Clay - (Clayton DeGeorgio)

Member since January 18, 2009

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405

Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Markov, Subban, Pleks
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, Larry Robinson, Bob Gainey, Steve Shutt, Saku Koivu, and a big shout-out to Jaroslav Halak for a great run that gave us hope again.

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__________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Liveblog: The losing streak is over (2014-11-20 21:59:55)
    Bergevin's best trade. __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜
  • Comment on Liveblog: The losing streak is over (2014-11-20 21:42:05)
    I prefer them a little smaller... ;) __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜
  • Comment on Liveblog: The losing streak is over (2014-11-20 21:37:30)
    Man - this is a great hockey game. And I'm not just saying that because the Habs are leading. Fast, hard hitting, very little BS after whistles. The way hockey should be played. __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜
  • Comment on Liveblog: The W streak ends, not with a bang but a whimper (2014-11-18 21:08:29)
    Toker to start the third... __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜
  • Comment on Canadiens go for fifth straight win Saturday night vs. Flyers (2014-11-15 12:22:16)
    I beat you both to it (see below) ;) __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜
  • Comment on Canadiens go for fifth straight win Saturday night vs. Flyers (2014-11-15 12:17:09)
    Here you go (great post, BTW): CJ November 15, 2014 at 11:36 am Good morning friends. Thought I’d share something I’ve been thinking about for a few days; are winning now and developing talent mutually exclusive? Heading into the season, I firmly believed that we were likely to work through a year of transition. Younger players would take on much larger roles, as the team jettisoned the old guard. I believed that Pleks would eventually be moved, making way for Chucky. I figured Tinordi and Beaulieu would both be regulars, with a remote possibility that Pateryn could end up in a depth role. I figured this was in the organization’s best interest long term. A step back this season, opening the door for two steps forward next year. Worst case, the prospects weren’t quite ready and the team missed the playoffs, yielding another bountiful harvest to augment our existing prospect pool. Although Bergevin is employed to produce results today, I thought, reading between the lines, he was prepared to stay the course and move forward with his rebuild plan – slowly and methodically. But, something happened. Columbus, who I regarded as one of those teams capable of blocking any advancement to the Cup finals became decimated with injuries and now look like a lottery team. The Rangers and Bruins appear to have lost significant pieces of their playoff calibre teams. Tampa, perhaps the biggest obstacle in the Atlantic division are without substantial playoff success and untested playoff goaltending. All of a sudden, the eastern conference seems winnable. Like a great leader, Bergevin has adjusted accordingly. Now, the focus has shifted as the window of opportunity once again seems open. So, when the chance to bring in a Gonchar while exiting Moen exists, Bergevin acts. I too must adjust. I want so badly to see Tinordi stick, but the simple fact is, he’s not yet ready. He’s a capable 8:00-12:00 minute man at 5×5, but he’s not yet ready to handle speciality teams, the way Weaver steadies the PK, therefore he can’t bump 43. He’s not nearly as physical as he needs to be, so he can’t supplant Emelin. There is still a bright future for Tinordi, but he needs to do much more of what he did last night, blowing guys up with clean, devastating checks, fighting when needed and playing solid defence (plus 3 over the past two games). Some say the NHL is not a development league. I’m not 100% on board with that. I am however fairly certain that you can’t try to onboard multiple prospects and hope to push for a Cup. So, I’ll sacrifice seeing all our youth this season, for the opportunity to realize immediate results. As it stands, we have a significant number of players 25 and under, playing significant roles on this team. Would I prefer Cody Franson to Tom Gilbert, you bet. That would have been a steal of a deal, but it wasn’t to be. Maybe if the Leafs kept their mouth shut, Shanny could have talked Gorges into it. Maybe not. Maybe a three way deal could have been worked out. Who knows…. So, it’s all about the present. Speaking of now, looking at our schedule, we have a stiff test ahead. Six games, three at home, all against quality opponents, including two backs to backs. Alright, four cups of coffee has me rambling…… CJ
  • Comment on Beaulieu brings some punch to Habs’ lineup (2014-11-15 11:34:28)
    Oil will not recover anytime soon. Perhaps if we had a forward thinking government we could diversify the economy. The current one decided to throw all the eggs in one basket. __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens ground Jets (2014-11-11 21:14:17)
    Well said. __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens ground Jets (2014-11-11 21:12:49)
    He seems to make something happen every shift __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens ground Jets (2014-11-11 21:09:39)
    Three really solid shifts in a row. __________________________ ☞ “The deepest sin of the human mind is to believe things without evidence” ~ Aldous Huxley ☜