Da HemaMember since November 11, 2007
Habs fan since: Time immemorial
Favorite current player: Brendan Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 18:36:48)
Nope. You will need to mount a monstrous antenna on your roof now. Jeez, join the 20th century, will ya?
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 18:24:44)
It does raise some questions about Geoff Molson. While he isn't a US president in terms of influence, he is likely one of the more influential NHL owners. Why would an owner of an NHL team who would want to expand his organization's fanbase be agreeable to a broadcasting agreement that will undermine that objective, unless he is somehow convinced he can make more money with Rogers? If so, he is much worse than a greedy crook.
- Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-28 18:11:29)
Just as I was shaking my head over the rumor the NHL intends to expand -- further diluting an already mediocre product -- here comes the news of the hosts and analysts for the upcoming season. Only in Canada would a corporation purposefully taunt and mock its customers and viewers as CBC and now Rogers do. Who (or what) the hell is shielding Healy and Stock from the unemployment line?
- Comment on Subban wasn’t fazed by arbitration hearing with Habs (2014-08-06 14:43:24)
The question isn't asking which defenceman is better, but rather which one would voters prefer. Subban and Doughty have their strengths and weaknesses. But you selected correctly in my opinion! :-)
- Comment on Brisebois leaving job as Habs player development coach (2014-07-19 02:25:34)
He had a bullet of a shot. I remember one game how much I cursed him when he hit Mats Naslund on the ankle during a power play. I thought he broke Mats' ankle for sure. Gingras was essentially a power play specialist, a luxury the Habs could afford at that time with all the great defencemen they had on those 1980s teams.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 23:03:13)
I think you are right. Being an NHL enforcer is not a role that is natural for most people. Even the best fighters of the past had to deal with the challenges and fears of being a fighter. Gearing up to exchange blows with someone who could break a jaw or worse is a very hard thing to do. Like boxers, such players need to learn how to fight properly. Incidentally, I also agree with your comment at the end about whether Bergevin really wants a goon. I am not sure it is necessary. I think one reason the Habs beat the Bruins is because the Habs are a tougher (in the Bob Gainey sense of toughness) team than Boston.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 22:47:16)
The Toronto Maple Leafs may have an opening for someone of your...talents?
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 22:45:14)
I can't insult a fellow British Columbian!
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 22:33:59)
Ok, you! :-)
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 22:33:00)
I didn't claim Gorges was useless. I just wrote that he can't hit, shoot, pass, fight, or clear the net. ;-)