LeGrosBill - (Christopher Oettel)Member since July 25, 2008
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Alex Galchenyuck
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens preview: Gonchar returns to lineup for Habs (2015-02-28 09:50:27)
Thank you Trini. Maybe I'm too low key...
- Comment on Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens preview: Gonchar returns to lineup for Habs (2015-02-28 08:22:56)
- Comment on Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens preview: Gonchar returns to lineup for Habs (2015-02-28 07:33:31)
Good morning. Interesting article in the Globe; http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/marc-bergevins-assist-to-habs-rise-cements-his-role-in-montreal/article23237130/
- Comment on Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens preview: Gonchar returns to lineup for Habs (2015-02-27 17:28:44)
From Canadiens.com: Forward Christian Thomas was assigned to the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday afternoon.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat mighty Blues (2015-02-24 21:11:27)
I'm liking the Prust DLR Weise 3rd line almost as much as our 3 centremen 2nd line. Now if we can just stay out of the box...
- Comment on Devils vs. Canadiens preview (2015-02-07 10:50:39)
Any thoughts on the following players to trade for? Chris Stewart (BUF), Teddy Purcell (EDM), Jimmy Hayes (FLA)? Since MB has had a couple of chances to sign Jagr and passed, I am thinking there zero chance he will trade for him.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens end 2014 with a win, take over top spot (2014-12-30 22:31:07)
But we won so they are wrong by that logic?
- Comment on Slow starts continue to be a problem for Habs (2014-12-27 12:37:51)
The thing is a hockey game is not a sprint, its not 20 minutes long; its 60 minutes. As long as they come out on top after 60 (or 65 or after S/Os) then how they got there is not too important. Sure it we'd love them to be in the lead all the time and compete for 60 minutes and dominate but its not going to happen, these are not the '76 Habs. And unless the NHL expands like crazy (more than 1 or 2 teams any given year), which is not going to happen, the over depth of skills amongst teams will never dilute sufficiently for one team to dominate like the '76 Habs. In fact with the plunging ruble, the opposite is more likely to happen; the Russians and other Europeans flee the KHL for the NHL. Imagine each team picked up a player of say Sekac's quality, guys like Bournival, Dumont, Tangredi and Thomas would risk never making it to the Show. Tangents aside, I would rather it is as it is now, they come back to win most times than the opposite: they blow a lead most times. Its annoying to always be behind by one or more going into the 2nd period, but the flip side is that the team has the mental toughness, physical toughness, and testicular fortitude not to panic and, so far, most often than not come back to win. The ONLY purpose, to me, for the regular season is to make the play-offs and get a good seed, if possible, especially if a team is significantly better at home than on the road. Not every team is on any given year and we all know that an 8th seed can win it all. The season is a marathon, there will be peaks and valleys, but if the team can remain relatively injury free, and/or maintain good depth at all positions, then the Habs have a legitimate shot of coming out of the Conference in my opinion. Only the Pinguinis and the Bolts really scare me and both are beatable, anything can happen in a 7 game series.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens give themselves a merry Christmas (2014-12-23 19:43:50)
Would it be greedy to wish for Markov, Gonchar, Emelin, Galchenyuk and say 3 forties of Stoli?
- Comment on Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau dies at age 83 (2014-12-03 06:16:00)
Rest in peace, Jean. Yoou were and remain the greatest career Canadien.