ClutchNGrab - (Karl)Member since July 1, 2011
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on Carey Price will start in Buffalo; Habs’ power play gets a new look (2014-11-27 19:20:20)
- Comment on Carey Price will start in Buffalo; Habs’ power play gets a new look (2014-11-27 15:36:33)
Traded or not Lapierre would have lost his spot to DD. Lapierre never scored more than 25 goals and never had more than 61 points at any level.
- Comment on Carey Price will start in Buffalo; Habs’ power play gets a new look (2014-11-27 15:08:46)
The weird thing about that post is I don't really like Desharnais, I just think he is constantly under rated. The season DD was signed by the Canadiens and assigned to the ECHL (2007-08), eight players played center in Montreal: Saku Koivu Tomas Plekanec Michail Grabovski (traded that year) Maxim Lapierre Bryan Smolinski Kyle Chipchura Corey Locke Before Jacques Martin decided to give the little center an opportunity to play first line center minutes on his team, DD had to surpass at least 20 centers (either acquired or drafted), going from 7.7M a year Gomez, to Montreal born Leblanc. There is no way at 5' 7" that he stole that spot, he earned it. If he's not up to the task I have no problem with him being waived, traded or bought out, but to start targeting him as the most critical problem of this team right now, seems premature and unfair.
- Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 14:02:58)
The Bruins organization are like Victor Frankenstein. They took a 6'4" 18 years old and asked him to play to intimidate other teams' players and to instill confidence into his teammates. They asked him to play with intensity and cultivate an hatred for all that is not Bruins. He and his team could do no wrong. But when Lucic's attitude is costing the team, they are asking him to better control his emotions. How hypocritical can they be? Lucic is currently averaging 2 PIM per game this season, the problem, only one major. If he can't figure out a way to contribute differently, he will become irrelevant pretty quickly.
- Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 13:36:01)
Both Leddy and Boychuck are playing the last year of their contract. Both Subban and Markov are playing the first year of their contract. Islanders D-men signed for next year: - Travis Hamonic - Calvin de Haan - Brian Strait Given the price Subban signed last summer, how much Boychuck will ask next season and will he want to play for the Isles?
- Comment on Canadiens now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes; Eric Tangradi called up from Hamilton (2014-11-25 11:40:34)
Bettman is the man!
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-23 09:35:15)
I don't remember seeing many asterisks next to the game lost numbers a few years back when Markov, Gionta and company were all missing due to injury an the habs were playing with half of the Bulldogs roster. Anyway, is Scherbak ok?
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Brandon Prust is Habs’ tough big brother (2014-11-16 10:14:04)
Only, two games, but I have to admit I am pleasently surprised that Gonchar can still play. I thought he was near retirement when he was signed by the Sens a few years ago.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-14 02:52:26)
Not sure if it was mentioned, but Bryan Murray, Ottawa's gm, has stage 4 colon cancer. My thoughts go to him and family, the next few months will be tough. When the NHL did their "Hockey Fights Cancer" nameplates, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he was fighting for Bryan Murray. We obviously now know why. Murray said in the piece, "there is no cure for me." If you are over 50, think about getting a colonoscopy, it may save your life. https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/bryan-murray-reveals-he-has-stage-4-cancer-032240069.html
- Comment on Habs trade Travis Moen to Dallas for Sergei Gonchar (2014-11-11 15:56:46)
Looking back at the 30 thoughts Elliott Friedman published last Thursday. they kind of give some insight on the Bourque and Moen moves. [...] 2. Had a funny conversation with a GM last weekend. Heard he was looking for a defenceman. He responded with, “Everyone is looking for a defenceman.” Montreal is checking to see what’s out there. The decimated Rangers are bringing in Tomas Kaberle, with no contract offer. Philadelphia’s search, before signing Carlo Colaiacovo, was exhaustive. “Name someone,” one agent said. “They considered him.” The same GM quoted above talked to a team with eight, one-way contracts on its blueline, only to be told none were available. “They wanted to keep all of them,” he said. 3. Heading into Wednesday’s game against Buffalo, it would not have been a surprise if Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin was thinking about moving one of his 14 forwards so Michael Bournival or Jiri Sekac could play more. Bournival was injured on a hard (but clean) Cody McCormick check, while Sekac might be right back in Michel Therrien’s doghouse after a third-period penalty. Can’t imagine the Canadiens want Sekac, in particular, sitting. [...] http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-its-not-going-to-be-easy-for-ted-nolan/