etcheverry92 - (Michael Levine)Member since November 1, 2013
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Favorite current player: Peter Budaj
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- Comment on Liveblog: Game 41 – Canadiens blow 3-0 lead, lose 5-4 in OT (2013-12-31 22:42:42)
Referee Ghyslain Hebert should be terminated by Gary Bettman without delay, just as Red Storey was terminated by then commissioner Clarence Campbell 55 years ago. With the score 3-3 and the Canes all over the Habs, Andrei Markov slammed Tuomo Ruutu into the boards directly from behind, with Hebert looking right at the play. Two Minutes or 5 minutes? No call by Hebert as it turns out. Well, maybe he's put his whistle away for the night. The Canes take the lead anyway and, no sooner than they do, Honest Ghyslain nails Ruutu for interference (replays didn't catch the alleged call). The Canadiens, who looked like they were dead in the water, score on the power play immediately after first time offender Brendan Gallagher bumped Ward in the crease. Hmm, Hebert had called the Canes for bumping Price while the Habs' goalie was out of his crease earlier in the game. Hebert wasn't done, though. After ignoring an obvious interference infraction by Plekanec on Stahl, honest Ghyslain nails Stahl for boarding Moen. Stahl is none-too-pleased by the fact that Hebert is watching only one team, and picks up an extra two for his trouble. Hebert got his favorite team one point in this game and tried valiantly to get them a win. He should be given the nine of heats by Bettman without delay. Let his union go to bat for him, if they so choose, but there is no room in the game for cheaters like Ghyslain Hebert.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-05 01:39:45)
Adidess, I agree that Subban's bobble should be forgiven, but to say that you didn't see the slew-foot? Subban is, without question, one of the dirtiest players in the game. He's a master, though, at picking his spot
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-04 23:17:42)
While you make valid points, the NHL won't suspend Subban. In fact, he is receiving preferential treatment to date, certainly from NHL referees. In overtime, he roughed up Zidlickey, then grabbed him and threw him to the ice WWE style. The referee was right there, but no call. No point having referees if you're going to tolerate blatant infractions. Subban really has to lose his tough guy act. Tonite it was Zidlicky. Monday he roughed up Zubrus three straight times. No call, of course. He has instigated or tried to instigate fights with Turris, Tlusty, Fleishman, and a slew of others. The pattern is obvious. Subban always bullies non-combatants, usually Europeans, and invariably escapes penalty calls. Let's see how many fights the paper tiger tries to pick with Chara, Lucic, and Thornton tomorrow nite.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-04 22:13:20)
Budaj struggled in the third period, but Schneider was even worse. Brodeur was bad 2 nites ago. Bernier was atrocious 2 nites earlier. Neuvirth coughed up the dribblet to Moen, while Harding and Kuemper couldn't stop anything in the first win of the current streak. Canadiens have had the good fortune to rarely face NHL goaltending during this great run.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 28 – Canadiens beat nemesis 3-2 (2013-12-03 01:25:13)
I think that Travis Moen turned the game when he wallpapered Fayne in the center ice area at a time when Jersey had a 1-0 lead. On his next shift out, Marek Zidlicky was first man back to a puck to Brodeur's left. A Canadiens' player (I couldn't see who) was in pursuit. Zidlicky, whose guts have been questioned repeatedly during his career - and rightfully so - thought that he might get wallpapered a la Moen or, at the very least, might have to take a hit to make a play. The Jersey defenceman tried to rush things in order to avoid the imagined hit, and overskated the puck. The Habs picked up the puck and began a sequence of pressure that led to their first goal. The goal was critical because the record shows that when Montreal trails going into the third, they lose.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 28 – Canadiens beat nemesis 3-2 (2013-12-03 01:10:56)
Good comment. Price is in an absolute zone. I believe that he will carry the Canadiens to a Cup this year. If we look at Montreal's streak, their only edge has been in nets - and it's been a big edge. They launched the streak against Minnesota. Harding and Kuemper couldn't stop anything. Neuvirth recovered himself late in Washington, but he gave up that all important first goal on a dribbler by Moen. On Saturday, Jonathan Bernier's family and friends must have put bags over their heads. Their guy was just atrocious. And tonight, Price was great as usual and Brodeur looked sick on Montreal's first two goals. Given how Price is whipping opposing goaltenders, the Habs' streak figures to go on for a good while yet.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 28 – Canadiens beat nemesis 3-2 (2013-12-02 21:41:18)
He is defensively responsible and he's a tremendous player, but he's gutless. Roughed up Zubrus three times in the first, went after other nobodies like Turris, Tlusty, etc. Reminds me of Doug Risebrough.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 27: Canadiens skate to early lead, beat Leafs 4-2, move into third place (2013-12-01 00:43:05)
Is that all that you guys got - Kleenex and banners? I'll admit that debating a top NHL and CFL expert like myself is difficult, but that doesn't mean that you should mail in the 2 points.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 27: Canadiens skate to early lead, beat Leafs 4-2, move into third place (2013-12-01 00:39:35)
Is that all you guys got - Kleenex and banners? I'll admit that debating a top NHL and CFL expert like myself is difficult, but that doesn't mean that you have to mail in the 2 points.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 27: Canadiens skate to early lead, beat Leafs 4-2, move into third place (2013-11-30 22:32:26)
What's worse Habs fan? Homers in the broadcast booth or homers on the ice in striped shirts? Rooney and St. Pierre turned the entire game around with a couple of biased calls/non-calls. What a disgrace. The disallowed goal was a complete farce.