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 About last night … (2013-10-10 11:23:45)
Agreed. He needs more rats.
- Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 11:56:43)
So you are against clean, hard hits because they're risky? That's what I understand from what you wrote. Give me a clean, hard hit over a boring wrestling match with zero punches any day of the week. All these "taking the law into their own hands" arguments don't hold much water for me. If they are true, why don't the people who are the law, the enforcers, cheap shot everyone all the time since they're going to have to fight anyway. It may as well be for a good reason or at least for a better reason than someone hit my player hard but cleanly. It's just an arms race that's allowed to continue because fighting continues to be so minimally penalized. I think people are locked in a it's just the way it has to be mentality without actually sitting down and thinking it thought (of course, the next reply is just going to say the same thing about me!).
- Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 11:20:04)
Wow. Thanks for making my point perfectly. Cheap-shotters can hide from justice behind enforcers so there's no actual deterrent. It doesn't matter if you're on the toughest team, you just need one tough guy on your team to stand up for you and you get off scott free.
- Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 11:16:39)
Also, people fight now after clean, hard hits. If fighting is a deterrent against cheap shots it follows that it's also a deterrent against clean, hard hits. Do you want to take clean, hard hits out of hockey? Do you hate clean hits? ;)
- Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 11:09:00)
I was explaining why enforcers aren't a deterrent. I wasn't proposing a deterrent (although coming down harder with suspensions could be one), just explaining why the current "deterrent" isn't actually a deterrent.
- Comment on Here’s something for Habs fans to celebrate (2013-10-03 10:42:25)
When someone cheap shots another player does he end up fighting the other team's enforcer? Rarely. More often his own team's enforcer fights the other team's enforcer. Great system to keep cheap shots out of the game. Makes tons of sense. I enjoy about 1 fight in 20. Most of the time it's just clutching and wrestling and it looks ridiculous and doesn't intimidate anyone. Let people fight...and then give them a game misconduct or a one game suspension if it's in the last ten minutes of the third. Then you'll see (well, hopefully) only those 1 in 20 fights that are actually worth watching and that are actually two people who are genuinely upset enough to fight.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 3-1, tie series (2013-05-03 11:53:18)
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 (2012-07-27 10:22:42)
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 … (2011-12-16 03:33:37)
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 (2011-11-29 12:59:03)
When was the last time someone got a suspension for hitting a Hab?