Al Burtlap - (Albert Burtlap)Member since February 7, 2014
Habs fan since: 1972
Favorite current player: Price, Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Lebeau, Richer, Lafleur - weird I know...
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, Game 2: Canada 6, Austria 0 (2014-02-14 14:34:20)
Hey BJ, I'll check those out(thanks for the heads-up) , and appreciate your perspective and respect your thoughts on this one too. To each their own,chacun son gout, etc...
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, Game 2: Canada 6, Austria 0 (2014-02-14 14:31:42)
ha - did the same thing but in my basement. It's a very good basement... I was royally confused for a few minutes - which was really why i was compelled to post . That and i thought of Mavid - 'cause it's too close to a gross (puke, cough, puke) Sens jersey
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, Game 2: Canada 6, Austria 0 (2014-02-14 14:14:07)
Dear Canadian jersey selection subcommittee 47 alpha, Please get that gold and black off of our jersey. Canada is red & white. Call me old school... signed, Al Burtlap
- Comment on Habs’ Subban paired with Hamhuis at first Team Canada practice (2014-02-10 19:55:45)
Happy Birthday CJ! I was just thinking today how sad it is that I am already missing Habs hockey. Thank goodness we went into the break on a high note! That said, I suspect M. frontenac may know a little something about high notes! Not to be too blunt...
- Comment on Habs send Beaulieu back to Hamilton for Olympic break (2014-02-09 19:48:55)
hey Matty, I didn't actually see the play (was likely playing with one of my young Olympians) so glad to hear it wasn't too serious. I just hope he comes back with the same vim and vigor he had previously, whether we have him on the first or fourth line. Loved reading your post about taking your daughter to last Sunday's game - always brings back the magic when we see the world through their eyes. Fun stuff!
- Comment on Habs send Beaulieu back to Hamilton for Olympic break (2014-02-09 19:35:43)
ha - saw that too. Just glad we got a player back that fills an actual team need.
- Comment on Habs send Beaulieu back to Hamilton for Olympic break (2014-02-09 19:27:20)
I really hope that Bournival is ok. Concussions, even those deemed "mild" are always disconcerting. It is pretty amazing to me what kind of effect something as subtle as "balanced lines" in terms of managed minutes can have on a team. The Habs with an effective fourth line, are much more dangerous and less predictable, meaning more difficult to line match against. If we can go forward with a fourth line rotation of Bournival-White-Wiese-Parros-Moen (or Prust if we can slide him down a line) we'd actually be an interesting playoff team, especially if the D is stabilized with some consistent play from the back end. Ah well, at least we have a couple of weeks for players to heal those bumps, bruises and to re-frame their mindset for the last 20-ish games pre-playoffs. And what a vision watching the two sisters on the podium today! With two daughters of my own, i'd be a blubbering mess if my girls achieve anything similar. Here's hoping!
- Comment on Habs send Beaulieu back to Hamilton for Olympic break (2014-02-09 19:13:42)
Greetings Mike, The good news is it only took me one try to get that gravatar to work... Ok, would you believe two tries? Fine, how about four tries and enlisting the help of my seven year old... I truly hope Eller can regain his confidence as he, much like Bourque, seems to be very prone to the ebbs and flows of his own confidence.
- Comment on Habs send Beaulieu back to Hamilton for Olympic break (2014-02-09 18:49:07)
Hi Eddie, I just re-read every post in this thread and I am not seeing very much in the way of people "crapping all over Eller", I am reading counter-points from people who are questioning his ceiling. There is definitely something to be said for his utilization pointing to his output, but to simply presume that other posters who want more from Eller are "crapping on him" just doesn't seem fair or accurate to me. I believe that if he had not been injured last season in the playoff series against Ottawa, the Habs would have won, his confidence was sky high and his impact had recently been excellent. Now his confidence is low, and perhaps is due to poor utilization, linemates or coaching, but I guess I am just not seeing that things are being done to him or in spite of him by coaches who do not want him to progress. I hope he returns from the break rested and ready to rock. I still think he can be a beast, but will continue to question that if his mental lapses and slow decision making and turnovers keep showing up. Hopefully my words came across as respectfully as I intended.
- Comment on Habs send Beaulieu back to Hamilton for Olympic break (2014-02-09 16:15:46)