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 Liveblog: Canadiens 2 – Ottawa 1 after two (2014-12-20 18:03:53)
Dear Mr. Boone: The behaviour of a few of your media confrères over at RDS is not acceptable - guys like Andre Savard and Gaston Therrien. You would NEVER stoop to those levels..... ---------------------- The recent subtle, and not so subtle attack on Lars Eller are unbecoming of decent journalism and smacks of some other bias unrelated to hockey. When people need to denigrate and discount others to prop up one of their own, the debate or discussion turns sour and reeks. Regarding the Eller/Desharnais debate - Yes, Eller did mention that he prefers playing center and is more comfortable there, yet why the attack on Eller by these two - and no word on Davey when he expressed the exact same thing? Their use of a short term, small sample of games to predict how the beloved Davey D. will perform in the future or PLAYOFFS is meaningless at best. Ex: Davey: 4 games – 2 goals 2 assists. Scott Gomez: last 7 games – 2 goals 5 assists. The bottom line: The decisions made by Habs Management and coaching are all about getting the team THROUGH the playoffs – for the short term, and the future where the rules change, whistles are put in pocket, and the Jungle strong survive. Of course there was no mention of Eller leading ALL Habs forwards in points during last year’s playoffs. A team does NOT get through the playoffs when the top Center has scored 2 goals in 27 playoff games – 1 being an Empty Netter. On that note, here's wishing HIO a great evening and Habs win. The Lobster Christmas Kitchen Party calls... :-)
- Comment on Pacioretty could be in lineup for Habs against Senators (2014-12-20 14:26:59)
Fever The only thing I can think of is more long term vision.... and who all of GMMB/staff, and Coach MT and staff believe can get the Habs THROUGH the playoffs when the rules change, whistles are put away, and the Law of the Jungle is applied. I always respected 51 for his courage and character and keeping the 1st line center seat warm for AG, yet 2 goals in 27 playoff games (1 Empty Netter) will never get the Habs to the Promised Land. Eller proved his worth last playoffs as he led ALL Habs forwards in points scored
- Comment on Pacioretty could be in lineup for Habs against Senators (2014-12-20 13:53:25)
Just saw a Team Stat that was surprising and perhaps should be concerning for the Habs. As of this moment, The Habs have the NHL worst Differential of Power Play to Penalty Kill minutes. The Habs have played Short Handed for 196:10 (5th most) and have been on the Power Play for only 150:13 - 3rd least in the NHL. That Differential of Negative - 45:57 of PP to PK time, is the very worst in the entire NHL. Put in perspective, # 1 Calgary is Plus + 57:49. http://www.nhl.com/ice/teamstats.htm?fetchKey=20152ALLSAAAll&sort=teamPenaltyDetail.powerplayMinusPenaltyKillSeconds&viewName=penaltyKillTime I'm not much into conspiracy theories and don't view the Habs with bleu-blanc-rouge glasses, yet this one is a head scratcher. The Habs as a team, have the 5th most Minor penalties in the NHL. Dmen: Considering there are 120 Top 4 Dmen and 180 Top 6 Dmen, it's somewhat hard to believe that the Habs would have 2 of the top 11 Dmen for Minor penalties in the entire NHL. Subban is 2nd with 19, and Emelin is tied for 11th with 13. These 2 are a far cry from deemed dirty players or cheap shot artists. At the Forward position, it's less of an issue with Max tied for 49th with 9 minors. What gives?
- Comment on Pacioretty could be in lineup for Habs against Senators (2014-12-20 12:25:19)
Good 1st Shaker Best to you and family
- Comment on Pacioretty could be in lineup for Habs against Senators (2014-12-20 12:13:21)
It was disappointing that Michael Mccarron was not selected to Team USA for whatever reason, yet being selected to any National Junior Team is far from being guaranteed a place in the NHL. That will have little to no bearing as to whether or not McCarron becomes a force in the NHL. The last time Team Canada won Gold at the World Juniors was back in 2009. They had some players on that team that have become good to outstanding NHLers: John Tavares - PK Subban - Alex Pietrangelo- Jamie Benn -Jordan Eberle - Tyler Myers - Cody Hodgson. There were others on that Gold Medal team that never made it to the NHL, or play minor roles. Dustin Tokarski. Dmen - Keith Aulie -Cody Goloubef. Fowards: Patrice Cormier - Angelo Esposito - Stefan Della Rovere - Chris DiDomenico - Dana Tyrell.
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 11:21:37)
IF it is fraudulent, then how would you explain the results? " His response was truly miraculous. At the end of Day 1 he was walking with minimal effort for the first time since his stroke. By Day 2 he was conversing comfortably with family and staff at the clinic." The family says Howe has been able to help out with daily household chores, and when tested, his ability to name items has gone from less than 25 per cent before the treatment to 85 per cent." ------------------- As for 'Scientific evidence," my first questions are always: 1) WHO or WHAT industry/company//government Agency funded the research. (Follow The Money!) 2) Was the end result pre-determined?
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 11:10:19)
Feast or Famine
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 10:50:24)
Coach You said it better than I ever could
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 10:47:52)
Paz Here's being OK with all of it Let NB continue progressing. He will be the one that forces the hand
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 10:45:26)
Ozie I also really enjoy the show. There are some really bright guys like Damphousse, Gauthier, Carbonneau, Latendresse that have great insights Here's also understanding about their target audience, yet the 2 guys Savard and Therrien take it to another level and play the Nationalism card a bit too heavy