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- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 22:55:32)
I might be part of the minority on this topic, but I am honestly not all that perturbed about the relative lack of production from the third line thus far, excluding tonight, of course. I think they have mostly played a consistently simple, board-play and net-crashing style which has resulted in a good number of scoring chances over this first stretch of games. Yes, it will always be nice to get the odd goal from the likes of Eller and Bourque, but remember too that all the time they at least spend mucking around in the opponent's zone is time not spent in their own, not to mention the wear and tear inflicted on the other team's dmen in particular. I think both Eller and Bourque have simply become easy targets, for their own respective reasons, but perhaps it's time to start seeing their value beyond the goals and assists.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 22:50:05)
I chose to go with the English broadcast tonight, just to see how Romanuk was holding up. I still maintain he is better than many alternatives out there. Sure, he misidentified a couple of players here and there and also once suggested Chucky had shot 'up the boards' when, in fact, Lundqvist had just barely deflected the laser with his trapper, but all in all, I think he's more than tolerable. Also, I expect he'll only get sharper as the season rolls along. Always happy to go back home to RDS, but it's nice to know there is a decent English alternative now.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 22:46:04)
Blech, I don't think I can even stomach watching/listening. Ah well, whatever gets him through the day, I guess.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 22:37:40)
CJ, please...please tell me he didn't compare himself to Tavares. Please?
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens beat Rangers, run record to 7-1 (2014-10-25 22:36:24)
Hi, nvs. His beep-test results would say otherwise.
- 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.