YoNiko - (Nick Megas)

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  • Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 12:21:48)
    I wasnt downplaying Gally's effect on the team and that line.. but rather analyzing Chucky's overall play
  • Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 11:54:01)
    This is a great start for our habs and im sure no one would have been opposed to being offered this position at the beginning of the season with our goalie showing this much dominance as well. Two quick things. 1- there is too much detail when analyzing the play of PK by media etc regarding the olympics. I watched 3 games this week other then our habs games. Ottawa Tampa, Anaheim St Louis and LA Anaheim I must say.. in yesterdays game... Boumeester and Pietrangelo looked absolutely horrible. And im not wearing my habs glasses to say that. They were -2 and -3 respectively.. and pietrangelo in particular made 3 horrendous turnovers... 1 leading directly to a goal. I caant see how he is ahead of PK in all honesty... Pk is superior in physical and offensive attributes and has that speed/ x factor that pietrangelo simpy cant have. I imagine the reason he is so high on the depth chart is because theyd like to have a def pairing that platy together etc. a la seabrook keith in 2010 Karlson was average against tampa but i honestly think he is one dimensional and offers nothing but great offensive brains. Doughty looked ok against anaheim but nothing that would make me take him ahead of PK. Other then having already played in the olympics. my other point is about two habs players in particular. Two that havent gotten some slack from HIO posters and media alike. Firsst Daniel Birere. I really think some of us are really hard on him. Ok hes not big and tough etc. But based solely on the chances hes been givien. He is actually producing way more then most players on the team. Lets compare him quite easily with another simlar player DD. They are tied in points. However, there are a few things that lie about that stat.. and unfortunately not in DD favor. Briere plays an average of 3 minutes less per game including 1:44 minutes less per game on the PP. DD hals also playes 8 games more then DB. so if u take into account that DD has played approximately 150 minutes more TOI the Briere, including much more PP time as well as playing with better quality teamates, we should really cut him some slack. DB I mean. DB is also a proven playoff performer whereas DD has dissappeared in the two playoff series he played. The other player I keep hearing about is Chucky. how he has struggled since being taken away from Gally etc.in retro, he has actually outproduced galy in spite of playing way fewer minutes and less 'quality' ice time. as well as less overall ice time. hes now third in points on the team and has been for a while and is playing with a few different wingers every game and not having that stability over the last 15 days or so. He has 4 goals in the last 7 games including 2 game winners and is often playing less then 11 minutes in that stretch. Things have to be taken in stride and we have this tendancy to judge a player shift by shift rather then give them some time to showcase some attributes. i.e. Crankshaft. At the beginning of the season peeps were ready to crucify him. Now he is one of our more stable defenders also the habs are 36-9-6 with Emelin in the lineup since last year. Crazy stat.
  • Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 13:20:42)
    I like how the rookie from colorado is a ''#1 Center'' but the runner up to rookie of the year, Defending Norris Trophy winner and a point per game Dman in the playoffs is just 'a very good Dman whos prone to mistakes''
  • Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 13:16:41)
    not to mention Mackinnon is playing much more 'friendly minutes' then Chucky is however he is playing in the west so.. it is a toss up... Whos to say that Mackinnon would have put up those numbers in mtl anyway.. and its not like hes blowing the league away or anything
  • Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 13:15:18)
    whos mallon? :P
  • Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 11:06:23)
    damn you
  • Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 11:06:01)
    SECOND I understand how some people feel like certain players are struggling etc. But really, its all relative to how we look at things. For example, since being stripped of Gally11, Chucky and Larry have so called been ‘struggling’ Lets take things into perspective. in the last 5 games, Chucky has 3 points in 5 games ,2 goals(1 GWG) and 1 assts is a +1 and was benched an entire period in one of those games. he has also played a total of 1:47 of power play time in that span. Larry has 4 points in 5 games, 1 goal and 3 assts, is a +2, two shootout goals in that span and has played a total of 1;59 of power play time. Gally has 1 point in 5 games, 1 goal is a -2 and has played 4:22 of power play time. so really, it all depends on how you look at things. Not to mention that Gally has played with the two hottest players on the team while Larry and Chucky have played with a hard working Brandon Prust. Let’s not over analyze things either. Sure the kids could all play better. We really need to take things in stride though. Oh.. and Murray > FrankieBoo
  • Comment on About last night … (2013-12-05 10:55:14)
    I understand how some people feel like certain players are struggling etc. But really, its all relative to how we look at things. For example, since being stripped of Gally11, Chucky and Larry have so called been 'struggling' Lets take things into perspective. in the last 5 games, Chucky has 3 points in 5 games ,2 goals(1 GWG) and 1 assts is a +1 and was benched an entire period in one of those games. he has also played a total of 1:47 of power play time in that span. Larry has 4 points in 5 games, 1 goal and 3 assts, is a +2, two shootout goals in that span and has played a total of 1;59 of power play time. Gally has 1 point in 5 games, 1 goal is a -2 and has played 4:22 of power play time. so really, it all depends on how you look at things. Not to mention that Gally has played with the two hottest players on the team while Larry and Chucky have played with a hard working Brandon Prust. Let's not over analyze things either. Sure the kids could all play better. We really need to take things in stride though. Oh.. and Murray > FrankieBoo
  • Comment on Liveblog: Game 5 – Senators end Canadiens season (2013-05-09 18:51:56)
    Many of you will get your wish tonight. No Price in nets. Here's hoping Budaj pulls this one off.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Senators draw first blood … literally (2013-05-02 18:45:51)
    Amazing how much emotion a playoff series can bring. Its nice to have the habs back when most 'experts' had them in the bottom 5 of the east. Future looks bright