Tyhudg - (Tyler Hudgeon)Member since July 11, 2012
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- Comment on Liveblog: Game 82 – Gionta’s penalty-shot goal in OT beats Rangers (2014-04-12 19:36:13)
Connor Crisp just scored his second for Hamilton. I have a really good feeling about this guy!
- Comment on Budaj to start for Habs vs. Sens; Beaulieu called up after Murray suspended 3 games (2014-04-03 20:23:56)
I also agree. Beaulieu did not look out of place last time in the habs lineup and is prime to handle more minutes. Tinordi does not look great, but he can definitely handle third pairing minutes, he just needs to improve his defensive play on the PK and not make boneheaded passes. Boullion is a 7th defenceman, better than Drewiskie but should not be in the lineup every day.
- Comment on Playoff-bound Habs get day off in Florida; Murray faces NHL hearing (2014-04-03 11:23:12)
I see Detroit's core getting exposed by either Boston or Pittsburg, whichever they inevitably face. Pitt will be ready to play in the first round this year, you can bet on that and Boston is going to be hungry for revenge... they don't lose much. Detroit is very inexperienced from top to bottom (Coaching aside), and I believe that will be their undoing.
- Comment on Playoff-bound Habs get day off in Florida; Murray faces NHL hearing (2014-04-03 11:16:55)
Chucky would definitely benefit from playing on the habs top line, but would the habs? Nope. That is why he doesn't play there, the NHL is not a development league. When Chucky made the team last year he was doing so knowing that he was reserved to play a secondary role for probably 3-4 years, so I don't know about you but I don't feel sad for him at all, he is still learning the league as 19 year old. He isn't ready for top line duties, and our current top line is one of the best in the league. Personally I don't think this is even slightly a problem I think some habs fans just had overblow expectations after the kids strong start.
- Comment on Next stop Detroit in Habs’ fight for playoffs; prospect Bennett signs (2014-03-27 14:13:50)
Totally agreed about Friedman Personally I like Friedman and Weekes on the panel as well as Weekes and Craig Simpson for color guys, they are both fair. Glenn Healy is the absolute worst, I don't even want to talk about it. Hrudey is ok, but he is up in the clouds all the time and never seems prepared for the games and that is offputting.Bob Cole is so anti-hab (and delusional) it is sickening, even though he has all these cute little stories about them from back from when there were only 6 teams in the league. Outside of Bob Cole I have no complaints personally for Play by play. PJ Stock is just not good at what he does. I love when Friedman gives him the business and treats him like a kid because PJ is always spitting some kind of nonsense. I wish I new French so I could criticize him on RDS too (which is where I watch Saturday habs games so I don't have to listen to that idiot Healy, even though I don't speak a lick of French haha). It is OK to talk bad about the habs, but they make inaccurate statements and are completely unprofessional about it. I remember either Healy or Hrudey giving the business to Eller one night on air about how bad he was, it was a complete joke and actually came across as more of a personal attack on Eller... I am sure many of you remember the tirade.
- Comment on Next stop Detroit in Habs’ fight for playoffs; prospect Bennett signs (2014-03-26 23:50:16)
You are comparing1st round blue chip prospects to a 6th round 'Project' pick that so happened to work out over a period of 6 years. Your point has some validity but that is not an even remotely valid comparison.
- Comment on Next stop Detroit in Habs’ fight for playoffs; prospect Bennett signs (2014-03-26 23:28:43)
They already have 3 likely mainstays returning, 4 if you count Tinordi, 5 if you count Bealieu. Consider Nygren and Pateryn are both improving leaps and bounds and will both likely compete for spots next year as well. Morgan Ellis has also not at all looked out of place in Hamilton, but is doubtful to make the habs(but who knows?) While we are at it we might as well throw a wildcard guy in the mix like Ellis or Bennett, which is unlikely but with how many young D the habs have ya never know! You need at least one or two veterans like weaver who can play or hang in the pressbox if required. That is a lot of bodies on D from inside the organization, a free agent signing is always possible too which only decreases any possible room for 'help' from Hamilton, even factoring in injuries. So even if the wildcard players don't work out, yeah there probably aren't any other guys from Hamilton that are likely to help out next year. I don't see why it matters unless you consider the 'Big 3' busts, which I do not.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 73 – Budaj brilliant, Galchenyuk’s Shootout goal beats Bruins (2014-03-24 20:09:56)
Wake up man, MT is a good coach. Accountability lies with the players. Tinordi got some responsibility, got a chance to play in the last 3 minutes of his last game and had he played right he would be a fixture in the habs lineup. What happened? I guarantee you MT coaching would have been screaming at the tin man to dump it in, but for some reason he decided to blindly pass it... and we all know what happens next. If you are going to blame any coach for the prospects struggles it should be Lefebvre, not Therrien. Lefebvre has made enough questionable decisions to go around.
- Comment on Habs get day off after win over Avalanche; Bozon’s condition improving (2014-03-19 19:02:44)
Expectations are just too high. Everyone except habs loyalists had him tagged as a third line center and he would excel at that role if the habs could put him in a natural third line center role. For some reason though many habs fans think he is actually a 2nd or first line center... which is not the case. I would love to see Eller utilized for the only thing he has consistently excelled at over the reigns of Martin, Cunneyworth and Therrien; playing defensively sound, physical, shut down hockey. That is when Eller is at his best, not when he is looked upon for scoring.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-03-19 18:42:43)
Boullion was not great by any stretch, and he is probably getting far too much ice time (I have no idea why...) but in my opinion he is a clear upgrade over Murray. Murray can block shots better, can fight better, and can kind of kill penalties, but he is worse in every single other category. Therrien could help Boullion though, by doing two tiny favors for him. 1)Stop playing him on the power play. He is a black hole on the power play... keep him off of the pp. 2)Don't give him so much ice time!!! How do you go from a scratch to having the most shifts out of anybody? Boullion is more serviceable than Murray, but they have to start scaling back his responsibilities a bit when he is in the lineup.