CJ - (C.J. Casselman)

Member since December 30, 2013

Ottawa

Habs fan since: 1979
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  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 17:19:46)
    Timo, you coming to the Summit? Nice!
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 20:28:54)
    Small world Mavid! I always remember the food being very good and reasonably priced by private club standards. A quick story on food/beverage minimums; My buddy was a member at Rideau View, just down the road from Carleton (closer to Manotick). He was under the impression that food/drinks were included as part of the membership. So, each day, whether he was hungry or not, he ordered a poutine, cheeseburger, soda, candy bar, etc. He signed the chit before getting picked up by his parents. Well, at the end of the month the invoice arrives and his dad was billed over $1,800 in hamburgers, fries and pop - for ONE month! That quickly ended the signing privileges.
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 19:55:31)
    Nice! Glad to hear. Cheers, CJ
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 18:37:16)
    That, along with his contract are two of the primary reasons why we are not able to move this asset. The third factor, IMO, is his recent list of head injuries. Best case scenario, Moen gets healthy and provides depth. He is on the books for two more years at $1.85 million, which isn't the worst contract in the world to carry.
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 18:34:38)
    Cool stuff! I was a member at Carleton Golf and Yacht for four years. Nice little golf course. Very tight tree lined fairways, which placed a premium on accuracy and not length. Hole number 12 is a par three. I was playing a money game one afternoon with three other members. I hit my tee shot, which landed at the back of the green and bounced into the hazard (there is a ditch behind the green). In any event, I reloaded from the tee and dropped my second swing into the hole for a three. I've had two hole in ones, but that was and remains my only hole in three! Lastly, there is a Canadiens connection to CG&YC. Murray Wilson once lived on the 11th fairway. I never bumped into him myself, but I heard, through other members, that he was a super guy.
  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-24 23:15:13)
    I had a buddy that used to drink gin and water. Said it tasted like kool-aid. He had a real bad habit of walking into complete stranger's houses and passing out on their couch. True story. He went to a college in Belleville. Loyalist maybe? In any event, he never got in trouble, which probably speaks more to the kindness of strangers and the extreme luck which appeared cloaked around this young man. I haven't seen him since my wedding, but consider him a good friend. Moral of the story, be wary of gin Front. It will f@&k you up.
  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-24 21:25:40)
    That's pretty well how I see it.
  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-24 20:35:39)
    Good post. Welcome back. Trusting summer has found you well. Cheers, CJ
  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-24 20:34:34)
    What do you do with Toker Ukranian? Would you risk waivers? Trade bait? What you thinking bud? I doubt they can move Budaj. Maybe he gets picked up on waivers, but I doubt it unless somebody has injury problems. Same with Moen, nobody is going to pick him up, even on waivers. So, we are likely carrying both going forward. Budaj won't get extended, so it's only one more season, but Moen is on the books for two more years.
  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-24 20:23:14)
    I'm suggesting I don't have a depth chart. I'll leave that for the players to determine. We are so quick to project lines and depth charts. Why not wait and see how it unfolds. Maybe Emelin ends up on the 1/2 pairing, or maybe he's the seventh. I really don't know. Ditto for Tinordi. What I am saying is I'm in favour of open competition. I loved Emelin's game before he got hurt. At the time of his injury, I thought he was a legit 3/4 guy, along with being a huge physical presence. I'd be lying if I said he didn't take a step back last year. I said, multiple times throughout the year, that I was going to give him a mulligan last year, understanding how tough it is to come back from such a serious injury. So, going into camp, I don't have anyone - well, aside from PK, slotted anywhere on a depth chart. Heck, Tinordi could play with PK, or he could end up in Hamilton. Neither outcome would floor me. Just my two cents..... Cheers, CJ