Welks - (Rick Welker)Member since March 10, 2011
Habs fan since: 1976
Favorite current player: Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Beliveau
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens eke one out over lowly Leafs (2015-02-14 22:58:03)
Maybe give first star to the person who scores in OT if he had a good rest of the game. But to give the first star to a person who just scores in a shootout - NEVER. The first start should be the clutch player in the game. The shootout is not just a gimmick because NHL management can't deal with a tie. The shoot out win should not even be worth the same as a real win. Personally I think you should get: 2 pts for winning a Game Reg or OT 1 point if your team wins a shootout 0 pts for a loss.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-09 08:47:18)
Hopefully Weise turns into a Rick Tocchett type. Came up in a 4th line role and through hard work and dedication worked himself into a Top 6 guy.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-08 09:39:31)
I just started watching Blacklist and Justified.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-08 09:37:28)
I guess the easiest way to put it would be if the roles are reversed: Could Eller be as effective as DD if given more offensive line mates, very possibly. Could DD be as effective as a 3rd line shutdown center- definitely not. So since the team needs both roles, the only option is to give Eller a more defensive role which he is doing very well. Should personnel on the team change I think Eller can adapt to a more offensive role with his skill set. DD has a finite skill set and therefore there is only one role he can fit.
- Comment on Habs’ de la Rose will make NHL debut against Sabres (2015-02-03 13:21:50)
I don't think it is a dislike for MM. I think it is more the realization that he is better as a depth forward at this stage in his career than an every game player. One thing I believe he has done is work with the other centers on the teams to help them with the draws. Ultimately his lack of offense is less concerning than the fact that in the games that I have watched it looks as if he has difficulty keeping up. For lines since Buffalo is a glorified scrimmage, I would like to see some experimentation since Weiss is not a true top 6 forward. Patchs - Plexs -Sekac Chucky - DD - Gally DLR- Eller- Weiss Prust- Bourny- Thomas I think it would be worth a shot.
- Comment on Penguins vs. Canadiens preview (2015-01-10 12:19:14)
Per the AHL Rule book All Players must wear visors reguardless of age or experience. In the NHL CBA any player with less than 35 games played at the start of the 2013 season it was mandatory to wear a visor. Eventually everyone will be wearing one.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-01-05 07:26:49)
It has a bit of press here in Buffalo. But then again we are so close to Canada we are not a real true representation. And most of the these Junior squads would be able to beat the Sabres on most nights so that may make it a bit more of a draw for the local Sabre Fans.
- Comment on Liveblog: Bad bounce sinks Canadiens (2014-11-28 18:57:35)
Here at the game. A lot more habs jerseys than Sabres jersys.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-03 11:18:45)
I would try to pair the D to try and reduce some of the hard minutes Markov plays to keep him more fresh. I would also see how much better Emelin can be on his natural side. Emelin PK Markov Gilbert Beaulieu Weaver Tinordi PP 1 Markov PK PP2 Beaulieu Gilbert
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-03 11:14:49)
I think the key to the Eller, Bourque combination and why it worked with Weisse and Gionta. I think more effectively with Weisse is that they all work best with a similar style. The North South high tempo crash the net style is where they have a higer comfort level. With Chucky who is more creative and less north south those 3 players do not seem to mesh as well. When they put Prust with Eller production went down because he is too slow to play with him, more of a grind.