alfieturcotte - (Laurent Mastey)Member since April 23, 2010
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- 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.
- Comment on Halak up next for Habs (2013-11-04 08:50:37)
This is the worse moment to trade DD. His value is at its lowest and our "return" would be dismal. I say keep him in the lineup and let him play through this slump. Top 9: Pacioretty / Galchenyuk / Gallagher Leblanc / Pleks / Gionta Bournival / Eller / DD Another thing to consider to shore up our horrid defense is to shift White to D. He's a strong skater, plays a rougher brand of hockey and cannot be worse than a Murray / Diaz / Boullion.... I've said this often - PK is our one and only superstar (Pricebots, take it easy, 15 games does not a season make - though I am pleased with his play thus far) and he should be treated as such. Treatment he receives from his coach / GM makes we wonder who is running the team and how they interpret a multi cultural athlete w/confidence and moxie. Do they see it as attitude, a la Mike Richards? PK is a keeper, time for MB to actually step up for a change. Sign him.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-10 09:50:31)
Like the butthurt part of your comments... Nah, just smarting about an average goalie making way too much that's he's worth and an over the hill defenseman who no longer has the speed to keep up. What are the combined salaries -- $12MM?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-10 09:46:10)
How about the buiggest blunder of all -- assumng Price was our QB and throwing (wasting) $6.5-$7MM at him?
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-10 09:21:41)
PK is hands down the best player on the team. He can and should play 30 minutes/game. How excited were you about Price when he let in that 3rd (and winning) goal and looked so incredibly out of position? MB - time to trade Price and Markov to the Oilers.
- Comment on Injured Pacioretty will join Habs on road trip (2013-10-08 12:32:32)
Lafrich -I couldn't agree more with your assessment of Price's play. And Jackal - for the record, Price lost his job TWICE (Lafrich was right). By the way, do you scout each of halak's games to know where those "20" shots come from??? Time for Price to actually live up to that "potential" (and salary). His penchant for letting soft goals should not be subject to discussion. Rare are the games where I don't see one or more that he should have stopped. Hard to beleive the support he receives on this board given his career stats. I applaud Lafrich for calling it as it should be seen.
- Comment on About last night … (2013-10-02 09:19:04)
In case you all have not debated this ad nauseam....Carey Price allowed 4 goals, including a couple of softies, and record for the night was a .894 Sv % (that's a 4.07 GAA). I would certainly not call that a strong night's performance. Don't let the Pricebots fool you, what we saw was another typical Price day at the office. Stops some shots, makes a few good saves, but fails to come up with the big ones when most needed. Sound familiar?