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 Kid line leads Habs to 4-2 victory over Islanders (Video) (2013-11-11 11:32:39)
IF your looking for constructive feedback, I would agree on the name...change the Habs "Nation". Tacky and copy cat, which les Habitants are not. I like what I have been able to view of your work otherwise!
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-06 09:18:09)
What did I miss in the offseason that would make me believe that this team would be able to 1) stay healthy and replicate it's regular season success of last year's short season, and 2) actually have the size and capability to win in the post season? Last nights game was no surprise, other than they almost actually won after being outplayed as they should by a much better team, and our coach's brain farts or playing around. Don't get me wrong, this is the most optimistic I have been about the Habs since long before there last Cup win (which still surprises me), they have major young talent to build around finally, but this group simply is not built to win against serious contenders night in and night out yet. We can pick on MT and the refs or whoever, but in the end, a mid pack team is just that.
- Comment on Wedding part of busy summer for Habs’ Gorges (2013-08-08 09:17:18)
Yeah me too...I really like his character, but character is not everything (sorry MB), skill, which translates to production either for himself or his teammates, is what I measure at the pro level. Last year he was horrible and I hope he rebounds.
- Comment on Former Habs goalie coach lands job in Germany (2013-08-01 20:09:54)
Jump into a pool...jump into a pool from a higher spot...jump into a pool again this time a little higher even, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
- Comment on Habs listed at 25-1 odds to win Stanley Cup (2013-07-30 11:09:29)
I think Petefleet summed it up...the playoffs are not called like the regular season, not even close. It's by design in the NHL and I don't like it. They want to protect the star players so they call everything in the regular season and give those skill players all kinds of time and space. In the playoffs, the game is called the way it should be and it becomes a much rougher and tougher game where you have to work for your time and space. You also need a big and tough defense to play this style, clear the net, clog the zone, and the Habs do not have it. It was one of the main reasons why this team played so well in the regular season and looked way out of place in the playoffs - the other is the size problem up front. Pittsburgh has this issues as well, but they have more skill than Habs right now to compensate some.
- Comment on Habs sign White for one year; Big Mac lands in London (2013-07-19 09:54:54)
I think he will end up getting a bridge because I don't see him breaking out for another couple years...This is the type of player that exceptions occur with though. Very high first round draft pick that started out in the pros, not AHL. Now he just needs the production to avoid the bridge.
- Comment on Habs sign White for one year; Big Mac lands in London (2013-07-19 09:52:52)
- Comment on Habs sign White for one year; Big Mac lands in London (2013-07-19 09:23:00)
Come on guys at HIO...can we get something new up here? No dorky looking photos of Habs players to post? What the heck is BGL doing this week? I know its slow but come on, this is getting stale...:)
- Comment on Laraque throws helmet into federal political ring; carves Parros (2013-07-09 13:46:05)
I don't think we are or should either, but we need to be tougher, period, to go anywhere in the playoffs when they call the games much differently than the soft regular season where skill guys are afforded time and space or the other team gets called for ticky tack penalties. And as The Jackal pointed out so well, the real reason for this is not to have him on the ice to protect everyone all the time, but to simply respond and let the other teams know there will be a response for bullying and some of that lack of respect shown towards us at times.
- Comment on Laraque throws helmet into federal political ring; carves Parros (2013-07-09 13:34:17)
Ed I don't agree with that brand of hockey, but you make great points. And sometimes, even with the toughest of teams and players, the high road is the best road to take.