East Coast - (Kris Rogers)Member since May 21, 2010
Habs fan since: '93
Favorite current player: Subban
All-time favorite player: Koivu
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-22 11:05:27)
I think refs do have some bias, but their bias is towards players specifically (i.e. Gallagher), I don't think they have a home ice bias. A possible explanation of the Home team getting more pp opportunities probably has more to do with the last change. Lesser players are bound to take more penalties when they can't help being matched up against the superstar or better players.
- Comment on Canadiens hit all-star break on a high (2015-01-22 10:58:54)
Little over a week away from going to see my first games at the bell center, I feel like a 6 year old going to Disney world haha. I'm hoping to do the bell Centre and Habs hall of fame tour, does anyone know if there are any restrictions next weekend because the games are matinee games rather than evening?
- Comment on Thomas Vanek and Wild up next for Canadiens (2014-12-02 13:54:05)
Since everyone is throwing out a top 6 minus DD today, my suggestion Max-Plekanec-Gallagher Chucky-Eller-Sekac Prust-DD-Weise Bournival-Maholtra-PAP
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 10:41:27)
Matty I know what is going on here, PitMartin is from the future and has time warped back from 2018 he just doesn't know it. That is the only way I'll agree with him, if this was 2018 it would be reasonable to expect Tinordi and Beaulieu in the top 6 and Galchenyuk the #1 center.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 10:20:44)
Correction Chucky "could" be playing center today. Lucky for the habs they don't need him to. In his career he has won 41% of his faceoffs (sure it's a small sample size). Currently he is playing with one of the top 10 two-way centers in the league, so he has a front row seat on how to play the center position defensively while also providing offense. So far he is on pace for his best statistical season in the league playing more minutes than he ever played. All this for a kid who is still three months away from being able to order a pint in his hometown. Seems to me the habs are doing a slow and steady job of developing a great young talent in Galchenyuk.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 09:54:07)
"Frankly, his handling is shameful and continues the Habs very poor record with young talent." Totally disagree. Pacioretty, Price, Subban, Galchenyuk, Gallagher to name a recent few, they've had their ups and downs, but show me proof that how these young men have been handled have been detrimental to themselves and the team.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 09:40:31)
Cynical? Perhaps. Destroying the future of 2 potentially Great D? not so sure about that. Isn't it in Bergevin's best interest as GM of a hockey team to manipulate the development of his players to best fit the needs of the team? Hasn't Ken Holland been doing that for years? Players don't make the Wings team until they are almost guaranteed to be a solid contributor. Are Tinordi and Beaulieu consistently solid contributors yet? they don't seem to be so what's another year in the AHL when they're 21 or 22 years old?
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-21 09:24:09)
Could Tinordi and Beaulieu and to a lesser extent Bournival be victims of the business of today's NHL. I believe both of these young men can be top 6 defensemen today, they just need the playing time. Bergevin, with the acquisition of Gonchar and Allen, has basically cut the playing time destined for both Beaulieu and Tinordi. What this does is eliminate the "Risk" of two upcoming RFA defensemen performing extremely well and increasing the value of the contracts they will be due in the off-season a la Torey Krug. With Galchenyuk and Gallagher due for some raises, plus other free agents to sign in the offseason cap space will be critical. Now, I don't believe this is the sole purpose of Bergevin trading for Gonchar and Allen, as right now those two moves look like they make both Hockey and Business sense for the Montreal Canadiens for this season and into the next. However, I do believe that the thoughts of new contracts for Beaulieu and Tinordi must have been considered in these moves. If the two young defensemen came flying out of the gate, these moves may not have happened. Did Bergevin dodge a tough situation here? It would seem to me another year of development for these two combined with new contracts in the range of 1 to 1.5 m for 4 years, is the perfect scenario for GMMB.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-17 08:46:02)
14-4-1 is a stat.
- Comment on About last night … (2014-11-17 08:36:34)
Interesting Stat: a certain #81 leads the league in GWGs with 4 and it isn't Phil Kessel. Lars has 3 of those since Bourque left.