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 Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 19:52:05)
    Conspiracy sarcasm! ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 19:51:38)
    It is agents that want long term deals. It is less work for the same percentage, in other words, with longer term deals an agent can negotiate only 4-5 contracts for certain players in their 15-20 year careers... Which is interesting because they put far more work (as far as time) into the players that make them the least... To assume all players value term over anything is a pretty discriminatory analysis. Like any "capital venture" there is a risk reward ratio, let's assume that on an 8 year deal the Habs offer PK 6.75 Max, but on a 4 year deal offer 8... That is 60% of the total salary for half the term! and go in PK's confidence he could assume he'll earn 10 in the other 4 years he "leaves on the table" which would lead to a significant increase in overall earnings... Has to be considered ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 19:43:36)
    Depends... Perhaps he is intelligent enough to understand a short term deal (4-5 years) is more valuable than an 8 year deal. If he chooses shorter term he gets more now, and given his talent and the Kane/Toews deals he will surely get more later... PK is a risk taker by nature, and I think he'd maximize his career earning potential by signing mid-term deals, surely he understands this too. I'll be expecting a 4-5 year deal in the 7.5-8.5 range. I'll be referencing this post in a Don Cherry like manner tomorrow evening. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 16:39:20)
    Done* ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 16:39:03)
    Or maybe they already have the deal some, have for a long time and this is just a show to give the appearance of tough negotiations to set a tone for the future. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 16:36:12)
    It's all perspective. Under MB and MT performance is a major determinant of performance. Similar to Team Canada at the Olympics, the Habs have paired certain players together.. Plek-Gio (likely Galchenyuk this season) and Patch-DD.. Also, it was a preseason plan to have Gally - Eller as another duo, but Gallagher flourished and his play demanded more minutes so he was bounced around finally ended up in a key role. Eller had an off season but turned it around in the playoffs and was given more playing time in the post season. We've seen how LA allows Doughty to "do what he wants" and his high risk play leads to glorious offensive output but also causes his fare share of goals against from taking high risks. I like the way LA has treated Doughty, who does not have a letter on his chest... The Habs have a different theory with PK, they demand a little more responsibility and restrict some of the chances he takes, they are hoping PK will build Lidstromesque intelligence. I would love to see PK take tons of chances as a fan, but I'm unable to conclude which strategy benefits PK more in the long run. I can't make a blanket statement such as they treat him "bad" or "good" but what I can say is the organization is very consistent and stern with on ice performance. As for benching, there are nights when players "have it" and nights when they don't, it is my opinion that players should be given much less ice time on off nights and as much as they can possible handle when they're on fire... Not sure what the Habs actually do. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-29 12:37:36)
    I agree with everything you stated. Would you agree that past events are the best predictor of future events? If you are, take a look at the past 20 NHL champs and you'll see that 17 of those (exclude 2 Devils teams and a Bruins team) have extreme commonalities. Those are a 5 man all-star core including 2 D, 2 C, and a Goaltender... In addition to that each team had a high scoring winger and a couple players that provide production above their career mean. This is the proven recipe for success. Thinking in a micro setting allows people to lose sight of the obvious, in all sports "Game Breaking" performances and plays determine the outcome. Each sporting event has a flow and energy and certain players tilt that energy in their teams favour and can often be seen listed in the post games 3 stars. Great teams have 5 of these players, the Habs have 2 for sure in PK and Price... An argument can be made for Patch and Markov. I don't need advanced stats, all I need is basic stats and an understanding of organizational and team dynamics. ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-29 11:47:49)
    Lmao, yeah.. We all know crunching numbers wins hockey games... ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-29 11:46:48)
    Hockey analytical stats are an absolute joke. An equal joke is the notion of "top 6 forward" which would suggest there is a group of 180 forwards in a similar class. The reason these so called advanced stats are a joke is because most hockey games are decided by heroic individual performances, there are no stats to determine this. I do give validly to basic team stats such as shots, goals, possession time, and special teams because changes in these stats have a direct correlation to wins and losses. It is my opinion that a team has top 3 fwd, mid 6 fwd, and bot 3 fwd... Top 2 D and bot 4. In order to be successful (based on past champions post lockout) a team needs 3 all star forwards (preferably 2 C) 2 all star D and an allstar Goaltender. I think the Habs have the D in Markov and Subban, the goaltender in Carey, and Patch as an all star forward... It is my opinion they are very weak in top end talent at the forward position.. So unless they win a cup in a mid 90's NJ Devils fashion, it's very very very unlikely they will win... ~~ Plekanec at the Disco ~~
  • 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 ~~