habsr4ever - (Dale Risling)Member since December 6, 2013
Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: Sidney Crosby
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-19 20:13:53)
We may miss Gorges but we certainly don't miss (I can't hit the net) Gionta. Both were good players who were proud to wear the CH but that cap space we generated is awesome. Sekac is a player. I am very surprised at how well defensively he is and makes such smart decisions with the puck. His offence will come and I love we got bigger and younger and cheaper and more upside with Sekac over Gionta. Gorges is missed on the pk....I still say he is better than Weaver on the pk and it is tough to trade a guy who loved the ch so much he didn't want to go the leafs.....I mean what a guy. Also surprised at how solid Tinordi has been....the competition for him and Nathan B in the line-up is a healthy competition.....I like the rightie and leftie stuff is great....but boy we better not be sitting Nathan much longer in the press box....the kid needs to play....Weaver's spot or gilbert's I think can get bumped here pretty soon....Nathan brings too much offence and wheels....he needs to play NOW when these games aren't as tight as the last 20 of the season to develop.....get him in MT.....with that fight last night Tinordi is STAYING put in the line-up and rightfully so.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win a wild one (2014-10-08 23:46:17)
Emelin is not used to playing the left side...time and time again he was on the wrong side and a way over too far. Gilbert is soft but man is he good with his first pass out of the zone and patience with that puck. He is worth the money he is getting. He will only get better as the season rolls along. We need to be more worried about Emelin. We need more from Galchenyuk. Eller made some stupid plays tonight....and I am tired of Bourque being so brutal in his own zone. Sekac didn't do much but it is obvious he has GAME. Markov played well but boy it was all him on that second goal....don't be blaming Weaver on that one.....NEVER vacate the front of the net when your partner is in the corner.....sheesh Marky....U played a solid game though. Subban was STRONG. $9 M strong - well not sure. Desharnais was awesome....he can't shoot worth crapola....Gallagher and Galchenyuk scare me in our own zone....we do miss Gorges on the PK....Markov is playing way too hard of minutes for his age and this early in the season. Tinordi needs to play or Belieau needs to take some ice time away on the pk from Markov....really like Belieau's wheels and offensive awareness....the big boys came to play....price, marky, pacman, plekanec and of course our $9 M dollar man.
- Comment on Pateryn among five players sent to Hamilton by Habs (2014-10-02 14:33:52)
I agree that Frankie Boo is staying in Canada and not going to Switzerland. Therien loves this guy and no way is Tinordi going to develop playing once a week if lucky and sitting in the press box. Tinordi to me isn't quite ready yet. I would have rather kept Drewiskie as our 7th Dman and let Booey walk. I am so glad we have MAJOR depth on the blue line. Nothing wrong with Tinordi or Pateryn in Hamilton for one last season. Weaver won't be here any longer than his one year deal and that is why we paid him more money for shorter term. I am also very happy we now have some forward scoring depth in the minors as well. We can weather the storm now if we get injuries to our top 6 and can now get down to trading Moen OR Prust as well because we have many bottom six guys. I really like Bournival but I think he is going to be sent down. Let him play/develop instead of being in and out of the pressbox. Budaj will go on waivers very soon. He is a great regular season back-up and solid teammate who knows his role. Pretty sure somebody will claim him. We need cap room - deal Moen and let Budaj walk or trade him too. that gives us over $3 M in cap space. Opening day is coming....and our roster is pretty much set. Thomas isn't staying....neither is Rose.....but they'll be back.
- Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-14 20:09:55)
Why the pk bashing today. He isn't get a penny over $8 M. I am hoping for $7.5 times 8....pk knows he'll screw up our cap if he takes too much of it. he'll be a hab for a long long time. rumor is we are a million apart....not sure what that means....my guess is 7 vs 8.....but who knows.... Bourque for Sharp....forget it....won't happen.....since hawks are trying to trade oduya to get space....they'll want one of our three young studs in the deal.....we need to dump salary too....get rid of moen.....I am sure we'll have to give Nathan B and Bourque to land Sharp....obviously ok with bourque going but not sure about giving up a future puck moving top 4 dman also.....WE better get a second rounder if we trade N.B. in this transaction. rumors are going rampad.....I do believe we have a deal in the works for another top 6.....as we need one....not sure which UFA we are targeting now but I suspect a trade is in the works.....I heard Marleau was a possibility but we don't have the cap space....the pk settlement is holding lots of balls in the air for bergey.....an extra million will go a long way in landing a big piece via trade. other rumor is Derek roy signing with the habs.....another smurf....I say no way.
- Comment on Mike & Max’s excellent adventure: Weaver’s dream summer with Pacioretty (2014-07-10 12:45:13)
No way PK is getting $8.75 M. I think the habs will win in arbitration as the highest paid dman in the league (or the top 3) are all under $8 M are they not? I hope it doesn't get to arbitration cuz that will mean the end of PK in Montreal down the road. 8 years for $60 M is my guess. Eller is going to be interesting. I hope we sign him for 5 years times $3 M. He may want more but let's get serious - he had a horrible season. solid playoff which is what matters but no way is he worth $4 M like I hear he "wants". saw it off in the middle and all is good....$3.5 M times 5 years. Done. Now we know how much we have next year for the other BIG boys coming up....Gallagher and Galchenyuk et all.....CAH CHING....sign these two LONG term like the Oilers did with Hall and Ebs and Nuge.....it will save us in the long run....and both are our future....although I would trade Gallagher for E. Kane in a second.
- Comment on Habs invite 50 players to development camp (2014-07-04 17:49:36)
Flyers are trying to dump cap space so it would have to be prospects/draft pick and one of our cheaper younger NHL forwards. Gallagher and Pateryn could get it done......probably have to throw in a third round pick as well.....but we would have to say good-bye to Eller or Gallagher or Galchenyuk or Tinordi to get this done as a START. I would definately part with Gallagher to land Simmons.....wouldn't blink or look back..... Let's see what Bergy has up his sleeve - he knows he has to land a top six before camp begins.....
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 13:49:25)
Steven O. Wow - U sure know your stuff. NOT. Habs have done great today. U must be a leafs fan.....cuz your knowledge is very weak.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 13:33:13)
Timo....U R from Calgary just like me. You must remember Gilbert from his time with the oilers....one GREAT season....then he couldn't play any more with no help......had a horrible year.....he had a great season in FLA....he can move the puck....fairly soft player but certainly not as soft as Weber or Diaz in ANY fashion.....he can skate...and has size.....can kill penalties but to me he will be on our second unit pp. at $2.8 M I would say we over paid by $300 k.....with taxes so high in Montreal....and UFA season....to over pay by that much on a two year contract.....right handed Dman.....NICE. I wanted Robidas....but he is what 37? Gilbert is 31 I think? I like the signing.....I love Gorges - but yup he was over paid by $900 k.....and also shoots left.....we have tinordi and belieau coming thru as well.....FOUR years of Josh takes their spot next year and after. I love the Weaver signing as well....over paid by $250 K....but got the one year deal....heck if booey and murray got $1.5 M on one year deals.....this is the best signing of the day so far for the habs......awaiting Vrbata.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 13:28:15)
Hey Steven O. Go sign on to the Leafs sites....we don't need you as a fan. You are way too negative and not a fan....C ya. No knowledge what so ever about the game or signings based on your comments........just shooting your mouth off..... Please sign off NOW and take your useless hockey knowledge and cap mgmt. else where. thanks so much....take care.
- Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 12:48:31)
Glad for Gorges.....feel bad he is going to a rebuilding team but he'll be able to be a leader there....too bad we have to play him 5 times per season....it will be tough for him. Gilbert is a solid Dman....31 years old.....he will replace WEAVER not Gorges.....Bergey knew he wasn't getting Boyle a half hour in (Rangers...sheesh).....he shoots right.....haven't heard term or dollars yet - hopefully nothing more than $2.5 M. I wanted Robidas....Gilbert can skate people....