Beardbaron - (Brain Leborx)Member since November 23, 2013
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Subban
All-time favorite player: Plekanec
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 63 – Road trip begins with 2-1 loss in L.A. (2014-03-04 01:40:10)
It seemed the puck was too slippery for the habs tonight and the Kings playoff style was superior in clogging up the neutral zone and sustaining offensive zone pressure. The Montreal Canadiens had 0 takeaways and 13 giveaways. Pk had 4 of them and Emelin was the only D without. Late in the game, Murray, who played over 20 minutes(6 min on the pk), and Tinordi were caught deep in their zone after some "cafouillage" and Murray was so gassed he checked Eller by mistake. My man Plek was 14-6 on faceoffs but is 48.7% on the season and is the most used player in the circle this season. The Habs are certainly putting in the effort, outhitting LA 42-28 (Murray had 8, Subban had 7). It was a playoff style game and the habs made a few too many mistakes. I feel this team needs more time to find its rythym with Budaj in net, Galchenyuk coming back from injury and Tinordi being inserted into the lineup.
- Comment on ‘We’re going to put that one behind us’ Therrien says of Habs 6-0 loss to Kings (Video) (2013-12-11 00:30:41)
The Refs have been really blowing offside calls against the habs lately, like Galchenyuk in the first period tonight, he was clearly onside.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 32 – The winning streak ends at five as Kings pot six (2013-12-10 22:02:22)
Just wasn't their night tonight, can't win 'em all. Galchenyuk looked good with Plek and Gionta, he played 19:03, probably a season high. The Canadiens were a lot better than the score indicated. They were down early by a lot and stopped the bleeding in the third period. Defense looked really shaky tonight, and the superb goaltending we have grown used to wasn't enough to save the game. File it and forget it.
- Comment on Habs get a well-deserved day off (2013-12-07 01:40:11)
It seems we could take it a step further and just say the top 16 teams in the nhl make it and the top 8 play at home. I think the reasoning for allowing the best of each division to make it is sound, as some divisions are easier/harder than others and more games are played within your division. Between the ridiculous 3 point games and wacky standings not based on performance I would be surprised to see this system not change next season.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 22:32:52)
Really good job by Diaz tonight. He stepped up physically and really helped a stellar effort all around by the habs d-core tonight.
- Comment on Bournival returns to Habs lineup against Devils (2013-12-02 14:10:56)
Good to see Bournival back in the lineup, the kid has been dynamite this season. In a merit based system I see him taking some of Galchenyuk's ice time. Murray - Diaz has been a great defensive pairing in limited situations. Bouillon is -11 and routinely gets beaten cleanly on the boards. MT shouldn't change a formation that has been stellar on D of late. Dress Murray, Bouillon is the odd man out.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-01 11:45:46)
Hi everyone, I have been reading HIO for a few years and finally decided to start posting. I was really impressed with Bourque, he really looked dominant out there last night, something we haven't seen for a while. People often argue about the usefulness of "goon" type players, but no one can argue how awesome Parros was when Orr was trying to tie up Subban after PK landed a clean check. Parros peeled him off Subban and challenged him, and even knocked his stick away to taunt Orr. It was an important win for the habs as they had identical records going in and helped to better position themselves in the standings. Gotta love Subban and Markov out there, they look like they really respect each other a lot.