Landof10000lakesHab - (Pete Arsenault)Member since July 3, 2009
North Central Minnesota
Habs fan since: Jean Beliveau's last finals appearance
Favorite current player: Alexei Emelin
All-time favorite player: Ray Bourque
- Comment on Habs going for fifth straight win against Sabres (2013-12-07 13:44:32)
Sure - now u tell us after all the speculating I just did.
- Comment on Habs going for fifth straight win against Sabres (2013-12-07 13:42:51)
Perhaps we have a Dman not feeling frisky today. If the IronMan is moving to 3rd pair for a game, could be the case. No issue with Emelin moving back up with Markov - that was terrific before the Lucic incident last yeaar. Can't see the Cube playing top four unless an emergency situation. Who knows, MT could just be screwing with us, or perhaps there is a deal in the works, or perhaps MT is responding to a curfew situation, or several other reasons we have zero insight to.
- Comment on Habs get a well-deserved day off (2013-12-06 16:04:22)
Did you pick this proposal up from a Leafs fan? Just wondering - seems like a move they have made numerous times in past. Never ever give up your 1st round pick, and if you still do despite the liklihood of consequence, then don't make the same mistake for a second consecutive year. Do you recall MB saying how this team would be built as a contender for years to come “I’m here to build for the future, and the future is draft choices and player development,”
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-05 10:20:12)
Parros should never be on the ice at the same time as Lucic, who is a top six forward.
- Comment on A Hockey Night in Canada showdown (2013-11-30 13:15:41)
Is it time to get Prust off the Eller / Galchenyuk line? Give Bournival or Bourque a shot. We all think highly of Prust, but playing enforcer on this line is not needed, and is obviously dragging the boys down. If MT wants a premier 4th line, then put Prust back there and Habs have one of the best. I would not be concerned at any point in the game to put Moen, White, and Prust out to defend a lead, or to stir up a little excitement if down a goal or two.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 26 – Winning streak ends with Shootout in D.C. (2013-11-29 19:42:49)
Hey IdleNoMore - where are you? I indicated on tonights' 1st post that Grabovski (Hab killer) was perhaps the most worrisome Caps player tonight. He has a goal and an assist so far. Your response - "Mikhail Grabovski (Hab killer) LOL ya just like latendresse is… oh wait"
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 26 – Winning streak ends with Shootout in D.C. (2013-11-29 17:53:06)
Great 1st period by the road team! Lots of talk lately on if PK Subban will be selected for the Canadian Olympic squad – I believe so. I think the bigger question for Steve Yzerman is whether to keep a point-per-game player for the last 1 ½ years off the squad – Chris Kunitz. Anyone remember Warren Young? Well, to be fair, Chris Kunitz is / has been a pretty good hockey player in his own right, but likely a half point per game player or less at this stage of his career without Sidney Crosby. Better options no doubt. Has anyone read Ron Reusch's great blog today? Seems our backup tender has an 8-1 record on the ROAD over the last 2 years. http://thereuschblog.com/?p=28717 As Chris stated earlier, I am happy to see the support that Markov is getting from this group of bipolar fans. It's easy to label the current Norris trophy winner as the Habs #1 Dman this season, but I would suggest the stats indicate he has competition. Markov leads Subban on TOI, SHTOI, Plus/Minus, and Blocked Shots this season. PK does lead the team in scoring, with Markov at #2. Great to have both. Yes / please MB, sign Markov to another 2-3 year contract. Most fans on this site realize the importance of Tomas Plekanec's contributions to the Habs success, be it matched up against the opposing team's best forwards, killing penalties, key face-offs, etc.. Have you noticed Lars Eller is closing the gap? This season, Lars leads the forward group in Hits, Blocked Shots, ESTOI, RFOW, and overall FO%. For those fans clamoring for MB to trade Plekanec while value remains high, seems Eller is closer to replacing those key two-way minutes. What say you? Last four games DD has five points and has seen his TOI go from 15:19 to 16:48. Similar story for Max Pacioretty. Seems the Habs enjoy the most success when each of the top three lines has at least two constants (Max/DD, Pleks/Gio, Eller/Galchenyuk). The interesting challenge for MT is how to align the other top nine wingers (Gallagher, Bourque, Briere). Bournival, who has been terrific as a first year two-way player, should be thrilled to contribute wherever needed at this early stage, and kudos to MT for managing his minutes. I believe Prust and Moen to be a premier 4th line combo and both can move up and down the lineup as needed or when injuries occur, but there are better options. Some here suggest that Prust needs to play on a line with the youngsters to afford protection, which was helpful the first year, but IMO is no longer required. Ryan White has played well this year and especially the past several games. This is the player Habs Mgmt was hoping for the last couple years. He was always decent on faceoff's, penalty kill, and stood up for his mates, albeit reckless otherwise. He now leads a 4th line that is superior than most, when / if George Parros is in the press-box. Not dissing Parros here, as there are games his unique skills will be required. Last, but certainly not least, I must add that Mike Boone continues to do a great job with Liveblog and ALN series. Thank you Mike.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 26 – Winning streak ends with Shootout in D.C. (2013-11-29 15:20:44)
Washington players that make me nervous tonight. Ovi and Backstrom will get chances as always, but Mikhail Grabovski (Hab killer) is sitting third on the team with 19 points, often playing 3rd line minutes. Another might be Martin Erat who is desperate to get out of Washington.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 25 – Canadiens top Buffalo 3-1 for fourth in a row (2013-11-27 22:21:14)
Could just be that MB is indifferent to an eastern Ontario Hab fan?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 25 – Canadiens top Buffalo 3-1 for fourth in a row (2013-11-27 22:09:54)
Could that be 5 points for wee Davey D in the past 4 games?