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 It’s official: Habs vs. Bruins in 2016 Winter Classic (2015-01-25 09:28:18)
So I tried my best to watch some of the skills competition last night. I made it through the fastest skater but had to switch it off when the breakaway competition began. They were trying the stupidest things and none of them managed to complete their original plan. The puck was bouncing allover the place and everyone involved looked pretty stupid. I turned it off after the first five or six guys. The NHL should just drop the All-Star game, period. Maybe have the skills competition the day before or day of the Outdoor Classic.
- Comment on It’s official: Habs vs. Bruins in 2016 Winter Classic (2015-01-25 09:07:41)
I really don't mind this format. I like the under 23 North American idea and the leftover European team. I'm just not sure it will be a large success though. I wonder if players will be playing "full tilt" right before the NHL season. It has the potential of being dull and/or goofy.
- Comment on It’s official: Habs vs. Bruins in 2016 Winter Classic (2015-01-25 09:01:40)
I believe there's a SLIM chance we'll see Mike McCarron play a considerable amount of game in Montreal in 2015/16. Unlike Tinordi or Beaulieu, he'll be playing forward which is far less intensive than learning to play defence in the NHL. McCarron is massive and doesn't run the risk of being injured or intimidated. As I said, SLIM chance. As we've seen with this team's management, they don't rush young players. One thing that is odd though is that the Habs have been basically injury free since the start of last season. So as much as we say they don't rush young players, they really haven't been pressed into calling anyone up for more than a brief stint.
- Comment on It’s official: Habs vs. Bruins in 2016 Winter Classic (2015-01-24 14:09:10)
Maybe we'll actually get to see a real intense game in the Outdoor Classic with these two teams.
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-24 09:18:01)
Used to live in the GTA Burly. I always knew a couple of the Habs prospects playing down in Hamilton but it wasn't until about three or four years ago that I really started taking interest in the Dogs. I believe with all the media coverage, internet and things like twitter it's much easier to follow the Bulldogs than it was six or seven years ago. Anyway, I know Hamilton isn't a great place and everything but it's pretty cool some of you guys have the option to take a short drive there to watch the games. I'd be doing that all the time now if I were 30 or 40 minutes away.
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-24 08:48:17)
Since everything is so peachy is Habs land, why not pick on the Leafs. I watched about twenty minutes of this all star draft thing before flipping to something else. So I just checked out sportsnet.ca to see what went on, who was picked last. I still don't know because a ridiculous article caught me attention 1st. "Why the Maple Leafs Leafs should trade for Ryan O'Reilly" The author, Stephen Burtch, must be such delusional Leafs fan that he can't write a proper article about the team. He goes on and on about how O'Reilly put up good advanced stats while playing on a line with currents Leafs forward Daniel Winnik in Colorado. This guy actually thinks trading away more assets for a UFA and hopefully signing up O'Reilly to a five year $35 million contract is a good idea? Oh but his Corsi was good with Winnik 3 years ago! Is this guy on crack or what? Maybe, with a giant stroke of good fortune, a new coach can arrive in Toronto next season and change the entire culture? That is a huge gamble. I could easily see the negativity start to creep in again there, and all the drama, and the Leafs falling off the tracks. They need to go in a different direction with their roster, big time. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf are both awkward with their teammates and the media. Phaneuf has had problems in that regard dating back to Calgary. Kessel needs to get the heck out of Toronto, he's a great final piece to a contending team but can't be looked upon to save a sinking ship. I think the Leafs have to do everything in their power to trade those two guys and obtain some draft picks because they have nothing in their system. They won't completely rebuild but they desperately need to change the culture.
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-23 18:45:54)
OK, we all hate Recchi for being a douche when Pacioretty was hurt. But are you really going to put Andrei Kostitsin on the top line ahead of him lol? Or Kovalev? Are these players in their prime? I wouldn't even have kostitsyn on team with the right wingers you posted. Corson behind Savage and Rucinsky? Are you mad? Pacioretty-Damphousse-Recchi Corson-Koivu-Kovalev Savage-Plekanec-Gionta Zednik-Eller-Stevenson Subban-Schneider Souray-Markov Malakhov-Rivet Price ***not sure if I followed the rules of the contest correctly but out of all the players listed there this would be the best lineup. 100% guaranteed ;-)
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-23 16:15:32)
I've bashed him on many occasions but he always seems to dig himself out of whatever hole he's in and shuts me up for a while.
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-23 12:26:34)
Oh dude, that show looks to be amazing. I loved the dark humor on Breaking Bad and Saul was the funniest guy ever! I have the premier of that show marked on the calendar.
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-23 12:25:04)
One guy who would look fantastic playing on a pairing with Nate Beaulieu next season, after Serge Gonchar is gone, would be Marc Methot. He's a UFA who's not happy in Ottawa will will most likely be moved at the deadline. If the Habs did acquire him and then sign him to a contact it would probably be the end of Jarred Tinordi though, which would suck. Perhaps Bergevin could somehow get rid of Tom Gilbert's last remaining year. I'd love to see Subban, Markov, Methot, Beaulieu, Emelin and Tinordi as the starting six next year. Just some imagining and speculation on a quiet day...