Storman - (Brett Sullivan)Member since March 10, 2013
Habs fan since: 31AD
Favorite current player: Frank Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Ron Flockhart
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 15:25:14)
Phantom calls and No calls the biggest disaster in the NHL in my opinion, big time....Refs deciding what to call and when to call..Technology and Reviews should be enhanced big time. I would also like to see way more accountability, for officials.
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 15:20:23)
The actual challenge to fight i am talking about occurred directly after the hit, and Orpik refused, I am not condoning or talking about Thorton going after him later in the game and slew footing him and giving a couple of i hate your guts jabs to the face of a defenseless Orpik.
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 14:59:02)
Now put a Hab into the equation,,,The Orpik hit sure looked like the type of Hit Subban would have loved to deliver, Orpik's hit in no way illegal or even borderline, I would not be looking behind me skating forward in a hitting league, never. Especially in a rivalry match up when you know each team is looking to intimidate or looking for any type of momentum gain or shift. That said again I believe you have to either fight or expect to get challenged after you annihilate a guy with his head down, maybe wrong maybe right , but just the way it is..
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 14:27:42)
This is not NBA, this is NHL if you dont come ready to play, and more importantly work hard for 60, you can lose to any team on any given night,
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 14:00:22)
Concussions and the NFL law suit have changed the way contact sports are played forever,,funny thing Knee injuries ACL etc.. way up in NFL and rising, since players have become aware of lowering there target range on hitting. Just My Opinion , but i grew up playing sports, football and Hockey and i remember the biggest lesson I received in both of these physical sports was keep your head up. Man can i remember those words being drilled into my head from coaches and family on a constant basis. Do I believe the Orpik hit on Loui Erksson was illegal. No i do not, do i think he took a run at a player looking behind him try to pick up a pass off the boards, Yes,, Could Orpik of laid up a tad Yes,, He did not,, ,,should he have then answered the call or code and fought Thorton directly after the hit, probably yes but being a legit hit in my mind No. That said if you are going to run a guy legal or not, but you know he is going to get drilled you have to be ready to answer the call, that is just the way it is. I guess a lot will dis agree with my interpretation.
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 13:46:30)
In Nilan's defense, I am pretty sure Chris was referring too a different time frame, not the slew foot and attack,, but I think he was referring to directly right after the Orpik hit on Loui Eriksson, Thorton fronted Orpik and tried to get him to drop his gloves for a few seconds before giving up..
- Comment on Habs enjoy a break in busy schedule (2013-12-08 22:17:46)
Will be strange cheering for Lucic on Team Canada, but my love for Team Canada will override NHL hatreds for 2 weeks and the I can't wait for the Olympics,, and no sleeping for 2 weeks.
- Comment on Habs enjoy a break in busy schedule (2013-12-08 22:14:14)
Harry Neale is awesome, combines hockey Knowledge with wit and humor stupendously..
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 17:28:01)
Phantom penalties inclusive with Phantom non calls are turning into a joke and a wrecking ball for the NHL and NFL games on a regular occurrence.. After an amazing afternoon of NFL football,, my one major conclusion which also is big time applicable to NHL officials, is how phantom penalties, have such a major impact on games,, technology reviews etc.. and or coach challenges will be have to be increased to help negate the impact of horrid officiating in all leagues, NFL, NHL, NBA,MLB...IMO,, With the ever increasing speed of athletes and the games they play and we love to watch. professional sporting league games and more important officials and in most cases older gentlemen officials can not keep up with the talent and speed of professional sports.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 31 – Canadiens win ugly for fifth in a row (2013-12-07 22:25:00)
Marchand assisted on game winning goal he is fine, Marchand probably was laughing soon as he got to the bench,, Neal will get a fine,, Thorton will get 10 and maybe as much as 20 depending on Orpik's condition.