The Gumper - (Steve Daly)

Member since September 30, 2013


Habs fan since: 1960
Favorite current player: Subban
All-time favorite player: Lafleur


Recent Comments

  • Comment on Liveblog: Ducks edge Canadiens on Saku Night (2014-12-18 22:38:59)
    I don't get this... why does PAP have way more TOI than Galchenyuk?
  • Comment on Liveblog: Ducks edge Canadiens on Saku Night (2014-12-18 21:40:32)
    Every shot has been right at him...lack of dangerous shots more than anything....
  • Comment on Liveblog: Ducks edge Canadiens on Saku Night (2014-12-18 20:12:33)
    Those anthems made my ears hurt.... good Lord....
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-12-13 13:14:11)
    Absolutely.... you touch the goaltender and you pay. A good beating for a Kreider and a minimum headlock, facewash combo for lesser transgressions. Thus it has always been....
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-12-13 02:24:58)
    A few thoughts on tonight's tilt..... I'll begin by stating the obvious, Price stood on his head. Clearly played like one of the best keepers on the planet. Jones was a sieve, couldn't stop a suitcase. Kings were tired and Habs were rested. Not that I'm taking anything away from that victory. First of all, I don't buy the shot totals, not that I was counting. If it was legitimately 46-20 then that was the most evenly played 46-20 game that I have ever seen. It's not that I typically (ever) challenge the shot total but it just didn't look that way to me. Wonder (not) what the Corsi or Fenwick numbers were, might be mildly interesting in this case. That being said, there was lots to like in this game apart from the score line. In no particular order,.... Beaulieu played very well, good skater with mitts and a bit of a mean streak (loved his play on Brown at the crease in the third). When I played Junior (sorry, but there's a point to this) our goon was only about 6'1" but he was as wide as he was tall and had a face like an anvil. We only floated him out for a little chat when someone was running around being stupid. If his recommendation fell on deaf ears, he would beat the bark off the culprit a shift or two later. Heavyweights, middleweights, all were welcome. If the opponent was the first one to get 2-5-10 blows in first, didn't matter. It wouldn't fizz on him, he would still put the exclamation point on the tilt, always. My point is that he wasn't even the toughest guy on the club. The toughest guy was at best, a middleweight, if that. We were both 165 pounds soaking wet but I can honestly say that I've never seen a better fighter, both on and off the ice. We were best friends but I finally had to stop hanging around with him as we were literally scrapping almost every weekend and Jerry Butler (Leafs) finally convinced me that I ought to think of another vocation. Anyway, he reminds me of Beaulieu, they even look the same. Maybe Beaulieu got lucky in his first couple of scraps but I doubt it. Some guys are tough, some aren't. He's definitely worth keeping around. Chucky is blossoming into a great player as is Sekac. Both are going to be blue chippers in very short order, they're very close to dominating shifts. I was very pleased with DD tonight. He could have had a lip on due to his demotion but instead, he was determined to prove his worth and maybe that's the best way to treat a small, undrafted forward such as him. Maybe he was a bit lazy given his first line and PPTOI and, rather than pout, has decided to prove others wrong. That would be nice. Enjoy watching Ghetto's game, he's certainly worth an extended look. Anyway, I like the look of the forwards that we have available, the D could use a bit of work but I'm sure that MB's stockpiling theory will bring us whatever piece may be missing in March. We're OK, I think.....
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 23:26:02)
    Yeah... wish I had better news B.... he's not awful, just ordinary at the college level....
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 22:58:05)
    Nice to see Didier score tonight but I live in Denver and have watched him play 20-30 times. Big kid but definitely not NHL calibre... has trouble keeping up with college hockey.....
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 22:08:35)
    Ole ole ole ole!!! Whoever is manning the shot clock has had a few... There's no way that is right.....
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 21:09:13)
    CP is unconscious tonight... if Beaulieu doesn't stay up, I'm turning in my secret decoder ring..... nice mitts and a bit of a mean streak... not the size of the dog in the fight....
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 20:41:09)
    Love watching Chucky dangle!