Ron in Ottawa - (Ron Stewart)Member since December 6, 2007
Habs fan since: 1953
Favorite current player: Carey Price, PK, DD, MaxPac
All-time favorite player: Jean Beleveau
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 64: Markov scores in long Shootout to beat Ducks 4-3 (2014-03-05 22:15:20)
I've been out of the country for a few weeks. Anything happening on signing pk?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 56 – Lost weekend for Canadiens (2014-02-02 17:59:15)
I think language is the elephant in the room. Perhaps Geoff Molson is afraid of the backlash from RDS, but has anyone ever done a survey for the Habs with francophone fans: what would you prefer- a winning team with an English coach who tries to speak French, a la Bob Gainey, or a losing team with a francophone coach? I think Molson should ask this question straight out, then we'd know and it would be the end of the discussion.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-01-29 12:31:13)
it was a nice win but I am still convinced that MT knows how to mange this team. it does not make any sense at all to put Briere on the 4th line or to make him play the wing on another line. the guy was brought in to score goals so put him, and leave him, in a position to do that. maybe MB made a mistake in signing this guy but he's here so let's use him. Also, putting Eller on the wing dos not make any sense. I hope someone upstairs is noticing this.
- Comment on Struggling Habs return home to face Capitals (2014-01-25 15:30:19)
I agree. MT habit of switching the lines around every game and then playing players in awkward positions doesn't make sense. MB went out and signed Briere because he thought he could help with offense. Briere is a center, so MT plays him on the wing on the 4th line. the year starts off with the EGG line on fire so MT breaks them up. Eller and Chucky are centres so MT plays them on the wing. Bournival is a sniper, so he puts him on the 4th line. Really the guy doesn't seem to know what he is doing. Maybe it was too big a step to move from being a know-it-all analyst on RDS to being a coach in the NHL. Maybe MB could hire PK Stock to take over. he knows everything too.
- Comment on Leblanc, Beaulieu will be in lineup for Habs against Penguins (2014-01-22 12:38:09)
I see fans on this blog and on talk shows demanding that MB make a trade for some offensive Forward. the question is: who would you give up in a trade. so many people are completely naïve: trade Bourque for some major talent. that just will not happen. we would have to trade quality to get quality. so who would you give up?
- Comment on Habs get well-deserved day off on Sunday (2013-11-25 10:06:58)
It was a great weekend of hockey and the habs have won against three very good teams. My one worry is that in moving Gallagher away from the EGG line, that seemed to get Patches and DD going but now Eller and the other Gally are not doing anything. I like Prust, but he is not a substitute for a firecracker like Gallagher and this means we have again only two lines scoring. To make this really work, MB needs to find a way to find someone else for the 3rd line to bring that same kind of umph. Bourke is not the answer and I don't think we have seen anyone down in Hamilton who is ready yet.
- Comment on Budaj will get start for Habs against Capitals (2013-11-22 12:10:08)
Maybe 10 years from now. the kid hasn't even played a full year yet and you're taping him as the future captain! You probably thought the same thing about Guy Latender.
- Comment on Look who’s back (2013-11-14 11:44:11)
I think it is short sighted not to consider trades with division rivals. Toronto and Boston have traded together and that worked for Toronto. in the past, when the league was smaller, you had to trade with your rivals which meant that you had to be shrewd. People like Sam Pollock and Frank Selke proposed while others sat around and wondered what happened?. I hope one day MB will have the nerve to pull the trigger on a big move that he feels will help the habs, and not worry about which division the other team is in.
- Comment on Leblanc, St-Pierre sent down to Hamilton; Desharnais back in Habs’ lineup (2013-11-06 13:06:01)
When MB arrived he talked about his plan of building a long term cup contender built around players like Price, Patches and PK. So now PK's bridge contract is about to expire and MT keeps publicly putting him down. what ever happened to "It's all about the team." I think if MB doesn't' step in soon, PK will sign a 2 year contract under arbitration with the Habs because he has to an RFA, then he'll be gone and we'll spend the next 15 years talking about those magnificent teams in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Wake up MB!
- Comment on Desharnais will be a healthy scratch against Blues (2013-11-05 15:30:43)
you make it sound so easy. Trade DD and perhaps the Cube to the Pens for Crosby and Malkin. Get real. No one wants our cast offs.