Hobie - (Hobie Hansen)Member since November 26, 2007
Habs fan since: Born in the mid 70's - Fan since early 80's
Favorite current player: Max Pacioretty
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Habs’ Galchenyuk at centre (2014-09-30 10:26:52)
Nice, thanks Cal! He's a good play-by-play guy!
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Habs’ Galchenyuk at centre (2014-09-30 09:42:49)
If they were all healthy and signed the Jackets could be a dangerous team.
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Habs’ Galchenyuk at centre (2014-09-30 09:38:20)
Any word on who the various TV broadcasters are going to be for English Habs games this year? John Bartlett left TSN 690 radio and I believe he's headed over to Rogers. Any word if he's doing a chunk of games? That would be ideal.
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Habs’ Galchenyuk at centre (2014-09-29 18:52:50)
What I believe should happen with fighting in hockey is this... It should be removed completely from all leagues until players reach the professional level. The OHL has taken steps to reduce it and I believe there is no fighting in US College hockey? Take it all away IMO. Once a player reaches the AHL or NHL, go nuts. In a world where there's ultimate fighting, race car driving and boxing, a hockey fight at the professional level is not the monstrosity it's made out to be by some. I've been to many junior hockey games and have seen many fights. I don't like seeing young kids punch each other in the face. Especially when they're not being paid for it lol. Remove fighting. However, once you sign a pro contact you're making $100,000 a year to $10,000,00 a year. You are well aware you're putting your neck on the line to play a sometimes very dangerous game. The player knows, the agent knows and his family know the risks and the rewards. To top it off, the professionals overwhelmingly want it in the game. A fight is in the same category as a thunderous body check. Or a huge tackle in football. If there's boxing fights, car races, horse racing...there's hockey fights. People like a bit of danger. You either remove all the dangerous sports and aspects of sports that are dangerous or you don't. A hockey fight is a tiny piece of the puzzle. I think the NHL knows that. It's always up for debate but fights in hockey do also make the NHL more money. With that all said, I think fighting will be around at the pro level for a long time.
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Habs’ Galchenyuk at centre (2014-09-29 14:43:03)
He must of made that up? Do hockey coaches and players actually think that way? Did sticking up for their teammate change the course of the game, no! The Caps won because more pucks went in the Habs net than theirs. Team spirit, togetherness and momentum had nothing do to with it! Myself, I think the Capitals should have just done nothing . The mentality of the team wouldn't have changed a bit. Trotz and the 29 other coaches who would make that comment should be let go immediately. Disgusting!
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Habs’ Galchenyuk at centre (2014-09-29 11:07:17)
Contracts, waivers and all that stuff not withstanding, Tokarski should be the backup. He's better than Budaj.
- Comment on Liveblog : Canadiens suffer first preseason loss, 2-0 to Caps (2014-09-29 08:34:51)
Quite the hit and then the fight (end of long shift) by Tinordi. That only helped his chances of making the team. Regardless of how tough the team is, it would probably be better for Tinordi's development if he stayed up with the Habs. He's going to make mistakes but the more he plays in the NHL the less he'll make. Same goes for Galchenyuk at center! The sooner Tinordi is comfortable and making a contribution the better the Habs will be. He's a very important piece. Add that to the fact that the Habs are desperate for some more size and nastiness, as he displayed last night, I'm guessing they're leaning towards keeping him. Pateryn might be a bit more stable and a safer choice for now but once Tinordi settles in he'll be more valuable. Still a very tough choice ahead for the Habs.
- Comment on Liveblog : Canadiens suffer first preseason loss, 2-0 to Caps (2014-09-28 17:19:22)
I would deem that to be a tad harsh. With the current status of the organization he'd have to had dominated in camp and the exhibition games to get any extended look. The Habs player development team will work with Scherbak throughout the CHL season. He'll have a real good season with his junior team and I'm sure he'll have a strong camp next year. I don't think it comes as any surprise he was sent down.
- Comment on Habs’ Eller back at practice; Galchenyuk moves back to wing (2014-09-28 11:36:40)
There's always injuries... If he was the 7th he'd play 40-60 games I'd imagine. Unless someone goes down with a season ending injury... People are bitching and complaining about Emelin right now, Beaulieu could have some tough stretches. The 7th D on the Habs should get in his share of games.
- Comment on Habs’ Eller back at practice; Galchenyuk moves back to wing (2014-09-28 11:34:14)