Rocket9Member since November 29, 2007
Habs fan since: 1971 (year I was born)
Favorite current player: Koivu
All-time favorite player: Lafleur
- Comment on Press review (2008-10-07 10:34:06)
Kind of interesting that Laps has had two bad camps in a row eh? I seem to remember this exact situation last year, where he basically lost his job at Camp, then came back later in the year to play well with the big club. I wonder if maybe his training regimen is not up to par?
- Comment on Press review (2008-10-07 10:32:57)
I'd just like to commend everyone on their well thought out and articulate posts below. I've been away for a while and it's nice to read thought provoking posts rather than some of the vitreole that was being written at times last year.
- Comment on Habs, Sens seem to be leading Hossa lottery (2008-02-26 10:08:45)
I haven't looked atthe stats, but it feels like lately our 5 on 5 scoring has been much better. I do agree that we are too dependant on our power play, and that would be a problem in the playoffs. However, I do feel we have lots of talent. 5 on 5 scoring is not always an indication of the talent of the team but also of the way they are playing. Earlier in the season, when we were really struggling 5 on 5, we were playing much more passively when we didn't have the puck, and our breakout was terrible. Lately, the breakout is better and our forecheck looks really good, and so we get more 5 on 5 chances. As for third line harbouring talent, what I'm saying is that over the next couple of years, we will have more than enough talent ot have 3 scoring lines. Look at the guys in Hamilton. We don't need a trade to improve this team, we have the players in the system, we just need time. As for "tons of talent", I say yes, we have tons of talent. Listen to any analyst talk about the Habs and they'll tell you, we are one of the most talented teams in the league, with even more talent on the farm.
- Comment on Habs, Sens seem to be leading Hossa lottery (2008-02-25 17:08:45)
I'm just saying that I think we're in pretty good shape as far as the regular season goes. I think we'll improve in that department over the next 2 to 3 years without making significant trades or signing big name UFA's. This is based on the young guys getting better and prospects coming up from Hamilton. What we don't really have in the system is hard-nosed, in your face type players. That's the type of player you need in the playoffs. Yes, regular season sucess is nice, but everything needs to be done with the goal of winning the cup. There is no point in building a good regular season team if it doesn't have the ingredients needed for playoff success. The goal is to win the cup. That's the only goal. Other teams like Nashville, have other goals. That's why teams like that put banners up when they win a playoff series or come first in their division. In Montreal, the only measure of success is the cup. That's the way it always has been and that's the way it always should be.
- Comment on Audio: Hossa on trade-deadline madness (2008-02-25 17:19:39)
Hossa doesn't have a no-trade clause does he? If he doesn't, then it doesn't matter what his choice is. He goes to whater team gives Waddell the best offer.
- Comment on Habs, Sens seem to be leading Hossa lottery (2008-02-25 14:29:42)
oops, sorry Hossa should read: 55GP, 13G,22A,35pts, -9 (0.63ppg) sorry for the typo. thanks for pointing it out.
- Comment on Habs, Sens seem to be leading Hossa lottery (2008-02-25 14:17:50)
That's a good point. It's always hard to know with the +/- stat, and I know it's been debated on this forum to death.
- Comment on Habs, Sens seem to be leading Hossa lottery (2008-02-25 14:09:47)
I agree it would be nice to have a top 15 guy. I'm also not dead set against Hossa, I could be made to change my mind. You guys make good points as to why to get him. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens. I agree with you re trusting Gainey. Last year, when he traded Rivet, I was furious. Now, looking at that trade, with him having getting Georges who's looking good, and signing Markov and Hammer, I have to say it's a good thing he's making the decisions and not me! If he trades for Hossa, I'll support it because I trust that he knows what he needs for this team.
- Comment on Habs, Sens seem to be leading Hossa lottery (2008-02-25 14:05:11)
Krob, please see my comments below to HotHabs, as they were meant to be in reply to both of you.
- Comment on Habs, Sens seem to be leading Hossa lottery (2008-02-25 13:58:04)
Sorry one more thought. I guess the other point I'd like to make is that I wouldn't necessarily be against getting a guy like Hossa if we already had a team full of grit, and we needed some finesse and scoring. However, that's not the situation the Habs are in. They have tons of talent. What they need is grit. We all know the playoffs are a totally different game of hockey. They have the talent to get themselves securley into the playoffs now, but that talent needs to augmented by other types of players in order to bring Lord Stanley home.