Just a Habs Fan - (Cliff Johnson)Member since February 14, 2010
Habs fan since: 1958
Favorite current player: Eric Cole
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 19:14:46)
I hope you are being sarcastic because he was a terrorist in years past nd admitted to many crimes....killing innocent people when he was a leader of terrorist group....he isn't at all a hero by any civilized account anyhow
- Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 13:14:30)
Bill you are another who actually enjoys a good tilt but want to be poitically correct....this site is full of those...if Montreal can win or do well it is a good thing..if they get manhandled as against Ottawa it a travisty......you are right though on Chara he likely would win that fight.....he hasn't lost many. I researched this and he did lose to Peter Worrel and had a couple more indecisive wins/loses if you don't listen to Bostons play by play guy...Edwards...he is a dangerous dude
- Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 12:32:20)
Yes you are a huge fan of fighting...why not fess up instead of trying to be politically correct.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-05 08:51:17)
Now finally a post that hits it on the nose...politics is a word I use when these issues come up. It is like the many who think Gretzky has to somehow be annointed to a role of supreme leadership on some lucky team. The truth is he hasn't shown he deserves any consideration based on the time in Phoenix where he didn't show much at all and one player he coached called him the worst coach he played for in his career. Oh now you will say what about the big comeback with team Canada....well he was ridiculed by most hockey minds when he went public with the whining and complaining and the same people who ridiculed him later prainsed him for turning around the team by speaking ( whining to the public ) give me a break. He deserves to be known as a grewat hockey player and that's it. He is a poor speaker with the personality of turnip.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-04 20:22:41)
Why don't you just admit it...you hate fighting unless a Canadian is doing it and he wins...like so many on here.....
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-04 09:51:48)
Good post AliHaba......I agree wholeheartedly.......
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-04 09:49:59)
I hear the new goal is to build rinks 200 m by 200 m in the next couple of years....I'm sorry to be sarcastic but man how can you know all this about the future of the game. The troubles you suggest have always been there and always will be...it's called greed. The Olympics is high intensity hockey for a few games...do you seriously think that can be maintained over a 82 game schedule. Remember the stanley cup playoffs by chance.....very high intensity hockey....a few games and it is over......watch the NJ Devils...do you honestly think a larger ice surface would in anyones wildest dreams improve their look...I think it would only highlight that two teams playing are using the strengths of their players against another team to win...if you are not as fast or don't have a transition game you have to slow down the other teams offense whatever way you can.......fundamental hockey sense.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 28 – Canadiens beat nemesis 3-2 (2013-12-02 17:28:14)
Thanks for the comments Mike.....not often do I get a reply. The topless ice girls may do that. My thoughts in a serious way though is the game is beautiful when the intensity is there such as the playoffs......but believe me that pace can't be maintained over the long haul. So then you are left with a few ( too many ) New Jersey type teams. I mean there are opinions and I have one....I respect all opinions......well most of them. Again thanks for your reply to my post. Go Habs
- Comment on Bournival returns to Habs lineup against Devils (2013-12-02 15:54:15)
How do you explain the growth of the game over the past several years if fighting is doing harm to the product ? I ask this because it seems contradictory to me to say the game is suffering damage to itself due to fighting if there is all the huge growth most think there is. Also don't you feel there are a good number of people that enjoy a fight in hockey ? Is it just me that senses the buildup of expectations when certain teams play each other. Now I agree with staged fights being silly actually. The Orr/Parros Saturday was a good example but honestly some fights are probably good for the game. All reports I have heard say the Montreal fans almost blew the roof off with that Orr/Parros fight even though it wasn't much of a fight more of a dance actually. Could it be that fighting is actually growing the sport ? Just wondering.
- Comment on Four games in six nights for Habs (2013-12-02 11:23:58)
Well perhaps they will remove fighting...and hitting if it seems like they are skating too fast.....now that would make a great sporting event to view. I think the people on here with views like Ian would be disappointed in the end product. I don't necessarily support fighting and especially the staged fights but come on....if you are that against impact in a fast sport turn the channel or keep the preaching to yourself. This topic is taking up way too much space....better still give Tony a call on 690...he seems to be on a non stop agenda to have all contact removed from hockey.....