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- Comment on Canadiens send Beaulieu and Bournival down to Hamilton (2014-10-22 14:25:28)
Thank you, OBB. I'm far too lazy, but it would be interesting to look at the stats/minutes/grade 3 gym marks of other 3rd line centres across the league.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 10:25:29)
Hey, Kooch. Right, I seem to remember that experiment now. I too thought he was doing just fine on the third line, especially his willingness to battle along the boards, so I was a little perturbed at his being taken out of the lineup last night. While he might do well on the third line for now, I think he has a high enough skill-set that he could slide up into one of the top two lines if ever an injury occurs.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 10:11:26)
I might have missed that instance, Front, as I only caught the third period. But my curiosity about Sekac getting a turn on that line is more about creating even more offence.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 10:09:11)
Hi, FlyAngler. I just happened to catch a bit of the pre-game on TSN690 radio yesterday and they were discussing this new 'Club 1909', which is apparently an attempt to 'bring the fans closer' through various endeavours. I get the feeling these new post-game on-ice interviews are part of that strategy, in that they want the fans to feel closer to the players. I'm not too bothered by them. On the other hand, I DETEST the interviews of coaches during the game, especially when it happens to be Pierre McGuire doing his close-talking fawning with the bench boss.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 10:04:15)
Please forgive me and my sieve-like memory, but has Sekac had a turn yet playing with Pleks and Galchenyuk? I'm not particularly down on Parenteau, but at least indifferent enough to be curious about what a bigger, stronger, faster, 'skillier' Sekac could do on that line.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 09:53:33)
Hobie, I was just about to post a similarly glowing compliment to Chucky. This season, we are season him bring a more 'involved' game in all respects and a lot of that hinges on his beginning to use his size and strength to allow for his skill to excel. I must admit that even last season I was starting to worry about his lack of physicality, so it makes me all the more glad to see it developing this year. This isn't a Gretzky-era league anymore where skilled players can bob and weave about freely. You need to earn every inch of space to create scoring chances and that's where Galchenyuk's increased physical play is paying dividends.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 09:43:32)
I guess that's the 'luxury' of a rebuilding team like the Sabres. They possess a commodity that, for all intents and purposes, seems overvalued league-wide, so they can and should hold out on trading him until they can get the best return. No sense in trading him today for a middling prospect or roster player when you can have teams over the barrel later in the season.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 09:32:10)
I'm not sure I understand the high valuation attached to him. He had a near-30 goal season in Colorado a few years back, yes? Since, I think he has hovered around 15 goals per season. Does that not remind you of anyone the Canadiens already possess? Rhymes with Bourque. Not saying he wouldn't be a welcome addition, but forget giving up a high draft pick and/or prospect.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 09:17:15)
I suppose you're right, CJ. I haven't really watched enough of their games to know what ails them. I had forgotten about Statsny, however. That's a hefty loss down the middle. I know they wanted MacKinnon to move to his natural centre, so perhaps there are some 'growing pains' there.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 09:11:29)
C'mon back from the edge, UCe. You just about took a leap into the bog of bonehead-Bruins bleaters.