24 Cups - (Steve)

Member since November 12, 2007

Habs fan since: 1959
Favorite current player: Brendan Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur

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  • Comment on Familiar faces on Sportsnet’s NHL broadcast team (2014-08-29 08:02:44)
    Speaking about familiar faces, here's a name you haven't seen in the NHL since 2007 - Alexei Yashin. Why do I mention Yashin? Mostly because he's the one guy who has milked the NHL salary system the most during the past two decades. Yashin is now 41 years old but still collects an NHL salary of $2.2M (which places him ahead of 11 Habs in terms of salary for this season). This is the last year of his buyout which will give him a grand total of $72M dollars for 12 years of "work". 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 12:42:54)
    Having Chucky play his off wing is just me thinking outside the box. It gives you a truly explosive line and beefs up the PP. Also maximizes DD's potential. Bourque shoots left so he'll play where he's told to, take it or leave it. I'm not falling for his playoff performance. This guy will have to do a lot more to win me over. Under this format, there would be no 2nd or 3rd line as they would be interchangeable. Pleks stops dreaming of being the offensive catalyst and has linemates who can help with a shutdown role as well as create some offense. HIO posters have to stop automatically assuming that Parenteau and Sekac can just step in and play top six minutes (although that's exactly what MT & MB will try to do during the first half of the season). Sekac is a rookie, just like Tinordi. Parenteau looks great alongside Tavares and Duchene /Stastny but is totally useless in his own end of the rink. I'd regulate his TOI and have him play the 2nd PP unit. None of this will happen. The Habs will roll out the red carpet for Parenteau on the 1st line/PP and let Sekac get Pleks minutes due to his nationality. All I'm saying is I'd try and find a way to let Galchenyuk break loose. That's not going to happen playing with Pleks and getting 2nd unit PP minutes. Galchenyuk is the 4th building block to go along with Price, Subban and MaxPac. Those four are the foundation of the franchise for the next decade. Let the guy play!!! 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 12:27:54)
    Regular rookies - if two of Sekac /de la Rose/ Scherbak eventually make it I'll be ecstatic. Pint size rookies - if one of Andrightetto/ Hudon/ Lehkonen / Reway/ Thomas eventually make it I'll be happy. Those that don't, can always be traded off as assets. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 12:20:46)
    Shiram - MaxPac/DD/Galchenyuk Bournival/Pleks/Gallagher Bourque/Eller/Parenteau Prust/Malhotra/Wiese Moen/Rookie 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 10:21:20)
    DD - Where does that leave Bourque? I can't see him playing on the 4th line as that would bump Prust totally out of the line-up. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 08:14:45)
    In terms of Malhotra, he has to be an upgrade on last year's 4th line centre seeing that the team basically didn't have one. Briere didn't fit the job description and White failed to live up to Therrien's standards. Malhotra is coming up on 1000 games played, kills penalties and wins face-offs with aplomb. He also puts up decent numbers for a 4th line player (better than White ever did). He doesn't always use his size to advantage but at least he's still 6'2"/220. He should also be quite eager to please as he will be playing for another contract and the chance to extend his NHL career. His NHL experience and leadership should help fill the void left by the departed veterans. A 4th line of Prust/MalhotraWiese/(Bournival/Moen) could be the best the Habs have iced since this site hit the web. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 08:06:19)
    What a great city to visit. It has a totally different vibe than some of the other cities in the US. 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 08:00:54)
    Don't hold your breath. http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/nhl-expansion-coming-just-dont-hold-your-breath/ 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 13:08:16)
    You beat me to it, Chris. Well stated! 24 Cups
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 08:57:09)
    Hard to come to any other conclusion once you connect the dots. The only thing going against Tokarski is the "perceived notion" that his size and unorthodox style goes against the grain in terms of today's prototype goalie. However, he still gets it done and appears to be a winner. The goalie market is quite saturated right now so Budaj may not bring much in return. 24 Cups