twocents - (Eric )

Member since June 24, 2008

Wolfe Island

Habs fan since: 1972
Favorite current player: Andrei Markov (others: Eric Cole, P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty, Lars Eller, Alexei Emelin)
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson (others: Ken Dryden, Saku Koivu)

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  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 10:54:32)
    Apparently, the reason players want bonuses is that they are payable even in the event of a lock-out/strike situation.
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-01 10:44:10)
    That's not accurate, bonuses are calculated into cap hits. Hit the ? beside bonuses at capgeek and you'll see. The reality of Weber's contact is that he is not likely to play the last three years of his contract at 1 mill per. So if you base his pay over 11 years instead of 14 and 107 mill instead of 110 you'll derive a cap hit of 9.73. In light of this, I think 8.5-9 mill/8 years for P.K. would be reasonable.
  • Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-30 09:37:56)
    Exactly. Those who see this as a sign of reasonable demands on P.K.'s part are mistaken. He is likely asking in the 10 mill. range for a long deal including many UFA years.
  • Comment on Former Hab Kovalev announces his retirement (2014-07-03 16:02:23)
    I was reading on the previous about the relative merits with regard to timing the aquisition of a sniper. I fully agree that now is not the time. However, I do think that as teams sort out their cap situations later this summer is ideal. Late in the first half of the season is good too, but the idea of waiting until the trade deadline never sits right with me. Firstly, you usually overpay, though MB did well with Vanek. More importantly these players never seem to fully mesh with their new team in time for the playoffs. Very few Cup winners have acquired an impact player at that year’s deadline. Role players yes, extra scoring depth yes, but deals for top players seldom work out. Sometimes they end up contributing to a Cup in ensuing years, but in the same year is a rare occurrence. So Patrick Kane in August please Mr. Bergevin. If dd has to go the other way… so be it.
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-03 15:51:31)
    I was reading below about the relative merits with regard to timing the aquisition of a sniper. I fully agree that now is not the time. However, I do think that as teams sort out their cap situations later this summer is ideal. Late in the first half of the season is good too, but the idea of waiting until the trade deadline never sits right with me. Firstly, you usually overpay, though MB did well with Vanek. More importantly these players never seem to fully mesh with their new team in time for the playoffs. Very few Cup winners have acquired an impact player in that year's deadline. Role players yes, extra scoring depth yes, but deals for top players seldom work out. Sometimes they end up contributing to a Cup in ensuing years, but in the same year is a rare occurrence. So Patrick Kane in August please Mr. Bergwvin. If dd has to go the other way... so be it.
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 21:24:22)
    I'm not worried. There'll be growing pains, but it's time for this team to play it a little less safe.
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 21:16:44)
    Yeah there's plenty of leadership here. I think Gorges and Gionta took up lots of space, each in their own way, and that their style was a little lacking in the edge department. Markov can be sharp and snarky with media, like Koivu could at times and I think that speaks for a broader sample of players. It's just time. Thanks to both Gionta and Gorges for competing hard and always showing pride in the team.
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 21:00:14)
    Happy Canada Day to you! Agreed on all points, as long as you still agree with your former self that Gorges is not difficult to replace. He played hard and well for us, but as I was saying above he represents an older leaderdhip group. One whose time has come to make way.
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 20:54:17)
    I think the move to transition the leadership group is well timed. This team belongs to the kids now. And Markov would be perfect as an elder statesman captiain who will leave lots of room for Price, Patches, Subban, Gallagher and others to be the young leadership core. Pleks becomes elder statesmen too.
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 20:38:42)
    Chris, I'm suprised with your comments regarding Gorges. About 4 years ago I distinctly remember you being perplexed at why some Habs fans balked at including Gorges in a rumoured deal to get Vinny. At the time you essentially said you thought he was a very easily replaced player and that was when he was making a fraction of what he makes today.