turbodragon - (François Lamirande)Member since January 24, 2013
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- Comment on ‘I’m a pretty simple player,’ newest Hab Murray says (2013-08-25 15:17:07)
I don't know how Waite's past success will translate to Price. Before working with Waite, Crawford was talented, but all over the place, would go out of his net too much and go for the crazy saves instead of focussing on being properly positionned and always ready. Waite taught him to be calmer and play a more technical, constrained style. I think Price's problems are of a whole different nature. I'm not saying Waite won't be good for him, but he'll have to do something different than he did with Crawford.
- Comment on Toronto transit workers don’t want to wear Habs colours (2013-08-20 17:08:40)
That Lecavalier for all of our prospects thing that came out a while back?
- Comment on Toronto transit workers don’t want to wear Habs colours (2013-08-20 17:05:46)
I know this is heresy in these parts, but having lived there for a year, Toronto's really not that bad. It's large enough that you can always find something you'll enjoy. Be sure to check out Kilgour's Bar, they're Habs fans.
- Comment on Habs sign White for one year; Big Mac lands in London (2013-07-15 13:01:32)
I agree with you that Bergevin is planning for a few years in the future, but I also think his moves can be understood as the team having two cores of players: the young kids: Galchenyuk, P.K., Gallagher, Eller, but also a group of older players that are now entering their prime: Plek, Patchs, DD, Gorges. They are solid players and MB would be stupid to write them off althogether. While the kids are indeed very promising, these veterans will also play a large part in our contending in the next few years, and I think MB is well aware of that. That also goes to show that Gainey's inherintance isn't all bad.
- Comment on Habs trade Danny Kristo to Rangers; Lecavalier going to Flyers (2013-07-03 10:19:42)
Could the point of the Kristo trade be to get a little fresher trade bait? MB wanted to trade Kristo to move up in the draft but it didn't work out. There was no place for Kristo on the Canadiens since we are so small already, so now he gets a similar type of player that's a couple years younger and that he can try to trade back in the next couple of years. Meanwhile, the Rangers get a similar player to what they had, but who's little bit older and closer to playing in the NHL.
- Comment on Habs trade Danny Kristo to Rangers; Lecavalier going to Flyers (2013-07-03 10:12:19)
It's also a matter of what we could get. If someone's willing to trade a big guy for an unproven smallish prospect with attitude concerns (Kristo), you can bet said big guy will have very limited hockey skills, since big players who can score are so prized.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-01-25 08:05:00)
I hope they keep Markov as long as he's able to stand, if only as a seventh defenceman powerplay specialist. He can play the kind of game he plays (smart, calm, not physical) for some time yet.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-01-25 07:56:59)
Sending Galchenyuk down will free up enough cap space to sign P.K. to the big money (though perhaps not as big as he'd hope,) long term contract he's looking for. The saga will be settled next week, after Galchenyuk's five game trial is over and he's sent back to the minors, where he can get the ice time he needs to develop. We'll free up even more space next year by buying out Kaberle's contract during the summer or maybe even trading him away, as I thought he didn't look too bad in these first three games.
- Comment on How (and when) will the P.K. Subban Saga end? (2013-01-23 23:23:49)
The key factor that people do not seem to be considering is that P.K. is a Restricted Free Agent. He is worth what people are ready to pay for him. Because of his RFA status, other teams would have to offer compensation and thus are less inclined to make him an offer, thus reducing demand for his services. What's more, since the compensation varies with annual salary, once again the salary he can command goes down. Simply put, the same defenceman will make less money if he's a RFA than a UFA, anywhere in the league. Because of that, Subban should accept the bridge contract he's offered.