CharlieHodgeFan

Member since October 12, 2008

Habs fan since: 1962
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All-time favorite player: Henri Richard

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  • Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 22:25:24)
    1 Price 2 Galchenyuk 3 Howard (boo, but he was solid)
  • Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 22:23:58)
    The ghosts don't like Detroit. Original Six, original rivals 60 years ago - the Bruins of the jump blues, early rock and roll era. Ghosts don't forgive and forget. If they don't take your number, they at least remember your jersey.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 20:52:39)
    Some signs of life.
  • Comment on Weise back in lineup, Sekac out for Habs vs. Red Wings (2014-10-21 16:06:03)
    I finally understand the source of the elevated tone of your postings.
  • Comment on Weise back in lineup, Sekac out for Habs vs. Red Wings (2014-10-21 16:02:07)
    Ghosts. There was a time when the Red Wings and the Habs were a real matchup. The Bruins didn't matter, the Rangers were for losers, Chicago was a choice for reasonable traitors and the Leafs were for fools. Montreal contrarians who wanted to annoy their workmates were Red Wings fans, not Bruins followers until the Orr, Esposito, and Derek Sanderson teams picked up a big Anglo following. Before those hippies, tonight's opponent was THE game. Deep in my DNA I carry a strong respect for the Wings, and a weird, throwback to before my time wish to see the Habs beat them. It's a hang up the fedora and get the kid on the bike to bring a case of Dow quarts up to the third floor thing. The players don't feel it, the fans no longer feel it, but this was the matchup that got the blood pulsing for my grandfather and his crew. It's the Wings, gang, and while they weren't hated like the Bruins and Leafs are now, they were a respected enemy and there was fire on the ice of the old Forum when these teams met. And there was swearing in the flats and taverns of Ville Emard, Verdun and the Pointe when damnable Deetroit scored.
  • Comment on Habs have best record in NHL after Saturday’s win over Avalanche (2014-10-20 06:44:07)
    Just turned the heating on, as the house was getting too cold. And our Habs are 5-1. I see a ton of positives and a better team than last year, but a work in progress. Those points before the heat is on is a nice little gift that will come in handy later. I expect they'll be doing fine when I get to open all the windows and let the warm Springtime air back in.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-19 09:00:38)
    Good morning all. It's a great day to demolish a garden. And I agree with Ronn, Subban's goal last night was beauty, and he is a force. But that contract is scary stuff for the team, especially if the dollar keeps falling and the cap doesn't shoot up. Money-wise, I don't care what these guys want, but cap-wise, the Subban contract could be a bag of roofing nails scattered on the road to glory. When you have talented young players, they will have talented old agents. We had a perfectly workable d-man in Gorges, but he had to go to make way for the incoming big cap hit. Having PK strengthens this team enormously, but having PK's contract hamstrings it as well. It's the reality Habs fans will have to live with - this team has to do things within the next 3 years or so, or all this young talent will be impossible to keep, cap-wise. We'll see a lot more Florida Panthers willing to sign short contracts out there. Experienced second and third tier NHLers who settle for reasonable money and more importantly, short term, have suddenly become very important. If Bergevin had found a 4 million talent signed for 2 years, maybe. The same guy signed for 4 is a problem.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win fifth of six, 3-2 over Colorado (2014-10-18 20:47:43)
    Subban scored that one the way Roy used to stop them.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win fifth of six, 3-2 over Colorado (2014-10-18 20:45:12)
    OMG. That was pretty.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win fifth of six, 3-2 over Colorado (2014-10-18 20:41:22)
    I know I'm lucky to be getting this game on any channel, but I'm having a Montreal Anglo moment. I don't seem to get TVA on the basic cable where I am, so I am watching the game on City. I miss my RDS - hockey in English sounds weird. I wonder how many other local Anglos haven't listened to the game in English for a long time. These announcers are really awful. Ned Flanders, hockey announcer.