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 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.
- Comment on A day off Sunday in Tampa for unbeaten Habs (2014-10-13 11:01:43)
Hmm ...in MT's current tenure as coach the club has had the best record since Claude Ruel's tenure in 79-81, they immediately turned from a non playoff team into a playoff team two years in a row and an Eastern conference final. Yah let's fire the bum.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Setting the stage for Habs vs. Bruins (2014-05-01 11:27:32)
Yup ... Vegas is rarely wrong. Going into the first round ... STL was the odds on favourite to win the cup, COL was a significant favourite over Wild to win series, SJ was a favourite to beat LA.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Setting the stage for Habs vs. Bruins (2014-05-01 11:22:49)
I think this is one of the most ridiculous statements in all of sports. I can just imagine the team in the dressing room before the game ... Gionta: "Lets have a good game boys ... just have fun out there. We have nothing to lose. They are the cup favourites so lets just give it our all and if we lose its OK." Price: " Yah Gio .. I have a gold medal anyway ... there is no pressure on me. We are not supposed to win the cup anyway." Vanek: " I agree ... this is just like when I was playing in Buffalo and Long Island... no pressure out there guys. It is not like this is one of the biggest rivalries in sports ..." Briere: Yup ... I grew up in Quebec guys .... these guys are right ... there is no pressure when the Habs play teh Bruins."
- Comment on Habs will open playoff series Wednesday night in Tampa (2014-04-13 18:58:23)
It is not unreasonable to think they could win the East ... I think they can compete with any team in the East and they seem to match up decent against Boston this year. The way Price has been playing anything could happen. Optimistic? Sure but not crazy...