timel - (Ellis Timerman)Member since February 16, 2012
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- Comment on Canadiens put Rene Bourque on waivers, recall Jarred Tinordi from Hamilton (2014-11-10 10:20:43)
(Price, PK, Patches have nothing to do with pro scouting.. )
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-05 07:57:35)
That's a joke. You must have been happy watching Gomez scratch his ass on the ice for 7.5 mil every night? The roster is set, and the same guys will count against the cap whether they play or not. It's not like you're calling guys up to replace expensive players. Sekac and Bournival are still part of our cap hit right now, and as far as the cap is concerned, it can't tell who's getting 3 mil and who's getting 900k. If you'll get better play out of your 900k, you play him.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-29 11:08:16)
Oh well, I'm sure you'll remember next time! :)
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-29 10:39:04)
Anybody that watches hockey regularly, and not just Habs, can easily see that it's not Habs-hate or racism. The NHL simply has horrendous officiating and zero accountability for the referees. It shows in every single game. It shows in the inconsistency from period to period, game to game, regular season to playoffs etc.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-29 09:57:57)
Or maybe the refs just don't like him? ..
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-29 09:51:13)
I'd be more inclined to say that DD and Patches are the problem and that Gally has suffered because of them. I think they hold each other back. DD is a nifty player and can pick up a lot of assists, but he only looks to pass to Patches. At the same time Patches is held back by playing with a centreman who is very clearly the third best centreman on the team.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 08:58:11)
Even if he did lean into the wing player, which I feel he did somewhat, all it would take the announcer is a quick glance at the rule to know that Price has every right to lean into the opposing player.
- Comment on Habs recall Bournival from Hamilton; battle for jobs on fourth line (with practice video) (2014-10-20 12:36:33)
Bourque never scored 30 goals.
- Comment on About last night …. (2014-10-09 10:16:48)
I think you miss the point in that narrative. Assets need to be maximized. Plekanec has a huge value to this team, but he is also our centreman with the highest trade value. While he may have an offensive rejuvenation this year in a more offensive role, he is still clearly on the decline, as all players are when they reach their 30s. His value will never be higher than right now, and by packaging him with a young player or prospect and a pick you can receive a game breaking type of player. What plek brings can be replaced, not in one player but by a platoon and a reallocation of responsibilities. I am just as happy to have him on the team, but in today's NHL especially, it is very important to maximize every asset and know WHEN to let someone go.
- 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.