RockinRey - (Mark)

Member since March 22, 2009

Southern Ontario

Habs fan since: Birth and HIO reader almost since inception
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president

Recent Comments

  • Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-06-01 14:18:54)
    Beg to differ. Leblance should never have been drafted by the Habs . You knew from the get go this guy was misisng something. He will play but be sure it will be in the minors or in Europe. Never saw anything there that indicated he was NHL calibre. The pick was flat out wrong. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-06-01 09:47:45)
    Not a bad idea BJ. This character theme is way overused. There are enough vets in there to fill the void. Almost any guy they Habs have picked up over the years have contributed as much as Gio has . Think Halpern, Dominic Moore , Tom the bomb..So the guys that bring energy and some grit and can kill penalties ( and are decent face-off guys and have a specific role to play are out there but you dont have to pay 5 mil and they actually might win puck battles) Gio has been rendered a shadow of his former self and the injuries to his bicep twice has made his shot even less threatening. It's time to get younger and find speed. Even if the Habs had gotten past the Rangers they may have been overly reliant on goaltending. It would be nice to see some bigger forwards that have speed to compliment that size impose a style on the opposition for once. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-06-01 09:33:33)
    Dont understand how anyone can advocate retaining Gionta. This guy played a decent role on the PK but failed to contribute in any meaningful way on the score sheet. So many failed attempts to finish. For the Habs to bring him back because he is a character guy would be silly. He was an ok captain if not good. I would love to see them upgrade his position and integrate some youth. Someone with even a marginally finish with some speed and size can full fill the role Gio found himself in. I would keep Bouilon as a depth guy only if he signs for the min. Weaver is a character guy who really enjoys playing in Montreal and he Habs would do well to sign him and Weaver. These are key guys that you can grind out wins with. The CH stil have to find a way to upgrade skill and speed in the top nine. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 14:13:02)
    Petty? PrimeTime you tend to come out with so many assenine comments. Paying Briere and Gio what they were paid was folly given their expected contributions. Gio is nothing special. He served them well to bring them back is not really a step forward. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 14:01:17)
    Saw the scrum with Vanek . He played like he wanted to get home. The whole interview smells. Its awkward. I wanna go somewhere to win. Of course he does but with minimum effort. This guy looks like a lazy house league hockey player that likes to clean up the easy goals. Great hands. Work ethic. Not so much. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 13:06:02)
    Necessitated total restructuring of team? Get real! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 11:59:35)
    What are the sound reasons that they would have beat the Rangers with Price. Love to hear them. He has a less than 500 record in the playoffs and while he is widely regarded as a Super Star goalie he has no Cup to back it up. This was just another year he ultimately did not get them to the promised land. Toker gave them what they needed. The defense was weak and the offense was absent save for game 5 blowout. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 11:55:27)
    It wasn't really a meme . And it wasn't so much leadership. It really amounted to key players not producing at the right time. They needed more from Vanek. Pleks. Patches, Gally, DD and Gio. Bottom line is they struggled. You expect these players to come through for you. That is how legends are born..... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 11:51:54)
    He's a dog! when they needed him most he was not there. There is an article on Hockey Buzz where the author states he just happened to go cold a the wrong time. Wrong. He just did not put the effort forth to win battles. That was the criticism of his game. Complete lack of effort. Losing very easy battle for the puck, no second effort to try and retrieve it. It was not that he went cold. He may be just a guy who scores every second game gets his 30-40 goals 65-80 points but never raises his game to super star level. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-31 11:45:57)
    Zero evidence to support that Danno. Even the game in which Toker gave up 4 goals .... we have seen Price do the same with regularity. How many times do you hear pundits on HNIC or have I heard on the FAN or TSN radio some talking head say you will never beat Price again for 4 goals . Is it good at bouncing back. Absolutely! But really there is no reason to believe Price would have stollen anything . Toker played well enough to win. 18 shots was just not enough pressure. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'This organization going forward must set its sights on competing for the game’s ultimate prize every season — and no lesser standard should be accepted.' —Geoff Molson, Canadiens owner and president