AliMember since November 9, 2007
Habs fan since: 1995: Saw my first hockey game of my life live at the old Forum, The Habs vs The Sens. Koivu scored, and Roy was in nets. A little over a week later Roy was traded, talk about bad timing! I never saw the Habs lift a Cup.
Favorite current player: Saku Koivu
All-time favorite player: Saku Koivu
Oh Captain my Captain...
- Comment on Eighth HI/O summit planned for Nov. 29th (2014-07-16 09:59:09)
way too arrogant for my taste. you'd think with their how smart they believe themselves to be, they'd just start coaching minor league teams, they'll be professional coaches in no time.
- Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-14 12:02:42)
nope, his contract would be still subject to the Luongo Rule (Luongo signed his contract before he was 35. Any cap benefit would still be applied retroactively if he retires early, same as Hossa.)
- Comment on Habs sign Weise to two-year contract (2014-06-18 09:32:00)
look closer, that was actually a 3-team trade. The result was they got Erik Cole back for Williams.
- Comment on Markov looking for three-year, $18-million deal: report (2014-06-16 16:55:39)
McDonagh was a RFA, less leverage. Not a comparable contract.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-09 12:29:50)
exactly. There's two teams on the ice. I'm damned sure the Rangers had no intention of getting off to a bad start and letting the Habs get that first goal. They came out flying, just like we did in game 5 and game 6 against Boston, AT HOME. They knew going back to Mtl for a game 7 was asking to be sent packing.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-09 12:28:02)
Pleks and Gionta were also our leading forwards in ice time in game 5. He coached the exact same way, the players did not get the job done.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-09 10:24:36)
I understand what you're trying to say, but i think it's a little naive to think after dominating game 5 the coaches said "well guys we played great lets change it up and go into a defensive shell for the next one!" I think the players wanted to survive the initial flurry, and then try and sneak in that first goal. the longer it went without being able to score, they began to panic and got away from the system. Re-watch the 3rd period, nobody was back to support the puck carrier, they were just attempting long stretch passes the entire time and ended up hemmed in their own zone. Players didn't execute, and maybe you can blame the coaches for that, but i thought they had them ready. Sometimes you just get outplayed and the pressure gets to you.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-06 13:57:56)
Nick Kypreos talked about it today on sportsnet, there's a twitter guy who posts excerpts of all the analysts radio hits called Hope Smoke. He transcribed Kypreos saying they couldn't come to terms. McGuire makes a very good living at NBC. I don't see why it's hard to believe why he'd want security before leaving a lucrative job like that.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-06 12:55:07)
Gionta's a great guy, teammate, leader, but with Davey and Gally in the top six, no room for another small guy on the bottom six. Time to part ways.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-06 12:50:21)
not to burst a haters bubble, but apparently he wanted a 5 year deal and they only offered Pierre 3. Rutherford was plan B.