Peter YoungMember since November 15, 2007
Habs fan since: 1953
Favorite current player: None for many years but I'm thinking of Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban.
All-time favorite player: Maurice Richard
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 05:38:20)
Mike Boone is no nattering nabob of negativity, to quote words from the mouth of Spiro Agnew and the pen (or typewriter) of William Safire. It's just the way he approaches things. My feeling is he's actually as full of hopes as the rest of us, but he's not going to express them publicly lest they be dashed. He's taking a paternal role in his warnings and cautions; this time he's merely advising us kids on this forum not to get our hopes up too far because there's still a job to be done. He speaks from the voice of experience with the CH over the past 21 years, which have given CH fans many bitter disappointments. And then there's the whole reverse jinx thing. I think he views that as sort of a good luck charm for the Canadiens. Anyway, I enjoy his negativism because I take it that, like Lafleur in 1979, he comes out gingerly. He couldn't change the way he is even if he wanted to. Carry on, Mike, you do a fine job.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 04:59:08)
An excellent game review. Certainly one should look at the save percentage in a single game in assessing how a goaltender has performed. But I disagree that the save percentage in a single game, standing alone, allows one to make a safe determination as to whether the goalkeeper has had a good game or a bad one. Precisely because all shots, all goal-scoring opportunities, are not equal, the save percentage in a single game does not by itself indicate whether a goaltender has had a good or bad outing. To make that determination in a single game, you have to look at the circumstances the goaltender faced. In some cases, a poor save percentage will reflect a poor performance, but certainly not in all cases. To take an extreme example for the sake of making the point, a netminder on a team making an all-out offensive effort could face four breakaways and four 2 on 1's in a single game and give up four goals while facing few other shots, all of which he saves, some of them brilliantly. In that case, the save percentage may well not be a safe indicator of a goaltender's performance. The save percentage, standing alone, will have definite value in determining a goaltender's quality of performance only after a few games when it is safe to say the quality of the scoring opportunities has evened out.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 04:08:26)
Yes, some people just don't want to give P.K. any credit at all.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-19 04:04:36)
Yes, those comebacks against the Canadiens are only relevant as a warning to demonstrate that the team ought not to count its chickens before they're hatched. Hell, in the 1966 Stanley Cup finals, the Canadiens themselves lost the first two games at home against the Red Wings and then, wham, won four straight to take the Cup.
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 2 – Canadiens romp 4-1, lead series 2-0 coming home (2014-04-18 22:14:05)
No. Montreal sezied home ice advantage by winning the first game. That meant Tampa Bay had to win at least one game in Montreal as well as its remaining three home ice games to take the series and that Montreal could win the series by winning its three home ice games.
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 2 – Canadiens romp 4-1, lead series 2-0 coming home (2014-04-18 22:10:17)
That's Karma hitting the Bruins where it hurts the most.
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 2 – Canadiens romp 4-1, lead series 2-0 coming home (2014-04-18 21:53:28)
I think this was the single most impressive display this season by the Canadiens.
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 2 – Canadiens romp 4-1, lead series 2-0 coming home (2014-04-18 21:51:27)
CNBC did not show the Lucic swine's foul play in its highlights of the Wings-Bruins game.
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 2 – Canadiens romp 4-1, lead series 2-0 coming home (2014-04-18 21:50:24)
Impressive display by the lads tonight. Hardly any high blood pressure among the fans after the first period. Well done to the entire team, particularly for the defensive effort which matched the offensive effort this time.
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 2 – Canadiens romp 4-1, lead series 2-0 coming home (2014-04-18 21:41:55)