etcheverry92 - (Michael Levine)Member since November 1, 2013
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- Comment on Liveblog: Game 64: Markov scores in long Shootout to beat Ducks 4-3 (2014-03-05 23:00:58)
Yes, it's called interference
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 64: Markov scores in long Shootout to beat Ducks 4-3 (2014-03-05 21:57:36)
The Habs' next two games are against opponents for whom the Montreal uniform still means something. Phoenix just sees the red, white, and blue, and they mail in the two points. It's a little different with Anaheim. It's Ryan Getzlaf who always comes down with a case of the Montreal flu. In virtually every game against the Habs, Getzlaf commits some sort of outlandish gaffe in his own end of the ice which turn the game around. And of course, coach Bruce Boudreau has all kinds of problems against Montreal. In general, though, the Anaheim roster is very unimpressive. A lot of fringe players who may be riding high in the regular season, but will likely be exposed tonight, and will surely be exposed during the playoffs. Great move by Bergevin today. The Canadiens have an aging group (Vanek makes it a whopping 12 players who are on the wrong side of 30). Bergevin has a roughly 2-year window to win it all and he has to go for it. And he did.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-02 02:25:21)
Booing is usually reserved for great opposing players, so why are fans booing Dion Phaneuf. Three years ago, his peers voted him the Leagues most over-rated player. Guys are going around him and through him. He'll rough up some nobody, then shrink away when challenged by anybody of note. Phaneuf was on the ice for either three goals or all four goals by the Habs tonight. He was totally out of position and screening his goaltender on Subban's goal. Of course, the Leafs, being the lousy organization they are, signed big bad Dion to a fat long term deal, thereby all but ensuring that there are no Cups on the horizon for them. Booing Phaneuf, as Howe, Hull, Orr, and Gretzky were booed, gives the Leaf defenceman a status that he doesn't even remotely deserve.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-02 02:12:34)
The Habs can't deal Markov. They have one of the oldest teams in the League. In 10 days, ten of their players will be beyond the age of 30. They need to make a serious run at the Cup now. And with Price in goal, they have as good a chance as anybody.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-01 22:33:48)
Toronto would have won in regulation if they had a goaltender. Bernier could match Fleury goal-for-goal.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-01 22:30:42)
Bourque was screaming at the ref for not making a call, but he was taken out of the play fairly and squarely. A ref should never allow himself to be influenced in this way. The ref Kyle Rehman completely turned the game around with his phantom call. And these are the guys we send to the Olympic, claiming that they're the best in the world? The best at what?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-01 22:26:01)
That's a good question. I'm not sure about that. Any other goaltender, however, would have shot the puck out. Bernier is such a poor puckhandler (and lousy goaltender for that matter), that he chose to freeze the puck - and paid the price.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-01 22:21:44)
The Leafs are far from guaranteed a playoff spot. And if Carlyle insists on playing Bernier, they could fall right out of the picture. He is too deep in his net, and is being beaten by shots that would hit him if he came out to the edge of his crease. His puck-handling is atrocious - that's why he took the delay of game penalty in OT. All he had to do was play the puck out, but his puckhandling is so poor, that he froze the puck instead. Five goals on the Island, four goals tonight. If your club has to score five or six goals to win games, you aren't going to win very often
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-01 22:15:09)
I believe that the call on Bernier was correct. The interference call on Gleason which led to the game-tying goal, however, was a joke. If they did want to nail Gleason for breathing on Gionta, they should have given Gionta a penalty for embellishment.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-01 20:15:36)
Canadian players and their referees should stay home. If Canada needs a lop-side playing field in order to compete, they should be treated in the same way that athletes on steroids are treated.