HabfaninTO - (Phil)Member since December 28, 2009
Habs fan since: 1967
Favorite current player: MIKe Cammelleri
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur
- Comment on GM Bergevin to hold press conference on Monday
This team has to get way BIGGER not only up front but on the back end..... everybody thinks Anderson is so great, but he gives up big juicy rebounds...thing is you can't get to them because the Sens D is really big and do an great job of boxing teams out and clearing the front of the net...the Habs smallish forwards were ripe to be beaten down.
- Comment on 'When he heard the news, our captain was crying in my arms', Therrien says
Bad calls aside,the fact is Habs still should have won. Unfortunately our coach learned little from a very similar scenario in a crucial game against the Canes in 2002. Fact is he didn't have two centers on the ice again!... and had some of the nights and series worst performers on at crunch time. His reluctance to play Galchenyuk is ludicrous what is the kid learning on the bench how to watch coasters lose. The kid gives his all every shift. I would much rather see him trying his guts out and lose a game than the lame over paid passengers that clearly don't want to pay the price. The Habs have a long way to go to be considered a contender but the game plan and the game decisions are more to blame for the predicament the Habs are in than bad calls and bad breaks.
- Comment on About last night ...
MT has been out coached badly in the last week or so. Not sure what his preconceived plan was but he better stop and learn to adjust on the fly. This NO DOUBT 100% a young mans league...so stop saying you are protecting these kids...from what higher expectations. Lets continue to have them supported by guys who should be third liners and let them have expecations lower than low....want to hurt up and coming kids confidence have them continue to play behind these slugs. Top lines in whatever conviguration you want have to be Pleks,Patches Gallagher Galyenchuk Eller and surprisingly Bourque no if ands or buts. This is far from a contending club everyone is aware why candy coat it with tired vets....we than fans would rather lose with effort but the fact is all the excitement generated in the fast start were by the players mentioned. Most everywhere in the league Cole and Gionta are third liners thats where they should be here. Far from a difference maker but he would give you effort is there a reason why Mike Blunden can't get a few games are the sweaters not big enough to fit him...just wondering.
- Comment on About last night ...
The crowd in Buffalo was 50% Canadiens fans the Sabres were dead the arena (Hab fans aside) were dead.....Ryan White was brain dead. I am sorry but regardless of your age the fact is you are still a professional hockey player, have played hockey for two-thirds of your life and you can't recognize when the building is dead and your opponent has all but given up????... and you still get sucked in by one of the most notorious guys in the league. Peter (AHL calibre)Budaj aside Ryan White took a major step backwards IMO....can he learn to play on the edge without costing his team?...absolutely but given the circumstances of this shortened season he IMO is sitting for a long while...which unfortunately is too bad. ..another thing Habs need a veteran goalie of a higher calibre...no way can you trust a tender like Budaj in a season like this ...back to back first shots going through the wickets in a crucial game on the road....BRUTAL!!!!!!
- Comment on Canadiens drop opener 2-1
Playoffs would be nice but the focus should be the progress of Patches,DD,Galyenchuk Price PK when he is back and the rest of the kids and how MT and MB progress as well....another lottery pick with signs things are moving forward would be the best thing for this team....that being said I hope they win every game.
- Comment on TSN 990 to become French radio station
Brutal news for a Hab fan living in Toronto and the Leaf centric coverage in this are. As a die hard Hab fan where will my hardcore Hab fix come from now...first the Expos now my Monreal radio station what next the Habs as well??????...bad bad bad....hopefully some how someway the socialist CTRC will come to it's senses for a change.
- Comment on News of Robinson, Dudley, Doan, Chelios and Brodeur
Lets hope he Habs aren't done as far as getting better up front and on the back end. Maybe there is hope yet to move some of those brutal contracts given that both Gainey and Gauthier have jobs again.....(really???)......they should have to take them with them.