44har48 - (Erik Harvey)Member since September 15, 2008
Saranac Lake, NY USA
Habs fan since: 1972
Favorite current player: Alexander Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafluer
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-04 09:55:03)
I've been dreaming we are getting bigger and tougher and can play more than just one style of hockey. I like the effort, and poorly coached teams will give us the time and space we need in the regular season to look good at times, but this team is still doomed and worse, MB knows it and has not been able to make a significant move yet to really improve the team. We are easy to play against for well coached teams. Our only chance to win is to play defense, and we are not built to play that tough lock down, disciplined game yet. Just MO.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-04 09:48:41)
I don't know man...I don't think he has fixed anything and that is the most frustrating thing for me. The guy rightfully gets benched for making horrible turnovers trying to do too much at inopportune times and it doesn't seem like he ever learns from it. He just laughs it off and reads his script. I did see him pick up a Norris trophy last year for whatever reasons, but I didn't see him fix these issues - the big windup, the bad penalties trying to do too much. I think he is a fine young defenseman that has a great future in this league when he matures, but he plays young right now and has a lot to learn so his skill can shine and not be outdone by his mistakes and bad decisions. He is not worth $8M ... yet.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-22 07:55:44)
Congratulations Canada. This one stings... I didn't think Team Canada fans (not the players at all) respected how far our USA hockey program has come in recent years, I really wanted this one to get over the hump. Also really do not want to hear that arrogant and abnoxious Don Cherry open his yapper. The reality in my mind, was even though Canada looked so superior to other teams on paper, they never are, the game is played on ice, not paper. When they win, its because of execution and hard play, not their names. On this day, as I thought would be the case, your defense was simply better than ours, more experienced top to bottom, and executed better. I like our group, but they are young and even MacDonough made some key mistakes with all his great play. My consolation is that the world got to see why I have been clammering that Carey Price is the best goalie in the world and he can play the big games when his team plays solid in front of him. He has won at every level he has ever played at except in Montreal - where I have yet to see a top notch 6 man defense in front of him. Sweden will be a tougher game if you can believe that, the next game always is in this tourney, enjoy it, cheers!
- Comment on Subban’s role with Team Canada remains a mystery (2014-02-11 13:34:46)
Good point on his role being much different than it is in Montreal, based on talent level, and that will benefit him. ...and it is going to kill me to see Price in Canada's net! I'm a big Price fan and I think he is one of the best goalies in the world.
- Comment on Subban’s role with Team Canada remains a mystery (2014-02-11 13:31:40)
The Norris Trophy winner after 48 games and the reigning Norris winner hurt. Subban had a great 48 games and is having another good year but lets be real here.
- Comment on Subban’s role with Team Canada remains a mystery (2014-02-11 13:14:53)
I always keep some salt and pepper handy just in case...:)
- Comment on Subban’s role with Team Canada remains a mystery (2014-02-11 13:05:44)
Well once again, on paper, that's a great team Canada is bringing to the tournament. Fortunately for the US, this game is played on ice, not paper. And as long as you have PK on your blue line, we will have an opportunity to get a real juicy give away that could swing the game for us late. I like PK as a Hab, I am a big Habs fan for decades, but for the next two weeks my home country has my allegiance and I am hoping PK shows why I say he is not worth $8M/yr, yet. You turn it over on this sheet in this tourny, and you can lose medals.
- Comment on Weise will make Habs debut vs. Flames; White returns to lineup (2014-02-04 13:12:06)
..and I think you would be surprised how much the scoring woes would be alleviated if someone, anyone other than our smallest player(s), would go to the net and make it at least a little hard for the other team's goalie to track the puck and see shots.
- Comment on Weise will make Habs debut vs. Flames; White returns to lineup (2014-02-04 13:08:44)
uhhhh I think this is obvious to most of us. We have no place for Diaz and now he has a chance to play and contribute somewhere. A draft pick in return would have been better in my mind, but hey, I won't argue getting some more sand paper in the lineup. This is an insignificant transaction like most MB has done to this point. The real moves come this summer and when we get into the next two seasons.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-31 11:39:07)
Nobody is taking Gionta...nice guy, decent captain, but no longer an effective hockey player at the pro level.