icedogs22 - (Eric Quesnel)Member since July 13, 2010
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- Comment on Look who’s back (2013-11-13 16:25:23)
Go Habs Go
- Comment on Habs waiting for MRI results of Pacioretty’s injury (2013-10-17 14:51:12)
- Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 10:54:50)
Fighting should be allowed to continue because I do believe it to be an important facet of the game, but additional rules are necessary in order to prevent the kind of embarrassment that's been fairly common in recent years. I live in Atlanta now and I am tired of having to defend my sport to non-hockey-fan friends and co-workers for incidents like what we saw with George Parros or in the pre-season with the Leafs/Sabres. Anyone who WILLFULLY engages in a fight should be immediately ejected from the game. That means that if Parros and Orr mutually decide to drop 'em...no problem, but they're done for the rest of the game. If you have a situation where Emelin is jumped by Chara for a borderline dirty hit, Chara should be the only one ejected after the fight. Emelin fought back but was clearly not a willful participant. That could seriously cut down on the line brawls and multiple fights by one guy within the same game. It would also likely cut down on the fights that result from clean hits. If Chucky gets leveled on a clean hit, Prust has to at least think twice before deciding to drop the gloves in the heat of the moment to defend him. It would keep the more skilled guys in the game while still affording some accountability for truly dirty play.
- Comment on Pateryn, Thomas, Blunden among eight players reassigned to Bulldogs (2013-09-26 13:42:19)
Not meant to be the sole reason for my opinion...just a comedic add-in. My opinion is just that-my opinion-and it's based on my own eyeballs and also based on how many times I say the words "COME ON!" or "SERIOUSLY?" after he fails to execute what a "PP-Capable", "Offensive-Minded", NHL-calibre defensemen should be able to do much more consistently. Before Markov got tired, he was making Diaz look much better than he is. When I saw Eller get laid in in the playoffs, I wasn't paying any attention at the time to who made the pass. But as soon as it happened, I said to myself "I bet it was Diaz who set him up like that"... Then again, my eyes belong to me, not to MB or MT. So what I think matters very little in the grand scheme of things. Go Habs Go!
- Comment on Pateryn, Thomas, Blunden among eight players reassigned to Bulldogs (2013-09-26 13:11:48)
Disagree. He is not good...not even as a PP specialist. Once we're established in the offensive zone, he's fine. He picked up a bunch of points in the first week of the season last year because Markov was the main guy to start the play from our zone. However, even in that nice string of games, one thing was plainly obvious. When we relied on him to carry the puck out from our D zone on a powerplay, it almost always ended in a turnover. He hesitates too much and then makes a hasty decision that ends up being a bad one. The look on his face (easily seen when they used the close-up angle on the puck carrier coming through the neutral zone) showed that he really didn't know what to do. He always reminded me of that famous internet meme of the dog wearing a lab coat and goggles with the caption "I have no idea what I'm doing". His passes are either broken up or his shoot-ins are poorly executed and the D gets to the puck first for an easy dump back down the ice. As a physical D, he's useless (I don't expect anything different given his style) and as a puck mover he's below average at best. The only value he brings is that he can shoot from the point once zone presence on a PP is already established. He is wasting a roster spot that can be filled much more effectively by any of Tinordi/Beaulieu/Pateryn.
- Comment on Pacioretty leads Habs’ offense in 3-2 win over the Devils (Video) (2013-09-24 10:21:08)
Did Emelin swing his stick at Chara when he was jumped? Nope! Didn't turtle either. Took it like a man despite the huge risk to his career.
- Comment on Emelin skates in full gear; McCarron returned to junior (2013-09-23 10:37:09)
Kessel was justified? Really? I can maybe buy that the first swing was justified when Scott came at him. Most peoples' instinct when attacked by a bear would be to use whatever you have at your disposal to fend him off. Plus, he kept his stick low...no attempt to do significant harm. So maybe I don't blame him so much for that one... However, the subsequent swings at his legs while Scott was tied up with other players is disturbing. He accomplished what he wanted to do...keep him at a distance until someone can come to your rescue. Mission accomplished. But to then take a couple more whacks after the focus had shifted is disgusting. I hope he gets at least 10 games. He won't though...star players aren't treated the same and never will.
- Comment on Brière agrees to two-year deal with Canadiens (2013-07-05 16:04:39)
It's a start...hopefully can still land a big man on D...
- Comment on Theodore among former Habs available in free-agent pool (2013-06-21 11:20:31)
I agree...in fact, I believe Chicago won't score tonight either. In fact, I think game 5 will be scoreless all the way up until about 9pm tomorrow night.
- Comment on Habs GM Bergevin “100 per cent” behind Carey Price (2013-05-14 09:36:55)
Bitterweet night...Laffs shocked but Booins advance... Neither scenario is particularly appetizing, but I would much rather lose a series the way the Habs did than the way the Leafs did. As Habs fans we are upset we lost in the first round, but we were dismissed early by a team that flat out played better and more consistently. We had injuries to many key players and had others show promise of things to come. I think most of us (the rational ones anyways) are optimistic of the future and are anxiously awaiting the draft and the 2013-14 season. Imagine if we had lost the way the Leafs did. Owning a 3-goal lead in game 7 on the road against a team that was mentally and physically drained with less than 10 minutes left to play...then losing in OT. Can you imagine the sickness you would feel in your stomach? People would go crazy here, as they are in TO. Let's hope the Leafs' management over-value their current roster and make no significant moves in the offseason. I easily see them finishing in the bottom half of the conference next year.