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- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 15:22:22)
Thank you very much!
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 15:06:51)
My friends at HIO, My hometown of Richmond, Ontario is in contention to become Kraft Hockeyville. A very small village out in the country near Ottawa. Tomorrow they announce the 16 towns that will move on and have a chance to win, and it really seems like Richmond is moving on. Unfortunately Richmond has such a small population, and the way to towns move on is a voting system (whoever gets the most votes), and this affects their chances. I really think they deserve to win because the winner gets $100000 towards renovations at the arena, and the arena really is in poor shape. It was deemed the coldest rink in Ottawa by the media in the city, has had floods recently and even water dripping into the stands from the roof. I would be forever grateful to those of you willing to take a minute out of your day, starting tomorrow night when they announce it on Hockey Night In Canada, and vote for the Richmond Memorial Centre. This morning there was a feature on CTV morning news. http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=302718&fb_action_ids=10151846152681653&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B1504763833078094%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.recommends%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D Thank you all for a minute of your time! Go Habs Go!
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 13:09:11)
I think they probably suggest something to the coach. Probably "We would like to see X player have more PP time" or "We would like to see Y player play more of this type of role"
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 12:54:20)
I really think Galchenyuk and Vanek should play together, they are both offensive minded players who are not meant to start in their own end. Use them for their strengths and their ability to make plays, not defensive zone starts where they struggle to break out and enter the opposing end. Yes Plekanec is our best two way forward, however he is also very good offensively. If we need a defensive forward line I would put Eller with Gionta and Moen or Prust when he is back. Gionta doesn't score much anymore anyways and is reliable in his own end. Eller has been cold offensively but still strong defensively. A Plekanec, Vanek, Galcheyuk line would have a lot of potential. Galchenyuk needs a sniper to finish his plays and they would compliment each other well.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 12:29:20)
Timo, I don't think we are a true contender by any means. However If Pacioretty keeps it up in the playoffs, Vanek heats up, and Price comes back and plays like we know he is capable of, who knows. The east is wide open and anything can happen. I don't think we would be able to beat the team coming out of the west, but I hope we can make some noise so our young guys get some playoff experience.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 11:53:28)
I'm not sure it is relevant in this scenario, and this guy is clearly not right, but historically Norway has amazing rehabilitation in their prison systems and it is completely opposite to North America. Although like I said, I don't think that would apply here
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 11:40:09)
Vanek will be fine, it was his first game with us, a completely new team to him. He did float a lot last night but I think that is just the type of player he is, but in the opponents end he is dangerous. All I hope is that Therrien plays his strengths and uses him properly and to our advantage. Last night we saw him being started in our end shift after shift, I don't think he or the team will be successful that way. He's not a defensive player, never has been, don't try and make him a better person Michel!
- Comment on Vanek set to make Habs debut in Phoenix; Gorges returns to Montreal (2014-03-06 15:26:49)
Yes, I believe whoever comes out of the west will be banged up after three series in that conference
- Comment on Vanek set to make Habs debut in Phoenix; Gorges returns to Montreal (2014-03-06 15:20:41)
Well yesterday certainly was an exciting day all around. We traded for a true, number one line sniper who addresses 5 on 5 scoring, has a great history at dominating the rival Bruins and Leafs, gives us a real threat from down low on the power play making us able to not rely on the point men. Then last night we go into Anaheim and beat the first place team in a wild, wild game and shootout. Oh yeah, did I mention we had our third string goaltender in net?(Who played fantastic) It was a good day for sure, I would say. Last night we did get outplayed for significant stretches at a time, just look at the second period, however we also showed spurs of great team play. Once we add Vanek into our forward group I think we can solidify ourselves as one of the top teams in the mix in the eastern conference, with a healthy Carey Price of course. We hung in with LA, we beat the Ducks. These are the big, fast and skilled teams that I think are the toughest teams to play against in the league. San Jose will be another big test, but I am excited about our team. I look at the Eastern Conference and I think we have great depth compared to our competitors. We have the ability now to have two very threatening scoring lines. Two very capable goalscorers. We have good defensive forwards. We have some forwards who can grind and wear the other team down. I do have concerns about our defense, but I am optimistic. We have two defenseman who are among the best offensively. We have defensemen who are solid on the PK. We have a big, young defenseman who looks more and more like the NHL defenseman we all want him to become every game that passes. And to top it all off, I believe we have the best goaltender in the world. I am not fooling myself into thinking we are one of the best teams in the league, but I do believe that we have one of the best teams we have had in a long time, and as we know anything can happen in the playoffs. Pittsburgh has huge question marks on defense and in goal. Boston has injuries on defense, not to mention they haven't beaten us in a long time. I believe we are right up there with the two power houses in the east. The west is a whole other monster, but we have seen we are capable to keep up with them, with Vanek and Price coming in I think it would be anyone's game. I do believe St Louis are the Stanley Cup favourites, but I think we can make some noise in the east. And who knows, with some luck anything can happen. All I know is I am excited about our team. Go Habs Go!
- Comment on Habs acquire defenceman Weaver from Panthers; Price back on ice (2014-03-05 11:39:02)
Those are my thoughts exactly. I don't think Vanek is worth the money and term he will get in the summer, or what we would have to give to get him in a trade