Mats NaslundMember since August 2, 2009
Habs fan since: '81
Favorite current player: Andrei Markov
All-time favorite player: Wayne Gretzky
- Comment on Canadiens vs. Penguins should be a dandy (2014-11-18 14:56:07)
a swing and a miss. You know, there are ways to actually learn about both climate science and advanced stats that will help you seem less clueless the next time you feel you want to address either. Or do you just get annoyed at all of the things you clearly don't understand?
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens trounce Bruins for fourth in a row (2014-11-13 21:59:30)
How fitting that the powerplay goal is scored by two guys who at the start of the game were not going to get PP time.
- Comment on Liveblog: Lifeless Canadiens drop third in a row (2014-11-04 21:10:42)
Habs PK is the exact opposite strategy than the Hawks. No pressure and hopefully you hit us with pucks.
- Comment on Liveblog: Lifeless Canadiens drop third in a row (2014-11-04 19:52:29)
One of the hottest girls I ever knew dated Versteeg for a bit. I think he cheated on her and things went south. I kinda always admired that he had the hottest girl I knew and still effed it up cuz why not?
- Comment on Liveblog: Lifeless Canadiens drop third in a row (2014-11-04 19:39:37)
If anything this should be the last time we see Weise on the top line non? I love the guy but this has a smack of Begin on the powerplay to me.
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens are 0-for-November (2014-11-02 20:37:09)
Why is it that when coaches are trying to spark offense they invariably attempt to make each of their lines a 4th line?
- Comment on Canadiens send Beaulieu and Bournival down to Hamilton (2014-10-22 15:22:49)
If you're going to suggest that Tinordi & Beaulieu has some tie in with the advanced stats vs intangibles debate your next sentence should not contain the words: "Without actually checking the numbers". Especially if you are going to make an assumption about who might be better or worse in terms of puck possession. Because giving data to those who simply "eye-ball" it is exactly why advanced stats have been developed.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-10-10 09:22:08)
You're also spot on about Parenteau. He's a second chance / rebound guy who finds the puck when everyone is looking at their feet and buries it before they have a chance to figure it out. He's never been a huge goal scorer though so people should expect him to help to create rather than snipe. Eller and Bourque could work though I thought at times he was starting to find it with DD and Max. Its really early on and a lot of guys still look out of sync.
- Comment on About last night …. (2014-10-09 12:26:21)
The Habs are most successful when they are causing turnovers in the neutral zone and making good first passes to start the rush. Tom Gilbert is perfect for that. The system is the thing boys. He's mobile and makes solid passes. Every once in a while you'll think he's soft but he's perfect for this system.
- Comment on Liveblog: The kids were alright in 3-1 win (2014-10-02 09:22:34)
I remember Tinordi's first year in London. People were screaming bust from the rooftops because the game seemed too fast for him. It was true. He showed flashes of promise early but struggled at times to pick up his game and by Christmas there were people in both Montreal and London who were wondering aloud if MTL had wasted a pick. After Christmas Tinordi really started to click. He took over PK duties and started playing a tonne more minutes and by the end of the year people were disappointed still - mainly based upon the fact that he didn't rack up points - but he was quietly adjusting to the pace of the CHL. By the end of the next season Tinordi had blown me away with how professional his game looked. He'll never be a PP guy, but his stick-work, positioning, first pass all reminded me of the classic 90s-2000s big NHL D men who've had wonderful careers: Pronger, Foote, Murphy, Blake.. Not that he matches each of those guys ver batim, but his ability to use his size effectively, handle the puck and create possession with a good first pass is going to be what makes him an NHLer. It might take a bit for him to get comfortable and adjust again - but this is exactly how he started in junior and by the time he left he was the best defensemen on a Memorial Cup finalist team. He played like half of the final game too.