gincognito - (d. b.)Member since July 9, 2008
Habs fan since: Yesterday
Favorite current player: Whoever scores the next Cup winning goal for the Habs
All-time favorite player: Manny Oz
- Comment on Koivu: ‘Special bond between me and Montreal’ (Video) (2013-10-24 15:20:43)
I've said it before and I'll say it again: if the Habs and the Ducks (with Saku in the lineup) were to meet in the Stanley Cup finals, I'd be cheering for Saku.
- Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 12:07:38)
Along that train of thought, most people have recognized that the cheap-shot poster boy, Matt Cooke, has gone a long way towards cleaning up his game in the last two seasons. If this is true, which had a bigger impact on this change: the fear of retribution from enforcers or the multiple suspensions? Or was the change instigated from within the Penguins organization? If this was the case, were the Penguins mostly concernced about Cooke getting beat up or suspended again? Is it possible, as someone else noted, that serious, consistent punishments for cheap shots are the actual way to reduce them? Not goons? How crazy would that be? d.
- Comment on Habs’ training camp kicks off in Brossard (Video) (2013-09-12 10:49:49)
Simplest solution: time limit on shoot out attempts. I'm not sure what the average time for a shoot out is, but I'd think 5 seconds would be plenty to get 'er done. Anything goes (within normal playing rules) during that time. Alternate solution: have a defender chasing down the shooter. Defender starts at opposite blueline. Again, anthing goes (within normal playing rules) until goalie has frozen puck or puck has been cleared from zone. Brilliant. d.
- Comment on Audio: Subban game-time decision for Habs (2010-04-26 15:21:12)
To expand on that point, one could take into account the 6 points in 3 games that MAB had earlier this year. What does that mean?
The same thing as everything else written here: diddly-squat.
- Comment on Photos: Carey Price’s new mask (2009-09-16 18:30:45)
On the topic of colour of hockey pads...
I'm sure it's been mentioned here before, but it seemed timely.
- Comment on Video update: Kostopoulos suspended 3 games (2008-11-10 17:53:35)
Yup. Taken cbc sports: "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Randy Jones was suspended for two games by the NHL on Monday for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron over the weekend. League disciplinarian Colin Campbell said he didn't believe Jones intended to injure Bergeron when he drove him into the boards from behind during the first period of Philadelphia's 2-1 win Saturday night in Boston, but that the Flyers defenceman delivered a "hard check to a player who was in a vulnerable position." I don't remember the details of the hit (haven't bothered to look it up on youtube), but it doesn't sound like the extent of the injury was known at the time. Doesn't sound like they knew he'd be out for the season. Only that an injury had occurred therefore it required further investigation and, ultimately, a 2 game suspension. Look, I'm not saying things are perfect or even fair. I'm just saying, like it or not, the occurrence of an injury is ONE of many things looked at when reviewing these things. Often it's "no harm, no foul" and "harm, well, let's look at all the other factors." d.
- Comment on Video update: Kostopoulos suspended 3 games (2008-11-10 17:38:40)
I'll repeat: "...they take severity of injury into account when handing out the discipline." How exactly does that translate to injury = suspension? The internet is far to black and white for a gray guy like me... d.
- Comment on Video update: Kostopoulos suspended 3 games (2008-11-10 17:30:34)
Seriously. Some of you guys need to take off the habs blinders. This sense of outrage and conspiracy is embarrassing. Pour yourselves a nice glass of single malt and take a few deep breaths. d.
- Comment on Video update: Kostopoulos suspended 3 games (2008-11-10 17:26:20)
That precedent has already been set. I don't think it's a secret that they take severity of injury into account when handing out the discipline. Three games sounds okay to me. Could have been two, but whatever. Anyone who disagrees is an idiot. ;-)
- Comment on Who own da Chief? (2008-11-07 15:02:25)
I'm tempted to flag this as offensive. Not for your comment, but for you signature. Sick and ashamed and happy (and cheer for Canada's team during the Olympics, Montreal's team during the NHL season...and not going to get into any notion of "god's team"), d.