ffenliv - (Jeremy)Member since March 25, 2011
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- Comment on Liveblog: Rally falls short as Tampa wins 4-2 (2015-03-16 20:47:41)
This is starting to feel like how I imagine Bs fans feel about the Habs. We can say anything we want about luck, but when you lose to the same guys over, and over, and over again... It also feels like another game where if the team had a half-decent powerplay, they wouldn't be in this fix.
- Comment on Liveblog: Rally falls short as Tampa wins 4-2 (2015-03-16 20:27:53)
Let's see if I have this right. You have discovered a fool-proof method for obtaining 2-on-1s? You're right, I can't believe no on else has come upon this before. Perhaps that's harder to put together than it looks? Maybe it takes time to adjust a season's worth of defensive structure?
- Comment on Liveblog: Rally falls short as Tampa wins 4-2 (2015-03-16 20:19:03)
It's not offside if the defending team plays the puck back into their own zone.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens are 0-for-California (2015-03-05 00:40:41)
About the only thing worse than having to hear about how good the West is, is getting out there to find out they really are good.
- Comment on Jack Todd: Canadiens could win the Stanley Cup (2015-03-01 20:03:27)
Outside of JVR, I can't imagine being too happy with any deal made aside from a move for spare parts. I'd happily pay today's prices to get him, though.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens head west riding four Ws (2015-02-28 20:59:44)
They've been praising Price all night. One of their guys commented on the impressive maturity and decision making of many of the core players like Subban. They've fairly been loving Galchenyuk. They even had a nice segment where they showed Carey coming over to congratulate the all-smiles Malholtra after the goal, and talked about how great the team spirit appears. But ya, go ahead and engage in that old trope around here, that the CBC has no time for Montreal.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens head west riding four Ws (2015-02-28 19:38:04)
I have trouble faulting goalies for all but the worst breakaway goals, but an NHL starter has to get that second one. It's not like Pleky was in the clear there. He was only going to shoot a handful of places.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-27 11:16:41)
I don't know if this has already been discussed, but apparently the lastest rumour from TSN is that the Leafs asked for Gallagher in a trade for Lupul. It's hilarious for so many reasons, I almost want it to happen. We'd all go mad at losing a fan favourite who works hard night in and night out. Not only that, it'd be in exchange for a Leaf, which carries enoguh fan baggage all on its own. On top of that, Leafs fans would have to eat crow after griping about Gally for two years. Just the spectacle of it all...
- Comment on Young Habs fan meets Tim Bozon after both fight battle with meningitis (2015-02-26 17:02:47)
When looking at stats, it's important to keep context and big picture in mind. There's no killer stat. No individual stat will tell you everything you need to know about a guy. And, though they'll keep searching for one that isn't, most stats are quite dependent on situation - line mates, opposition, team strength, etc. One way to mitigate the concern you have with a 'superstar playing with 2 EHLers' is to look at the longer-term for that player. Most teams juggle their lines now and again, particularly if they have a superstar that's struggling. If he struggles with everyone, that's a problem. Either the guy isn't so good, or the team/system isn't a fit for him. There are a lot of different sides to it. A fair number of analytics folks want to use the numbers and only the numbers. Conversely, a lot of anti-analytics folks (and there are plenty here) like to dismiss them entirely.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets preview: Smith-Pelly to make Habs debut; Thomas a healthy scratch (2015-02-25 15:34:57)
That wasn't any crack on Dryden at all. I was just putting out something that seems to have existed: the team didn't need to start Dryden 70 times a year to win 70 games. Those teams were amazing. This year's team rides Price a lot more, and so I found it no great surprise that Dryden didn't own the consecutive road wins record.