Jay GoldMember since November 20, 2007
Habs fan since: I stepped into the Forum (or should I say: the AMC theatre)
Favorite current player: Carey Price, Mike Komisarek, Andrei Markov, The Kostitsyn's, Henrik Zetterberg, Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Lidstrom, Sydney Crosby, Martin Brodeur
All-time favorite player: Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzkey, Martin Brodeur, Bobby Orr, Nicklas Lidstrom, Maurice Richard, Bob Gainey
- Comment on Latendresse promoted to first line (2007-11-26 17:46:54)
Scouting Report on Lats... Assets: Has an outstanding combination of size and hockey sense. Is equally strong scoring goals or setting up teammates. Already possesses excellent hitting ability. Flaws: Is a liability in the defensive zone, so he needs to work on his play without the puck. Tries to do too much with the puck WHEN HE IS ON HIS OFF-WING (RIGHT). Career potential: Power forward. Good call man...this scares me...
- Comment on (2007-11-22 01:35:37)
Tom "Bobby Orr" Kostopoulos
- Comment on Huet gets start tomorrow vs. Islanders (2007-11-20 20:36:06)
Just so you know... 1)M. Brodeur - The Devils top 2 D-Men this year are Colin White and Paul Martin (who?), and even THEY are injured. It seems like every year he has to adjust to losing his top D-man. Besides, he didn't have that hot of a start last year. He'll heat up, you'll see. 2)M. Turco - He has a better career GAA then any goaltender that has played in the NHL (with a min. of 300 GP) in the past 50 years. If he was only a good goalie three years ago, why hasn't his GAA risen over the past 3 seasons? Go watch the highlights of the Vancouver/Dallas round of last year's playoffs. 3) M. Gerber - Yes, he does play behind one of the best, if not the best defensive team in the league. But the fact of the matter is, he is always in position (perfectly square with the shooter at all times) and has amazing communication with his D. He also has only suffered 2 regulation losses dating back to December 23rd of 2006 and is 83-48-7-9 in his career. The only real slip up in his career was against our beloved Habs in the off-season a couple years back, yet still managed to get a SO in that series. 4) R. Dipietro - Hasn't proven anything yet? Are YOU on drugs? He just collected his 100th win of his young career last night (he is 10-5 so far this year)with practically nobody of value playing in front of him....Huet is still waiting for his 58th. Enough said. 5) T. Vokoun - He was the best player on the Predators for a couple seasons in a row and accomplished a great amount for that organization. The fact of the matter is, the Panthers are not playing nowhere near their potential this year. A large part of that is due to the team's recent struggles in containing run-and-gun teams such as Washington, Carolina and Atlanta. Their #1 D-man, Jay Boumeester, not playing very well doesn't help much either. 6)N. Khabibulin - The fact that you are even able to utter the words "Cristobal Huet is a better goaltender than Nikolai Khabibulin" is ridiculous. Khabi has played for some of the worst defensive teams (including the one his is on now) and still has found many ways to shine....and he's got the Stanley Cup ring to prove it. 7) J.S. Giguere - Conn Smythe winner in 2003 (1.63 GAA), without any of the Big 3 D that he had last year. The facts are there my friend. As far as Vesa Toskala, Martin Biron and Carey Price are concerned - Obviously, none of these goaltenders have officially proven themselves as elite goaltenders in the NHL yet, so I am putting them above Huet only based on how I've seen them play (in full games). So, I agree, these guys are debatable for some.
- Comment on Huet gets start tomorrow vs. Islanders (2007-11-20 15:20:48)
Plek-Andrew: You have been challenged...look above!
- Comment on Huet gets start tomorrow vs. Islanders (2007-11-20 15:14:03)
I like Huet and respect everything he has done for the organization over the past couple seasons, however I question his positioning and ability to steal games quite often. So I'll take your challenge... 10 goalies in the NHL who are better than Huet (in no particular order): 1) M. Brodeur 2) H. Lundquist 3) R. Luongo 4) R. Dipietro 5) J.S. Giguere 6) M. Turco 7) M. Kipprusoff 8) M. Gerber 9) T. Vokoun 10) E. Nabokov I'll go even further down the list... 11) C. Ward 12) M. Biron 12) V. Toskala 14) N. Khabibulin and yes.. 15) C. Price I can confidently say that every goaltender that I listed above is better than Huet, and I could probably name about 4 or 5 others that are questionably better than him. Again, I respect Huet a great amount, and this is not taking anything away from him. Sometimes we have to forget that we are from Montreal and realize the extreme talent throughout the league. Obviously, I realize some of the goalies that I mentioned have worse numbers than Huet right now, but that has a lot to do with the D in front of them (The Habs DO have one of the best defensive cores in the league).