Marc10 - (Marc Enners)Member since December 3, 2009
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: PK
All-time favorite player: Flower
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-23 22:24:20)
That's a very nice touch. Irrespective of the broader picture here beyond the lone idiot (referring to the gunman here obviously), it was a sad day. This conveys it well.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-23 21:47:18)
What impressed my with Mr Molson taking over was the amount of money and quality hockey brains he's thrown at this. When you look at the org chart, the top guys are all listed as VPs. They're getting top dollar. Rick Dudley is essentially MB's consigliere on GM pay and he's also there to support Timmins on recruiting. That's gigantic. Throw in the greater investment in facilities and all the little touches, this team is on a path to success. It's an amazing turnaround. Gillette, Andre Savard and Bob took us out of the darkness only to stumble after a few steps and by not playing with real money. That's no longer a concern. All the boxes are being ticked and the Habs are well poised for the future. Now if we could find a way to make the playoffs and land McDavid... :-)
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-23 21:37:02)
Nope. But ask me about Eller and I'm listening. Same for Beaulieu, but I don't really want to move Nate. He's Markov's heir apparent. Gally is off limits IMO. He's just too relentless. He doesn't take a shift off. He's the same in the playoffs. Can't move that kid on a gamble. He's the better player right now for my money.
- Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-23 18:31:33)
Yakupov is lightning quick, has great hands and a great shot. He is a pure scorer. Yak + Chucky could be Toews + Kane. He can't be bothered to backcheck and badly needs MT's 'Become a Better Person Personal Development for High Performance Athletes' program to become a 200ft player, but the raw material is there. The Oilers need help down the middle... And on defence (although they have a decent pipeline there)... and in goals... and behind the bench and upstairs. Heck they need a better owner and a new building. They badly need to move someone and I would imagine management will do it this year before they all get fired. We could always use an elite pair of hands in our top 6. Thus the interest. But yes... he has character issues. There's the gamble. Chris Stewart... Now that's interesting too. Another flawed player with interesting upside. And he brings some sandpaper with him.
- Comment on Canadiens send Beaulieu and Bournival down to Hamilton (2014-10-22 23:26:17)
Well this is a hockey site, so it might be the guys just cracking down to return folks to talking about the game... Just guessing. Tragic events have a way of eliciting extreme responses. We've seen a few extreme posts today, so perhaps you're the victim of a scorched earth policy. Probably best to stick to topics like TV coverage options, second guessing the coach, wondering what's up with Bork (or Eller), and just the usual bad mouthing of DD for being short and a francophone homeboy. Those topics are fine.
- Comment on Canadiens send Beaulieu and Bournival down to Hamilton (2014-10-22 22:34:44)
I'd put him in the top 10. A guy who is successful at all levels and gets more out of his teams than expected. MT 3.0 is a very different coach. He's certainly very much in sync with his GM and they're working to a plan, but even in his first incarnation, he managed to ride Theo and Saku into the show with what was a pretty awful team on paper. He's certainly in the same group as guys like Trotz, Boudreau, Laviolette, Vigneault and Hitch.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 01:31:46)
That game made for painful viewing. Detroit plays a stifling trap. If the refs called interference, Detroit would spend the bulk of games down a man or two. They did this when they were an all world team too. Nowadays they're more like the Devils... Just lucky to ride a strong goalie and all those non calls into the playoffs. Yuk. Glad we kept them from getting two points. You'd hate to see that cynical play get rewarded. Suck it Quincy!
- Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 22:20:23)
Manny is a machine. Wow! How bout Chucky, eh? #Gamebreaker Suck it Redmond. The Wings announcers are huge homers. Just desserts.
- Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 22:14:32)
Never in doubt. Happy for Pricer. Well done Habs. It was painful... but ya got it done! Ole! 6-1 Nice.
- Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 22:07:57)
Damn straight. When in doubt, pick. That's their team slogan I gather.