JustSomeguy - (J Tremblay)Member since April 21, 2010
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- Comment on Canadiens trade Peter Budaj to Winnipeg Jets (2014-10-05 13:08:32)
Don't post often, but in this case I'm going to pop in and wish Budaj good luck in his new digs. From all appearances, the guy is a fantastic teammate -- I LOVED the way he was always among the first in the swarm to congratulate Price and Tokarski after games. Also, Ned Flanders.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 07:05:02)
I don't post much ... Something I liked from the Rangers -- in the handshake line, a few Rangers (including St. Louis) stopped to give huge props to Tokarski. Love seeing that. I can't wait to see more of Gallagher and Galchenyuk. Gallagher is amazing to watch. That grin on his face screams, "Waiiiiit ... you mean ... I can get paid to play hockey? Damn, that's like ... the best job EVER!" There aren't many people who live their lives like that.
- Comment on Fluky goal put Pacioretty on a roll (2013-03-05 12:57:19)
Not sure if this has been posted, but it's another Bruins "highlight" reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6IxtxfsNWg
- Comment on About last night … (2013-01-30 10:15:05)
I thought it was meant to be humorous. But maybe I'm wrong.
- Comment on Canadiens home after winless road trip (2012-02-29 10:51:33)
I've seen a couple Bulldogs games in person this year; the cupboards are bare. I'm getting the idea that the team was designed to peak this year; G and G rolled the dice post-lockout under the assumption that, with the neutral zone opened up, speed and talent would trump size and talent. What they didn't see is the rise of large, talented players who can skate. And what they completely missed is that their collection of small, talented players would, with few exceptions, be ground down (Gionta, Gomez) or would play on the periphery (Cammie, Gomez). Even some of the bigger bodies, like AK, lost their desire to crash the net. Perhaps Martin's system was the right one -- if you have players who, for whatever reason, won't or can't score from the crease, you need to play stifling D and capitalize on relatively few scoring chances. What a mess. With little NHL-grade talent in Hamilton, GMs who've missed one of the most important developments since the lockout, and a lame-duck coach, we have a cascading series of problems that will be years to fix. Fortunately, we DO have a decent core of players. Emelin. Price. Subban. Gorges. Cole. Desharnais. MaxPac. Cole. Eller. And some question marks in Plekanec, Markov, Bourque and Gionta. There's something to build on, but ... Here's hoping they can draft a stud this year. Get a GM who has a clue. Find the mythical, brilliant, bilingual coach (honestly, I liked Carbo). Pick up a couple 4th line grinders. Wingers for Plekanec. And a d-man who can ... play D.
- Comment on League fines Subban for trip (2012-01-21 13:35:46)
Last year, with Muller as an assistant coach, PK's game improved. Last year, with Muller as an assistant coach, the team had a working powerplay. Last year, even without Markov, the team had a working powerplay. Markov's return won't fix a thing on this team. The problem is that Cunneyworth and Ladouceur aren't clicking with the team. Yeah, the team hasn't walked out on the coaches (they're still blocking shots, they're suberb on the penalty kill), but the coaching staff, without Muller, isn't getting the job done. Feh. The Habs' organization could do with a solid housecleaning (Gauthier's a tone-deaf tool), but the largest problem is that Cunneyworth and Ladouceur are not the right coaches for this team. I dunno if Muller would be a good head coach, but he's a freaking SUPERB assistant coach.
- Comment on Canadiens prep for Jets (2012-01-03 11:50:10)
Both the Herald article and the one from the Globe about the incident mention that both of PK's parents are from Jamaica, but I always thought they were from two different islands, Jamaica and Monserrat (source: http://www.thestar.com/article/288399 ). What's funny is that PK's Wikipedia entry references The Star's article as the source for his parents' birthplace, but disagrees with the Star. Weird thing, that. If a story turns on where a guys' parents are from, shouldn't the journalist dig deeper than Wikipedia?
- Comment on About last night … with audio (2011-12-01 10:20:43)
If not Martin, who? As long as management feels the need to have a bilingual coach, the pool of available talent is shockingly small. Muller's out. The last I looked, the Lighting were not playing up to expectations. And, not to put too fine a point on it, you gotta be nuts to want to coach in Montreal where every single action is scrutinized. No ... There's no magic wand to wave to make Mtl's coaching problems go away. Except, maybe, hiring back Carbo.
- Comment on Audio: Lucic hearing hangs over Sabres (2011-11-14 13:30:56)
Here's a new twist: “He buries his head when he chases a puck and when he lifts it up, somebody’s there. Last year it was a coach, this year it was Miller.”… http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/bruins/index.php/2011/11/14/lucic-defends-himself-again/ What I think it means ... if the guy doing the d-bag hit has his head down, it's OK. And if the guy getting nailed by the d-bag hit has his head down, it's OK. To me, it's kinda' like the the Chara hit on Pacioretty -- in that case, Chara's defense was that he had no idea where on the ice he was (coming up on a stancheon); in this case, Lucic is saying he had no idea where Miller was. Lordy. I mean ... these guys are PROS. Shouldn't they be moderately aware of what's going on around them?
- Comment on The guy McKeen’s forgot (2011-09-11 12:09:31)
The problem doesn't seem to be, "How would Hamrlik fit into the lineup this year?" but rather, "How would Hamrlik fit into the lineup next year?" His career's winding down. He doesn't seem to be a mentoring type, something saving Gill's career. And management seems to be projecting some new players coming into the Habs who will limit Hamrlik's playing time in 2012. There are many players who are good enough to play in the league, but aren't good enough to accommodate. And, in the best case scenario for Montreal, Hamrlik would be the 7th d-man on the roster next year. That's not right for either Montreal or Hamrlik.