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 Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 07:24:39)
    Not sure they need Mueller at this point or have room for him. If Galchenyuk is staying as a left wing, then potentially there is Patches, Galchenyuk, Sekac, Bournival, Prust and Moen on the left side. DD, Pleks, Eller and Malhotra at centre, and Parenteau, Gallagher, Bourque and Weise on the left. Where would you put Muelller? Habfan17
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 07:22:00)
    Totally different situation. Latendrese came in as an 18 year old and was made out to be the next great local one. Habfan17
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 07:19:58)
    Bourque as the 3rd line right wing with Eller at centre and either Sekac or Bournival on the left is a solid line. Bourque should not be on your list! Habfan17
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-24 19:07:10)
    Here are some reasons MB resigned Eller! http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=66&id=618789&lang=en Habfan17
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-24 19:02:28)
    I am sold because he showed what he can do and if given the chance without the revolving door linemates, I think he will find the consistency. I am also sold because I trust MB and his group and if they signed him and he said those things, I am sure that is how they feel. Habfan17
  • Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 08:19:39)
    I am of the opinion that both Eller and PK will get signed. It is not as simple as, here Is the market and this is what I think I am worth. Management needs to be fair and still be able to ice a winning team and are, or should be looking ahead and who is coming due for new contracts. Players need to decide if they want to stay with the team, be contenders every year, or just make as much as possible. If I am a player, I want to be paid on par with my peers, but I also want to win! Personally, if I was offered $7 million/season for 5 seasons and that left enough money to keep the core in place and give the team a real chance to win every year, I take it! Even if $7.5 is closer to what other players are making. The reality is, with $35 million, I never have to work again if I choose not to and my family is financially secure for generations, if I don't blow it! It is hard for us to fathom making that kind of money. In our world, it would be like accepting a job at $60,000/year over one that pays $65,000 but would have us working longer hours and being away from our families more. You have to decide what is more important to you. I respect Ray Bourque. He did not want to upset his family and move, he was loyal to the bruins and he accepted less money to have that balance in his life knowing he would never hurt for money and it is not all about the money! He did it even though the other players were abusive to him for doing so. That took courage! Now let's see what PK, or is agent really want! A chance at a Stanley cup each season, or just big bucks! Habfan17
  • Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 08:03:55)
    I agree. Perhaps he could come back as an amateur scout covering an area close to his home so he can balance time with his family! maybe he also wants to get back into racing! Didn't he race for a while! Habfan17
  • Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 08:01:07)
    I would say he would get UFA offers in and around the $10 million range. Hopefully PK does really want to be a lifetime Hab and will take a bit of a home town contract. I suppose it would not be a bad thing if he did sign a two year "bridge" contract as you put it. It is difficult to know where he should be! With contracts like Phaneuf's out there. Then tempered with Doughty's. I would say the first season should be at $7.5 million and then average out at around $9 million given the comparables and the escalating cap each year. I think it would be best to have the contract end when the current CBA ends. Habfan17
  • Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 07:03:10)
    I like your post, although I don't know where you see a significant upside for DD! He has been in the league long enough and considering how "great" his vision and creativity is supposed to be, he was awful on the power play where he has more time to use both. I see Eller as having more upside, although I am not sure it is significant. He is already a better all round player. Even when he was not putting up points, he was playing strong defensively, especially in his own zone. Something DD does not do. I find it funny, when I point out that in my opinion, Pleks is not as great as some people think, he never puts up enough points to be considered great, I am told he is great defensively. Eller is not far behind in that regard, but he gets little credit for it here. I don't think it would be a good idea to put Eller with Patches and Paranteau, I would put Galchenyuk there and put Bournival with Pleks and Gallagher. Then I would have Sekac, Eller and Bourque. That would give the Habs a first line, P,GP and two 2nd lines. Habfan17
  • Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-23 20:03:16)
    Not DD! He is not effective enough. He should have put up more points with the extra time and he did not. Habfan17