montrealtilldeath - (peter cromwell)Member since October 1, 2010
Habs fan since: 1954
Favorite current player: Subban/Price
All-time favorite player: Beliveau
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 1 – Weise goal seals 5-4 OT thriller (2014-04-16 23:54:48)
As I stated earlier today Eller will be big in these playoffs. I remember how big he played in the series we almost beat the Bruins. He is big strong and quick. His game suffers when he has to look over his shoulder at Therrian if he makes a bad play.
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 1 – Weise goal seals 5-4 OT thriller (2014-04-16 21:01:02)
I mean take it to them hard and do not back up. If we play not to lose we may lose,
- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 1 – Weise goal seals 5-4 OT thriller (2014-04-16 20:57:41)
Tampa goalie ready to fold. Habs will win if we don;t play to tie. Eller awesome
- Comment on Prust will be game-time decision for Habs in Tampa (with practice video) (2014-04-15 14:41:24)
Two players that will bust loose in the playoffs - Eller and Subban. Both players will have to in the words of the Great One" play their game" for the Habs to win. Habs in 5 or 6
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-05 11:30:00)
Amen brother. If the Tampa Bay game strategy we saw on Tuesday was a trial playoff run we are back to the Jacques Martin BS of playing not to lose rather than playing to win. We will lose to the Lightning if we continue with this nonsense. Therrian is incompetent and this "make PK abetter man" BS is nonsense. Is his play under Therrian getting better or worse? Look at the goalie situation in Toronto after the coaches similar comments. Can you imagine the difference in PK if Robinson and his positive reinforcement methodology had been allowed to come here. Therrian blocked this of course as he was threatened by the spectre of a real coach behind the bench with him.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-05 11:09:54)
You cannot have a thoroughbred horse trained by a stable boy. Therrian's treatment of PK is atrocious. Every one marvels at Colorado's Mackinnon. He is a real comer and is developing so well. Why? Because Patrick Roy knows how to treat a high quality young talent. In our first game against Coloradp Mackinnon made a major error which cost a goal. Was he benched? No!. Hw was right back out on the next shift and late in the game he was part of or scored the winning goal. He did the same thing a few nights ago in the Avs OT win where after a bad give away resulted in a goal. He came back and helped set up the winner in OT. Therrian is ruining Subban. PK must be allowed to be creative. He will never flourish in a journeyman defence role. There will be mistakes but his upside potential is tremendous. As for your comment he will get acknowledgement when he plays Norris trophy hockey; when we last played Ottawa and PK literally put the team on his back and generated the emotional push in the miracle late period come from behing win Therrian struggled to give only reluctant praise to PK. As I said "just a stable boy".
- Comment on Playoff-bound Habs get day off in Florida; Murray faces NHL hearing (2014-04-02 14:27:54)
Knew we were going to lose and commented to my son on this after 10 minutes of the first period.. The defensive strategy employed by Therrian reminded me of the Jacques Martin days when we played not to lose rather than playing to win. PK played only 17:58 last night . Price was outstanding but when you are playing to tie you will always lose. This was a gearing up for the playoffs game so I am glad we lost because it hopefully shows the coaching staff they cannot win this way. As for Therrian and his use of PK you cannot ask a stable boy to ride a thoroughbred.
- Comment on Habs will start Budaj in goal against Bruins (2014-03-24 13:37:55)
MORE THAN JUST A HOCKEY TEAM I was just thinking about the difference between the Leafs and the Canadiens and came to the conclusion; its a spiritual thing. There is a spiritual energy surrounding this team. We all have a great love for this team and what it represents. There are many different historical images/events we all can point to that illuminate my point. Kovalev and Tretiak both knew this. Vanek said he felt this energy. The events surrounding the closing of the old Montreal Forum said it all. Molsons bought up all the TV commercial time as they knew the importance of the ceremony that was to take place; the thunderous 15 minute ovation for the Rocket; and lastly Madame Richard, her face awash in flood of tears, crying unashamedly at the love being showered on her husband. I wept also. THIS COULD NEVER HAPPEN IN TORONTO.
- Comment on Habs will start Budaj in goal against Bruins (2014-03-24 13:02:27)
Its called "class". Something I remember Jean Beliveau doing. Price is definitely a character guy which championship teams need.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-16 10:29:13)
Exactly. PK did what the Big Bird Robinson used to do i.e. put the whole team on his back and generate the big Habs surge. C'mon Therrian; release the Kraken!!