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 Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 18:39:17)
I don't think we're at the top of our game yet. Defensive zone coverage is still a bit of an adventure, and the powerplay needs to improve. Kreider was certainly the difference in last year's playoffs. He basically ended the series for us before it had begun... but I don't think you meant that.
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 15:25:38)
Those power rankings are completely ridiculous. The Bruins have won less than half their games, the Penguins half, yet both teams are ranked higher than we are. And the Predators, who have yet to lose in regulation, are ranked 10th. Go figure.
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 13:17:08)
What a great comment by Manny-O-War. Have to respect someone that thinks that way.
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 13:15:20)
I have a very bad feeling this game. I've had a presentiment all week that we would lose 2-0.
- Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-24 22:49:39)
I think it's either the weekend of 8 November or the following weekend, and I believe everyone is welcome. I'm thinking myself of showing up at Hurley's after the game.
- Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-24 17:07:50)
It seems most of the discussion for the last couple of days has focused on Nail Yakupov and the desirability or otherwise of acquiring him. Mike Boone even commented on the weekly show about how teams were picking over the rotting carcase of the Edmonton Oilers (who, however, have won their last two games). How did this all start? Is it simply that we've had several days without a game and people need something to talk about or are the Oilers actually shopping Yakupov? Even if they are, I wouldn't be trying to acquire him if I were Marc Bergevin. The Oilers would demand something close to a king's ransom, and Yakupov has proved nothing yet. We'd be giving up players who are part of our team and who fit into its structure and chemistry for a player who may never make it and whose effect, if he did make it, we can't know. The only one of the Oilers' forwards I'd be interested in would be Taylor Hall. Unlike the others, he plays a complete game, he's got power, and he's good at creating space.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 09:01:21)
The Penguins changed up their defence over the summer, letting both Orpik and Niskanen go, but so far the rebuilt defence does not seem to be any improvement over what they had. Maata is going to be great, but he's still pretty inexperienced. As for the Bruins, the injury to Chara is making the trade of Boychuk look like more of a mistake than it already did.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 08:14:55)
We nearly always lose to either Edmonton or Calgary. The Flames are a very hard-working team. We can't afford to take them lightly. On paper the Senators look like nothing much, and I somehow don't have a lot of faith in Craig Anderson. But for the moment they're getting it done, although it's only five games so far.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 07:34:26)
The standings in the Eastern Conference look very strange. Habs in first, followed by Islanders, Detroit, and Tampa. Pittsburgh ninth with only three wins in six games, Boston tenth having won less than half their games. I like this. I'm sick of Boston and Pittsburgh always being a lock for the playoffs, as they have for the last half-dozen years or more. I know it's early, but still....
- Comment on Canadiens send Beaulieu and Bournival down to Hamilton (2014-10-23 12:40:17)
Everything went right for the Avalanche last year. MacKinnon was rookie of the year, Varlamov had a career year, and they scored enough to overcome a shaky defence and poor possession stats. I can't see those factors repeating themselves this year, and they have no replacement for Stasny. I'm not sure that Patrick Roy is as good a coach as last year's record made him look. He's a good junior coach, but his lack of NHL coaching experience may be becoming apparent. I wasn't impressed with the Avalanche's defence in the game against us.