montrealtilldeath - (peter cromwell)Member since October 1, 2010
Habs fan since: 1954
Favorite current player: Subban/Price
All-time favorite player: Beliveau
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Lightning preview: Emelin returns to Habs lineup (2015-03-16 12:38:46)
Glad to see Emelin back. We need his physical play. Beaulieu in my estimation has not been up to par lately. If you watch closely he has been the man standing next to the goal scorer in recent games. As the expression goes, it is miller time; (playoffs) and the cream will rise. Look at the play of Eller. I have always been high on him and now the coach is being more positive with him he is rising to the top. The Therrian weakness is to not have enough patience with certain players and too much with others. DD and Beaulieu are never criticized despite the obvious. In the Ottawa game both were horrible as they were out west. As for the power play put out Smiith-Pelly and Eller (one or both). Make the defenders look over their shoulders on the dump in. They get the puck out too easily as they have no fear.
- Comment on Coyotes vs. Canadiens preview: Tokarski will start in goal for Habs (2015-02-01 09:58:48)
Lars eller is tied withy Patches each having 5 game winners. Subban and Gally each have 4. Lars has some issues but that big man has been playing with that edge we need in the playoffs. Boone said he had 2 good playoff rounds. It was 3. He forgot the series we lost to Boston in 7 under Martin. The key moment was Martin benching Eller in the 3rd period for losing a faceoff in the turn around 4th game that we were leading 3 to 1. Jacques was to busy drawing pictures to notice that when the Eller line was on the puck was in the Bruins end 70% of the time. If you remember that game in the 3rd we spent 80% 0f the time in our end. He was giving Chara fits and won most of the puck battles with him behind the Bruins net. Big strong and mobile. Gets a few dumb penalties but we need this type of player.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-01-30 10:22:35)
Eller was a monster last night in a game that was a a game for men as are the playoffs. I predicted he would have a good playoff last year and he did. Will really need him come the playoffs. He played with a definite playoff edge. I hope they keep the line together with him and Sekac. Do not understand the negative comments on Eller by Damphouse. Eller when on his game can be a real force.
- Comment on Tokarski in goal for Habs while Malhotra is a healthy scratch against Panthers (2014-12-30 12:00:55)
I am a little ticked over the few negative Subban comments that are showing up. He is playing great D and is thinking of the team and only rushing when we need a boost. This is very unselfish play. He was -3 not long ago and is now +9. People want the flamboyant PK. I like what he is doing and we all know he will turn it up when the real season (the playoffs) begin. As for Emilen again the playoffs when the real pounding starts he will be there. We forget he has been playing the right side of the D. It takes time to make the adjustment even when the left D is his natural side. Finally we have to get Tinordi back and bring him up to NHL calibre. We will need his size and muscle to go all the way. By the way a HAPPY NEW YEAR to the best hockey fans on the planet. PS The 3rd period penalty on PK was absolute BS.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 12:31:33)
The question was asked "where does Eller play". Look size matters in the playoffs. Big strong Lars has been one of our best when the real hockey starts (the playoffs). Smurfs do not cut it when the intensity is ratcheted up. Do not even think about getting rid of Eller.
- Comment on Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau dies at age 83 (2014-12-03 09:57:21)
Thank you for this story. A truly great hockey player and an even greater human being. True humility is a very rare quality.
- Comment on Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau dies at age 83 (2014-12-03 09:18:21)
A truly great man. Saw him play for many years . 507 goals could have easily been 600. He was that unselfish. He wore the garment of true humility like a beautiful tailored suit with natural grace and class. To see once more numero quatre pick up the pass just at the face off circle to the right of Plante, long beautiful skating strides straight through the centre CH, undress the D at the blue line , swoop in on the goaltender, deftly deke him out and tuck the puck gracefully into the net.
- Comment on Canadiens legend Jean Béliveau dies at age 83 (2014-12-03 05:09:43)
Jean Beliveau- Class, grace, humilty, a truly great man, a great human being. , Was living in Boston the year of his last Stanley Cup watching the greattcome from behind game with a bunch of Bruins fans. He put the whole team on his back and brought them back from a 3 goal deficit . The Boston paper sports section dedicated 3 pages to nothing but Beliveau. Such respect. I remember Derek Sanderson started to pick a fight with Beliveau in the 3rd period. He looked at who he had grabbed and just skated ashamedly away. Just read the news and say unashamedly the tears flowed. A great man has ascended from this world. May he drink deeply from the sweet scented streams of eternity.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 09:09:08)
Sekac Eller; big strong and quick. Very tough combo to deal with. Come playoff time they will become a real force and they are young which bodes well for the playoffs which is the second season. Oh to be young and strong!!!
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 09:04:41)
As Jean Beliveau said the great Montreal teams were built from the net out. Great goal tending solid D. Excellent game from PK and the rest of the D. This team could go a long way.