JERM - (Jerry Montemarano)Member since December 2, 2007
Habs fan since: 1978
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Lafleur
- Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 6 – A long, fun ride is over (2014-05-29 22:51:57)
I thought the Bruins sucked. But I have never seen a team hold, slash, and slewfoot as much as the Rangers. They are not going to have the size or speed advantage against LA or Chicago. Once the pain of the Habs being knocked out subsidies I am going to thoroughly enjoy watching the Rangers get smoked in 4 or 5 games
- Comment on Rangers’ Stepan has broken jaw; Habs’ Prust suspended two games (2014-05-23 19:25:00)
LOL...maybe they have to remove a wart from inside his mouth
- Comment on Rangers’ Stepan has broken jaw; Habs’ Prust suspended two games (2014-05-23 19:20:59)
I get what you are saying Franco but I am talking about using the injury as a criteria to make a decision on suspending a player. Kreider did not get suspended so whether Price returned to play or not is not relevant. Prust was suspended and the "apparent" injury was used to make the determination as to the punishment. Once he returns to the ice and continues to play the rest of the game then an apparent injury cannot be used as a factor in handing out suspensions
- Comment on Rangers’ Stepan has broken jaw; Habs’ Prust suspended two games (2014-05-23 19:17:17)
They don't know with 100% certainty. It is all smoke and mirrors. They should have told the Rangers, if he was hurt then why did he return to the game. Did they go through their concussion protocol in the change room? Did they do everything in their power to to ensure that the player was in fact fit to return to play. I am not saying they should not have suspended Prust but don't use the injury as one of the criteria for making the decision to give him 2 games. Once he returns to the bench and plays the rest of the game then the injury can no longer be a factor in their decision making.
- Comment on Rangers’ Stepan has broken jaw; Habs’ Prust suspended two games (2014-05-23 19:10:41)
Since when did the NHL Office of Player safety start basing suspension decisions on injuries to players after they have returned to play the rest of the game. The apparent broken jaw was only revealed long after the game had ended. There was no mention of it during the coach's press conference. In their summary statement they said that "He suffered an injury as a result of the hit". Problem is how did they determine there was an injury on that particular play? Stephan was down for a minute or two but then he got up on his own power and skated over to the Ranger dressing room under his own power. He returned to the game shortly after that and played the rest of the game. So again what evidence do they have to determine that it was Prust's hit that injured him. Who is not to say that he had a incident later on in the game that was the actual cause of him breaking his jaw.
- Comment on Rangers’ Stepan has broken jaw; Habs’ Prust suspended two games (2014-05-23 18:55:06)
I don't get it. Stepan gets up from the hit and starts immediately screaming and yapping at the referees non stop until he gets to the door of the runway leading to the Rangers dressing room and he is still yapping once he is off the ice. For a guy with a broken jaw (and who apparently needs surgery) HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Then he comes back to the bench during the same period and plays the rest of the game flying around the ice and throwing body checks all the while he has no mouth guard attached to his helmet to protect his broken jaw HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-19 09:33:51)
I was at the game last night and from my vantage point and I gotta say the ACC is a really nice building to watch hockey. Great site lines everywhere. Anyways from my vantage point here were my observations: 1. The habs are not a bad team. There were moments in the game when the habs had the puck on a string and were throwing it around the Toronto end with the leaf players scrambling around having no clue how to get it back. 2. At no point in the game did I see the Leafs capable of that type of skill. They are just a much bigger team and were able to knock alot of the habs players off the puck and they capitalized on glaring mistakes by the habs defense. They were opportunistic as usual. 3. The habs defense is atrocious. Emelin and Gorges have regressed. I agree Gorges is not a top 4 defensemen. At this point I would argue if he is even a top 6. I did not notice him at all on the ice. He does nothing well. Doesn't hit (too small) doesn't do a great job of boxing players out. Has no clue when to jump into the rush and when to sit back. Has no shot from the point to speak of. What's the point of shouting in the locker room between periods "Boys this" and "Boys that". Time for Emelin and Gorges to sit in the press box for a while. Play the likes of Tinored, Pateryn, and Beaulieu. I can live with any mistakes those rookies make and it would hopefully light a fire under the veterans' butts. 4.Thierren sucks as a coach! The team does have skilled players he just has no clue how to use them, how to game plan and how to motivate them. Emelin made a huge one on one mistake on the first goal. He was responsible for the 3rd goal with that bone head interference penalty. At that point his ass should have been nailed to the bench the rest of the game. As a side note, Kadri is a really good player being handled by another "past his prime", stubborn, bone headed coach like Thierren. If the leafs plan on trading him a way he would look really good in a Habs jersey.
- Comment on Brière expected to return to Habs’ lineup against Predators (2013-12-21 10:37:53)
Looking at the current incarnation of the Habs lineup, let's be brutally honest no way in hell they even come close to the Stanley cup with this roster. The only keepers on the forward lines are Galchenyuk, Eller, Pacioretty, Gallagher, Bournival, Prust, White, and maybe Moen (for 4th line duties at best). Other than Pacioretty and Eller that can serve in top 6 roles, the kids Bournival, Galchenyuk, and Gallagher at this stage of their careers make up a 3rd line with the skills to serve limited top 6 minutes. Prust, Moen, and White make up your fourth line. As good a player as Plenkanec is for me he is a little hard to figure out. He has some good skills not a true top six forward in terms of power, strength on the puck, and pure scoring ability. As far as I see it they still lack 4 top six forwards which typically accounts for around 60% of the offensive output of a team. Bergevin has a lot of work cut out for him if the Habs hope to see the SC in the next 5 years. Jerm
- Comment on Liveblog: 0-for-Cunneyworth (2011-12-21 21:52:29)
Some advice for Cunneyworth, make PK watch from the press box until he gets his head out of his you know what!
- Comment on Liveblog: 0-for-Cunneyworth (2011-12-21 21:50:46)
Hey Boone, this must be painful for you. Having to blog game in and game out. At least I can turn off and tune out this crap.