Coach K - (K. Vaillancourt)Member since May 8, 2009
Habs fan since: Forever
Favorite current player:
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur
- Comment on Liveblog: Ottawa 1 – Canadiens 1 after one (2014-12-20 20:07:54)
To me he's like radiation... I can take him in small doses.
- Comment on Liveblog: Ottawa 1 – Canadiens 1 after one (2014-12-20 20:03:16)
Dr. Don with the medical advice for the equipment managers throughout t he league...
- Comment on Liveblog: Ottawa 1 – Canadiens 1 after one (2014-12-20 19:47:29)
CP31 is warming up and that's not a bad thing
- Comment on Liveblog: Ottawa 1 – Canadiens 1 after one (2014-12-20 19:44:36)
you too ??!! Maybe its because we now have Depp lol!
- Comment on Liveblog: Ottawa 1 – Canadiens 1 after one (2014-12-20 19:37:39)
Price doesn't look like he's very mobile tonight. Either that or he's a bit sleepy and a bit behind the play. He's not ready to play yet.
- Comment on Liveblog: Ottawa 1 – Canadiens 1 after one (2014-12-20 19:31:02)
so one lucky bounce deserves another I guess...
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 12:06:51)
I think the biggest development challenge for big players like Tinordi is for them to keep their feet moving which will improve their ability to "read and react". Actually, "read and react" is the wrong phrase to use. "Read and anticipate" is better because if you're "reacting" to the play its already happened and guess what? You're behind it. The difference is footwork. These behemoths tend to stop skating and rely too much on their size and reach. Now, his coach is probably telling him that the reach and size that has served him so well isn't good enough at the NHL level and he must drop a lifetime of bad habits if he has any hope of being a daily player in the NHL. You could understand why there would be a bit of a disconnect on the young player's part because his response would be...well I've been told all my life to just "play my game" and that's what got me to this level so I'm having a hard time seeing the problem. It's now the coaches job to take the kid completely out of his comfort zone and tell him he has to relearn the game if he wants to move on. The coaches are right. Only once he learns the importance of good footwork will he be on the big club permanently. Otherwise he'll be a liability out there. Maybe though, I have it all wrong and it is a character issue because the kid refuses to adapt??
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 11:26:06)
Well played sir!
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 11:19:57)
I'm in the Upper Ottawa Valley as it is known. There we have the delusional-since-1968, kool-aid sipping Leaf bunch and of course, Sens "fans"...such as they may be. There's also a small French Canadian contingent here in town and just across the river who like me, cheer for Les Boys and we are definitely out numbered. That said, I find it easy to reside in "enemy" territory as it were. I just chuckle at the misery of the Leaf fans ... well, because I can. I give 'em the old classic...well at least our last Stanley Cup winning photo wasn't in "living black and white"...then walk away. If that doesn't shut 'em up then I give them the standard... Q: Anybody know what LEAFS stands for? A: Losers Even After Forty-seven Seasons...(I suspect the could make it to Fifty but I digress) Meanwhile when Sens fans get in my grill I have just as much fun with them. For example: Q: Hey anybody know who did the Sens last Stanley Cup winning photo? A: The Group of Seven or just before they fail to make the playoffs yet again I trot out the old... Q: Anybody know what SENS stands for? A: See Everybody Next Season. Then I give 'em a little Patrick Roy wink and a wave and walk away. If that don't shut them up I just calmly point out that our Habs are still the most recent Canadian team to win the cup. And they have a box of 24 of them in their barn. What could be more Canadian? So don't let them wind you good folks up...instead, I suggest you have a little fun with them instead ;-) I think you'll enjoy the experience... Go Habs!
- Comment on Habs send Tokarski to Hamilton for conditioning stint; Pacioretty listed as day-to-day (2014-12-20 10:45:36)
I'm with Ron on this one. sure they have an obligation to promote the local boys a you put it. I have no problem with that. However the worst way to make someone look "big" is to do so while making others look "small". To me, that is an unprofessional bias plain and simple. If you must diminish the accomplishments of others in order to promote your own then that just cheapens the whole discussion!