JF - (Jane Findlay)Member since November 10, 2007
Habs fan since: 1961
Favorite current player: Tomas Plekanec, Josh Gorges
All-time favorite player: Jean Béliveau
- Comment on Habs’ Eller sidelined with lower-body injury; junior team trades Scherbak (2014-09-22 17:18:28)
To change the topic (which I find has been all but beaten to death), I Just listened to a discussion on Espn about the Eastern Conference. Panelists were Scott Burnside, Pierre Lebrun, Katie Strang, and Craig Custance; the discussion concerned which teams had improved over the summer and which had regressed.Tampa, Buffalo, and Washington were mentioned as teams that had improved, the Rangers, Ottawa, and Philly as teams that had not. One of the panelists (I think Pierre Lebrun) thought Detroit would be near the top if they stayed healthy. Scott Burnside said he thinks the Habs lost a lot of leadership, and he doubts we can repeat last season's success this year. He may be right. We'll see how well the emerging leadership core replaces the leadership lost with the departure of Gionta and Gorges. As for repeating last year's success, the real point of this season is to make that leadership transition successfully, to have our young players like Galchenyuk continue their development, and to work one or two rookies into the lineup. If we do this, I think the year will be a success, whether we go as deep in the playoffs as last year or not.
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-22 13:45:40)
No need to be jealous. You're in the same class.
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-22 11:10:25)
The scrimmage game will be on RDS.ca at 7 o'clock.
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-22 11:06:49)
I hope that's all it is. Over the last year - in fact, since Therrien became coach - I've sensed a slackening of interest on her part.
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-22 10:38:25)
Anyone heard anything from J.T. over the summer? Her last post was just before the Gorges trade. Nothing on our free agent signings, nothing on the P.K. contract, nothing on training camp.
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-22 08:24:14)
I think Pateryn at this point is defensively better than both Tinordi and Beaulieu.
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-21 16:43:56)
There's no question that the McDonagh trade was one of the worst in Habs' history. I think it was 24Cups who posted on hearing of it that it would set the franchise back by at least five years. Sounds about right to me. The worst thing about the trade was that it was totally unnecessary. Glen Sather was so desperate to get rid of Gomez that he would practically have paid us to take him. As for the argument that we wouldn't have been in a position to draft Galchenyuk without the Gomez trade; probably not, but that consideration isn't really relevant. Drafting Galchenyuk doesn't make the trade any better. But that trade was five years ago. Maybe it's time to move on. Focus on what we've got and where we're going.
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-21 14:18:41)
I think it will, either on RDS or on the Habs site.
- Comment on Parenteau scores twice in Habs’ second scrimmage (2014-09-21 14:05:15)
The bowing was tongue in cheek. Your point about being able to evaluate players against each other is obviously very important. However, it does seem to me that some of the players invited, for example, Patrick Holland, are probably career AHLers. I also question the value of these no-contact scrimmage games. They're probably good as an evaluation tool for prospects, but in terms of preparing for the real season, I'm not so sure.
- Comment on Parenteau scores twice in Habs’ second scrimmage (2014-09-21 13:08:58)
OK, I bow to your superior wisdom, HH and Maritime Ronn. You raise valid points - particularly as to the value of being able to evaluate players against each other. But I still think there are too many and that special teams don't get worked on enough during training camp.