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- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-06 14:33:05)
For the Canadiens, it's great to finally have some of our younger players doing well with top 2 line potential. At least we already have a 1st pairing Dman. We have another large Dman who looks to fill a need at clearing the net. Hopefully Beaulieu will also become a top 4 Dman and PP specialist as well. I'm not sure the Canadiens have a young prospect who's a great defensive centerman who can also win lots of faceoffs. It would be ideal to have such a guy who can be relied upon defensively and in the pk to relieve some defensive responsibilities from top two line players. Besides Subban and Tinordi, not sure who else has the potential to be an NHL dman. We'll see what Beaulieu can do.
- Comment on New career: Darche puts McGill degree to good use with Delmar International (2013-09-02 19:05:44)
I wonder how much Darche remembers from a degree he finished 13 years ago. I doubt most people could get a first job position as a director of anything if they finished their degree 13 years ago with little to no relevant work experience since then.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 5 – Senators end Canadiens season (2013-05-09 23:55:02)
None of the Habs' strengths and good habits from the regular season came into the playoff season. Arguably these strengths left them before the regular season even finished. third period goal scoring scoring by committee sound defence and efficient d zone exits no turtling on leads But there were definitely bright spots and players that will only get better in the future. Bourque, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Subban and White stood out. If not for injuries I think Eller and Emelin would've been bright spots as well. Didn't see enough of Dumont and Tinordi to make a judgement. I only hope Pacioretty and DD have better showings in future playoffs. Besides the obvious, Habs really need forwards, especially centers to improve their faceoff ability or get players who can win faceoffs when the pressure is on. I can see the Canadiens gradually trading off a few veterans over the next couple of seasons. Plekanec and Gionta I think. If we're lucky maybe someone will take Gorges but we're likely stuck with this overpaid D who should be no more than a 6th dman on the depth chart. Markov is iffy but I figure he'll be traded too. The interesting thing will be to see which players step up to fill these vacant roles and/or if player acquisitions are made.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-05-04 13:28:51)
Bourque has been great in these two games, driving to the net, making big hits and fighting for the puck in the crease. He's also shown some speed and finesse although he's been thwarted by rolling pucks. The difference in game 2 from what I saw was that more habs were driving to the net and taking shots from in close which is good because that tends to draw a crowd of players who'll most certainly bump into Anderson and bother him a bit even if the shot doesn't have much of a chance of going in. Another plus were the Habs physicality which was great with solid hits on various players, particularly Karlsson. I found Sens were better at winning puck battles in general and some of their forwards are very speedy, easily able to beat our own defenders to dump-ins. To start the 3rd period, the habs were sloppy in their zone exits with these lame passes and practically bending over with one hand on the stick to try to chip pucks forward. Luckily Ottawa couldn't muster much offense in the third but that's an area where the habs can't afford to be lackadaisical. The Sens defenders also seem very good at getting point shots through. Habs defenders not so much.
- Comment on Bring on the Senators! (2013-04-28 22:56:22)
This will be a tough series I think. Goaltending will be key considering the way Ottawa's goalie has stoned the Habs despite being the Habs outshooting the Sens in those losses. Alfredsson seems to always play well against the Habs. I'm looking forward to seeing how the young guys do on the Habs in the playoffs.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-04-21 11:26:03)
This skid is reminding me of a past late season collapse when Markov went down and habs got swept in 4 by the bruins in the first round. I hope this isn't what happens this time (last time it lead to the habs trading for Gomez) Being in a slump and on a losing streak is one thing but what's disheartening is how badly the team is losing. At least if the losses were close and there was some evidence of effort and intelligence in their play, it would be easier to remain patient. Lately, the team is being deked out of their jock straps so much that they might as well not wear them in the first place. Next week will be an anxious one for sure.
- Comment on Liveblog: Capitals at Canadiens (2013-04-20 21:03:16)
I say tie a scarecrow with goalie equipment to the net and put a 6th skater on the ice. Can't be called for too many men on the ice in that case.
- Comment on Liveblog: Capitals at Canadiens (2013-04-20 20:58:18)
Accountability... Call up the entire Hamilton bulldogs' roster and have them take a go at the last few games of the season.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens at Leafs (2013-04-13 23:10:20)
I hope there was a major glitch in today's simulation of the playoffs.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens at Leafs (2013-04-13 20:23:44)
This year's Habs have the ability to comeback and there's still two periods for them to work their magic.