icky pop - (derek edward kellington)Member since February 4, 2011
Habs fan since: 1991
Favorite current player: tomas plekanec
All-time favorite player: patrick roy
"The lord is coming down to the people. He aint coming in peace this time around; he spreads his pain around." Slim Cessna
- Comment on Vanek set to make Habs debut in Phoenix; Gorges returns to Montreal (2014-03-06 18:14:09)
Tokarski is from my town. I'm pretty sure he isn't a toker.
- Comment on Habs acquire defenceman Weaver from Panthers; Price back on ice (2014-03-04 20:51:35)
I think this trade was more of a favour to help Florida get some cap space to acquire Lou. Don't be surprised to see that pick come back, or perhaps another deal that leans into the habs favour.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-02-28 02:59:22)
I think subban is off his game, feeling snubbed over not playing in the Olympics. He is overthinking his game. This explains why his game has been off for some time now. Before he was trying to work his way into the top six. Now he is trying to prove that he should have been in the top six. Isn't working out for him. I'm hoping that we won't be seeing him in a habs jersey much longer. I like him, and if there was no cap, I'd want to keep him. However, he will ask for stupid amounts of money, since phaneuf got 7 mil. That kind of money could be really useful up front. I'm not gonna pretend to know trade value, but I would like to see a trade involving subban and eberle. Eberle has term, a good salary, and is just a good player to have up front. I'd love to see eberle with galchenyuk. Might not address the problem of size up front, but it would solve the problem of having some skill up front. Skill that MT would use anyways. Who am I kidding? He's under 30. MT wouldn't use him.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 61 – Desharnais wins insane game in Shootout (2014-02-27 20:45:39)
Just saw your Regina forecast there Boone. It's more like -27 in Regina right now. Low of -39 is called for tonight, with the wind.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, gold-medal game: Canada 3, Sweden 0 (2014-02-23 16:32:05)
Why was subban, a healthy scratch, dressed for the game?
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, Game 3: Canada 2, Finland 1, OT (2014-02-16 10:27:02)
With subban knowing international ice better than any player on the roster (Bellevue Bulls play on international ice) I have to wonder why subban isn't getting a better chance. I'm not saying he deserves to be top four, but he deserves a better look at least.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, Game 3: Canada 2, Finland 1, OT (2014-02-16 10:19:06)
Any idea on when this game starts in saskatchewan? I can finally catch a game here. Stupid jobs always getting in the way of what's important.
- Comment on Habs GM Bergevin “100 per cent” behind Carey Price (2013-05-14 23:37:55)
I don't understand the DD Gomez comparison. DD gets 3.5 a year, an puts up 10 goals and 18 assists in 48 games. Or is the comparison due to the fact that now that Gomez is making .8 mil a year? We have a good center, when given space on the ice, has proven he can make things happen. This didn't work out so well this year. When cole stopped playing, things changed. Pacioretty has said that DD is the best hockey player he's ever played with. I saw it one tv, and can't supply a link for proof. Anyways, for 3.5 mil, we have a center with positive offensive talents. Seems like a good depth signing to me. But the future is bright. We have plekanec, DD, Eller, and Gally A. Throw in white, and we have are locked up the middle. You want two big centers? Look no further than Eller and Gally A in a couple years. I was so impressed with ellers game this year. Totally different player, and has turned out to be the Ghosts best move while gm. Physical, decent face offs, offensively sound, and deserving of PP time which wasn't given to him. And we all know what Gally A is going to be. Worst case scenario, he puts up the same scoring pace as he did this year, and DD will be good for 50 points a season, and a good trade piece when Gally A is ready for the task of center. He isn't going to go Gomez. He is an undrafted gem. Martin St. Louis was also undrafted and he wasn't a star immediately. He played from the 98-99 season to the 03-04 season before he reached a point per game. 5 years. DD is adjusting, and if he keeps at the rate he's going, we will have our own player like St. Louis. Two actually with Gally B.
- Comment on Prust among walking wounded as Habs clear out lockers Saturday (2013-05-11 10:38:24)
I will be the one to defend DD. last year, no one trashed him. He had a great year. He was also playing well at the beginning of the year. His skill and IQ is undeniable. Things seemed to slip for him since his contract. He is a small gifted player, who needs someone out there making room for him to do his thing, and didn't have much of that this year, like when he had patches and cole last year. I've seen people refer to him as the new Gomez. How soon we forget. Ten goals for DD this year. Add 18 assists to that. 28 points in 48 games. 60 points last year. Really, he wasn't that far off from last year, was he? Next year, he will show that he is worth his contract. If he only puts up 50 points next year, I'd say that's worth 3.5.
- Comment on Therrien: ‘You’ve got to give a lot of credit to the Senators’ (Video) (2013-05-10 11:11:06)
Didn't mean to hit enter. It's in a funny place on my phone. But I think the point was made. Too many people are saying its time to get big, and want key players traded. Trading skill for size is not a good idea. Get some size to let our skill perform would be a better idea. Patches is a skill guy. He isn't really a power forward, like Eric Daze. We just need some complimentary size. Trade plekanec is not a smart move right now. He is our best center (for a short time only, but he is still needed. I will wait patiently for all the contracts, like gios, to expire. I like gio. He has a lot of heart, but his career is winding down. The only size I really think we need is another prust type guy up front, but scarier, and a crease clearing d man. But something tells me tinordi will be this guy. He didn't back down from anyone in this series. Not even Neil.