BCG - (Sam Laldin)Member since October 19, 2010
Habs fan since: 1979
Favorite current player: P.K. Subban
All-time favorite player: Maurice Richard
- Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 19:29:07)
Cool man. Your comments speak a concern about his off the ice comments.
- Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 19:27:12)
You raise a good comparison point Phil C. Doughty and Subban are similar players. Montreal will criticize any player - we all know that. But Doughty doesn't get the same criticism from the larger market. Why is that?
- Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 19:23:58)
I can't think of another player where so much was made about them getting money. Certainly not Crosby or Ovie. And really - Ovie is not the player Subban is - similar impact but not anywhere close in character. Crosby is sacrosanct so I'm not going to go there.
- Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 19:19:36)
You didn't say that the white way Trin. Sorry, the right way.
- Comment on Defenceman Lernout, forward Audette among Habs’ six draft picks (2014-06-28 17:31:10)
There is this old idea that hockey players (re: Canadians) need to be polite. That is an old adage that needs to die because it's just a front. I'd rather hear a hockey player speak is mind rather a Crosby be pulling strings while saying "I'm just happy to be here." (and if you think Crosby isn't throwing his weight around... sorry - we really can't have much of a hockey conversation.) Subban tried to get a long term contract. The Habs said no. Subban had the two best seasons for a defenseman since then. It's not Subban's fault for wanting a good contract after offering the Habs less for his loyalty to the team. Further, it is not arrogance that Subban recognizes his past two seasons. Roenick was and is arrogant. Hull was arrogant. I could continue. If hockey writers and fans accepted Roenick and Hull's statements without calling them arrogant, then stop criticizing Subban.
- Comment on Habs sign Weise to two-year contract (2014-06-17 23:29:56)
I really like Gorges... but... what about the heart and soul for the heartless and souless.... Yakupov? We're weak at RW... We got alot out of Kovy... tho we'd be giving up alot in cap flexibility. p.s. I'm not saying it has to be a one-for-one trade, so chill. Just talking about the centerpieces and a fun what-if scenario.
- Comment on Habs sign Weise to two-year contract (2014-06-17 23:26:07)
That would be wishful thinking. If so, then make Subban a captain soon because he clearly has the team at heart.... but not so bright on his part. I'd ask your brother where he got this info.
- Comment on Habs sign Weise to two-year contract (2014-06-17 23:24:03)
If I was Markov, I would be using Chara as a reasonable comparison point. Similar age and Chara is signed until 17/18. Chara has two good knees, but isn't exactly quick and does not have the hockey sense that Markov has. And Markov is asking for less.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-12 20:21:06)
PK was going to develop regardless of MT. A better question is did MT do a better job in developing PK than other coaches could have? Judging by PK's newfound tentativeness on the ice, I think MT didn't do a very good job. He second guessed his own talent and judgment with MT's desire to shape him into... YHWH knows what. I think PK would have been better served by a coach who could focus on PK's strengths rather than punishing the weaknesses of a growing star defenseman. For example, the Walrus does not punish Karlsson for his defensive inadequacies (for which there are many) but rather uses his offensive strengths and works to develop his defensive skills.
- Comment on HI/O Show: Habs will face more pressure next season (2014-06-12 20:11:40)
He played very well in the NHL playoffs, which puts him quite a bit higher than a "unproven" AHL goalie. Plus his track record is up there with all the talk about Price, i.e. mentality, atheticism and being a 'winner' - it's Toker's size that takes him down a notch. To me, he seems like the second coming of Halak - great goalie makeup but just a bit too small. That's not a bad thing, but with the way the NHL is now (deflections, deflections, deflections) - you just need a big goalie to decrease the chance of an errant puck.