Darksyde - (Andrew Callum)

Member since September 7, 2009

Toronto (ugh)

Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Brendan Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy

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  • Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-05 20:11:14)
    This. Filing for arbitration also prevents other teams from putting in offer sheets. If anything, PK is trying to save MB money by doing this, as he won't have to worry about some stupid offer sheet.
  • Comment on Habs will clear out lockers Saturday in Brossard (2014-05-30 20:03:12)
    Ok, people. Fantasy time, since we're all setting lines for next year... Line 1: Pacioretty, DD, Player X We all know Gionta is likely gone, so we'll have a gap that needs to be filled. Who it will be is TBD. Line 2: Galchenyuk, Eller, Gallagher. The EGG line reunited! Having 2 centres on your 2nd line is never a bad thing, and gives Galchenyuk a place befitting of his talent until Plekanec's contract is done. Line 3: Bourque, Plekanec, Weiss A solid defensive energy line with offensive upside. Weiss and Bourque played well together, and taking some of the minutes AWAY from Plekanec may actually help him perform better come playoff time, as he just looked exhausted at the end. Line 4: Prust, Briere, White/Moen Not gonna lie, folks, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Prust and/or Moen and/or White traded for low picks this off season. Other than Briere, I fully expect the 4th line to be radically different next year. Time will tell, but that's the line I see if no big moves are made. Defence 1: PK and Gorges A solid mix of speed and D. I expect this kind of balance on most of the D pairs this year. Defense 2: Emelin and Beaulieu/Markov Again, a balanced line. Depending on if they re-sign Markov, I see the same mix of grit and speed. I'd rather see Markov not be re-signed...not for lack of appreciation of his experience and talent, but I honestly believe the money Bergevin will have to spend to keep him is spent better on a forward. I'd really love to see Markov signed as an assistant coach, to be frank. Defense 3: Tinordi and Weaver This is our shut-down line. Size....shot blocking, check! Weaver will bring some experience to mentor our young D. Defense 4/Extras: Pateryn, TBD I expect a depth signing, or if Thrower can impress at camp, he might make it to this spot as well. Bring on the Draft, and let the signings and fun begin!
  • Comment on Habs, Rangers back on the ice Saturday for practices (Video) (2014-05-24 22:38:05)
    Wow, Larry Brooks. Just wow. http://nypost.com/2014/05/24/therrien-threat-demands-review/ What Therrien said wasn't a threat. Just pointing out that they know he (Brassard) is hurt and where he's hurting because word travels. Oh no! If Brassard plays, they'll play to that weakness. Not to would be bad coaching. Bad knee? Beat him with speed. Bad back/shoulders? Force him to play hard in the corners. It doesn't mean, "We're gonna take him out and hurt him." Get a life, and stop trying to stir poop where none exists.
  • Comment on Habs will dress seven defencemen against Hurricanes (2014-02-08 13:44:47)
    Am I the only one who would rather see Gallagher take some of those 4th line shifts? I think his hard work would compliment that line well in the absence of Bournival.
  • Comment on Diaz, Weber head home for Swiss jobs (2012-09-18 17:00:32)
    You know what I'd like to see happen in this lockout BS? For someone to say, "We (NHL & NHLPA) both say to the fans we don't want a lockout, and we do it all for the fans. Fine, then let's both put all HRR in an escrow account to be handled by a 3rd impartial party, that will be held in trust until a settlement is reached. The only parties paid would be Non Player Staff, travel providers, lodging providers, equipment providers, and charities. No owner or player would receive a penny until the CBA issue is settled." Any group who would say no to this is a hypocrite, and fully deserving of the People's wrath. And if the agree to it, I bet you...stuff...would get worked out PDQ.
  • Comment on Again, Tim Thomas (2012-07-27 14:25:38)
    I'm reblogging this from a late night post that got kinda lost...want to see what y'all (yes, I said "y'all") think: You know, I never waded in to any of the Timmeh crap yet. But this has broken the dam…here we go… On the whole team “Meet the President” thing: He should have gone. Why? For all the rambling on he did about being a patriot, and not being able to stand the current POTUS, he forgot one very important thing. No, not about the team, being a distraction and all that. The simple fact that if he Loved America so much, he would have had respect for the leader chosen via a democratic election. Nobody said he had to go and be BFF’s with Obama, he’ll, he might have been able to bring up some of his (apparently) many questions and criticisms, and had an intelligent conversation. Hell, I’m no fan of Stephen Harper, but given the chance, I’d shake his hand, tell him what an honour it was to meet him, and, if I had time, engage him on some political differences we have. As for the whole Chick-Fil-A thing…: Here’s a simple thing for all the gay bashers out there who LOVE to quote the Bible, and their love of God in their criticizing: Guess what, folks? The Bible also says, “Love thy neighbour.”, and, “Judge not, lest you be judged.”. You’re all such God fearing “Good Christian Folk”? Then here’s what you do: If you so strongly believe that God has it out for the LGBT community, then HAVE FAITH that God will take care of business however God sees fit. IT’S NOT YOUR PLACE TO MAKE THEIR LIVES MISERABLE. It’s that kind of backwards ignorance that brought us such lovely things as slavery, segregation, and The Holocaust. All brought to you by ignorant people afraid of something different than what they think is “ok”. Tim Thomas, I respect your right to your opinion, even if I think you’re dead wrong.
  • Comment on Again, Tim Thomas (2012-07-26 23:56:51)
    You know, I never waded in to any of the Timmeh crap yet. But this has broken the dam...here we go... On the whole team "Meet the President" thing: He should have gone. Why? For all the rambling on he did about being a patriot, and not being able to stand the current POTUS, he forgot one very important thing. No, not about the team, being a distraction and all that. The simple fact that if he Loved America so much, he would have had respect for the leader chosen via a democratic election. Nobody said he had to go and be BFF's with Obama, he'll, he might have been able to bring up some of his (apparently) many questions and criticisms, and had an intelligent conversation. Hell, I'm no fan of Stephen Harper, but given the chance, I'd shake his hand, tell him what an honour it was to meet him, and, if I had time, engage him on some political differences we have. As for the whole Chick-Fil-A thing...: Here's a simple thing for all the gay bashers out there who LOVE to quote the Bible, and their love of God in their criticizing: Guess what, folks? The Bible also says, "Love thy neighbour.", and, "Judge not, lest you be judged.". You're all such God fearing "Good Christian Folk"? Then here's what you do: If you so strongly believe that God has it out for the LGBT community, then HAVE FAITH that God will take care of business however God sees fit. IT'S NOT YOUR PLACE TO MAKE THEIR LIVES MISERABLE. It's that kind of backwards ignorance that brought us such lovely things as slavery, segregation, and The Holocaust. All brought to you by ignorant people afraid of something different than what they think is "ok". Tim Thomas, I respect your right to your opinion, even if I think you're dead wrong.
  • Comment on Habs icon Jean Béliveau hospitalized (2012-02-28 12:44:18)
    All the best to Mr. Beliveau and his family, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon!
  • Comment on Liveblog: The Lars Eller Show (2012-01-04 22:06:53)
    Hal Gills' fighting strategy: Laugh as his opponent tries to reach his face.
  • Comment on HIO at Monday practice (2011-11-28 07:18:14)
    That's all well and good, but remember the outrage we all felt when there was no suspension on that same Campoli hit? We can't be hypocrites, here. Shannahan needs to take this one hit, by a former victim, and make a statement, make a new standard for all players from here on in. What should it be? Me, personally, thinks that MaxPac should get 2 games. That would be the new standard. Unintentional but still (bleeping) dangerous hit on a player? That'll net you 2 games. Add on to it from there with intent, previous history, etc... The refs also need to get involved. There are 4 officials on the ice. Guaranteed at least one of them saw the hit. Make it, like with severe stick infractions, that linesmen can influence a penalty call after a play stoppage. Dangerous hit? 5 and a game, with an automatic review by the Disciplinary Committee. We see all these injuries happening these days, it's time ACTION, not just speaking of action, happens.