Mats26 - (Dileep Nair)Member since March 10, 2010
Habs fan since: The womb
Favorite current player: They all give me fits, but you gotta love Pleks - so smart.
All-time favorite player: The little viking
- Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens win a nailbiter (2015-01-27 23:15:15)
Maybe emelin gets suspended and Timordi gets a chance, if not concussed?
- Comment on Habs development camp underway in Brossard (VIDEO) (2014-07-07 15:22:44)
Line 2a - PAC - AG27 - Gallagher Line 3a- Bourque - Eller - PAP Line 3b DLR - Plex - Sekac Line 4 Prust - MM - Bourni Markov- Subban Emelin- Gilbert Beaulieu/ Tinordi/Weaver/Pateryn Trade dd + budaj to somebody cap floor challenged looking for a creative centre and decent backup for picks /forward prospects.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-05-23 11:12:21)
Just saw Grapes wearing a habs tie last night. I almost choked on my coffee...
- Comment on Habs getting better every game, coach Therrien says (2014-05-08 16:38:21)
So I am now old enough to realize that what I say has no bearing on the oucome of this series, so here goes... If the Habs beat the Bruins and then the Penguins, I gotta imagine that Michel Therrien will be the first head coach in professional sports history to beat the opposing coach who took his job in two consecutive playoff series.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 79 – Canadiens blow 3-0 lead, win another wild one (2014-04-05 23:42:46)
Anyone remember who won the cup last time you had to win your division to advance to the conference finals? I seem to remember it being 92-93...
- Comment on About last night … (2014-04-02 11:38:57)
I honestly think Diaz and Gryba knocked the hockey sense out of Eller last April. Don't underestimate the long lived cognitive impairment. I would not be suprised if Eller has a great year next year. I hope Murray is suspended for 5 games and Tinordi gets to play the next 5. Would be huge for our playoff chances. Murray struggles against speed teams like Tampa. No problem with Murray playing in a series against Boston.
- Comment on No morning skate before Habs face Penguins; White out with flu (2014-02-27 17:52:46)
Often read, rarely post. Here is a random post comparing current roster to Habs of yore. An appropriate end to an unproductive work day. Feel free to ignore, disect, or amend. pleks - rich man's martin rucinsky dd - poor man's Denis Savard pacioretty - poor man's John LeClair gallagher - rich man's Oleg Petrov Gio -Poor man's Mats Naslund Tinordi - poor man's Big Bird PK - never been a Hab like him, maybe Rich man's Bryan Fogarty? Gorges -Poor Man's Craig Ludwig Murray -Poor Man's Rick Green Budaj - Rich man's Doeg Soetart Markov - Rich Man's Vladimir Malakov Beaulieu - Rich man's Breezer Carey Price - Poor Man's Dryden Tokarski - Poor man's Jocelyn Thibault Emelin - Rich man's Kovalenko (Russian tank comparison only) Galchenyuk - Rich Man's Wickenheiser Ryan White - Poor Man's Claude Lemieux Bourque - Poor Man's Sheldon Souray (Metis comparison only) Travis Moen - Poor Man's Yvon Lambert Parros - Rich man's Laraque Briere - Rich Man's /Poor Man's Donald Audette (can't decide) Eller - Poor Man's Koivu (first round Scandinavian comparison) Wiese - Rich Man's Blunden Bournival - Poor Man's Grabovski (non western pronunciation of Michael comparison)
- Comment on Price gets Game 1 start for Team Canada; Boone will be blogging live (2014-02-12 11:03:40)
Would it be crazy to make hockey a summer olympic sport? You could simply delay the start of the NHL season by a couple of weeks. Shorter training camps, slightly compressed schedule, etc. Would help to open up new markets without sacrificing the integrity of the regular season. Plus any injuries would be less impactful to NHL clubs.
- Comment on AUDIO: Habs trade Diaz to Canucks for Weise (2014-02-03 16:18:32)
It sounds like Wiese has the potential to evolve into a Jason Chimera type player. The total points versus avg ice time is a fascinating stat to look at in comparison with other players league wide. Weise is definitely an outlier in that category. Definitely has 3rd line potential, IMO. On each productive line you need a passer, shooter, and a retreiver. Weise sounds like he could be a retriever. Think Travis Moen who actually gets to the corner first. I like the move. Beaulieu is an upgrade and more are coming from down on the farm. But I agree with the Brian Wildes of the world who surmise that Bergevin managed the asset poorly and probably could have been able to get more earlier. Gotta be more proactive. Perhaps one of many disconnects between MT and MB?
- Comment on Michael Farber talks Therrien, Olympics on new HI/O Show (2014-01-30 12:02:14)
With back to backs on Superbowl weekend, Budaj makes no sense tonight. Especially with Price coming off a shutout. On second thought, probably makes complete sense to Therrien.