CJ - (C.J. Casselman)Member since December 30, 2013
Habs fan since: 1979
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- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 22:17:15)
Today completes my 365th and final day as a member of the HIO community. What began as an outlet to help kill time during my parental leave, turned into an everyday thing. I consider myself very fortunate to have discussed hockey with folks equally passionate and infinitely more informed than myself. This was my first real experience with message boards and I'd recommend it to anyone reading and considering joining. You need some thick skin from time to time, but overall it's a very respectful group. To those who I had the pleasure meeting and interacting with offline, a sincere thanks. It has been my honour getting to know you and I look forward to remaining in touch via email and Twitter. It took some time for me to acknowledge that others understood the game better than I. Further, reviewing my more recent posts I became not just verbose, but pointy stick, which, I would hope anyway, is entirely out of character. I do recognize that I rub some of you the wrong way and I just want to say I'm sorry. Truth be told I'm actually very insecure. Following my job loss I've struggled with my confidence and this has seeped into my posts. In any event, I don't want to extend further beyond saying sorry and most importantly, thank you! This edition of our Montreal Canadiens has begun to grow on me and I really see great things in the not so distant future. Although I've preached patience I can honestly say that I see no reason why we can't win the east this year. If we continue to avoid the injury bug, there is nobody significantly better. Led by Price, I like our chances. So, for one last time, it's Go Habs Go! I look forward to checking back in when the playoffs start. In the interim, I wish continued peace, health and harmony for each of you. Happy New Year friends! Kindest regards, John
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 19:29:24)
Sweden wins 3-2. Awesome game!
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 19:19:22)
Prust handles a much bigger man. He gave up size and reach, but he's so technically sound. Great fight.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 19:12:46)
3-2 now. Some great skill on display.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 19:07:14)
Truer words have not been spoken. This is the league, in its truest form. Well said.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 19:06:09)
That's fair. One may prove too small, the other may prove too unskilled. Although its not impossible, I doubt Reway grows two inches and adds 30lbs. Crisp might yet gain the necessary skill or find a role.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 19:01:31)
I'd say no goal....
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 18:59:07)
Money, plus commitment. Two years and two cities 700+ km apart are simply too much.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win out of Christmas break (2014-12-29 18:56:14)
Sweden ties it at 2 on the PP.
- Comment on Bournival will be healthy scratch for Habs against Hurricanes (2014-12-29 17:09:45)
Sorry, just to be clear, who's player A? Bournival? The only concern with this is the sample size is extraordinarily uneven, provided that the numbers are drawn from this season. Regarding increased production, there are a few guys who need to step up. Weaver, Allen, Gilbert, Beaulieu, Tinordi, Emelin and Gonchar have combined for TWO goals this season. Everyone has a role. Bournival may yet have his. I'm a big fan dating back to watching he and Morgan Ellis in the Memorial Cup, but he did himself no favors the last time he saw game action. It will come. As for Therien, he's become a players coach and he will go to bat for his veterans. It's just the way it is. A young player can't be just as good, he needs to be better, maybe even much better, before he's going to earn a chance.