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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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 20:34:34)
    It may be getting blown out of proportion, however, it is a bit concerning that a player in his 4th season is not in proper shape this far into a season. It could well be it was an issue with the Ducks. Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 18:31:40)
    But it was his 4th season in the NHL. The fact he did not play more play off games tells you how comfortable his coach was using him. Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 18:29:10)
    I agree with you! Lets' schedule a follow up in 3 seasons. It isn't that I don't like DSP, I just don't like over the top comments like Sekac was a bust after 50 games and DSP is the second coming. Someone made a great comment earlier today. Too many Habs last night did not finish their checks. It won't help much if DSP is the only one that does. Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 17:54:37)
    Give me a break, Sekac was not with the Habs last season. That is not a comparison. If you want to compare play off performances, DD only had 2 goals and he was first line player with PP time. Compared to him, DSP looks great! That was also DSP's 4th year in the league. Let's see where Sekac is in after his 4th season! Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 17:50:18)
    I will agree that the Habs have a bit more NHL experience now, but I am not sure I would say with the DSP for Sekac trade, that they are a play off team. The trade may help this season, but I don't believe it will over time. The way McCarron is developing and with Sherbak also progressing well, I think Sekac should have been kept. I may be completely wrong, but from what I've seen looking at DSP clips, the only thing he brings is big hits, and that does not always work out well in the playoffs. He has one decent play off of experience. I hope you are right! Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 17:41:57)
    I find it funny how some posters are willing to give DSP a lot of latitude and will "defend" him saying that he brings an element the Habs did not have. Fair enough. Where I don't follow is those same people want Eller gone. They give him know recognition for what he does bring! Eller is a solid two way player. He never was a goal scorer and he does not get enough minutes to become a top point producer. He plays the majority of his time with defensive zone starts and on the PK. DSP can hit like a fright train and he hits often. It is great to see a big hit once in a while, but hits do not have to be " put him though the boards hits" to be effective. For example, Weise hits very effectively, he removes players from the puck and forces them to keep their heads up and rush the play a bit. He also has great wheels and pretty sweet hands. Weise put up decent numbers, comparable to DSP in junior and the AHL. DSP had two exceptional seasons. One poster said until DSP has 40 straight games on the top line, we can't say he isn't a top 6 player. Maybe he is right! Then how can the person who posted that Sekac was never going to be a player after just 50 games be taken seriously? I think folks keep brining up the trade as they are like me and think Sekac was not given enough time to adjust and prove himself. Use DD last season, how long was his slump at the beginning of last season? Still, he was not traded! We all get caught up in certain players. I know when Kyle Beach was drafted, I really wanted the Habs to draft him. I thought he may become a Shayne Corson, or even better a Cam Neely. Chicago drafted him 11th overall, He had 52 goals, 34 assists, was plus 22 and 186 pims his last season of junior. He is 6'3" 200lbs. Even his first full season in the AHL, he had 36 points and 163 pims. Where is he now. All this to say that DSP so far, does not look like he will be a top 6 player and Sekac looks like he can be. Time will tell. The fact that Therrien says he is out of shape is a bit of a concern. This far into his career, that should not be the case! Sekac was the fittest of the Habs. Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 17:23:50)
    Really, that is a rule somewhere we can look up! I get what you are saying, until he is given more time, it is hard to tell if he is a top 6 player. The fact that DSP has played in the league for 4 seasons in the NHL and went from 49 games his first year to 7 games his second season, to 19 games for his 3rd season shows he will not be a point producer. Even this season, he did play on the top line in Anaheim and still he only has 17 points. If Anaheim thought he would become a top 6 player, do you think they would have traded him? Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 15:29:17)
    Sekac never reached them, he played all of 50 games and was bounced around! Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 12:42:42)
    A very good question! Habfan17
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Habs enjoy day off in California before game (2015-03-03 12:37:03)
    and therein lies the problem and the lack of scoring from the Habs. Therrien needs to adjust his system to a hybrid between firewagon and the stifling defence. The Habs have the goalie and defence to do this. They should be fast enough to play a quick transition game now. Habfan17