habtastic74 - (Matthew)

Member since April 9, 2013

Midwest US

Habs fan since: 1995
Favorite current player: Alexei Emelin
All-time favorite player: Jocelyn Thibault


Recent Comments

  • Comment on Who will be the Habs’ first-round pick? (with Trevor Timmins audio) (2014-06-27 11:48:14)
    I would say it depends entirely on who is left when 26 comes around. If Barbashev or any of the other really intriguing prospects are left then no way.
  • Comment on Who will be the Habs’ first-round pick? (with Trevor Timmins audio) (2014-06-27 09:26:04)
    If that was my goal then my targets would be Mason Raymond, Milan Michalek, and David Booth. Which I would prefer depends entirely on term and money requirements from the players.
  • Comment on Habs’ Bergevin beaten out for NHL’s GM of the Year Award (2014-06-25 16:57:08)
    That is the one thing that has troubled me in the past with hockeystreams. Live games always work just fine for me, but when I watch on-demand games there will be multiple glitch points where it just freezes and will not move unless I rewind or fast forward a few seconds. This is particularly annoying to me because the time bar on the bottom of the screen shows how much time is left every time I have to do that. Occasionally seeing the time bar ruins the drama for me because I am then able to tell whether the game went to overtime (especially problematic for playoff games to know how lo the game went on for). I don't know if this computer is oddly unique to me though, but I'll say I have exceptional internet speed and have tried multiple computers and always have this issue. Aside from that I have been completely happy with hockeystreams.
  • Comment on Rangers, Habs meet in playoffs for first time since 1996 (2014-05-16 15:56:46)
    They swept us in 09 if I remember correctly...the epic collapse year.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Eastern semifinal Game 4 – Bruins win 1-0 in OT, tie series (2014-05-08 17:50:25)
  • Comment on Prust will be game-time decision for Habs in Tampa (with practice video) (2014-04-15 19:21:23)
    So, I feel that my life would be more complete with a Habs necktie. It's the only way to profess my undying love for them during the work day. Unfortunately, I have searched the internet far and wide and only found one Canadiens necktie, and it is like a hundred bucks. Anyone happen to have any inside info on where I can find one for a reasonable price? Not living in Canada is probably part of my problem.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-05 10:18:21)
    I am also fairly puzzled by the lack of PK on our PK. I understand minimizing his minutes in order to keep him fresh for even strength, but the extent to which he is neglected on the penalty kill is rather insulting I would think. Especially since rookies are routinely inserted into the penalty kill.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-05 10:16:45)
    I don't really agree. Markov isn't going to learn many more lessons in his career, and as Chris says below, his issues mainly just come from physical issues rather than mental. To each their own though.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-05 10:04:11)
    As a stated, Markov is quite possibly exempt from this largely due to the A on his shoulder.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-05 09:58:02)
    Since it's the topic of the morning, I thought I'd provide a thought about Subban/Therrien. When other defenders have made glaring mistakes or had terrible games/weeks, they have found themselves in the press box. Emelin spent time there earlier in the year. Tinordi was there after his gaffe against Columbus. Frankie has spent a lot of time there, and so has Murray. Is it possible that Subban gets benched during games, because unlike some other d-men, he will never be sent to the press box? For example, if Murray makes a bonehead move maybe it is saved and discussed after the game as the reason why he won't be in the lineup for a game or two. Since that won't happen to Subban, perhaps the only solution is benching during a game. Markov and Gorges are largely exempt from the situation since they are veteran leaders of the team. This may all be forbidden "speculation", but I felt like sharing a thought that I had about the PK situation. Who knows if this is what's going on, but I think it should be regarded as a theory.