JERM - (Jerry Montemarano)Member since December 2, 2007
Habs fan since: 1978
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Lafleur
- 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.
- Comment on About last night … with audio (2011-12-18 12:00:50)
Boone, Get off you high horse and cut out the crap about people living outside of Quebec not expected to understand the importance and respect for the language. I don't live in Quebec, but I have a very deep appreciation and respect for the culture of Montreal and the province of Quebec. I fully understand how the language is a big part of that. I live in Toronto and one of the reasons I follow this team (and not the Leafs) with a passion is that I love the atmosphere, the history, and the tradition that defines this organization. The Montreal Canadiens are what they are because of the Language, because of the people of Montreal, and because of the culture. I don't need to live there to understand that. Having said that, YOU CAN HIRE THE BEST CANDIDATE even one that does not speak French. You know why? because in our modern times, the organization can make it a point to include in his contract that he MUST LEARN TO SPEAK FRENCH. If they refuse to then they are not hired, period. At the end of the day, I want to see this team employ the best individuals that give them a chance to win or seriously compete for the cup every year. The greatest respect they can show ALL their fans, Quebecois or not, is that they are serious about keeping the legacy and tradition of this team alive and to strive to achieve greatness all the time. That does not mean that the language has to be sacrificed, what it may mean is that the media have to be a little patient while the coach learns the language.
- Comment on Kaberle? Really??? (2011-12-09 19:24:46)
Agree with you opinion 100%. As per Geoff Molson, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Money does not necessarily indicate the person is smart.
- Comment on Liveblog: Another shootout L (2011-12-08 22:20:52)
Did you see Cammelleri's shot attempt, talk about half assed. This guy's quit on the coach. PG, GM GET OFF YOUR KEESTERS AND FIRE THE COACH ALREADY.......ARGH!
- Comment on Liveblog: Another shootout L (2011-12-08 22:10:45)
Look at JM's teams in Ottawa. Given that they had Alfredsson, Hossa, and Havalat to name a few, those were talented teams that should have won at least one cup. Problem is they would meet Toronto in the playoffs and lose because like their coach they had NO PASSION, NO FIRE. The Laffs had their way with them with lesser talent. I see no difference with this clown coaching Montreal. Time for JM to hit the road.
- Comment on Liveblog: Another shootout L (2011-12-08 22:05:28)
Did Luongo even break a sweat in the third period. He looks fresh as a daisy
- Comment on Liveblog: Another shootout L (2011-12-08 22:02:11)