Arune SinghMember since July 5, 2009
New York (Born in Toronto)
Habs fan since: 1981
Favorite current player: Mike Cammalleri, Max Pacioretty & Tomas Plekanec
All-time favorite player: Saku Koivu
-- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on Multimedia from Monday practice (2012-01-02 15:14:21)
Surprised to see everyone giving up on Pleks so easily. Hs a workhorse and shas given his all for the team. There's clearly a lot of problems right now, but let's be surgical in how we fix them, not a bull in a china shop. -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on On to Chicago (2011-12-20 16:58:55)
Wow. Well said. Put me to shame. -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on On to Chicago (2011-12-20 16:37:00)
Santo-- I'm the Director of Communications. I do the PR and conventions (and wear habs gear all the time). Thanks to everyone else for the nice words. -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on On to Chicago (2011-12-20 14:23:25)
I grew up in Toronto and lived there till I finished high school. I have been in the US since-- currently in NYC (working at Marvel-- Excelsior!). So I'm not very much in touch with Quebec or Canadian politics. Best I can do is read about my former home online. A few observations/thoughts: - The idea of a French speaking coach in Toronto isn't a fair comparison to the RC situation. Yes, Canada is bilingual but the majority language outside of QC is English. The coaches there should speak it. Conversely, the majority language in QC is Francais. The coach should speak it. Hell, I'd argue ANY coach of a Canadian coach should be bilingual. Which brings me to... - Do we expect our coaches to be IMMEDIATELY bilingual? Is it okay to have someone like RC come in and have him learn French on the job? Does that satisfy the cultural and societal concerns in Montreal? I don't know. But I do think it's cool to have someone care so much they learn French to get the job. - I'm not French Canadian. Even if I move to MTL tomorrow I'd never understand the nuances of growing up there and how the language impacts the culture-- I might appreciate it all a bit more, but at this point in my life I'd be an outsider looking in. People from MTL are on either side of the language debate and I respect both sides. I also believe that there's a basic respect issue in place here. I don't know if a French speaking coach is the only solution, but I can appreciate why the coach should speak French. - At the end of the day, I think we need to show respect to both the English and French speaking members of the Canadiens Fanbase and QC itself. I think it's important that there's an equality in how we treat everyone and that while we recognize there are unique elements to the MTL market, it doesn't mean we should discriminate against a different group to empower an often undermined group. -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on Pacioretty suspended three games (2011-11-28 21:52:04)
I know I'll get piled on for saying it this way, but are people mostly mad that Pax got suspended and others didn't or just that Pax was suspended? I'm asking because I think if, as I think most of us believe, so many of these other calls were blown in terms of suspension-- why should we want justice not to be done here? That isn't to say anyone thinking this isn't suspension worthy is wrong and I'm right-- just trying to get a handle on what upsets people most. -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on Pacioretty suspended three games (2011-11-28 20:05:40)
Agreed. I'm more mad that there's no consistency in the league, not that Max was suspended. -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on Monday phone hearing for Pacioretty (2011-11-27 14:53:36)
I have no idea where I stand on this hit. MaxPac made contact with the head. I assumed you just can't do that anymore and was surprised there was no penalty. MaxPac looked like he was trying to make a clean hit on the guy with the puck-- the same player who looked up and saw MaxPac on his way. So this wasn't a blindside hit. I imagine we're supposed to put the end result of the hit (bloody nose) and quick return to play aside-- those are irrelevant to the hit itself (I don't mean this sarcastically). So I'm torn-- he clocked Letang. Intent or no, he hit him. The raised arm seemed reckless, height or not. For that I assume he'd get a fine. If someone else did this to our player, I'd expect some kind of fine at least. MY problem is that I don't understand how some hits have been Shannahammered this year. Lucic not getting a suspension blew my mind. Heck, I'm surprised Gionta didn't get in trouble for the Reimer hit. Not trying to statt an argument, but understand the rationale arguments either way. -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on About last night … (2011-11-20 15:55:07)
I think this game has shown us something important-- we're damn lucky. Not only are we fans of the greatest sports franchise EVER (any time, any sport, any where), we have yet another of having a team worth cheering for, a team we can be proud to call our own. So whether or not Martin should be fired, Gomez is useless or St Denis is the second coming, let's all remember after all is said & done we get to cheer for the Bleu, Blanc and Rouge. That's more than most can say. -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on Liveblog: A significant and satisfying win (2011-11-19 21:32:41)
Agreed. I just want it to be better for everyone, y'know? -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.
- Comment on Liveblog: A significant and satisfying win (2011-11-19 21:29:34)
I actually feel for the Rangers here. Now they know what we felt like in NY . -- Thank You Saku. Thank you Halak. Thank you to all who wear the CH.