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 … (2014-03-09 12:18:55)
Unfortunately we have until Wednesday to rehash the brutal road trip and throw Marc Bergevin to the wolves for the vanishing Vanek trade. Plenty of time for hysteria and over-reaction.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 09:39:34)
I haven't given up on Budaj, but he has been very beatable since taking over from Price. I was under the impression his contract ended this summer and was just speculating, but MR corrected me above. He is indeed signed until the summer of 2015, so I wonder what role the organization envisages for Dubnyk.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 09:02:25)
Not much point wringing our hands over this brutal road trip. We're simply not on the same level as teams like L.A and San Jose. Let's just put the whole thing behind us and focus on integrating our new players into the team dynamic and getting ready for the Bruins on Wednesday. The schedule gets a bit easier and we're still in a good position. And other teams have their problems as well. In Tampa, I don't think Bishop has been quite as lights-out lately as he was earlier in the season. The Leafs have headed out to California to face the same gruelling test we've just emerged from. If Price is ready to go, things should improve. But I'm wondering if the Habs intend to make Devan Dubnyk their backup next season. When Budaj plays once every ten days or two weeks, he can almost always give a good performance; when he's playing every night, there are bound to be some bad games. Also, his contract is up this year. Dubnyk is big and still relatively young, and he went through a baptism of fire with a very bad Oilers team. Some solid work with Stephane Waite might turn him into an excellent backup.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-09 08:45:36)
I posted something similar yesterday. If Robinson had really wanted the job with the Habs, an interview could have been arranged. There's no evidence at all that he was more than mildly interested. The probability is that, quite apart from any feeling of being subbed by the Habs in the past, he simply preferred to go to San Jose, where he has family and where there is a great deal less pressure.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 66 – Brutal road trip ends with shutout loss (2014-03-08 22:16:44)
Pathetic. Game might as well be over.
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 16:34:09)
Steve - If Larry Robinson had really wanted to come to Montréal, he would have set up an interview. He could have flown up to Montréal, had the interview, and returned the next day or even late that night. It was more important to him to stay in Florida to look after his property (I think there'd been a hurricane). If the job with the Habs had really mattered to him, he could have delegated someone to stand in for him in Florida for a day or two. All he said about it later was that it was an interesting idea but the timing wasn't right. It's quite possible Robinson simply preferred San Jose. He has family near there, and there is much less pressure. Did he not step down as Devils' coach for health reasons? He found the pressure was not good for him.
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 16:07:46)
The Habs haven't won in San Jose since 1999.
- Comment on Budaj gets start in goal for Habs against Sharks (2014-03-08 16:06:24)
Excellent post. I fully agree.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-08 10:52:22)
If Bergevin had not waited until the last minute, he likely would have had to give up more than he did. When the last minute came and Snow still hadn't moved Vanek, he knew he had to take Bergevin's offer or get nothing.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-08 08:38:16)
Your best ever! A tour de force!