steadyjake - (jake nichols)

Member since October 30, 2008

jackson hole, wyoming

Habs fan since: 1960s
Favorite current player: josh gorges
All-time favorite player: larry robinson

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  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-31 03:59:25)
    Agreed. No on Tiny in front on the PP. This guy has enough trouble learning to play D. Lets not give him another position to figure out right now.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-31 03:52:21)
    Yeah, but its tough with a shield-wearer like Burrows. You rarely get an RSVP to dance so you look like a thug trying to chase him down all over the ice and then one of their guys steps in for him and you don't get much juice for the squeeze.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-31 03:37:19)
    I agree, there should have been a response and this team needs to be nastier in front of Price but in this new age hockey you cannot carry a goon for that. How many times have we seen a tough guy signed here that couldn't win a fight? From Laraque to Parros – it's just not worth it. Better to have team toughness. As a team, these players should care more about each other and step up. Vancouver doesn't exactly have a mean SOB on their team. Its not like we needed a monster to have a chat with Burrows.
  • Comment on About last night … (2014-10-31 03:25:25)
    ~PaP is so unimpressive. Not strong on the puck. Not hungry. ~Other than shot blocking, Weaver is useless. ~Unless Prust and Moen act like the junkyard dogs they need to be they are taking up space where some Bulldog blood could get a look. ~Weise should get more ice time. ~I'm not ready to give up on Emelin and Tiny but geez do they do some dumb things on the ice. ~I don't mind Gilbert. ~Did Bourque even make this road trip? ~I never thought Marky would be this good after the injuries. Where would we be without him? ~DD is unfairly criticized and waived as trade bait all the time on this blog. Shouldn't be. He's shifty in small spaces and makes those around him better. ~This team still lacks what it did last season: a bona fide finisher or two. We need a couple of proven snipes.
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-29 00:18:03)
    Wings extended Tatar 3 yrs/$8.25m ($2.75m per). Thats a steal for this shifty guy. Why can't we get players like this and sign them for chump change?
  • Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-06-02 11:59:51)
    I like the list, especially keeping Eller and Pleks – who seem to be on a lost of people's list for trade bait. Eller played to his size in playoff run and was strong on the puck. Pleks might have burned himself out but he is good in all zones and our best FO center. Only changes I would make to you list: Trade Toker while his value is high. He needs to play and Price's backup gets like zero ice time. Plus, we are grooming Fucale. Vanek will walk. There is no amount of money that will keep him in Montreal. Prust and Markov are tough ones. Leave emotion out of it and Markov is an easier decision. Too old, too slow. Will miss his on-ice vision though. This team can ill-afford to lose gritty forwards with size but Prust is simply too fragile. He misses more games than he plays. Keep Gorges. He's undersized and gets pounded so many nights but he's a gamer and a shot-blocking machine. Bye bye Briere, Gio, White, Cube, Parros. Bourque is the only guy on the bubble IMO. When you get his best, he's a keeper. But how often is that?
  • Comment on “This is the tightest group we’ve ever had,” Price says of Habs (Video) (2014-06-02 11:10:18)
    Joe Thornton is on the way out in San Jose. He'd be a nice fit.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Devils edge Kings 3-1, series goes back to Jersey (2012-06-06 17:39:01)
    Has there been any talk about Larry Robinson as asst for d-men? I know he didnt want HC job but tapping out the d pairs and mentoring pk and that emelin who i love would be cool no? And his ego would likely not allow it but would Roy be a decent asst. Both need to return home in some way.
  • Comment on Takes on the game (2011-12-16 11:52:22)
    RIGHT! Pleksy is going to earn every dime of his contract. A coach who feels his job is on the line every night is always going to go down with the ship whipping his studs into the grounds.
  • Comment on Takes on the game (2011-12-16 11:50:34)
    Size, toughness, ocassional fight is Blunden's role and we dont have any of that. And how do we know what kind of game he has when he skates out, does a circle and comes right back for 2 shifts a night? Granted, we are not deep enough to skate a quality 12 forwards but it can be made up for in hard skating for 45 seconds. Semi-regular shifts for the fourth line, with them being physical and selling out for a shift, can be invaluable. Most every other team does this.