BKAK72 - (Bill Kontos)

Member since November 22, 2008

Toronto

Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Kovalev (still)
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur

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-- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Emotional night as Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 raised to the rafters of Bell Centre (2014-11-09 17:09:53)
    The Big Three ... what was and could have been: 1970s: Savard, Lapointe and Robinson 1980s: Robinson, Langway and Chelios 1990s: Chelios, Desjardins and Schneider 2000s: Chelios, Desjardins and Markhov 2010s: Markhov, Subban and McDonagh The lesson here: trades, be careful what you wish for. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
  • Comment on Rene Bourque will be healthy scratch against Wild; Habs call up Drayson Bowman (2014-11-08 13:02:24)
    Rene Bourque has all the physical features required in the modern NHL with size and a sharp shot. Too bad somewhere in his life heart-and-mind seem to be out of sync. We will never know these intricate details and how he does (doesn't?) fit into the plans for the 2014/15 season. What is brutally obvious to anyone a top-6 paid forward can't be a healthy scratch if the reason isn't personal in nature e.g. attend a family emergency. To all at the Bell Centre tonight, enjoy the ceremony and perhaps the last time you will see the Big3 together in Montreal. These guys were more than special, they were and remain Canadiens. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
  • Comment on Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champs (2013-06-24 23:50:39)
    If the HABS aren't Stanley Cup champions then the next best thing is a BRUINS STANLEY CUP - LOSS - ON HOME ICE! The 'enemy' is order of priority: #1. Quebec Nordiques #2. Boston Bruins #3. Philadelphia Flyers #4. Toronto Maple Leafs #5. Quebec Nordiques -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
  • Comment on Another summer of arm rehab for Gionta; Ryder won’t return to Habs (2013-05-30 00:06:34)
    When you look at the final four teams what stands out most to me is the depth at centre for each club: Boston - Krejci/Bergeron Pittsburgh - Crosby/Malkin LA - Kopitar/Richards Chicago - Toews/Hadzus Somehow the one, two punch of Pleks/Desharnais isn't as exciting this late into Spring. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
  • Comment on Tremblay and Roy haven’t spoken since trade to Colorado (2013-05-26 23:55:36)
    Read the original post. These roster players are drafted by the Canadiens organization and need not be traded, a simple RFA signing here/there was enough to build a championship (dynasty?) throughout the 1990s. Instead we receive a handful of shifty goal-scorers in the mid-decade followed by nothing, to date.
  • Comment on Tremblay and Roy haven’t spoken since trade to Colorado (2013-05-26 23:51:52)
    What could have been in the 1990s via draft alone: Roy* – G Theodore – G Chelios* – D Svaboda – D Desjardins – D Schneider – D LeClair – F Koivi – F Keane* – F Carbonneau* – F Richer* – F Lemieux* – F Cassels – F Corson - F Skrudland* - F McPhee* - F Gilchrest* - F *would win a Cup on another team as well. Painful. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
  • Comment on Tremblay and Roy haven’t spoken since trade to Colorado (2013-05-26 23:38:26)
    Damphousse...yes, another reminder of "what could have been" is the Shayne Corson for Vincent Damphouse (EDM) trade in the summer of 1992. Corson was an original "power forward" in the NHL and would have been a requirement for any serious team in the 1990s. That was a dumb trade. -- HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. --
  • Comment on Tremblay and Roy haven’t spoken since trade to Colorado (2013-05-26 17:00:09)
    What could have been in the 1990s via draft alone: Roy - G Theodore - G Chelios - D Svaboda - D Desjardins - D Schneider - D LeClair - F Koivi - F Keane - F Carbonneau - F Richer - F Lemieux - F Cassells - F Painful.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 5 – Senators end Canadiens season (2013-05-09 22:58:37)
    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 (2013-05-05 23:36:04)
    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. --