CharlieHodgeFanMember since October 12, 2008
Habs fan since: 1962
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All-time favorite player: Henri Richard
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-29 21:09:45)
The Habs needed an Irish guy to win back some of the Chateauguay Bruins fans, and getting that Gallagher smurf... Nope, Gallagher is small, but no one will say he is there because of his last name. Desharnais is small, and is in this league because he worked his butt off and faced down some serious doubters. I would argue that Desharnais is the whipping boy on this Anglo discussion board because of his last name. If he were 6"2 and had his stats, I would be happy with that. The guy does okay. He had more points last season than Moulson, Richards, Carter and a lot more guys. Ten more than Gallagher (I know, different roles). He's no star, but he does okay. If he were a gigantic beast who scored 53 goals every season, it would be better. Eller is a third line centre with lots of upside and bad decision making. He'd be higher up the depth chart on the Oilers, and would have Sportnet falling all over him if he were a superstar in Toronto. He's good. Each plays a role, and each is who we have. I'd trade either for Crosby. He isn't available, unless we offer Pateryn and Moen.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-29 19:33:11)
What will they loose in this loosing streak you expect? Loose morals? Loose dogs? You heard it here first.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-28 07:33:41)
I admit I only watched half of it. But what I saw was a breakdown in team play. Lots of showy individual stuff - lots of fancy passes failing, lots of over confidence. Edmonton looked panicked, and the refs looked twice as scared. The Habs simply broke down and skated about. I thought they'd kick it into gear and drop into a proper groove, and I guess they didn't. There were moments in the first when it felt like watching 5 year olds play soccer. Oh well. It happens. They were up against a lousy team, so they played like one. It should be a wake up - this team is not dumb. A bump in the road...
- Comment on Liveblog: Edmonton hangs goose egg on Canadiens (2014-10-27 22:00:23)
Odd sort of game so far. No focus.
- Comment on Liveblog: Edmonton hangs goose egg on Canadiens (2014-10-27 21:53:05)
It must be oil.
- Comment on Liveblog: Edmonton hangs goose egg on Canadiens (2014-10-27 21:38:57)
Lord thunderin', I hope they didn't use a high draft pick on that anthem singer.
- Comment on Habs ride 4-game win streak into Edmonton vs surging Oilers (2014-10-26 22:10:51)
Rumour is Bournival can hit a curveball,and Beaulieu is a demon on the basepaths. So bring the Expos back. I really miss baseball. I know I'm not alone with that.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-26 08:36:17)
When we decide to do the defeatist fan thing, all we get is glitches to look at. The current roll won't last, but we are still looking at a very good team - the best I have seen in at least 20 seasons. There are memorable players out there, and the potential is exciting. We have to cushion ourselves as there will be slumps and bumps and losing streaks, but I think we are going to see a very positive season here. Every once in a while I go see a band and marvel at how effortlessly they seem to be able to play everything, with passion and energy. I'm seeing that with this happy little hockey team right now. When the bumps come, the chumps come. We'll have all the opportunity to scapegoat, second guess and complain that we want - the things that pass for enjoyment when you have a losing team culture. We're like kids with a toy we have seen images of, but that has suddenly been delivered to our doors. Let's just enjoy it. The Rangers were playing a road game with a couple of injuries, but they were soundly and quietly dealt with. It'll be interesting to see how things are when the Habs go into NYC. The Rangers are a bit of a measuring stick for our team. The similarities are striking, and there is a mini-rivalry brewing as both teams have reached respectability at around the same time. You want to have a rivalry with Ottawa, but they are Ottawa, the suburbs of the suburbs of Hawkesbury. It's nice to see a running battle with New York, a real city with a long hockey tradition.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 21:53:02)
I just wish it had Mike McPhee.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 21:51:44)
Huh. Will you look at that.