Iceberg84 - (Josh)Member since September 17, 2008
Habs fan since: 1990
Favorite current player: Martin St Louis
All-time favorite player: Saku Koivu
- Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 11:38:36)
Hey HIO team, I've been a big fan of this blog for years, but these new pop up ads you guys have started using are really annoying and really lousy to deal with. Not trying to troll, but nobody likes pop ups. I won't be using this site for my Habs news if it stays that way and I'm sure a lot of people feel like that. I'm sorry about the death of print media, but this is not the solution.
- Comment on Bourque will be in Habs’ lineup for Game 3 (2014-05-06 12:41:31)
I would just like to say that I've discovered a newfound respect for the team at the Gazette and Canadian sportswriters in general. After reading a few articles over at the Boston Globe and Herald, I'm pretty shocked and annoyed. More than a few of their 'journalists' sound a lot more like disgruntled fans just trying to stoke the fires and get Bruins fans riled up against the Canadiens instead of, you know, writing smart, thoughtful pieces about hockey and what makes it such a great sport. All these writers seem to focus on is "do the habs get special treatment from the refs?" (to which we can firmly say NO thanks to articles like this: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/4/29/5661644/nhl-referee-bias-french-officials-montreal-canadiens) I'm just surprised that (almost) no one in Boston feels like writing intelligent discourse about hockey since they have such a good team and so much history. Instead, all I seem to find are articles about how much they hate the Canadiens. There's just such a huge difference in style and content between what the HIO team puts out and what they put out. One feels more like JOURNALISM and the other feels like fan hate mail that somehow has a publisher.
- Comment on Odds stacked against Lightning heading into Game 4 vs. Habs; Reno to sing anthem again (2014-04-22 12:06:50)
I hope TB starts Gudlevskis. I feel bad for the kid having those terrible numbers on his stat sheet: 10.37 GAA + 0.667%. Imagine having that follow you around your whole career.
- Comment on Habs’ Weise lives dream with OT goal in Game 1 (2014-04-17 16:11:45)
Found these on reddit: Subban and Stamkos as kids together on a team: http://i.imgur.com/wSN4YLq.png 2014 NHL playoff teams as animated versions of themselves: http://imgur.com/a/a00Pw
- Comment on Bring on the Sabres (2014-03-25 16:11:09)
If Weise is getting tests done on his wrist, I can't imagine he'll play tonight since he clearly has symptoms in a best case scenario. But hey, the Wiz played with a fractured wrist in 2011, so who knows? Assuming he's out and Moen's head isn't made of the same material as his hands (stone), I'd guess Parros and White short of a call-up, which I think we'd have heard about by now. So I guess our fourth line will be some variation on White/Parros and either Bournival or Bourque depending on Therrien's whims. Could be Eller, but he's still day-to-day and there haven't been any updates so far.
- Comment on Bring on the Sabres (2014-03-25 15:47:39)
Completely agree. It's offensive that a player can essentially slash another in the groin behind the play and get away with it. Just another example of the Bruins' dirty play.
- Comment on Bring on the Sabres (2014-03-25 15:24:05)
Ask and ye shall receive. http://cdn0.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/324343/845347396.gif Although I think this is a far better interpretation of Emelin's reaction to the spear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egsdx_CUYfg
- Comment on Bring on the Sabres (2014-03-25 15:22:41)
@ Danno Pretty sure Dr. Recchi is busy using his medical prowess to get a close, personal look at his own rectal cavity and will be unable to comment at this time for that reason.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 73 – Budaj brilliant, Galchenyuk’s Shootout goal beats Bruins (2014-03-24 20:45:44)
Way to kill that... PP boys...
- Comment on Injured Prust won’t be in Habs lineup against Blue Jackets (2014-03-20 12:23:00)
This is just wild fan-speculation with no basis in reality, but I thought it would be fun to point out that the Canadians have lost 17 games by a single goal and another three by 2 goals. Vanek scored 21 goals for the Islanders and Buffalo. Just imagine how different the standings might be if he’d been on our roster from the beginning of the season. If you toss in another 21 goals to the Canadiens’ total, all of a sudden our offense isn’t so impotent and we’re right up there with Tampa and *shudder* the leafs, not to mention the middle-tier teams in the West. Surely another 21 goals would have helped turn the tide in at least a few of those games. Say half those goals were scored in games we would have won anyway, if even a THIRD of them were in those tight games, we might have another 5-8 points (and that seems like a conservative estimate to me), which would have us competing with Boston and Pittsburgh for the 1st seed. I know this is a fairly pointless idea, but what else do we fans have to talk about between games? I guess I'm just saying, as we all know, the standings don’t tell the whole story. It’s only the team that takes the ice mid-April that really matters. So for the first time since the trade - and in spite of those three recent losses- I’m feeling a lot better about our chances of making some noise in the post-season. I'm not saying plan the parade route or anything, but as a usually pessimistic fan, I can say with confidence that I don't expect the Habs to be out in 5 in the first round this year.