DeadEnd - (Daniel DesChamps)

Member since August 16, 2013

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  • Comment on Habs’ Desharnais shoots 88 at Royal Montreal (2014-07-22 15:57:03)
    You might need to sneak Robert Duval into there somewhere.
  • Comment on Habs sign first-round draft pick Scherbak (2014-07-21 14:44:17)
    What is this...and actual hockey-related story to comment on? I'm so confused.
  • Comment on Brisebois leaving job as Habs player development coach (2014-07-18 08:47:14)
    Ok, I'm at the office but don't have the motivation to do anything yet, so I'll share my personal opinion on this whole golf/soccer thing. When/if I sit down to watch golf, I know what to expect: it's a start and stop sport where someone will take a shot and any excitement from a fan point of view is to see how well they've done. A tournament lasts 4 days so you can measure out your enthusiasm appropriately. With soccer, I will admit that I am not an expert and do not necessarily understand the tactics and strategies. I have only watched a few games from start to finish (the first being the Impact's first league championship, if I remember correctly). I recognize the amazing conditioning of the athletes involved and, especially due to the threats and violence faced by some of the players depending on where they are from, the incredible pressure to perform and win. That being said, I do not like soccer. At all. Where I always feel cheated is from the big tournaments like the World Cup or one of the big European championships. I'll see highlights on TSN or CBC and you see these fantastic, exciting plays. So I'll tune in to watch a game. That's when I realize that those 30 seconds of excitement that I saw during the highlights is the only real action that happened during a game. Watching a few players chase the ball the length of the field just to watch it go out of bounds into the corner or watch one of them comically fall down just doesn't do it for me. If I remember the stat correctly, Argentina had something like 7 shots in the final game, with 2 of them on goal. 2. In 90+ minutes. I'm sorry, but I just can't get into that. Curling, on the other hand, doesn't get nearly the attention that it should.
  • Comment on Update: Habs development camp continues in Brossard (2014-07-09 16:14:48)
    Any outs? Maybe a double play...
  • Comment on Habs development camp underway in Brossard (VIDEO) (2014-07-09 12:32:42)
    One thing I wonder about that (the missing 15 games), is that we didn't have Weaver last year. It will be interesting to see if that makes a difference.
  • Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-06 09:09:24)
    I had the same thought the other day. Even with his declining numbers, he's still one of the better producers available out there. My only real concerns would be $ and his health.
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 07:37:24)
    Morning Gents, Not sure if this has been brought up yet, but there's been a lot of talk from the team about giving the young guys a chance. However, after they dealt Gorges they went out and signed Gilbert and re-signed Weaver. So, assuming my math is correct, that would leave maybe one spot open on defence for Tinordi/Beaulieu/Pateryn. Should make for an interesting training camp.
  • Comment on (AUDIO) Habs sign Markov to three-year contract; Burns named to Hall of Fame (2014-06-23 19:06:35)
    I wish there was a like button for that one, Mike.
  • Comment on ‘This isn’t something that can’t be done,’ Habs’ Gionta says of a comeback (2014-05-27 12:06:54)
    Still better than what Alfredson said last year.
  • Comment on Game 1 of Habs vs. Rangers Saturday afternoon at Bell Centre (2014-05-15 12:43:37)
    Random thoughts and musings: - I have disliked (because hate is a strong word, as my kids like to point out to me) the Bruins for about 30 years. Found it difficult to cheer for a guy like Andy Moog when he became a Hab. That being said, I think I can say that I at least respect Rask after this series. He owned up to playing bad, gave the Canadiens credit, wouldn’t get sucked into any whining about the officiating (see comments re: PK and the dislodged net), and seemed to have had some encouraging words for Price in the handshake line. Maybe he can get traded so I can upgrade “respect” to at least “appreciate.” - I honestly believe that the Bruins organization has to think about getting Lucic some help. I have the sinking suspicion that this guy has some issues that need to be dealt with. Besides his antics on the ice and that nonsense in the line after the game, every time I see this guy in an interview he seems like he’s out of touch with reality. This is a young man - only 25, but been in the league 7 seasons already – with a lot of life left to live. As much as I loathe him as a player, there may be more to consider here. - Any and all comments made by me in the past in referring to anyone on the Habs as a smurf have been made entirely in jest. - Bourque had a bad series after an incredible first round. I’d like to think that, with the Rangers being more comparable to Tampa than Boston, he bounces back. If not, I hope Chucky’s ready soon. - If I see Gionta go to his backhand one more time, I may scream. Unless he scores, then I’ll scream louder. - Last but not least, this season has already been an incredible success. These guys should be proud no matter how it ends. Of course, it will end with them hoisting the cup, but I thought I would throw that line in there anyway. That is all for now. Let the discussion commence.