CanadienFanTrappedinNiagaraFallsNY - (Nicholas A. D'Aloise, Jr.)Member since September 29, 2009
Niagara Falls, NY, USA
Habs fan since: 2004
Favorite current player: Tomas Plekanec
All-time favorite player:
Americans - mostly dumb, but not all of us.
- Comment on Liveblog: Andrei Kostitsyn to Nashville is first trade of the day. (2012-02-27 18:48:14)
Yes, I bet he purposely picked the lowest offer we got. Why is it so hard to imagine him pursuing Parisé? He went after Cole who was the best available winger and rumors abound that they went after Richards, the best available Center, but he was set on NYR. There was no one else. They are not just going to sit on $6-8 mil in open cap space if Gomez is out of the equation.
- Comment on Liveblog: Andrei Kostitsyn to Nashville is first trade of the day. (2012-02-27 18:45:04)
I don't think it hurts to keep him around at such a dirt cheap price as a role-playing fill in. You could probably have him for the league minimum, as I don't see that he would have any interest in moving away from home again with his family situation and all. If the guy plays 25-35 games for 700,000, I don't think it breaks the bank. You know what you are getting.
- Comment on Liveblog: Andrei Kostitsyn to Nashville is first trade of the day. (2012-02-27 18:34:23)
I am inclined to believe that with the cap savings from ridding the team of Cammalleri and Kostitsyn and the presumed elimination of Gomez will result in a run at a top end free agent. This team is suddenly rich in cap space, despite any return of Markov and the necessary re-signings of Price and Subban. I would not be surprised to find the Habs make a large offer, even an overpayment to Zach Parisé. Yes, he is not big, but he does not play like a coward, and we desperately need a bonafide goal scorer. Picture: Pacioretty - Desharnais - Cole Parisé - Plekanec - Gionta Leblanc - Eller - Bourque and some combination of White, Geoffrion, Moen, Darche, Blunden. The defense will still need an infusion of size and force, but optimistically going in with Markov, Subban, Gorges, Emelin, and Diaz for starters with Kaberle and Weber in some role is not bad. Again, yes they could use a brute defense-first guy in there, and maybe we'll be surprised by another signing or someone like Nash finally getting the call. He can't be worse than Campoli.
- Comment on No blockbusters among Habs’ trade-deadline deals (2012-02-25 14:18:09)
The Montreal Gazette has a pro-anglo, anti-language law, anti-sovereignist, anti-quebecois power bias. It has to to serve its niche market. No one else will buy this garbage paper except those that cant speak French. Read it once or twice if you have not, but please... don't pay for it.
- Comment on No blockbusters among Habs’ trade-deadline deals (2012-02-25 14:12:56)
This isn't an opinion, its an observation of what someone else puts into 'print' when they express their thoughts here. Its obvious and documented. Go back and read some posts... Or just wait for the next one that will inevitably appear.
- Comment on No blockbusters among Habs’ trade-deadline deals (2012-02-25 14:10:52)
This is exactly what i was saying. I never said he was a bad guy, i said it was probably not malicious. But it seems every 2nd or 3rd post is some angry diatribe about Quebec laws and against calls bilingualism, and they appear anti-francophone, whether they are or not, that's how they read.
- Comment on No blockbusters among Habs’ trade-deadline deals (2012-02-25 14:08:08)
It would seem so. The articles in the paper are often nauseating enough, but internet censorship as well?
- Comment on No blockbusters among Habs’ trade-deadline deals (2012-02-25 14:06:25)
No one dictates how you speak, sir. If the rest of Canada is so fed up with Quebec's cultural and language laws, and their threats to secede, then give em the boot. Your hostility toward Quebec society is thinly veiled indeed. If you had a true appreciation for French culture and minority cultures at large, then you should understand their importance and necessity to protect them, sometimes via legislation.
- Comment on No blockbusters among Habs’ trade-deadline deals (2012-02-25 13:57:05)
Keeps deleting the threads... no profanity, no personal insults... just criticism of this paper... peculiar. Who are the language police again, exactly?
- Comment on No blockbusters among Habs’ trade-deadline deals (2012-02-25 13:55:00)
I purposely pointed him out for the reason stated - everyone likes him, so the comments go un-criticized. The fact that you say my argument could have picked up support if I pointed to someone else in fact illustrates my point. Further, I specifically said I did not think he had malicious intent, but that the emotion behind the comments was obvious. I was then personally insulted for being young dumb and ignorant by him. I dont give a rats rectum who likes him, or who likes me. I didnt even say I dislike him. I have plenty of friends who say ignorant things but are good people.