Steven - (Steven Dakos)Member since March 20, 2011
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Brian Gionta
All-time favorite player: Saku Koivu
- Comment on Habs acquire defenceman Weaver from Panthers; Price back on ice (2014-03-04 23:26:55)
- Comment on Habs hit the road on a hot streak; Drewiske clears waivers (2014-03-02 20:02:19)
1) You misspelled Bergevin, Therrien, and Kool-Aid, which gives your point very little credence. 2) Subban's not a UFA this summer. He can't go anywhere. 3) Habs are 2nd in their division and like 3rd in the East. They may not win this season, but saying it's a "big if" that they make the playoffs, then giving them a first round exit right after doesn't seem fair at all. 4) If Price didn't want to stay in Montreal, I find it hard to believe that he'd sign the 6 year deal that he did. Of course, "not long" after" to you may have meant in about that much time, so I shouldn't nitpick.
- Comment on Habs hit the road on a hot streak; Drewiske clears waivers (2014-03-02 19:29:08)
So, since the Canucks are basically roadkill at this point, and appear to take the seller route, how much do you all think it would take to get Alexandre Burrows? The guy's 6'1", a legitimate scorer, and a Quebec-born player. The guy appears to be having a season from hell(0G, 5P, -13), but I'm sure he can still score in a new environment, and with stats like that, he should come cheap. Thoughts?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 62 – Canadiens blow lead but beat Leafs in OT (2014-03-02 00:31:02)
Just going to throw my hat into the ring here regarding the Markov discussion. I don't know if moving him is undoubtedly the best choice right now, but if MB isn't shopping him, or at least entertaining offers, he's a fool. As many have said, this year isn't our year, and when it is our year, Markov will probably not be around. Trading Markov then makes sense as it could really expedite the winning process with some combination of a roster player, a prospect, or some impressive pick. At the very worst, he could be resigned in the summer. It wouldn't be the first time it's happened, and if he loves Montreal as much as he says, he'd understand the need to strengthen the organization and would have no hard feelings about returning. Someone below mentioned that the East is wide open for the taking this year, and that with Price playing like he is, anything can happen. I agree, but in the latter half of that statement is where you see Markov or no, if it's our chance, we'll take it: Price has been great, and he'll be the difference between a Cup and a playoff exit, in whatever round. Our defense is porous either way, removing Markov from it won't make Price's job so much harder that it would be the difference between a Cup and exactly what we're used to, anyway. Bottom line, a Markov trade should really be entertained and explored. It's about the winning future, not the single-round present, people.
- Comment on No changes expected to Habs lineup against Leafs (2014-02-28 22:11:33)
I'm sure Murray wants Ottawa as a partner since he knows their system well, but are the Sens really so deluded as to think that they can give up prospects for help now? I say yes, but it's probably a bad move on their part. That being said, I hope Murray robs them blind
- Comment on No changes expected to Habs lineup against Leafs (2014-02-28 22:07:01)
I wonder what Minny could or possibly would give away for Halak. Maybe they get lucky and get a Zack Phillips or Charlie Coyle? I doubt it. Maybe a pick or two. Stewart and Moulson for prospects doesn't make sense for the Sens, but not so little sense that they wouldn't do it. I don't know if its exactly likely that they retain Moulson, and I wouldn't say they're close enough to contending to give up prospects.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 60 – Detroit dominates, wins 2-1 in OT (2014-02-26 22:58:13)
Kind of depends on which Kesler you get. When he's on, he's basically Pleks but better in every way. When he's not, he's pretty tough to watch. Either way, he's injury prone
- Comment on ‘It’s a pretty cool feeling,’ Olympic champ Price says (with video) (2014-02-24 20:53:30)
It just comes from the fact that he's a Leaf. If he played for Columbus or Minnesota or something like that, we'd all say he's pretty alright, I think. Guy's a bit of a defensive liability, but as good a scorer as you can find, these days. I'd take him on our team any day over a guy like Gionta(with all due respect to the player he was).
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, gold-medal game: Canada 3, Sweden 0 (2014-02-23 11:29:40)
I'm confused... How does Price win best goaltender of the tournament but not end up on the tourny's All-Star team? At any rate, it doesn't matter. Real gutsy performance by our guys to win the gold. Waking up early was completely worth it.
- Comment on Liveblog: Olympic Games, semifinal: Canada 1, U.S. 0 (2014-02-22 22:18:08)
Ah, that explains it. He'd be interesting to have a look at after his contract expires, assuming it's not in too long.