Maritime Ronn - (Member since Jan.14, 2013)

Member since August 22, 2013

Habs fan since: I can remember the mid 1960's
Favorite current player: Prust
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson

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  • Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 20:11:03)
    Subban took the Habs to Arbitration (Player Elected) which cancelled any chance of an Offer Sheet
  • Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 20:02:02)
    Chris writes "...Montreal is the 3rd most lucrative franchise in the league, absolutely swimming in cash. There can be no question that they can afford to pay Subban, so it becomes a hockey decision whether they want to sign him to a long-term deal or not." ------------------ Montreal is the 3rd most "valued franchise" in terms of potential resale value, yet is nowhere near "swimming in cash"...and Geoff Molson comes nowhere near the Net Worth of at least 10 NHL owners. http://www.therichest.com/sports/hockey-sports/top-10-richest-owners-in-the-nhl/ One has to be very careful when they buy-off on assumptions from Bachelor of Arts trained media people that flood Sports pages with little understanding of business. As for "Swimming in cash", Forbes highlighted the Habs owners Debt to Equity along with its Operating Income before specific accounting items. The Habs Debt to Equity is very large at 37% compared to the NY Rangers (0%) or the Toronto Maple Leafs (MLSE 14%) Bottom Line: The Habs may be somewhat healthy today, yet are far from swimming in cash. In 2013, the Habs showed Revenues of $127M with an Operating Income of $29.7M before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Continued spending to the Cap Ceiling with potential big front loaded salaries, combined with a few years of missed playoffs, would put the Habs in an interesting and possible difficult situation - especially with the new CBA Revenue Sharing formula.
  • Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 17:44:29)
    Poster Adidess asks an intriguing and very interesting question: "....Can anyone explain to me why the shortened season gave PK Subban a distinct advantage for winning the Norris that year? I don’t know how many times I have heard that Subban did win the Norris a year ago, but it was during the lockout season. For the life of me, I can’t understand what that means. Because… -------------------------- First of all, let's give P.K. his due and very deserved credit. He is an extraordinarily gifted athlete, yet one who also stays out of trouble and appears to take those gifts and works hard to translate that into a superbly tuned athlete via an important conditioning regime. During the lockout, several did not.... His heart and will to win also cannot be questioned, which was clearly on display during the past playoffs.... That mentioned, perhaps we start with some facts. First, the Norris is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association which includes, as an example, 3 members of The Orange County Registry, and 6 members of the LA Times - over and above " Lifetime Member" Helene Elliott. http://www.thephwa.com/page/show/1083378-home-of-pwha During that lockout year, there was no Inter-Conference play and one has to wonder how many voting members actually witnessed P.K. Subban play at least one live game or more (considering US market print media budgets for what they deem a Tier II sport) Perhaps also, a precedent was set the previous year where offensive stats for Dmen were the 'flavor of the day' when Eric Karlsson won with big Offence stats numbers, yet could never be considered as a complete Dman that could play in all situations. So what possibly happened for PK to win the Norris? The Roger Maris folk are always fast to put an asterisk beside an achievement, yet it was not PK's fault the season was only 48 games long. Of course he had a great season, yet is it at all possible that several Writers never even saw Subban play - checked the scoring stats for Dmen during those 48 games - saw Subban tied for the lead with 11 goals, 38 points in only 42 games along with a very impressive +12? The only failed detail on the checklist of what a Norris Trophy winner should be according to the definition - " the top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position" was that Subban was not trusted, nor did he play important 1st Unit PK time, or critical last minute time. That does NOT mean he did not have the ability (see 2011-12 season) Subban deserved what many deemed a 'Roger Maris asterisk' Norris. The question now becomes, can he do that and be consistent for a full year? More important than a Norris, can he win a Conn Smythe?
  • Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 10:19:18)
    If you read between the lines - and use the Eller contract negotiations as an example, you can see where this is going It appears that the Habs value Subban's last 2 RFA years in the $6.5M-$7M range A $7M Cap hit next year would rank Subban 5th for all NHL Dmen tied with Doughty. The big question is how do the Habs value Subban for the following 3-4-5 years after those 2 RFA years? Is it $8M AAV plus or minus a few hundred K? Some danger here as this is not only a Subban contract, but an NHLPA contract in setting benchmarks and standards. Pressure will be coming from everywhere....
  • Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 09:56:32)
    Too funny I should have known better If you're 5 minutes late, it's already old news
  • Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 09:53:26)
    According to Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, the Canadiens submitted an offer of $5.25 million on a one-year contract, while Subban's camp is asking for $8.5 million
  • Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 08:32:14)
    burli I may be wrong but I believe he received his $13M bonus
  • Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 08:11:26)
    Weber isn't really stuck Interesting that Weber does NOT have a NMC or NTC, so he can be traded at any time/anywhere with no consent needed, or no partial trade list to be dealt with It was a no lose for Weber The contract guaranteed him $110M - $104M of that to be collected in 10 years between 2012-22. He may have also thought at that time that Nashville would not match because of their financial situation and how the contract was so front loaded.
  • Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 08:02:15)
    Agreed Habs would almost have no choice in your scenario. Always wondered what his trade value would be?
  • Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 07:56:46)
    No, but I would seriously consider a Shea Weber trade, but Preds GM Poile would have to fall on his head and lose his mind to do that deal