Arrow77 - (Alexandre Rowe)Member since July 26, 2008
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Joe Sakic
- Comment on Habs trade Jiri Sekac to Anaheim for Devante Smith-Pelly (2015-02-24 12:35:56)
People seem to forget how well Beaulieu used to play before this year. He's a young player who had a setback at the beginning of the season and who's gradually getting his game back. Crediting Gonchar for it is a bit much, although I'm sure he helped. But it doesn't change the fact that he was getting tired and less effective.
- Comment on Habs trade Jiri Sekac to Anaheim for Devante Smith-Pelly (2015-02-24 12:12:27)
Bryan Allen... I had completely forgotten about him. Man, I really don't like the moves Bergevin made this summer. Allen is in the AHL, Gonchar is injured but was starting to look tired even before that, Gilbert has been so-so, Parenteau was a non-factor and now Sekac is traded. That's not a really good score.
- Comment on Habs trade Jiri Sekac to Anaheim for Devante Smith-Pelly (2015-02-24 12:07:45)
I agree but we're talking about two very young player with very similar stats so it's hard to see this trade as a way to correct our current scoring problems. And it's hard to believe Therrien didn't give up on Sekac the way he was using him lately. We didn't exactly trade him when his value was at the highest here.
- Comment on Habs trade Jiri Sekac to Anaheim for Devante Smith-Pelly (2015-02-24 11:54:32)
I guess the "don't trade Eller because he just sign a new contract" argument doesn't work anymore... I really don't understand how you can give up so quickly on a rookie. I know Sekac is already 22 but it was still his first year. As for the trade itself, I don't know DSP but since everybody here seems enthusiastic about him, I'll trust you on this one. What I do know is that we currently lack offense and even though he's in the worst of slump, Sekac still has two more goals than DSP while playing 4 games less.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-22 11:15:52)
I have very big issues with the overall quality of Bergevin's work during the summer because it's very rare that the player he acquires then are that useful. You need depth at at least one position to make a good trade and I don't think the players he got (Parenteau, Malhotra, Gilbert and Gonchar) give us that luxury. You can solve a missing player through a trade but missing depth? Unless he gives draft choices (I don't think he should), it's very hard.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-22 11:08:21)
I think we could add a fifth point that he is having a very disappointing year and we would all agree with it as well. I'm really hoping this year is an outlier of an otherwise productive career.
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Senators preview: Tokarski, Pateryn, Sekac in lineup for Habs (2015-02-18 12:54:20)
He is used in a defensive role, meaning he doesn't play against lower tier lines but one of the top two lines more often than not. He also gets no power play time and takes a lot of face-offs in the defensive zone. The team also has no depth since Parenteau is injured so he had to play with Prust and Sekac or another rookie on his wings for a few weeks now. There's no question Eller should be playing better than he is right now but there's also no question playing on a third line doesn't help anyone's production one bit. There's a reason why most team refer to it as the "checking line".
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-17 11:32:30)
"I never said that we should use stats to replace hockey sense." Where did you get I was accusing you of that? Listen, I have my own issue with our "friend" from the other site and they're big (I'm either banned or I just quit. I won't know until I try to go back and log in, which I won't) but the fact he's a pompous ass doesn't mean advanced stats aren't good. The stats weren't created by him, they were created by a coach because he felt he needed that tool. And as I said in the other post, "it doesn't tell us everything" isn't a good excuse to completely dismiss a stat that tell us something.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-17 11:22:01)
They don't rely on numbers, they use numbers to back up their claim. Your gut feeling about a certain game will leave after a few says but the stats will remain.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-02-17 11:11:24)
Exactly. I think it's the word "advanced" that throws people off. If we decided to call them "new stats", people wouldn't be so resistant to them. Advanced stats are the best way we have to to know which player usually brings the momentum and which player often take it away.