Phil C - (Philip C)

Member since December 15, 2011

Ottawa

Habs fan since: I was 6 years old
Favorite current player: Alex Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson

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  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-27 08:34:02)
    It's the NHL way. Remember Ferrence concussing Halpern in game 7 a few years ago with a cheap shot? Halpern comes back and looked lost on the winning goal in overtime.
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-27 08:28:42)
    His playmaking is deadly 5-on-5, especially in transition. But on the PP he needs to also be a threat to shoot to open up passing lanes.  
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-03-27 08:10:47)
    A lot of hand-wringing this morning, but the reality is this is a bit of a silly season for the Habs right now, as I the have a playoff spot wrapped up. They are just trying to get into the playoffs healthy while teams like the Jets have to leave it all out there every night, so you are not going to see the physicality matched by the Habs, nor would you want to. As well, Petry had a bad game after getting driven into the boards head first. I'm thinking that was no coincidence. Knowing how the NHL treats concussions, he'll probably miss a game or two now with the "flu". Aaaaaaaand we have Price for the playoffs, Mr. MVP. ( I hope this whole selfie thing doesn't become a distraction for him.)
  • Comment on Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets (2015-03-26 17:11:38)
    Your question inspired my search about primary assists. It's not a stat that I've ever considered before, thus I'm not sure what it means.
  • Comment on Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets (2015-03-26 17:07:27)
    I still have two aluminum shafted sticks in my garage which I think I got in the 1990s. They are heavy but they would probably shred the current graphite sticks.
  • Comment on Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets (2015-03-26 16:59:08)
    Filed under the "I don't know what it means but it's interesting" category, Weise leads the team in 5-on-5 primary assists with 14, (according to this link anyway). That would put himself top 30 in the league. http://stats.hockeyanalysis.com/ratings.php?disp=1&db=201415&sit=5v5&pos=skaters&minutes=100&teamid=16&type=individual&sort=ifassists&sortdir=DESC
  • Comment on Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets (2015-03-26 12:33:22)
    Every single GM makes mistakes. In fact, it is almost a sign of a good GM to have some strikes against him because that means he is willing to take some risks, and not all risks will work in your favour. If you want to make a case against the GM, you have to consider all his moves.
  • Comment on Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets (2015-03-26 10:23:48)
    That part off f his game is poor for sure. Thas why they should take him off the PP.
  • Comment on Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets (2015-03-26 09:35:50)
    If you are talking about two-way play, your list is fine. But if we are talking about offensive IQ which becomes important for who plays in the top six, I would put Chucky ahead of him, PAP and DD as well. It's too bad he could not figure out the wing, looking at your list, he could be a top six winger on this team. Your opinion of DD's hockey IQ seems really low as well. I can't imagine a player of DD's stature making the NHL without being crazy smart.
  • Comment on Tokarski will get start in goal for Canadiens vs. Jets (2015-03-26 09:18:22)
    Of course he's a smart hockey player, but we are talking about the best hockey players in the world, that's the context. And who is at the very top of that elite group. Eller is a good two-way centre because he can just chase the puck. This becomes obvious when he plays the wing and also just chases the puck leaving his wing open and losing defensive coverage. He puts in a great effort, but that is hardly evidence of having a high hockey IQ. I don't find him creative offensively, he plays a North-South game. Nothing wrong with that, it plays to his strengths, but it usually doesn't get you the high IQ label. Hey, I think Eller could be a 2nd line centre and produce points playing his game,using his size, speed, and shot to create offense. What's wrong with that? Nothin'.