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- Comment on New Hab Tangradi skates on fourth line at practice; Gilbert demoted to seventh defenceman (2014-11-26 15:19:10)
dd does a better job on the boards than joe thornton. he's quicker & he's a great playmaker. all small guys lack reach which can help them protect the puck or forecheck. dd's prob this yr so far is lack of production. he needs to score near 60 points to be really effective. galchenyuk is going to do that (maybe even this yr) & when he does, dd is a #2 center. at that point someone has to go. not much we can really complain about sitting in 1st place. a bigger question right now is why weise isn't the rw on that line. weise has 1 less pt than p.a. & has played 3 less games (& makes $3mm less). he's had some chemistry with dd & max too. that line could use some size at rw. why is weise on the 4th line? if we're going to trade anyone now, p.a. is the guy to go.
- Comment on Canadiens given two days off; Nathan Beaulieu sent to Hamilton (2014-11-25 09:13:20)
still think dd & max would be more effective with weise at rw. he has some talent & possesses the size & power that p.a. lacks. prob is where do u put p.a.? with eller & sekac? then prust is on the 4th line. going to the game fri. nite in buffalo. hope they bring their 'a' game.
- Comment on New Hab Bryan Allen will be in the lineup against Bruins (2014-11-22 13:21:33)
I thought our dmen were all playing well. maybe we get a surprise like we did with weaver last year. maybe mb is trying to create a lot of competition for playing time so nobody can afford to take a nite off. whatever he's doing, I hope it works. there are no obvious candidates for movement now (maybe parenteau is closest) so I imagine any moves made will be multiplayer trades where we wind up with the best guy. half our dmen are ufa's at season's end. gilbert has 1 more to go. it appears as if mb is buying time until beaulieu, tinordi & pateryn are solid.
- Comment on Bring on the Bruins! Canadiens get ready for a busy weekend (2014-11-22 10:41:51)
- Comment on Game Within the Game: Blues bring out the best in Canadiens (2014-11-21 12:24:24)
no, eller put it inside the post opposite the way he was moving. that's a hard shot for a goalie to stop.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 09:08:55)
still don't like the bourque trade (or the demotion). playoff bourque is a power fwd with elite speed & great shot. those guys are hard to come by. news to me that he wanted a trade esp after such a great playoff. I'll speculate that means he clashed with mt. I'm hoping sekac can bring the same. we won't know til the playoffs. of all the players who've left from last season, bourque is the one who had some real value. if a guy wants out tho, then his heart isn't in it.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 08:52:22)
agreed. I've been saying he should play with max & dd. he brings the size, speed & grit that their line needs. he's played well with them in the past too.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 08:50:33)
he's also a good backchecker & has made several key checks in the past few games.
- Comment on Liveblog: The losing streak is over (2014-11-20 19:18:45)
I wouldn't get too excited. bourque was an impact player in the last 2 playoffs. Anaheim is a contender & they wanted him. I think mb acted too hastily. I'd rather see beaulieu get ice time in the nhl.
- Comment on Carey Price named NHL’s second star as Canadiens get ready for a busy week (2014-11-17 14:05:26)
the addition of gonchar has worked out better than I expected. he's been pretty solid & beaulieu has been getting in some time instead of sitting. they're breaking him in easy & he looks more confident esp after those 2 fights. it's only a matter of time for him. the habs are playing much better now than they were at the beginning of the season too. there's a lot of balance that has led to success. if galchenyuk can continue to blossom, we could have an elite scoring team. imagine McCarron bulling his way around opposing nets on our top line & on the pp. he could really be a difference-maker if he keeps it up. scherbak, de la rose, hudon, tinordi...the future looks bright.