chilli - (----- --------)

Member since February 18, 2009

Los Angeles

Habs fan since: 1977
Favorite current player: Kopi
All-time favorite player: Chelly


Recent Comments

  • Comment on Brisebois leaving job as Habs player development coach (2014-07-19 16:50:02)
    The Habs brass, along with knowledgeable Habs fans, know this team is not winning a cup with DD and Pleks as our 1-2 - along with the current makeup of our team. We will be competitive and with the right momentum (and match-ups) can make some noise in the playoffs like last year. Without a stellar CP along with a few posts/crossbars and boneheaded Bruins - we lose that series more often than win. We are 2 or 3 years away from having a great team. When Larsy turns into Carbo, Gally27 into LaFleur, PK into the greatest ever and Tinordi/Beaulieu into our 2/3 after PK, then we will be ready. 3 years folks. But enjoy some good competitive hockey until we can match up against the powers in the west. But don't go thinking after last years playoff run that we guarantee a return. The team had a great run and is still building. You really think Kopi and his Kings would ever worry about DD and Pleks? Tre
  • Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-06 15:22:12)
    @Bogie Man: you ask 'how do you know MT is respected in the room?" - here's how: management, assistant coaches and owners talk to the players. All the time. They talk to their captains. They know EXACTLY how the coach is viewed in the dressing room. The Habs giving MT a 4 year extension is because he deserved it. He's done a FANTASTIC job and the extension shows the respect they have for his hard good work and the respect he has among his players. GM's know everything that is going on. Stop buying into fear based media reports and look at the facts before you. Tre
  • Comment on Subban and Eller file for salary arbitration (2014-07-05 20:52:41)
    Wow do I disagree with you. Eller has shown glimpses of being a stud in this league. In his 4th year, yeah, 26 its. - how 'bout them playoffs? Max Pax in his 5th year, 36 pts. Only in his 6th NHL season did Max show us signs of being for real. Losing Eller would be a big mistake. He's a strong skater - could be the next Carbo if he takes on the defensive role - or LeClair if he goes to offense. Tre
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-02 00:56:16)
    Eller was one of our best players in the playoffs. 2nd in team points after PK. I agree with you on Chucky. People are so high in him - haven't seen anything. Chris Krieder has shown me more and he wasn't even a full time player with the Rangers until the playoffs. Tre
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 23:54:32)
    A good day in Habsland as far as I'm concerned. MB made some smart moves and didn't do anything too out there - like sign a Briere for too much money. It was time to move on from Gio and Curious and allow some new blood to step in. Gio plays in a no lifter league and we need someone that can lift the puck. Gilbert + Weave for less than Gorges is a great deal. Gilbert has skill. Plus this Mysterio euro player seems rather intriguing... And another reason it was a good day in Habsland is that it was awful day for the Leafs. They lost two solid players and gained the popular Leo Komarov and Stephane Robidas, a 37-year-old defenceman coming off a broken leg. Go Leafs Go! Tre
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 12:31:23)
    Oh Oilers. Poops wasn't even a starter this year for the Rangers until the playoffs. He played in the playoffs but no team that has ever had him wanted him beyond a year. Great for him though. Nice kid. He can rest easy now with a long contract - his job is done. Tre
  • Comment on Gorges stunned by Habs’ desire to trade him, now waiting for next move (2014-06-30 18:35:27)
    Curious was a good fellow - - I liked him and he'll have a nice next step of his career in some place like Nashville or Florida or Dallas where they need those types of D to fill out a roster - - but the Habs are building for a contender and need to get a bigger D or faster D or one with a better shot or one that crushes people or one that fights....none of which Curious can do all that well. Yes, he blocks shots, but Markov does that really well as do the forwards. We need to aim higher than 'he blocks shots'... but I am still surprised at how this is going down.... Tre
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban already in gym training for next season; Gorges could be on way out (2014-06-30 14:38:04)
    Good trade for both. No steals in this league anymore - just a matter of what direction a team is going. All these GM's know what they are getting in return. PA makes us better. Not by a huge margin, but better. Read this a few weeks ago - an article on why the Habs should go after PA P..... PA scored 43 points in 48 games during the lockout shortened campaign. With Ryan O’reilly back in the lineup full time this year after holding out for much of the 2013 season, and Nathan MacKinnon joining the roster, Parenteau’s role was cut back a bit this year. He still posted 33 points in 55 games, and the most impressive stat of his season was that 30 of his 33 points came at even strength. When Vanek joined the Canadiens this season, he helped spread out their offense and made them a much better team at 5 on 5. They always had a great power play, and with Max Pacioretty, P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher returning, that should not change in the near future. What they needed was someone who can score when the other team has five skaters on the ice. Vanek scored 2.63 points per 60 minutes of 5 on 5 ice time this season, which ranked 7th in the league. Parenteau ranked 54th in the entire league at 2.07 points per 60 minutes of even strength ice time. The highest ranked player that played the whole season in Montreal was Pacioretty who averaged exactly 2.0 points per 60. Parenteau will make the Canadiens a much better team at even strength. Teams that are great at even strength, tend to be the best teams in the league. Last season the best teams at 5 on 5 were the Boston Bruins, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. The top 5 on 5 teams in the Eastern Conference were the President’s Trophy winning Boston Bruins, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers. Interestingly, they were the three teams Montreal faced in the playoffs, but they were able to knock off the Lightning and Bruins because Vanek helped balance out their even strength attack. Vanek was not a scoring machine throughout the series, but the Bruins keyed in on Vanek because he is such a dangerous 5 on 5 scorer, and this made the Habs other lines better. Parenteau’s 2.07 points per 60 is no fluke, as he averages 1.98 points per 60 over the past three seasons. He would be a great addition to a line with Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk, or even on the top line with David Desharnais and Pacioretty which would allow for an “EGG” line reunion. He could even slot in on a line with Tomas Plekanec if head coach Michel Therrien wanted to try it out. That’s what happens when you have a great even strength player, he can play on any line and still be successful. Tre
  • Comment on Habs’ Subban already in gym training for next season; Gorges could be on way out (2014-06-29 21:56:09)
    Your CFL golf buddy is 100% correct that some don't like him - but they'd all take him as a teammate. He's liked by some and disliked by others - kinda like life. These are only boys/men playing a sport and very competitive at that - - but PK is not hated. Some of our greatest stars in sports have been hated... but that was because of their drive to win. Kobe, Michael, Tiger, St. Patrick to name 4. And I know a few that don't like Crosby. But any player would take any of those 4 as a teammate in a heartbeat. Tre
  • Comment on Who will be the Habs’ first-round pick? (with Trevor Timmins audio) (2014-06-26 19:12:36)
    It's the same thing every year with some people on this site: "gotta have players willing to go to war to make it far in the playoffs. Habs don't have those guy"... ummm, we were two games away from the Stanley Cup finals. Getting all worked up about who to draft at #26 - a player we won't see for four years and one with a 50/50 chance of making the team in 2018. After the top 10, it's a crapshoot. Actually bringing up whether MB can snag Toews from Chicago... WTF? He's their MVP, 2nd best player in hockey, team captain and most popular player. Really? He's playing his whole career for the Hawks. Tre