Mike D - (Mike D.)

Member since October 31, 2010

London, Ontario, Canada
http://www.cliffordfastco.com

Habs fan since: Birth (1981)
Favorite current player: All of them
All-time favorite player: P.K., Pricey, Max-Pac, Larry, Chucky, Gally, Marky, Emmy, Prusty, Pleky. Saku Koivu, Patrick Roy, Guy Carbonneau, Vincent Damphousse, Kirk Muller, and all the old HOF players I never saw play

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- Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny

Recent Comments

  • Comment on About last night … (2015-01-18 10:09:34)
    Hiya D-Mike! Hope things are well bud. You're right about Chucky. He doesn't go out of his way to make hits, but he's not afraid to do it when necessary. And I like Timo. I know he gets under some people's skin, but I'm glad he's part of HIO and I appreciate his humour/schtick. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on About last night … (2015-01-18 09:46:32)
    A few positives from last night and the recent past: Tokarski gets a much-needed W Habs PP is starting to be effective Pleky (finally) gets to play with our best winger and is having success. Max can apparently play with anyone and still be damn good P.K.'s play has improved of late (not that it was bad before, but it's better now). We got a win without Price in nets and scored a bunch of goals in the process....and we needed basically all 6 of them. Chucky got off the schneid (sp?) Nate looks like he belongs. Christian Thomas may not be an A-level prospect, but man is he ever FAST. Looks like we traded Danny Kristo for a Danny Kristo variant that actually wants to be part of this organization. Sekac seems to have the tools, the size, and the will. Not sure if he's still "adjusting", but I think that at some point he's really gonna break out and be a true NHL top-6 winger. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Lightning preview (2015-01-05 14:06:21)
    LOOOOL. I've used a similar sentence to your last one, except that when I say it, the word "thank" is replaced by a different word that ends with a 'K'. ;) - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Lightning preview (2015-01-05 14:03:54)
    The cap hit number is all that matters in that regard, so that wouldn't explain it. Gally's will be 3.75mil for all 6 years regardless of what his actual salary is in any given year. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Lightning preview (2015-01-05 13:44:25)
    Just had a look at the contract extension Gallagher signed, which begins next season. It's a 6 year deal with a cap hit of 3.75mil, but the breakdown is as follows: Year 1: 5.5mil Year 2: 4.5mil Year 3: 2.75mil Year 4: 3mil Year 5: 4mil Year 6: 2.75mil Anyone know why there is so much fluctuation? I assume a signing bonus for the first year, but a lot of up and down without much rhyme or reason for the remaining 5 years that I can fathom. I'm familiar with front-loaded and back-loaded deals, and understand why they might be utilized in certain circumstances (usually player's age and the expected improve or decline in his play), but this one's a head scratcher! - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Price chasing Habs legends in record book (2015-01-05 12:38:11)
    Cal, you beat me to it. NHLNumbers isn't as good as capgeek in terms of calculators and whatnot, but gives us the basic numbers at least. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Penguins preview (2015-01-03 16:07:42)
    Not sure if this is directed at me, but that is exactly what I said in my post on the previous page. I too specified that his contract expired after NEXT season. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Penguins preview (2015-01-03 15:35:24)
    Yeah Front was banned, though hopefully only on a temporary basis. I'm not sure if Bill or Danno were banned or just stopped posting. I was hoping one of the other posters could shed some light on that. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Penguins preview (2015-01-03 15:31:20)
    I'd be down for some shinny, but live about 700KM's away - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Canadiens vs. Penguins preview (2015-01-03 15:30:34)
    On Emelin's giveaway last night that led to Ryder's goal: That was a huge duff by Emmy, no doubt, but I also thought Gilbert did a poor job on the two-on-one. It's a tough situation and you can't expect to come out unscathed every time, but unless Price was telling him to just cover the pass, I have no idea why Gilbert didn't put more pressure on a career sniper like Ryder. I'm certainly not an expert, but I know I would have taken Ryder as soon as he began approaching the faceoff dots and was screaming at my TV the way Gilbert played that. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny