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 Canadiens confirm playoff berth; practice Sunday to prep for Lightning (2015-03-29 18:05:25)
I wouldn't be in a hurry to get optimistic about the powerplay based on last night's performance. We've had these outbursts of scoring several times in the last few months, but the powerplay always drops dead immediately afterwards. We were moving the puck a bit better last night, but I hardly dare hope this will continue.
- Comment on Liveblog: Pacioretty the hero in OT (2015-03-28 18:46:42)
I'd rather do that against Tampa on Monday. Tonight we can win a close one.
- Comment on Liveblog: Pacioretty the hero in OT (2015-03-28 18:23:08)
Apparently Hammond was injured in the game against San Jose. But the Sens were saying yesterday that Anderson wasn't ready to play.
- Comment on Flynn is in, Smith-Pelly out for Habs vs Panthers (2015-03-28 16:10:21)
Tampa down 3-0 to the Red Wings. They also lost their last game, but haven't lost three in a row this season. We play them Monday.
- Comment on Flynn is in, Smith-Pelly out for Habs vs Panthers (2015-03-28 09:51:30)
I would guess it has to do with the statistics they use to measure possession, shot attempts for and against, and so on. An article on the NHL site yesterday (which I only glanced at) concluded that three "elite" teams - us, the Rangers, and the Ducks - would have to buck recent trends in possession numbers to win the Cup. On the other hand, based on those kinds of statistics, I think we should have won Thursday's game against the Jets.
- Comment on Flynn is in, Smith-Pelly out for Habs vs Panthers (2015-03-28 08:23:23)
Steve - How are the odds of our winning the Cup determined?
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-27 06:46:03)
Fortunately that game didn't matter, but the way we lost is troubling nonetheless. Forget the shot totals; we were out-hit and out-hustled and the powerplay, which had 6 chances instead of the usual 0-2, produced nothing. One supposes that Tokarski would be somewhat better if he played more regularly, but, aside from a couple of games, he's been pretty brutal all season. If Price is injured - and when you think of Kreider's actions last year, nothing is more likely - we would be left with no goaltending to speak of. No goaltending and a team without confidence. A recipe for a very short playoff run. As for the powerplay, I see little possibility of its being fixed unless Marc Bergevin hires someone to do so. It's clear that whoever is running it has no ideas and hasn't had all season. We use the same pattern of puck movement, take the same point shots, make no use of the area behind the net or the "back door." It is utterly predictable, and the entire League has the book on it. I doubt that even changing the personnel would make much difference. And without an effective powerplay, we will be at the mercy of any dirty tactics our opponents want to employ.
- Comment on Liveblog: Pavelec stones Canadiens, Jets pummel Tokarski (2015-03-26 23:16:38)
- Comment on Liveblog: Pavelec stones Canadiens, Jets pummel Tokarski (2015-03-26 22:04:22)
I guess their game plan was to take 13 shots.
- Comment on Liveblog: Pavelec stones Canadiens, Jets pummel Tokarski (2015-03-26 20:54:55)
I haven't much faith in Tokarski.