Kalcon - (Colin Swain)

Member since October 30, 2009

Mount Pearl

Habs fan since: 1974
Favorite current player:
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur


Recent Comments

  • Comment on Habs get day off Friday; Pateryn sent to Hamilton (2013-11-08 15:34:31)
    Noticed that Karlsson played just about every minute if every Sens powerplay. Is there any reason why Subban doesn't receive the same treatment? It kills me every time I see Boullion or Georges man the point on half of every PP. Live and die with your big guns. This is the NHL not minor hockey!!!
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 3-1, tie series (2013-05-03 18:21:01)
    Did he say anything about Ference's one game suspension?
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 3-1, tie series (2013-05-03 18:02:57)
    I visit HIO religiously and its been a while since I posted but the loss of arguably our best forward at the hands (or shoulder) of a borderline NHL defenceman and the utterly cruel reaction and opinion of the hockey media outside of Montreal made me want to vent. Here goes... If ryan white had hit karlsson or andrew ference hit kadri or dion phaneuf hit Bergeron in the same fashion every one of those so called 'hockey experts' would be lobbying for the death penalty and 99% of the brainwashed posters on those Tronna based websites would be agreeing with them. The fact of the matter is that Gryba hit an unsuspecting, vulnerable player in the head with his shoulder!! Principle point of contact! Eller was out cold before he hits the ice. That's exactly what the NHL is trying to eliminate! The hit was no different than Rome's hit on Horton and he was suspended for the remainder of the cup finals!! I am reasnably certain that Gryba (and Rome) did not mean to hurt Eller (or Horton) but they did! Both hits were "hockey plays" (stupid, overused term) but they were wreckless and greatly increased the chances of the target player being seriously injured. That's the suspendable offense!! It boggles the mind why the Players Association don't protect their own member's health with more vigor! Oddly enough, they stand behind the accused more than the victim! And as for the media, it was disgusting the way Glen Healey and Gary Galley defended Gryba while Eller lay motionless on the ice in a pool of his own blood! PJ Stock gets a reprieve because he's an idiot and irrelavant! And Kerry Frazer disecting the hit and deeming it a clean one is beyond reproachable! Stay classy TSN and CBC!! For shame!
  • Comment on Liveblog: First home win of the season (2011-10-26 17:29:25)
    The Comedy Network!
  • Comment on The mourning after (2011-10-21 13:58:06)
    If JM isn't going to give their prize free agent aquisition (Cole) at least 20 minutes of icetime per game with their best centerman then how can he expect the result to be better? It's just as well as we had to sign Bob Cole instead!!!
  • Comment on Blue Jackets Attendance an Ongoing Problem (2010-11-03 14:34:36)

    Saw a game in Atlanta two years ago (Rangers/Thrashers) and that's the one thing that did catch my attention...the amount of money these people seemed to spend at the kiosk and the concessions. Every fan seemed to be wearing something with the thrashers logo on it and they all seemed to eating non-stop. Me, I was your typical Canadian...I drank beer non-stop! By the way, Scott Gomez scored the overtime winner for the Rags that night!.

  • Comment on Picking up the pieces (2010-05-19 14:14:17)

    I could come on here and crap all over Gomez, Bergeron and company but that won't diminish the frustration level brought on by watching those last two games. I remember everybody saying before Game 7 of the Pens series that no matter what the result was, we should be happy with the unexpected thrills the Habs provided us in this year's playoffs. Although I'm disappointed and the outlook is bleak, I still feel that the thrills are far from over. I'd sooner be tied 2-2 after winning games 3 and 4 than tied 2-2 after winning games 1 and 2. Make sense? Momentum is a funny thing. Just ask the Bruins, Pens and Caps. Anyway, I offer the following to those of you who think the glass is half empty...

    If you think you are beaten, you are;

    If you think you dare not, you don't;

    If you'd like to win but you think you can't,

    You can almost be certain you won't.

    If you think that you'll lose, you are lost,

    For out in the world you will find

    Success begins with a person's will;

    It's all in the state of the mind.

    If you think you're outclassed you are;

    You've got to think high to rise.

    You've just got to be sure of yourself

    Before you can win the prize.

    Life's battles don't always go

    To a stronger or faster man;

    But sooner or later the person who wins

    Is the person that THINKS they can.



  • Comment on Nine Habs practise at Wachovia (2010-05-17 15:06:34)

    Did anyone else hear Gary Galley's comment during the 1st period right after Leighton made a blocker save on a deflection off Hartnell's stick?

    He said, "After scoring that first goal, we really needed a big save like that."

    Did I misunderstand the context in which he said it or was it as I thought...a subconscious slip of the tongue which showed his affection for the Flyers?

    It sounded similar to when Don Cherry said "we got 'em this time" during a Bruins-Habs' playoff game early in his TV career.

  • Comment on Round 2, Game 7: Eastern final, here we come (2010-05-12 12:15:48)

    Found this poem. Thought it summed up the Habs playoff run...

    It Couldn't Be Done
    By Edgar A. Guest

    Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
    But he with a chuckle replied
    That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
    Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
    So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
    On his face. If he worried he hid it.
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn't be done, and he did it.

    Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
    At least no one ever has done it";
    But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
    And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
    With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
    Without any doubting or quiddit,
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn't be done, and he did it.

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
    There are thousands to prophesy failure;
    There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
    The dangers that wait to assail you.
    But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
    Just take off your coat and go to it;
    Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
    That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

  • Comment on ALIVE!!! (2010-05-10 16:05:28)

    Count your blessings Mr. Boone?

    Oh, I think you’ve spoken way too soon!

    You sound as though we’ve reached the end

    But I beg to differ my trusted friend.

    We are far from finished, at least I think

    We will play again on the Penguin’s rink

    Our Habs will show those whiney Pens

    That they are not like those awful Sens

    With assistance from the hockey Gods

    They will rise above and beat the odds

    I have no doubt they will survive

    And continue the quest for 25

    So we’ll count our blessings, Mr. Boone

    When our Habs play hockey in the month of June!