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 Habs have best record in NHL after Saturday’s win over Avalanche (2014-10-19 11:15:41)
    'Morning Jim! Hope things are well with you bud. P.K. has been doing some PK duty this season, and I think I recall seeing him out there at least once last night. That said, I think he's 2nd unit so he probably doesn't get a lot of PK time. There was also his penalty which likely resulted in him losing one shift of "would-have-been" ice time . G'morning to you as well, CJ. Glad you got to enjoy a stellar game at the Bell last night. Hopefully the credit card bill won't be too painful. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Bouillon hopes to keep playing after being released by Canadiens (2014-10-07 07:33:46)
    Morning Ronn. Just my $0.02, but I think one of Columbus, Washington, and the Islanders won't make it, and one of Detroit or Toronto will. Columbus did well last year, but missing Horton and Jenner to start the season will hurt them. The Islanders have a better team on paper.....but they're still the Islanders. As for Washington, how will they adapt to their new coach and system? Their D has a few expensive question marks as well. Detroit is getting older and getting worse, but they have a good system and coach. If Datsyuk heals quickly and can then stay healthy, along with a healthy Zetterberg, you can't rule them out. Much depends on how Howard plays this year too. The Leafs stink, but 8 teams gotta make it from the East and at least 2 or 3 of them won't be good. They have some players who can put up points, and a head coach who is desperate to keep his job by making the playoffs. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Bouillon hopes to keep playing after being released by Canadiens (2014-10-06 10:32:57)
    Moved from previous thread: Best wishes to Boods, who was by all accounts a great teammate and great person. Although the ‘Peg is not really a dream destination in terms of the city (no disrespect to Peggers), it’s ideal for him as a player as he will likely get a lot more ice time. I agree with those who feel this was a good move. Not only because we save a good amount of cap space and removed our total pro contracts by one, but we also get a younger backup who proved to be better as a longer-term replacement to Price should he miss any more then 2 consecutive games. Boods was great at spot duty, especially against Boston, but couldn’t seem to handle the heat as well when asked to be a starter until Price was healthy. I think Tangredi is an upgrade on Holland for Hamilton too, and he certainly packs size even if he lacks some grit. Both are fringe players anyway so that part is largely irrelevant in terms of NHL impact. I think the biggest win that hasn’t been mentioned yet is that Toker, being a young guy, will now get the added benefit of working with Stephane Waite full time. It’s quite possible that Toker can still improve his play considerably with better coaching because he isn’t fully developed yet. While he would never supplant Carey, he could become a more valuable trade piece down the road if the consensus is that he’s capable of being a good starter (a la Jonathan Bernier, Jaro Halak). I know goalies don’t typically get a big return, and the current market was extremely “soff” if you were a seller, but in a couple years it’s quite possible a team would trade for him and give us something useful in return – especially in more of a sellers market. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Canadiens trade Peter Budaj to Winnipeg Jets (2014-10-06 10:17:04)
    Best wishes to Boods, who was by all accounts a great teammate and great person. Although the 'Peg is not really a dream destination in terms of the city (no disrespect to Peggers), it's ideal for him as a player as he will likely get a lot more ice time. I agree with those who feel this was a good move. Not only because we save a good amount of cap space and removed our total pro contracts by one, but we also get a younger backup who proved to be better as a longer-term replacement to Price should he miss any more then 2 consecutive games. Boods was great at spot duty, especially against Boston, but couldn't seem to handle the heat as well when asked to be a starter until Price was healthy. I think Tangredi is an upgrade on Holland for Hamilton too, and he certainly packs size even if he lacks some grit. Both are fringe players anyway so that part is largely irrelevant in terms of NHL impact. I think the biggest win that hasn't been mentioned yet is that Toker, being a young guy, will now get the added benefit of working with Stephane Waite full time. It's quite possible that Toker can still improve his play considerably with better coaching because he isn't fully developed yet. While he would never supplant Carey, he could become a more valuable trade piece down the road if the consensus is that he's capable of being a good starter (a la Jonathan Bernier, Jaro Halak). I know goalies don't typically get a big return, and the current market was extremely "soff" if you were a seller, but in a couple years it's quite possible a team would trade for him and give us something useful in return - especially in more of a sellers market. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-04 20:39:15)
    @ HiS I was hoping to be #2000, but I'll settle for #1997 I guess. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 14:51:42)
    Well said, Gerald. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 14:12:02)
    He's actually a left-handed RW'er according to what I've read. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 13:53:45)
    6.5mil x 3 years for Vanek. Equals 19.5mil total Pretty far cry from the 50mil he was offered by NYI. I know the term was 4 years longer but I doubt he'll make anywhere close to the 30mil gap after this 3 year deal. Vanek picked a BAD time to not show up. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 12:27:05)
    I agree he looked much better with NYR, Burly. But to me, giving him a 5 year deal with that much money is overboard for all the years of floating and sucking, lol. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny
  • Comment on Gionta, Gorges headed to Sabres; Habs sign Malhotra, Weaver and others (2014-07-01 12:21:28)
    I can't believe the Oil signed PouPou to a 5 year deal AND gave him 4mil per year. That's insane. No wonder they're perpetually a bottom-feeder. - Honestly yours Twitter: @de_benny