Big Ted - (Ted H)Member since February 13, 2010
Habs fan since: 1985
Favorite current player: PK Subban, Ryan White, Mathieu Darche
All-time favorite player: Saku Koivu, Oleg Petrov, Lyle Odelein
- Comment on Habs hit the road on a hot streak; Drewiske clears waivers (2014-03-03 15:39:03)
1. Plekanec, because he has a wider trade market 2. 1st or 2nd rounder + a young defenceman (think Dylan McIlrath or Derrick Pouliot) 3. Desharnais, if only because it frees up a spot for Eller to play in the top 6 and get the chance he deserves. Bourque is probably the guy who is of least value to us right now though. 4. Hemsky 5. Never
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 55 – Canadiens drop matinee 2-1 to TB in OT (2014-02-01 15:15:11)
Glove hand with the first shot, then Prust hits him back, then Bishop uses the blocker.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 55 – Canadiens drop matinee 2-1 to TB in OT (2014-02-01 15:09:08)
Bishop should have been tossed and given a major penalty. Here's the rule: 51.3 Match Penalty - If, in the judgment of the Referee, a goalkeeper uses his blocking glove to punch an opponent in the head or face in an attempt to or to deliberately injure an opponent, a match penalty must be assessed.
- Comment on Price to start for Habs against Wings and Emelin will be back in lineup (2014-01-23 15:28:18)
So Emelin only gets to play the left side in practice on days when he's being benched? The Markov-Emelin duo is abysmal defensively. Murray makes any pairing he's on a liability. And the third duo features a rookie playing the wrong side of the ice as well. Tell me, Michel Therrien, which of these pairings do you plan on matching up against the other team's top lines? I'd much rather see Emelin-Subban Markov-Diaz Beaulieu-Gorges
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 47 – 20 wins at the Bell Centre for Martin F. Brodeur (2014-01-14 21:32:49)
If Gorges scores in the shootout, it'll be because it's Round 16. I have to work tomorrow morning.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 47 – 20 wins at the Bell Centre for Martin F. Brodeur (2014-01-14 21:18:13)
Gallagher's night tonight: - "Your center is sick. You're getting a new center." - "You can't hit the goalie. I know you were pushed in and I know he flopped, but we're calling you anyways." - "That goal is no good. You distinctly pivoted towards the puck while being held by a NJ player in a way that you couldn't see where your feet were."
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 47 – 20 wins at the Bell Centre for Martin F. Brodeur (2014-01-14 21:06:22)
2-1 Habs, you mean. Zubrus was clearly in the blue paint inhibiting Price's ability to play the puck on the first goal too.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 47 – 20 wins at the Bell Centre for Martin F. Brodeur (2014-01-14 21:05:31)
We've seen plenty of goals kicked in that have been allowed. The NHL has always defined a distinct kicking motion as a "pendulum-like motion," which we clearly did not see here. Gallagher was pivoting towards the puck, absolutely no forward kicking motion whatsoever. Combine that with the Devils running Price to score two of their goals and this reffing is utter garbage, aka the usual.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 10:41:35)
I actually do believe Thornton regrets the injury he caused in retrospect. I don't think for a second he cared about Orpik's well-being at the time and in fact meant to hurt him at that moment. His actions were clearly intentional. He not only knocked him unconscious, he continued to hit him even after he was out cold. Without a doubt, I have more respect for Thornton apologizing after the fact than I do for a heinous criminal like Chara pretending that he didn't do anything and that he didn't even know who he hit. That makes Chara just about the lowest scum on the earth and I have no respect for such a disgrace of a human being. I can at least respect the statement Thornton made after and accept that he recognizes he was in the wrong. That being said, it does not absolve him of what he did. In the courts of justice, a murderer is not let off just because he apologizes. Thornton needs to be disciplined for his actions, and a suspension for the remainder of the season and playoffs is to me the only thing that makes sense. If you look at the list of the awful injury-inflicting cheapshots over the past few decades, it's pretty easy to see a pattern. McSorley on Brashear was a Bruin on a Canuck; Chara on Pacioretty was a Bruin on a Hab; Thornton on Orpik is now a Bruin on a Penguin. There's a definite theme, whereby 3 of the 5 worst hockey plays over that time can be traced back to the Bruins. I'm not talking here about guys playing reckless hockey or players crossing the line with a hit. These were all incidents where a Bruins player was seeking out and deliberately attempting to injure an opposition player. All 3 incidents were in my mind not part of the game of hockey but rather criminal in nature. There is no excuse for the NHL allowing such gestures to stand. Thornton should be heavily punished for such an act, and in truth, the league should look long and hard at the hockey culture in Boston that's allowed this to go on because it's certainly not normal that with 30 teams in the league, 60% of the worst cases come down to just one squad. After the Thornton incident, you could see Claude Julien not looking remorseful or concerned but actually swearing at the Penguins bench as if they deserved it or had brought it on themselves. That's a coach who despite his skill, has no degree of sportsmanship nor an ounce of integrity. If I were the commissioner, I would have a good mind to suspend Julien for a handful of games as well for failing to control his goon. The league has allowed Boston to run rampant with cheap shots and dives and attempts to injure for too long, and it's not only ruining the game of hockey, it's putting players lives at stake.
- Comment on Liveblog: Sabres at Canadiens (2013-03-23 21:44:53)
Second time this week that a phantom penalty call against P.K. Subban directly led to a goal in a one-goal Buffalo win. Tough pill to swallow when you know you were the better team tonight.