24 Cups - (Steve)

Member since November 12, 2007

Habs fan since: 1959
Favorite current player: Brendan Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur

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  • Comment on Liveblog: Daniel Sedin scores in OT to foil Canadiens comeback (2014-10-30 22:47:50)
    Carey! Carey! Carey! Is there any chance that the Pleks line can start the PP instead of the DD unit? Why? Because right now Galchenyuk is a better hockey player than Pacioretty. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Liveblog: Daniel Sedin scores in OT to foil Canadiens comeback (2014-10-30 21:47:47)
    Jason York is the colour analyst for the Habs? Really? I certainly didn't know that. Shout-out to John Garrett. Tomorrow night is Halloween. Just a heads-up so you can rest up in your coffin tonight. Am I supposed to stay up until 1AM to watch this Sportsnet broadcast? I'm setting my alarm for the headmaster's ALN thread. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-30 17:20:31)
    Bournival – Prust – Bourque should be an interesting line. Talk about hands of stone. These guys couldn't even smash a pane of glass at Big Break - Myrtle Beach. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-30 12:57:02)
    Sometimes a dog just won't let go of a pant leg:) Trading these two off as a package takes us one step closer to the Cup. Did I mention that I still harbour a grudge against Sergei Samsonov! 24 Cups
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-30 12:54:08)
    Hey, Frontenac, do you ever have a wee nip of the Drambuie? 24 Cups
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-30 12:52:14)
    Tolerating the lowest common denominator is the price we pay for living in a democracy. http://www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/2014/10/30/san_francisco_streets_turn_violent_after_world_series_victory_celebration.html 24 Cups
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-30 12:41:46)
    I don't ever remember it being a three-way race (although it might have been at the time you alluded to in your post). Just like Yakopov's draft, Nugent-Hopkins was the consensus #1 pick leading up to the draft. As for Larsson, he doesn't turn 22 until next month. Shoots right, 6'3"/210. I'd trade Emelin and DD for him right now, no questions asked. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-30 11:37:56)
    P.K. Subban shares the league lead for most minor penalties with Boston’s Brad Marchand and Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf. Yikes, I never thought I would see Subban's name in the same sentence as those two guys! Lots of reasons are stated as to why Subban takes so many minor penalties. Some of those "reasons" are pretty shallow and stupid. For me, there seem to be four basic types of penalties in the NHL. Battles for the puck, situations where one player is getting outplayed by another, offensive zone brain cramps or laziness and "good penalties" to stop a major scoring opportunity. In terms of Subban, I think you have to consider his amount of ice time plus the fact that he's out there against the other team's best players. He also plays a physical game where he does everything in his power to win puck battles. Some players can play two or three shifts and never be near the action. Subban is always in the middle of things - that's what makes him a special player. I also believe that he still has some periodic brain cramps which leads to unnecessary minors (Koivu did the same thing). The other side of that coin is embellishment by his opponents. Not to mention some overzealousness by certain refs. Marchand takes a lot of penalties because he is a lowlife weasel. If he didn't play hockey he would be a main character in the Creepshow television series. Phaneuf takes minors because he's trying to cover up for his mistakes or shortcomings. Subban just needs to be a bit more savvy with his actions knowing that he is always at the epicentre of the play. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-30 10:21:33)
    I'm not sure if Hockey Future's latest recap for the Habs has been posted yet. http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/113879/depth-diversity-highlight-montreal-canadiens-prospect-pool/ 24 Cups
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Canucks preview (2014-10-30 08:17:33)
    I think the Bruin window of opportunity started to close after last year's playoffs. As for Columbus, Mopntreal would be in the same boat if we had an injury list similar to the Jackets. 24 Cups