Somethingwithhabsinit - (Rob)Member since February 4, 2010
Habs fan since: Early 80s
Favorite current player: Mike Cammalleri
All-time favorite player: Mats Naslund
- Comment on About last night … (2011-03-09 09:57:38)
I definitely agree with your feeling there, but this isn't the first tragedy like that this year. David Perron hasn't played since early November, Joe Thornton got 2 games for it. The best player in the world hasn't played in 2 months, not a suspension to be found anywhere near it.
Max is a tough kid, and I hope he can fully recover in time for next season, but I also would like the Habs to shut him down for the rest of this one. It's not worth risking your whole future at age 21.
- Comment on About last night … (2011-03-09 09:43:41)
Can I take both sides? I've never found Chara to be a dirty player, and actually admired that he doesn't use his size to destroy people, which he easliy could. That being said, it's very clear that he deliberately ran Max into the stanchion. Saying that it's unfortunate the hit happened in that part of the ice is like saying it's unfortunate that McSorley was holding a stick when he waved his hands behind Brashear's head.
This was not Chara's first time playing hockey, he knew where he was on the ice, and he made every effort to make sure Max's head ran into the stanchion. Yes, this is a play that has happened many times before, and this is one of the many times that it happened deliberately.
Again, I don't think this was a cold, calculated move. I would compare it to Cammalleri trying to carve up that kid's face in the pre-season. A split-second bad decision where you want to hurt the guy, and aren't really considering all of the consequences.
I don't think he'll get anywhere near 10 games. Gillies got 10 because it was an incident that happened in his first game back after a 9-gamer. Being that Chara has a mostly clean record, and is a team captain and high-profile player, I'd be surprised to see him get more than 2.
- Comment on Rolling along (2011-02-03 17:34:43)
I like big hits too, but any check that takes your man out of the play is fine by me.
- Comment on Rolling along (2011-02-03 17:17:22)
Ah, this time you beat me. I'm starting to suspect that we're really just the same poster with multiple accounts. I'll be watching us in the future.
- Comment on Rolling along (2011-02-03 11:28:24)
Actually, you also had something along the lines of "if Meszaros for a 2nd is a great deal, O'Byrne for a 3rd is the trade of the year." That was nice.
- Comment on Sixth place (2011-02-02 18:55:09)
I know who hates that trade: Florida and the Islanders, as they own the 2 second round picks we would have in 2011.
EDIT: Just noticed you never mentioned 2011, that was a poster below. Little quick on the draw, my apologies.
- Comment on Contenders 5 Pretenders 2 (2011-01-25 19:40:06)
And, really, I have no issue with that. It's totally subjective. People react differently. I wouldn't line up to high-five him either. I also wouldn't look down on him at all for punching a guy who also punched him. I don't think anyone's calling him heroic, though. In general, I think we should both be more concerned with Betty White and her penchant for slapping. It's getting a little tiresome. She's going to get what's coming to her.
- Comment on Contenders 5 Pretenders 2 (2011-01-25 19:19:03)
I wouldn't punch Betty White either. Of course, I also wouldn't bodycheck her into the boards, or even pass her the puck for that matter. Kulemin may not be the toughest guy in the world, but he's a 6'1" professional athlete in a tough game. If he wants to be Betty White, he can go get a theatrical agent and stop playing hockey.
- Comment on On to the nation’s capital (2011-01-21 11:39:57)
Watch the play again. Gomez freezes Pardy with a fake wind-up, giving PK the room to shoot. No question that laser was the better of the two plays, but without Gomez's fake, PK never gets that off. EDIT: Here's the link, just so you don't have to search for it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pBSS6hEHiw
- Comment on On to the nation’s capital (2011-01-21 11:12:08)
Pyatt? Deals off, OV doesn't kill penalties.