sweetmad - (madeleine pownall)

Member since April 1, 2013

Vancouver
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Habs fan since: 2007
Favorite current player: the team
All-time favorite player: Saku

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  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 12:58:58)
    If anyone can find it,Markov said in an interview when we were without a captain before,when he was asked if he would like to be captain,he said he had not been offered it but if he was he would take it. This interview was in 2009 or 2010,I remember it distinctly,Ilove Markov's interviews he has such a dry sense of humour,I may be getting on in years but I can still quote a class I had in college.When doing my master of wines course,I never read a book just listened to the lectures and passed with flying colours,this is what my memory is like for the spoken word. Markov said he was never offered the C but would take it if offered. Four A's is fine by me let them earn the C,but I think it will go to the younger players,MB seems to like the young vets. GO HABS GO
  • Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-12 13:25:20)
    Thanks Chris for confirming what I have always maintained,that Markov did not turn down the C he was never offered it.As for Pleks putting his legs up,he had been skating forever,I am sure I would put my legs up for a rest if I had been in that situation,as for the penalty he got for embellishment,he didn't he was just moving his head out of the way of the stick,purely a reflex action,even the analysts at the game said that,I think Pleks is great C material,he has as much character as anybody on the team and nobody works harder,he bleed HABS took a home town discount and has been voted the most underated player in the league by the players,as for trading him the hole would be too big to fill Watching the Sherbak video one of the goals he got was just like a lot of Pleks goals,off the sideboards and into the net,love it when he does that. Max or PK for the C and touting for that,I see no reason why they shouldn't,I am a great believer in "if you got it flaunt it"no problem with blowing your own trumpet,better than false modesty anyday,when I do something well I get a lot of satisfaction from that,and want to share it. I don't care who's captain as long as we do well this season give it to Gally he will whip everybody into shape,even if it's just by example and he's not afraid to say what he feels or even Eller,he will say it like it needs to be said,there is nobody on the team that I can say I would hate as captain. GO HABS GO ALL THE WAY
  • Comment on AUDIO: Former Habs captain Saku Koivu announces his retirement (2014-09-10 12:31:55)
    Saku was an inspiration,to many who met him,I hope he comes back to see us sometimes,happy retirement Saku. Any one following the franchise face off on TSN,It's our Carey against Crosby the voting is 50.7 for Crosby 49.3 for Carey so go to TSN and vote for Carey,love to see him win. GO HABS GO
  • Comment on Desharnais hopes to play on line with Gallagher, Pacioretty (2014-09-10 07:45:31)
    Success at last,but I don't have time to write a post now have to go and babysit,it's 4.44 am here. GO HABS GO
  • Comment on Desharnais hopes to play on line with Gallagher, Pacioretty (2014-09-10 07:41:49)
    Keeping my fingers crossed that this post comes up,I have had to reset my password a dozen times this summer,and when I do post something it dissapears into the ether. Drop the puck already. GO HABS GO
  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-13 00:52:44)
    Having just watched and listened to the Ann Coulter video,I am disgusted who the hell does she think she is,I am English and I don't like football(soccer) but to denegrate the rest of the world because they adore it ,is nothing but American classlessness. She should check on the history of American football it is derived from rugby,baseball is derived from rounders,basketball is derived from netball,all foriegn games,the Americans have no games they invented them selves,even bowling is derived from skittles. I love the country of Canada, I love ice hockey,but so many people in North America are very insular,even the TV programmes,when ever they do lists,they forget what happens in the rest of the world as if they don't matter,there is no such thing as world news here just the odd bits and pieces,although it has improved in the past 10 years. I am sorry but it is the only thing that annoys me here(and the washing machines,I am 70 years old next week and I had never used a top loader untill I came here and they are awful).I do apologise for the rant but that really got my goat. I knew some one in England who was big in logistics,the world wanted to make a standard at airports,but the USA didn't want anything to do with it if it wasn't their standard,even though there were far superior standards else where in the world. Back to the HABS some one told e the other day when PKs hearing is, but when is Ellers,I hope they get sorted soon. GO HABS GO
  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-12 01:25:55)
    Again I have read that Markov refused the captaincy last time,he was never offered it,he is on record as saying he would take it if it was offered,but he said no one had approached him about it. I don't understand French but i take from the artcle just posted below,that the Weeds had made an offer to PK,I didn't think this was possible as he is going to arbertration. I wish I could have been at the prospects camp,I would love to have seen the future of our team,I only hope that some of them make it before my time is up. I said in 2007 on the HABS site that we should have development managers,when I first heard of the Blues development team,at that time there was only a couple teams that had these,now I think most teams have them,I can't understand why it took so long but it seems we are now doing the right thing by our youngsters. We should really be hearing about our coaching staff soon,I think along with PK and Eller this is the most important decision that MB and MT have to get sorted and quick and I think a new coach for the Bulldogs is reqired,the existing coach does not seem to be doing much. GO HABS GO
  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-11 13:31:41)
    Any one heard the date for PK's arbitraton hearing,Rhiemers is the 20th,why haven't we heard what PKs is ,although I am praying to the hockey gods it doesn't come to that,I think it will not be a good thing,if it does,just want to know he is signed.I don't think MB could let it go all the way,we need PK for a long time. GO HABS GO
  • Comment on (AUDIO) Habs sign Markov to three-year contract; Burns named to Hall of Fame (2014-06-24 02:25:45)
    Signed the petition,called Telus today to check on how I can watch my HABS,they do not have the informatiom to help me at this time,as they have have not recieved anything from Rogers yet. The whole thing is ridiculous,living in Vancouver and being 70 yrs old,they could be taking the highlight of my winter away from me,I can't go out dancing all night anymore,not because I don't have the will,but no longer have the joints. I think I might go down to Rogers Arena with a placard and stand outside there all day,get the local media to come and interview me,it would be quite a human interest story,a 70 year old English grandma who had never watched a hockey game untill 2003,so upset about missing Habs games in Vancouver. GO HABS GO
  • Comment on Rangers, Habs meet in playoffs for first time since 1996 (2014-05-17 02:25:28)
    I love the world cup and watch as many games as I can,I look for youngsters on other teams that could play with our Habs,I love to see players like Ward play for our country,he would never have the chance in the Olympics,and you get to see someof the up and coming countries play. Timo, France has been playing hockey for a long time,the IIHF was formed in Paris in 1921 by France, England, Switzerland, Belgium and Bohemia which is now the Czech Republic,they even have a hockey league in India,there are over 60 countries in the IIHF.When I started watching hockey,I researched hockey around the world,there is a lot of world outside NA. This series is going to be just as hard as the last one,but in a different way,we won't be able to slow down at all,the Rangers are a fast team,almost a mirror image of us,so we have to have a whole new game plan,this will be even more about the coaching.But I think Price can do it, it won't be easy,we will have to take more shots and keep up our speed at all times,I think our transition game is a bit better than theirs.I was 100% sure we would beat the Gooins,just a little bit more worried this series,just hope Chicago beats the kings. GO HABS GO ALL THE WAY