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 Canadiens vs. Penguins preview (2015-01-03 16:08:32)
    Re: The ongoing Emelin discussion: Is he playing well? Hell no, in fact, we can even say he's been playing bad lately....positionally. He's still taking the body like we want him to, but he's just not making the smartest decisions right now. The answer isn't trading him. It's getting Markov and Therrien to talk to him, sit him for a game or 2, and go over some video with him. Show him where he's making the mistakes, let him watch the game from the box, not as a punishment for poor play, but so he can get a different perspective, and help him make smarter plays. I think he feels a lot of pressure, and is buckling a bit. So give him time, coaching, and encouragement to play better. He's not some disposable piece, he's an important part of our teams' future. Handle with care, and we'll all be better (and happier!) for it.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens give themselves a merry Christmas (2014-12-23 17:20:35)
    Hopefully we buck that trend tonight!
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban misses practice as he battles the flu (2014-12-11 15:32:16)
    For those looking for a reason to be optimistic about the chances that our Habs may make a move to keep young Galchenyuk at center? For the past week, there has been no chatter on Habs trades, from the sensible to the sensationalistic sites. That kind of quiet, I find, is often (in Montreal, at least) a sign of something going on. Just a thought...
  • Comment on Canadiens legend Jean BĂ©liveau dies at age 83 (2014-12-03 05:34:05)
    O Captain, my Captain... When most people think of the Montreal Canadiens in their glorious history, the name Richard is normally first off their tongue. But for me, it has always been, and will always be Mr. Jean Beliveau. The man's passion for hockey, and life, are to be admired. In spite of his fame, he never let it go to his head, always had a smile and kind words for the throngs of fans who idolized him, handwritten responses to all his mail. Much has been made of the Habs this season not having a Captain, but we did. Richard may be the touch for the Habs, but Beliveau was our heart and soul. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace, O Captain, my Captain.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win a wild one, 6-4 over Boston (2014-10-16 17:36:57)
    Anyone notice the "Live Event Timer" expires at 11? Maybe live blogging off the pvr? ;)
  • 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.