SeriousFan09 - (Robert Rice)

Member since June 27, 2009

Brantford
http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

Habs fan since: 2000
Favorite current player: Habs: Mike Cammalleri, Non-Habs: Alex Ovechkin
All-time favorite player: Habs: Saku Koivu, Non-Habs: Mario Lemieux

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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Habs Future (2011-12-12 23:39:42)
    I'm going to fellow Kevin's lead on this actually. Uncomfortable yes, I like you guys but I have my ethics about these things and attacking Theo Fleury in this matter was frankly, abominable in my view. And furthermore, this will be the last time Habs Future is published at Hockey I/O if there's no retraction/apology over this attack on a victim of sexual abuse. Unpleasant and I thank Mr. Boone for giving me this opportunity and I like you guys, but I have a prickly morals about some things and this crosses a line for me. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Habs Future (2011-12-12 20:39:12)
    No problem Ian, it's a lot of fun. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Habs Future (2011-12-12 20:34:34)
    I know those cells don't come back, but the brain does have an ability to restore/rewire itself. Otherwise people wouldn't recover from brain trauma and would just be as is. Issue for Crosby will be to take his time. If he can't continue, he can not but I'd rather believe that he can come back. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Habs Future (2011-12-12 20:14:52)
    A little early to call it on Crosby Ian. It's definitely not a happy situation right now, but players do make comebacks. Patrice Bergeron spent 10 months trying to recover from a concussion that had his career in jeopardy and it took him a while after that playing to restore himself to his best form. I don't like writing epitaphs on players when they're still working to make their comebacks. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Habs Future (2011-12-12 19:23:45)
    He was the highest performing prospect this week. Another week the top prospect was Morgan Ellis, is he really going to jump over Nathan Beaulieu? Unlikely. Steve Quailer's had some big moments this year but is he better than others? No. You're being reactionary for no other reason than you can HH. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Habs Future (2011-12-12 19:15:37)
    I would say he wasn't thinking, at all. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Habs Future (2011-12-12 19:13:08)
    Gallagher is considered close to a lock, Beaulieu I've read is considered high probability but camp performance would go a long way to putting him on the roster, he plays very well and he can make the roster but competition amongst defencemen is heavy. Bournival is a bit trickier as he's an checking forward and while a good character guy, there are a lot of those invited each time. If he can dominate faceoffs, that would really help him out as he's a natural C. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Canadiens back at work (2011-12-12 10:16:16)
    I think pairing Kaberle-Gorges is the best way to diffuse the risk. Gorges can play the right side comfortably and balance out the defensive pairings as Emelin goes with Subban. Agree the situation isn't ideal but where was the defence with Wisniewski or MAB often? When you go looking for PP fixes the number of PP QBs who can do it all are pretty damn thin. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Canadiens back at work (2011-12-12 10:12:59)
    Aware, but the team still recruited players who liked MTL for personal/professional reasons, there are examples of teams signing players who were purely for cash and it backfired (We're carrying one of those contracts already) as they left markets where they'd seen their best success or had passion for the game. A player liking where he is can factor a lot in to him living up to his contract (not always, but it does factor at times). See Ryan Smyth's season in EDM compared to anywhere he's been outside of EDM since then. Did Tomas Kaberle forget how to QB a power play in Boston, or was it because his heart belonged in Toronto, or perhaps he didn't like playing on a team populated by frankly, obnoxious a-holes. Olli Jokinen's greatest moments were in Florida where barely anyone knew about the team or watched the games, under a hockey market's scrutiny he has not fared nearly as well. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter
  • Comment on Canadiens back at work (2011-12-12 10:04:55)
    Markov's recovery has now been pushed back to post-ASG break according to the Canadiens. Whether they are attempting to diffuse expectations of a speedy return and make it seem like a bonus if he plays in January at all I don't know but right now it may be that the Canadiens do not have access to their PP maestro for the season the way this is going. - I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey. SF09 on Twitter