No et al - (Stephen Lee)Member since September 13, 2008
Habs fan since: 1976
Favorite current player: I like em all
All-time favorite player: Guy LaFleur, but loved John Kordic too
- Comment on Habs trade Leblanc to Ducks; Therrien gets four-year contract extension (2014-06-14 18:47:42)
These comparisons between Leblanc and Kreider drive me nuts. Kreider was 185 lbs in his draft year. He has since put on 45 lbs. The player he is today is not the player anyone would have projected when he was drafted. No scout would have seen this kind of change.
- Comment on Liveblog: Conference Final Game 5 – Canadiens win wild one to stay alive (2014-05-28 06:09:37)
They drafted Price when everyone else said we didn't need a goalie.
- Comment on Exclusive: One-on-one with Habs owner Geoff Molson on team’s past, playoff present and encouraging future (2014-05-21 09:35:45)
Moen for White? Only if you're going to put Bournival at centre.
- Comment on Habs’ Brière will be a healthy scratch against Blues (2013-12-19 13:44:46)
Very well said.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-28 08:46:29)
Mr. Boone, instead of trying Breire on the line with Eller and Gally, why not try Bournival there and place Prust in his place on the fourth line? I would think Bournival, more than any other player on the Candiens roster, plays most like Gallagher - very quick, a dog on the puck, and always on the forecheck. The fourth line would be scary then too.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 12: Canadiens spoil MSG opener (2013-10-28 21:38:04)
All this talk about Leblanc's "closing window of opportunity" is a bit premature. The kid is 22 years old and started his career in university hockey. Let's not start talking about trading him just yet. He doesn't have a lot of trade value and if he doesn't pan out in a couple of years, his value won't be a whole lot less than it is now. Hopefully as this season progresses (whether he's in the NHL or AHL) we'll begin to see more consistency from him and he starts to develop into the prospect we all hoped he was when the Habs drafted him.
- Comment on Budaj to start for Habs against Rangers (2013-10-28 14:17:12)
Steve O - your stats fail to account for Girardi and McDonagh drawing PK time against the opposition's best PP unit. I'm not saying they'd post better numbers if they were the second PK unit on D, but I don't think it's fair to compare goals against stats for the top PK defensive unit versus the second unit, given that quite often the quality of opposition faced by the second pairing is far less than what most teams ice as their first PP unit. Make sense?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-05-04 02:19:59)
Just need to point out Gionta is not a perimeter player... he consistently goes to the front of the net and into the corners.
- Comment on Galchenyuk and Gallagher to stay in Montreal (2013-01-28 12:04:07)
- Comment on Habs 4, Devils 3: Post-game reaction (Video) (2013-01-28 12:02:57)
I'm with you Chucking. I have watched DD from the start of the season (I have him in a hockey pool so I have a vested interest). I believe he is playing well. Remember this is considered the Habs' top line, thus they are playing against other teams top lines or top shut down guys. This obviously means our 2nd and 3rd line play against weaker opposition so getting the job done may be slightly easier for them (if one argues our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lines are similar in strength). I also believe, contrary to what someone posted elsewhere, he is pretty much as fast a Gionta and St. Louis (but perhaps not as sturdy as Gionta).