Rockin_Morroccan - (Victor Levy)Member since November 13, 2007
Habs fan since: New Year's Eve 1975
Favorite current player: I love the team!
All-time favorite player: Gainey, Robinson, Dryden
- Comment on CBA talks turn sour (2012-08-11 04:19:13)
Seems to me that Bettman is in a conflict of interest. He does NOT represent the league, he represents the OWNERS. This should be a 3 way negotiation between the owners, the league and the players. I think the best placed individual to represent the league is Ken Dryden. As a former player, he held out an entire season for a better contract and so can see the players' perspective. As a manager he had to deal with the Maple Leafs. He is also a lawyer and as such understands the legalities of negotiations. And as an author, he is clearly passionate about and understanding of "The Game. " Is there anyone here who has better legal knowledge than I who can provide some perspective on whether or not Bettman is truly in a conflict of interest situation?
- Comment on Is veteran Gill about to be a healthy scratch? (2012-01-19 14:58:03)
Smart Dog - not sure what trades we could make - who is performing well enough that we could get a good return without giving up our best player? Trading for the sake of it is part of the problem methinks... The person who suggested Cole be traded backed up his position however I am in full but respectful disagreement...
- Comment on Is veteran Gill about to be a healthy scratch? (2012-01-19 14:10:12)
10 suggestions from yours truly. 1 - Yannick Weber needs to stay in the AHL. He is not NHL calibre. 2 - Mathieu Darche needs to play along side Andrei Kostitsyn so that every time Andrei dogs it during a shift, Mathieu can yell at him on the bench. 3 - Forget the trade talk - we are clearly dealing from a weakened perspective. 4 - Get a backup that pushes Price harder or play Budaj more - Price IS an awesome goalie but needs a bit of pressure behind him to play up to his skill level. 5 - Play Hal Gill with PK Subban - PK needs the elder statesman's calming influence - still. 6 - Keep playing Emelin and Eller. 7 - Get Diaz into a weight room in the off season. 8 - Gomez - Blunden - Bourque - give that line a chance and maybe - just maybe - Scottie might score ... once (sigh) 9 - PRACTICE THE POWER PLAY - there was a moment vs Washington on the PP where the puck was moving quickly and that is the way our PP should work - we had our best chances of the game - we do not yet have the skill and size to just stand around and beat people - in the way Ovechkin blasted a shot on the PP. Quick movement of puck and players and the opposition will begin running around. 10 - Get Kaberle to use a longer stick - he misses a number of pucks at the offensive blue line and if he had but an inch more....
- Comment on About last night … (2008-01-04 07:57:37)
Agreed on all points save one - I do not think Markov played such an excellent game...however Francis Bouillon made enough gaffes that any Markov might have made were overshadowed. Onwards and upwards!
- Comment on Ryder seems likely for 3rd line vs. Buffalo (2007-11-15 07:24:56)
That 4th line does not sit well with me...Latendresse might not be the fastest skater but he has good hands - let Koivu feed him the puck - it's when he started to take off last year... Or at least switch Begin and Latendresse...but Kostopoulos on the first line? Hopefully it's more than a message being sent to Ryder - not that he doesn't need it.... And it's about time someone remembered the chemistry that Pleks and Kosty Sr had last year....