habstrinifan - (Jameson Lee-Yaw)

Member since April 10, 2010

Ottawa

Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Eller and Budaj ....good guys!
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur

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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-23 14:55:06)
    What an awful game eh. I was a captive audience (on a stationary bike with no other good channel to watch) and still couldn't get distracted enough by the game to forget the boredom of the workout. “Protest Rogers blackout of Habs game…sign at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds.
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 10:05:07)
    Somewhat true. But if the team loses (wouldnt really matter if they are playing badly although that may go hand in hand), then the fans will get on their own respective whipping boys. P.K of course will garner the most (he has always been the focus) and it would be tied into his contract moreso now... but Price, Pacs, DD, Bourque will all have their usual critics pointing them out. “Protest Rogers blackout of Habs game…sign at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds.
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-21 23:03:40)
    I think the HABS are(were) as great as the Rangers by the time of the semifinals. And while Price may have bolstered the team a lot, goaltending was not the problem. Tokarski gave us good goaltending. I think the Bruins series let down was the problem (including under-estimating the Rangers)... and that the coaches could have had better preparation for the series. After the first game debacle, the coaches basically played into the Rangers hand with too conservative an approach. “Protest Rogers blackout of Habs game…sign at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds.
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-21 22:55:29)
    HABS are not underrated. “Protest Rogers blackout of Habs game…sign at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds.
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-21 18:48:13)
    If I may, I would like to join in on the discussion prompted by HabinBurlington's response to the question. I quote: "I still think the Boston series drained Montreal physically and mentally. That was a huge mountain climbed and conquered. Given the team is relatively young, it was hard to regain the poise and such required in the playoffs." Quite possibly the case. However I am with Chelios24, especially going forward. I quote Chelios24. "I agree, but in my view a Stanley Cup winning team needs to keep the motor running for four series, not two". On the surface the opinions above seem obvious and even unsubstantial answers to the question. But they provide probably the most difficult task for the coaches. And I repeat emphatically... the coaches. The HABS have as someone said, on paper, a team capable of going to the finals. The hurdles of injuries (there will be some); emotional drain (there definitely will be that) and playoff fatigue or depleting exuberance after any series will have to be overcome by the team. The coaches though will be responsible for providing the solutions. So both HabinBurlington and Chelios24 are right about what 'happened in the past' and therefore right in predicting what must be successfully mastered to win #25. It wont be talent at this point but management of talent that would be crucial. “Protest Rogers blackout of Habs game…sign at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds.
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-21 14:52:51)
    I think the time to have gone after Vermette has passed. “Protest Rogers blackout of Habs game…sign at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds.
  • Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-21 13:35:51)
    In world affairs, despite the shrinking of the world due to Internet and social media etc, and era of isolationism is at hand... somewhat inexplicably! “Protest Rogers blackout of Habs game…sign at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds.
  • Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-21 10:13:01)
    I will check your link little bit later.. hit and run posting now. But from my recall, early playoffs Subban's pk time non existent... later playoffs much more.... hence maybe the misleading average? Also re HABS PK efficiency drop-off... again based on quick recall started falling before the playoffs... again the final regular season standing may have been misleading.... and of course the better competition.
  • Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-21 09:11:57)
    Disturbingly funny! Can't turn away though. “Protest Rogers blackout of Habs game…sign at: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds.
  • Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-21 09:08:23)
    Haven't done the poll. But I will definitely agree with you that Subban, at this stage in his career is not the assured 'cornerstone' of a franchise as Price would be. Franchise 'cornerstones' in todays NHL are also more readily granted to goalies WITH the caveat that in today's NHL franchise cornerstones are not as 'long lived' as in former eras. Also the competition for a 'cornerstone' status in the NHL is not as fierce for goalies as it is for defencemen right now in the NHL. I think you can rank the 3 best NHL goalies without as much argument as you would get ranking the 3 best NHL defensemen. You are right re Price... he can carry a team on his shoulders. But if you look at the playoffs the last few years, goalies have been more the cornerstones of their teams... so they more often are 'seen as carrying the team on their shoulders' through stretches of games. I think the question of Subban's usage is very relevant. The Olympics example is too brief and inconsequential to dwell on. But his usage by the HABS is very relevant. It would determine how much he fulfills his 'promise' and how much he approaches 'cornerstone' status and in more dollars and cents terms... how he lives up to his contract. There is evidence to show that that usage is not always wise... or at the very least not always acknowledging of the players abilities/talents. An example. Subban was not used on the PP all season. It was not a case that he started out on the PP and lost his spot due to bad play. He was not used (rightly or wrongly) based on a coaching decision before any game evidence. And YET... he was used in the playoffs .. without any significant drop-off in the unit's efficiency. I think it is fair to assess players abilities etc and make your personal judgments. But to provide honest commentary, you need to include all the factors which determine how a player is viewed.