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

Recent Comments

  • 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
  • Comment on This week’s HIO section is live (2012-09-27 09:12:42)
    Is there any rule, written or unwritten, which would prevent the Montreal Canadiens squad from playing unofficial games against the Hamilton Bulldogs squad during the lockout? As a means to stay sharp, and great mentoring opportunity for the 'Dogs players? With a number of our players in Europe (6 now?), this isn't much of a factor. Mix the players all up, half and half, and it would make for some fun hockey. "Only a goalie can appreciate what a goalie goes through." - Jacques Plante