BCG - (Sam Laldin)Member since October 19, 2010
Habs fan since: 1979
Favorite current player: P.K. Subban
All-time favorite player: Maurice Richard
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens complete season sweep of Canes (2015-03-19 21:24:58)
Really Damien. You make it sound like we are obsessed about the Hab's lack of scoring..... no dude. I live in the GTA and the GTA media is much more concerned (jealous) about the Habs success with a low scoring team. They say it's not fair because Price is so good - like if Toronto won the Cup next year because of McDavid - that would somehow be unfair. Montreal fans know the power of winning but we also know that as fans - we can still criticize a winning team. Toronto could learn something here. Toronto media and many fans believe that if you criticize the team, or don't pay the money to see the team live - then you are not fans. Montreal fans are not that stupid, Damien. But then - you only know Toronto. It would be better if they scored more. They have issues. But we are also happy that we win, are in the playoffs, have a good pool of young talent, and that our team is a top tier team - goaltender included.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens complete season sweep of Canes (2015-03-19 21:07:54)
Absolutely - the issue is that players are trying to sell an non-infraction. Therefore, there should be calls like we see (both go off), but there should also be calls on only the diver. Until that happens, then it's unproductive and confusing. Part of Bettman's legacy.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens complete season sweep of Canes (2015-03-19 20:13:07)
Well, if I stab you in the hand - it's assault. If you come to court in a body cast - it's embellishment. What doesn't make sense is that oftentimes - the actual analogy is I touch you and you come to court in a body cast. Bettman's NHL does not solve this issue and only serves to obfuscate the real issue - but then... clarity is not Bettman's strength.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens take the broom to Islanders (2015-03-14 20:15:42)
Hey Mike, I'm from and live in Kingston. Much longer than ol' Cherry - who is really a Wolfe Islander. Let me put it this way - Cherry's restaurant lasted in Kingston for about a year. We like St. Patty's Day - cuz like Catholics - we like to drink (not sure why you commented on the Orangemen - old school and has no influence in Kingston - now, in Quebec... that's a different story.)
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-13 02:12:55)
When I was at McGill, my best friend was from Thionville in France. He tried to order a pizza speaking French..... they didn't understand his accent.... I think it's more important if they speak English... or Quebecois ;)
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-13 02:11:07)
Agree 100%. MB's faith in Therrien is misguided and wasting the talents already on this team, as well as Price's brilliant season. Too late to change anything this season, but I hope MB takes a long, hard look at MT in the off-season.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-13 02:07:51)
I agree that not all shots are equal, however, there is a lot of dispute around how to define a "scoring chance" and there is evidence to suggest that there may not be much of a difference in using shots against as a general measure (e.g. http://nhlnumbers.com/2012/6/26/shot-quality-revisited-a-look-at-the-correlation-between-scoring-chances-and-shot-totals) Either/or - I still maintain that the Habs don't play a defensive game - just a conservative game. And if they really want to use Price as an asset - they should take more risks on offense.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-13 00:33:34)
"The popgun offence may be a consequence of a system that stresses defence. And that’s not a bad philosophy when your primary asset is the guy between the pipes." Sorry Mike, but this is not a defensive team. The Habs allow alot of shots on net - that's why Price is being considered for the Hart. If you want to use our best asset - then the team can at least take chances on offense (i.e. creative chances, like Subban used to do, Galchenyuk used to do, Sekac used to do, Beaulieu...) while still allowing alot of shots on net. The reason the Habs don't score is not due to their 'defensive play' - it's because their offensive gameplan is completely predictable. The fact they score is completely due to the fact that there is offensive talent on this team - it's just being stifled by a conservative, outdated playbook. That playbook only looks good because Price makes the number of goals it produces sufficient on many nights. If Therrien could adapt and allow some creativity into the offensive gameplan within a responsible structure - he might finally get some consideration for the Adams. But he doesn't because he doesn't maximize the talent on the team.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens lose a classic to Tampa Bay in OT (2015-03-10 22:14:29)
Lol - like winning Valedictorian at the School for the Stupid.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens lose a classic to Tampa Bay in OT (2015-03-10 22:13:14)
I'd like to see the Habs play an equally structured game but with the ability to improv. It was a pleasure to see TB because they seem to play disciplined but in a way that uses their offensive talents. I would love to see how this Montreal team would do under that sort of system.