mr_jmac - (Joe MacDougall)Member since June 22, 2011
Sault Ste Marie
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy
- Comment on Habs vs. Predators preview: Carey Price will start in goal (2015-01-20 14:26:49)
Agree. The other thing that frustrates me is the lack of press about the Jets. It's too bad that these networks feel that people are more interested in Toronto's troubles rather than the Habs/Jets/Flames/Canucks success.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-01-16 11:54:45)
Apparently Mike likes to play poker. Nevermind ... poker is not gambling.
- Comment on Galchenyuk dropped from Canadiens’ first line as Therrien mixes things up at practice (2015-01-12 13:20:57)
Just noticed today that only one team has allowed fewer goals against than the Habs (95) ... Nashville (93). Impressive.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Islanders preview (2014-12-22 13:14:39)
After watching the hit a few times ... this hit is eerily similar to the Gryba hit on Eller. The difference is that Gryba clearly intentionally targetted the head of Eller. IMHO the only issue up for debate was if it was a head shot or not. It was not interference as Gionta is clearly eligible to be hit on the play. He was hit almost exactly as he was about to receive the pass. You can clearly see that he makes the choice not to receive the pass as he sees Bartkowski coming at him. The height differential of the players or if Gionta has his head up or not should not make any difference. Bartkowski has the responsibility to ensure he makes a clean hit and does not contact the head. IMHO this was not an intentional head shot and Bartkowski was attempting a clean hit. However he does make accidental contact with Gionta's head and I believe this warrants a suspension.
- Comment on A letter from the Béliveau family (2014-12-18 13:47:37)
According to the attached study a player must win about 76 more face-offs than they lose in order to obtain a goal differential for his team. http://statsportsconsulting.com/main/wp-content/uploads/FaceoffAnalysis12-12.pdf Malhotra (32 GP, 545 face offs, Win % 62.4) is projected to take 1396 face offs (win 871 and lose 525) over 82 games translating into 4.6 extra goals for the team. The study also mentions that a goal differential is worth approximately 1/3 of a point in the NHL standings. So Malhotra will earn the Habs 1.5 extra points in the standings compared to an average centre-man.
- Comment on Liveblog: Bad bounce sinks Canadiens (2014-11-28 19:54:01)
Oilers Islanders Pens
- Comment on New Hab Bryan Allen will be in the lineup against Bruins (2014-11-22 14:55:40)
Hey Everyone, Can anyone recommend a good place to watch the game and have bite to eat in Guelph? My daughter attends U of G and I'm visiting her for the weekend. Thanks!
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-14 11:37:21)
I think the Vegas thing can work. As long as the team and games are marketed properly and opponents fans are targetted agressively. Think about how many leafs fans or Habs fans cannot go to a live game to see their team because tickets are too expensive or sold out. What if the Vegas team went after this demographic and offered packages (hotel, flight, travel to and from game) etc. and tickets to the game. Made it a total experience I think it would be great.
- Comment on Habs’ Bournival will make season debut vs. Blackhawks; Sekac a healthy scratch again (2014-11-04 16:30:54)
I think Weiss on the top line can work. He has the speed to keep up with DD and Max and can win some battles, dig the puck out of the corners and get the puck to Mac Remember during the lockout ... Weise leaves the Dutch League with 48 points in 19 games (22 G, 28 A). But beyond the individual success is the team success. During his time with the club, the Trappers went 16-0-1-2, outscoring their opponents 108 – 43.
- Comment on Liveblog: Desharnais scores in OT to beat Wings 2-1 (2014-10-21 20:37:00)
Eller needs to take some lessons from Max Pac. He has the speed and the size ... just needs to drive towards the net instead of always veering off towards the boards.