Gerry H - (Gerry Harrington)Member since September 27, 2010
Habs fan since: The beginning of time.
Favorite current player: Plekanec
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur
- Comment on Habs trade Travis Moen to Dallas for Sergei Gonchar (2014-11-11 14:10:39)
Meh. I get the cap move, but I wonder about the plan for this season on D. Are we really sending Tinordi and Beaulieu into a continuous rotation for 7th D/Bulldogs duty at this stage of their development? I realize this provides insurance against the injury bug, but $4.6MM? Other assets on the block?
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-29 11:24:44)
Uh, yeah. With some guy named Hull on the wing.
- Comment on Canadiens are off to their best start since 1961-62 (2014-10-26 12:18:58)
At the beginning of this home stand, Therrien commented on the importance of the practices that were coming, since the long, season-opening road trip had really limited practice time with the final roster. I threw out the comment that defensive systems particularly benefit from practice time and coaching, so the measure of the home stand should be the improvement on that side. Anyone notice the GAA trend through this home stand? GA's were 4, 2, 1, and 1. No, I'm not staking out a spot on the parade route. But I sure am starting to think that this team is well on its way to contender status, if it's not already there.
- Comment on Canadiens send Beaulieu and Bournival down to Hamilton (2014-10-22 12:49:20)
Wow. I was on the Hill last night at a reception with a few MPs and Senators. Was supposed to have a meeting in centre block this afternoon. My daughter left the Senate for Carleton about twenty minutes before the shooting started. We both spend a good part of our professional lives on the precinct. I don't think it's ever going to be the same. Love these two tweets from Andrew Coyne: "Easty for me to say from where I am, but what should happen, tomorrow or when this is over, is for people to assemble on Parliament HIll…… in their thousands, unarmed and unafraid — to claim it, to protect it, and to say a giant fcuk you to the people who did this."
- Comment on Habs have best record in NHL after Saturday’s win over Avalanche (2014-10-20 00:19:35)
I had the great pleasure of taking in last night's game at the Bell Centre and, for the first time, in really great seats (sec 123, unfortunately in the wrong end zone). Also the first time I've been able to take in a home game with my son, an actual Hab fan. Even at a distance, those three goals by PK and Galchenyuk were all 'shut-the-frak-up' moments. Good times. I think this is a huge week for the Habs. The offence is abundant and has upside potential left in the low output so far from the Eller line. They still look dangerous and WILL contribute more. The defence is a work in progress. The practice time they have over this home stand will be the first real opportunity to seriously debug the defensive structure. I think coaching is far more effective at correcting defensive problems than it is at creating offence. I think there is reason to hope for an increasing goal differential and the work they do in the next few practices to tighten up the defence will be crucial to that end. I have a really good feeling about how this season is shaping up.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-17 09:59:18)
The Globe made a strange choice in having Sean Gordon cover the Habs. Every piece he writes has the same, latent negative tone.
- Comment on Habs bring 2-0 record to Philadelphia to face Flyers on Saturday night (2014-10-10 16:26:57)
Yup. Can't imagine why they moved it out there. I'm sure it had nothing to do with trying to get us to sample the new Rogers alternatives.
- Comment on Habs bring 2-0 record to Philadelphia to face Flyers on Saturday night (2014-10-10 15:57:29)
For the benefit of any other Rogers Ottawa customers out there, I did finally find the high def RDS feed on channel 617.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 2-1 in Shootout (2014-10-09 19:38:59)
I've got RDS, but it's no longer available in HD.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 2-1 in Shootout (2014-10-09 19:26:06)
Any other Rogers Ottawa customers out there? WTF happened to RDSHD?