CharlieHodgeFanMember since October 12, 2008
Habs fan since: 1962
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All-time favorite player: Henri Richard
- Comment on A rare Saturday night with no hockey for Habs (2014-12-13 12:09:51)
Last game worked out well - Price was great and Jones wasn't. But then again, there have been nights when they wouldn't have scored on anyone. And while we don't have games, we have food for thought. Is Desharnais' role as placeholding centre done (probably not, but as one of the RDS guys said last night, it's winding down). What will happen with Eller? And down the line, in a year or two, with Hudon? Hmm, I'd rather have a game.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 22:15:21)
It ended. I was enjoying that one.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 22:04:38)
Good hands, okay. But Sekac has steady hands, too. Jones is not good, but he isn't getting a lot of support right now, either.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 22:00:24)
The Kings are a balanced team - tenacious. Liking Andrighetto, and the Habs are liking that goalie. The Kings are letting the Habs get away with some lovely passes though. Good.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 20:51:20)
Price looks like he wants to play forward tonight.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 20:48:32)
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Cup-holders (2014-12-12 20:44:32)
It is a joy to see Subban finding his groove and stepping up. When he is on his game, he is very very entertaining.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-07 13:18:23)
Tim0 banned? Huh. There's nothing wrong and nothing funny in the persona what seems to be a decent guy has adopted to use here. He stays in character better than most actors, and he keeps that high pitched whine going, consistently. If it's the Brisebois mutating into Desharnais foolishness, yeah, it's tiresome. But one dies of war like any old disease. We're used to it. We can ignore it by ignoring the character. It's no slippery slope to totalitarianism - it's a flailing punch in the nose in a tavern. He'll be back, and we'll be annoyed again. He's part of the gang and we'll pass him the tennis ball and shout "car" if he gets a breakaway, just like anyone else (except Ian - he gets a saucer pass and D-men who stop to watch and admire).
- Comment on Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau dies at age 83 (2014-12-03 07:12:01)
I have a family member who suffered a serious head injury years ago, and who can be kind of difficult to talk with. He is not always coherent, and dresses like a homeless person as he wanders around the city. In his wanders, he met Mr Beliveau several times, and was always engaged in a polite, respectful conversation. Mr Beliveau would stop, ask him how he was doing and take time to listen and talk. This was a man of great spirit and generosity - a very good man.
- Comment on Thomas Vanek and Wild up next for Canadiens (2014-12-02 19:09:08)
I think Edmonton has a more serious problem than the pundits want to admit to. Yes, they have organizational problems, and they are hopeless at bringing along young talent. But you also get the feeling that young talent would rather be anywhere else right now. They want a return on their wasted opportunities, but I expect they also know that in a well run organization, a Yakupov might possibly become a solid scorer. Put the young Edmonton draft picks in Detroit, Montreal, Boston, Chicago, or Los Angeles, and you would see a whole different level of teaching, training and player development. In a situation in which a sensible hockey organization needed to retool, Yakupov wouldn't be an expensive pickup with his career so far. But in a management group where weakness is a huge sign of weakness, I doubt they have the courage to make hockey trades. They might as well all resign as do that. I think they will hold on to their first rounders.