krob1000

Member since November 12, 2007

Kingston

Habs fan since: Conception
Favorite current player: Galchellerubban
All-time favorite player: Lafleur/Naslund

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  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 15:51:44)
    They are in Vancouver 3 nights later on t he Thurs...just stay in Van.
  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 13:41:50)
    They all mean the same thing..it is like someone making fun of someone for saying goalie, goalkeeper or goaltender...they all mean the same thing and are commonly accepted terminology. In my experience I think I would say I have probably only heard the term "alternate" used outside of a printed article a handful of times in my life. It is far and away the more referred to term...but yes "alternate" is the correct term officially.
  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 13:06:00)
    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/markov-not-interested-in-habs-captaincy-1.844362
  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 12:50:38)
    Carey Price
  • Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 12:18:56)
    The debate was about whether or not Markov was "offered the captaincy"...there is no debating that he came out and said he was not interested in being captain. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/markov-not-interested-in-habs-captaincy-1.844362
  • Comment on Habs will retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 on Nov. 8 at Bell Centre (2014-09-12 16:13:09)
    Forgot about that..still wil have to move one of those guys I think though. Savard is about what Smith will probably make...then tehy still ahve Krug adn theya re already in the minus...add in needing wiggle room for call ups,etc. I think they still need to move approx 5 million in salary and take nothing back.....not going to be easy.
  • Comment on Habs will retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 on Nov. 8 at Bell Centre (2014-09-12 16:11:03)
    Gregoire is one of those guy hat when I look at the HAbs draft picks I think was a steal. HE seeems like the kind of kid who will stop at nothing to make it...my money is on him playing in the NHL even if he has to reinvent himself like Chipchura did...I would not bet against Gregoire.
  • Comment on Habs will retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 on Nov. 8 at Bell Centre (2014-09-12 16:02:50)
    What is Boston going to do re their cap? Both Krug and Smith unsigned and them alreay sitting at 800k OVER the cap. Even if they moved Marchand, BOychuk or Eriksson for zero salary they would still nee to move somone else. They are still very deep but I can see them having to move a couple of the guys we loved to hate over the years like Boychuk, Marchand, Campbell. Not sure if I like that or not...those guys were always good for losing their cool and taking themselves out of games...I would prefer it if the BRuins kept those guys and traded some of their younger talent and moved Smith and /or Krug.
  • Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-12 12:43:20)
    But before the captain was selected he said he "wasn't interesteed in it" This was after the report by the Gazette and before Gionta was named...so either way he took himself out of the running....we'll never know the truth but common sense indicates at the time where every other vet was sent packing that he would have been the logical choice, you add in that the Gazette reported it, then that he goes and says he isn't interested (which is what turnin it down if had happened would have meant) and it all adds up to the same thing...Markov did not want to be captain...whether it was offered or not...he said he didn't want it and he made that clear. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/markov-not-interested-in-habs-captaincy-1.844362
  • Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-12 12:32:34)
    Chris "It is a common misconception (one I shared until recently) that he turned it down. This was never the case, as it turned out. A great example of how an untruth can actually become accepted as common knowledge, with no malice intended." Re Markov turning down capataincy...not sure I believe it wasn;t turned down Chris. As far as I am concenrned it is one of those things we will never know the truth on. The Montreal Gazette reported it one morning and then by afternoon Martin was denying it ever happened. I doubt the Gazette would have reported it if it didn;t happen...looks a lot lot damage control to me...who would dare turn down the captaincy role for the Montreal Canadiens? My perosnal belief...Markov is exactly they guy who would have turned it down...at this point in his career maybe he does assume the role...but I am in the camp that believes the initial Gazette report...because Markov is the type of guy who would have done that. I talso could have been something where Markov said outright before ever being asked that he did not want it...either way I don't think he wanted anything to do with it and ultiamtely that is the same point everyoen is getting at...that he did not want to be captain. "It is a common misconception (one I shared until recently) that he turned it down. This was never the case, as it turned out. A great example of how an untruth can actually become accepted as common knowledge, with no malice intended."