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 edge Bruins 3-2 to open preseason (2014-09-23 17:35:18)
Have a great evening. Habs players stay safe, and avoid injuries from the farm animals.
- Comment on P.K. Subban won’t be in lineup for pre-season opener vs. Bruins (2014-09-23 17:20:06)
No problem I lost interest after your 20
- Comment on P.K. Subban won’t be in lineup for pre-season opener vs. Bruins (2014-09-23 17:11:55)
How do you figure 1/4? NHL Rosters are a max 23 23X30 = 690 Add another 100 if you wish That's far from, " One quarter." I do not know how accurate the sample percentage is, yet almost 50% is much higher than any political or other sample survey any polling firm uses.
- Comment on P.K. Subban won’t be in lineup for pre-season opener vs. Bruins (2014-09-23 17:04:31)
Hi 17 First off, the so-called TV petition has done nothing to change anything in terms of the presentation of games in Canada. Perhaps something very minor may change, yet all it has been is minor 'noise' from perhaps people that have no effect on Rogers Revenue/Profits to begin with. Huge corporations are used to insignificant noise, and know it goes away as attention spans are limited. There are a multitude of historical business precedents... Rogers has absolutely NO worries. As for the Fighting item, here's hoping the NHL/NHLPA finds the wisdom to do away with the " Staged Fight" where useless goons take the 12th Forward position to play about 2-4 minutes.. and take away from the wonderful essence of a great game.
- Comment on P.K. Subban won’t be in lineup for pre-season opener vs. Bruins (2014-09-23 16:39:40)
sweetmad wrote .....what I think about fighting,when there are kids fighting to stay alive in many parts of the world,being forced to shoot their own familys,and here grown men want kids to fight just for entertainment,there is something radically wrong with our society,when brutalism is entertaining. --------------- Hi sm, There is no one that could argue your points of the altruistic approach presented, yet a similar argument could also be put forth where the 'Fast Food' garbage bins of North America would probably feed an underprivileged small nation for a week..if not more. -------------------- This is Pro Sports, and all its weirdness/craziness that it presents. People have choices...to watch and follow, OR not. The bottom line about Fighting in the NHL clearly rests with the Players - and more specifically, with the NHLPA. While fans express deep concerns about Fighting and the possible post career medical issues, WHY should these same fans actually care, when the ' Bullet Proof' athletes directly involved, obviously do NOT. The Proof: In 2012, the NHLPA conducted a survey of its players (318) about their feelings about Fighting in the Game. A surprising, and overwhelming 98% (no typo) voted NO... as to whether or not fighting should be banned. https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/once-again-nhl-players-voice-overwhelming-opposition-fighting-175557533.html If THEY don't care (at this time) - or don't recognise the need to ban fighting, then why should fans? On a personal level, and since the Parros-Orr almost catastrophe last year, I always walk away from the TV when a " Staged Fight" transpires. That was sickening, and I refuse to be subject to, or witness, the next on ice death. Others may not - while some may enjoy the 'emotion fight.' Pro Sports is Big Business..and the Players, monster Sponsors, and Revenue Generating customers will decide...
- Comment on Habs’ top pick Scherbak shines in Bell Centre debut (2014-09-23 11:28:13)
You'e lucky Sugar Ray Burli isn't in your marketing department
- Comment on Habs’ top pick Scherbak shines in Bell Centre debut (2014-09-23 11:25:45)
You're right but he destroyed some half decent fighters Mike Brown, Zack Smith, and knocked down Prust also. http://www.hockeyfights.com/players/16499/fightcard/reg2014
- Comment on Habs’ top pick Scherbak shines in Bell Centre debut (2014-09-23 11:14:12)
Looking at that Bruins lineup Tyler Randell 13 AHL fights last year. That could be a Tinordi-Mccarron tilt or jake Dowell Would enjoy seeing someone have a go at Kevan Miller, but he destroys guys ( see Moen)
- Comment on Habs’ top pick Scherbak shines in Bell Centre debut (2014-09-23 10:50:14)
D guys are so much harder to find or trade for. The Habs D depth only 'looks' good for the moment, and it is unproven at the NHL level. Apart from that, 3 of the Habs present Top 6 will be gone in 2-3 years ( Markov-Weaver-Gilbert) and that isn't factoring in injuries. After seeing Beaulieu live, it would be a monumental error to move him now perhaps with the exception of an elite, can't miss young guy in the mold of LA Kings Tler Tiffoli or Tanner Pearson.
- Comment on Habs’ top pick Scherbak shines in Bell Centre debut (2014-09-23 10:17:46)
Weaver is a transition guy for the Habs and has played almost full time NHL for the past 10 years. If he is back next year, the Habs have more D problems than what is expected. Gilbert was a Minnesota salary cap problem when Suter came along and a much cheaper Jonas Brodin took his spot. In Bergevin I Trust