is Gorges and Emelin, which... yuck. I wasn't really impressed when Martin played Pleks on the point a few years back, but putting a forward on the blue line would mean more PP minutes for guys like Chucky or Briere (or... Eller?) Vanek can shoot, although I don't know if he has the vision to play point. Anybody know if he's played that type of role before?
- Comment on Habs hit the road on a hot streak; Drewiske clears waivers (2014-03-03 13:06:27)
You're so right. Back in the glory years Montreal fans were known throughout the hockey world for our positive attitude. And you know the New York Yankees? Everybody accuses them of buying championships, but the real secret to their success is that their fans always support the team no matter what. They never boo their own players. C'mon, man. Being critical, even unfairly critical at times, is an essential element to Habs fandom. We have high expectations here. If you don't like it maybe you should consider finding another team instead of telling others how to feel. There's still plenty of room on the oilers' bandwagon.
- Comment on Habs going for fifth straight win against Sabres (2013-12-07 15:53:02)
Oh yeah. Completely forgot he existed haha. I guess Driewiske will be back at some point too eh?
- Comment on Habs going for fifth straight win against Sabres (2013-12-07 15:41:34)
Hoping it'll be Murray again tonight instead of Bouillon. I like Frankie B but Murray is clearly the better all-around defenseman, and honestly I'd rather see Tinordi or Beaulieu get another shot than continue rotating Murray and Bouillon. I know the kids are getting a lot more minutes in Hamilton, but wouldn't they also benefit from playing against nhl competition? I'm not sure if we could get anything for FB and I know MT is in love with him, but I really don't think he's worth keeping around. Although if we did get rid of him at least 3 of our dmen would get hurt within a week.
- Comment on Habs going for fifth straight win against Sabres (2013-12-07 15:26:11)
Markov has played fewer games over the past four years because he's been INJURED REPEATEDLY. I'm not a doctor and I won't pretend to know anything about reconstructive knee surgery, but I cringe every time he gets hit. It's definitely a "glass half full" type of argument to say that all that time he missed because of injuries makes him less prone to injury now.
- Comment on Habs get a well-deserved day off (2013-12-06 20:00:34)
With the way the team is playing right now, I'm not sure making a trade is a great idea. But if we could get a young star like Evander Kane for cheap because of his "character issues", I think that's something we should at least consider. I don't know about the rest of you, but I definitely had some "character issues" when I was 22, and I wasn't a millionaire stuck living in Winnipeg.
- Comment on Habs get a well-deserved day off (2013-12-06 19:47:23)
I know. It seems like some members of the media have labeled PK and Evander Kane as selfish players with "character issues" without any real justification. But these experts must know what they're talking about. They're paid to analyze hockey after all. I personally can't think of any reason why some people would make unfair assumptions about these two talented young men...
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 20:00:22)
No retaliation from the bruins when pleks shot after the whistle or against patch after that hit (and yes I know it was clean). We've been throwing a lot more hits too. I get the feeling that Julien told his guys to take it easy early on
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 7 – Canadiens 5 – Columbus 3 in a barnburner (2013-10-17 21:45:04)
First time this season we've been tied in the third
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 7 – Canadiens 5 – Columbus 3 in a barnburner (2013-10-17 21:36:39)
So after the Markov goal I called my dad to rave about how fantastic we're looking so far this season. Now we're gonna choke this game away, setting off a long losing streak. This one's on me, guys.