timel - (Ellis Timerman)Member since February 16, 2012
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- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 09:04:30)
I don't often post on here, more of a browser, but this conversation is impossible to let slide. First off, comparing contract signings from different years is ridiculous. It's like being upset about paying $100 for Apple stock, when it once cost $1. Every year, and every CBA provides different circumstances, and the value for the exact same skill set changes. Not to mention comparing Hedman and Subban is crazy , simply based on individual accomplishment and tangible evidence. Then look at the last 6 Stanley Cup winners. Each of which has had one very expensive defensman: Pittsburgh - Gonchar Chicago - Campbell Boston- Chara LA - Doughty Chicago - Keith LA - Doughty Without a doubt defenseman who can play defense are important. But a defenseman who can control the puck is invaluable. If you have puck control for longer periods of time, your defenseman don't NEED to defend all the time. And then your forwards don't have to backcheck all the time, which leaves them with more juice to control the puck more. With more puck control, any team can score goals. Josh Gorges is the perfect example. The only reason he had any value is because the Canadiens were not good at controlling the puck, specifically in their own end, which put their defenseman in the position of NEEDING to block shots, constantly. The NHL is about balance. You need an elite goal scorer absolutely, but without an elite defenseman, you are missing something. And the claim that good defenseman are all over the NHL is bogus. Very few players can control the play from the backend. That is why those are the defenseman that make the most money.
- Comment on Canadiens in last place (2012-02-24 10:30:14)
You sound like a f***ing moron. The guy isn't writing for the New York Times buddy. Last I checked discussion boards were not intended for people to gain credibility, they are there so people can have light enjoyable conversation about their interests. If you really have nothing better to do than to lay it to someone who didn't spell a couple of names right, then I truly feel sorry for you
- Comment on Liveblog: Another home-ice suckfest (2012-02-21 16:55:39)
- Comment on Welcome home, Mike Ribeiro (2012-02-21 12:07:15)
Geeze.. a key player and a 1st for Moen?? Hal Gill bringing a physical presence? okay...
- Comment on About last night … with audio (2012-02-18 01:56:49)
not sure the cheaper argument really applies when the difference is only $200,000
- Comment on Liveblog: 3-3 tie goes to Shootout L (2012-02-15 22:39:00)
My first post on this site, I had to make an account just to reply to this infuriating post. You're dead on about Cole not being in the shootout, but beyond that you make yourself look like a fool. What game were you watching? The Habs were the more physical team the entire game, laying some great hits on Boston. As for Gomez, his line had energy on every shift, and while his skills have absolutely deteriorated, it is what it is. He is here, and he will play, GET OVER IT . But to suggest that what the Canadiens lacked in this game was toughness? .. Geeze..