Sam Atalla - (Samuel Atalla)Member since November 20, 2007
Habs fan since: birth
Favorite current player: Saku Koivu, Chris Higgins, AK-27
All-time favorite player:
- Comment on Game 33: Panthers continue dominance of Habs (2007-12-18 19:11:05)
Great decisions by Carbo to keep Price in nets. I don't think Huet can handle the pressure by the way. He's upset because he was sidelined twice in a row since his return, especially tonight. But the truth is Price is hot, and does Huet really expect to be starting right after an injury with Price playing this way? That's a nono. Finally we are playing Gorges and O'Byrne. Two young defencemen that need games to develop. I don't know why we signed Brisebois...not that I have anything against him. Makes little mistakes that screw us over. I would prefer have a rookie make those mistakes and learn from their mistakes than a veteran making those mistakes and remaining a veteran...that constantly makes mistakes (and slows down our current young players' development because they are taking up too many games) :D lol. Do you guys watch Sergei play? Excellent. Great puckhandler, quick on his feet, probably a great shot too, but I think what has impressed me the most is his intelligence without the puck. He'll give the puck on the boards. Watch where he is when Higgins gets the puck behind the net and on the sides. He's standing right infront of the net waiting for a pass, tapping his stick for a shot. His first 2 games and alrealdy has a strong presence on the ice. Call me crazy but I don't think Koivu's 2 goals and the breakout of our first line to be a coincidence with Sergei K's arrival. A lot of very offensive minded players, majority Russian, are a defensive liability and lack skill without the puck. Sergei has been backchecking, bothering the defencemen infront of the net, and getting open, giving opportunities to his linemates. CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH THE GAME WOOOOT
- Comment on Ryder, Brisebois, Gorges scratched tonight (2007-12-06 13:26:57)
Doesn't make sense. You put Lats with Higgins and Pleks. Higgins and Pleks are fast, dunno if you've noticed. Dunno if you've noticed, Lats is slow. Dandy is one of the fastest players on our team. Yes, let's put him on our 4th optional line. I agre with Chip on the 3rd line. 1st season in the nhl and this guy comes and does everything right. Everything. Koivu Kovalev shouldn't be teamed up unless on PP. Hasn't worked in past years but line would be worth a try. lats wont be able to keep up with higgins and pleky, although with lats crashing net and higgins and pleky who can skate with the puck around the net and maybe find lats infront of the net, might work...maybe. agree about 3rd line
- Comment on Ryder, Brisebois, Gorges scratched tonight (2007-12-06 13:21:49)
Yeah, because the habs best scorer for the past 3 years hasn't been Michael Ryder. 85 goals in his first 3 seasons in the NHL. 25 30 30. Nobody has scored 30 goals on the habs since zednik, and that was only one season. This isn't daycare. It's not punish-reward like we deal with children for god's sake. Put him on the first line, encourage him, change some game plans, but sitting in the press box will just prolong his drought. "The press box will be filled with those who should be up there". That's like saying water is wet.
- Comment on Ryder, Brisebois, Gorges scratched tonight (2007-12-06 13:14:18)
Could not have been said any better. I've been thinking the exact same way about how our management isn't patient with players. 2 losses or a few games without points and all the media are talking about it, carbo alrealdy shuffling lines up. Shuffling lines is another way of telling your players that you don't have confidence in them. It's true, when other players on different teams have a slump, nothing changes, and they break out of it because they are still playing together and they get more and more chances which builds their confidence and gives them hope. We're doing the exact opposite. Koivu Higgins Ryder has worked last year and beginning of the season (at the exception of ryder scoring). There is absolutely no reason why that line would not work anymore. It doesn't make sense! They just need time and patience. THe more you play together, the more chemistry you build, the more chances are created, and the more the puck will start going in on a regular basis. I've got to say that I am disagreeing with a lot of Carbo's decision, but hey, I'm not the coach so I won't moan and whine, but let's just say I would like to see some drastic changes in the team soon.
- Comment on Game 27: Red Wings drop sagging Canadiens (2007-12-05 08:10:47)
"Mark my wards..." like you're some sort of president or something. Honestly, do you really think anybody here gives a rats a$$ what you think? The answer is probably no. So, on that note, do yourself and everybody a favor and go post on some leafs forum. They can really use your kind and benevolant support. After you've done that, you're illegible for suicide. Have a good day!
- Comment on Game 23: Sabres blank, sweep Canadiens (2007-11-24 19:30:29)
- Comment on Game 23: Sabres blank, sweep Canadiens (2007-11-24 19:22:05)
Anybody know how I can watch the game from my computer? My dish signal with Bell isn't working now. I heard about somethign called sopcast. i downloaded it and i clicked on the habs vs sabres live tv logo on the site. but its playing some football highlights or something..cfl. a bunch of rogers announcers talking. no hockey. what can i do?