rhino514 - (jason dobson)Member since December 4, 2010
Habs fan since: 1978
Favorite current player: Saku Koivu
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-08 04:24:17)
Only thing that concerns me about Vanek on the team is it takes MT about a full season to find line chemistry. Forget Pelks, the first experiment, and it should last a few games, should be with Eller. The kid will rebound, I don´t know when, but he will. Sad to hear that the habs were considering offers for him.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 18:21:24)
OK, we know Vanek PROBABLY wants to go somewhere else, but......do you think the habs will make him one heck of an offer and pull out all the stops to at least try and get him signed? Or will they not seriously try, i.e. Wizniewski.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 17:54:57)
When you are 38 years old I understand St.louis wanting to play out his last 2 or 3 close to his family.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 17:49:07)
You cannot call yourself a liberal if you liked both Reagan and Thatcher.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 17:46:24)
I agree. Play Eller with Vanek. Watch Whitey get his confidence back after Vanek converts on some second chances. Plekanec is one of the few centres in the league who can create goals in a shutdown role. And Gionta can, to some extent, as well. It´s very hard to do. Plus a makeshift shutdown third line at this point wouldn´t be nearly as solid as one led by Pleks. If Eller were only playing at 75% capability, we´d have a heck of team with 3 valuable lines. Heck, if Eller picked it up where he left off last year, we probably wouldn´t even have needed Vanek.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 17:37:42)
But when Georges comes back..........who?
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 17:05:54)
As it stands now, Tinordi or Beaulieu? Discuss
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 16:45:50)
Ít may be 96% approval rating and adjectives such as "grand larceny", but I don´t like giving up Collberg and a second for a player who will only be here for 18 more regular season games. If he gets the team to the conference finals, though, I suppose the extra revenue generated will benefit the club in some way; I could call it a wash. Tell you guys what, though, Vanek or no Vanek, they better get Price back real fast.
- Comment on Weary Habs get day off after loss in Phoenix (2014-03-07 16:39:22)
they need Price back fast. Buday is good when he is spotted; back-to-backs, for example. The more games he plays, the more soft goals he lets in. He really needs to be back fast or we are in trouble.
- Comment on Vanek set to make Habs debut in Phoenix; Gorges returns to Montreal (2014-03-06 16:17:05)
I think every playoff game won nets a cool million for the hab´s owner, so, apart from what I noted earlier today about possibly helping the production of other players on the team who we will be able to better gauge, the trade makes sense on that note. I´m in the minority here, but to me it just isn´t natural acquiring a player who will be leaving after twenty + playoffs games; the whole thing is just surreal. Here is the big sniper who is all we need to make us true contenders.....oh, it was just a tease. We can look back and say we had a fantasy team for about 30 games Nor do I get the Weaver signing (unless...I am hearing Georges has broken his hand?). All in all a 2nd, a 5th, Collberg, and future considerations lost in the last couple of days. Like I said, I realize I am in the minority. Two things need to happen for the trade to have merit; an increase in production from a few of; Eller especially, but also Pacioretty who will be less monitored, Plekanec, possibly Briere and Gionta will let management see how valuable these guys can be when well insulated/complemented, and act accoridingly to find a sniper in the off-season. That, and the habs have to win at least two playoff rounds.