Detritus - (Daniel Moldaver)Member since August 22, 2011
Habs fan since: 1990
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Saku Koivu
- Comment on Habs select McCarron in first round, Rosèmere native Fucale in second (2013-07-01 14:25:28)
Call me one of the few, but I'm actually quite excited about our early 3 draft choices. Yes, it would be nice to have picked up a Shinkaruk, Carrier, Horvat etc that can be more easily seen as impact players, but we weren't picking early enough for such players. Furthermore, McCarron looks like a beast on the boards. That style of game will transition to the NHL exceedingly well. At worst, we have a 3rd line grinder or 4th line face puncher extraordinaire. Lastly, as was mentioned earlier (by Chris perhaps?): if we had drafted Fucale @ 25th, or even Del la rose there, no one would have batted an eye. Had we gone on to grab Del la rose and McCarron w/o our second rounders, people would be hailing MB as a saint again. Looking at the big picture, we a) filled a need, b) now have a few battleships that we can look forward to icing, c) have more forward prospect depth now than at any other time in the Bettman era.
- Comment on 1993 Stanley Cup flashback: 10th straight OT win for Habs in Game 4 (2013-06-07 18:13:36)
For all those pining for us to sign Bickel at any cost, ask yourself how much you would like to have Joel Ward @ 3m/year right now? I'm sure he could be had for a 3rd rounder from Washington if any team had the least bit of interest in taking on such a ridiculous salary. While Bickel is playing great, so did Joel Ward... believing that a player suddenly learns how to score once the playoffs hit is a bit misleading. It's possible that playoff greatness carry's over (Franson?) but rare.
- Comment on Canadiens sign two Swedish draft picks; Emelin has surgery (2013-05-21 16:27:40)
I realize that compilation videos are clearly going to be horribly skewed, but wow does he ever display a high level of skill. Of course, the shot is magnificent. Wow, an absolute laser clapper, and it looks like he understands the use of an off-pace wrister here and there. That being said, the few hits to start off the clip (on a big ice surface even!) and the adept skating while rushing the puck are perhaps the biggest surprises. I had assumed he would be a one-trick pony, while this video makes him look more like a Mark Streit + a smidgen of physicality. A question for the prospect guru's, where does he (reasonably) slot in our D depth charts? Would something like this be within the realm of possibility: Based upon best player, not most needed by the team: Beauilieu Dietz/Nygren? Tinordi Thrower Ellis Pateryn
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 3-1, tie series (2013-05-03 11:50:35)
1.) DD clearly, terrible decision. He was brutal to start the year and he's gone from brutal to invisible. When was the last time he won a puck battle? 2011? 2) Gorges 6 year dealio was PG 3) I'm still happier to have the money off the books last year, than cole pouting about the ice 3 part 2) Drewiske was a swing and a miss 4) Markov was PG 5) Fine, I agree, but the cost was insane. 2 2nds for Murray? I'll pass. 6) No doubt on PK, should have gone long term, decent cost when we had the chance. No it'll be a 6/7+++ contract to get him to stay. 7) Therrien... meh? he's instilled a drive to win, but his favouritism is sure getting old. Why isn't DD's ass stapled to the bench? Why can his pets make mistake after mistake, and be sent out repeatedly. 8) yes, a viscious player of our own would be nice.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win 3-1, tie series (2013-05-03 11:46:18)
To try and lighten things up a little around here, did anyone catch PK's interview on HNIC before the game? When the reporter asked him,"How do you look forward to matching up againsta Norris Winner in Karlsson?" PK responded with, "Well, you know, my first games were in the playoffs, this is how I learned to play" then skated off. If that wasn't a real life, Bane to Batman, I've never seen it. PK: I was born in the flames of the playoff, you've merely adopted them. So lucky to have a player like PK (and chucky/gally/eller) on our team. The future is bright, regardless of what happens in this series.
- Comment on Pacioretty out 3 to 4 weeks following surgery to remove appendix (2013-01-27 01:01:09)
This whole PK thing is becoming exceedingly frustrating. There is zero reason for the franchise to low-ball their best prospective Dman for the next 10 years, based on what, morals? or just inane hope? While Markov may better PK right now, in 2 years when Markov (if still healthy) is slowing down or requiring a 35+ contract, is there any doubt that PK would be #1? No. And yet, we are pushing away the most exciting young player to come around for quite a while. This is really looking more and more like a character attack than anything else. This summer will shed a lovely light on this whole situation. Let's see just how firmly Bergevin sticks to his 'RFA must sign a bridge' gimmick, once it's homeboy Desharnais that requires a new contract. Without a doubt our psuedo 1st line center will get his money, while our legit top-D continues to get low-balled, and ostrasized for not being thrilled at the scraps that the team is offering him.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-01-25 15:12:24)
Sorry If I didn't see this posted before, I didn't have time to scan the whole thread. Anyone have a guess how the media would have reacted to PK doing what Yak did after scoring a goal? Dregger (!) even coming out and saying it's great to see that enthusiasm! Garunteed, if that was PK (cough* arrow move *cough) doing something like that, he would be labelled an arrogant POS who needs to learn some respect, and treat the game with some levity. Interesting to think, that in 2013, despite all of our 'equality' Yak is praised for doing the exact same thing that PK is eaten alive for.
- Comment on This week’s HIO section is live (2012-09-27 12:00:44)
Hey, although I don't post that often, I'm an avid reader. My wife and I would love to go to a Bulldogs summit. Of course a saturday night game is preferable.
- Comment on Pacioretty wants to model himself after Cole (2012-08-15 12:16:00)
I defer to your much greater knowledge regarding prospects, but I do remember reading a blurb about Slepyshev. It was regarding that he had recently signed a 2 year deal with a KHL team, the precluded his coming over. Combine that with the CBA rule that if a player is not signed within 2 years of his draft, he simply re-enters the draft... any team that would have drafted him, was garunteed to have wasted a pick.. as he will simply reenter the draft at 20.
- Comment on We’re not making this up (2012-07-20 10:14:48)
Just a quick point about TomNickle's arguement. He is saying we are safe on Subban's front, as we are a rich team. Well, Brett Wilson (same dude that was on Dragon's Den) recently bought a stake in Nashville, and stated that cash flow will never be an issue for the team. Brett Wilson's wealth far far far exceeds that of the Molson's. Hence, if it's an issue for them... it could certainly be an issue for us.