Al Burtlap - (Albert Burtlap)

Member since February 7, 2014

Regina

Habs fan since: 1972
Favorite current player: Price, Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Lebeau, Richer, Lafleur - weird I know...

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  • Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-21 21:26:17)
    Is this the Gamecenter live for web? If so just go to switch camera in the bottom right corner and you'll have options for home, away or Francais, if available.
  • Comment on Habs return to practice rink and work on struggling power play (2015-01-08 22:44:17)
    Hail Caesar, seeing as you asked...this is a repost of a response to B from the previous thread after last nights game against the Pats: I had the good fortune of attending the game tonight with my father-in-law. Didn’t love Scherbak’s first period as he came across to me as pretty floaty and opportunistic. He’d routinely hang around beyond the play and hope to be sprung. Suddenly he potted a laser right off the face-off from a clean win by his centreman. Pats goalie Tyler Brown (who was awesome tonight btw) didn’t see it – awesome skill goal. That said – the first period for both squads was brutal, no energy, no drive – 5 shots aside. Lame. In the 2nd, both teams picked it up and he was much more into the game in multiple aspects – puck retrieval, physical play, skilled plays, vision, really good stuff – but definitely not always on quite yet. His defensive play is (or at least tonight ) was not a focal point for him. (partly looked schemed though). He played the point on the second wave of the PP all night which made me wonder if it was to keep him against 2nd unit PK. He’s very creative, has good vision and hands and moves and sees the ice well. Controls the flow. He created good chances and fed pucks to the net in creative ways too. I dug watching him play tonight, he helped me save face with my pre-game description of him to my father-in-law by skating well (eventually) and displaying the traits we saw in the pre-season. Pats won 3-1 btw – Scherbak was second star, Regina goalie Tyler Brown was excellent and full value for his first star selection. Snoozer of a first period, great second and engaging third – describes Scherbak’s game too. He is the high skill young man who still needs to work on consistency and his defensive game in particular from my singular human (we think) perspective. Fun stuff.
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: The Carey Price ethos (2015-01-08 00:55:55)
    nah...i'm easy like Sunday morning...
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: The Carey Price ethos (2015-01-08 00:35:01)
    It's my pleasure. It was also the second game in a row for them - which i only found out later, so sort of explains that first period. I was very glad he was able to really change my first impression and leave me feeling positive about him almost across the board. And one small correction - his previous team was the Saskatoon Blades not the Pats. And thanks to you for your frequent prospect scoring updates. I don't post much, but i am here every day and appreciate them.
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: The Carey Price ethos (2015-01-07 23:49:51)
    Repost of a response to B way down below regarding Nikita Scherbak: I had the good fortune of attending the game tonight with my father-in-law. Didn’t love Scherbak’s first period as he came across to me as pretty floaty and opportunistic. He’d routinely hang around beyond the play and hope to be sprung. Suddenly he potted a laser right off the face-off from a clean win by his centreman. Pats goalie Tyler Brown (who was awesome tonight btw) didn’t see it – awesome skill goal. That said – the first period for both squads was brutal, no energy, no drive – 5 shots aside. Lame. In the 2nd, both teams picked it up and he was much more into the game in multiple aspects – puck retrieval, physical play, skilled plays, vision, really good stuff – but definitely not always on quite yet. His defensive play is (or at least tonight ) was not a focal point for him. (partly looked schemed though). He played the point on the second wave of the PP all night which made me wonder if it was to keep him against 2nd unit PK. He’s very creative, has good vision and hands and moves and sees the ice well. Controls the flow. He created good chances and fed pucks to the net in creative ways too. I dug watching him play tonight, he helped me save face with my pre-game description of him to my father-in-law by skating well (eventually) and displaying the traits we saw in the pre-season. Pats won 3-1 btw – Scherbak was second star, Regina goalie Tyler Brown was excellent and full value for his first star selection. Snoozer of a first period, great second and engaging third – describes Scherbak’s game too. He is the high skill young man who still needs to work on consistency and his defensive game in particular from my singular human (we think) perspective. Fun stuff.
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: The Carey Price ethos (2015-01-07 23:36:15)
    I had the good fortune of attending the game tonight with my father-in-law. Didn't love Scherbak's first period as he came across to me as pretty floaty and opportunistic. He'd routinely hang around beyond the play and hope to be sprung. Suddenly he potted a laser right off the face-off from a clean win by his centreman. Pats goalie Tyler Brown (who was awesome tonight btw) didn't see it - awesome skill goal. That said - the first period for both squads was brutal, no energy, no drive - 5 shots aside. Lame. In the 2nd, both teams picked it up and he was much more into the game in multiple aspects - puck retrieval, physical play, skilled plays, vision, really good stuff - but definitely not always on quite yet. His defensive play is (or at least tonight ) was not a focal point for him. (partly looked schemed though). He played the point on the second wave of the PP all night which made me wonder if it was to keep him against 2nd unit PK. He's very creative, has good vision and hands and moves and sees the ice well. Controls the flow. He created good chances and fed pucks to the net in creative ways too. I dug watching him play tonight, he helped me save face with my pre-game description of him to my father-in-law by skating well (eventually) and displaying the traits we saw in the pre-season. Pats won 3-1 btw - Scherbak was second star, Regina goalie Tyler Brown was excellent and full value for his first star selection. Snoozer of a first period, great second and engaging third - describes Scherbak's game too. He is the high skill young man who still needs to work on consistency and his defensive game in particular from my singular human (we think) perspective. Fun stuff.
  • Comment on Game Within the Game: The Carey Price ethos (2015-01-07 23:13:28)
    i chuckled audibly
  • Comment on Beaulieu brings some punch to Habs’ lineup (2014-11-15 09:07:26)
    Hobie, not that you care but I generally enjoy your posts. It just seems you have a very binary view of this. Is there not room for all of these opinions to be "right" on some level? If you are simply enjoying a bit of fun because you feel extra "right" then keep it up, but from where I sit, there are multiple valid perspectives here, and the comment about waiting until he's doing this in the AHL before getting too excited seems equally "right" to me. Where's Captain Pike with one of his standard binary responses when you need him?
  • Comment on Rene Bourque clears waivers, sent to Hamilton by Canadiens; Drayson Bowman called up (2014-11-10 22:13:11)
    Great stuff Matty! Will you celebrate with a new brew in his honour?
  • Comment on Emotional night as Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 raised to the rafters of Bell Centre (2014-11-09 12:09:07)
    Easy one. Yes. Brought back awesome memories of those seventies teams and the amazing Samedi soirs i spent with my family. Made me miss my Dad a little more than usual as he was a softie for any of these sorts of things...wonder where I get that from! (Truth be told he was also good for a misty eye at some of the Latter Day Saints commercials from back in the day..., but I digress...) Thanks for asking Mike, i hope that you are well.