Arrow77 - (Alexandre Rowe)Member since July 26, 2008
Habs fan since:
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Joe Sakic
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-19 10:27:20)
I wouldn't say we play "big" but I don't think we play "small" anymore either. I look at the line-up and only Desharnais, Plekanec and Bournival would be forwards who I consider play "small". The rest of the line-up is made up of players who either play big or, like Pacioretty, don't but aren't pushed around either. Having Galchenyuk and Eller play center at the same time will really change the look of the team.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-19 10:17:34)
The team isn't that small anymore, and it might still get bigger if Desharnais is traded. The lack of depth is a much bigger concern. The team needs at least one more winger who can score.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 11:05:58)
I agree with you and would choose Plekanec over DD in a minute. I was just pointing out what the option was and taking into account that the team might get more from trading Plekanec than trading DD. But personally, I would keep Pleks.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 11:03:50)
Malhotra is a 4th line player, a guy you can cut his minutes without him ever complaining. Put Desharnais or Eller on a 4th line and you have an unhappy player who wants to be moved as soon as possible.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 10:57:25)
Desharnais is a solid #2 center who gets a lot of hate, so the discussion always seemed aimed at responding to his haters. In that sense, yes, he's been protected because not everybody who criticize Desharnais, or who thinks he should be traded, is unreasonable.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 10:52:42)
It really isn't as complicated as it seems. - Eller and Malhotra are 3rd and 4th line centers respectively. - Two among Galchenyuk, Plekanec and Desharnais must play on the top 2 lines. Only Plekanec has the defensive capabilities to play on the third line and I don't think he would accept a more defensive role again. The solution once Eller gets back is to move Desharnais on the wing to see if there's an option there. If he can't play there, then you have to trade either him or Plekanec. We didn't trade Halak because he wasn't good, we traded him because we had no place for him. That's the same reason why Bergevin will have to make a move: we have too much of one thing and not enough of other things.
- Comment on Galchenyuk at centre as Habs prepare to face Canucks; Beaulieu called up from Hamilton (2014-12-09 12:37:25)
The move was inevitable and should have been tried sooner. Galchenyuk is supposed to be our future #1 center and Pacioretty will be an elite winger for many years. It's pretty obvious they were going to play together at some point and we have to see as soon as possible if we can develop a chemistry between them.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-30 10:16:12)
The strengths of this team are pretty easy to figure out. A great goalie, a great defenseman and few very good young players. The weaknesses though, are pretty apparent as well: no top line player other than Pacioretty and a lack of quality defensemen behind Subban and Markov. Until those issues are addressed, the team will remain pretty inconsistent.
- Comment on About this weekend … (2014-03-17 10:56:20)
My major issue with Murray, an issue many people have, is that he doesn't play like the slow skater that he is. There is a place for a slow, physical defenseman in the line-up but he can't be caught deep in the offensive zone as often as he is. He has no offensive skills to speak off and his big hits are meant to be done in the defensive zone where he can get back into the play in time. The blown coverage, the turnovers,... He's an NHL defenseman so stuff like that have to happen but he has to learn to keep it simple. Otherwise, he will always be a player that's more useful after the whistle than before.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-02-07 06:40:24)
That's not thinking it through, that's over-thinking. He is one of the league's top scorer, therefor he is a dominant force. Most players have weaknesses. Patches is just good enough to make up for his.