BKAK72 - (Bill Kontos)Member since November 22, 2008
Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Kovalev (still)
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur
-- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 5 – Senators end Canadiens season
Bang for your buck in 2013/14? Plekanecs $5M - nope Gionta $5M - nope Bourque $3.3M - nope Prust $2.5M - yup Moen $1.85M - maybe MaxPac $4.5M - maybe Eller $1.325M - yup Gallagher $870K - yup Desharnier $3.5M - nope Markhov $5.75 - maybe Kabrle $4.25M - ha ha ha Georges $3.9M - nope Subban $2.87M - yup, pretty sure Emelin $2.0M - yup Bouillon $1.5M - maybe Diaz $1.225 - nope Budaj $1.4M - maybe Price $6.5M - school of Scott Gomez I think there's about $20M in contract that simply doesn't deserve it. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
- Comment on Liveblog: Senators spank Canadiens 6-1, take series lead
A good goalie gets into position to stop the puck whereas a great goalie will make a save out of position often enough to win a series or more. In the last 30 years we seen a number of HABS goalies make 'saves' to win a series or more: Penny, Theodore, Halak and of course Roy. With three playoff years under his belt I have yet to see PRICE 'save' to win a series. I place the blame squarely on Management for anointing PRICE the #1 goalie and backing it up with a fat pay-day well ahead of any meaningful hockey performances. Whatever happened to grooming a young hockey player with talent? This team does it all the time with their forwards and defence. For whatever reason PRICE was given the reigns in 2008 and left to defend his critics who (quite understandably) couldn't figure out how and why he was given the #1 spot i.e. not earned through performances in meaningful playoff hockey. Worse still the Management team doesn't even protect him with some high profile/caliber defencemen (like Roy had in Montreal to start his career). I don't fault PRICE. I do fault his mismanagement. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
- Comment on Tinordi in lineup, Weber out for Jets game
The last Canadiens dynasty of the 1970s is often remembered for its rich roster of all-stars. What is often omitted from conversation is the work ethic they exemplified. IMO that's the point Serge Savard is making (re: Price) - work hard all the time. As an aside the Legends of Hockey video is a mandatory view for all HABS fans. I feel very fortunate to be able to remember that dynasty even if the memory is faint. My heart goes out to all our young HABS fans that have seen no more than a line (or two) of true superstars since 1993. You deserve so much more given the team/league insist on gouging you in the wallet to often watch AHL talent. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
- Comment on About last night ...
The current roster remains a reflection of Bob Gainey's project. He's the one who designed (or influenced) this small, or play small roster for a league that actually went down the direction of Burke/Murray of Anaheim days: bigger is badder is best. MAB has been suggested as a fault by some. IMO we won't see his imprint on the team for at least another five years (draft, trade). To me this roster has more weakness than strength, let's all take a deep breath here: we don't match up to the elite squad in a seven game series (Boston, Pittsburgh, to name two). Like another pathetic HABS roster of two, three years ago the only way we'll see this team play deep is if Carey stands on his head ala Halak. Strangely this site (still) has bloggers who insist HALAK (now, a third rate goalie) should never been traded. That's a silly point in 2012/13. This playoff is all Carey.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens lose 3-2 to their nemesis
Somebody from the media please investigate whether this team has an alcoholic/drug problem, intra-marital distress issues or something. The Devil's have zero reason to do well. This simply makes no sense! -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
- Comment on About last night ...
It doesn't take a genius to figure out too many HABS were playing with a hangover. Slow footed, disconnected, beer-league goals. The experts can dissect this all they want IMO too many were still reeling over the effects of a Friday booze fest. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens pasted, retain division lead
Unfortunately quite true. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --