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 Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 17:32:48)
    In case anybody wants to know what the other side thinks... PAR MARTIN A15 SEPT. 2014 À 12:08
    Ah! Vous me faites rire. Quand Koivu et Kovalev sont partis, on a fait la même chose! On a donné des A à 4 joueurs et on a évalué le leadership de l'équipe. En passant, cette saison-là, le CH s'est rendu en finale de conférence... pas pire, n'est-ce pas? Oh! Et j'oubliais... cette année, les Rangers ont atteint la finale de la Coupe sans capitaine. L'absence de capitaine n'affectera pas le leadership dans l'équipe. Ça va juste faire capoter certains journalistes et partisans.
    Loosely translated... You people make me laugh. When Koivu and Kovalev left we did the same thing. We gave the A to 4 players and evaluated the leadership on the team. Need I remind you that the Habs made the Conference Finals that season... not bad, eh? Not to mention the Rangers recently made it to the Cup Finals without a Captain. The absence of a Captain doesn't affect the leadership of the team. It just freaks out certain fans and journalists.
  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 11:49:58)
    On the complex issues, I am more often than not in the minority. The way I like it. So to reiterate...
    I like this idea. It’s a transition. Nothing is handed out. This is quite brilliant all things considered. It specifies the two longest serving players and the two leaders on the ice out of the next generation. Apart from that nothing is a given and the “C” will be earned. Would that they had done this way back when Koivu was selected, a selection that, in my not so humble opinion, came way too early in that then youngster’s career. I like the way things are going with the club because no longer are they content with placating the fans with cosmetic and invariably stagnantly lateral changes. This team is simmering. Slowly. Or you could say marching, in a way that is increasingly becoming ominous (I like that), with much conviction and wilfulness to its goal.
  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 11:48:10)
    There's a thin line...
  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 11:45:29)
    Dude! Must I repeatedly slap cold water in your face? I like this idea. It's a transition. Nothing is handed out. This is quite brilliant all things considered. It specifies the two longest serving players and the two leaders on the ice out of the next generation. Apart from that nothing is a given and the "C" will be earned. Would that they had done this way back when Koivu was selected, a selection that, in my not so humble opinion, came way too early in that then youngster's career. I like the way things are going with the club because no longer are they content with placating the fans with cosmetic and invariably stagnantly lateral changes. This team is simmering. Slowly. Or you could say marching, in a way that is increasingly becoming ominous (I like that), with much conviction and wilfulness to its goal. I am feisty today. ;-)
  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 11:35:44)
    Is there an intra-squad game going on? A scrimmage or training session on line that is being streamed?
  • Comment on Habs’ first-round pick McCarron in better shape this season (2014-09-14 12:59:43)
    UCe doubles as MONSIEUR TOUTLEMONDE (and least I think the two are one as the avatar gives up much less of a clue than the writing style). But here we have it. Therrien again. Good old buddy spared me the reply. What a load of hogwash. Could have been written by Timo. Actually. Not. But you get the drift. Slow Habs news days will do this.
  • Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-11 21:10:53)
    I raised an eye brow to the Scherbak suggestion as well.
  • Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-11 21:07:53)
    Nice highlights but I had to turn the sound all the way down... like to off. Too bad too because I wanted to hear the play by play. Don't know what that music was but it was loud and it was bad. Like as in awful bad. Kid's a gem though. Love how he drives the net (he pile drive a goalie in one sequence), his elusive dangling and quick thinking. He looks like top line material for sure. Interesting to see if the Blades trade him and if so how he progresses in a new environment, hopefully on a better team with more talent around him.
  • Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 19:22:38)
    @Cal: I completely agree that what Rice did was reprehensible and should not be condoned. Ever. Even he admitted as much. I don't see him defending his action. He also sounds sincerely repentant. That's not the discussion. We are talking about her coming against the media circus and that she decided to stay with Ray. All the support is there for her if she wants to leave yet she hasn't... and I am not buying that it is because she is battered. It could be. I am not denying that it is a possibility. I do not agree with people who already pass judgement on the case. Even if in the majority of these cases, the women stays out of fear, it does not necessarily make it so with this one. Nobody is excusing Ray Rice for hitting Janay. What I have issue with is the lack of nuance. Or forgiveness. If he is a repeat offender and this is a continuing part of their saga, then yes get the hell out. For both of them. We don't stone people to death any more in civilized society. One would at least think this reflex has subsided. Not on the Internet though. It's a virtual stoning daily on line. Thankfully the court of public opinion is not an actual court.
  • Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 17:03:03)
    Matty. We are in the minority in that we think critically and do not pass judgement easily. I can look at two recent public opinion stonings to cite as examples: Paul Estrin for what he wrote on his blog about Gaza and Henry Rollins for what he wrote about Robin Williams' suicide. It is the court of public opinion and the rabble are rabid. If they could pass judgement we'd all be executed, those of us care to challenge preconceived notions or those who think for ourselves that is.