Habfan17 - (Steve Sicard)

Member since January 19, 2008

Ottawa
http://www.stevesicard.ca

Habs fan since: 1966
Favorite current player: P.K. Subban
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson

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  • Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 14:09:11)
    I was just thinking the same thing. I was wondering what a line of Sekac, Galchenyuk and Sherbak would look like. Not sure about Hudon and McCarron might look good on a line with Patches if he improves enough. If not, on a line with Pleks. Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-25 06:06:31)
    Thanks Oz, at least I know someone read my post...lol Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 17:08:58)
    I am not sure and I did request deletion. Not sure why it still shows up. Sorry for the duplicates. Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 16:54:09)
    Hey Steve O, One thing to keep in mind, is plus minus can be deceiving too. A player can just step on the ice and get credit for a goal scored or get dinged for a goal against. The player can also be on the ice and either screw up and still his team scores, or plays lights out and a team mate blows it big time and he again gets dinged with a goal against. For me, you need to look at a few stats to see how a player is doing, for instance for those who like to compare Eller to DD. I am not! I think Eller is a very solid 3rd line centre and can fill in as a solid 2nd line centre. I think DD is a 2nd line centre, maybe should be tried as a winger a la St. Louis or Gallagher. Points; DD 2 goals, 8 assists, 11 points, 1 game winner, 1G, 1A on PP Eller, 6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points, 4 game winners, 1A on PP Ave time on ice; DD 17.19 minutes, 2.34 minutes of which is on PP. Not sure about PK. Eller 14.41 minutes with 0.12 on PP. Could not find PK stats but would guess about 2.00 minutes a game. Harder to score points on the PK than on the PP. Turnovers DD 9 give aways, 5 take aways for a -4 differential Eller, 9 give aways, 9 Take aways, 0 differential Hits DD 7 Eller 11 both too low Face offs DD 54.3% Eller 56.2 % very close Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 16:38:35)
    Has anyone considered that it is Patches that makes DD look good, not the other way around! DD is one dimensional and rarely shoots making it easy to defend against him. He also will pass to Patches when covered and try to force a play rather than pass to an open PAP. Comparing DD to other centres. He is tied with 8 other players at 45, with 11 points. Datsyuk is one of the players that he is tied with, however, Datsyk has only played 10 games and still has 11 points. Kreijci is right behind with 10 points and he has only played 11 games. If both of these players had played as many games as DD, I would say it is a safe bet, they would have more points, further pushing DD down to 47th. Considering there are 30 first line centres in the league, that pushes him down to middle of the pack of 2nd line centres. Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 16:31:13)
    When looking at centres in the NHL, DD does not rank in the top 44! He is tied with 8 other players at 45, with 11 points. Datsyuk is one of the players that he is tied with, however, Datsyk has only played 10 games and still has 11 points. Kreijci is right behind with 10 points and he has only played 11 games. If both of these players had played as many games as DD, I would say it is a safe bet, they would have more points, further pushing DD down to 47th. It is not his fault that the coaches keep putting him out on the PP. The coaches should be able to see the same numbers and results as we do and should have taken him off the PP last season. Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 16:29:03)
    Neither! Point was, they both have their value and that DD is not a very good first line centre! Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 15:41:09)
    Posted earlier! When looking at centres in the NHL, DD does not rank in the top 44! He is tied with 8 other players at 45, with 11 points. Datsyuk is one of the players that he is tied with, however, Datsyk has only played 10 games and still has 11 points. Kreijci is right behind with 10 points and he has only played 11 games. If both of these players had played as many games as DD, I would say it is a safe bet, they would have more points, further pushing DD down to 47th. I only checked centres, not all of which are on strong teams! It is not on DD that he gets so much PP time, that is on the coaches! As far as Perron for Eller, I say no way! As for comparing Eller to DD, I think comparing them is like comparing a cow to a donkey, each has it’s value but will never replace the other. That does not mean that they can’t both be valuable in a given situation. Eller is solid on the penalty kill, DD, not so much. DD has much better vision and offensive skills, Eller has decent offensive skills and is a better skater than DD. So far this season, Eller is better on face offs. SOG by Eller 46, DD has 22. Game winning goals, Eller 4, DD 1. PP points, DD 2, Eller 1. Ave time on ice for PP, DD 2.27, Eller 0.12. Turn overs, Eller is even with 9 give aways and 9 take aways. DD is 14 with 9 give aways and 5 take aways. Ave time on ice, DD 17.19, Eller 14.41 Yes, you can say DD faces the better players, but there is a trade off. 2.27 minutes of DD’s ave time on ice is on the PP whereas part of Eller’s ave time on ice is on the PK. I could not find that stat, but we all watch games and know Eller is used regularly on the PK. The telling stats for me are the The turn over ratio, the PP scoring ( I left out the hits since it favours Eller, although Gallagher has more hits than either DD or Eller), and total points, DD has 11 and Eller has 9. What matters more is how DD stacks up against other 1st line centres that have a 40 goal scorer on their wing! He does not stack up very well! He works hard, he is cap friendly, but he is not a 1st line centre on most teams Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 13:54:47)
    I guess I have been black bal led! Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-24 12:56:25)
    When looking at centres in the NHL, DD does not rank in the top 44! He is tied with 8 other players at 45, with 11 points. Datsyuk is one of the players that he is tied with, however, Datsyk has only played 10 games and still has 11 points. Kreijci is right behind with 10 points and he has only played 11 games. If both of these players had played as many games as DD, I would say it is a safe bet, they would have more points, further pushing DD down to 47th. I only checked centres, not all of which are on strong teams! It is not on DD that he gets so much PP time, that is on the coaches! As far as Perron for Eller, I say no way! As for comparing Eller to DD, I think comparing them is like comparing a cow to a donkey, each has it’s value but will never replace the other. That does not mean that they can’t both be valuable in a given situation. Eller is solid on the penalty kill, DD, not so much. DD has much better vision and offensive skills, Eller has decent offensive skills and is a better skater than DD. So far this season, Eller is better on face offs. SOG by Eller 46, DD has 22. Game winning goals, Eller 4, DD 1. PP points, DD 2, Eller 1. Ave time on ice for PP, DD 2.27, Eller 0.12. Turn overs, Eller is even with 9 give aways and 9 take aways. DD is 14 with 9 give aways and 5 take aways. Ave time on ice, DD 17.19, Eller 14.41 Yes, you can say DD faces the better players, but there is a trade off. 2.27 minutes of DD’s ave time on ice is on the PP whereas part of Eller’s ave time on ice is on the PK. I could not find that stat, but we all watch games and know Eller is used regularly on the PK. The telling stats for me are the The turn over ratio, the PP scoring ( I left out the hits since it favours Eller, although Gallagher has more hits than either DD or Eller), and total points, DD has 11 and Eller has 9. What matters more is how DD stacks up against other 1st line centres that have a 40 goal scorer on their wing! He does not stack up very well! He works hard, he is cap friendly, but he is not a 1st line centre on most teams Habfan17