toinz - (Anthony Di Domizio)Member since July 10, 2008
Habs fan since: 1990
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy
- Comment on Price will be in goal against Maple Leafs (2013-04-12 18:07:10)
Just to clarify what was being discussed below, CBC gets the first two choices for playoff coverage, then TSN gets one, and the next two go to CBC. The rest go to TSN. The reason Montreal rarely gets chosen is much of the market for Montreal games in Canada is taken up by RDS. While the Canadiens enjoy a considerable amount of support outside Quebec, it pales in comparison to the amount of viewers they would get in the Toronto and Vancouver markets. Assuming there are 4 Canadian teams in the playoffs, and none manage to face each other, I wonder if TSN will grab the Senators-Capitals matchup or Sens-Jets (there is no way CBC is letting the Toronto and Vancouver markets out of their grasp) or would they take the Habs for round 1. I'd say TSN will opt for the Senators and the Canadiens end up on CBC regardless. I think the CBC takes Toronto and Vancouver even if Montreal and Ottawa face each other in round 1.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-04-07 13:07:36)
If you want to look at a similar trade regarding a blue chip prospect, look at the Martin Erat for Filip Forsberg trade from last week. To get an elite prospect, you generally need to trade a good player. Both Erat and Halak are good players. Except as Loonie points out, Halak was in need of a new contract, and Erat is signed for 2 more years. Before anyone jumps on McPhee, this is a guy who traded Semyon Varlamov for a first and second round pick to a non-playoff team. Coincidentally, that pick was used to draft, yep, Filip Forsberg.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-04-07 12:58:08)
For evidence supporting what Bill is saying, please google Ryder, Michael
- Comment on About last night … (2013-04-07 12:45:13)
Montreal is 0.3% away from 11th so it is rather bunched up in that part of the standings. We play the caps next, who have the best PP in the league. It's nice to play in a division with 2 of the three worst PKs in the league (not including Washington 29th)
- Comment on About last night … (2013-04-07 12:32:55)
Some interesting Penalty Kill statistics.. The vaunted Bruins PK has allowed 12 goals all season while killing penalties, including 4 (one in each game) to Montreal Their 90.3% is tops in the league. Their 75% PK rate (12/16) against Montreal would make them 29th. Their 92.6% PK rate against the rest of the league would make them first by over 3% points. Another interesting PK statistic. The top 3 penalty killing teams in the league this season are in the Northeast Division:Boston, Ottawa, Toronto. In spite of that, Montreal's PP sits 6th. How have the other PPs fared in our tough PK division: Ottawa 13th Toronto 16th Boston 24th Buffalo 30th My apologies for the wall of text. Next time someone tells you Boston has the best PK in the league, you can simply answer "Yes, except when they play Montreal."
- Comment on No trades for Habs, but team signs prospect Danny Kristo (2013-04-03 16:27:53)
The letters are about readiness to play in the NHL right now. that's why a 4th liner who is 26 could be a 5.0B and an 18 year old who doesnt have a lot of meat on his bones could be a 8.0D Not saying they are right, but that's how their ranking works.
- Comment on Price burns 2,336 calories in a game; Drewiske will face Flyers (2013-04-03 11:23:10)
Did anyone see Aaron Ward bring his phone to Darren Dreger? Priceless. I think a trade is coming...
- Comment on Price burns 2,336 calories in a game; Drewiske will face Flyers (2013-04-03 11:07:59)
Steve Ott is on the 3rd year of a 4 year contract. He wasn't a UFA last summer.
- Comment on Price burns 2,336 calories in a game; Drewiske will face Flyers (2013-04-03 11:03:01)
Lawton said yesterday he turned down Claude Giroux for Paul Ranger.
- Comment on Price burns 2,336 calories in a game; Drewiske will face Flyers (2013-04-03 10:52:03)
Derek Roy was the best trade IMO. A second and a no useful defence prospect is a good price for a rental.