Paz - (Ed )Member since June 12, 2009
Habs fan since: 1980
Favorite current player: Brendan Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Jean Beliveau
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 08:08:11)
One of the coach's key responsibilities is to maximize the effectiveness of each of his players. The coach has to identify the player's skills and then match those skills with a role. For example, Is Plekanec expected to contribute 40 points or 60 points? Who should be the wingers on Plekanec' line and what is expected of them? I think these are two open questions right now, and from my point of view it does NOT make sense to have Galchenyuk contribute 40 points next to Plekanec, when the same player could get 60 or even 70 points playing with Pacioretty and Desharnais for example. Don't forget this team lacks scoring, especially 5 on 5. There's a reason why wingers struggle to score next to Plekanec. He plays a defence first game. He rarely takes chances deep in the offensive zone. He rarely will create a play that involves some risk of turnover. He continues to score 20 goals, but he is not an offensive minded center at this point in his career. His game has changed since the days he was putting up close to 70 points. So it is time to move Galchenyuk, one of our most creative offensive players, to a line that thinks offence, that takes offensive face offs, that is expected to score. We can try Galchenyuk at right wing or move Max to right wing, or even make Galchenyuk the center and move Desharnais to the wing. Whatever works. I think, and I mentioned last year many times, Bournival is a perfect match for Plekanec as a winger, not Galchenyuk. Bournival has the speed and the defensive first game to play with Pkekanec. He also digs hard in the offensive zone, creates turnovers, and passes well. He set up Plekanec on a few key goals last October. He plays on the wing but he creates offence instead of scoring. Bournival is a natural center by the way, and he was great there in junior.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 10:11:28)
I am totally in favor of a 4th line with great speed, work ethic, some offensive skill, balanced with defensive awareness. The speed is the key. Speed, and the work ethic to use it all over the ice.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 10:04:40)
Or, you could just say no to your kids' begging for junk food, because you know that it is a kind of poison for them. I can't understand how a parent can get "out gunned" by a corporation. The parents are the Kings and Queens of their households, and they get the last word.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 08:03:16)
Jim, I agree. I had to bring up my kids without their mother, 2 boys and a girl, and I, myself, will eat a donut or a burger from these joints, so I can relate well to what you're saying. Without boring you with a lecture, here's the bottom line for me. Parents can teach their kids right from wrong. They can reinforce those values over and over while the kids are young. You want a burger, it should be a once a month food, not everyday for lunch or dinner. Parents used to try harder. Many parents today are not working hard enough. It's tough work for sure.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 07:51:14)
Budaj did not have the confidence of the coach. Tokarski stepped into a very tough situation and played well. Plus moving Budaj saves us 800 grand. I have no problem playing Tokarski if Price gets hurt. Budaj should be moved for a pick.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 07:47:52)
Gambling has opened up quite a bit Burly. There is gambling on sports everywhere these days, and especially online.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 07:39:39)
You nailed it Jim. The only 42 that I think of. My late father told me stories of how he went to Delormier Stadium to watch Jackie Robinson play ball. We could use a Robinson type leader right about now. Certainly it's not Tiger or even Obama.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-27 07:32:37)
Good morning, I agree that the foods at Burger King and Tim Horton's are full of calories and fat, but how about the parents of these young kids taking on a little responsibility and teaching their kids how to eat in moderation? Healthy life starts in the home. Kids who learn that their health is important have a much better chance at living healthy lives.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 19:47:11)
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-26 18:09:36)
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