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 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.
  • Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-10 22:29:16)
    Rivet, was a deadline deal. That's when vets have more value to teams bolstering their playoff runs. They know their needs clearly after having given young players a chance to prove themselves all season. And... teams that feel they have a chance to make some noise in the playoffs do not dump vets for prospects at the deadline. Essentially you are hoping for something that we are not likely to see as the Habs' core matures and this team becomes more competitive. Having said that, competitive teams do trade vets in the off season as they re-tool for the coming year. I do think trading Pleks while his value is high would be well timed this year. Though I'd rather move dd.
  • Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-06-01 13:10:56)
    A depth chart is not the same as a talent analysis. I think its highly unlikely the depth chart looks like that next season.