bigbighabsfan - (Al)Member since January 14, 2009
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- Comment on A listless loss
That is second hand information, I didn't see it myself, Tony Marinaro on team 990 this morning said there was a standing-O with chants of Chara, Chara. I didn't see it because I am done with hockey. But I am still listening to the fallout because I feel there was a gross injustice done and I want to see the league suffer for it. I've heard and read a ton of comments from Boston fans in the last 2 days. They love it.
- Comment on The win streak is over
I regret the spineless word comment. I'm angry. That's way too strong. But PG really disappointed me.
- Comment on Time has come today
It is indeed. And a great video. A rare glimpse of Richie Ramone behind the kit. Oh ya.. Go Habs.
- Comment on Time has come today
We need more cowbell.
- Comment on Round 1, Game 1: Canadiens stun Capitals
It's business. They had first dibs and chose Ottawa vs Pens, no doubt thinking that that series will go longer than the Habs, which is a pretty smart bet. If they had people choosing the series based on their favourite teams then they would be a joke. It's not like nobody will be watching the Sens games anyway with Crosby involved.
- Comment on Do they have a shot?
Haha. I share your pessimism M Boone. But I also share your underlying hope. I'm pretty damn sure that you'll be as happy as anyone should the Habs pull it off. I'll be the first guy here to say I don't know jack if they do ...hell, thats a fact whether they win or lose. The three days off and the playoff buzz makes the losing streak and the Halak slump seem like a distant memory. I still think they are going to get creamed but it's going to feel damn good if they don't. They are overmatched, but there are a few guys on the team, especially the new additions, that aren't going to be intimidated by the playoffs and the big bad Caps. I still think that the fact they even made the playoffs is commendable so it's all gravy to me from here on.
- Comment on AUDIO: And now the work begins
They certainly can both happen. Whether they should or will is another story. As for me thinking they would be better off trading Halak, well, it doesn't really matter what I think. It does matter what the front office thinks though and my money says they think Price is their guy. Purely speculation, I don't claim to know. I strongly feel that by the end of next season, maybe sooner, Gauthier will have to make a decision and live with it. I can't believe they can keep both guys and keep them happy. Price has been a pro about his diminished ice time. It's the toughest thing in sports to lose your spot and sit and watch. But does anyone envision a future where he signs a deal to play behind Halak beyond next season with free-agency looming? I don't. And as for the flipside Halak has already shown an unwillingness to accept that role. As has been pointed out on this forum many times, if he had nothing to do with his agent's public musings, he sure didn't distance himself from them either.
So yeah, I hope Halak has a great series, whether he stays or he goes. Not because of this infantile Price vs Halak stuff. But for the reasons I mentioned in the above post. It would be nice to keep both goalies (except where reading HIO is concerned) but I don't think it will happen. And if it wont happen, they absolutely have to get something in return. As people like to say, it's a problem any GM would love to have. But the closer these guys get to the end of their contracts, the less true that adage is.