Mr_MacDougall - (Robert J MacDougall)

Member since January 12, 2009

Charlottetown, PEI

Habs fan since: Nov. 18, 1980
Favorite current player: Price
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur

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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-12 08:36:29)
    Prediction: Habs add a big ticket UFA at the deadline with the 2nd rounder from Buffalo... If the said UFA fits in, he'll get a contract offer, if not.. See Vanek... ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-12 08:34:48)
    Kovalev did not say no, he said I don't do business on the weekend, whe AK's agent contacted the Habs on Monday morning he was told "the money has already been spent." ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-12 08:30:08)
    Det places many of their late round picks into NCAA..gives them more time to evaluate and improve a player before they become a "player under contract." This strategy essentially allows Detroit to Have more players in their system. Ingenious approach, easy to say when it worked with Nyqvist though haha. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Fans pack Bell Sports Complex to watch final scrimmage at development camp (2014-07-12 08:27:06)
    There was no issue with NB. It was stated that the team wanted to see Tinordi and NB for a predetermined number of games. The public part was the media, we all saw NB play pretty good before the Olympic break and wondered why he wasn't up with the Habs, jumped to conclusions about character issues. In reality, it was an "evaluation period" for NB where he was sent back to the AHL to male minor tweaks to his first pass decisions, D to D positioning to receive a pass, and offensive zone pinches... He improved all of those areas and played his way into the team in the playoffs.. That's how I see it. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Mike & Max’s excellent adventure: Weaver’s dream summer with Pacioretty (2014-07-10 07:48:19)
    Perfect move by the Hawks... People get too caught up in cap hit among stars.. It's the pluggers that kill teams... Who would you rather, Toews and Dale Weiss (combined 12 million) or Phaneuf and Clarkson? Gionta and Vanek? The difference between a 3 million dollar player and a 6 is insignificant.. The 3 - 6 range is what kills teams not them 7+ deals!to superstars. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Mike & Max’s excellent adventure: Weaver’s dream summer with Pacioretty (2014-07-10 07:43:41)
    I like your assessment of roles players are likely to fall under.. I agree with everything you said except Tinordi moving to the right. I think the top 4 LHD will make for great competition between NB and Tinordi, also there will be injuries during the next few years. Rather than saying that Tinordi is "blocked" think of it as the Habs having promising depth and intense competition on left defence. I agree that we are a little thin on RD, I will saw that I think Weaver is essentially a RHD Gorges for 1/4 of the salary and is better than you give him credit for. Sure he is a 6th D, but also our #1 PK D. No matter what the team does, we lack all star talent up front, after Patch I do not think the Habs have a forward in the top 60 in the NHL (Kings have 3 in Gaborik, Carter, Kopitar... Hawks 3 in Toews Kane and Hossa) Top end talent is the major issue keeping the Habs from being championship contenders. Add Joe Thornton ASAP and a scoring winger (ala Vanek or Gaborik 2014) at trade Deadline and the Habs are Eastern Favourites. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Habs invite 50 players to development camp (2014-07-03 22:48:37)
    Quick was timely... He was one of the games top 2 stars in 4 straight wins VS San Jose.. I watched most of that series, he was definitely series MVP, but yeah, he had so e bad games for sure... The team played so great he didn't have to be heroic, other than against SJ and times against Chi.. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Habs invite 50 players to development camp (2014-07-03 22:32:25)
    There is more than one way to win, but I just looked at the playoff stats of playoff champions over the past 20 seasons and all but NJ and Bos fit the "recipe" ... This is more than a trend, it is a formula.. All teams also have a player that rises to a star level (like Bourque for the Habs this year) .... Seriously, what better way to understand what's needed to win a championship than looking at championship teams! ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Habs invite 50 players to development camp (2014-07-03 22:17:45)
    Game Breaker: a player that has tendencies to make game changing plays consistently in successive games and can typically be found among the games 3 stars when their team wins. LA playoff scoring leader were Kopitar, Williams, Carter Gaborik, and Doughty.. Add Quick as a game breaker.. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Habs invite 50 players to development camp (2014-07-03 22:08:28)
    When Boston won Tim Thomas had the single greatest playoff performance by a goaltender in NHL history... San Jose never had a true dual all-star D pairing or goaltending (look at all their playoff exits more closely and you'll see they were grossly out tended in those losses) and Washington had neither goaltending or D... Pittsburg doesn't have D (Letang health issues and regression) and their goaltending is an absolute mess. They absolutely do not match my criteria. I'm not saying that assembling a core 5 is all it takes, of course assembling the rest of the team is important, what I'm saying is without the G, 2D, 2C and scoring winger a team can't be a perennial contender. The Habs have the Goaltender, D, winger.. Maybe the 2nd C... Add an all star C and they are set.. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~