Yukon B - (Bernie Kreft)Member since January 21, 2013
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- Comment on Pacioretty out 3 to 4 weeks following surgery to remove appendix (2013-01-27 01:48:03)
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- Comment on Subban’s stock falling with each Habs win (2013-01-25 21:13:17)
Its all about trying to find a contract that will keep Subban happy as well as allow the Canadiens to continue building the core of the team. Too much money coupled with missed expectations and the team as well as Subban risk a Gomez type end to his tenure here, and more years of mediocrity as we fill the roster with Darches and Pyatts because we have no cap room left. I will be disappointed if he ends up traded, but I will also be disappointed if we end up over-paying. Tough situations like this take time to settle.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-24 14:19:28)
Sure, I would agree with well done, thoughts are laid out and ideas are discussed; its not like looking at grade 9 homework. That being said any article that puts Subban in the realm of Shea Weber has got to be flawed somewhere along the line. Is it due to cherry picking stats used, a flaw in the stat collection, who knows. I work with stats for a living and I can make them sing and dance and do all sorts of wonderful things, ultimately though reality needs to enter the algorithm.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-24 14:06:14)
Apart from the article, go look through the threads if you care enough.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-24 13:37:53)
Several of the EOTP people believe he is equivalent to Shea Weber based on stats and they actually said it with a straight face. Somewhere I can just imagine PK reading this s#*t and going hell yeah, give me another million. You can almost feel that attitude from the interview. My belief is that good players are fairly common and can be found on weak teams, while great players make those around better, put the other team in fear, and are rarely found on weak teams. In my mind that is the difference between Weber and Subban.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-24 00:08:51)
Although we have no real idea what he is asking for, I would imagine he is asking for enough to make this thing a difficult transaction.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-24 00:05:19)
I would imagine there are all sorts of players who have given home town discounts across the league, ever wonder why a veteran or an established player comes out of a negotiation and people go "boy did the GM ever get lucky" FYI gm probably did not get lucky, player was nice about it. I doubt anyone would advertise this as the player would get in trouble with the union brotherhood and the agent would lose face.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-23 23:59:13)
Just imagine what will happen to PK's commercialization if this thing ends poorly and he ends up in a market such as Florida or Carolina. MTL they are not as far as exposure goes.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-23 23:54:08)
Yes, it is all about the foundation... being able to put a group together that has a chance of winning. If any team knows the perils of over-paying and mediocrity it should be the CH. I have seen a few people questioning why anyone should take the home-town discount. Simple answer always is: because he likes the situation and wants to win.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-23 23:34:25)
Although all agree he is an important piece to the CH puzzle, the problem lies with quantifying exactly how important that is. I have seen some people try to argue he is equivalent to Shea Weber, while others have called him a bum and a cancer in the room. I can just imagine that Bergevin and Meehan have a version of that debate every time they meet. As a die-hard CH fan I would hope that whatever deal gets done is what is best for the TEAM long term. If the team has to pay too much and the contract becomes an anchor, it will do nothing for PK as well as the team, likely dooming us fans to several years of mediocrity and a Gomez like end to his story. My wish would be that he cares enough to give the team a home-town discount like so many others across the league do, and in doing so once and for all send a message he is here for TEAM glory. In short, a workable deal needs to be put in place and if that isn't possible ship him out and move on.