Texus - (Alex Pelletier)Member since February 28, 2013
Habs fan since: I was born
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy
- Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-11 21:49:13)
Better in my opinion. A lot of it hinges on Sekac being capable of fitting in a third or possibly second line role as a fast, big and decently skilled winger who can pot 10-20 goals. Gotta hope that his size, speed and playmaking ability can be beneficial to the players around him as well. In that case Sekac + Parenteau would be a significant upgrade over Gionta + Briere in my opinion. Then add in the fact that Galchenyuk could be in for a breakout year, and Gallagher is getting better, and we've got a solid top 9 that's young, fast, skilled and has good size. The fourth line looks very nice too with the addition of Malhotra. Defensively I don't think there's any doubt we're better. Any combination of Weaver, Beaulieu, Tinordi, Pateryn is much better than Murray, Boullion, Diaz in the bottom. Gilbert will be serviceable much like Gorges was and he helps balance everything out as far as lefties and righties which is really nice. And most importantly we've got one of the best (if not the best) goalies in the league. I think we're in great shape :D
- Comment on Odds against a Habs rookie cracking lineup this season (2014-09-11 21:33:27)
I don't think it's a long shot at all for a rookie to crack the lineup this year, there's an open spot at RW either on the second or third line. I'd say Sekac has the advantage due to age, size, experience and the fact he trained with Pleks this summer. But Andrighetto or De La Rose could make it too. Scherbak looks awesome and was a steal at 26 but I highly doubt he plays in the NHL this year, still way too young and raw. I think we'll see a rookie on the team for sure though unless a transaction occurs, and I think it's the right call by management, always good to infuse some youth (and possibly some size) when you can. Can't wait for camp! :D
- Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-05 21:45:38)
Damn, forgot some of these guys were making so much. But yeah I agree give him 8-8.5 and call it day. Assuming his agent isn't going nuts and asking for double digits lol :S
- Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-05 21:42:42)
C: Markov A: Subban A: Plekanec but I like either Plek or Markov for the C. And Pac already puts a ton of pressure on himself, no need to add to that with a letter. Also any goalie A's in the NHL? I'd consider giving an A to Price lol
- Comment on GM Bergevin says Habs are a team that still needs to mature (with video and audio) (2014-06-02 23:45:01)
Nice roster! Heh we had the same numbers for Subban and Markov :), gonna be really interesting to see what they actually get. I really like the Vrbata signing, not really someone I considered but he could help our top 6, and without breaking the bank. Reuniting Yakupov and Chucky like in their junior days would certainly be awesome! One thing's for sure that lots of people seem to agree on, Chucky needs to move to center for this team to make a step forward, which means one of our current centers must be moved. Will be interesting to see if the Habs management feels the same, or if they wanna continue taking it slow with Chucky...
- Comment on GM Bergevin says Habs are a team that still needs to mature (with video and audio) (2014-06-02 19:49:52)
Hey would love to get some thoughts from you guys on a mock 14-15 roster I made (I have lots of free time :D loll): http://capgeek.com/armchair-gm/roster/20339 Probably unlikely to happen lol but still, fun to consider possible modifications to the roster moving forward...
- Comment on GM Bergevin says Habs are a team that still needs to mature (with video and audio) (2014-06-02 19:43:36)
Would love Gaborik but chances are very good he will stay in LA. Dean Lombardi said he made sure he'd be able to retain him after the season after trading for him at the deadline. Obviously that's no guarantee but seeing as how they will likely win the Cup with him as an important piece, I'd say there's no way he hits free agency. Callahan is good but I think he will be severely overpaid. Plus I'd like a bigger guy filling that spot if possible.
- Comment on GM Bergevin says Habs are a team that still needs to mature (with video and audio) (2014-06-02 19:38:28)
They have a young defence, that's for sure (other than Chara), I think the jury is still out on just how good it is though.
- Comment on GM Bergevin says Habs are a team that still needs to mature (with video and audio) (2014-06-02 19:32:38)
I thought so too until I looked at their cap situation. Unless they move some of their important pieces or start buying guys out, Iggy would have to take a huge pay cut to stay, like $2-3m pay cut. He will get way better offers on the open market and if all he wants is a cup, let's face it there's other competitive teams in the league, and might as well get paid well to play for one.
- Comment on GM Bergevin says Habs are a team that still needs to mature (with video and audio) (2014-06-02 19:26:30)
I actually think he really knows his stuff, but opinions are definitely split (at best) on that one. Would be great to see him as GM though so that the debate could finally be settled lol!