SherbrookeW - (Adam GOPNIK)

Member since November 3, 2009

Habs fan since: 1968
Favorite current player: Tomas Plekanec
All-time favorite player: Yvan Cournoyer

Habs Since '68

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 22:01:44)
    I wonder sometimes if people on this board ever actually watch hockey games. Here it is July , and not long ago, the Habs defeated the big bad tough gritty Bruins with 'smurfs' like Gionta, DD -- remember the pass in game seven?-- Briere -- remember the goal in game seven? -- and 'soft'defensemen like Gorges ...and the same people still keep ratcheting on about how what the Canadiens need is more size and meanness and toughness. It's ridiculous. Every serious analytic study shows that there is no -- zero, zilch -- relationship between the size of a hockey team and its success in the playoffs. Some biggish teams, like L.A. , do well; some smallish teams, like Chicago and Montreal, do too. Give it a rest. It's dumb. It's done. Habs Since '68
  • Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 5 – Canadiens win wild one to stay alive (2014-05-27 22:57:05)
    Will all the people who were giving up in the second period vow to keep quiet next game when there's a glitch? What a character win! Habs Since '68
  • Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 4 – St. Louis scores in OT, pushes Canadiens to the brink (2014-05-25 23:20:09)
    How can anyone criticize this effort? In a tough building, with their best player injured, they play their hearts out and damn near win. DD was terrific all game, so was PK,scoring a goal only he could score. This is a character team. Stuff like that happens in overtime. Habs Since '68
  • Comment on Liveblog: Eastern semi-final Game 1 – Price shines, P.K. scores in second OT, Canadiens take series lead (2014-05-01 21:44:32)
    Moen and prust are awful. Bring back Bournival
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 68 – Frankie Boo wins a wild one (2014-03-15 22:48:30)
    Hey etcheverry92: you really need to spend more time watching the sport of ice hockey, and less with your head up your rear end. ALL of the calls, without exception -- the penalty against Markov, the last second goal, the fact that Vanek was umistaeably pushed into the goalie, the obvious failure to freeze the puck in overtime-- were plainly, inarguably, absolutely correct. Any whining is just whining. Habs Since '68
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 68 – Frankie Boo wins a wild one (2014-03-15 22:21:11)
    Will all the posters who were whining and surrendering and talking about how Gionta was too small and Deharnais too tiny and gutless and Eller had no heart promise-- I mean really promise now-- to shut up for good and all and learn to watch hockey? Habs Since '68 Will
  • Comment on ‘It’s a pretty cool feeling,’ Olympic champ Price says (with video) (2014-02-24 22:52:05)
    Trading Markov is just the kind of thing bad organizations do. He's still a valuable player, even at six million he's about at normal value for a player of his skills, and what you could get for him would be iffy at best -- even a high first round pick takes more time than the Habs have. The central truth about the Habs is not that they are building for some remote future -- it is that their best players are entering their primes right now. They need to build for the now. Habs Since '68
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-01-26 05:14:09)
    I know no one wants to hear this but...this is Bettman's NHL. Apart from a handful of teams, and they struggle,too, EVERY team in the league has the same structure: if you were a Rangers fan this year you'd feel exactly the same way, some encouraging wins, then a series of baffling losses. The salary cap, and the encouragement of plod-hockey means that a mediocre team can beat a good one,as against Chicago , and then a mediocre team can look terrible against an even more mediocre one, as tonight. It's a league designed to produce mediocrity. "Blowing up the team" in a panic will only make things worse. The only sane thing to do is stick with the current coach -- no savior is on the horizon -- for the rest of the year, and, above all, play the kids and find out what they can do. There's no excuse for not playing Leblanc, Beaulieu, Pateyrn, etc. when you have veterans in place who you know aren't adequate. At least find out what the kids can do. Habs Since '68
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 43 – Canadiens comeback earns a point, but they lose in OT (2014-01-04 21:54:10)
    Habs Since '68 Gift from the refs. Horrible call on the disallowed goal; even worse call on Subban's non-penalty. This is Bettman's league.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 40 – Panthers claw Canadiens 4-1 (2013-12-29 21:21:32)
    The Canadiens' problems are simple , and easily defined, and have nothing in the world to do with their being "small" or "soft". They simply don't have any kind of consistent scoring from the forwards. Including the big ones: Eller has talent, but no goal touch; Pac has a goal touch, but not enough of one to score at a top-twenty level. Galchenyuk has been dissapointing, but only a bit, because he's 19, after all. If you added a top ten forward to the team, they'd be fine. Adding any amount of 'size' 'Sandpaper" 'grit" would be absoutely meaningless. Look at Parros and Murray. Big, and tough and gritty -- and useless. Habs Since '68