Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 07/04/21 in all areas

  1. I haven’t posted since game one since it’s been a rough week for us here. We lost my father in law yesterday. He fought a tough 2yr battle against lung cancer. He was a first generation Greek immigrant who loved sports (and gambling). Biggest Red Sox fan I ever knew. The only condition he laid out when I asked for his daughters hand in marriage was that I root for the Sox’s. Told him that was a small price to pay. Although he wasn’t a die hard hockey fan, he always supported the bruins. Until his grandson became a die hard Habs fan that is. We went to several Montreal Boston games over the years and he started to have a soft spot for Montreal, especially since my son loved them so much. He loved Suzuki from the first day he saw him play. All day long I’ve been thinking about how the greatest joy he ever had was when the Red Sox’s came back from 0-3 to beat the Yankees in 2004 to crush the bambino curse. And all I can think of is that he if he was around he would have laid money on Montreal to come back and beat Tampa. He could never turn down a bet like that. If we manage to come back and win the cup it will be because he had his hand in it. Consider it his gift for his 8 yr old die hard grandson who’s celebrating his birthday this coming Monday July 12th. Miss you so much already. Hope you’re watching with us from above ❤️
    9 points
  2. *Puts on JoeLassister costume* Alright, alright, alright. Make it roll again baby !! GO HABS GO, four in a row !!!
    7 points
  3. I didn't see that coming either but I like it. Either 1) they don't pick him and the Habs start the year with the best goalie tandem in the NHL or 2) they pick him, the Habs have tons of cap space and the rebuild continues.
    5 points
  4. Alright, alright, alright. Make it roll again baby !! GO HABS GO, four in a row !!!
    5 points
  5. Another thing. Stating that one has daughters and sisters and wives etc ....as a reason to be ashamed and upset about this is in itself Wrong and outdated misogynistic vocabulary. Any human any being with legal and moral rights should be respected and treated with decency.. ( this is what pisses off feminists and humanists the most... That the basis of having loved ones that are women justifies why now you are upset.)
    4 points
  6. Just my opinion, but You should be more concerned with victim blaming than with personal pot shots Saying she deserved it and is a puck bunny or a slut is ####ing gross, and if you allow that on this board, maybe i have to reconsider if i post here. Disagreements are one thing.... the victim blaming in here from one poster is quite another.
    4 points
  7. Hey @johnnyhasbeen, I just saw the rest of your posts after the last one. GO #### YOURSELF What if it was your daughter? Your sister?
    4 points
  8. He is a 43.4pt/82gm winger and like you say after 7 yrs that is what he is, which aint too bad.
    4 points
  9. Yeah, it would be nice if people could discuss the end of Shea Weber’s distinguished career without dragging tired and silly old arguments about PK Subban into it. Weber deserves better than that.
    4 points
  10. My enduring memory of Weber will probably be Game 4 of the Finals. Playing with a broken body that should not even have been on the ice, determined that his team would not face the ignominity of being swept, he turned in an absolutely dominant performance. Weber, more than any other player, willed that victory. He had nothing left after that. But that was a truly heroic effort. You could see in his devastated expression on the bench in the dying moments of Game 5 how much he had paid and how much the end of it all hurt. Godspeed, Shea Weber. (And yes - if he wants to coach, we should get him behind a bench).
    4 points
  11. https://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=2235105&binId=1.5364204&playlistPageNum=1 (Scroll to around the 54 minute mark.)
    4 points
  12. A random note - I'll be doing a pregame panel appearance on CP24 tonight starting around 8:10 that will run until just before puck drop. So if you're tired of the talking heads on the CBC panel, you will have an alternative for a few minutes.
    4 points
  13. It took about 6 hours to write start to finish.... I made it shorter than previous years, which took 10+ hours. It was fueled by Red Bull. Just finished an Ottawa Radio Hit. CFRA 580 AM Now i go sleep.
    3 points
  14. You have the details of the incident completely wrong, and clearly are projecting your issues with - and lack of respect for - women here.
    3 points
  15. I don't like a lot of the stuff I've seen over the last few pages but I'm trying to let everyone get some viewpoints out whether I agree with them or not. I disagree with a lot of it and I'm not happy with that particular characterization either. All I'm asking for is a little restraint in how aggressively some responses are phrased (and this isn't just towards you either, it's a general request). If you want to condemn those posts, that's perfectly fine.
    3 points
  16. I recognize that this is a polarizing topic and that there are differing viewpoints on this but personal pot-shots remain a no-go.
    3 points
  17. Speak for yourself
    3 points
  18. Drouin is a 50 point player. He makes foolish passes when he's trying to be too creative, and it drives me nuts, but I feel like he has a place on the team. Sergachev is gone. I'd rather have Serg, but its over. Hopefully JD returns and he's OK and dealing with whatever his issue is. I will welcome his puck movement and creativity.
    3 points
  19. 5head maneuver: offer sheet Alex Barre-Boulet a 1 year, $1.3 million dollar contract. 0 draft pick compensation to Tampa, and still probably too rich for them even with Gourde's salary gone. He's either worth the money, or it's a 1 year experiment and you don't qualify him next off-season.
    3 points
  20. Woot Now let's go get Hamilton
    3 points
  21. Ducharme coached us to the Finals. He will get a multi-year deal. Should he? I hear what you are saying about a guy who thinks “no” instead of “yes” (which is, BTW, a very perceptive point about human character. I hate dealing with those “no” people at work, especially when they are above me in the food chain). Still, looking at the bilingual options out there, he is surely close to the top of the list. May as well keep going with him. Insofar as he has limitations, we have to trust that he will learn to move past them, as the best coaches and managers do. Regarding cap space, one known unknown is how the Drouin file will play out. If somehow we can offload that contract, or else have him permanently on LTIR so that it doesn’t matter, that would be helpful. I think they’ll find a way to get a Danault deal done. I worry a bit that his key role in the Run of ‘21 will lead to an overpay. If we do overpay, at least keep the term down. I find the Weber question the toughest of these. On the one hand, that contract is on the edge of becoming seriously crippling. On the other, subtracting Weber - assuming Seattle wants him - would be a sledgehammer blow to the D and a huge pole-axe to the team’s psychology. Coming on the heels of this playoff, it might even be experienced as a betrayal by a lot of the players (“this guy, our captain, bleeds for the CH and eats 25 brutal minutes every night and this is how they repay him? By humiliating him, dumping him like garbage in the expansion draft?”) The damage done to internal culture, combined with the yawning hole on the blueline, may well exceed any benefit we could secure from the added cap space. This would not have been the case to the same degree if, say, we had crapped out in Round One or missed the playoffs; then, while the players would mourn the loss of their “leader,” they probably would have understood it as a hockey move. Coming on the heels of reaching the Finals, though? No way.
    3 points
  22. Guys, this is a thread about William Trudeau, not the Prime Minister or Logan Mailloux. Stay on topic.
    2 points
  23. I know Evans is young, but I think he is going to take Danault’s spot THIS year. Danault benefited from Pleks example, Evans has had Danault’s. Evans is smart smart smart. There will be growing pains, but we’ve said goodbye to a defensive specialist, added an up and coming in Evans and used the money saved on offense in the form of Hoffman. Losing some of an area of strength (forward defensive responsibility) in order to strengthen an area of weakness (forward scoring).
    2 points
  24. The answer is he is worth $5.5 million for 6 years.
    2 points
  25. Youre right... women should be seen and not heard. How dare she use social media to post about her life in the way the rest of the world does? Jesus christ, this place has become ####ing toxic.
    2 points
  26. The Offer has to start with Kotkaniemi, Romanov and a 1st rounder for Buffalo to even consider it. You may have to add from there too.
    2 points
  27. Hamilton is better than Jones... If he wants 9.5 x 7 years, I'm good with it. We need to fill the spot
    2 points
  28. How does her supposed skankiness make any difference to him taking and distributing a photo of her? And she hasn't been trying to make a buck of it. You may not be a social ass kiss, but you're misconstruing what's going on here.
    2 points
  29. Let's hope this Kidney kid has heart! And that he can show some spleen, and stomach the rigours of being an NHLer. Who has the gall to question this pick?
    2 points
  30. It tells me that you are either a low effort troll or an unrepentant abuser yourself. Either way we have nothing to talk about - ignore Good luck with your life.
    2 points
  31. This is exactly why all 32 teams should have agreed to the request to not draft him. Let him prove that he won't repeat this kind of behavior and rehab his character. Make him serve out a punishment of going another year going through the draft process. His crime does not warrent never being allowed to play pro hockey, but it should have at least delayed that career. Stopping predatory behavior begins with stopping lower level crimes like this.
    2 points
  32. He didn’t just pass around her pic - that pic was innocuous, nothing identifiable. He purposefully tried to shame her and humiliate her by then linking her personal information including all social media. He is indeed a young predator.
    2 points
  33. She consented to a sexual act, not to be in his personal porno for his friends… she did nothing wrong. in fact, had she not reported him this behaviour probably would have gotten worse. Hopefully he actually changes. he might be a decent prospect but he asked not to be drafted.
    2 points
  34. Count me among those who feel the outrage is overblown. It's a bad, ####ed up thing that the kid did, but it's hardly that uncommon for teenagers, and he's been punished and has undergone counselling. Can we retain a sense of proportion? Bergy has sure invited the PR firestorm, one way or the other. He must also be after DeAngelo and Hoffman. As for the hockey prospect, seems like good upside for 30th overall, a big RHD who can hit, skate and score. We'll see if he can ever shake the black mark his career is starting with, though.
    2 points
  35. This was one of the stranger first-round write-ups I've had to do over the years: http://www.habsworld.net/2021/07/habs-select-logan-mailloux-31st-overall/
    2 points
  36. Ah, I wasn't forgetting I was precognitioning.
    2 points
  37. Safe is death. Top 6 forwards and top 4 D are very expensive in free agency and trades.... bottom 6/bottom pair not so much. You can sign third liners cheap. Never take safe in the first round. one 1st liner and 2 busts is worth more than 3 third liners.
    2 points
  38. It depends on your definition of impact player but I would define Drouin as a useful player. I am also not going to shy away from the argument that he can be an impact player. Because I’ve seen him be one before. It has nothing to do with expectations but he could definitely get hot during the right time, and he has before. If anything the only time Drouin and reliable come up in a conversation, is simply when someone is bringing up out of thin air that Drouin can’t be relied upon. There’s no one here that’s really arguing the other side. Domi can’t be relied upon either, but he once had a heck of a year. The same can be said for anyone. Tatar was our leading scorer one year, and then a healthy scratch in the playoffs the next. So it’s not like it can be argued that this is some sort of “Drouin gene” that we are discussing. I wish the best for Toffoli, but we’ll see if he can keep things up as well. I could also discuss Anderson and some of his ugly statistics throughout his career.
    2 points
  39. Consider what Philly had to do yesterday to free up the rest of the money for this trade. The trade is basically Pick 14, 2022 2nd, 2023 2nd, 2022 7th, Hagg, and Gostisbehere for Ristolainen (who has one year left on his contract). That's a big price to pay.
    2 points
  40. Trade him. He’ll be dealt in a Domi/Anderson type deal. Philly for JVR? StL for Tarasenko? Buf for Risto? Cal for Monahan? Caps for Kuznetsov? Preds in a package for Ekholm? Too many teams out there looking to shake things up.. I’d be surprised if Drouin is back.
    2 points
  41. Thanks for the great forum and everything that everyone does to by keep it going 👍
    2 points
  42. We all appreciate the hard work that goes into maintaining the forum and website humming thank you for the excellent work and dedication !
    2 points
  43. He also has to agree to change his name to Doug or Douglas I will not accept a grown man named Dougie
    2 points
  44. I share the general sentiment on here. This run was a gift. The boys salvaged their pride with a great win in Game 4 and can hang their heads high. Although the goal is obviously to win the Cup, getting to the Finals is a major achievement in itself. It would have been a travesty if Carey Price had never had the chance to compete on that stage. Guys like Gally and Weber needed it too. Thanks to all of you for being my virtual companions on this journey of the Run of 2021
    2 points
  45. We should have the PK units on the ice, they get more scoring chances.
    2 points
  46. If it's a single offsetting penalty, it's 4-on-4. If there are more than one set of offsetting minors, it stays 5-on-5. If they went to 4-on-4, which player from each side comes out of the box at the 2-minute mark? They can't have all three and they're not allowed to pick which one since they all started at the same time.
    2 points


  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?
    Sign Up
×
×
  • Create New...