smiley - (Mark Reaume)Member since January 21, 2009
Habs fan since: 1960
Favorite current player: P K Subban
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 11:13:21)
On December 15, 2003, Ramage was driving former Chicago Blackhawks captain Keith Magnuson to an NHLPA players' alumni meeting when his rented Chrysler Intrepid car swerved into the oncoming lane and collided with another vehicle, killing Magnuson and injuring the driver of the other vehicle. Ramage was charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death. Defense lawyer Brian Greenspan claimed the blood and urine tests were flawed, and the smell of alcohol came from beer cans that exploded after the crash. On October 10, 2007, Ramage, who had pleaded not guilty, was found guilty on all counts. The Magnuson family had forgiven Ramage and urged the judge not to send him to prison, instead suggesting that Ramage speak to teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. On December 3, 2007, in a Missouri civil suit, Ramage and National Car Rental of Canada were found liable for the death of Magnuson. The family of Magnuson was awarded $9.5 million. On January 17, 2008, Ramage was sentenced to four years in prison. Legal experts described the sentence as the harshest ever handed out in Ontario to a motorist with no previous record for drinking and driving. Ramage remained free on bail until his appeal of the sentence was denied on July 12, 2010. In July 2010, Ramage began serving his sentence at Frontenac Institution, a minimum security facility in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In March 2011, Ramage made his first application for day parole and release to a halfway house, but this request was denied. The board did grant him permission to leave the minimum-security prison for three-day unescorted absences once a month. The board cited its belief that Ramage did not yet understand the severity of the actions which led to his incarceration. Their concern centered on Ramage's drinking habits and whether he took responsibility for the crash. On May 5, 2011 Ramage's second request for day parole was granted. He is barred from drinking alcohol and he is restricted from visiting establishments where alcohol is the primary focus. Ramage must undergo psychological counseling and the court order prevents him from driving. Originally Ramage was not eligible to seek accelerated parole because his crime was considered violent. The federal government is abolishing legal provisions that free some non-violent, first-time offenders as soon as six months into their sentences. Ramage’s full sentence is to expire in July 2014.
- Comment on Mike & Max’s excellent adventure: Weaver’s dream summer with Pacioretty (2014-07-10 11:52:03)
Summerlicious in TO-going to Harlem. SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN & WAFFLES Crispy, Tender Chicken Served with Sweet Waffles & Our Signature Scotch-Bonnet-Corriander-Lime Syrup & Homemade Gravy or THE ROASTED JERK Roasted Jerk Chicken & Sweet Fried Plantain, Monterrey Jack & Scotch-Bonnet Mayo, served on a Ciabatta Bun or BAYOU CATFISH SANDWICH Pan-Seared Cajun Catfish with Scotch-Bonnet Mayo, served on a Ciabatta Bun or CARIBBEAN CURRIED VEG. STEW (vegetarian) Garden Vegetables Stewed in Caribbean Yellow Curry, served on Coconut Rice & Peas or THE NICE LADY (vegetarian) Chevre, Plantain, Avocado, Spinach & Mango Mayo rolled in a Tortilla, Grilled and Toasted ________________________________________
- Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 08:45:47)
Not going to make any comments on the team except to say how proud I am today to be a Montreal Canadiens fan. THANK YOU to MIKE BOONE for all the great work blogging and thank you to fellow HIO posters for all the witty and engaging commentary and banter. Have a great and safe summer everybody!
- Comment on ‘This isn’t something that can’t be done,’ Habs’ Gionta says of a comeback (2014-05-27 11:04:30)
No matter what happens I am proud of my team. If it is LA NY in the final I can't help but think of that Neil Diamond song "I am I said":)
- Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 4 – St. Louis scores in OT, pushes Canadiens to the brink (2014-05-25 20:10:43)
Phil Jackson and Bryan Adams?????
- Comment on AUDIO: Habs given day off on Sunday; Game 3 Tuesday night at Bell Centre (2014-05-05 10:49:38)
Good morning HIO, My name is Mark and I'm a Haboholic. So up 3-1 with 10 minutes left and Carey Price in net. Usually pretty safe but I knew something was going to happen. It always does. I thought it would at least go to OT. Not blaming Price. But it seemed that everything they threw at the net went in. Not sure what else Frankie B could do. I hope this does not define this series. Go Habs Go!!
- Comment on Bruins denounce racist comments about Habs’ Subban (2014-05-02 14:03:26)
On either TSN or Sportsnet when asked to pick the one player you would pick today if you had a new franchise the picks were Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Toews.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-05-02 10:38:20)
I know that PK can rile the opposition but I loved the new and improved restrained PK Subban last night. No over celebration on either goal and did not get involved in any post whistle scrums.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Setting the stage for Habs vs. Bruins (2014-04-30 16:09:47)
It worked the 2nd time I tried it Ian.
- Comment on Habs to scrimmage at Bell Centre Monday night (with video) (2014-04-28 11:57:24)
Know his brother and met George years ago when working with Vancouver. Good guy-has a law degree. He was joking about the Rangers pool party since Greschner and another player had super model wives:)