cautiousoptimist - (Mark)

Member since November 14, 2007

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Habs fan since: a really long time ago
Favorite current player: I know he's not a Hab, but Ryan Smyth, ever since the Stanley Cup finals a few years back when he took a slapshot to the face, calmly bent over to pick up his teeth, missed two shifts and came back to score the winning goal.
All-time favorite player: Ryan Smyth

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-- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Penguins should be a dandy (2014-11-18 15:46:39)
    As with gravity, there's no right or left with climate change -- just science. Fully 97% of climate scientists agree that humans are very likely warming the planet. What more do we need to be convinced? 98%? The introduction of political terms like "right" and left" into climate change discussions demonstrates that any the debate around this is a political issue, not a scientific one. -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-19 03:33:41)
    Saw my name (sort of) in the ALN and decided to log back in for the first time in a year or so -- WOO 5-1 TO START THE SEASON!!! Not gonna plan the parade, but we'll be delighted to have those 10 points come April. -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on Habs sign Weise to two-year contract (2014-06-18 11:45:57)
    Habs have got to re-sign Markov, if only because losing him for nothing means you have to replace him (for something). Why let him walk and swap Plekanec for Yandle, if that effectively means losing two good players and having a less well-rounded team? And Chris rightly points out that Yandle wasn't good enough for a U.S. Olympic team that included Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik. My $0.02, for what it's worth: re-sign Markov for two years if he's willing, and look to sign UFA Klesla for a slightly limited role so that Beaulieu and Tinordi get the ice time they need, ideally including some top-pairing minutes with Subban. Deal Emelin to a team where he can play his natural side, maybe packaging him for a scoring winger. We keep all our assets or get equal value for them, and our blue line is at least as strong as it was this year. -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on Rangers fan Jimmy Fallon rubs it in a bit after winning bet with Habs (2014-06-04 13:23:34)
    Was about to do the math and make the same point -- thanks! : ) -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 11:17:23)
    Either way, we've got nothing to complain about. We've got great expectations here in Montreal, and had even those lofty expectations surpassed. Awesome season, and a surprising few years. -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 11:12:07)
    You might get ripped, but not by me. We've got one first-liner (aside from Vanek), but we make up for it with depth. Two 2nd lines, and clutch scoring from the 4th -- not many teams would have Briere on their bottom line. We've also got just one top-2 D, but again, we make up for it somewhat with depth. This is a more critical problem though, IMO -- your top pairing plays huge minutes and provides both defence and offence. I'd wager that a big part of our forwards' scoring struggles is caused by the lack of offensive support from he blue line after Subban. Markov isn't who he used to be, and Bouillon-Emelin is a brutal PP pairing. I hope Beaulieu can step up, but failing that, top-2 D-men don't grow on trees. -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 11:06:36)
    29 teams lose their last game of the season, no shame in that. As much as we gripe, other teams would kill to have our problems. This was a good year to be a Habs fan. And thanks Boone!! -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 11:04:02)
    It's tricky -- he's certainly good enough for the NHL, but do you stunt his development by sitting him on the bench while Price starts 60-65 games? Or do you send him back to Hamilton and challenge him to prove what he's already proven? Or deal him for something with Fucale coming through the system, knowing you won't get full value for his potential? -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on Multimedia: Weise won’t be in Habs’ lineup for Game 6 vs. Rangers (2014-05-29 12:53:53)
    Nope, because they don't prioritize their members' safety either. -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."
  • Comment on Multimedia: Weise won’t be in Habs’ lineup for Game 6 vs. Rangers (2014-05-29 12:44:48)
    If the league gave a whit about the safety of its players, there would be no such thing as a 2-game suspension -- just like there's no such thing as a 50-cent speeding ticket. All hits that merit disciplinary action should earn the offender ten games at a minimum -- Prust, Moore, Bollig, Seabrook, everybody. -- Devils coach Jacques Lemaire on the Daneyko-Kaminski feud - "Daneyko got mad when Kaminski said he was going to knock his teeth out. Dano has only two teeth left, so you can't say that to Dano."