mount royal - (nigel martin)

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  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-19 10:24:15)
    Of the four, Plecs is probably the least natural fit for centre. DD may just have the best vision in the league; Chuck reminds me of the young Belliveau (never thought I would say that) and Eller is a great skater and checker, but needs to work on his passing and still doesn`t seem to have that innate hockey intelligence. Pleks is more of a fore-checker than a puck-carrier and his passing is so-so. He does have sniping ability and IMO, could work well from the wing-side. Eller is still a work in progress; in 2 years he could be great..or he could be a third liner.
  • Comment on Bouillon hopes to keep playing after being released by Canadiens (2014-10-07 07:55:00)
    MT shell shocked? MT consults closely with everyone before he makes his decision. As MB said, this is not a boy`s camp. Clearly ,the Habs are following the plan of being a youth movement, and clearly MT is part of that plan. First you erroneously have him protecting players because of their language and now your vivid imagination has him shellshocked.
  • Comment on Canadiens trade Peter Budaj to Winnipeg Jets (2014-10-05 22:46:27)
    Letting Gionta go was, in my view, a very smart move by MT. He was past his best by date and I was not too impressed with his leadership skills after he publicly dissed Bournival by saying that fast skating wasn`t enough. For a captain to say that about a new player is totally unacceptable.
  • Comment on Canadiens trade Peter Budaj to Winnipeg Jets (2014-10-05 22:41:08)
    And Budaj asked to be traded right after the playoffs. How goOd is that for team chemistry?
  • Comment on Liveblog: Ottawa draws first blood in meaningless weekend series (2014-10-04 09:14:05)
    We have the toughness, Does anyone really believe that The Habs are intimidated by these goons? The only problem last night was that they didn`t take advantage of their power plays. Scoring a few goals will intimidate the Senators more than hiring a goon or two. I am sure that each and every Hab player is looking forward to the game tonight; not quaking in their boots like some of you are implying.
  • Comment on Pateryn among five players sent to Hamilton by Habs (2014-10-03 08:41:23)
    Fr. You have already started the debate by assuming, quite ignorantly, that this is about language. Why does the issue of language always come up by anglos when a francophone is involved? As if somehow `they , unlike `us` put language ahead of skills. It is true that FB is a Montrealer. It is also true that he has done a lot for the impoverished part of Montreal where he grew up. It is true that he is a model of success for the immigrant Haitian community here. He is well liked and admired for all those reasons. It is also true that like others , he has had to battle stereotyping about his size. Yet , physically he remains one of the strongest players in the league and he will defend his teammates against anyone.. So, yes, there are a lot of people here pulling for him. But MT said it well; Francis (he is not named Frankie; do you have to Anglosize everything? Are you that insecure?) will stay or not depending on the young ones coming up. They know what FB can do; they are assessing the others.
  • Comment on Liveblog: The kids were alright in 3-1 win (2014-10-01 23:26:36)
    I agree. MT had him right back on the ice after, probably his way of telling him that anybody can shank a pass. It was no indication of a lack of skill. In fact, he made quite a brilliant pass a few seconds later. Having said that, it will be tough for him to crack the lineup. Beaulieu`s offensive skills are going to be needed and Tinordi`s size also, both before him. However, I think that he will be up for good in the not too distant future. He blocked a lot of shots tonight and showed very good passing skills; that one gaff aside.
  • Comment on Habs will give youngsters a chance against Blackhawks (2014-10-01 18:06:09)
    I find La Presse much more reliable than anything in the English media. The Toronto (English) media is hopeless. They actually believe that they are in the hockey mecca of the world. Talk about twisted!! Hey number 122 out of 122; now, that`s reality. Not too much analysis of that in the G&M.
  • Comment on Habs will give youngsters a chance against Blackhawks (2014-10-01 17:54:05)
    Plecs likes his game cool. The playoffs are hot; driven by the deep emotions of the fans and the players. This increases the tempo, and my very strong impression is that Plecs plays so as to encourage everybody to chill out. `Let`s not get carried away`, so, instead of upping his tempo, he deliberately (perhaps unconsciously) slows the game down. He does the Gomez thing; slows down as soon as he crosses the blue line, instead of using his speed to force errors on the other side. Ultimately he pays the price and his stats reflect that. I used to think that it was because he had been overused during the year; the useless efforts to have him at the point during PPs eg; but now I think that it is `the mental`.
  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-14 09:16:07)
    Right on! If he was bad at lying, he might at least get some things right