habs001 - (martin smart)Member since October 19, 2009
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- Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-30 20:14:43)
While the schedule is not balanced at least the Eastern conference does play the Western conference..For me in the lock out year the players that won awards won the awards as the best in their conference..PK for me won the Norris as the best D in the Eastern conference only as the conferences did not play each other...
- Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-29 19:24:44)
Friend worked as an engineer adv very nice but very hot and humid and housing very expensive...
- Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-29 19:20:23)
25 to 35 point forwards now are getting 3.5m a year or more...parents will push their children even more to make the NHL even if the odds are so long...Look at PK...very good player but after 4 years 64 million plus contract...
- Comment on Best wishes from HIO to young Habs fan battling meningitis (2014-07-29 13:08:32)
Alex looks good and hopefully back on his feet soon....Meanwhile PK will get a yearly salary that covers probably the majority of the staffs salary at the hospital.
- Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-26 20:17:38)
Management knows that you cannot win a cup without having a D player like Subban...Looking at most cup winners they have had at least one dominating offensive D man on their team...
- Comment on Subban mum on contract talks during appearance at Canadian Open (2014-07-26 19:59:07)
He should be carefree...If someone told you that you have won the lotto but we dont know if the anount is 7m or 9m a year for the next 8 years i dont think that would stress you out...
- Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 09:02:47)
Habs last cup 1993...If this site existed after their cup win and someone wrote no cup for the Habs in the next 20 years they would have been called an idiot...In todays NHL expectations cannot be much higher than winning the cup every 20 years and that is high...In North America the goal of the major sport leagues is that at least fans of 20 teams at the beginning of the season think their team can win the championship and the remaining teams fans think their team can win it in 2-4 years...Parity is the world we are in..European soccer has different philosophy...In most of the major leagues it is the usual suspects that compete for the championship most of the time..In La Liga for example Real Madrid or Barcelona have won the championship 25 times in the last 30 years...
- Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 09:01:40)
Swiss connections have not worked out for the Habs..lol
- Comment on Eller agrees to four-year, $14-million deal with Habs (2014-07-25 07:47:30)
With limited spots making the NHL is not easy...But if you are able to make it the payoff can be very rewarding...If you are a forward and you are able to establish yourself as a 25-35 point scorer you are looking at 3.5m+ plus a year..50 point players 5m+ a year and 70 point players 7m+...Plus you dont have to show it over a prolonged time...PK after 4 years will get 8-9m...Now with a D player you may be able to project their future better than a forward...I think this is why we will see many bad contracts for forwards who have an impressive first 4 years ..get big $$$ and long term but their production goes down to what should be a much lower pay level than they are getting...
- Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 12:46:51)
During the Olympics there were so many posters on this site who could not believe that PK did not play regularly on the team...Some even wanted Canada to lose because of this...PK last year had struggles in his zone..not sure why(maybe his bulking up did not help)...he fell down a lot and frankly was better in previous years in his zone...Hopefully he improves his D zone game this year