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- Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-16 09:28:55)
CBJ were a fun team to watch last year
- Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 19:43:37)
I'm curious as to how MT plans on forming his lines. Initially, I think we would all agree Pacioretty, Desharnais, and Parenteau make sense as the top line. But, as we have seen in the past, Max and Davey work best when they play with a strong net presence, and I don't think Parenteau brings that to the table. Gallagher has worked in the past, but I don't think that trio is as consistent as we would all like it to be be. Sekac is more of a perimeter set-up man is he not? He may not be the right choice either. I guess, Pacioretty, Desharnais, and Gallagher is the best option. So that would force Parenteau onto a line with Plekanec? But again, Parenteau doesn't seem to complement Pleks' defensive game all that well. At least not like Gio did. I'm curious what y'all would think of a Plekanec, Eller, Sekac line? I know it would be strange moving Eller to the wing though. And that would leave Galchenyuk centering Parenteau and Bourque or Prust. This line would probably need to be sheltered a little bit, but I don't think that would be a bad thing. It would give our arguably two most pure skilled players more time in the offensive zone. What do you all think?
- Comment on Habs will go with four alternate captains this season (2014-09-15 18:08:59)
Just give them all C's. Who really cares?
- Comment on Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-09-13 09:59:20)
Bozon was definitely one of my favourites to come out of his draft class, and I had no doubt then, and I have no doubt now, that he will be a legitimate top 6 goal scorer in the nhl that can potentially put up 30 goals a season. I watched his last game before he became ill live and I don't remember him making any mistakes and he scored a neat little goal, and if it weren't for one NiKiTA Scherbak, he would have been the best player on the ice that night. Wishing him all the best and we can expect good things to come from him.
- Comment on Bozon at Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-09-13 07:27:09)
Ray Rice hit his wife. Cut, counseling, indefinite suspension Michael Vick tortured and killed some dogs. Two year in jail. Ray Lewis obstructed justice in a murder case. 1 year probation. And yet I consider what Petersen to be worse than what any of those guys did, but I doubt he gets as severely punished.
- Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-12 04:32:37)
I'm torn on the rumour of Scherbak being traded. I'm from Saskatoon and would love the opportunity to watch him play this season. On the other hand, Saskatoon is a black hole for prospects so he should probably go somewhere where he can continue to develop. Scherbak can be electrifying; so quick, so skilled, and willing to get his nose dirty, but he is still fairly raw. He is probably one more year in jr, and another year in Hamilton before he ready for the NHL job
- Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-11 23:46:34)
If it is a sincere tryout, then I don't understand what they expect to learn about Boullion's game that they don't already know
- Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 19:03:09)
Can anyone shed some light on the rumour that Tokarski will have to go through waivers to be sent down to Hamilton in which case there is a good chance somebody snatches him away from us. I thought one had to have 30 NHL games before waivers was an issue, and Tokarski's contract is a two way deal for the first year. All this recent talk about Budaj or Brodeur when I think that is the biggest story.
- Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 17:10:38)
I think they would match as well but reports right now are suggesting CBJ want 2 years at 4m and Johansen wants 2 years at 7m
- Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 17:08:57)
It's still a correlation all stats, which should never be mistaken for causation, but if a the stat says when Player A is on the ice the team gets 5x more shots than when Player B is on the ice that is something that should be considered. That said, it is still only a tool and one has to consider other variables such as who Player A plays with, does Player A get more ice time in the offensive zone, is Player A more of a shooter or a passer, or does Player A go on a few brief incredibly hot streaks throughout a season that raises his average, etc. I don't think anybody is claiming that advanced statistics are the only thing that should be evaluated when analyzing a player as interpretation of stats is still always going to come into play. I think they are just saying that Corsi is a more valid and efficient statistic than any other stat out there, but it is still just a tool.