Arnou Ruelle

Member since July 8, 2013


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  • Comment on Let’s get physical: Habs open training camp (2014-09-18 19:09:01)
    This is going to be an interesting training camp. The GM is possibly prepping his chances on who he might trade during the course of the regular season and on 2015 trade deadline. Centers - I think the battle for the defensive/2-way center role on the 2nd line is obviously Plekanec vs. Galchenyuk. Dmen - The best chances of getting in the lineup for a spot at 6th is possibly Pateryn or Beaulieu. Tinordi is a playoff tested player. However, the Habs might need another offensive defenseman. Goaltenders - like I said yesterday, the backup position is up for grabs between Budaj and Tokarski. Other players that could potentially crack the lineup: Forwards - Jiri Sekac, Jacob de la Rose, Sven Andrighetto, Tim Bozon Possible player going to Hamilton: Zachary Fucale Anything else, well let’s just see how things unfold before start of regular season.
  • Comment on Bouillon an insurance policy at Habs’ training camp (2014-09-17 18:37:10)
    So, here are the matchups for spots to fill out: Bouillon will matchup with Beaulieu, Tinordi, and/or Pateryn for the 6th Dman. Budaj and Tokarski will also battle for the backup goaltender spot. Pretty obvious, good luck to the players...
  • Comment on Desharnais hopes to play on line with Gallagher, Pacioretty (2014-09-09 22:54:57)
    If I/We are going to look at this Brodeur talk, its only one reason - the folks at l'Antichambre, the media here and this province want Brodeur since he's a local 'chez-nous' home boy. Pretty obvious. Well, I guess the question now is - Had We forgot about Daniel Brière?
  • Comment on Desharnais hopes to play on line with Gallagher, Pacioretty (2014-09-09 22:36:56)
    That's the thing. Suppose Fucale or even Tokarski would battle for that 3rd spot, what's going to happen next? Bergevin is now going to make some tough decisions and I'm feeling he's not getting happy with his GM stint here. too much headaches (he might need Advil or Tylenol for that) just to make this team work. I can imagine what Serge Savard had to go through when he was GM for the last 2 Stanley Cups.
  • Comment on Desharnais hopes to play on line with Gallagher, Pacioretty (2014-09-09 22:30:28)
    Its been a while since I posted anything at HIO. Anyway, I’m back again. Well, I’m here due to this Martin Brodeur rumours swirling around the NHL. I spoke about this back in June 19: I’m curious guys, If Budaj does get traded, is Tokarski going to be Carey Price’s new backup goalie next season? Part of me says maybe and part of me says Toker might get traded as well. And that means Budaj completes his contract. However, if both goalies do get traded, who do you guys think should be #31’s backup? I was watching Jamie Mcclennan’s “Post2Post” and he did put some interesting names: (1) Ryan Miller (2) Jonas Hiller (3) Martin Brodeur (4) Ray Emery If I were to pick (if possible) out of the four if Bergy goes in this direction, I would get Brodeur (as long as the asking price is adequate for one year). Why? I think he can be an interesting backup and mentor to Carey Price. But, it can also be an intimidating one since you have one of the best goaltenders of all time in the NHL. - Now, here we are! Bottom line is this: Most here don’t like the idea of Martin Brodeur coming here. Two reasons why I believe: (1) He’s going to be a distraction to Carey Price; (2) He’s way past his prime and should probably retire rather than play. I agree with both the arguments. However, I feel that reason why MB wants Brodeur is pure and simple - to be a mentor to Carey Price. I do not know how that will be conducive/beneficial for him since 2 people (supposedly) may actually coach him (the other guy is Stephan Waite). To me (right now and I'm changing my stance compared to June the 19th), I’m neutral on this. We have no clue what Brodeur has left in his strength at age 41 and we also do not know what he ‘might’ bring here (if employed). I’m sure that Bergevin has the answer now. Whatever that is, I hope its not his “boss” who’s calling the shots on this again.
  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-30 18:12:21)
    Has anybody here have any idea what the Habs are up to right now? Lately, LaPresse is the only one that has the scoop and this is what they gave: Des joueurs du Canadien de retour au bercail
  • Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-23 07:07:40)
    Anybody here bummed up already? I guess everyone’s waiting for the New Season to start.
  • Comment on Habs will play eight preseason games in 13 days; Kovalev criticizes Subban (2014-08-19 20:27:35)
    Kovalev can say whatever he wants since Canada’s a free country. However, if Subban does take this team to the Stanley Cup final and possibly win it, I don’t think former #14 will say something else. We all know Subban. He’s been through rough times and like Carey Price, he battled adversity. I just hope this year will be the end of all detractors of our team
  • Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 17:16:49)
    I think the Habs right now are dealing with the other "C" issue. I count possibly more than 4-5 centres that will play in the lineup. MT will have to do some 'line combos' again.
  • Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 17:09:56)
    “Who do you think should be the next captain of the Canadiens?” - This has been a revolving door question for quite some time now and I think we should not even try to answer this. We already know (obviously) that the nomination will ‘only’ boil down to two or three candidates. It’s either Andrei Markov, PK Subban, or Tomas Plekanec (if he stays long enough...). Need another argument? Nope. Maybe we should stop wasting our time with this question and move on. Maybe lets ask how our Habs are going to play this season to make it to the playoffs. What do you say guys?