habtastic74 - (Matthew)

Member since April 9, 2013

Midwest US

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

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  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets preview: Emelin will be in lineup for Habs (2015-01-14 17:00:14)
    I saw a game there once, and I had some of the worst seats in the house. They were only one row away from the furthest row up. They were right behind the road net though which was cool because I got to see my hero, Jocelyn Thibault, playing for the Hawks. Despite the distance and feeling like you're going to fall off a cliff, they were actually good seats. You could see everything very well. It's a really awesome building, so it's a heck of a value regardless of where your ticket is.
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: The Carey Price ethos (2015-01-07 17:19:12)
    I personally wouldn't do Ovie for Subban.
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: The Carey Price ethos (2015-01-07 17:16:23)
    He's very smart and fast. He has surprisingly good instincts for a grinder, but having him as a 2nd best RW is not a good thing (not that you're wrong in your assessment). He just doesn't have the hands or the shot to be top 6. He does fine there and doesn't hurt anyone if we need him because of injuries, but he should not be there on any longterm basis.
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: The Carey Price ethos (2015-01-07 16:29:48)
    So who is your mid-season pick for the Jacques Beauchamp award? In my eyes it has got to be Weise. The guy gives it everything every night. He has played on all lines and never been a detractor to them (although I'm sure there are more skilled options sometimes). He seems to come up big at clutch moments, and he is a ball of energy. At this point at least the only other player I'd give much consideration is surprisingly...Sergei Gonchar...Never thought I'd say that; I was not a fan of the trade when it was announced, but I sure was wrong.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-12-24 07:36:35)
    He seems to have good instincts in my eyes, but he seems shy or unconfident. Rarely does he shoot, and he seems overly inclined to make the safe play in the offensive zone. I think if he manages a goal or two he will gain confidence and start being much more effective.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-12-24 07:34:35)
    I was wrapping gifts and wasn't able to pay full attention during the game, but NYI seemed to be the better team for the whole game until the last 15 mins or so. They were absolutely running us out of the building in the first period though, and it wasn't at all like that during the last 40 mins. The Isles did some to have more jump and urgency pretty much the whole game though. I was disappointed to see us put so little pressure on arguably the league's worst goaltender this year.
  • Comment on New Hab Bryan Allen will be in the lineup against Bruins (2014-11-22 12:45:38)
    First!
  • Comment on Bouillon hopes to keep playing after being released by Canadiens (2014-10-07 13:23:39)
    So basically you were very rude and belittling to an individual who did nothing wrong and even admitted that what her company was doing didn't make sense. Are you expecting that agent to suddenly be able to change everything? Are you just wanting HIO to be impressed? I don't understand your goal or purpose in posting this. All I got out of it is that your tv provider did something dumb, and in response you took your anger out on a poor chat service employee.
  • Comment on New Hab Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start (2014-08-11 09:29:23)
    I at least hope we are in the running. The AAV of an ELC tops out pretty low, so it really can't hurt anything. It's all about what each club can offer the player as far as guaranteed NHL playing time and things like that. Unfortunately, he probably has other options that can give him a 100% shot at the NHL next year. For us we can only really tell him he has a good chance to beat out Sekac, Bournival, Andrighetto, etc. I also wonder if signing Hayes would be a put off to Sekac who probably would have signed elsewhere if he knew that we'd sign another young winger in front of him.
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 09:56:11)
    Keith Yandle