Loonie - (Tom Nickle)Member since June 30, 2009
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Alex Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: Guy Lapointe
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, gold-medal game: Canada 3, Sweden 0 (2014-02-23 10:46:16)
They'll be saying the same thing in four years when Bernier is backing up Price.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, gold-medal game: Canada 3, Sweden 0 (2014-02-23 10:45:22)
Erik Karlsson winning best defenseman of the tournament is an absolute joke. Drew Doughty was easily the best player in the entire tournament, forwards and goaltenders included. Doughty got the award that counts, but Karlsson just received a recognition that wasn't even close to deserved.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, gold-medal game: Canada 3, Sweden 0 (2014-02-23 10:31:20)
The best player in the game.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, gold-medal game: Canada 3, Sweden 0 (2014-02-23 10:29:42)
Mmmhmm.....Boston's last Cup had the Habs push them further than any other team. Not too long before that they eliminated the Penguins in a blowout game seven. The team has more talent now than it had then, by a country mile. I don't think this team is built to win a Cup but they aren't by any means eliminated before the playoffs start just because the Bruins and Penguins play in the East. Rask has been consistently bad against the Habs and the Penguins still have Fleury in net. There isn't a team in the East that is unbeatable.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-21 18:18:07)
You won't ever confuse me with somebody who likes Kunitz or is happy with his inclusion on the team but to suggest he isn't a two way player is a complete disregard for his career and who he actually is as a player. He was among the most responsible two way forwards for the Ducks and continues to be that with the Penguins.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-21 18:16:02)
Today wasn't Price's best game, but it was the biggest one he's ever played in and he was full marks. Today really felt like vindication. Take that for what it is.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-21 18:09:41)
They play the same side. :)
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-21 18:04:42)
His first shift was abysmal(as was Carter's) and they were both top notch after that in my opinion.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-21 18:03:24)
Not trying to be a stick in the mud or anything but I really get a kick out of the commentary about how great the defense has been in front of Price. Doughty has for my money been the best player in the tournament by a gap not unlike the distance between Canada and Russia. Weber, Vlasic and Keith(a few gaffes notwithstanding) have also been fantastic. Worth noting that people tend to forget that goalies don't get weak shots in a game like today. Every player is world class offensively. No easy save in a game like that against competition that sound. Patrice Bergeron has been a beast defensively. And in my opinion just as he was last Olympics much maligned Rick Nash has been too. Having said all of that this discussion about how Subban can't get into the lineup blows my mind. Alex Pietrangelo may well be a more complete defenseman than PK Subban but I wouldn't know it watching these Olympics. He's been a deer in the headlights without the puck on his stick and only for a couple of plays with the puck on it. He's been flat footed, lost in coverage, a turnover machine and seems easily confused by an opposing cycle. Now I'm not picking on him as a means to make a case for Subban, it seems to me that he's been overwhelmed by the level of competition which interestingly enough is circumstance under which Subban thrives. You can't argue with a lineup producing wins but I don't see a better team Canada with Pietrangelo in the lineup instead of a Subban(more to do with the way Pietrangelo's playing than Subban's potential) included squad. I see a great team with untapped potential and an undeserving player creating a hole.
- Comment on AUDIO: Habs trade Diaz to Canucks for Weise (2014-02-03 15:31:21)
@bwoar I agree that Oduya is a much more confident player and better for that matter. But I also feel they're close enough that the comparison is valid and very close. I just don't know how a GM justifies preaching building through the draft and then trades a young offensive defenseman for a fourth liner when the same defenseman can get him a mid to second round pick at the deadline.