Dave Jones - (David Jones)Member since June 30, 2012
Habs fan since: 1988
Favorite current player: Sidney Crosby
All-time favorite player: Bobby Orr
- Comment on Habs get a well-deserved day off (2013-12-06 18:20:41)
I'm not sure that we could get Evander Kane. If he really is available, lots of teams must be interested. But, no doubt, if you can get him, you should get him. He would be dynamite in the CH. I would trade Tinordi or Beaulieu for him. I assume you'd need at least a roster player, maybe two, plus a pick or two. This, of course, is where it's tricky. Not interested in moving Galchenyuk, Eller, Plekanec, Pacioretty, Gallagher, Prust, Subban, or Emelin. Hard to imagine prying a 22 year old signed power forward without at least one of these guys in the mix.
- Comment on Habs get a well-deserved day off (2013-12-06 18:06:51)
Okay, so the proposals are: 1) Gallagher, Diaz, Bourque, Beaulieu, Thrower for Perron and Yakupov 2) DD, Prust, Leblanc, 2nd round for E. Kane Does that sum it up?
- Comment on Habs get a well-deserved day off (2013-12-06 17:56:53)
I agree it's risky to trade away first round picks, and should generally be avoided. But I'm not sure I learned the lesson from the Leafs that you should absolutely never do it. Actually, I think we should learn precisely when not to do it--when you're rebuilding. Had the Leafs been on the cusp, moving those top picks for Kessel would not have ultimately meant moving Seguin and Hamilton for Kessel, because those picks would have been much later. And the impact Kessel could have had coming in to help a top tier team versus a team struggling to make the playoffs would likely have been very different. In other words, learning from the Leafs, do not trade first round picks when you are rebuilding, regardless of the player you can get for them (it is shocking that they did not understand this!). But, can you move those picks when you're ready to contend? That seems at least a different matter. Admittedly, I am biased. Evander Kane is one of my favourite young players in the league. He is, in my opinion, the exact type of player that a team needs to win in 2013 and beyond. Big, with speed and high skill. In other words, the exact player you always need to win in this sport. Pacioretty is like it, so no sense trading him to bring in Kane. Tinordi or Beaulieu seem like the sort of prospects that could make it happen--and I would be okay with that.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 22:25:55)
Price is stealing games this season! He's been unreal. Canada's best.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 21:56:48)
Was just about to say that. I guess maybe it was less of a "rush," but certainly a 2-on-1.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 20:58:02)
This game has sucked. Habs sloppy, can't get anything going. Bruins content to just be better than that, which isn't much to look at either.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 20:12:13)
Habs kinda just blah right now eh? That's my expert take...
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-04 19:16:20)
I agree! It's obviously a smart approach to plan for the future, to build through the draft, to be patient with assets, etc. But this is the NHL, in the age of parity. It's irresponsible not to adjust your plan if you suddenly find yourself with a top-tier team. And the Habs this year might just be that. Have to be open to making moves, and paying the price.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-04 19:10:21)
Emelin is excellent. Say what you will about the DD signing, MB certainly has done the right thing with number 74.
- Comment on Bouillon will sit for Habs while Murray plays against Capitals (2013-11-22 14:44:40)