HardHabits - (David)Member since November 1, 2008
Habs fan since: 1973
Favorite current player: Alex Galchenyuk
All-time favorite player: Jacques Lemaire
========================================== MOAR YUNGAR!!!
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 14:54:05)
Spread the wealth. We'll see Subban and Markov paired together at one point or another. Therrien is more creative with his D pairings than his line combos. My gist is that I have every confidence in Therrien v3.0. He's a been winner at every level as a coach and his experience is making him one of the better development coaches in the league.
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 14:51:05)
I know. What's up with these wins by only a goal? You'd think this was hockey or something.
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 14:19:38)
It appears the Moen is better suited for the 4th line than Weise and that Weise added a more defensively responsible element to the 3rd than Sekac. I'd almost like to see Sekac play a few games in Hamilton so that he can dominate and better get acclimatized the smaller ice surface.
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 14:09:23)
Sekac will get his chance. He is a rookie. He is signed for two years. The team is winning. Weise played well last game and even provoked Bourque into dishing out 4 hits. The major difference is in two years, Weise is a UFA and Sekac is an RFA. Guess which player has the highest potential to be resigned in two years? Relax. Enjoy the game. Should the Habs lose, I'll be watching from the sidelines as the trolls come out of the woodwork and the lesser regulars lose their collective sh*t. It's win-win for me. Habs win... awesome. Habs lose I get to laugh at the clowns here writhing in agony.
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 14:00:36)
JF is Boone's reverse jinx protégé.
- Comment on Rookie Sekac will be healthy scratch for Habs vs. Rangers (2014-10-25 13:33:12)
I would like to see these line combos and D pairings: Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher Galchenyuk-Plekanec-Parenteau Bourque-Eller-Weise Moen-Malhotra-Prust Emelin-Subban Markov-Gilbert Tinordi-Weaver Oh? Those are Therrien's too. Keep up the good work MT.
- Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 12:56:27)
What makes me laugh about these advanced stats aficionados is that they are so religious about their beliefs. It's like they're thinking my stats are bigger than yours. To them corsi/fenwick is the truth and plus/minus is blasphemy. Statistics are plain and simply quantitative data. In my very not so humble opinion I would argue that is dubious to make qualitative judgements based on quantitative data. Statistics are useful tools for analysis just as a paint brush is a useful tool for painting. However one would be very hard pressed to analyse the value of painting based solely on the type of brush that was used. Same for stats and hockey. It's like when Gomez was with the Habs and it was argued that he was better than Desharnais because Gomez had a better corsi/fenwick yet DD had more points. People see what they want to see and believe what they want to believe. As such whenever somebody is so entrenched in an ideology when confronted with facts, and by that I mean non-statistical evidence, they experience what is commonly known as cognitive dissonance. Take for example Eller and Bourque. Both have horrendous plus/minus at the moment. However if you've followed my arguments you'd see that I wanted Bourque to sit and have praise for Eller. Why you ask? Because Eller wins puck battles, is engaged, plays a 200 foot game, wins face-offs, is in peak shape, is physical. Bourque on the other hand, up to now and before they put Weise back on their line was disengaged, wouldn't back check, can't make a good pass or get the puck to settle down, isn't cashing his chances and not playing a physical enough game. Eller plays on the PK. Bourque not. As well that wonderful goal by Subban when he came out of the penalty box was hugely assisted by Eller. Not just because he made a superb bank pass up the boards but also because he drove to the net to attract 3 defenders to give Subban the huge opening he had. The bottom line is those are observations that I see on the ice. Stats only support an argument but on their own are weak premises and certainly are not conclusions.
- Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-25 12:35:46)
It's difficult to ascertain whether these "types" are more than one person or the same person with more than one profile here. Their's no reasoning with them because that would imply that they had the intellectual capacity to think things out.
- Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-24 23:30:32)
That's seriously awesome news. I watched his replays for tonight's game and he looks good out there as CJ duly noted.
- Comment on Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers as Michel Therrien coaches his 600th game (2014-10-24 22:48:44)
Mothballed. Buffalo fans know what's up. They're hoping to land Connor McDavid next summer.