Stevie.Ray - (Steven Ray)

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  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-27 10:28:03)
    I've always been curious as to what contract negotiations entail. Is it just the two sides talking term and money? If so, you would think they could always hammer out a deal in an afternoon. Or are there other things being considered? Health plan? Dental? Media responsibilities?
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-24 17:33:18)
    Hensick, Dumont and Crisp. I didn't know De La Rose played center.
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-24 17:31:56)
    I think Hensick was the guy supposedly brought in to replace St. Pierre. I just read that Hudon was used as a center at the rookie camp and he looked good. Didn't think he had swift enough feet for center, but he has a ton of skill. Still, that makes Hamilton's top three centers undre 5'11", although size may not matter as much in the AHL.
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-24 17:18:43)
    Probably. I wish I knew the details, but I guess it's "none-of-my-business". Still think the Habs need to go out and get a decent C for Hamilton. Especially with at least 5 young rookies joining an already fairly young team.
  • Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-24 17:09:34)
    I was looking at the Hamilton Bulldogs potential roster for next season and I noticed something strange. We only have 3 centremen signed and one of them is Crisp! Who cares right? They'll either move one of their wingers into the middle or sign a guy trying out. But all this leaves me wondering, WHY THE HELL DIDN'T WE SIGN VAIL?!?!?! There has still been no explanation as to why we let go a perfectly capable shutdown centreman.
  • Comment on Habs invite 50 players to development camp (2014-07-04 13:55:11)
    Devils Advocate. Number one centre is a relative term, and we must clearly define what number 1 center entails. When I hear number one center, I'm thinking the top point producing center on the team used in offensive situations. And, If every team has a number one center then that means there are 30 number one centers in the league. Desharnais is probably a better point producing center than anyone we have on the team right now. Although, Plekanec is not far behind (and Plekanec is certainly the better player). And Galchenyuk has the potential to be better, but he has not shown it yet. Thus, on the Montreal Canadiens he is probably the number one center. But is he a number one center relative to all the other teams? He finished tied for 31st in points by a center with Craig Smith (Who?), so it looks like he would be the worst number one center in the league. But, if we fudge the numbers and eliminate DD's awful start to the season, he sits at a .85 ppg, which would put him at 14th in the league. All in all, is he a number one center? Probably... but probably one of the weaker ones in the league. Are there better centers than him. Absolutely. Is he going to lead the team? He can help, but he's basically an ok point producing center who has decent chemistry with our best scorer. We have four Centers who can play on the top two lines: DD, Pleks, Eller, Galchenyuk. Pleks is used as a shutdown center (and he's terrific), Eller i think may have hit his ceiling, and Galchenyuk is on the rise. Let's hope Galchenyuk can knock DD out of the top Center spot this year, and we can maybe move DD for an asset we need.
  • Comment on Gorges stunned by Habs’ desire to trade him, now waiting for next move (2014-06-30 18:39:27)
    My money would be on Lupul
  • Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-29 01:01:48)
    If you go through the Oilers' past draft selections, Kyle Brodziak and Theo Peckham are the most successful picks they have made outside of the top 2 rounds since 2000.
  • Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 22:50:04)
    I do. But he rarely says anything of interest
  • Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 22:48:54)
    Lernout is a big guy that can skate and played the PP and PK. He also has a big shot. But he still very raw and is quite a long shot. Probably the only issue with this pick is that Lernout wasn't supposed to go until the 4th round, and MTL probably didn't need to trade up to get him. That said, Timmins said they thought there were a few teams that were high on Lernout and that's why they felt they had to jump up. There were probably better players available than Lernout, but history won't remember that