Dave78 - (Dave Jones)Member since February 3, 2014
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- Comment on Markov looking for three-year, $18-million deal: report (2014-06-16 13:45:44)
I agree 100%. I like Markov but I was shocked when I read about the contract he is looking for. He can no longer play top minutes yet he wants to be paid like a top defenseman for the next 3 years. Yes he can still be effective at times but only if you protect him and play him in certain situations. Only 14 D-men made $6 M or more this year. I just don't see Markov being anywhere near this level anymore and he's going to keep falling lower on this list in years 2 and 3. I would NOT want to make this kind of commitment to a player who has to be protected in order to be effective.
- Comment on Habs hold optional skate before facing Canucks, acquire Czarnik from Kings (2014-02-05 16:39:22)
I get what Boyle is saying when he points out that the more time you spend in the offensive zone the less time you spend defending. Makes sense. But he makes it sound like Diaz's offensive contributions were outweighing his shortcomings in his own end. He had no goals and 11 assists in 46 games for the Habs. I'd argue that Diaz would have to score an awful lot more than that to for Boyle's argument to ring true. I always find it interesting when advanced stats tell you the exact opposite of what your eyes and the score sheet tell you. To paraphrase a line from Brad Pitt in Moneyball...If Diaz is such a good player then why doesn't he play good??? The Habs weren't using him. He will be an FA at the end of the year. I have no problem trading him given these circumstances.
- Comment on AUDIO: Habs trade Diaz to Canucks for Weise (2014-02-03 15:01:58)
I tried reading the stuff on EOTP but I lost interest FAST. Same stuff day in and day out. Who needs to read 4 articles per week on why Douglas Murray stinks??? Just about everything on that site is negative. Even when the team plays a half decent game they can't help but sour the milk. I think they need to put the abacus away and actually watch a game now and then. Same thing today. You'd think the Habs traded James Norris away. Diaz was a healthy scratch and an impending FA at the end of the year. I don't know if Bergevin could have gotten more for him or not but why not move a guy if you're not using him?