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 Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 17:51:35)
    No, I would like to see how that would work! Habfan17
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 14:31:16)
    I don't know about a mission. So he started with a conclusion, then went through to prove it. That happens all the time in business. I choose to look at the facts he presented and decide for myself if they are relevant and prove his point. I don't rely on his research as much as I do what I see on the ice. I do think in time, Galchenyuk will surpass DD. That is not a slight on DD. He played as hard as anyone in the playoffs and for now, I am happy with him. I do wonder how he would do on the wing like Marty St. Louis? He does still have a hard time on face offs! Habfan17
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 14:08:04)
    Very good point John Q Public! I agree, I think we will see some different looks during the preseason. Habfan17
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 13:43:08)
    True, they would not be on the same line if they did not have some measure of success. It does not mean that DD is the best option. Habfan17
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 13:41:42)
    I would throw out Hudon to stir the conversation. He has elite vision and skill and the Habs moved him to center at the prospects camp and loved what they saw! Potentially a slighty bigger and skilled DD Habfan17
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 07:11:27)
    As much as I respect Gionta for what he did for the Habs and the way he did it over the years, he was not the player he once was. His job was to shadow the top players and he was not able to do that this past season, nor could he get away from checkers when he carried the puck. His speed was a non factor and with his injuries, so was his shot! He was out muscled and pinned in his own zone too often. He was one of my favourite players, but I have to accept that he was not the player he once was. I thank him for his time in Montreal and wish him well in Buffalo. At this point, he is a mentor to a team a few steps behind where the Habs are now in their development, or a depth player for a true contender like L.A. or Chicago. Habfan17
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-25 16:03:02)
    Yes, I would love to see Pateryn earn the 3rd pair right side spot with Weaver subbing in. Having Markov with Subban, Tinordi/Beaulieu with Gilbert and Emelin with Pateryn/Weaver. Habfan17
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-25 16:00:26)
    I don't know that I agree Hobie. In time, I would think that both Tinordi and Beaulieu would be better, they were drafted higher. On the other hand, we have seen that draft position doesn't always matter, example, PK! Pateryn has proven to be a solid leader, and has consistently gotten better. I do think he is a 3rd pair defenceman, maybe a 2nd pair fill in. Both Tinordi and Beaulieu play the left side. If anything, I think Emelin could find himself being the odd man out by next season as Tinordi progresses. Especially since there will be a number of RFA's needing raises, even with the cap going up. Yes, Tinordi did start the season in Montreal and ended up playing in the playoffs, where most say, due to lack of regular season games, he did okay but was exposed. Having him play the whole season as a leader in Hamilton may be better for his development. Beaulieu did look better with the Habs than Tinordi. Bergevin himself said in an interview that Pateryn looks ready, the rest is up to him and the other kids to earn their spot. It will be fun to see how they do! Habfan17
  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 07:35:59)
    You are welcome Jim! He really impresses me! Great attitude, great effort! Habfan17
  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 07:29:09)
    1 When you say no trades of significance, do you mean with the Habs or league wide? I would add 11 - Sekac will surprise and 12 - Sherbak will turn heads at training camp! Habfan17