Marc10 - (Marc Enners)Member since December 3, 2009
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: PK
All-time favorite player: Flower
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 21:43:40)
Just a question on Nygren. Is he coming to camp this year? I would assume as a prospect in Montréal's Dmen hierarchy, this is it. Everyone knows he has a Sheldon like cannon. That's a gift. Even if you cannot play D, you can have an impact and stay in the show provided you're used as a specialist (see MAB). I recall a report out of camp last go round that he corked one from beyond the blue line and put it under the crossbar and Price didn't move. I mean that's just silly. You'd hope that ability alone would get a long look at camp as a crazy hard shot doesn't require any traffic in front (something our Habs struggle with...) For years we had a dominant powerplay and with the exception of Kovy, it relied on a point man with a near off the charts slapper. Souray, MAB, Streit... Everyone of those guys playing with General Markov (who would often sneek in down low to mix it up) . Seems like teams have adjusted to PK and we're struggling to play the puck near the goal line. If we're going to improve our PP, why not bring back the nuclear option with Nygren? Playing with PK, I could see a double bomb threat from the point that would be nearly impossible to contain... Provided the kid is legit of course.
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 07:58:31)
The Chelios troll guy earlier in this thread argued the Rangers were smoked by the Kings. That series was a lot closer than a lot people give it credit for. The Kings gave up a ton of breakaways and the Rangers feed time and again to put them away. The margin behind defeat and victory is very thin.
- Comment on Will 2015 be the year Habs end Stanley Cup drought? (2014-08-22 06:39:35)
I don't think we'll win the cup, but we're inching our way there. Frankly Habs management has done a stellar job the past two years. Every year we take a step in the right direction. I like this year's lineup. If Chucky takes a big step, we'll be a nightmare for anyone in the East. MB built a team that can beat the Bruins. Now he needs d to build a team that can beat the West. I give it three years, but who knows what happens if Chucky puts it into gear. In any event it's a masterful job. This team was in chambles. Now it's one of the best run franchises in the league. GHG
- Comment on ‘So far, so good,’ Habs’ Price says about offseason training (2014-08-20 22:03:11)
Right now, PAP. More upside. In their prime, Danny B.
- Comment on Habs will play eight preseason games in 13 days; Kovalev criticizes Subban (2014-08-19 20:20:53)
I don't know that what Kovy said is so controversial. It's a bit silly to criticize the team for awarding him the kind of money he'd get from many other teams on the open market. As someone pointed out: Kovalev: -11 in his 5 years with the Habs (264 pts). Subban: +10 in 5 years (167 pts). If we're talking risky players, Kovy was a higher risk (and clearly not a 200 foot player...)
- Comment on Bozon looking forward to Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-08-18 11:01:45)
Even Manny knows you need to earn it, but yeah he's very well spoken and a smart cookie with a good deal of experience in the league. Thing is it's not his team yet. That said, I cant wait to see him in the faceoff circle with the game winding down. I hope Mr Galchenyuk will be taking notes (come too think of it... I hope all our centers do...)
- Comment on Bozon looking forward to Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-08-18 07:50:23)
I guess what with losing hockey TSN will turn into a much broader sports network. I expect more Blue Jays and Raptor news, EPL and football in general, etc. And it goes without saying the Habs will get shortchanged on the national network, although I expect the /Montreal affiliate will need to stay the course as there's no getting around Le Tricolore in this market (especially given the Als and the Impact are having tough seasons...)
- Comment on Bozon looking forward to Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-08-17 23:21:55)
Sign and trade? I could see that. MTL likes the Thomas kid. Calls up Sather and agrees to sign and trade Kristo under agreed terms. He goes where he wants and is one year closer to UFA and the Habs get a player they want back.
- Comment on Bozon looking forward to Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-08-17 22:38:13)
Yes. Sounds like a fairly likely scenario. The Rags went massively sideways this summer with some of their workhorses in the playoffs leaving the ranch. I suspect Kristo gets a long look if he trained hard in the off season. In any event, I hope that, if he does make the show, he ends up on the wrong end of an Emellin hip check.
- Comment on Bozon looking forward to Habs’ rookie camp after battling meningitis (2014-08-17 21:55:35)
One thing I've learned is the exact opposite. In 08 the entire roster was one giant 'if' and they came through and won the East. A couple of years later with a roster full of tiny forwards and an unproven Slovak goalie, they smoked Ovie's best chance at a final and carved up the Crosby led Pens to boot. Last year we took yet another step and went to the Conference final. A huge step up from the previous year. This is a more balanced team than last year's. The kids are another year older. We have speed and size in some key positions. We have an all world goaltender. The only 'if' for me is fixing the powerplay. It can be done.