Habs_101 - (Simon Culliton)Member since February 6, 2012
Habs fan since: 1991
Favorite current player: Malkin
All-time favorite player: Lemieux
GO HABS GO!
- Comment on Habs’ rookie camp wraps up as Scherbak gets in scrimmage (2014-09-17 15:22:16)
I wonder if DD could play RW... would leave some really interesting options; Patches - Eller - DD Sekac - Galchenyuk -Gally Bourque - Pleks - Parenteau Bournival/Prust - Malhotra/Bournival - Weise It would keep DD-Patches together, perhaps even allow DD to take the o-zone faceoffs and switch to wing once they lose possession, this would leave Eller playing in the middle in the neutral zone and d-zone at all times... just a thought?! Either way so excited to get some real hockey going again! Cheers! GO HABS GO!
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 11:08:52)
Ron I understand what you are saying about experience, but Im talking about heading into the season- assuming a healthy roster. If someone goes down with significant injury I would assume that MB would sign a Derek Morris or equivelant to fill in at that time, there are certainly lots available. My question was really, is it possible to get Nygren into the line up in some capacity this season? GO HABS GO!
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 11:06:01)
Game Center Live for me, its $150 but includes every game with two feeds, I stream it to my Apple TV and it works absolutely perfect. Nice to have the other games too, I find myself learning a lot about other teams the last two seasons. GO HABS GO!
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 10:39:47)
In terms of our D I think our top 5 are obviously set; Markov - Subban Emelin - Gilbert XXXXX - Weaver XXXXX There are two spots potentially available, presumably the #6 spot will go full time to one of Beaulieu/Tinordi. I think whoever loses that battle should be in Hamilton playing TOP minutes with Pateryn. Therefore you would have Beaulieu/Tinordi for immediate call-up incase of injury to LD and Pateryn for injury call-up for RD. In terms of the #7 spot, would you rather see Nygren (who could play #6 D maybe 20-30 games this season and PP specialist) or see MB sign a veteran to sit for pressbox duty? To me, I think if we don't get Nygren in this year, he wont be retained, and it would be a real shame to let him go without giving him any shot, seems he could play that role and there is a lot of untapped potential. Anyways, talking about the #6 #7 d spot, its clearly late into the summer! Cheers, GO HABS GO!
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 09:15:15)
The bigger issue is the DD and Eller cannot play wing, while Galchenyuk is versatile enough to be effective at both, therefore he ends up learning the ropes on LW waiting for his time at C GO HABS GO!
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 09:12:48)
He is 20 years old. He is highly UNLIKELY to play wing for his career, in all likelihood this will be a transition year where he gets limited center time (ala Seguin in his 3rd season) so that next year he can step in full time. GO HABS GO!
- Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-21 10:36:18)
Or bournival... who can absolutely fly! Our fourth line depth is great right now, like Bournival because he can slot into the third line role as well. I don't know how he will get into the lineup though?! GO HABS GO!
- Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-21 10:16:40)
It seems everyone is generally content with a top nine of; Patches - DD - Parenteau Gally - Pleks - Sekac Bourque - Eller - Gallagher Or some very similar combination... interested in what people would do to improve our PP this season? Possible combos... (sorry dog days!) Patches - Gally - Gallagher Markov - Subban Pleks - DD - Parenteau Bealieau - Gilbert ??? GO HABS GO!
- Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-21 09:28:24)
I agree completely regarding dropping Galchenyuk in right away, Im just worried if he sticks on LW all season we will see MT using him 14 mins a night again, which is going to make it hard to break out. His potential is through the roof, and there is no doubt he will make mistakes, but he needs 18+ mins a game to have a great season in my opinion. Regarding Moen you are probably right, but I don't think we will see him drop the gloves once this season (at least for his sake I hope not) so Im not sure the depth he provides... we could sign cheaper replacements (even someone like Bisonnette would be ecstatic to take on the 13th forward role playing 20 games a year at 8 minutes a game, he's underated in terms or fourth line abilities, I would imagine he would take league minimum and be pumped to play 8 mins a night much better than Parros) nearly 2 million for Moen is a massive drain on the cap in today's era. I am fine with keeping DD as well, just hope the youngsters get their ice this season! GO HABS GO!
- Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-21 08:39:32)
I know its been talked about lots, and I really have mixed emotions on it, but after debating and debating I really beleive if the Habs want to ice their best possible line-up DD and Moen should be dealt the total savings would 5.35 million... we could package them for picks or better, whatever we could get, but the cap savings alone would be worth it in my opinion. I would take a one year gamble on a winger then for the third line someone still available (Penner, Setoguchi) for one season as next year at least one rookie (Andrighetto, Hudon, De La Rose) should be ready to step in. We really need to ice a scoring top six, shutdown line that can contribute, and an energy fourth line responsible in our d-zone. To me; Patches - Galch - Gallagher (give this line o-zone starts) Bourque - Eller - Parenteau Bournival/(Setoguchi) - Plekanec - Sekac Prust - Malhotra - Weise If we are going to turn this team over to the young guys, we need to do it ASAP, Gallagher, Galchenyuk, Pacioretty, Eller, and Pleks should be given heavy minutes this season. Mid season or next offseason the priority should be a really great winger and we would have the cap space to pick up anyone with these savings... I think that would get us into the play-offs this season and real contenders two seasons from now and moving forward... GO HABS GO!