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  1. Well, it seems as though Zherdev is finally putting his game together. He's been giving 60 minutes of effort in each game this year. He's been forechecking, body checking, and killing penalties. He's probably been the most consistent player on the ice this season for the Jackets.

    And I guess it also demonstrates that certain skilled players take a while to reach their potential in the NHL .... especially foreigners who may not understand culture and language .... some Habs fans could learn from this.

  2. Yes. Don't you play hockey? When you go to sharpen your skate don't they ask if you want it with lubricant/oil (don't know the appropriate English term) ?

    I don't know if these heating blades are primarily supposed to make the player faster... I heard it's to make them spend less energy on the ice... If it's the case it'd be great because we'll see each teams best players a little more.

    The oil isn't to make you go faster ... it is probably for rust or something like that. The oil on the blade would rub off pretty quickly, and then your be back to normal lubricated steel.

  3. It seems Kim Jong Il has begun the first wave of attacks on the South; evidently a memory-stripping gas has blanketed the lower half of the peninsula.

    Possibly, or perhaps its old age ... but I do not remember half of the BS that is happening now. Also, Roy played in pre-internet days (at least it wasn't as popular/essential as it is today). The media surrounding the Habs today is insane compared to the 90s ... IMO. Memory stripping gas aside.

    On a side note, has the major franco (anglo papers never really covered the Nordiques, unless they were playing the Habs) papers in the province of Quebec halved their sport sections since the demise of the Nordiques, or do they just pack it with more articles on the Habs ... a vacuum has to be filled!!!!

  4. if water acts as a lubricant for your skates to make you skate faster, can we use other oil or water based lubricants on the blade to increase skating speed?

    I'm sure there are all sorts of issues with this. Basically, you don't want anything alien on your ice which could jeopardize the integrity of it. The nice thing about water is that it will freeze back into the ice.

    BTW, the way skates work, they already use water for lubrication. The friction with the blade creates a small quantity of water. These new blades just makes more, faster.

  5. This will increase scoring, but it will also increase injuries. When everyone has a pair, everyone will have the same advantage (which is no advantage) and so all bodies (aside from the goalies) will be moving fast. When someone hits another player, they will be coming quite a bit faster, and so every body check will have more speed. Those open ice hits when a player has his head down will be much worse, and the rate of concussions will go up.

    You heard it here first!

  6. Who mentored Roy, Brodeur or Luongo, or even Hasek?

    Not too sure ... I could do the research, but I don't really care that much. However, lets not put him up with the greats quite yet, and lets remember that these players played in less tense atmospheres (Roy, remember, played in the Nordique days when there wasn't as much hullabaloo surrounding the team).

    I don't think that there are many people who wouldn't benefit from the guidance of a mentor these days. But, as I said, it's my opinion ... you are welcome to your own!

  7. For the experience yes but guidance from Huet is not necessary.

    Don't think I agree with you. I think spending time with a senior in his field is invaluable. Carey did appreciate the guidance of Kolzig, and has expressed thanks for the guidance from Huet. Furthermore, having a senior goalie around who is the primary responsible will alleviate pressure from Price. I think, at this point in Price's development, a goalies like Huet is indispensable, and a solid investment in Price's future to boot! But, this is only my opinion, of course.

  8. Too early. Price needs more experience, also the market isn't begging for a goalie yet. I'd wait until after Xmas time, and then make a major move. It doesn't really matter where we are in the standings around Xmas time, as long as we are still in contention. So, if we do get an impact player that could put us over the top, we will have lots of games in which to get points back, and to climb in the standings a bit.

    So, my vote is for patience, and for Price to get more experience/guidance from Huet!

  9. From what I can tell there seems to be a lack of general communication in the dressing room. According to a piece by the Gazette, Begin didn't find out that he wasn't playing until he walked in to the dressing room before the game. He should have been told before hand, IMO. Anyway, in order for communication to exist, Carbo has to take the lead. If he doesn't, then he shouldn't complain when someone takes an alternative route to express his opinion to him.

    Lack of communication is unpardonable because it is so easy to fix .... and not to fix it is cowardly, or prideful.

  10. Time to bring up some of these kids.

    Not so fast Grasshopper! 4 games is way too little to warrant sending someone down to the farm. We may see Lapierre up, but I think it would be a blow to the confidence of one of these players if he isn't given a fair shack!

  11. We should have Laps back asap. I think that he has made his point, and as others have pointed out, that other current members of the habs could use a little conditioning stint as a dominant player on the Bulldogs roster.

  12. but he didn't

    Danis had a one goal game yesterday. nothing like a goalie contreversy in the minors !!!

    Ah well... won't lose any sleep over it.

    Controversies are good. I'm glad Danis played well. I always thought that it sucked that he didn't get his fair shake after Theo was traded.

  13. The themes in no way tie together. There is no correlation between the bullfighters or the logo.

    All of these were a way better execution than two contrasting ideas pulled together by airbrush and colour tricks.

    There is no signifigance to the Habs typography along the chin. It lacks strength and continuity other than the fact the Bull Rider is blue and red.

    Not saying I am a fan of the mask .. I'm not, only that one shouldn't jump to conclusions. All you can say is that there is no "apparent" connection between the symbols on the mask. There may very well be .... or it may just be a pastiche of what Carey like ... who knows.

  14. I think it's a Bull Fighter. He is from Western Canada, i'm sure it means something to him

    Ha, that's funny. Bullfighting is a Spanish sport/entertainment, where the Matador tires a bull before killing him with spears and a sword. What you see on his mask is bull riding. The 8 second kinda stuff, where a rider has to stay on a bull for 8 seconds, after said bull has had his testicles or anus zapped with a whole lot of electricity.

  15. My rant from the other thread :)

    It actually looks pretty lame

    The best masks are ones that reflect a nickname or a theme. Cujo's looked good and it fit even though a dog has nothing to do with the Leafs, same with Belfour who had the Eagle's. But the Habs goalies always have something similar.

    Roy's looked good, and ever since then it has been a blue mask with the logo and some lame airbrush on the sides.

    T-Bo had the right idea, a jacques plante tribute. Just very poor execution.

    The worst one I saw was last season when Ward put Nickleback with some bad Hurricane swooshes. BRUTAL!!


    Goalies now put way to much shit on their masks. I like the simplistic shapes of the 80's like Murray Bannerman, or Steve Baker. Or 90's greats like Patrick Roy (Habs) and Mike Richter





    These were actually designed and not just a bunch of bad ideas thrown together.

    WTF does a rodeo have to do with the Montreal Canadiens? Why merge them together?

    Why not go with one central theme?

    How did that conversation go?

    Hey Carey what do you want on your mask?

    Canadiens logo

    What else?

    I don't know

    Well, what do you like?

    I like Bull Riders

    Ok, I will put a Bull Rider with a Canadiens logo and throw in some gradients and shadows

    Sounds good

    Why not just put a raging Bull on the mask? To simple?

    Rant complete ^_^

    Your analysis is way to simplistic. I think mask like "The Eagle" or "Cujo" represent a player who only identifies with their hockey identity. Now, Carey MAY be looking to reflect a little more. It could be a reflection of his western/native identity, or it could be that he realizes that playing in Montreal and dealing with its media will be like riding a raging bull.

    Personally I don't care about the mask .... but I doubt Price was just like, "I like Horseys ... could you paint me some horseys?" I'm sure there is some personal significance, and that it goes just a little beyond his own over inflated ego that has culminated in his hockey name .... a la Eagle.

    Roy's mask was still the best, IMO. Also, I like that mask from the Senators goalie who had Marvin the Alien on it .... love that Marvin -- goalie sucked though.

  16. Super stoked we won.

    But lets keep it in perspective .... we got 5 out of 6, yes, but we earned extra points due to 2 overtime games .... not exactly dominant .... but enough. Just like this team is not a pile of poo, where Carbo should be fired, it is not a .833 winning percentage team either (we won 1 game out of three in regulation - the overtime win could have gone the other way very easily)). If you want to avoid getting too down, don't get too high when the going is good ... get too high when the going is unbelievable! It is only the 3rd game of the season.

  17. The first two lines should be IMO:

    Kovalev Koivu Ryder

    Higgins Plekanec Kost (our best line in the last stretch last season)

    I agree with these two lines. I understand wanting to balance the attack, but I can't help but feel that they are weakening the attack by spreading it out. We'll see how things evolve though. Your second line was the indeed the best at the end of last year! And with both Higgins and #### healthy, I think it would be dynamite.

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