VT_HabsFan - (John Daux)Member since July 4, 2012
Habs fan since: 1969
Favorite current player: PK Subban
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur
"To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high."
- Comment on About this season … and next season … and the one after that … (2013-05-10 16:29:52)
Lots of great posts on here. The glass is definitely half full. It will soon be completely full. As much as I expected from the rookies; Gallagher, Galchenyuk they both exceeded expectations. I think the coaches handled them well and they will both improve. I have been a Habs fan since the late 60s/early 70s thanks to an older brother. I remember listening to Habs/Hawks finals on the radio........ Some random thoughts: PK and Alexei on Defense is a great place to build, especially with Tinordi looking at good as he did late in the season and playoffs, he too will grow physically and mentally and show his true mettle. As much as I hate to say it, Markov is showing the miles on his body. I think we can expect to see the same ending for him with an 82 game schedule next year. We do need to get tougher on defense. I would probably buy out Kaberle and Gionta (I don't know the buyout rules) , one is soft, the other is spent (as big as his heart is). Moen - doesn't add the spice we need to offset his lack of threat scoring wise. Similar situation to when we let let Tom Kostopolous go. I think we should keep Ryan White (let's not make the same mistake we made when we let Aaron Asham go). I really think we will be able to reshape the lines next year. I like the way Eller played this year, he showed a lot of moxie and just how good he is skating with the puck, he's still young and hasn't peaked yet. Maybe we trade Plex for Kesler? Doubt Canucks would go for that. No way can we re-sign Ryder, not physical enough and got checked to the point he was invisible late in the season and playoffs. The Price is right. Got to give him a little help up front for a deep playoff run. There are a number of areas that need to be tweaked, tweaked being the key word, but I think most of the areas have been addressed by all the various posts on here. I do have confidence in Marc Bergevin and the organization. It will take some time, but it was nice to see a glimpse of what can be.... The ottawa series could have taken a completely different tact had Lars not been hurt and the obvious kick in goal was disallowed, both of which would change the currents of that river. Enough rambling... Go Habs Go!!!! "To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high."
- Comment on Habs’ division rivals not quiet (2012-07-06 11:21:42)
Laughable Jagr claims he wanted to play for Habs... He wanted to play for Habs only if they were dumb enough to overpay, like Dallas did. Without Claude Giroux lets see what kind of numbers he puts up. Can he be more than a shadow during the playoffs? I agree with Bergie, lets see what the young can do, like Gallagher. I really hope they let the new draftees season along with Tinordi and Beaulieu so when they step in to the Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge they are ready to hold the torch!!! "To you from failing hands we throw the torch. Be yours to hold it high."
- Comment on Jagr to Dallas (2012-07-04 14:18:41)
No cap on contract length, if owners are dumb enough to keep GMs around who sign those contracts they deserve what they get. No matter what anyone says about Gainey he was always of the perspective that 10 year contracts don't make good sense. Heck 6 years is probably the max depending on the age of the player. MN is plain DUMB!!!! He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!!
- Comment on Jagr to Dallas (2012-07-04 14:13:51)
I certainly hope not... he is overpaid at this point and it's all downhill from here. He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!!
- Comment on Jagr to Dallas (2012-07-04 14:12:48)
I agree, not worth giving that much away for Ryan.... Let's dance with what we have...... If we can trade some depth at D and Pleks for a good left wing then let's do it, otherwise don't overpay to get them to Montreal like we did for Gomer.... He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!!
- Comment on Jagr to Dallas (2012-07-04 12:47:34)
What are the Ducks asking for Bobby Ryan? Maybe we can throw Pleks in the deal with Weber, and ??????? He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!!
- Comment on Jagr to Dallas (2012-07-04 12:42:41)
no, especially since we really don't know how good he is without Weber! These are two big OVER PAYs!!!!!!! Fletcher is an idiot, he just mortgaged his team for a Long long time! He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!!
- Comment on Jagr to Dallas (2012-07-04 12:39:48)
Bingo Bill!!! The team that made a splash and ruined their team for a long time... Suter is very over rated and Parise is good, but 13 years at those numbers is a humongous gamble, especially with a new CBA on the way! He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!!
- Comment on Jagr to Dallas (2012-07-04 12:37:54)
pretender to contender? laughable.... They went into debt longterm debt.... If they don't make it big they will rue today..... Those contracts are so inflated, no matter how you slice it commandant....... He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!!
- Comment on Jagr to Dallas (2012-07-04 12:12:31)
We also need to remember there is a new CBA on the horizon and signing players at inflated dollars for severe terms (extremely long contracts) is especially risky. If the cap goes down those players can become Gomez's in a hurry, especially with contracts as long as are being speculated about, 10-13 years... Even at 70.2 mill the insane bonus structure Parise wants isn't justified no matter how you couch it. He shoots, he SCORES!!!!!!