by plouf
Today, 20:02
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: Chucky
Replies: 37
Views: 1.3K

Re: Chucky

I think traveler is referring back to the press conference this summer where Julien says Galchenyuk might play centre or wing, and then Bergevin follows it up with a statement that Galchenyuk will not be playing centre anytime soon. Am I getting this right?
by plouf
Today, 19:17
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: Hemsky
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Hemsky

Carr got a hat trick in his first game this season.

Hmmm....

Not fast in a straight line, but a lot more tenacious than Hemsky, and with a nose for the net.

I'd say Hemsky needs to prove something soon or he's the next Streit.
by plouf
Today, 19:15
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: What Mete's "success" proves...
Replies: 30
Views: 1.1K

Re: What Mete's "success" proves...

I heard Jerabek got schooled last game. Oh well. I was hoping he might be the answer.

Victor Mete has been the 2nd best d-man on the team, period. It's a tough call. We could see a trade before his 9 games are up.
by plouf
Today, 19:12
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: players grades vs. Toronto
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: players grades vs. Toronto

The main point is that Chucky’s offense is best when he’s a centre and Drouin’s is best when he’s a winger. Neither of these guys are Selke candidates, but both can help put the puck in the net. We have them playing each other’s position. And every other centre on the team is pretty good defensivel...
by plouf
Today, 12:45
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: And-o's afraid of the next trade!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: And-o's afraid of the next trade!!!

Yeah, De Haan (second-pairing d-man) and Nelson (#2 centre on a weak team) for Galchenyuk would be depressing.
by plouf
Today, 12:43
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: Chucky
Replies: 37
Views: 1.3K

Re: Chucky

AB Habman wrote: You will all have to take my word from past and present. Chucky can't handle the responsibility of playing Center hence is a winger.
It is what it was what it will be.
I think you need to spend more time studying your And-o pronouncements. This is sort of a weak impersonation.
by plouf
Yesterday, 17:17
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: Galchenyuk + ????? For Ryan O'Reilly
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Galchenyuk + ????? For Ryan O'Reilly

How is chucky a great C? Offensively, he has shown flashes of good to maybe very good...away from the puck, he is a total mess. Patrick Kane is a generational offensive talent....there s simply no comparing him to Chucky. He has produced at an elite level from day 1. And it is a complete myth Chuck...
by plouf
Yesterday, 16:52
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: Galchenyuk + ????? For Ryan O'Reilly
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Galchenyuk + ????? For Ryan O'Reilly

Somebody actually went out and got the stats on Galchenyuk at centre.  (Kyle Medeiros, it's easy to find his article on this) The results are pretty striking: Desharnais is injured in spring of 2016. Galchenyuk takes his spot for the remainder of the season and goes on a tear. He starts 2016-17 cent...
by plouf
Yesterday, 16:39
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: Galchenyuk + ????? For Ryan O'Reilly
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Galchenyuk + ????? For Ryan O'Reilly

Where's the source for this out-of-shape business?

I ask you and others for sources all the time. Nobody ever comes up with a real source. Not that it isn't true, but it's just another rumour in a rumour-crazy town until I see some actual evidence.
by plouf
Yesterday, 15:37
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: price and benn need to wake up
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: price and benn need to wake up

Actually 3 of them were bad. Watch the highlights. Price was not himself.

And as Knuckles has pointed out elsewhere, he is giving up bad rebounds and is out of position a lot. I don't doubt he'll get it back though.
by plouf
Yesterday, 15:34
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: Petry.
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Petry.

Benn needs to watch from the pressbox for a game or two. 
by plouf
Yesterday, 15:32
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: players grades vs. Toronto
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: players grades vs. Toronto

Thanks for the informative breakdown on Drouin, traveler. Unfortunately, as Knuckles points out, it could also read as a scouting report on Chucky's defensive play. That said, and I know I keep going back to this, Galchenyuk was playing a totally convincing 200-foot game before that injury last year...
by plouf
Yesterday, 14:45
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: players grades vs. Toronto
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: players grades vs. Toronto

Good grades Plouf except a C for Price is way too generous. You're right. I watched the highlights again yesterday and was surprised by how weak Price was on 3 of those goals. Overall, it really wasn't a bad game by the Habs. Julien has to be a bit relieved by that display. But Price has to get bac...
by plouf
Yesterday, 04:21
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: players grades vs. Toronto
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: players grades vs. Toronto

I'm not sure I agree that Drouin is terrible on defense. He's ok, not wonderful, but he's doing his job creating plays, and he's fairly responsible. Obviously he needs to start winning some faceoffs, but other than that he's been arguably our best forward this season. It still irks me that we didn't...
by plouf
Yesterday, 04:11
Forum: GOHABS Message Board
Topic: Galchenyuk + ????? For Ryan O'Reilly
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Galchenyuk + ????? For Ryan O'Reilly

If we're not willing to use him properly, we may as well let his career progress. He'll be better off away from our dump of a season. One of the most talented young goal-scorers in the league and we insist on using him out of position just because he struggles coming back from an injury? Or because...