alfieturcotte - (Laurent Mastey)Member since April 23, 2010
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- Comment on Liveblog: Playoff Game 4 – Pacioretty propels Canadiens to Round 2 (2014-04-22 22:58:15)
I say Bournival MUST stay in the lineup, regardless of how Moen is doing. If we play Boston, only changes I would make is to swap Boullion/Murray and perhaps Weaver/Tinordi.
- Comment on Liveblog: Game 82 – Gionta’s penalty-shot goal in OT beats Rangers (2014-04-12 18:31:16)
While I commend Price for a very strong season and hope he carries it through into the playoffs, he has yet to have proven himself in the post season. Not about Halak, rather Price only. Competition will be fierce, so we will need Price to play at and above his stats.
- Comment on Lightning moves ahead of Habs in standings (2014-04-11 15:28:08)
I don't get MT's view on Beaulieu. The guy was playing up to n#3 mid year and played very well the other night. He adds a dimension to the team D that nobody has w/the exception of PK - an ability to move the puck / skate. The rest of them (Tinordi incl) consistently get caught w/the puck in the D zone due to their inability to move quickly enough.
- Comment on Lightning moves ahead of Habs in standings (2014-04-11 14:38:06)
Line up for the playoffs should be as follows: y lines: Max, DD, Vanek Bournival, Pleks, Gallagher Bourque, Eller, Gionta Prust, Briere, White D Markov / PK Gorges -Emelin Weaver- Beaulieu Hoping MT and MB don't continue to stifle PK. Frankly, I might even pair up Beaulieu w/PK.
- Comment on Habs get day off Sunday to lick their wounds (2014-01-26 21:09:21)
Problem with the Canucks was not an "unresolved" goalie situation. Rather, they committed $$$ to Luongo, an overrated and overpaid choker. Flyers - bad goaltending. You ought to make sure you know the facts friend.
- Comment on Habs get day off Sunday to lick their wounds (2014-01-26 13:03:29)
Who to trade, who to trade......To begin with, I wish we could trade our GM for someone with more knowledge and experience than MB. He is proving less competent than PG, and that is no easy task. Those with their best years (or knees) behind them: Markov, Gorges, Moen, and Gionta. We can get some value for these guys at the trade deadline. One player I would def not resign is Markov. If he looks slow now, imagine how he will look in 2 or 3 yrs (at $5mm/per)? And yes, though I believe Price has had a much stronger season (thus far), he should be traded. He could fetch a nice little booty and the Canadiens can save a nice amount of $$$. As for Diaz, Murray, Bourque, Briere, no market for these guys. Let them walk or waive them.
- Comment on Habs shake up lines at practice (2013-11-19 09:03:52)
Jagr at $2mm for 1 year vs Briere 2 yrs at $8MM - we see the difference between an astute GM (Lamoriello) and a dim one (Bergevin). To throw $8MM on an aging, declining, small forward w/a history of injuries/concussions sounded bad the day he was signed. Looking worse as the season progresses. For all the "good will" lavished on MB for his open and communicative style vs his predecessor, I am not at all impressed with our green GM's moves to date (w/the exception of Prust; Galchenyuk was a no brainer that my twin 11 yr old boys could have made)....
- Comment on “Big Mo” joins the show (2013-11-06 20:13:01)
This from Bob McKenzie re: PK's previously signed 2-yr bridge contract: " it could be argued that the two-year 'bridge deal' that he signed last season may now play in his favour". Funny, I argued vehemently last year that what rookie and still very green MB should do was to sign PK to a long term contract 2 seasons ago. My posts were met with much criticism by many on this board. We could have locked up up long term for less money, significantly less money that it will cost today. Whatever nonsense MB and MT are playing with Subban, I can only hope that they realize just how dominant Subban will be for the next 10 yrs. The real thoroughbred and only star on this team is Subban. Stop f'ing around and sign Subban.
- Comment on Halak up next for Habs (2013-11-04 10:35:48)
You buy high and sell low? Nah, I think we at least try to do the reverse. We will get nothing in return today for a 1 pointer / multi year expensive salary? Answer - you do not trade until he shows more improvement. DD is not a great player, but he is capable of being a 40-50 point player. Trade him when the market for him is at least slightly better.....
- Comment on Halak up next for Habs (2013-11-04 10:22:01)
Ha - I know lots about hockey and do dislike Price. That's right, some forwards have shifted to D (and vice versa), not unheard of in teh slightest. Now I am not sure if White can do it or has played D in Juniors etc, but I do know this: he plays a defensive style, skates very well, has a mean streak, and might actually be a step up over the host of D's we have.