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
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-27 09:35:44)
@Paz: Couldn't agree more. And it's not only Therrien who does this. Every regime I can remember in Montreal. Every line should have a banger/mucker, playmaker/passer and a finisher/sniper. When you load up a bunch of finesse players on the top 2 lines you get a "perimeter" team that doesn't want to go to the net and get dirty. That leaves the 3 and 4 lines (especially) 4th with nothing but stone-hands checkers who generate little offense and therefore spend 6 minutes on the ice every night. You have to roll 4 in this man's NHL and mixing a good bit of everything on a forward line (and defense pairing) might help chemistry. There are plenty of marginal forwards with size and toughness who found they can contribute decently (8-16) goals a year if on a line with skill players. And the skilled players will enjoy a little more open ice if the physical guys do their thing.
- Comment on About last night … (2015-03-27 00:00:00)
That was sobering. Habs got run out of the building. Ladd and co were allowed to run around. Very little fight out of the CH. Dreadful display of no character. Not much went right. Passes didn't click, Toker was awful, and Montreal looked and played like they were intimidated.
- Comment on Episode 20: Panel weighs in on the Jiri Sekac trade for Devante Smith-Pelly (2015-02-26 10:32:12)
It kills me to have to give up a prospect like Sekac. 2 things make it easier to swallow: 1 - we trade a surplus to get a need. We are small up front. Tangradi should have helped that some. We need a power forward and especially a RH shot. We have other players in the system with similar skill set as Sekac's. 2 - We didn't get a rental and give up age. 22-year-olds both. Smart building for the future. BTW: We don't need a big, bad, mean defenseman right now. As much as I think we are also soft in front of our own net, there simply isn't the right guy out there available. We can get by with the D corp we have. Not worth giving up Eller. I'm still sold on Eller as valuable to the Habs.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 00:35:36)
Price was on the ice for all four goals too but he had about as much to do with them. Sub's defense in his own zone was not good. He looked lazy at times and his passes mostly missed especially the attempted homerun 2-liners. Forechecking forwards are getting wise to his spinarama move. He just needs to make the simple play more often and get the puck off his stick.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-12-17 00:19:54)
Don't want to be a wet blanket on a night when a lot went right. But as good as the forwards were in this game I couldn't help noticing how dreadful Subban was. Everything he did was a disaster. He needs to find his game.
- Comment on Galchenyuk at centre as Habs prepare to face Canucks; Beaulieu called up from Hamilton (2014-12-08 23:21:08)
Absolutely! Live or die with the young'uns.
- 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.