boo_kraus - (Raphael Kraus)Member since November 5, 2008
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Lidstrom
All-time favorite player: Lidstrom
- Comment on About last night … (2013-02-20 12:56:40)
Little Gally (Gallagher), my man. Can be terribly confusing.
- Comment on Carolina inches closer to Canadiens (2012-02-14 10:47:44)
Top picks mean the absolute world when player development is sufficient. Crosby is a bonafide rarity, of course, but rebuilding in a lottery system (which is undoubtedly the route the Habs should be taking) requires struggle and poor finishes until sufficient young talent along with adequate player development arises. You are entirely right in stating that top picks often do not pan out, whether due to psychological factors or other. You cannot deny, though, that those picked higher in the draft are statistically FAR more likely to become better NHL players.
- Comment on Carolina inches closer to Canadiens (2012-02-14 08:36:28)
I have long been astounded at how fickle we are as fans, eagerly jumping off the bandwagon at the first signs of trouble, but I find myself even more taken aback by how quickly many seem to have climbed back on (the writers of the Gazette included). Win four games and the tone of pessimism is all but a memory. The likelihood of a playoff spot remains extremely low, yet many (as the current poll suggests) have found their faith renewed. I cannot be alone in truly hoping to reel in Montreal's first legitimate superstar since...wow; not a single one, arguably, in my 21 years. When is the last time anyone has consistently put up 90+ point seasons? Not a crap do I have to give about winning a few more games this season. We need that lottery pick. Come on, boys: put on a losing show.