JF - (Jane Findlay)Member since November 10, 2007
Habs fan since: 1961
Favorite current player: Tomas Plekanec, Josh Gorges
All-time favorite player: Jean Béliveau
- Comment on About last night … (POed, sleep-deprived, late-night west-coast edition. (2015-03-05 08:37:27)
I agree with Peter Young's excellent post farther down. It's too soon to draw any conclusions about the success or otherwise of Bergevin's moves. The roster has been shaken up, and it will take a few games and a few hard, focused practices for everyone to settle down and get used to their new line mates, new role, or new system. This road trip so far hasn't told us anything we didn't already know. The Habs have a tough time in California. They can't win in San Jose. They don't match up well against bigger, more physical teams. Nothing new here. Lets get the road trip over with without making too much of what happens either tonight or in Phoenix on Saturday. Maybe even against the Lightning in our first game back home. Get in some good practices and then we'll see.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens are 0-for-California (2015-03-04 21:45:08)
I hate that team.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens are 0-for-California (2015-03-04 21:21:13)
I agree. With Connolly out for the Bruins, I'm really afraid the Senators will make the playoffs. I can't stand the team and we always have trouble against them. I can quite well imagine Gryba or one of their other thugs pulling a Kreider on Price.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 16:10:22)
Restaurants in Vancouver are nowhere near what they are in Montreal. The food tends to be fancy and "yuppy," a bit pretentious without the quality to back it up. Maybe Chinese is good (it should be), but everything else is inferior.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 10:59:45)
Mitchell is very, very fast, not just a fast skater, but his edge-work and turning are also fast. I've liked him from the first time I saw him on San Jose in the playoffs a few years ago.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 10:57:01)
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 10:50:48)
It's true that we're an offence-starved team. But in the playoffs, where there is less time and space, you really need heavy, physical, smothering defensive coverage. You also need players who are strong enough and solid enough to get to the net and stay there. Remember the series against Philly in 2008? We had lots of offence and the best powerplay in the League that year, but we were impotent against a team that kept us to the outside. I would have liked to keep Sekac, but I think we really need a player like Smith-Pelly once he gets comfortable with us and works on his conditioning, if that is an issue. I doubt the addition of one slightly slower player will slow down the entire team - and in any case, the two Sabres we added are super-speedy, which should compensate.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 10:39:47)
Matty, I watch some soccer but do sometimes find it boring. I guess I don't really appreciate the defensive side of the game. Last summer I found the Impact unwatchable - they were both bad and boring. But I watch the World Cup, and I loved watching the Spanish team play tiki-taka a few years ago; it was like watching an intricate tapestry being woven.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 10:22:13)
Soccer. Quarter-finals of the Concacaf Champions League. The Impact tied the first game of the home-and-home in Mexico a few days ago 2-2. Last night finished 1-1. The first tiebreaker is road goals, so the Impact are through to the Semi-finals for the first time ever.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 10:18:38)
The second half was great and the climax unbelievable. But the entire first half was dead boring. However, I guess the result went some way towards erasing the memory of their monumental collapse a few years ago.