montrealtilldeath - (peter cromwell)Member since October 1, 2010
Habs fan since: 1954
Favorite current player: Subban/Price
All-time favorite player: Beliveau
- Comment on About last night … (2013-03-14 08:40:01)
Lars Eller is or is very close to being the number one centre. He is big and knows it; he is quick and knows it and he is starting to dominate when on the ice. Part of his rehab may have been to show him footage of the way he played against the Bruins in that great playoff series. He gave Chara fits and Chara could not handle him . It was too bad that Jacques did not see it because he was too busy writing in the little book. His benching of Eller in the 3rd period of the 4th game cost us that series. As for PK the Habs may regret not signing to a longer term when they could because the cost is rising game by game. As for Price he won the shootout and the game. I remember Dryden giving up a few soft ones during games when he would sometimes lose concentration during the ebb and flow of the game. But when it counted he locked the door as did Price in the shootout. Hell on the 3rd goal the fake shot froze Price as well as Markov and even me watching it. It was not as soft as it looked. It was a great move. Remember a goaltender is moving both mentally and physically as the the potential shooter is approaching.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-03-10 08:31:55)
Dumont is the sleeper. Won 8 out of 12 face offs and finishes his checks hard. Won 2 critical face offs last night. Really like his intensity. Hard nose to the puck. Watch this player.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-03-08 12:13:17)
Pk Subban.Incredible potential. Loved this guy from the very beginning. I remember people laughing when he commented during the playoff when he first came up that the Habs were going to win the Stanley Cup. The "Rocket" would not have laughed. He would have said that is the only goal for any Canadien player in the playoffs is the Stanley Cup. Why else are we here? WE don't even know what the Prince of Wales trophy looks like and we don't want to know! Pk was displaying that old Canadien spirit. Loved it. This young man has an intense desire to win. GO HABS!! Carey Price "They do not hang conference championship banners here"
- Comment on About last night … (2013-03-08 08:37:55)
Starting to get concerned again about Plekanec. He is dropping back into the pattern of unforced turnovers. The one last night behind the Habs net forced a great save by Price at a key moment in the 3rd. He is also staring to pick up those stick penalties for hooking and tripping. Without Bourque to do the heavy digging on his line his play level has really dropped. There are long stretches in the game you barely notice him.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens at Islanders (2013-03-05 17:09:56)
Budaij;s spectacular performance? I take extreme exception to that comment. He had a game that any average NHL goalie should be able to handle. He made a good save on Seguin but the cross pass to Seguin was not crisp and he had time to move over and block it. My issues with him are he does not move well side to side (note the first Boston goal), he gives big rebounds and he has a hard time handling the puck. I find he is quite good with straight on shots. Also the Bruins hit 3 or 4 posts.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-03-03 07:52:30)
Totally agree. He was pushed around all night. I had been noticing this in his play. The Penguins relly exposed him last night.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-02-28 09:25:33)
RK's fault on the first goal Mr Boone> I don't think so. The play the habs have used all season a simple pass around the end board where PK was positioned waiting for the outlet. Not forward into the play. Josh Gorges has areal attitude towards PK and it showed when PK tried to talk about how they as a pairing were going to handle that type of situation. JJ or Therrian better sort this out. Extremely unprofessional and certainly not the team attitude MT is trying to foster. Don't hang PK out to dry on this one.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-02-22 08:35:48)
This team has a crisis in the making. We definitely need another strong D-man, someone that can hit and clear the puck. . It is not fair for Gorges to have to play with Diaz. That combo cannot clear the zone when pressed. The only thing I can see is Markov/Emelin, Subban/Diaz and Gorges /Bullion. Markov needs Emelin as he is now too slow. Do not like this configuration but the Diaz Gorges combo will be targeted even more now. We also need to unleash the "Big Dog" PK Subban. He will energize the team if allowed to like Big Bird in the old days when he would make his patented rush to lift the tea. Gionta on the 4 on 3 PK on the bench. Extremely bizarre and probably the real reason MT left the presser. Brutal March is coming.
- Comment on Liveblog: Islanders at Canadiens (2013-02-21 23:26:37)
I forgot Gionta was on the team as he has not showed up to play for quite a while.
- Comment on Liveblog: Islanders at Canadiens (2013-02-21 23:08:17)
Coach lost this one. Gionta on the 4 on 3? Even Bergeron and the rest of the ntichambre said PK Subban had to be out there. Bergeron who is not to fond of PK said you had to have "the gunner" (PK) out there. No one fears Gionta's point shot. He did nothing all night and for a few another nights . Why was he out there. There is definitely something going on against PK. Beautifull PP goal and you never saw the same combo again. As for Diaz as I have been saying the other teams have been looking at tape and have spotted him as a weak link when pressured. He was was on for 3 goals. 2 on the pk. I point him out because the goals developed on his side. If another lesson was being taught tonight MT was the one who got schooled. PK was +2 and on the ice for alll 3 \montreal goals.