mrgordon - (Mike Gordon)Member since July 12, 2008
Habs fan since: 1986
Favorite current player: Brendan Morrow
All-time favorite player: Wayne Gretzky
- Comment on About last night …. (2014-05-07 09:06:50)
I also forgot to mention how it seems that Therrien has figured out something for efficient breakouts from the D-Zone and through the neutral zone. I really thought the Habs did a great job in particular of finding the trailing winger on the right side with a cross ice pass through the neutral zone to gain Boston's zone. Bostom seemed to be giving that to MTL all night and for the most part failed to adjust. Also kudos for MTL for not falling for Boston's 'Scott Gomez' zone entry tactic where the puck carrier skates hard in, stops, waits, and finds a point-man wide open. MTL's coverage of the point and pressure on the puck carrier was a lot better in this game. Kudos to the coaching staff for some good adjustments on both sides. But frighteningly it still almost wasn't enough! Some great hockey last night; much better than the NYR/PIT games indeed.
- Comment on About last night …. (2014-05-07 08:52:07)
There's so much to love about this team right now, and it's very easy to start looking ahead. But other than a few bursts I really think the Habs haven't seen the best the Bruins can throw at them.I really feel that game 4 is as close as possible to a must-win as a game7 would be. Tuuka Rask has every so slightly given us a couple breaks, and the Bruins have been prone to naps but they legitimately scare the bejeezus out of me late in these 3rd periods. I'm not sure what the Habs can do differently to weather these storms, because it certainly felt like Boston were going to force a tie in a 3rd consecutive game until somehow Eller got the puck out along the boards and I could finally take a deep breath and enjoy! Clearly the team's depth has been a factor; being able to deploy Bournival with Vanek and Plekanec at all is fantastic, let alone near genius! We also have a budding superstar on the shelf right now who I am not even sure we have room for at the moment unless Bourque or Eller begin to trend towards lackadaisical and/or inefficient play. I thought The use of Murray was beneficial last night as well, a lot of those possession/shots advanced metrics in particular last night calculated upwards on a sequence of 3 icings in a row early on when Therrien didn't burn his timeout. Seeing Murray lay some big body and clear the crease is a valuable tool against a team that thrives on traffic to score. I'd really love to see the Habs send Tuuka to the bench early in game 5 because I'll take up smoking again if I have to deal with another game like last night's!
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 70 – Vanek arrives, scores three to bury Avalanche (2014-03-18 21:34:37)
Seriously shut prust down for the year!
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 70 – Vanek arrives, scores three to bury Avalanche (2014-03-18 21:29:45)
Long term wise, galchenyuk will benefit from learning how to play at every end of the ice. Gonna need a big 20 mins from Mr. Price
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 70 – Vanek arrives, scores three to bury Avalanche (2014-03-18 21:02:28)
Im really enjoying what mike weaver is doing whenever i actually notice him; if hes not standing out hes doing something right, right?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 70 – Vanek arrives, scores three to bury Avalanche (2014-03-18 20:52:37)
Who said shut prust down anyway?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 70 – Vanek arrives, scores three to bury Avalanche (2014-03-18 20:18:42)
Cmon guys nobody just gonna say mckinnon owned us there? Great shift gotta bounce back, relax ya reactionary maniacs
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-04 10:22:24)
If Timo were coach, would Bell Centre have to rebuild the press box? Or maybe he'd just stuff his undesirables in a shipping crate and drop in stale bread crumbs.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-04 10:04:19)
I agree about last nights game leviathan. What i watched Was a tight hard fought game. though i didn't make it all the way to the end of the game, it wasnt on account of boredom but rather a 14 month old who just has no sleeping pattern at all. Murray has really been playing steady hockey of late too, been loving weise too. I think our grinders will prove to be more invaluable come playoff time. If i were to offer a critcism it'd be to throw more pucks on goal even if its not a great shooting situation. The only goal we scored last night was a fluky one, just thrown on goal
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-04 09:50:45)
My last post screwed up at the end, but im sure you get the point. Either therrien is doing a great job with a bad roster, or vice versa, but it seems so often posters just like to sling turds. Most likely we have a middle of the road roster and a competent, flawed coach like most other coaches, but again, people are always flinging the turds trying to make everything black and white, or believe they know whats going on in the dressing room, practice etc...ahem we're doing quite alright right now without Carey at a critical juncture in the season. The end.