Habilis - (David)Member since February 14, 2012
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Dryden
- Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-12 12:37:44)
I don't mind that so much, from a personnel standpoint I mean. When the bottom of your D depth is all young players, you need a cheap vet to be the designated sub. There's going to be at least 1 D-man in the press-box every night, might as well be Bouillon. They're already paying Drewiske who could probably fill the same role. But Cube is still a better player and has earned it more than Drewiske has, IMHO. The problem will come when and if MT reverts to his old self and starts playing Bouillon over... well over anyone really. The only way signing him makes any sense is if he's your strict emergency D and doesn't play more than 15-20 games.
- Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-12 11:55:19)
Patch-DD-PAP Chucky-Pleks-Gally Bourque-Eller-Weise Bournival-Malhotra-Prust Moen The way I see it, barring injuries, any rookie forward who makes the squad will have to completely outplay someone like Bournival or Bourque. Management won't just keep a kid here to sit in the press box. Are any of the kids better than Bournival or Bourque at this point in time? I dunno, but I doubt it.
- Comment on AUDIO: Former Habs captain Saku Koivu announces his retirement (2014-09-10 12:54:34)
Good question. IMO it depends on whether or not MT is willing to give P.K. the minutes he is getting paid to play. If P.K. is playing 28-29 minutes a night, then he almost has to be on the PK at some point. There are not too many games where a guy can play half the minutes and keep him off the PK. That being said, I'd have zero problem with MT "saving" the bulk of P.K.'s 29+ minutes for the PP and 5 on 5, if he can manage it. As long as the PK remains effective with Gilbert and Weaver on the right side, why waste our best offensive weapon there? P.K. is orders of magnitude more valuable than either of those guys in the opponent's end. Side note: P.K./Markov... They are going to be really fun to watch as a regular pair again.
- Comment on AUDIO: Former Habs captain Saku Koivu announces his retirement (2014-09-10 12:34:42)
Yeah I was there too. One of my most cherished memories. I recall that there was a very localized dust storm inside the arena that night. It was DUST! ;)
- Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 19:13:21)
I still don't know the reasoning behind it but I know capgeek classifies him in the "Requires Waivers" pile. They're usually bang on. http://www.capgeek.com/canadiens/ Toker is near the bottom, with the non-roster players. And yeah, I'm also surprised that camp is just around the corner and we still have both Budaj and Toker. I honestly thought Budaj was as good as gone when they gave Tokarski the net against the Rangers. Personally, I think Tokarski has passed Budaj as a hockey asset at this point. I think he's just as capable -if not more- of being the backup and he has added value due to his age and potential as a starter. If it comes down to having to lose one or the other to waivers, I really hope we keep Toker.
- Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 19:06:18)
I don't get the math on this. We still have Budaj and Toker, neither of which can go to the AHL without clearing waivers. The goalie market is non-existent right now. So you'd basically have to give away Budaj and Toker for next to nothing to make room for Brodeur. You'd be moving out a capable backup and a wild card who could very well turn into a starter to make room for a 41 year old guy who might be capable or being a backup for one more season. Might. I just don't see any upside here.
- Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 16:57:28)
Great question. I'm high on the kid, but it depends more on the club making the offer than anything else, IMHO. I think Johansen is probably worth more than the 3 picks provided those picks aren't in the top half of the draft. So yeah, if I was convinced that I had at least a top 10 club and I had the cap room, I would do it. But is there even one team in that kind of position right now? Without checking any numbers, I don't think so. Most of the solid teams are up against the cap already. Though I am a bit surprised that Garth Snow hasn't tried something yet. Seems like his kind of situation. In any case, I think Columbus probably matches anything in that 7m range, unless it's from a Buffalo or a Calgary or some such. If they were OK with getting 3 late round picks for Johansen, they'd probably have moved him already.
- Comment on Martin Brodeur would take backup job with Habs if offered (2014-09-05 16:12:41)
- Comment on Martin Brodeur would take backup job with Habs if offered (2014-09-05 16:10:52)
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- Comment on Martin Brodeur would take backup job with Habs if offered (2014-09-05 14:07:40)
37% of you would like to see Martin Brodeur with the Canadiens as the backup to Carey Price? THIRTY-SEVEN PERCENT?!? But why? Color me surprised. Brodeur is done, in fact he's overdone. He has nothing left to offer an NHL team on the ice. That's not even mentioning the fact that we have at least 4 or 5 goalies in our system who are better than him right now. So you'd be bringing him in for his name and nothing else. There is simply no upside to it. So why do it?