JohnBellyful - (JB)Member since September 25, 2010
Habs fan since: 1960
Favorite current player:
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
-- "A little song, a little dance, A little seltzer down your pants." --
- Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 21:04:35)
Being old, fat, dull AND sick – not a good combination. Have had shivers the past two days, and it wasn't from watching the hits on Lucic. @ Habitant in Surrey – a kindred spirit, eh? We'll both be cheering for the Ticats, right, none of this wanting Calgary to win because they're from the West? While bedridden, I've had time to puzzle over the Canadiens' inexplicable one-sided defeats, and I think I've come up with an explanation. First, a look back: The team started out like gangbusters, winning its first three games, and then, pow!, a humiliating loss to Tampa Bay. No big deal. It wins four straight – then gets beat by the lowly Oilers. The Oilers! The Habs lose three of their next four, two of them in humiliating fashion. They then win six in a row, lose 4-0 to Pittsburgh, win two more, and then get blanked 5-0 by the Rangers. And that's where we find ourselves. Now I haven't gone searching for any numbers to back up the theory I've developed but I think what I'm about to say is so self-evident that mere speculation, based on experience, intuition and a fevered brain, is sufficient to support its validity. Fans are to blame for these disastrous dips in performance and the situation will only get worse unless something is done and done quickly. The problem is the bandwagon. It's ancient, and often gives a bumpy ride. And when you have fans jump on it after a winning streak, it can't handle the extra weight, and, voilà , blowouts. Now you can patch the tires all you want – and Patches is a pretty good at fixing things with his scoring – but at some point they're going to give out for good. Pretty soon, I'd say, as the lopsided scores are occurring with some regularity. I think the sample size is large enough to suggest a trend could be in the making The team doesn't want to have happen to the band wagon what happened to its fire wagon, which apparently has been consigned to a junkyard somewhere. There are two solutions: One is impose a passenger limit. This might cause an outcry but sacrifices must be made for the greater good. The other solution is to have the team replace the band wagon, which shouldn't be a big issue seeing as the franchise is valued at $1 billion. What this band wagon should look like and possess in the way of accessories would make for a good round-table discussion at the Summit – and Front, I don't mean that kind of round table. Do we want heated seats? -- "A little song, a little dance, A little seltzer down your pants." --
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens have MSG issues (2014-11-23 18:51:53)
Just logged on minutes ago. Hmmm. Am I wrong or does Cal want to rumble? And here I thought we were BBFs -- Best Buds Forever. Will have to straighten this out at Hurley's.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens have MSG issues (2014-11-23 18:41:36)
Thanks, Front. Wanda's? Is that the place where the roasted chicken's supposed to be really good? Lookin' forward to some of Wanda's Extra Spicy Wings.
- Comment on Canadiens will face well-rested Rangers team; prospect Nikita Scherbak suffers back injury (2014-11-23 16:54:38)
Jim, it's the triumphant call of an Oskie Winner, distant cousin of the Oscar Weiner. It's the gridiron version of Ole ole ole but homegrown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJGwjmdiAgk
- Comment on Canadiens will face well-rested Rangers team; prospect Nikita Scherbak suffers back injury (2014-11-23 16:32:03)
Oskie Wee Hee Hee Hee Hee Hee!!!
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-23 08:22:54)
No, not bitches. Here's the Bruins' own take on the relationship [Edit: It gets kinda creepy at the end.]
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-23 08:17:46)
Re-post from last night: .
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-23 08:02:45)
- Comment on Liveblog: Price hangs a goose egg on Bruins (2014-11-22 23:34:41)
For those of us not in front of the TV what did Pinwheel have to say?
- Comment on Liveblog: Price hangs a goose egg on Bruins (2014-11-22 23:31:43)
Let's not be hasty in passing judgment on an idea that bears further study, D. Sleep on it tonight, mull it over, look at it six ways from Sunday, run it by a few other folk, and then tell me what you think of it. If no it is again, I'll tell MB to ignore my previous email.