Maritime Ronn - (Member since Jan.14, 2013)Member since August 22, 2013
Habs fan since: I can remember the mid 1960's
Favorite current player: Prust
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson
- Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-24 15:59:47)
Hi Boni Did Denis play a roll in the Cup run? Did he have some precious words of advice for someone? Did a small tap on the back make a difference to a player because of what he had accomplished in his career? Did Denis's presence behind the bench have any influence on the players or Coach Demers' decisions/ As for Ramage, I do not know the man nor have ever met him, yet if GMMB was satisfied and confident in hiring him, who shouldn't be OK with that? Then again, there are some on HIO who consider themselves Prosecutor, Judge and Jury when it comes to things like this. Think Nathan Beaulieu....
- Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-24 15:01:42)
Very interesting to read PAP's comments about Team Unity and Chemistry. Over the years, sometimes Cup winners didn't have the best superstars or multiple elite talents, yet it was always expressed by the Cup Winners that they had 2 things going for them: 1) They were extremely fortunate NOT to have incurred major injuries to Key Players in their Cup run and season. 2) That the guys in The Room really liked each other, and would do anything and sacrifice for the Team and their mates. Mr. Molson did a great job in hiring GM Bergevin. The word on the street is that he is not at all intimidated by the media, and is secure in what he knows and doesn't know. GMMB has surrounded himself with excellent, eclectic, and experienced hockey people in the likes of Dudley-Carriere-Mellanby-Timmins-Lapointe-Ramage....and yes, a very under the radar screen group of analytics folks that have set up a proprietary system that responds to the specific needs and wants of what the Habs coaching desires and feel are important. Coach Sutter of LA, Coach Quennneville of Chicago, and Coach Babcock of Detroit have done the same..and none of the above feel the need to broadcast it to the world ( Leafs-TSN-Sportsnet- G&M-Toronto Sun and Star...) As GMMB has been proven, he is NOT afraid to make the tough decisions. They may not always be right, yet... In Marc Bergevin-We Trust.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 13:21:13)
Edmonton NEVER does that deal...but if you throw in a 5th and Moen, they would jump on it. They might even throw Eberle in.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 13:17:58)
There may be another way to look at it. Beaulieu only turns 22 in December. For a Dman, that's an infant's age. Markov is signed for 3 years - this year included, yet 'could' be moved in year 3. IF Beaulieu progresses, he would/could be a partner for Subban, or another 2nd pair right Dman. Unless there are some Major Character issues with Beaulieu THIS year - or IF GMMB was ever presented some fabulous trade offer package, I don't see Nate going anywhere for a while. The season is long - very long, and needs to play itself out.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 13:04:47)
See above message to Dmex Same
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 13:03:19)
Forgetaboutit :-) Great posters always get Mulligans.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 12:58:13)
Hi D " His parents both hold doctorate degrees from the Université Laval in Quebec City – his father's in polymer chemistry and his mother's in biochemistry – and prioritized education for Malhotra. Due to his mother's French background, he spoke both French and English at home." " "With my mother being French Canadian, English and French were the two languages spoken in our house," http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/malhotra-making-nhl-history-1.828955
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 12:47:42)
Interesting point. One would have to imagine these guys are on emergency call and Toronto is a hour flight away with multiple options. Perhaps some of the Rules gurus can chime in. Are teams allowed more than 20 skaters for the warm up? If a player is actually injured during a warm up, is he allowed to be replaced in the line up?
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 12:41:53)
Regarding Beaulieu-Bournival, the plan at the beginning of the week was to send both down to play 2 games - 1 tonight in Toronto, and then Saturday in Hamilton. It was said both were to meet up with the Habs on Sunday in Edmonton before the game Monday night. Nothing wrong with that for 2 reasons: - They get to play 2 games as both have been inactive. - While it may appear to be minimum Cap money, the Habs save those precious Cap dollars as the Cap is calculated on a daily basis. There are about 185 days in the season, therefore the Habs saved Cap Space is around 5 days each for Bournival and Beaulieu. At first look it almost looks minuscule and irrelevant, yet every Cap dollar counts and could be the difference between acquiring a needed player at trade Deadline or being forced to pass.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 10:00:51)
burli No one said he should give the medal back or that he didn't earn it. There is an opinion out the that others "could" have also won it based on the incredible team that was far better than anything else iced in the Olympics. As mentioned, I want to see Carey go all the way - see how he holds up when teams are almost equal and like all Cup winning goalies, needs to stand on his head and win OT games under the big spotlight