Gorges_the_great - (Jeremy Labrecque)Member since November 12, 2008
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Max Pacioretty
All-time favorite player: Bob Gainey
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 3-1, tie series
Haven't posted in a long while. It may be the current rule that you can hit the head as long as you get enough of the body but that should be changed. If contact is made with the head incidental to body contact, that's one thing. If the FIRST point of the contact is the head, it should be suspendable regardless of how much body contact is made afterward. Both the hit on Eller and Landeskog that Fraser shows on TSN should not be legal hits. They may currently be--and for that reason Gryba may not be suspended--but in those situations you can still level the guy without smashing in his face.
- Comment on Again, Tim Thomas
Most people are saying the TT SHOULDN'T say stuff like that, not that he's not allowed. I'll defend his right to free speech but I'll still puke in his face when he uses it.
- Comment on About last night ...
Through sheer good fortune I was able to attend last week's games against Columbus and Vancouver and well as tonight's game and let me tell you the crowd was into it wholeheartedly tonight. Way more than the other nights. The difference was a goalie interference goal miscall.
- Comment on Leblanc a nice, round number for Habs – with audio
When was the last time someone got a suspension for hitting a Hab?
- Comment on Pacioretty suspended three games
Why can't these suspension decisions be done by a committee of, say, six people. They would discuss the hit and then everyone secretly submits a number of games they think the suspension should be. They could throw out the highest and lowest numbers and average the rest. I know this is how judging figure skating works but I think it would be a good way to make suspensions more impartial.
- Comment on Pacioretty word seems likely early evening ET
If Malone managed to get away scott free from his hit on Campoli, where the refs saw enough to assess a match penalty, I have trouble seeing how Pacioretty could be suspended. Shanahan's words from his video apply word for word to this check as well. Letang looks at Pacioretty and changes his head position significantly to put himself into a vulnerable position while Pacioretty has committed to the hit. On top of that the on-ice officials saw no reason to penalize the play. http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=125990 That said, I'd be ok with Pacioretty getting a game if Malone got one. I'll be interested in the rationale if Pacioretty gets suspended.
- Comment on Making new friends in Boston
Agree with the previous poster that it's a lame attempt at Down Goes Brown humour. Not even close. Oh and the way they crossed out Bruins and put Bullies: genius! And what's with their obsession with Stubbs? I find Stubbs is the most levelheaded of the bunch. Just as willing to criticize the Habs as he is to criticize other teams. I ended up on NESN today when I was trying to check up on Miller's status cause I have him in my pool. I knew I should have resisted. It's pretty sad that that stuff is supposed to pass for journalism. They write the same way Lucic plays: reckless and full of stupid smirks.