mrgordon - (Mike Gordon)Member since July 12, 2008
Sydney Mines, NS
Habs fan since: 1986
Favorite current player: Brendan Morrow
All-time favorite player: Wayne Gretzky
Patience, patience, patience....
- Comment on First blood! (2011-04-14 20:59:50)
Chips, dip, and beer are helping with the nerves. Gomez has been good!
- Comment on First blood! (2011-04-14 20:40:09)
I'm sure Julien can forgive Kaberle, it's been awhile since he's been in the playoffs!
- Comment on First blood! (2011-04-14 18:40:42)
Loving this app on my iPad for game 1, great work
- Comment on Game 78: Canadiens move into sixth place (2010-04-02 21:40:51)
RE: The 3rd Period
The Habs were furiously dominated in the second half of the game, but Halak continued to be the answer. But doesn't it seem like so so many games end up that way? (...where the team with the one goal lead just continues to get out-everythinged until either the goalie breaks or the game ends up tied...)
I'm not trying to give the Habs a pass for a poor 3rd period, but just pointing out that sometimes the old human nature thing plays itself out. I think that if this wasn't true, sports and life in general wouldn't be so filled with seemingly unexplainable occurrences such as Jaro Halak somehow stealing that 2 pts!
- Comment on Game 78: Canadiens move into sixth place (2010-04-02 21:35:40)
A win is a win is a win.
Nice early rest in the 3rd there, and onto the next one...
not counting a ridiculous Halak performane, there were great games from Moore, Gorges, and particularly O'Bryne.
The 3rd wasn't pretty but no matter how you splice it, they leave with 2 pts.
- Comment on Comment: Martin fans on chance with Price (2010-04-02 10:59:36)
Can somebody please explain to me the evidence that JM doesn't support Carey Price? Maybe I'm missing something or hallucinating or whatever, but it looks like Martin certainly said Price was not the problem. I now remember why I never post on this forum.
- Comment on Comment: Martin fans on chance with Price (2010-04-02 10:01:07)
Dave, I see your point entirely but it's a stretchy point that many passionate fans are latching onto. There is nothing of substance in Martin's quote to suggest he didn't give Price credit at all! If you ask me, Martin very slyly gives Price credit while not stepping on the right of fans who fill the stands each and every game. Is it a shrewd maneuver? perhaps, but to suggest he failed in his opportunity to rally the troops is only partly correct. We don't know that Martin hasn't sat down with Price behind closed doors and thanked him for his effort... or if in the locker room after the game acknowledged Price's effort in front of the whole team. I guess the point is, the fans and the media only get what the team gives them when it comes to evaluating character. Maybe the team isn't interested at all in rallying the fans or trying to make sure the media doesn't spin garbage (because they always do anyway). We just don't know what these guys really think or say behind closed doors...and on a team, that's where everything matters most.
I'm not suggesting you're spinning garbage Stubbs because you have a valid point, I'm just saying that your argument that Martin blew an opportunity is far-fetched and perhaps has nothing to do with the games on the ice. Also, there's 6 games left...if you as a journalist are concerned at all with the fans being rallied and united, why print a divisive article? Of course, I'm sure the Gazette and HIO is appreciative of your efforts!
- Comment on Comment: Martin fans on chance with Price (2010-04-02 07:46:40)
And hey, listen, I'm not a big fan of Martin's style of hockey, but can't someone dish out a little credit for Martin and his staff for taking this team which has been riddled with long term injuries to key players? I think the coaching staff has done a good job of keeping the team alive in a heated race when a lot of teams might've curled up and said "maybe next year." I'm not calling for the jack Adams here, just for some admittance of a job well done up to this point.
If they blow the last 6 games, rip away...but to be in this position I think is a small accomplishment at least.
- Comment on Comment: Martin fans on chance with Price (2010-04-02 07:41:25)
I really don't think Martin is showing Price a lack of support here at all. Honestly, I believe he's just calling it as it is in that yes, paying big money allows you to be an ignoramus. Do I agree with ignorant behaviour? No, and I don't think Martin is saying he does either. But lets face it, when you've got a packed rink there's bound to be many who just don't get it.
As bluntly as I can put it, Price ought to man up and take it and take comfort in knowing that he indeed played great games and simply had bad luck; he's a professional and so are his teammates...I highly doubt his players "don't play for him" or blame him for either of those last two losses.
I mean geez, the Martin quote itself even says they didn't lose because of Price. Does he want better results (wins) when Price plays? Of course! But nowhere did he tag the losses on Carey himself. I think Stubbs is reading way too far into this at a critical juncture in the season. Nowhere really do I see a lack of support... there's just not a war-cry. He didn't take "their side", he just gave a logical and honest answer!