Hobie - (Hobie Hansen)

Member since November 26, 2007

Ottawa

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

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***** “It’s like when someone gets into a fight or gets a big goal. That’s how games are built. They’re built on momentum." -Alex Galchenyuk

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 12:45:53)
    Exactly, the anti-fight patrol immediately tries to associate a hockey fight with a four minute a game goon. Even the guys who support fighting, like myself, want those players out of the game. ***** “It’s like when someone gets into a fight or gets a big goal. That’s how games are built. They’re built on momentum." -Alex Galchenyuk
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 11:56:03)
    You can't simply measure fighting in terms of goals. Do you play sports Dipsy? Have you ever seen one of your teammates get in a fight? Have you ever been out on the town one night and see one of your friend's stand up for themselves against an attacker? There is no denying that a person becomes emotionally charged when either they get in an altercation, their friend or their teammate does. The blood starts flowing and they're ready to go and kick some ass. We're not talking like an old bookworm like yourself who's decades away from being young and alive. We're not talking about teachers, politicians or a librarian. We're talking about HOCKEY PLAYERS. Guys who skate around and smash each other into the boards, listen to coaches screaming at them and dive in front of pucks traveling 100 MPH. So ya, darn right the momentum can swing for the better after a fight. Maybe it doesn't translate into a goal immediately. Perhaps it wakes up a player who otherwise was going to take night off, inspires a rookie or numerous other things. ***** “It’s like when someone gets into a fight or gets a big goal. That’s how games are built. They’re built on momentum." -Alex Galchenyuk
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 09:14:12)
    Regardless, I've heard him interviewed several times and he's stated that Corsi is one of MANY tools coaches and scouts use and the naked eye still does 90% of the work. ***** “It’s like when someone gets into a fight or gets a big goal. That’s how games are built. They’re built on momentum." -Alex Galchenyuk
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 09:08:26)
    "Does not make sense to go after a guy if it means nothing in the current season and/or standings" It could very well mean something for this season and the overall rivalry between the two teams. Maybe if Brandon Prust destroys him in a fight or Alex Emelin knocks him into the 3rd row, just as my signature says, the Habs players become inspired and momentum swings their way. Then it's the Rangers who start chasing around the Habs and get away from their game a little bit. Games, seasons and playoff series are not all about X's and O's and passing and shooting. Certain events alter the course of history, like blocked shots, a strong penalty kill, a decisive win in a fight or a huge hit. I'd be pretty charged up next time I jumped over the boards if Tinordi grabbed a hold of Kreider and fed him lunch. That's just me though. ***** “It’s like when someone gets into a fight or gets a big goal. That’s how games are built. They’re built on momentum." -Alex Galchenyuk
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 08:56:27)
    As many advanced stats guys never have. Andrew Berkshire and Connor McKenna come to mind. Former NHL player, Jim Corsi of the "Corsi" stat, will clearly tell you that his invention is only a small piece of the puzzle. ***** “It’s like when someone gets into a fight or gets a big goal. That’s how games are built. They’re built on momentum." -Alex Galchenyuk
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 08:54:28)
    There's some built up anger for me on the Price injury for sure. Do I think the Canadiens should chase Krieder around the ice and leave themselves wide open to get scored against, no. However, if I'm Prust, Moen or Tinordi and I find myself tangled up with him after or a whistle or what have you, I'm very tempted to drop the gloves and let him have it. For the fans, the Kreider hit on Price cost us our first trip to the finals in over 20 years and most of us are upset. The players are probably even more upset. The Habs won't go out of their way to get back at him but a few of hitters definitely have Krieder in their sites tonight as do the fighters. ***** “It’s like when someone gets into a fight or gets a big goal. That’s how games are built. They’re built on momentum." -Alex Galchenyuk
  • Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 08:35:08)
    There's one angle on the fighting argument that always makes me laugh, it usually comes from the diehard advanced stats guys. They refuse to believe the human aspect of the game, mainly that emotions and momentum play a significant role in the outcome of games. I had a disagreement with Andrew Berkshire on one occasion and his words to me were "you actually think fighting can help determine the outcome of games lol." Here's a recent quote from Alex Galchenyuk. “It’s like when someone gets into a fight or gets a big goal. That’s how games are built. They’re built on momentum. Not every game goes well, so you’ve got to hope for that momentum. A good hit can bring that,” added Galchenyuk, who has been a teammate of Emelin’s since breaking into the NHL back in 2012-13. “Alexei can really get the guys fired up, whether it’s the start of the game, the middle or the end. We’re lucky to have him.”
  • Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 11:02:30)
    Can't say I'm looking forward to it becuase it's very sad. Grapes is a good man and he'll do a great tribute that I'm sure the families of the victims and most Canadians will greatly appreciate.
  • Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 10:52:52)
    I imagine Coach's Corner will be quite the spectacle tomorrow night after this week's events. You can always count on Grapes for sticking up for our troops and country!
  • Comment on Habs return to the ice after day off and a Halloween party (2014-10-24 08:00:05)
    Pittsburgh has lost several players from their supporting cast over the years as has Boston. I think it's now safe to say Chara has officially lost half a step and some of his edge. He also suffered a knee injury last night. I get the sense that TB, MTL and NYR are becoming the cream of the crop.