desertman - (Taimur Tanoli)Member since July 12, 2013
Habs fan since: 2006
Favorite current player: Brandon Prust
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 15:17:16)
So now that we have exhausted the Thronton/orpik/neal incidents, I wanna talk about Subban. Over the past few games, I would argue that he hasn't been very good (comparing him to his own standards). Markov has been far better and made up for his lack-luster play. He makes great passes when he has a little bit of space and time and he can usually use his skating to create that space and time. Everytime he goes into the corner though, he seems to make not-so-intelligent plays. Whereas Markov will quickly move the puck up the boards or around the net, Subban seems to hold the puck and try to battle the forechecker away with his body and then make a pass. To me, it seems like he loses a lot of these battles and instead of the puck leaving the zone quickly, we get bogged in. He just seems slower at making those decisions than he was at the beginning of the season. I think PK is much better defensively than people give him credit for, but I would argue hes worse now than he was at the beginning of the season. I know the all-knowing and all-wise MT would disagree with me, but I'm curious to hear what you guys think.
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 15:05:43)
Is he smurf-sized? Check Play in the US National development team? Check This guy has timmins pick written all over it
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 14:59:28)
Disagree, Kassian is still young, only 22, and as the saying goes "power forwards take longer to develop." The guy is nasty and has good skills. Hes obviously very large, uses his body, drives the net, has decent skating and a good shot. I could easily see him becoming a solid 20 goal scorer with plenty of nastiness. The type of player that would makes things easier for a guy like Chucky. If he can be had for a good price, I say you take the risk. Maybe someone like a bourque going the other way? Would that be enough?
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 13:29:23)
Theres a committee of scholars that decides, my french prof told us about it. Its actually hilarious. Apparently they only let women onto it recently and she argued thats why all the cool words were masculine.
- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-09 13:25:56)
I'm working on my French also but here are my answers (someone please correct me if im wrong): 1. When using a color an an adjective, it always follows the noun. (I'm sure there are exceptions) 2. For feminine vs. masculine, there are a bunch of rules and even more exceptions, you just have to learn them. 90% of the time, if the word ends with an "e" its female. Good luck!
- Comment on Habs enjoy a break in busy schedule (2013-12-09 12:04:04)
"We have enough of the Shea Weber type Dmen (solid D guys w little offensive upside " - THIS is a very dumb thing to say... Shea Weber is a beast on BOTH sides of the ice.
- Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 16:22:18)
hes significantly better than bourque. He shows up every game, he plays a very solid defensive game, and oh yeah he actually uses his body and gets physical.
- Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 13:28:59)
Umberger can play all three forward positions and Dubinsky can also play left.
- Comment on Habs, Bruins in battle for first place (2013-12-05 13:17:02)
Eric Engels is saying the Habs and Colombus are definitely in talks. According to him the reported target is RJ Umberger, apparently the Habs management are really high on him... I would think Dubinsky could be an option as well. Thoughts?
- Comment on Habs’ Parros won’t play, but Murray will against Sabres (2013-11-27 12:39:44)
Soooooo close, man this is my third 2nd in the past few weeks...