Loonie - (Tom Nickle)Member since June 30, 2009
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Alex Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: Guy Lapointe
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 10:52:34)
Since when do "hockey plays" automatically rule out suspension? Zdeno Chara interfered with Max Pacioretty and sent him face first into a broken neck, but that was a hockey play. A bodycheck regardless of whether or not it's within the rules is part of hockey, that's where the line gets drawn. Boarding is an infraction, more to the point, boarding a player within the three to five foot area of the boards is considered reckless and dangerous. That doesn't mean bodychecks aren't part of hockey. Mitigating circumstances dictate the consequences.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 10:39:59)
As long as Jonathan Toews, David Backes and Pavel Datsyuk are in the NHL Tomas Plekanec has no chance of winning a selke. None.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 10:32:26)
He should have been. Careless doesn't mean malicious but that was textbook boarding in a dangerous area. Pacioretty got off very lucky.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 10:27:38)
A quasi hockey play? Say what you want about fighting. I'm not in favour of it and wish there was enough competence in place at the NHL league offices to eliminate it permanently. But in the case of a fight and in this situation specifically Orpik had an opportunity to defend himself. Not choosing to do so doesn't justify what Thornton did, but Marchand had no opportunity to defend himself from what could have easily been a more consequential and certainly was an equally gutless display of criminal behaviour.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 10:15:06)
What James Neal did to Brad Marchand last night was absolutely disgusting. If there was anything that could have made Shawn Thornton's actions look pedestrian, that was it.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 17:43:35)
Good evening Ron, They just might be tired. I'd like to think that the atmosphere of the rivalry and being on home ice will help. Time will tell I suppose.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 17:28:09)
I get that and appreciate faith regardless of what it's in but you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Better to be surprised if it happens.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 17:26:23)
Good to see you too pal. Truth be told it only took an early day and some Jim Beam. ;)
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 17:16:07)
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-20 11:36:37)
Makes me laugh a little. I'm not sure where the hard worker label came from. I won't begrudge him that he's worked hard to get where he is, but that doesn't distinguish him from any other NHL player or even professionals that haven't made it to the NHL. When I see Desharnais on the ice, I don't see a hard worker, I see a guy who occasionally works hard. He certainly doesn't work as hard as Subban, Gionta, Eller, Gallagher, Galchenyuk Prust or many others. Examples were present last night. Gorges, Eller and Prust were getting caught on long shifts all night and busted their rear ends until they were off of the ice. Desharnais had a noticeably long shift at the end of the game and wasn't moving his feet at all.