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- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 05:16:41)
I would suggest that Beaulieu and Tinordi are already better than Weaver, Gonchar, and Allen, but on a Therrien team experience trumps all. Gilbert is doing what he was brought in to do. Get the puck away from Carey Price. He starts his shift almost 40% of the time in the Dzone, and 35% of the time in the neutral zone. He is not expected to score a whole lot. He is what he is.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 05:10:04)
A quarter of the way through the season and the Habs are 15-5-1. In that time we have had a 3 game winning streak, a 4 game winning streak, and a six game winning streak. Our worst streak of the year was 1 point in a three game span. Yet, despite leading the league, there has still been very little attention toward the success. The Habs are a good team. But harder times are ahead. We have remained relatively healthy and despite winning the Habs have not put together too many dominant wins. Their hot start is great but let's no lose our heads completely when the inevitable losing streak hits.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 04:58:07)
Bryan Allen has been injured all season and you can't trade injured players.
- Comment on Habs trade Travis Moen to Dallas for Sergei Gonchar (2014-11-11 14:51:53)
Here's how I see it: It's 2 years of 1.85m vs. 1 year of 4.6m (Dal retained 400k). Which is worse i don't know. It pushes Tinordi and Beaulieu down the depth chart, but it mean Therrien can't play bums like Moen and Bourque over Sekac and Bournival anymore. It means we likely can't make any big moves at the deadline, but we'll need the cap space next season to resign Gallys (and Tinner and Beaulieu). We lose a guy that's good on PK, for a guy whose only appreciable asset is he's decent on the PP (so was Kaberle before we got him remember that?) It's pretty much a wash, but I bet Gonchar frustrates the fans his fair share before the end of the season
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens top lines key rout of Wild (2014-11-08 22:53:56)
That was a vicious right he threw. Didn't look like a typical hockey punch
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-06 02:56:09)
How would you rank each teams number one center? Where would you place Desharnais? I know there is a lot of different opinions as to who is a teams top center, but to save time I went with The Hockey News as a guideline. 1. Crosby 2. Stamkos 3. Toews 4. Tavares 5. Getzlaf 6. Kopitar 7. Seguin 8. Datsyuk 9. Giroux 10. Thornton 11. Backes 12. Backstrom 13. Duchene 14. Sedin 15. Johansen 16. Krejci 17. E. Staal 18. Monahan 19. Nuge 20. Turris 21. Desharnais 22. Koivu 23. Scheifle 24. Ennis 25. Zajac 26. Stepan 27. Fisher 28. Barkov 29. Bozak 30. Gagner I threw my list together fairly quickly. What are your thoughts?
- Comment on High-intensity practice for Habs after loss to Flames; Blackhawks in town Tuesday night (2014-11-04 02:18:15)
Good news is the. Blackhawks have brought the best out of us the last couple years. Always a fun game to watch
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-29 01:55:02)
Why is Bournival not playing?
- Comment on Habs ride 4-game win streak into Edmonton vs surging Oilers (2014-10-26 14:15:27)
T4P reporting the Habs will begin contract renegotiations with Galchenyuk and Gallagher soon. We will have 58m committed for next season and the cap is expected to rise dramatically as the new tv deals effect will be included for the first time. I think Mb will want to give them both similar bridge deals, and I would look to something similar to Johanssens deal in Columbus. 2 years 3.5-4m each Bournival and Beaulieu will also be looking for deals
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-22 03:18:22)
My two cents on the Yakupov talk that has been buzzing. A center (Eller) would be the centerpiece of the return for Edmonton. Edmonton also needs some character veterans. Moen would be nice but Edmonton won’t be happy. They would want Prust. Edmonton is also shallow on D, and we can’t really afford to give up one of our veteran D so it would have to be one of our prospects. Expect one of our older prospects like Pateryn or Nygren. I think EDM would be more interested in Pateryn. So, a realistic deal would be Eller, Prust, Pateryn for Yakupov and probably draft picks or a prospect (MB is shrewd). That’s what EDM will want. I like Yakupov. He’s been flying this year. I wouldn’t make that trade.