HabsPEI31 - (Christopher Michaud)

Member since November 30, 2009

Charlottetown PE

Habs fan since: 1975
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Jean Béliveau

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"Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante

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  • Comment on Habs development camp underway in Brossard (VIDEO) (2014-07-08 08:05:55)
    Drafted 2010, round 9 #153 overall by Shawinigan Cataractes in the QMJHL Entry Draft. Age: 21 Nation: Canada Position: RW Shoots: R Height: 185 cm / 6'1" Weight: 86 kg / 190 lbs 2013-14 Smiths Falls Bears CCHL GM62 26G 46A 72P 30PIM Invited to Vancouver Canucks 2012 Prospect Camp « Parmi les recrues qui ont impressionné Veilleux, on retrouve Stefano Momesso, le fils de l'ancienne vedette des Cataractes Sergio Momesso. Le jeune homme de 17 ans, qui s'alignait pour une école privée de Montréal la saison dernière, a été un choix de neuvième ronde la semaine passée à Drummondville et Martin Mondou parle d'un athlète au potentiel certain. «Il a beaucoup de talent, plus que la moitié des joueurs de mon équipe», analysait le directeur-gérant. «Les tests physiques laissent croire qu'il s'est pris en main, tant mieux. Il aura la chance de se faire valoir au camp d'entraînement et si ça ne fonctionne pas tout de suite, il est très probable qu'on l'invite à poursuivre son cheminement avec les Loups à La Tuque. Quand un gars a autant de talent, l'important c'est qu'il poursuive sa progression.» Career year for Momesso Another bright spot offensively, Stefano Momesso is having a career-best year, with 18 goals and 42 points thus far. Son of former NHLer Sergio Momesso, Stefano has had a larger role with the Bears than he did with Hawkesbury. He has benefitted from the expansion and been a leader for them. He also represented the Bears on Team CCHL at the Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge. Grady praised Momesso’s work ethic and skill. “Stefano works really hard off the ice. He’s got next-level skating ability, and a pro shot,” Grady said. Momesso has had chemistry with Karson McCartney, another Bear who has had a bigger offensive role this season. He has 16 goals and 34 points, already a personal best. "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on Desharnais gets four-year, $14-million deal (2013-03-15 12:28:09)
    Part of the point, piper. All of them are younger. All of them are bigger. Yet here we have a 26 yo, producing as he is, compared to younger, bigger, players. "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on Desharnais gets four-year, $14-million deal (2013-03-15 12:26:03)
    So did DD. It wasn't until he was moved up to centre Cole and Max that he had 1st/2nd line duties. "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on Desharnais gets four-year, $14-million deal (2013-03-15 12:05:46)
    And for a comparable small player: Martin St-Louis, first three seasons: 147 games, 60 points. In his third season, DD was at 0.74 ppg. St-Louis was 0.51 ppg. "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on Desharnais gets four-year, $14-million deal (2013-03-15 12:01:27)
    Reposting, for argument's sake. Everybody seems so down on this extension for DD. But this is interesting: DD has 99 points in 157 career NHL games, for 0.63 ppg. Comparables aren’t easy, since all below were drafted and are younger: - Tyler Seguin has played 180 games, and has 110 points, 0.61; - Lars Eller, 188 games, 62 points, 0.32; - Tyler Ennis, 166 games, 110 points, 0.66; - Mikael Backlund, 149 games, 52 points, 0.39; - Marcus Johansson, 161 games, 75 points, 0.47. Seguin, 5.75 mill cap hit until 2018-19. Eller, to be resigned. Ennis, to be resigned, already cap hit of 2.8 mill. Backlund, to be resigned. Johansson, to be resigned. I think it’s a damn good deal, and as much about keeping a productive duo in DD and MaxPac together, as about salary cap and team chemistry. "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on Desharnais gets four-year, $14-million deal (2013-03-15 11:47:02)
    .5 point a game? 99 points in 157 career NHL games is .63, and even .5 is not something to sneeze as derisively. Comparables, which isn't easy, since all below were drafted and are younger: Tyler Seguin has played 180 games, and has 110 points, 0.61; Lars Eller, 188 games, 62 points, 0.32; Tyler Ennis, 166 games, 110 points, 0.66; Mikael Backlund, 149 games, 52 points, 0.39; Marcus Johansson, 161 games, 75 points, 0.47. Seguin, 5.75 mill cap hit until 2018-19. Eller, to be resigned. Ennis, to be resigned, already cap hit of 2.8 mill. Backlund, to be resigned. Johansson, to be resigned. I think it's a damn good deal, and as much about keeping a productive duo in DD and MaxPac together, as about salary cap and team chemistry. "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on Well-deserved day off for Habs on Monday (2013-02-04 11:52:29)
    1) White. As much as I like Eller, he's not suited for 4th line duty; 2) It's more a surprise at how quickly the players have taken to MT's system. I always thought there was potential in the team. It was just in massive disarray last year; 3) Pleks, hands down; 4) Right now - hard to tell. Team is playing well, and I've never been big on selling picks or prospects for that one guy who is essentially a playoff rental. Give me a Neidermeyer or Arnott of younger days, then I'd consider it. 5) Play the way we've been playing, minus some of the penalties we've taken. "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on ‘Dogs lose Pateryn, recall Stejskal (2012-11-05 14:20:09)
    I posted this in the relevant thread, but wanted it to be noticed all the same, so we can get the right article up on the proper game. Anybody else notice the slight discrepancy in the article on the Habs-Wings '92 game? I’m confused. The leader paragraph says, “The Habs took an 8-3-2 record into a game against the Detroit Red Wings on Nov. 4, 1992 at the Forum.” But a later sentence says, “That makes it all right for everyone associated with the Canadiens, who are on a 9-0-1 roll . . . .” Edit: The 5-1 win over the Red Wings was on 7 Nov 1992, bringing Montreal’s record in their last ten to 9-0-1. The 4 Nov 1992 game was a 4-3 victory in Detroit. http://www.hockeyfights.com/teams/16/schedule/reg1993 "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on 1992-93 Habs season flashback: Roll continues with win over Red Wings (2012-11-05 10:08:18)
    I'm confused. The leader paragraph says, "The Habs took an 8-3-2 record into a game against the Detroit Red Wings on Nov. 4, 1992 at the Forum." But a later sentence says, "That makes it all right for everyone associated with the Canadiens, who are on a 9-0-1 roll . . . ." Edit: The 5-1 win over the Red Wings was on 7 Nov 1992, bringing Montreal's record in their last ten to 9-0-1. The 4 Nov 1992 game was a 4-3 victory in Detroit. http://www.hockeyfights.com/teams/16/schedule/reg1993 "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante
  • Comment on Budaj shines in fantasy debut (2012-11-02 08:19:04)
    Mr. Hickey, Many thanks for the fantasy articles. Any chance you could post a column of stats every 10 games or so? I know it's all fantasy, but seeing as it's the closest any of us are getting to NHL hockey... Teams stats, plus Top 5 or Top 10 in the usual categories would be great. Price with a 7-1 record...weeeeeee! "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante