MikesNightOff - (Mike Frontin)Member since January 10, 2014
Habs fan since: 1974
Favorite current player: PK
All-time favorite player: Lafleur
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 47 – 20 wins at the Bell Centre for Martin F. Brodeur (2014-01-14 20:58:46)
Of course Sportsdesk will start the replay video as soon as the puck hits Gallagher's skate. That way, it looks like it was kicked in. If you back up the video three seconds, you will clearly see that Gallagher was in a pivot motion. That should have been a goal.
- Comment on Habs given day off Thursday after loss in Philly (2014-01-10 09:19:40)
So here is my opinion (which is worth nothing). Bergevin explained to Therrien when he was hired that he was most likely not going to be around when Montreal was ready to contend. If not, Therrien isn't stupid. This is Montreal after all. He is most likely an interim coach. Bergevin explained to Therrien that he wanted to instill a team-first attitude. That's why he benches the younger players. These younger players may be around when Montreal is ready to contend. As for the vets, they know they probably won't win a cup with Montreal this year. Vets want to play on a cup contending team. If Montreal was a powerhouse like Chicago, signing quality free agents would not be a problem. Right now, Montreal is a place where free agents go to wind down their career. You can say that they are being paid an enormous amount of money and should be giving 100 percent every game, but for most of them, it's not about the money - it's winning the cup that matters. Free agents don't want to part of a transitioning team. They want a chance at the cup. Therrien is looking at the big picture. Long term. This is what Bergevin wants.