Bim - (Beamer)Member since November 9, 2011
Habs fan since: 1958
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 21:31:40)
Firstly, congrats to both PK and Canadiens! Well done. I'm glad everyone came to their senses. A lot of this guy, that guy, any guy was involved. Who really cares. All that matters is that Habs locked up their franchise player. I didn't like the way they went about it. The same thing could have been accomplished before arbitration but for whatever reason it didn't go down. Everybody would have felt like family if it had. Now the club can go about the business of creating enthusiasm for the team. As for whose captain. I like Markov. PK can wear an "A". That's ok. Afterall he will still be playing when Markov is coaching. At that time the "C" will look good on PK. They still need some adjustments at centre this year. Perhaps MB can do something there to keep the enthusiasm going. Cheers!
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 13:56:21)
Current relationship on both sides is never good after arbitration. Even if PK is awarded 8 mil or whatever or even if the club is awarded the 5 mil and change neither side will trust each other. I would say PK is as good as gone after the next year or two. What a farce this is. Every club in this league would love to have this guy and everybody knows these types of stud defensemen don't come along all the time. MB blew this one big time. First McDonaugh then PK. What to the Habs have against defensemen anyway? I would say that this move ranks right up there with Gainey's trade for Gomez..ya Gomez who could forget. I am totally disillusioned by all of this. Good luck this year Habs I have a feeling its not going to be pretty.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 07:12:42)
Good news is MB didn't overpay for anyone but I'm on the fence about how well they'll do next season. Their team will look a lot different for sure but it appears to me that MB is counting on a lot of their prospects to step up and make the NHL next season. Sure hope he's right and if not it'll be along winter. I like the suggestion on here about Tommy Pleks to Edmonton. I for one have always thought Yakopov belongs here and believe it will happen before training camp.
- Comment on Habs select Russian forward Scherbak with first-round pick (2014-06-27 23:00:24)
Well I certainly am not enthused about coverage by Rogers next season. I am not a big Rogers fan to begin with...too expensive! More time to spend with my wife next season. The way I see it I will be stuck watching a whole lot of teams I am not the least interested in. Boring!
- Comment on Habs select Russian forward Scherbak with first-round pick (2014-06-27 22:43:47)
I must say this deal with Sportsnet just sucks!I have now dropped my subscription with RDS because of no more Habs games. Come on NHL take a look around instead of out your window in downtown Manhattan. Yes Quebec is indeed part of Canada and their best team deserves some respect. What a terrible decision!
- Comment on Habs select Russian forward Scherbak with first-round pick (2014-06-27 22:37:25)
Despite the worst plus/minus in the NHL I think you will see Nail Yakopov in a Habs uni and as early as this year. He'll work well with Alex G. and even this new kid somewhere down the road. Don't think it would take much either given the way Yak played this year. Prospects maybe. This new kid speaks very well and could be a good one. Good choice MB!
- Comment on (AUDIO) Habs sign Markov to three-year contract; Burns named to Hall of Fame (2014-06-23 21:22:28)
Congrats to Bettman and Sportsnet. Together they have successfully succeeded in screwing up Canadiens broadcasts outside Quebec and the East. This puts Canadian TV back 50 years. It doesn't surprise me though because this stupid decision was okayed by an American. I'm canceling my RDS subscription tomorrow and absolutely will not be subscribing to the ridiculously expensive Centre Ice package. Looks like a long winter ahead being stuck with the loser Leafs.
- Comment on Markov looking for three-year, $18-million deal: report (2014-06-16 22:35:52)
Just reading Markov's asking price and I have to say it's remarkably high. Given a guy his age and how tired he looked in the playoffs and not great frankly, I think we can say goodbye to him. A contract offer of more in the neighborhood of $1 mil per is realistic. He no longer can play the minutes he did in the playoffs and be effective, particularly with Tinordi and Beaulieu being a lot younger. Thankyou for your service Andrei. Perhaps someday you will make a good coach.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-05-30 09:18:51)
It was a great try. The guys worked hard but it wasn't meant to be. They will have quite a different team next year, one without the likes on Markov, Gionta, Vanek etc. Time for the young guys now. Beaulieu, Tinordi, McCarron (unfortunately I can't see Louis LeBlanc there, he'll be traded). There'll be lots of trades this summer. On that subject have a good one!
- Comment on About last night … (2014-05-26 09:26:47)
Now that its almost over ever thought about this team next year? Habs have 10 UFA's. Vanek 30 7.1 (good luck and good bye), Markov 35 5.7 (one last hurrah, maybe another year), Gionta 35 5.0 (thanks for coming), Dubnyk 28 3.5 (really? 3.5? really? $750,000 if he stays), Murray 34 1.5 (the guy has little else to offer except he's tough and that's needed), Frankie Boo 38 1.5 (sorry Frankie but its over), Mike Weaver 36 1.1 (really like this guy a lot but he's 36..what to do?), George Parros 34 $937,500 (hardly plays and when he can he gets injured, time to pack it in), Mike Blunden 27 $550,000 (career AHLer), Nick Tarnasky 29 $550,000 (same as Blunden but could become team thug replacing Parros). Then there's Peter Budaj making 1.4 per. Well we know where he's headed now after Dustin's work. Canadiens will have about 34 mil to spend this summer after the cap goes up provided they don't trade anyone like Travis Moen for example which would increase that even further. Team is going to look a lot different next year and I hope the kids are ready. If not its going to be a long winter. The UFA pool looks pretty dismal so not much help there. Enjoy your summer.