Hobie HansenMember since November 26, 2007
Habs fan since: 80's
Favorite current player: Brandon Prust
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 20:35:45)
I'd wait to pass judgement on the Habs/Sens until after this Saturday when they play. I expect the Habs will play a good game against Boston and be in top gear against the Sens Saturday. That's just me :-).
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 20:27:17)
I wanted that the moment I heard of the trade as well. However, in one of Vanek's 1st interviews before the Phoenix game he stated he much prefers the left side. Pacioretty has done all (I believe) his scoring from the left side over the past few years. So one of them has to be taken out of their comfort zone. **edit, I'm a moron :-). You said Vanek-Desharnis-Gallagher. That could work but Pacioretty LOVES playing with Desharnais as he's constantly setting him up to score. I'm sure Therrien would be very hesitant to break those two up as well. I still think Vanek or Pacioretty will have to move to the right side and the three of them play together. The EGG line can then be put back together.
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 16:26:20)
I think with some rest, a full practice and another morning skate behind them, the Habs are going to be flying on Wednesday against Boston. People are ready to jump of the Jacques Cartier bridge after the road trip. No Price in goal, no practice for Vanek to get to know his teammates or game plan. Really not a surprising outcome. We're going to see a totally different team Wednesday and Saturday. Oh, and that relates to your original comment... I can't wait to see Subban and Vanek in sync on the PP passing it back and forth for the one-timer.
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 15:26:09)
Yup, if you're in the correct region. If you're outside of the region (Quebec/Ontario East/Maritimes) RDS and TVA will be blacked out. So either just passed Kingston or Belleville RDS and TVA will be blacked out. Forcing people to get NHL Center Ice if they'd like all 82 Habs games.
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 15:07:47)
Yup. I'm already about to snap with the cost of two cellphones, internet and cable...it's a joke. The only problem with the free streams is that they aren't in HD and look like crap.
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 14:56:48)
I think if you're outside the Regional RDS Broadcast Region, so anything west of Kingston Ontario, not sure about east, you will have to get the NHL Center Ice package if you want to see all 82 Habs games? I think?
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 14:48:50)
Again, I'm just dying to know how this whole RDS/SPORTSNET/CITYTV/CBC setup works out for Habs fans? I don't mind RDS as my French is OK. I guess I'd prefer it in English a bit more but not a big deal. My girlfriend is a hockey fan but is from Calgary and doesn't speak a world of French. So for our household hockey works better in English. At the moment we get the odd English Habs game on TSN during the week in Ottawa and that's about it. It's on CBC in English on Saturday night but Rogers subscribers in Ottawa only get CBC Ottawa in English in HD and if the Sens aren't playing it's usually the Leafs. The 7 or 8 other CBC stations are SD. SO what I'm hoping for is at the minimum all Habs games on Saturday night are in English in HD in Ottawa to Rogers subscribers. What would also be awesome is if there's a bunch more English Habs games during the week in HD. I guess we'll just have to wait and see? I know I'll get all 82 games as RDS gets the regional broadcasts and Ottawa is regional. Just wondering of the 82, how many will also be available on an English HD station?
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 12:34:06)
LOL, didn't notice it was posed above. Was just trying to help because people seemed very interested. Hope it didn't ruin your day too much?
- Comment on Habs’ Gorges has surgery on fractured hand, out four weeks (2014-03-10 12:29:16)
Stroumboulopoulos will join Hockey Night's Ron MacLean and Don Cherry, along with Sportsnet's Daren Millard and Jeff Marek as the "cornerstones" of the new hockey coverage, Rogers said in a release. MacLean, the longtime host of Hockey Night, will host the Coach's Corner segment on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights, and will be "front and centre" on Sunday coverage, said Scott Moore, president of Sportsnet and NHL properties for Rogers.
- Comment on Habs return home, won’t practise until Tuesday (2014-03-10 12:04:48)
I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens with our beloved sport of hockey on the tube next season. I'm assuming that since Rogers has editorial control of everything that CBC will just be running the Rogers feed? They won't have a CBC HNIC in crew and a Rogers crew? If you flip to Sportnet East to watch the Habs game you'll get Strombo hosting the show as well as if you watch CBC? Kinda like the way it is now on Saturday but spread across many more channels?