kirk_is_work - (Tom Kirk)

Member since February 14, 2013

Waterloo, ON

Habs fan since: 1987
Favorite current player: Subban
All-time favorite player: Roy

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  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens at Leafs (2013-04-13 16:54:37)
    Also, how do you follow your posts/replies?
  • Comment on Plekanec’s status will be a game-time decision (2013-04-06 14:32:14)
    He's a devout Christian. http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2011/10/21/colorados-peter-budaj-has-ned-flanders-on-his-helmet-this-year/
  • Comment on Price burns 2,336 calories in a game; Drewiske will face Flyers (2013-04-03 10:26:09)
    God. TSN tradecenter is just out of control annoying. Also, I'll ask again. How do I follow my posts/replies on this site? Is it even possible?! Thanks!
  • Comment on About last night … (2013-04-02 10:11:07)
    No point offer sheeting Habs RFAs since the ownership can afford it.
  • Comment on About last night … (2013-04-02 10:10:08)
    Had whites at the game last night. Corner opposite the benches, Carolina end. Decent tickets at cost, off of the Habs official vault site. First time in a couple years. I’d like to share some observations. I’m glad that the Habs have a helmet on policy for the warm-up. It’s a good idea with all the concussions. The presentation of the game felt a lot less commercial than previous trips to the Bell Centre. Although, beer was still ridiculously expensive ($11). Not sure how they make any money ;). Also, the music was more rock, and less rap and pop than before. Makes me think that maybe the players have some say, or that marketing people surveyed fans over the years, and got rid of some of that $^#@ they used to play. I sound like Jack Todd but he did have a point. The new lighting system was incredible. The ice was simply vibrant. The puck was as clear as I've ever seen it. Great upgrade. Faceoffs. What are wrong with these linesmen? They just kill the flow of the game. Dare I say it but Don Cherry is right on this. Maybe they should consider a rule change to accelerate this process. As for the officiating, it was pretty good for the most part aside a couple non-call boarding checks but they let them play. On the Canes end. Peters had a good game for the most part. His team hung him out to dry, in the first period especially but he was well positioned, sharp, and concentrated. Eric Staal was bad, period. Semin was not as bad and it’s funny to say but at least he tried hard. Jordan Staal is a great PKer but we all know this. The Hurricanes’ D is nothing special. The Habs forecheck ate them for lunch several times for long periods. I would not trade for anyone on that blueline. As far as the Habs. Not PK’s best overall game but with Beaulieu in, couldn’t really sit him for a while. Some bad passing decisions, penalties, as he lost his temper in the 2nd. He was clearly a target though so I think the team needs to protect him more. Colby got unlucky in that collision (completely accidental I should add), which is really too bad because he’s been playing some excellent 4th line hockey, and showing why he was a 20+ goalscorer at one point. Galchenyuk barely played, likely due to special teams, which is a shame because I was looking forward to seeing some more of him. I suspect that it could be he’s nursing an injury. Also, his knee is still recovering (18 month total process for an ACL reconstruction) and he likely has to treat it continuously. On the whole, it was a fairly sloppy game for the Habs after the first, by far the best period. Despite the goal, lots of icings, some poor outlet passes (Subban, Bouillon, Beaulieu to name a few). Carolina really tried to break up the flow. and I thought it was going to get scrappy but they just didn’t find that intensity. Halpern and Pacioretty did, Price played well, and that’s why we won! So, some people on this site may disagree but it’s the sign of a good team when you’re pulling out W’s even when you’re not at your best!
  • Comment on Liveblog: Hurricanes at Canadiens (2013-04-01 23:48:18)
    Oh, and how can you follow your posts/replies on this site? Cant seem to find the page!
  • Comment on Liveblog: Hurricanes at Canadiens (2013-04-01 23:47:02)
    Had whites at the game tonight, Carolina end. First time in a couple years. I'd like to share some observations. I'm glad that the Habs have a helmet on policy for the warm-up. It's a good idea with all the concussions. The presentation of the game felt a lot less commercial than previous trips to the Bell Centre. Although, beer was still ridiculously expensive ($11). Not sure how they make any money ;). Also, the music was more rock, and less rap and pop than before. Makes me think that maybe the players have some say, or that marketing people surveyed fans over the years, and got rid of some of that $^#@ they used to play. I sound like Jack Todd but he did have a point. The new lighting system is incredible. The ice is simply vibrant. The puck is as clear as I've ever seen it. Great upgrade. Faceoffs. What are wrong with these linesmen? They just kill the flow of the game. Dare I say it but Don Cherry is right on this. Maybe they should consider a rule change to accelerate this process. On the Canes end. Peters had a good game for the most part. His team hung him out to dry, in the first period especially but he was well positioned, sharp, and concentrated. Eric Staal was bad, period. Semin was not as bad and it's funny to say but at least he tried hard. Jordan Staal is a great PKer but we all know this. The Hurricanes' D is nothing special. The Habs forecheck ate them for lunch several times for long periods. I would not trade for anyone on that blueline. As far as the Habs. Not PK's best overall game but with Beaulieu in, couldn't really sit him for a while. Some bad passing decisions, penalties, as he lost his temper in the 2nd. He was clearly a target though so I think the team needs to protect him more. Colby got unlucky in that collision (completely accidental I should add), which is really too bad because he's been playing some excellent 4th line hockey, and showing why he was a 20+ goalscorer at one point. Galchenyuk barely played, likely due to special teams, which is a shame because I was looking forward to seeing some more of him. I suspect that it could be he's nursing an injury. Also, his knee is still recovering (18 month total process for an ACL reconstruction) and he likely has to treat it continuously. On the whole, it was a fairly sloppy game for the Habs after the first, by far the best period. Despite the goal, lots of icings, some poor outlet passes (Subban, Bouillon, Beaulieu to name a few). Carolina really tried to break up the flow. and I thought it was going to get scrappy but they just didn't find that intensity. Halpern and Pacioretty did, Price played well, and that's why we won! So, some people on this site may disagree but it's the sign of a good team when you're pulling out W's even when you're not at your best!
  • Comment on About last night … (2013-03-31 15:57:38)
    Been catching up on 24CH. Became pretty clear why White went after Ott in that Sabres game. White wears a left knee brace for a clear knee issue he has. Looks like Ott targeted that very knee. Was it intentional or not, hard to tell but if it was then these guys do their research, and that's dirty.
  • Comment on Tinordi excited about making his NHL debut (2013-03-16 13:48:48)
    He's got an amazing wrister too. Wow. Habs should ink him.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Senators at Canadiens (2013-03-13 22:11:41)
    That Halak trades just keeps looking better and better!