44har48 - (Erik Harvey)Member since September 15, 2008
Saranac Lake, NY USA
Habs fan since: 1972
Favorite current player: Alexander Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafluer
- Comment on Habs trade Jiri Sekac to Anaheim for Devante Smith-Pelly (2015-02-24 12:00:22)
Time will tell but I'm not fond of this trade up front. I do have a lot of faith in MB, so he maybe sees something I don't - go figure :)
- Comment on Habs trade Jiri Sekac to Anaheim for Devante Smith-Pelly (2015-02-24 11:58:30)
You make good points but at the end of the day, I know nothing about the guy we got and I had a high opinion of Jiri Sekac and his ceiling. I thought he may have had the most "skill" of anyone on this team not wearing #27 on his back and still had a lot to learn and adjust to over here. I also don't care what you gave and got. It's about what you have and where you are going :)
- Comment on Islanders vs. Canadiens preview: Tokarski gets start as Price sidelined with upper-body injury (2015-01-16 14:30:36)
I mentioned this to you on another post...IMO, you outhit your opponent when you are chasing them and the puck. I don’t look at that stat at all. The problem I see among a few hair splitting issues, is net presence. We have none on offence, aside from our smallest player, and even knowing the only way to beat Price is bodies and traffic in front, we allow it unimpeded. Anybody that scouts and/or is a good coach will have their teams crowd Price and our net, because we allow it and its how you beat us.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-01-16 14:26:59)
IMO, you outhit your opponent when you are chasing them and the puck. I don't look at that stat at all. The problem I see among a few hair splitting issues, is net presence. We have none on offence, aside from our smallest player, and even knowing the only way to beat Price is bodies and traffic in front, we allow it unimpeded. Anybody that scouts and/or is a good coach will have their teams crowd Price and our net, because we allow it and its how you beat us.
- Comment on Clearing up the Habs’ TV picture (2014-09-04 13:28:02)
I have to believe I won't get left out in the cold on this but I am thoroughly confused. I live in Northern NY (2hrs from downtown Montreal), which has historically been considered the Habs region. When watching CBC (sigh) I would get the Habs on regional coverage and not the national Leafs game. I also subscribe to DirecTV NHL Center Ice package because if not for that, I would not see any Habs games at all, other than CBC (good god!). The US refuses to air Canadian teams on US channels unless they absolutely have to and then its only because they are playing NY R, Bos, or Pitt. So my question is...will I now get to watch Habs games with homer announcers like the good old days with Dick Irvin? or will I now not be able to see any of these games because they are aired on Canadian regional channels (I did get games in the past on center ice on TSN, Sportsnet, occasionally RDS)? or will nothing change for me? Not sure if anyone knows but I thought I would share my confusion. :)
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-03 08:34:26)
This time it was...but when you set that precedent of not giving bridge deals you will get burned by not doing it later. It was a smart move and for once one of our prospects blossomed and now we have to pay him to keep him. It's a good model.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-03 07:54:05)
It is what it is...I'm glad he is a Canadien, I just hope he can live up to that enormous contract, and stay injury free. The expectation is now there to perform professionally, at a high level on both ends of the ice, game in and game out. He will need to continue to mature and lift his game to an even higher level now every night.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban meets media in Brossard as contract talks continue (2014-08-01 06:57:13)
- Comment on Habs’ Subban meets media in Brossard as contract talks continue (2014-08-01 06:55:59)
I say a deal will get done eventually, maybe today, maybe not. I am thrilled we have a GM that knows how to use the tools and play the game. It will benefit the future very well. It does come down to perceived value of the player over the length of the deal at the end of the day but the bridge deal and now this negotiation is all part of the process and it sets the precedent. The Habs will have many young stars that will need to be paid, and giving big deals instead of the bridge, caving and overpaying when you have leverage, these are things that hurt you trying to build a long term winner. IMO. We can now expect Galchenyuk to get a bridge like Price, Pax, Subban, etc. We the fans might not like it and feel like WTF????, understanding that the players are human too, they are professional, and the good ones leave the ugly stuff to their agents and move on when its over.
- Comment on Update: Habs development camp continues in Brossard (2014-07-09 13:28:14)
Thank you....and he is not a forward. These signings have no bearing what so ever on PKs contract.