shakey - (Robert)Member since April 28, 2008
Habs fan since: I can remember
Favorite current player: Gorges
All-time favorite player: Yvan Cournoyer
- Comment on Liveblog: Senators draw first blood ... literally
Bottom line - Habs played crappy. A lot of shots but not many quality chances - lots from the perimeter, very little net drive (like the Sens 4th), sloppy in their own end at bad times. Love that PK energized the team in the second, but only scoring once on that PP was the difference in the game - we let them off the hook, and we will not win unless we play with more intensity and urgency. Good: PK, Prust, Pleks, Gallys, Bourque, White Bad: Patches, Diaz, and most of the rest, including Price, PK (yes, he was terrible in the 3rd with those long passes and flips to no one - I think three at least went for icing) Awful: DD, Ryder
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens lose 3-2 to their nemesis
The Gomez trade haunts us still. There is nothing we need more right now than a big minute-munching defenseman like Ryan McDonagh. At least we have a lot of defensemen coming up, but unless one of them can grow up in a week to play 20 minutes or more, we may have a short spring.
- Comment on Liveblog: Ouch! Another spanking: Canadiens lose 6-4 in Pittsburgh
Subban needs to chill out and stop hot dogging. When he listened to Therrien at the start of the year and played under the radar, he was awesome. Now he has a target on his back again and he is playing with a chip on his shoulder, meaning he runs around and gets out of position looking for big hits and dumb plays. And Price is in fine pre-season form. He'll wake up again for the playoffs. Opening on the road with a little adversity would be better for the Habs anyway, they need the focus and discipline that would bring.
- Comment on Habs acquire defenceman Drewiske from Kings
Love these moves by Bergeron. He clearly has done his homework and is building both the team and the franchise, unlike other GMs who are building for the short term and the expense of the long term. Lots will happen between now and the playoffs, and anything can happen in the playoffs. GO HABS!!
- Comment on Habs deal Cole to Stars for Ryder
I think I have to agree with this, but I hate giving up size and power, especially when it is two areas we sorely lacked last year (although we're not missing it this year I guess). I also liked Cole's leadership last year, something which Ryder doesn't bring. Not sure what happened this year, and no one knows about the dressing room, but giving up size, power (when motivated) and leadership to get back.....goals? lack of foot speed? I guess I'm glad we got a third round pick back, and if it helps with the salary structure, ok then.
- Comment on Liveblog: Islanders 4 - Canadiens 3 in OT
Too many blown leads this year. Too much icing when we have a lead. Need to learn how to play with a lead. These games should not be going into overtime, especially against teams like the Islanders.
- Comment on About last night ...
You only need goons when you are losing. Where are the goons on Detroit? Vancouver? Even Boston doesn't have a designated goon. You are right we need to take steps to get tougher, bigger. The Bourque for Cammalleri trade was a good one along that line. So steps are being taken. It's just that games like that seem like big steps back. But what they really are are reality checks as to our actual progress. The bad thing about the shortened year is that likely we will still be in contention at the deadline, so it won't be an easy decision to trade gionta, or markov (or moen, armstrong, etc). But one more year of rebuild is needed, clearly