HardHabits - (David)

Member since November 1, 2008

Montreal

Habs fan since: 1973
Favorite current player: Alex Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: Jacques Lemaire

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God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a draft pick. - Hardass Headerson

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-28 00:34:31)
    HardHabits JULY 27, 2014 AT 2:15 PM
    Where is the statement from Maria Subban on the negotiations? What a misleading headline. Was she even at the Golf Tourney?
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-27 19:32:03)
    Did I really squash the Mueller debate so effectively?
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-27 15:22:51)
    Let Moen make that decision on the ice. I think he has some NHL legs left in him. Not so quick to write him off. He is, after all, a player who MB gave an extension to.
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-27 14:15:30)
    Where is the statement from Maria Subban on the negotiations? What a misleading headline. Was she even at the Golf Tourney?
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-27 13:32:57)
    All this anointing without actually earning it is tiresome. PK is good. Great even. He is on the road to becoming an elite player and looks poised to realize his potential. He has not peaked yet and has much room for improvement. But I have confidence in his abilities to attain such lofty heights. There is no PK statue in the Gallery of the Pantheon of the Great Defence Men, at least not just yet.
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-27 01:44:41)
    Subban wants to be a Habs lifer. Poor Josh. He left his Crest in an Habs Bistro. What I love is how the mystique of the club is now a draw. Players eschewed Montreal once upon a time but not any more and now players seem to long to play here. Man that's awesome. Mr. PK Subban. From the bottom of my heart. Thank you for wanting to play here. I love you man. You will be captain of the Habs one day. Peace out.
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-26 12:30:25)
    It's the week-end and it's summer. I had to put the smiley because sarcasm or dry humour doesn't always convey in the context of a forum reply. It's like when JB started to post serious stuff it sent many of us for a loop. Many of us have a fondness for Bugs for pretty much the same reason. In reality I was complimenting you on a nice reply. People slamming DD for his PP production without looking at everybody else's contribution generally has them putting the PP all on DD's shoulders, which as your data shows, is not the case. The Power Play as a unit last season was weak. Going beyond stats, my belief, as it has been since the time that is memorable, the problem lies with the lack of the cannon on the blue line. Subban is not that cannon. I am talking the pantheon of blue line blasters who carried the torch until it got doused; Souray-Streit-M-A.Bergeron-Wisniewski. I think rather than leaning on one super blaster, the Habs should move to blue line cannon by committee. If the Habs have 4 D men that can shoot and (and that is a very significant and) pass (by that I mean make plays) the PP should improve. I am pretty sure a statistical analysis can be made to prove my argument. that during the periods that the Habs had any of those 4 D-men I mentioned, their PP was among the best in the league.
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-26 11:34:32)
    You know that if you're going to make a rebuttal to an argument here, facts and proof won't do. It has to be an invective laden and emotional diatribe if you wish to contribute. ;-)
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-26 11:31:51)
    My God 58? So sad. But I agree that living to 100 still wouldn't have healed his Leafs wounds.
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 18:56:25)
    You took it like a champ. I commend you for your good sense, hopefully of humour, and applaud your tenacity in sticking to your guns. Yes you dropped Mueller but immediately picked up on Setoguchi. I just like to cut the crap and cut to the chase. Lots of cutting going on. As Norm (UCe) replied. Possibly Mueller's concussion issues played a role and he is NHL ready. Knowing my luck for poking the hornet's nest... somebody signs Mueller and he scores 30 goals. I think the Habs could use an extra top 6, however it could very well be that after signing Subban, MB is done for the summer. My impression is that they will see what they've got in the depth department and once the team plays half the season address the weaknesses (if any) and try to swing for a home run around the trade deadline. Of course if by then the "unthinkable" happens and the Habs are tanking, they're sellers and they stock up on picks and prospects. I prefer (and I saw this coming once MB got into signing players) that the UFA signings are players to compliment the young core and not the other way around. Sign character players on the cheap and build from within. With assets on hand the Habs can then make trades if they identify a player to go after. Nobody on these boards knew who Sekac was prior to July 1st. However a few dozen teams knew. If Setoguchi is still unsigned there's a reason. So let's forget about the other teams passing on him. The Habs have a plan and Setoguchi doesn't look to be part of it otherwise he'd already have been inked. I am pretty sure the priorities are signing Subban, hiring a new assistant coach and trainer, and prepping the training camps.