Kfourn - (Kyle Fournier)

Member since November 30, 2011

Montreal

Habs fan since: 1986
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy

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_______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien

Recent Comments

  • Comment on Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-09-13 13:22:48)
    Why has the NHL been insisting on making dumb rule changes recently? For this coming season they have tinkered the rule book yet again to "increase offense". Why not make obvious changes like making the nets bigger or increasing the size of the ice surface? Among the new rule changes is one that I absolutely detest and takes away the excitement of a good defensive play. Rule 57 - Tripping (nhl.com) "In the past it has been legal for a defending player to dive and knock the puck off an attacking player's stick with his own stick, hands, legs or feet as long as he touches the puck first. It was viewed in many instances as a momentum-changing defensive play because the majority of the time it stopped a developing breakaway or odd-man rush. Not anymore. Now, that same defensive play will result in a two-minute minor penalty for tripping regardless if the defending player touches the puck first. The summary here is that if an attacking player or players have a step and could go in for a breakaway or odd-man rush, the NHL wants to let that exciting play happen. If the defending player doesn't want to let it happen, he'll have to sit in the box and give the opposition a power play. However, in situations where a penalty shot might otherwise have been awarded, if a defending player dives and touches the puck first and knocks it off the attacking player's stick, no penalty shot will be awarded. The result will be a penalty for tripping and a power play for the opposition." _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-09-12 21:50:05)
    Absolutely, I can't think of any better motivation than overcoming a life threatening event, it really puts things into perspective and brings meaning to the old phrase living every day like it's your last. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-09-12 21:40:26)
    I was thinking that as well, The new NHL seems to be moving toward speed and having him on your top line really slows down your line, however the only reason I didn't include Lucic is because he is a prototypical Bruin player and someone the fans relate to (because they prefer the rough stuff instead of good clean hockey). I would love to see him moved, but I don't see it happening. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-09-12 20:43:44)
    So this post ended up being really long, but I saw a conversation on the previous thread that sparked my interest about the Bruins being over the cap and wrote this for myself to make sense of it all, but thought I would share it here: It was mentioned on the previous thread that the Bruins will probably have to move a player before the season starts. To clarify, teams that have a player that will be on the LTIR until the end of the season will have cap relief equal to that player’s cap hit over and above the upper limit of the cap. That is to say if the upper cap limit is 69 million and the team’s opening 23 man roster has a cap hit of 68.5 million including the long term injured player – for example let’s say his cap hit is 4 million – then said team has a new upper cap limit of 72.5 million (68.5M+ 4M). Therefore the goal for any team is to get as close to the salary cap limit with their 23 man roster as possible before they file the injured player on LTIR. Here’s an example of what the Bruins did last year (from Capgeek.com): “The upper limit was $64.3M and the Bruins’ Averaged Club Salary or cap payroll on the final day of training camp was $66,086,309, including healthy Dougie Hamilton ($894,167 cap hit) and Torey Krug ($916,667 cap hit) — whose aggregate Averaged Amount was $1,810,834 — and injured Marc Savard ($4,027,143 cap hit). Rather than simply place Savard on LTIR, a move that would have left them with no cap space and a new upper limit of $66,086,309, the Bruins demoted Hamilton and Krug on the final day of training camp, reducing their Averaged Club Salary from $66,086,309 to $64,275,475 — just $24,525 under the upper limit. Only then did the Bruins place Savard on LTIR, giving them a new upper limit of $68,302,618. The Bruins then recalled Hamilton and Krug and included them on their opening-day roster, bringing their Averaged Club Salary back up to $66,086,309, with the flexibility to add $2,216,309 more in Averaged Amounts, cap space that would not have existed without the one-day demotion of Hamilton and Krug”. This move becomes challenging for the Bruins because they are presently $809,000 over the cap and still have Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to re-sign. On top of this, the only players that are waiver exempt are Dougie Hamiliton ($894,167 cap hit), Justin Florek ($600,000 cap hit) and Niklas Svedberg ($600,000 cap hit) which totals $2,094,167 of possible moveable salary from their regular roster. This is not enough to make up for the raises that Krug and Smith will receive. Torey Krug should receive somewhere around 4M AAV on a long term contract with comparable players being Cam Fowler ($4,000,000 AAV), Slava Voynov ($4,166,667 AAV) and John Carlson ($3,966,667AAV). They may be able to get him signed to a 1 or 2 year bridge contract around $2,500,000 AAV similar to what PK got to get some short term cap flexibility. Reilly Smith should also receive somewhere around 4M AAV on a long term contract, but will most likely receive a bridge contract of 1 or 2 years at $2,250,000AAV with comparable players being: Jakub Voracek (bridge: 1 year $2,250,000 – LT contract: 4 years $4,250,000 AAV), TJ Oshie (bridge: 1 year $2,350,000 – LT contract: 5 years $4,125,000AAV), David Perron (bridge: 2 years $2,150,000AAV – LT contract: 4 years $3,812,500 AAV), Patrik Hornqvist (bridge: 3 years $3,083,333 AAV – LT contrct: 5 years $4,250,000 AAV) and James Van Riemsdyk (LT contract: 6 years $4,250,000 AAV). Therefore the minimum cap hit for both players, assuming that both of these players will be retained, will be somewhere around 4.5 - 5 million with an upper cap hit of around 8 million if both are signed to long term contracts. For arguments sake, let’s assume that both players will be retained for 6.2 million total, they would now be 7 million over the cap at 76 million for a 23 man roster. They can start the season with 18 skaters and 2 goalies, which means they can start Florek and Hamilton (only moveable players) in the minors freeing up $1,494,167. Therefore they would need to move 5.5 million in salary to reach the 69 million Cap limit to start the season. Then by putting Savard on the LTIR they would regain 4 million in Cap space (or 2.5M assuming they bring back Hamilton and Florek). So the question becomes, what 5,5million player (or combo of players) will the Bruins move? If I’m Boston, I’m moving the combo of either: Loui Eriksson and Adam McQuaid, Brad Marchand and Adam McQuaid, or Chris Kelly and Johnny Boychuck for young, inexpensive roster players and draft picks. Thinking out of the box, since the Boston defense is so strong and would make any goalie look good, they could move Rask and his 7million cap hit for some prospects and picks and bring in Brodeur on the short term. In any case it warms my heart to see that the Bruins will have to give up so much talent for this coming season. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-31 09:45:03)
    I like Chucky's size as well, I just don't know if he has the same vision as Drouin. In any case I don't believe that the Habs need another small player. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-31 09:42:30)
    I'm kinda torn as well, because of the emotion invested in Chucky, but I think Huberdeau might turn out to be the better player. Drouin would be a faster better skilled DD in my opinion, but the Habs need size and speed. I have never seen Draisaitl play. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-31 09:25:47)
    Here's a question for the more knowledgeable posters on junior prospects. Which 3rd overall pick would you rather have on the Habs Jonathan Drouin or Alex Galchenyuk? Edit: Let's add Jonathan Huberdeau and Leon Draisaitl for good measure. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 11:52:00)
    I don't know if this has already been mentioned or not yet, but it looks like the Bruins finally got the short end of the stick in this years schedule (against the Habs at least). Every game that Boston plays Montreal they will be on the second game of a back-to-back. The Habs only play Boston once on a back-to-back. Could give the Habs a bit of an edge in the division showdown. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on NHL players jump on board with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014-08-13 14:06:21)
    Paul donated $1000 (pooled with everyone in the video) as well as paying for the helicopter fees. I think many of the athletes have been donating as well as doing the challenge. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien
  • Comment on New Hab Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start (2014-08-11 19:52:32)
    Bingo! Nicely said. _______________________________________________________ "It’s sad when our rookies have no NHL experience before they jump up to the NHL." - nunacanadien