Just a Habs Fan - (Cliff Johnson)Member since February 14, 2010
Habs fan since: 1958
Favorite current player: Gallager
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 11:29:35)
Cal and twilighthours...I think they ought to do away with all sports...they are all dangerous and probably would result in serious debilitating injuries. I also agree that Bettman is not only allowing the league to be filled up with thugs he is actively recruiting them. The sole purpose is to injure as many players as possible. Now in seriousness I understand your concern on your kids entering hockey and how there is a possibility of injury and possibly serious injury but really you guys post a lot on here and seem to be big fans of the Habs and then you post something like this. If you really think hockey is filled with thugs why not watch lawn bowling or that type of sport.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 12:31:51)
Just wait until PK has a couple of bad games...and he will...this place will be ready to explode on him. Personally I don't think he is worth anything near the 9M a year the contract gives him but hope I am wrong. He just isn't that consistent and yes he has tremendous talent at times but he really does play inconsistent at times also. The NHL is fast becoming a sport where a team is probably better off to let many of their UFAS go via the trade route...it just handcuffs a team so much to pay one or two players huge money...what will they do when Chucky and Gally needs renewal .....who do they let go then to stay under the cap
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 08:06:28)
Gio was so so boring with his pat answers....obviously......and ...for sure was his main words. How can anyone think this guy was anything approaching a good speaker or captain. No emotion...clitches spewing out of him non-stop
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 09:33:23)
Lafleurguy.......You must be referencing his J C Trembley alley - opp rush where he lifts the puck out of his zone when pressured. I'm a fan of PK's but most on here don't watch what is happening on the ice......PK gives up the puck a lot...as much as he is exciting he is also not very defensive...I know this idea isn't popular on here but sometimes the truth isn't. I hope he improves enough to warrant his bloated salary. He takes approximately 7.7% of the cap hit for the Habs. That's a huge hit.
- Comment on Habs will play eight preseason games in 13 days; Kovalev criticizes Subban (2014-08-20 10:48:22)
The whole debate on PK is silly just as someone saying they give 110% which is impossible as far as I know from my engineering background. PK is a liability in some ways and also a huge talent in other ways thinking of offense. He isn't a stellar defenseman and anyone suggesting that is not thinking clearly. The coach seems to believe he is a liability in certain situations but the blind fan seems to think he is superman and the coach a fool...well neither is the case. I read this forum almost every day and have been watching the Habs for over 50 years now with the exception of overseas postings for a few of those but maybe I am not as astute as some in my observations of PK. Really there are some great posters on here ( even some that say things like he gives 110% ) I find it interesting that anyone can think of PK as a great defenseman when he had a minus after his name last year on a very winning club....and surely you same guys saw with your own eyes the numerous times PK stickhandled up the ice weaving in and out of opposing players while his team-mates waited at the blue line.....perhaps the numerous times he gave the puck up trying to go through the complete opposing team.....maybe the high ally -oops pass that came down in center ice only to come back into his end in a hurry... .... .perhaps the quadruple elbows to the back of opposing players that drew a quite a few penalties especially late in games. MT didn't bench him because he was doing all the right things....it will come as a surprise to many on here but MT wants to win also...his job depends on it. The same fans say he doesn't get the ice time he should have but he had the 2nd most ice time per game on the team and only 45 seconds less than the leading player. I still contend he is a creative player that will have to start controlling his emotions and also improve his defensive play drastically to come close to deserving this contract that was signed.
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-14 09:42:02)
I think the word is civilian not civilians although I agree it is troubling and the trend is not good. There is every indication that civil unrest is on the upswing in the US...I will be so pleased if I am wrong.
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-13 15:32:44)
Chris...don't you see that coming on in the NHL...I mean it's Sid and the Penguins......Chara and the Bruins although that is probably ebbing some......it Toews and the Hawks........PK and Habs probably now.......I have felt for years that the big contracts must alienate the lesser lights on the team not to mention the attention the stars get. I can recall a highlight on a goal scored by Knunitz a nice goal at that and Crosby's pass was the highlight on TSN I think it was. Poor TO they have no one yet.
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-13 07:24:21)
Oh you can be sure it involves a model that allows more to be garnered from the public somehow. Everything is money. The day is upon us that ordinary folks won't be able to go to games. A big portion of the money already is derived from corporate. That of course is passed down to items such as clothing, food, cars etc., which we all buy
- Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-13 07:19:50)
I personally think they (the players ) wouldn't dare not show up. Can you imagine the press if one player didn't show up for the tournament. I wonder what the atmosphere would be like on here.
- Comment on New Hab Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start (2014-08-11 13:09:37)
Ronn....your post is the most factual and honest portrayal of this site ever perhaps. I like to come on here but boy the people who make these foolish stories up. Imagine having the knowledge of how MB and MT inter-relate to GM...or that GM actually forced MB to sign PK for that ridiculous contract ( strictly my opinion of course and it does measure up to what he is worth according to other signings...but man 9 M a year is a pile of money) of $72 M over it's length. They know as management what they can and will do. I highly doubt anyone that posts on here actually is able to pry this from management.....