silversnake - (Nick)Member since November 11, 2007
Habs fan since: 1990
Favorite current player: Josh Gorges
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy Saku Koivu
- Comment on Fans might need to adjust cable package to see all Habs games in new NHL TV deal (2013-11-26 13:40:57)
Darren Dregger said today that he still had about 7 years left on his TSN deal so I would assume that McKenzie must be in the same boat.
- Comment on Habs shake up lines at practice (2013-11-18 13:37:50)
What's sad is that the Canadiens haven't won the cup in over 20 years, let alone made a significant push to the finals. We have dealt with mediocrity for way too long and people are frustrated, and they have every right to be. Are we slowly trying to get back to the glory days... I think so. But Therrien is a simple doormat, everyone knows it. As soon as you start questioning him, he gets on the defensive side and lets his real colors show. His moves and line combination are puzzling. I love Prust, just as much as everyone else here, but when he's on your top 2 lines, there's a problem. Therrien is not all to blame, he is in fact working with what he has. He's not trying to go for entertaining hockey , he's just counting and hoping the Vets will be able to win for him. They want a youth movement but one of the bright young stars, Bournival, who was fantastic very early on was given the role to get DD started and when he failed to do so, he's now gone invisible. Why is he not playing with Pleks anymore? What is he realistically going to do with 7 mins / game on the 4th line? The team and D need to bigger and stronger and we are hearing that we are trying to resign Diaz. Why exactly ? It's not for his offense and it's sure as hell not for his physicality. A serious package needs to be thought of and traded with a team, but I'm not so sure any team is that interested. Therrien has favorites and he's not even trying to hide it. His blatant and public criticism of PK is getting old. I'm all for tough love but a certain point when the media asks you if you would vouch for him for the Olympics and you say it's not up to you, but then a few weeks later the same is asked about Price and you vouch for him, it doesn't look good. Fans are worried because a superstar has been traded in the past and players like Subban don't come often. There are definitely positives and I agree with all the ones you highlighted, but those positives aren't translating to wins right now and they can't do it all. More then half is invisible most nights and it's frustrating to watch because they are wearing the prestigious habs logo. What's worst, is when you expect honest feedback from the coach, he doesn't criticize and straight out spews BS. I'm sorry but when you manage to muster 20+ shots on Cam freaking Talbot and most of those weren't even quality shots, and you go after the game and say that the effort is there, are you kidding me ? I , like most habs fans, are fed up but still root for the team and hope that on the night they watch, it's an entertaining game and gives some little glimmer of hope that we are on the right path for the future. Sadly, i'm now starting to sound like a broken record.
- Comment on Brière takes Desharnais’s spot at practice (2013-11-11 12:11:09)
Can we make him stay in the press box this time? One game doesn't send a real message. I was at the game yesterday and you could literally see his shifts getting worst and worst and after he took that dumb penalty the body language said it all. He has been given more chances then Gomez was given. Enough is enough. Bench him and don't look back. I'd say trade or waiver him but I don't see it happening unless we take a good chunk of salary back. I'm a fan of Bergevin but this signing was ridiculously bad. He obviously lacks a lot of confidence in between the two ears, he wouldn't be in the NHL and have gotten that contract if he couldn't play. He makes our team worst when he is playing because we are shuffling lines to try to get him going. it's not working, and I think Briere could do very well as 3rd line Center. Can't be worst ...
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 14: Road weekend starts with 4-3 loss in Minnesota (2013-11-01 23:47:00)
Bobby Ryan for Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and a first-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 14: Road weekend starts with 4-3 loss in Minnesota (2013-11-01 23:28:12)
As of tomorrow. Bournival - Pleks - Gionta Patches - Eller - Leblanc Gallagher - Galchenyuk - Bourque Blunden - White - Parros Done.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 14: Road weekend starts with 4-3 loss in Minnesota (2013-11-01 23:09:14)
He missed two wide open glorious chances, didn't even get a shot on net. At some point we have to stop saying "He's working hard, he's getting chances", he needs to bury one or find a linemate to bury it. With the amount of minutes he plays , he needs to produce. No goals in 30 games and no points in 8 plus games. Enough is enough. His job is to deal with the media and the immense pressure and still produce. If he couldn't handle it, he didn't have to sign the extension and could have played in Florida. He signed it so he assumes the scrutiny that comes with it when he doesn't live up to this contract.
- Comment on Sharks play party poopers for HIO Summit; Habs call up Leblanc (2013-10-27 23:04:53)
Oilers are on Miller's no trade list so that's not happening. Hypothetically it sounds more then fair though.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-25 13:24:53)
Out of EVERYTHING in montreal.. Kojax? Really? For shame ...
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-25 13:22:42)
He meant that Gionta is short ...
- Comment on Therrien: “A lot of good things to work on from tonight’s game” (Video) (2013-10-24 23:51:39)
Just came back from the game, did not expect an easy game like that. Was great to chant for Saku once again. Man, I love that guy.