docketrocket

Member since February 7, 2010

ottawa

Habs fan since: 1958
Favorite current player: pk
All-time favorite player: larry robinson

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  • Comment on NHL, Habs release complete 2014-15 schedule (2014-06-23 11:28:59)
    The Habs would be wise to work out a schedule for each TV region if Rogers doesn't
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 09:40:24)
    I really hope I am wrong, but I am not sure Tinordi will ever live up to the expectations many here have of him. I think we better keep an open mind about him and nourish our other D prospects like Nygren and Pateryn. Beaulieu on the other hand seems to be the real deal. Maybe he would have benefited from more NHL games than punishment after the Olympics? On a brighter note, taken together this is a good group of prospects for our defence. Now, as for the forward prospects, . . .
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-05-13 07:56:29)
    Great article, thanks. Good call out on that awful Dryden article too.
  • Comment on NHL fines Bruins’ Thornton for spraying water at Habs’ Subban (2014-05-12 07:59:18)
    sorry - meant to be a reply to article posted by 24 cups below.
  • Comment on NHL fines Bruins’ Thornton for spraying water at Habs’ Subban (2014-05-12 07:58:19)
    I thought this was a sneaky nasty put-down of PK. Reminds me of his put-down of Robinson in his book. I guess Dryden needs the work to pay his campaign debts.
  • Comment on UPDATED: Pacioretty video, morning skate update with Game 5 tonight (2014-05-10 12:19:49)
    Nice read: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/#dashboard/follows/
  • Comment on Certain Habs need to increase intensity level, Therrien says (with video) (2014-05-09 18:46:13)
    We are 2-2 against the Stanley Cup favourites. We could easily be 3-1 or 1-3. The Bruin's mystique is gone. They are not a better team than we are. Now we need a little luck, a little more determination (I agree with Therrien - can't believe it), and some more production from a few key players. This is playoff hockey and we are competitive. Enjoy it. I am less concerned with our D than our O. We need at least 3goals/game.
  • Comment on Bruins denounce racist comments about Habs’ Subban (2014-05-02 19:18:01)
    The sensitivity and thoughtfulness with which people discuss racism on this site is amazing. A learning community. I have to say I doubt very much PK brushes off the racism. He may know how to cope with it, but this is too insidious to brush off. The goals help. One day I would like to ask PK (this is a fantasy conversation) whether this twitter racism is any worse than the Canadian Olympic team's management's? Racism has many variations.
  • Comment on Habs vs. Bruins will start Thursday night (2014-04-30 09:59:22)
    To the poster who asked about Habs bars in Manhattan (sorry I can't find the post now: Try Van Diemens @ 27th and 3rd. And Warren 77 in Tribeca.
  • Comment on Habs vs. Bruins in Eastern Conference semifinals (2014-04-27 13:00:37)
    Elliotte Friedman 15. Pretty interesting hearing David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty talk about how much they had to adjust their games to play with Thomas Vanek. Desharnais said that when he played with Brendan Gallagher, you had to go support him when the winger got the puck in the corner. Vanek wants the opposite. "The farther we can spread teams out," he said, "The more success we will have." Desharnais also had to get used to carrying the puck less and driving to the net more, because Vanek likes to carry it, too. 16. "I've never seen anyone make the decisions [Vanek] makes," Pacioretty added. "He's basically thinking, 'What do guys think I'm going to do with the puck right now?' and he does the opposite of it." Pacioretty said Vanek is making him re-think how he plays the game. "One thing that really sticks out is he said to never have your stick on the ice in front of the net, because the d-man can tie it up. He's always hanging around with his stick in the air, and instead of putting it on the ice and waiting for a tip, he kind of slaps at it when the puck comes...You get more speed on it." 25. The aftermath of last week's infamous referee discussion proved one thing to me: Teams believe the crowd at the Bell Centre influences more calls than any other building in the NHL. It is undoubtedly the best home-ice advantage in the league, an intimidating place to officiate. Takes strong-minded people to work there.