christophor - (Danny Dann)Member since December 14, 2009
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- Comment on Habs’ Markov looks fine at practice (2013-12-10 01:01:12)
A bit of browsing through capgeek shows that the Islanders are probably THE team to pry players away from. The cap floor will rise and they have several decent players locked up for a few years whose salaries will be higher than their cap hits. Bourque's salary/cap hit situation is the opposite and should be attractive. Of course, Bourque alone wouldn't get much done. All of Nielsen, Okposo, Hamonic, and Bailey will be paid higher than their cap hits. Hamonic would be really tough to pry out without sending someone like Gorges (and some) back. Nielsen is also doing well for them. Okposo's 14/15 salary (3.5mil) and 15/16 salary ($4.5mil) is quite a bit higher than his $2.8mil cap hit. That's a bargain hit for a cap ceiling team, but paying a total of $2.4mil over two years, without a cap hit to show for it, really hurts a cap floor team like the Isles. Okposo's who I'd target with Bourque and a pick/prospect. The Blue Jackets are in the same situation with Dubinsky and Anisimov, but they'll be closer to the cap floor.
- Comment on Habs enjoy a break in busy schedule (2013-12-09 12:12:39)
I think there's no question that Pacioretty will make it. He's been better over the last two years than Ryan, was the US's leading scorer at the World Championships, and is back to form after a slow/injured start. People are calling him streaky this year but he's actually been pretty consistent over the last 2.5 year. Just October 2013, really, and while being injured. Also, the stats say he's actually quite good defensively, but that he doesn't get the chance to show it often because he's often tied to Desharnais in an exploitation role.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 18:43:31)
To paint a deep ideological divide as rational on one side and emotional is on the other is view the world through a 3rd grade level lens. VH's ideas are well thought out, generally, and disagreeing with him doesn't mean you have to see past that.
- Comment on Habs get a well-deserved day off (2013-12-07 14:45:57)
not for a while, actually.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-06 12:49:42)
Lars Eller is leading the Habs with 58 hits. That's a new aspect to his game. Second place has 38 hits. Emelin's averaging almost 4 hits per game, though, and so will pass Eller soon enough. Still, with his defensive play, Eller's incredibly useful even without contributing offensively (which he does anyway). He and Pacioretty are an awesome PK tandem. Let's hope for more offensive consistency from Eller. Given a bit more time, he could be a more rugged Plekanec.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 30 – First place, baby! (2013-12-05 21:44:04)
and yet they're not losing. typical, though less typical of late
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 29: Budaj wins on the road again as Eller, DD score in Shootout (2013-12-04 21:32:23)
PK's gaffe was just a random slip off the stick, not the result of a risky play. Anyway, the idea that PK is less than dominant defensively is unfounded.
- Comment on Bouillon will sit for Habs while Murray plays against Capitals (2013-11-22 14:31:07)
Emelin was injured because his skate got caught in the ice when he fell. It was bad luck. What lesson do you think he should have learned?
- Comment on Habs shake up lines at practice (2013-11-18 12:20:50)
I like having 4 lines to roll with confidence, and that seems to be what the posted lineup allows. There's a good chance that one or two of them will click on any given night.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-17 13:25:33)
Sorry Boone, but a 1st round pick would be just part of a package for Plekanec.