mjames - (Michael J. )

Member since November 9, 2007

Westport CT

Habs fan since: 1965
Favorite current player: AK46, Markov, Pleks, etc.
All-time favorite player: Beliveau plus at least 20 others

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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Habs vs. Kings preview: L.A. fighting for a playoff spot (2015-03-05 13:25:22)
    Do you really think that is possible. Given his skill set exactly how does one convert him? mjames
  • Comment on Habs vs. Kings preview: L.A. fighting for a playoff spot (2015-03-05 13:21:50)
    I think we should sit DSP until he either understands the system (whatever that maybe) or is in shape . We can bring up Bournival . For the game tonight we can play mm or pap. They can't be any worse than DSP. In fact I think they send down DSP iand him play himself into shape mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (POed, sleep-deprived, late-night west-coast edition. (2015-03-05 10:04:08)
    Excellent post ! good points to consider mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (POed, sleep-deprived, late-night west-coast edition. (2015-03-05 09:30:53)
    I am in the camp which would have preferred that MB leave the team alone. He has a slower plodding team with limited scoring ability (1) yes DSP was more engaged last night but his hits took him out of the play. He was constantly left chasing the play. He skates with no real purpose when on the ice. He has not made a pass and can not seem to take a pas. (2) was not thrilled with the new 4th line. I think Bournival and Sven are better choices. (3) do not buy into the fact that these new players need to be assimilated. Anaheim did not seem to have a problem. The reason is that they are better players. (4) lets face it Sekac is a better player. We got taken on that trade. (5) I think we have better players in Hamilton than the ones we acquired. mjames
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 11:19:05)
    Concerning the DSP trade I think most people will agree that the team needs both scoring and grit. The ideal player would have been a power forward that can score. Unfortunately those players were not available. MB felt DSP wasa good alternative. He had speed, could hit, was defensively responsible and could score the odd goal. This sounds good but this is not what we got. We got a player that is slow, overwhelmed by the speed of play, does not hit, can not make or take a pass, and is slow in transition. Now we find out he is also out of shape. This is why a significant amount of posters are annoyed with this trade. If you don't agree with my assessment look at the third goal which SJ scored against us. DSP was brutal. Even the announcers called him out. This kid looks like he does not want to play. Mjames mjames
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-04 11:04:18)
    Punk post!!!!!!!! mjames
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-03 16:38:32)
    Compare Sekac, Bournival, and Thomas to DSP, PAP and MM. Yes a slower plodding team. mjames
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Ducks preview: Parenteau, Malhotra healthy scratches (2015-03-03 16:20:52)
    I think MB tinkered a little too muchwiththeteam. It is now a slower, plodding team that is not as quick in transition. I was against the Sekac trade and am even more so after three games. MT can not find a spot for DSP. He has tried him as a top six, and a third and 4th line player. MT Should try the bench because this where he is going to end up. This team is out of balance now. Anyone who says the Sekac trade was a sound move is not looking at things objectively. We will see tomorrow night when Sekac is active and creating chances while DSP stands by looking overwhelmed. MT is correct. DSP is out of shape. More importantly he lacks skill.
  • Comment on About last night … (short west-coast edition) (2015-03-03 08:39:32)
    I thought petry played well, except for a few hiccups on his first two shifts. I am concerned about the play of the forwards. Pap was not factor and in fact pretty much invisible. The real concern is with DSP. He was overmatched except for one shift in the 3rd period. He was brutal on the third goal. DSP seems overwhelmed out there. This trade is going to turn out poorly for us. The team was stronger when we had Sekac, Bournival, and Thomas playing. I would sit DSP and pap and play Bournival and Torrey or Flynn. Bournival has some offensive skills. The last goal he scored gave us a glimpse of his offensive potential. I don't understand the team sometimes. Mt is struggling to find offense and we go and trade Or sit those players that at least offer some potential. I think we are tinkering a little too much. Audition Flynn and Torrey for the 4 th line , sit DSP and play bourival. mjames
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-01 10:49:41)
    I thought eller exhibited good energy last night. I think MT is still trying to find a spot for DSP. I know it is only two games but I Have seen very little from this guy.if he keeps his current play up his spot will be the bench. I fully expect people to jump on me but wait until Wednesday . We can compare both Sekac and DSP. DSP is no Weisse. I am beginning to think MB missed it on the Sekac trade. mjames h