Welks - (Rick Welker)Member since March 10, 2011
Habs fan since: 1976
Favorite current player: Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Beliveau
- Comment on Hurricanes vs. Canadiens preview: Habs’ Petry has the flu (2015-03-19 09:22:13)
I find it interesting in the DSP/Sekac discussion that one is considered a player with untapped potential and one is considered washed up and both are only 22 and neither has played full year of NHL experience. They have different skills and play different styles that is a certainty but at this point who knows which one in the long run will have the better career.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-15 08:57:45)
It seems like every game there are significantly more shot attempts and chances for the other team. Makes one think how many more chances the Habs would give up if they didn't play such a rigidly structured defensive game.
- Comment on Senators vs. Canadiens preview: Parenteau back in Habs lineup (2015-03-12 12:12:51)
I would put Markov and Gonchar on one PP Petry and Subban on the other.
- Comment on Jack Todd: Canadiens could win the Stanley Cup (2015-03-02 07:56:04)
With MB its just always quiet on the trade front.
- Comment on Jack Todd: Canadiens could win the Stanley Cup (2015-03-02 07:53:07)
JF, Buffalo has been doing it from day 1 of the season. They make no excuses for it.
- Comment on Jack Todd: Canadiens could win the Stanley Cup (2015-03-02 07:49:15)
But the basement dweller will always get one or two in this system. Any system that allows a race to the bottom as a goal is flawed. Buffalo is an absolute embarrassment, and the fact that the fans are embracing it to the point of booing their own team for playing well is a joke. I think the first overall pick should go to a lottery with the team that just missed the playoffs getting the higher weight in the lottery. Take away the incentive to lose.
- Comment on Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens preview: Gonchar returns to lineup for Habs (2015-02-28 09:53:11)
So now that it looks like PAP and Gonchar are back who do you take out of line-up for PAP? Who do you play PAP on a line with? Do you play Gonchar with Patyrn to ease him into the line-up since Gilbert has been steady with NB28?
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-27 08:22:29)
I have to disagree with Boone on Eller on this one. Where he views Eller playing with DLR and Prust as a demotion, you can also view it in a way that I think MT would. A) Putting Eller with those two after getting a lead gives you a large framed, defensively responsible, energy line at a time of game that it is 3-1. MT does not look for more goals in that situation he looks to lock it down. B) DSP in his first game was being tried in different combos, we all can see how MT likes to mix and match his lines, so I would not automatically say anything is a demotion unless they are regualrly playing with MM. But I certainly could be wrong.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-27 08:09:04)
I think Tiny needs some time paired with Gonchar when he gets back. Gonch was a huge help to Nathan earlier this year, settled him down and gave him confidence. Take out Patyrn when Gonch comes back and see if he can mentor up Tiny. Gilbert has been solid, unspectaular but solid with Nate. And you can keep Gonchar's minutes down while easing him back into the line up.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-27 08:01:52)
With 2 concussions very close together on the calendar it may be better for the long term health of PAP to shut it down for the season to fully recover. Would hate to see him end up like Mark Savard. The fact that the team is better without him in the line up than with him is a bonus to that thinking. They have the depth to give him time to recover.