Tharsis - (Kevin Robertson)

Member since June 21, 2008

SW Colorado

Habs fan since: Forever
Favorite current player: Pleks
All-time favorite player: Big Bird

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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 15:44:03)
    I can't say whether they are deemed reckless or not by the opposition, but they certainly seem to be respecting them as of late. I am also not sure if he is attempting less or he simply isn't connecting as often. Players coming down the wing definitely know to be aware of that hit now. I have seen many players this year grind to a halt at the blue line in order to avoid the hip check. It is a potent threat which I like to see him use. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on About last night … (2013-12-06 10:23:57)
    I can't imagine he threw himself into the boards. I think it was just a freak accident, you can see his right skate get out from under him causing him to lurch into the boards. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on About last night … (2013-12-06 10:19:08)
    Both goals were great last night, but Pleks' goal was an absolute thing of beauty. I think I have watched the replay 30 times. It looks like he faked the centering pass to keep Rask off of the post, but I may be reading to much into it. Either way, it was an incredible shot that took a great deal of confidence. His confidence is as high as I have ever seen it and he is having a blast out there. The fight between Prust and Thornton was cringe worthy in my opinion. 30 seconds of preparations and adjustments before they actually engage, and then a real lack lustre effort from both players. They were so gassed and you could see them just going through the motions and praying that the linesmen would break them up. Ellers hit was much more of a game changer than this ridiculous fight. And finally, I am glad that TSN showed Campbell's comments about the Boychuck hit in their recap . Patches isn't a dirty player and it is crazy to hear so many opposing fans call him cheap and dirty. The comments section on the TSN site is an absolute madhouse. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on Four games in six nights for Habs (2013-12-02 09:36:31)
    Hockeystreams.com is really good. They show all the games and give you the choice in the available broadcasts. So you can see the RDS stream or watch the TSN/CBC feed or whatever other channel is showing the game. The quality is great and you can stream it through or xbox to your TV. The games are all archived so you can watch them after the fact, I can go back several years and watch habs games if I wanted to! You can pause a live stream and play it like a dvr. They also show all the AHL and junior games, they show the world championships, and they will be showing all the olympics as well. I have watched all the habs games on there for the last 4 years and I love it. I know I sound like a cheerleader but it has been a real life saver for me. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 15: Canadiens limp home after lost weekend (2013-11-02 23:22:10)
    man Markov is getting inspired by Subban, quite the toe drag there! ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 15: Canadiens limp home after lost weekend (2013-11-02 23:14:28)
    That's the thing too, the staged fights are soo lame. It is all shirt tugging with a hip throw at the end. There is no emotion in the fight, it is so bland and boring. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 15: Canadiens limp home after lost weekend (2013-11-02 23:11:19)
    I find it amusing that the pro 'staged fighting' crowd are being so belligerent. I like a good fight between two players that are in the moment. I hate the staged fighting bullshit between two players that have zero outcome on the game. I love a good solid clean hit, I like hard playing and aggressive forechecking. I love tough fast hockey, but I hate the staged fight. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 5: Price brilliant in 4-1 conquest of Canucks (2013-10-13 00:11:08)
    I see Higgins is still shooting at the chest. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 12:51:47)
    This is in regards to Bill's post below. There was alot of food for thought there, but your point about Price got me thinking. How much influence does a goalie coach actually have over the goalies? And how much influence should a goalie coach actually have? I can understand working on hand eye coordination and mobility around the crease. But do they really have a significant control on how they play, ie. butterfly, stand-up, hybrid? Will they force a goalie to play in a manner that is not comfortable for them if they think it is worthwhile? And how does that affect the goalies mentality? I guess it comes down to finding the right goalie coach for the right goalie so that you aren't trying to fit a round peg in a square hole. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.
  • Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 08:54:54)
    Yeah, it is still too much wiggle room though. I guess if the NHL were to take fighting seriously though, they would have to clean house of all the cronyism and actually get people that are willing to adjudicate. As for the goon purposefully trying to take out the star player by engaging in a fight, perhaps it could just be the instigator that gets the game misconduct. But then you need clearly defined rules for what constitutes instigation. It is tricky, because in order to deal with the fighting issue, you really need to get rid of all the old school mentality, which is not easy. ---------------------------------- Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.