Landof10000lakesHab - (Pete Arsenault)

Member since July 3, 2009

North Central Minnesota

Habs fan since: I've seen more than two Hab cup wins
Favorite current player: PK
All-time favorite player: Ray Bourque

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Recent Comments

  • Comment on Habs’ first-round pick McCarron in better shape this season (2014-09-14 18:21:55)
    Another way to look at it - let's hope we only need up to four Dmen playing the left side this season. Injuries will occur and one thing the Habs now have is depth on D.
  • Comment on Martin Brodeur would take backup job with Habs if offered (2014-09-04 19:23:48)
    Sounds more like the desperation is for HIO related news.
  • Comment on Habs ink three-year deal with Sportsnet for regional TV coverage (2014-09-03 20:14:49)
    I have had Center Ice since I moved to the US in 1993. No issues or regrets. Rarely on same Directv channel, but always in same channel range. Mostly the opposing team commentary, but at least no Don Cherry.
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-28 07:45:23)
    Let's see if I have this right --- we are +40 days away from any Habs hockey, and you have us losing in the 2nd round of next spring's playoffs after a +105 point season? What if we have a season ending injury to both PK and Markov? Do we make the playoffs, or are we looking at another top three pick?
  • Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-25 12:11:47)
    Beep - beep...
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 16:33:37)
    Not likely to happen. Gilbert is not / was not brought in for top pair minutes. I watched him here in MN and he was barely a #4. Good pick up and fills the RD and PP need, but not a top pair Dman option. Emelin is not being paid as 3rd pair - heck he was close to top pair before the injury. Folks here only recall what he was like attempting to recover. No way Beaulieu gets 2nd pair billing except for PP minutes. When you have the Habs depth, zero point to risk his future or risk losing ground in the standings. Unless there is a significant injury, or someone comes into camp seriously out of shape, the top six will be as noted several hundred times on this site over the past couple months. PK,Markov,Emelin,Gilbert,Weaver,Beaulieu/Tinordi. The bottom two "rookies" best play like top four Dmen in the preseason just to secure the #6 spot, otherwise say hello again to the Bouillon cube. There are not "many" options for premium D pairings, however; there is lots of depth when D go down. When this happens, some of your proposals are bound to occur.
  • Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 14:01:29)
    Hab goal scorers from last season no longer with the team (Vanek,Gionta,Briere,Gorges,White, Bouillon) provided 42 Hab goals, or roughly 20% of all team goals scored. Suggesting - based on the player loss, that we should be more concerned about preventing goals scored versus goal scoring may imply that these 42 goals will easily be recovered, before adding even more goals scored to the total. BTW, the 20% goal total number is from regular season, but was interestingly similar ratio for playoffs. It's one thing to suggest that Bourque, Eller, and Galchenyuk should improve somewhat on goal totals, and that added goal scoring should be generated from the D, and that the PP should improve. But instead of a general term like "should", try laying it out by player goal totals in a realistic manner to first recover the 42 goals, then add in a few more. All the while, keep in mind that if it is reasonable to suggest we give up more goals due to the loss of defensive minded types, this may also imply less possession time, which is what leads to goal scoring. I think it would be great if the goal totals for Max, Pleks, DD, and Gally were close to the same - one may even suggest that the combined goal totals from this group may slip slightly. Not counting on much different from the 4th line types - Prust, Wiese, Moen, or what Malhotra has historically provided. Yes - PAP will score some goals, but how many is anyone's guess (try 18, which was Gionta's total as a start to your exercise). Remember to keep it realistic (example - young playmaker such as Galchenyuk is not expected to go from 13 goals to over 30-35 in a year when he has accounted for 22 goals in his first 113 games. Yeah, but - this is his big break-out year, right?).
  • Comment on Habs will play eight preseason games in 13 days; Kovalev criticizes Subban (2014-08-19 19:11:57)
    Late to the game here -really only one great UH song = Stealin'
  • Comment on Subban wasn’t fazed by arbitration hearing with Habs (2014-08-06 13:43:24)
    Been on Directv since moving into States from Canada back in 1993. Never miss a Habs game.
  • Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-04 10:47:43)
    Try a different bait.