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 Gorges stunned by Habs’ desire to trade him, now waiting for next move (2014-06-30 21:24:14)
I think Gorges was under-rated by any habs fans. he wasn't splashy or an offensive threat, but the team doe need a good stay at home defenseman who will block shots. I think it is a mistake to trade his guy. For what?
- Comment on (AUDIO) Habs sign Markov to three-year contract; Burns named to Hall of Fame (2014-06-23 15:43:34)
People are talking about all our d-men, but remember: we still have not signed. Without him, the rest are all second rate.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-09 16:00:52)
they once fired the coach after wining the Cup.
- Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-06-02 11:46:08)
Let's play GM. Name players you would keep, maybes, and those you would let go. Keepers: Price, Subban, Pacioretty, DD, Gallagher, Emelin ,Eller, Galchenyuk, Weiss, Weaver, Tokarsy, Bealieau, Bornival, Tinordi Maybe: Vanek, Markov, Gorges, Pleks, Prust, Briere Gone: Gionta, Bourque, White, Boullion, Budaj, Parros The big issue for me is coaching. No use getting big name players if you don't put them on lines where they can succeed or play them at the wrong position.
- Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-06-02 11:24:12)
I've just cancelled mine. I wonder who will cover the habs next year? TVA?
- Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 2 – 3-1 loss drops Canadiens into 0-2 hole (2014-05-20 11:14:46)
I never thought I would say this but: the playoffs are showing that the NHL really doesn't care bout the skill game. Sure a team needs skill players to score goals, block shots an make saves, but what a team really needs is someone to get nasty. Not a fighter, but a nasty player like Lucic or Neil in Ottawa. Someone to go and take someone's head off if the get nasty with one of the skill players. For example, when Price got run over and put out of the serine, no one went after e Rangers to make them pay the rice for that. Moving forward we all know there will be changes. We have a good core but we still need a goal scoring power forward- Vanek isn't it. Neither is Bourke. And we need someone who is nasty. It's not over yet, but the gaps on the team are starting to show.
- Comment on Rangers, Habs meet in playoffs for first time since 1996 (2014-05-16 21:18:07)
I hoping for Chicago in the west. Imagine the habs playing three original 6 teams on the way to the cup!
- Comment on Habs, Bruins meet for ninth time in a Game 7 (with videos) (2014-05-14 13:33:54)
It's hard to imagine that the habs are playing in a 2nd round game 7. Two years ago they finished last and there were lots of changes. Last year they finished 2nd, but were out muscled and out bullied by the Sens Also last year people criticized MT for keeping the team locked in he defensive game. But this year, we are seeing a team in the playoffs that we didn't see all year long: Gun and shoot, strong fore-check, lots of hits. Who knows why? was it planning on MT and MB's part or did the players suddenly decide they were going o play their game regardless. So even if this is still a rebuilding year, and even if they lose tonight- I certainly hope they win and they should- this has set a good tone for the future. a couple of ore tweaks and we're set for a good long run for several years. Go Habs
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-23 09:42:21)
McLean's reset " I meant there shouldn't be a local ref" was also stupid. imagine saying that a ref from Ontario shouldn't' work an Ottawa game. McLean and Stock are both bitter big mouths hose bias against Montreal is so obvious. How do these guys get airtime?
- Comment on ‘We’re ready for the playoffs,’ Habs coach Therrien says (2014-04-05 17:01:35)
I think this is unfortunately good news /bad news. the good news is that MT thinks the team is ready for the playoffs. the bad news is they'll get bounced by any team that can exploit he defence the way it is. the good news is that MT will also get bounced. We hope.