docketrocketMember since February 7, 2010
Habs fan since: 1958
Favorite current player: pk
All-time favorite player: larry robinson
- Comment on Habs on a roll heading into New Jersey (2013-12-03 22:01:40)
- Comment on Budaj will get start for Habs against Capitals (2013-11-21 18:03:52)
- Comment on Habs shake up lines at practice (2013-11-18 19:18:11)
Fair comment. He could be great. Or not. I am feeling risk adverse and would take advantage of a trader who feels like you do, but I admit it could backfire.
- Comment on Habs shake up lines at practice (2013-11-18 18:24:52)
Let’s take it as a given that Therrien could get a lot more out of the team than he does. That said, Toe Blake could not take us to the cup in the next two years. We have a talent deficit. There seems to be consensus that we have a great young core: Price, Subban, Gallagher, Galyenchuck, Eller, Bournival, Emelin. Let’s keep them. There also seems to be general consensus that our vets are not going to take us very far. Probably the best of the vets are Pleks and Markov. By the time we are cup ready, they will have retired. They should be traded now if we get a decent offer that helps for the future. Not because they are not good players and wonderful loyal Habs, but because they are good players that someone else might want. We need to fix the prospect pipeline. It will probably cost us a chance at a first round playoff loss this year. Max is on the bubble. He might become better and someone else might gamble on that. He might not. Depends on the offer. Diaz might interest someone. After them, who do we have that anyone would want? I don’t see anyone offering us anyone for the following players or their contracts: Parros, White, Boullion, Murray, Desharnais, Gionta, Bourke, Moen, Briere. I don’t have anything against any of them – they try but they just are not playing well, not earning their money, and not likely to do so. We can run them down, but therapeutic as that may be it does not help. How do we replace them? The logical solution with that group of under-achievers is to replace them with prospects. Alas, and here is what we do not talk enough about, it seems we have no prospects that are any better, at least not yet. Beaulieu is a great prospect. Tinordi should be Ok. Next year. LL is no worse than our vets, but he is not better, and he shows little sign he will be better. Too bad. He should have stayed at Harvard. Otherwise we have AHL lifers and hopes in the mist. This is our biggest issue. What is a GM supposed to do in this situation? We have to figure out how to take advantage of our kids, and sooner rather than later. What should MB realistically do with the bad hand he was dealt, and his own bad draws?
- Comment on “Big Mo” joins the show (2013-11-07 10:41:17)
Many commentators here seem to recognize the light at the end of the Subban tunnel. We should sign him as soon as possible to a generous long term contract. Little else is going to put this issue to sleep, especially if he does not get picked for the Olympic team.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 16 – St. Louis wins in Shootout, Canadiens set shot-blocking record (2013-11-05 17:43:50)
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 16 – St. Louis wins in Shootout, Canadiens set shot-blocking record (2013-11-05 17:24:34)
Thanks for the link. What did you think of the comments?
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 15: Canadiens limp home after lost weekend (2013-11-02 18:46:37)
Well so long as it stops I am sure no one would be happier to see it as something other than racism than PK. However, . . . .
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 15: Canadiens limp home after lost weekend (2013-11-02 18:27:05)
Fair enough. He isn't the second coming yet. Now let's compare him to the white boys.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 15: Canadiens limp home after lost weekend (2013-11-02 17:42:38)
I must apologize for intruding on some people's private website. I promise not to post during the game. Something is not right with PK. It is quite obvious independent of whether he plays the pk. An injury is a possible, but only a partial explanation. When we clamp down on PK's exuberance and public displays of enthusiasm, might that just be racist? When we try to reduce him to the lowest common denominator, might that just be trying to make him white? Are we teaching that boy a lesson? And when his achievements count for nothing, . . . The Olympic selectors had better reflect. They want skaters? Worse than being an inadvertent racist is the refusal to consider the possibility and change. MT is not smart enough to change. He has to go before he ruins the franchise. Its him or PK. Something to think about as we play Roy?