habMAINEac

Member since December 28, 2009

Portland, Maine

Habs fan since: 1988
Favorite current player: Plekky
All-time favorite player: Saint Patrick

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Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Video of the Year (2012-01-20 10:11:21)
    Love the video. Great weapon for me to bash all these Bruins loser fans among who I live. Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Cammalleri to Calgary (2012-01-12 14:28:31)
    I totally agree. Cammy is a trigger man. Not a hitter or skater. Iginla set him up, and he scored.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Cammalleri to Calgary (2012-01-12 14:26:58)
    I give Cammy credit for being man enough as he spoke his opinion. Are we so perfect that we can't have our players speak their mind? Who died and made us king anyway? Are we really hypocrites? Cammy is a great player who's going through a funk, like the rest of the team. I like his skills, professionalism and class. I think we have other players we need to get rid of before him. I am positive most of our players are unhappy. At least Cammy hasn't come out publicly demanding a trade (a la Heatley). Cut the poor guy some slack. Of course I am just a fan out of thousands but I do believe we should allow our players to be human as well. Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.
  • Comment on Multimedia: HIO at practice (2012-01-09 12:45:08)
    Sure hope so. I think he's a smooth skater, and that in the right system he'll excel....let's just say I hope it will happen :) Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.
  • Comment on Multimedia: HIO at practice (2012-01-09 12:29:22)
    As much as I don't think he fits in our future plans, I think it is a fair call to give the man a chance...of let's say 20 games? Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.
  • Comment on Multimedia: HIO at practice (2012-01-09 12:24:57)
    I'd like to share my personal opinion about the language issue surrounding my beloved Habs team: As an American who was born overseas and as a former resident of Montreal, I do agree the language of Quebec as a province should be respected. In fact I can even understand why so many Quebecers are touchy with this matter. But their concern is being channelled incorrectly. Folks, this is an athletic club and not a cultural tool. How come it's not ok to have an Anglophone for coach, but it's ok to have players from so many different countries? How come it's ok to have a non-Francophone as our captain? I mean it's really pathetic when stupid things like this make a mockery of our team...echoed by player refusals to play for Mtl (not saying this is the only reason). I love the city of, and the Habs of Montreal. But we need to understand our NHL team is not a banner we can waive to make cultural statements. If it is, then we should get rid of every single non-Francohone on the team...starting with the owner all the way down to trainers. Randy doesn't win/lose games, Gio doesn't win/lose games, Darche doesn't win/lose games....the TEAM does...and it sure doesn't win/lose in French or in English. That said, I would like to give kudos and respect to Randy. He's been thrown under the bus, yet has remained focused on the task at hand...delivering some good results. I admire his professionalism. The way our players are responding to him shows they like him too. I hope we'll make the playoffs and win the cup this year...it would be hell of a slap on the faces of losers who insist speaking French is requirement number one. I suggest chants of Randy Randy during the games. Also those of us interested should write to management voicing our opinions. Does anyone have email addresses for Molson and or PG? Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.
  • Comment on Canadiens get ready to face Jaro (2012-01-09 11:23:44)
    Dude, I almost puked. Living in Bruins territory I have a daily fight even at work...I do agree they have some good players but I Habsolutely DETEST them as a team. I would even root for the Leafs or even the Blue Jackets before wishing the Goons well. Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Three in a row (2011-12-19 15:38:52)
    ESPN has an article regarding the Quebec government (minister of Culture) having made some comments regarding the Habs' coach's inability to speak French. And apparently there is a call to boycott Canadiens' products??????? Is this for real? I hope someone who lives there tells me this is a joke. No wonder why players and coaches might be hesitant to come to Montreal. Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.
  • Comment on Multimedia: HIO at practice (2011-12-16 15:03:21)
    In my opinion the Habs played just ok against a tough Phily team. Was it a good performance? No. Was it awful? No. It was just a typical mediocre game.....and it's a total shame: a so-so team with a distant glorious history but a cloudy future. I love the Habs and will never desert them, but am sick of being disappointed. It is disheartening to watch how we sit on one-goal leads, how we give up leads, how we can't kick butt, how unmotivated we are, etc. It is also sad to see some fans on this site continuously blame a player or two versus trying to see the big picture: Our problem is not that Gomez can't play, or that PK gave up the puck, or that Budaj played. Our problem is that we have the wrong players for JM's system OR we have the wrong system for this group of players. When the system is fixed, or the player roster has been revamped then I think we'll see major improvement. Until then we should only expect mediocre results: "win some, lose most". Les Glorieux should be renamed: Les Mediocres :( Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.
  • Comment on Audio: Blueline swap brings Kaberle in deal for Spacek (2011-12-09 14:24:06)
    WTF???? I want some of the stuff PG and JM smoke. This trade does not make any sense. Are they intentionally trying to make the Habs suck for the next few years? If so, why don't we do it the cheap way? Trade all the veterans for youngs players and let's tank the season for high draft picks. Why add so-so players who cost so much several years into our future? At the end though, we have to sit and wait...to see how it turns out. We can either be bitter (like I am) or hope for the best and root for the poor bastard. I hope this trade proves to be a good surprise. Welcome Mr Kaberle, play your heart out! Go Habs Go! Mediocre teams work at their best; teams seeking excellence strive to do better.