Oleg PetrovMember since November 11, 2007
Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: SK47
All-time favorite player: Saku
- Comment on Gio. Cammy, Gomer rest; Marky works overtime
I think there is always a bias but TSN market's itself as Canada's Sports network - RDS really is there to service the Quebec market, similar to the regional deals that Sportsnet has with the other NHL teams. You expect some bias there as they put so many resources into promoting their team and driving their numbers. But TSN has the national NHL contract and is considererd a national broadcaster, just like the CBC which also has a very strong Maple Leafs bias and I think that is what bothers people the most.
- Comment on Frankie the Bull gives back
I too, gave up on HNIC a long, long time ago and switched over to RDS - I actually didn't mind Brunet because I liked him as a player. But the headline about Tremblay scares me - what if he becomes the replacement on RDS? Now that would make it a long year!
- Comment on Breezer in, O'Byrne, Laraque out
I agree that BGL probably needs to work on his fitness. For O'B, I would have hoped he would play to help his confidence. I hope he doesn't become a yo-yo and jerked in and out of the lineup but rather is allowed to learn from his mistakes and not looking over his shoulder. Something is wrong there for sure, hopefully it gets straightened out - he could be a good one.
- Comment on Update: Valentenko bolts Bulldogs, signs for three years with Moscow Dynamo
Boys and Girls, the reality is we don't know the whole story and until the official story is released, this is all endless speculation. The fact is - this is a 21 year old kid who is probably missing home and frustrated with being in the minors. There may be family reasons why he wants to go home, and if the CKAC report is correct, he went with the team's permission. This isn't the end of the Habs - it is to bad that there are 3 decent prospects playing in the KHL and may never wear the Habs uniform but the draft is always a crapshoot and there are many reasons why a drafted player never makes the NHL roster. Thankfully, the cupboard is not bare and there are players competing to be in Montreal. We may never see Emelin, Pavel or Perezhogin back in Montreal but the organization is still rich with young players. Let's wait to hear the whole Pavel story before judging the kid.
- Comment on Habs win in shootout
Thanks bigbaehr- one of my favourite obscure Habs of all times as well! I agree the opposition doesn't seem to be affected as much but I don't think they are as focused on a skating possession game like the Habs. But you are right, I think the sticks might be a little tight. Some time on the road won't hurt them at all! Still gotta love the points they have put in the bank.
- Comment on Habs win in shootout
Last night's game wasn't pretty - they started very slow, the power play isn't clicking yet but there was one major point that stood out for me last night and in the 5 game homestand - the quality of the ice is brutal! As an organization, how can you build a team to play up tempo with highly skilled players and then give them that kind of ice surface to play on? Last night was brutal - the Lang open net summed it up perfectly last night - all he did was snap at the puck but it was bouncing around so much, he shot it over the net! Unbelievable! I really hope they get this fixed and the team can take full advantage of their speed and their skill level. It doesn't explain everything that might not be going well with the team right now but it certainly is a major factor.
- Comment on Audio: Comments from the rehabbing Habs
Since it is Eklund, I put no credence to this happening as you suggested Krob1000 but to the question of the players involved, I would have no problem moving Higgins in exchange for a "Star" forward as I think it would be a case of selling high with Higgins. I like Higgins but I don't think he is irreplaceable on this roster and I think he could be sacrificed in this proposal. I would have a harder time moving Mcdonagh however. By all accounts he is going to be a good one and I would hesitate including him.