ArmyFan - (Pat Murphy)Member since October 11, 2009
Habs fan since: 1972
Favorite current player: Brandon Prust
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson
- Comment on Habs get day off after Super Bowl weekend; Diaz traded to Canucks (2014-02-03 17:02:58)
I'm wondering if this isn't the first of several moves. This clears up a bit of the Defence logjam (good riddance, I say). But judging by his games played over the past couple seasons with Vancouver, Weise is a bona fide NHL 4th-liner. Something's gotta give. In my (small) mind, they need to end this nonsense of putting guys like Bournival, Thomas, etc on the fourth line. Put out a true fourth line (3 of Prust/Moen/Weise/Parros). Which means that White's gotta go - really like the guy, we already have a mid-size scrapper of higher caliber (Prust). Guys like Bournival and Thomas need to get and stay on the 3rd line to get a chance to prove themselves with decent playing time, which means Bourque (at least) has to go. Galchenyuk will be back, and hopefully at center sooner than later, which eats up another top-6 spot -- DD or Briere, can you say "au revoir"? I know these guys won't fetch much in return, but teams get a little crazy at the trade deadline. Just GIVE them away, for God's sake, to free up the cap space and create some room for development, 'cause it's not like we're winning the Cup this year or next.
- Comment on Habs’ Therrien faces heat while Guy Boucher takes coaching job in Switzerland (2014-01-27 12:21:09)
Would really like to agree with you, and certainly hope this is just an aberration. But I think that just as good coaches make in-game adjustments, good coaches also make in-season adjustments as the other teams start to read your style of play and defend against it. Case in point is the power play -- once deadly, teams have figured out that all they have to do is pressure PK and Markov on the points; there is no threat down low. MT has arguably not been able to successfully mix it up to create another look on the PP. It just seems that the team keeps trying the same thing over, and over, and over without success. Just my opinion.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 52 – Canadiens plumb new depths of suckitude in 5-0 loss, fall behind Leafs in standings (2014-01-25 20:31:34)
Only good thing that might come out of tonight is CHANGE. Coach, trade, bring up some youth ---- ANYTHING.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-15 08:09:30)
Not sure I agree with the "no egregious fouls went uncalled" observation. On Henrique's goal, a NJ player (Clowe, I think) skates with speed straight through the crease and into Price's right leg, throwing Price off balance and preventing him from getting into position to attempt a save. No guarantee it would have made a difference, but it might have. Disallow that goal, and if Gallagher's is allowed - this is a different game. Also the Zubrus contact with Price - was significant enough that Zubrus himself - showing some class - skated over to see if he was OK afterwards. Yet no call.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 41 – Canadiens blow 3-0 lead, lose 5-4 in OT (2013-12-31 23:30:30)
This team will glide into the playoffs, and may even get through the first round by the grace of God. But they are not a contender in any way, shape, or form; at least for another 2 years. Looking forward (at the risk of stating the obvious): - Gionta is gone at the end of the season (or sooner). Lots of heart, but no place on the the future of this team. Just another small forward on a team full of them. Wish him all the best. - Diaz, Murray, and Bouillon (all UFAs) are gone -- thanks, fellas, appreciate the effort, but we need to make room for Tinordi and Beaulieu. - David Desharnais -- great hands, but no thanks. Needs to be dealt as part of a package deal (Bourque? Diaz? Murray?). With another year of Briere, and Gallagher being a franchise player (IMHO), there is no room for DD, no matter how much he's turned it on lately as a set-up guy. - Galchenyuk -- needs to be given a chance at centre. - Bournival -- give him top 6 minutes. Not a 4th liner, obviously. What is MT thinking? Just my opinion. Worth as little as everyone else's.
- Comment on About Sunday evening … (2013-12-30 10:26:20)
Yes, they're human beings, but he's also getting paid $4 million a year to play hockey. This should soothe his sore mouth and compensate for missing his baby.
- Comment on Bournival returns to Habs lineup against Devils (2013-12-02 15:05:47)
Could be wrong, but I think his post was meant to be sarcastic.
- Comment on Four games in six nights for Habs (2013-12-02 09:44:46)
- Comment on Habs’ Emelin signs four-year contract extension (2013-10-31 19:17:30)
Was just on the Hockey News website - George Parros leads the Habs with 20 penalty minutes. Less than one game played. Too funny.
- Comment on Laraque throws helmet into federal political ring; carves Parros (2013-07-09 10:48:50)
That made my day. Still laughing.....