rogieshan - (JohnnyO)Member since January 30, 2010
Habs fan since: 1975
Favorite current player: lars eller
All-time favorite player: ken dryden, rogie vachon, bobby smith, guy lafleur, cam connor
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-08 01:43:54)
Briere played under seven minutes tonight. It's been a pattern of late, even though his game has improved since he returned from his concussion. Is Therrien sheltering his minutes or will he ever trust the player enough to fit into his system? Why isn't Briere utilized more on the power play, which - if anything - should be his specialty? Briere isn't complaining yet but it must only be a matter of time. I fear another Sergei Samsanov situation brewing here. If the coach is demanding strong, two-way play from his forwards, then I wonder who the odd man will be when Bourque returns.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-06 01:34:12)
- Comment on Michel Therrien: Habs ‘left everything on the ice’ in 2-1 win over Bruins (Video) (2013-12-06 00:33:11)
Bournival had the most jump on the team tonight.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-03 01:05:27)
Nice to see the Habs steal two points after their misfortune in D.C. Feel sorry for Briere. Losing minutes to Moen is no fun.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-12-01 16:42:25)
If Ottawa continues its fall from contention, then one player who may be available for a reasonable price is Milan Michalek (cap hit: about 3 mil left on this final year of his contract). Giving up Bournival may be all that is required.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 26 – Winning streak ends with Shootout in D.C. (2013-11-29 20:01:53)
Why Plekanec over Briere?
- Comment on Brière will be in Habs lineup against Lightning (2013-11-12 15:53:26)
Oilers need two-way, character players. Habs need guys who can finish. It's a good fit if both teams are motivated. Yakupov's upside would still command a hefty price. Gorges and two futures (Colberg & a 1st rounder) won't get it done for Edmonton. They would need at least one impact player in return. I realize his maturity level could be an issue, but the idea of seeing Yakupov reunited with Galchenyuk is an exciting thought.
- Comment on Brière will be in Habs lineup against Lightning (2013-11-12 15:25:28)
Max Pacioretty, Michael Bournival and Travis Moen for Nail Yakupov and David Perron.
- Comment on Brière takes Desharnais’s spot at practice (2013-11-11 12:18:51)
Is there a rule that prevents an NHL club from trading/selling an unclaimed-waiver player to a European team? I imagine the player himself must first agree to such a transaction, like Huet did when he was with the Blackhawks. Not suggesting this for Desharnais as a cap circumvention, but as an option for the Habs to recoup some of his salary.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-11-11 00:43:56)
I see Plekanec as this generation's Ryan Walter, a once offensive-minded player turned checker. He really should be playing with Prust & Moen as his linemates on a shutdown line, so Gionta and Pacioretty can focus on doing what they are better suited for: to score goals.