Commandant - (Ben Kerr)

Member since April 11, 2012

Hamilton

Habs fan since: 1981
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy

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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Preseason Game 2: Galchenyuk hero in OT as Canadiens down Avs (2014-09-26 10:59:04)
    The toughness of new Habs/Bulldogs forward Jake Dowell shows up off the ice as well http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/09/26/toughness-of-montreal-canadiens-forward-jake-dowell/ Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Manny Malhotra set for Habs debut vs. Avalanche (with Patrick Roy video) (2014-09-25 14:32:35)
    Are Tinordi and Beaulieu ready to be full-time NHLers http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/09/25/are-jarred-tinordi-and-nathan-beaulieu-ready-for-the-nhl/ Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Canadiens separate contenders from pretenders at camp (2014-09-24 20:27:28)
    Thanks Chris I will do. Most of my "draft eligibles" had plenty of minutes last year, but he really didn't. I'll be sure to check him out. There's always someone who isn't part of my "players to watch" in September but is a first rounder by April. See Nikita Scherbak. Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Canadiens separate contenders from pretenders at camp (2014-09-24 19:13:35)
    A look at the OHL Mid-West Division (featuring Connor McDavid and Michael McCarron) http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/09/23/ohl-mid-west-division-preview/ A look at two years of Marc Bergevin http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/09/23/reviewing-marc-bergevin/ Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Habs’ Eller sidelined with lower-body injury; junior team trades Scherbak (2014-09-22 22:40:42)
    I said it before he was drafted. I repeated it the day he was drafted.... McCarron doesn't have it to be more than a bit part NHL grinder at best. I stand by that opinion, and the fact is the way his development is going he may not even be that. Fact is there are very few productive NHLers (non-goons) who scored as little as he did in their post draft season playing in the CHL. The only one who comes close to an 18/19 year old season like that is Travis Moen. The fact also remains that only 5 other draft picks in the entire 2013 draft were CHL forwards who scored a smaller PPG last year. He has great size, a very hard wrist shot, and not much else. Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Habs’ Eller sidelined with lower-body injury; junior team trades Scherbak (2014-09-22 22:37:03)
    Hey I get it, lots of people like fighting and find it entertaining. There is nothing wrong with that. Personally, I don't find hockey fights entertaining, I find them lame because two guys on skates can't do what two guys on their feet in a boxing ring or MMA match can do. But if you find them entertaining, great... nothing wrong with that. Just don't try to convince me that a guy like George Parros, or Colton Orr, or any of these goons who are complete liabilities when they try to play hockey are needed to win games. Thats all I ask. Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-21 15:35:29)
    The two of them had shooting percentages of over 21% and 16% respectively. Completely unsustainable. Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-21 15:33:39)
    Brianne introduces you to Nikita Scherbak http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/09/21/introducing-nikita-scherbak/ Ryan Johansen gets KHL offer http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/09/21/report-blue-jackets-centre-ryan-johansen-gets-khl-offer/ Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-21 15:31:41)
    1) Yes it is one of the worst trades in history... but not for the reasons you state below. And yes McDonagh is a top 10 defender in the NHL, but you are underrating PK. 2) PK's penalty killing is actually very good... Don't blame him if our coaching staff haven't used him there (and our PK hasn't suffered as a result). He played huge minutes on a Penalty Kill Unit that was #2 in the entire NHL in 2011-12. Of course that didn't make the team better off. The coaches have decided to maximize his minutes at ES and PP because he can do more in those minutes, while a guy like Murray who is a lug at ES was given PK minutes cause he didn't really hurt the team there and the team PK was good. That said, when forced to use PK on the PK he's been good. In the last three years (including 2011-12 season), PK has been amongst the NHL's best defencemen in shots allowed per minute of penalty kill time. To say he isn't as "all around" as McDonagh because he doesn't play the PK minutes is unfair, as he's shown more than capable of playing those minutes, he just doesn't get the opportunity to do so. In most defensive metrics at even strength he also surpasses McDonagh. 3) PK got paid what he is worth. 4) Sample Size. Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/
  • Comment on Habs coach Therrien happy with his four centres (2014-09-20 10:44:50)
    The WHL West Division includes a look at Nikita Scherbak http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/09/20/whl-east-division-preview/ The Saku Koivu Question. http://lastwordonsports.com/2014/09/20/retiring-saku-koivus-number/ Go Habs Go! http://lastwordonsports.com/