The Jackal - (David Gelles)

Member since January 20, 2008

Toronto

Habs fan since: 2000 BC
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Saku Koivu

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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Habs’ Weise lives dream with OT goal in Game 1 (2014-04-17 18:02:27)
    Hey man, good for you for sticking to your guns! ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on Habs’ Weise lives dream with OT goal in Game 1 (2014-04-17 17:39:14)
    Yeah it definitely seems like another season on the wing will help Chucky continue developing, provided he gets top 6 minutes and PP time. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on Habs’ Weise lives dream with OT goal in Game 1 (2014-04-17 17:27:38)
    I had never considered this... great point! ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on Habs’ Weise lives dream with OT goal in Game 1 (2014-04-17 17:00:29)
    I know the mood is wont to fluctuate wildly here, so this may not even be a question worth asking or a point worth making should or fortunes fall tomorrow, but for today at least, it is something interesting to consider. Let's go back to our logjam at centre. This season has proved to us a few things: Pleks is key part of our forward corps; DD is a bonafide top 6 centre; and Eller is Pleks 2.0 with size. I know we were all ready to give up on Eller, but he had a great game yesterday and I think he can have those kinds of games more often than not. In the near future, Eller is the kind of guy that can replace Pleks as a two way centre that can pot ~20 goals and about 45-50 points, and he is big and uses his size well. Then we have Chucky. This guy needs to start playing centre, pronto. What do we do? Can we have him on the wing but in a top 6 role for another season, or do we start him at centre again? I think it is to the detriment of the team to trade Eller or Pleks or DD at this point. Perhaps Chucky can weather one more year on the wing but playing big minutes. Eller could move to wing at some point but he has not been effective in that position and he is a suitable heir to Pleks. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-17 14:48:42)
    You're hired! ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-17 14:30:12)
    I understand that sentiment and I agree that Jacobs pulls some strings, I wasn't trying to sound facetious, just joking around the issue. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-17 14:16:43)
    Well, maybe Jacobs and Campbell planned it all. They knew the Celtics last game was yesterday, and they also knew the B's had a heavy schedule to finish the year, so they lobbied for an early start knowing that they would likely get it due to the scheduling conflicts at the Garden and on TV. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-17 14:10:42)
    This. Also, the Wings get more of an advantage from this longer wait than the B's do. More time to rest up, recover from injury, and practice with the youngsters. Babcock will make very good use of the extra time. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-17 13:38:38)
    The concerts and events are booked way in advance and the Garden is also home to the Celtics, who played last night. Also have to factor in TV broadcast schedules for games - three 7pm starts in one night is a bit much for fans who want to watch as many games as possible. IMO it does look fishy and I don't deny Jacobs is a scheming dingus but the rest does a lot more for the Wings than the Bruins. IMO the rest is negative for the B's - they had a lot of momentum going in and now they have to wait to start their series against a pumped Wings team who was on a roll as well. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-04-17 13:09:08)
    The favourite here is that the NHL is helping Jacobs and the B's by giving them extra rest, but the more plausible one is that the Garden had booked events at home, with the B's having home ice we have to wait for the Garden to free up. Good for Detroit though, I think this will be one of the upsets. Detroit in 7. ______________________ Hockey sine stercore tauri.