The_Truth - (James Jagger)Member since May 26, 2013
Habs fan since: 1987
Favorite current player: Crosby
All-time favorite player: Mario Lemieux
- Comment on Desharnais hopes to play on line with Gallagher, Pacioretty (2014-09-10 06:15:16)
I think DD goes to the net and takes more punishment than any of those bigger guys you mentioned, namely Eller, Bourque and Chucky. How many times have we seen DD getting mugged in front and battling as a screen? How many times have we seen that for the latter 3? DD might do that more than the other 3 combined. I agree with B as well. Gally wouldn't change his game no matter who he played with. He has been like that since his early junior days and he knows no othr way to play.
- Comment on Desharnais hopes to play on line with Gallagher, Pacioretty (2014-09-10 06:08:40)
Although unlikely, I wouldn't mind seeing Brodeur as the back up next season. With his kind of pedigree and leadership and willingness to play 20-25 games, I can't see how the Habs could lose. And if Carey goes down, I think Marty could very easily be capable of handling the pressure mentally. Although Toker played pretty well against the Rangers, I would have happily taken Marty instead of him in those games. DD-MAx-Gally makes a lot of sense, since they played very well together for an extended stretch last season. I would be interested to see PAP on that line too. I think he has the skill and goal scoring ability to compliment those guys and could be an interesting combo as well. Really, I can't think of any winger that played with Max and DD, that really wasn't successful. Those two guys have a lot of chemistry and the 3rd guy has basically fed off of that.
- Comment on Martin Brodeur could be a good fit with Habs: Damphousse (2014-09-09 18:01:43)
I would do that in a New york second, but no way The CBJs let him go.
- Comment on Habs’ Price ranked third-best goalie in league by NHL.com (2014-09-08 15:30:39)
I would put Halak between 15-20 in the league right now. I still think he hasn't found the right fit, but has shown flashes of brilliance, no question. He really played well for Washington after getting out of St Louis last year. Much more so than his replacement Miller. The Habs kept the right goalie, but I see a very nice fit for Halak in New York for the upcoming season. He may be a surprising story next year, with that young team.
- Comment on Habs’ Price ranked third-best goalie in league by NHL.com (2014-09-08 15:17:46)
There is no clear cut #1 goalie in the league. Just a Tier of top 5-6 goalies, which includes Price. Not since Brodeur's heydey has their been a clear top goalie, with Hasek and Roy before that. It could be Thomas one year, then Lundqvist another, then Rask or Price another. During the regular season last year, I thought Bishop was the best goalie in the league. For my money, I would have to put Quick as the top guy right now, after some of the things he has done the last few years.
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 02:53:39)
It's time those kids get a real shot, but I wouldn't get too carried away with the D squad being called the best in the league in a year. Many teams have D prospects as good or better than those 3.
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 02:48:20)
Gilbert is an upgrade offensively of course, but is he overall? Not too sure about that.
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-25 02:46:06)
All quite reasonable except the last one IMO. Have the Habs improved over last season? Marginally perhaps, but quite possibly not. I see them as having the same kind of team with the same kind of question marks. Offense was the main problem last year (as the year before), with trouble sustaining a forecheck to create scoring chances as well as net presence 5 on 5 and the PP. Really showed in the Playoffs, despite their run. I just don't see that as being improved. It's just a good thing this team isn't in the West as I feel their playoff hopes would be slim. A good team, but not great.
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 15:15:40)
I'll pay more attention next season, in what should be a year where Chucky gets a bigger role, but although having a good wrist shot, I never was awed by it, like let's say with Kovalev, where his wrister was jaw-dropping.
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 15:03:32)
I agree, and don't see Chucky as having a particularly noteworthy release. Guys like Patches and Cammalerri and Kovalev are good examples of an elite release. Even Ryder, maybe not elite, was very good. Chucky isn't in that category. I think Krob mentioned Chucky as being a better playmaker than DD, and no way we have seen examples of that yet.