Habilis - (David)Member since February 14, 2012
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Dryden
- Comment on Brisebois leaving job as Habs player development coach (2014-07-21 02:31:40)
All the best to you and yours bud.
- Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-13 01:36:04)
I read the article that they're referring to and I laughed out loud through most of it. There's a whole section where she equates soccer with the metric system. It's just a cacophony of nonsense. That woman is the definition of a windbag.
- Comment on Update: Habs development camp continues in Brossard (2014-07-09 15:01:04)
The cap is projected to be 80mil within 2 years. Within 4 years those deals will be run of the mill (for All-World players like Kane and Toews anyhow). Plus, the deals don't actually kick in until next season. IMO, the contracts may slightly hamper them for a season or two, but that's it. I've seen a few on twitter mention that the 6mil they are giving Crawford is a worse hit. I don't disagree. I just hope this tempers the "outrage" that some will undoubtedly show when P.K. gets 9.
- Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-06 02:12:58)
Holy Hockey! My time machine worked! It's 2011 again! Seriously, if that's what you think after watching him play for the last 2 seasons, I just don't know what to tell you. Have a good one.
- Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-06 01:55:05)
You just named two D-men who you think are better than PK. Two. I'm betting you can't name another, simply because there isn't one. To me, it's even debatable whether Weber is better anymore or just an equal. I'll give you Doughty, but I think he's the best on the planet. Regardless, we can agree that PK is a top 3 D-man in the world right now. Yet you want to sign him for a year or two and then move him? Yeah, no. You can't think he's that good and yet want him gone. Logic says you can't.
- Comment on Former Hab Ryan White looking for a new team (2014-07-05 14:11:27)
What you said. Nobody deserves it more, IMHO.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-03 01:39:14)
We have entered "The Lull". That time of year after the season, draft and free agency when next to nothing happens till camp except random trades and signings. It occurs to me that entering said lull, this is first time in a long time that I'm not hoping for a miracle with this team, some kind of blockbuster trade or a surprise career year from some underachiever next season. I'm just hoping for more of the same, from the ice to the press box. I mean, we're actually a desired destination for free agents again! That's so huge. The teams that win Cups generally don't sign the big names on July 1, they get the high quality 2nd tier guys who are willing to take less for a shot at winning. Enter Gilbert, Malhotra and Sekac. In Sekac's case it wasn't about money either way because 14 other teams offered him the exact same deal. Even Weaver counts in my eyes. He played well in the playoffs. I'm sure he had other offers. Really excited about the direction of the team.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 15:31:36)
Annnnd boom goes the dynamite. Nice one.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 15:21:59)
Right? Bruins people are saying he has to move contracts regardless of who he signs or doesn't sign. Still, it doesn't make much sense for him to sign the guy before he makes the trade. Then again, his leverage is already gone. Everybody knows they're up against it. Might be why he hasn't done anything yet.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 15:14:17)
I think the West did get slightly better, but you're right, not to the level people are saying. Bunch of old guys went there, yeah. But young guys like Drouin and Ekblad will be in the East. I'd wager that both those guys will have bigger impacts on their clubs than guys like Richards or Iggy. Maybe even more than Vanek and Spezza. I'm more concerned with our division to be honest. Tampa got a lot better. Buffalo and Florida both improved. Detroit didn't do much but they will still be better if healthy. B's are still solid. Leafs are about the same, but they're the Leafs so they can always just defy all logic and have a decent season. Ottawa got worse. That's still 4 pretty solid teams with us, B's, Bolts and Wings and 3 that are kind of unknowns right now in the Loafs, Sabres and Panthers. Methinks it's gonna be a dog fight.