Alzner may lose his ironman streak - 622 games (Healthy Scratch)

Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by llamateizer, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. llamateizer

    llamateizer Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,242
    Likes Received:
    1,089
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Montreal
    After Cogliano lost his ironman record with a suspension

     
  2. Bonzo111

    Bonzo111 Leafs Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2017
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    1,196
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canaderp
    Great signing
     
  3. philip

    philip dismember

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,205
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    94
    He's about as much use as Anne Franks drum set that lad
     
  4. TheBeastCoast

    TheBeastCoast Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    13,614
    Likes Received:
    4,240
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Location:
    Dartmouth,NS
    He will be getting paid a lot of money to eat popcorn for a long time.
     
  5. MyBudJT

    MyBudJT Formerly WILDLIFEGUY

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2018
    Messages:
    1,926
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    LOL, is it true that Plekanec is sitting out solely because he wants to play his 1000th at home?? Does this not sound kind of selfish?
     
    olli likes this.
  6. JoeThorntonsRooster

    JoeThorntonsRooster Brent Burns was a Ted Lindsay Finalist

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    20,590
    Likes Received:
    8,166
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    College Student
    Location:
    Fremont, CA
    Extremely selfish and unprofessional.

    I respect players who miss regular season games due to child birth or family illness but that is just a joke if true.
     
    Ana Crusis likes this.
  7. BLNY

    BLNY Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    3,021
    Likes Received:
    218
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Dartmouth, NS
    It would be completely out of character for him to say he won't play so that he can play at home for his 1000th game.
     
    The Gr8 Dane and shello like this.
  8. Devil Dancer

    Devil Dancer Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    15,659
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Alzner seems like such a nice guy, it's really too bad he's become a symbol of waste and mismanagement in Montreal.
     
  9. llamateizer

    llamateizer Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,242
    Likes Received:
    1,089
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    Montreal
    Plekanec will be playing a 4th C and is planned that he misses few games during the season.

    Tatar-Danault-Gallagher
    Drouin-Kotkaniemi-Armia
    Byron-Domi-Lehkonen
    Hudon-Peca-Shaw
     
  10. MXD

    MXD Original #4

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Messages:
    38,365
    Likes Received:
    2,199
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Occupation:
    Dead
    At this point, Plekanec is probably 5th on the C depth chart.
     
  11. Agalloch

    Agalloch EliteProspects

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Messages:
    6,717
    Likes Received:
    762
    Trophy Points:
    184
    Location:
    Lachute, QC
    Home Page:
    Alzner's contract is one of the worst in the NHL.

    Plekanec wants to play but Kotkaniemi made the team as a Center and some centers will lose time because of it.
     
    The Gr8 Dane likes this.
  12. Agalloch

    Agalloch EliteProspects

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Messages:
    6,717
    Likes Received:
    762
    Trophy Points:
    184
    Location:
    Lachute, QC
    Home Page:
    Mismanage ? Alzner is slow as ****. He's getting the Brendan Smith treatment.
     
  13. Wats

    Wats Error 520

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    Messages:
    36,552
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Probably more of an organizational decision. Technically Peca was better than him in preseason and he's probably in his final season in NHL. He was never really going to play the entire year.
     
  14. NobleSix

    NobleSix High Tech Low-Life.

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2013
    Messages:
    13,445
    Likes Received:
    6,679
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    hatin'
    Location:
    Vatican City
    Alzner is terrible. Hes not even a reliable bottom pairing defenseman anymore. If his play last season and this preseason is an indication of where his game will be from now on, he shouldn't even be in the NHL.

    He's that bad.
     
    The Gr8 Dane likes this.
  15. Cellee

    Cellee Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    6,381
    Likes Received:
    3,594
    Trophy Points:
    111
    I find it incomprehensible that Alzner has fallen off this hard.
     
    Hampe, The Nuge, Dialamo and 3 others like this.
  16. MXD

    MXD Original #4

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Messages:
    38,365
    Likes Received:
    2,199
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Occupation:
    Dead
    Well, at this point, he probably has the worst puck skills in the NHL.
    Not that he ever had great puck skills at any point, but he was at least decently quick and smart.

    Smarts are still there, but the footspeed went down the drain. So, he's left being a D that is decently smart and has good size, but doesn't have any other redeeming feature, with the worst puck skills in the NHL.
     
  17. Cellee

    Cellee Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    6,381
    Likes Received:
    3,594
    Trophy Points:
    111
    He was at worst a top 4 if not 2 in Washington. Not that long ago.
     
  18. Schenn

    Schenn In Rod We Trust Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    31,703
    Likes Received:
    904
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Huron County
    I remember when Alzner was good. What happened that he could be so bad he can't even make the Habs D?
     
  19. Devil Dancer

    Devil Dancer Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    15,659
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Trophy Points:
    169
    The mismanagement was signing him to that contract, not the decision to scratch him.
     
    The Gr8 Dane and jfhabs like this.
  20. jfhabs

    jfhabs Registered User

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    79
    Yes, Plekanec is moving down to 5th because of Kotkaniemi unexpected performance in camp.
     
  21. jfhabs

    jfhabs Registered User

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    79
    I find it incomprehensible that Alzner once was a top pair defenseman.
     
  22. Cellee

    Cellee Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2014
    Messages:
    6,381
    Likes Received:
    3,594
    Trophy Points:
    111
    For years?
     
  23. jfhabs

    jfhabs Registered User

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    260
    Trophy Points:
    79
    He was on the top pair playing along Carlson for many years in Washington. He was never more then a 3rd pair level defenseman in MTL. Lost a major step.
     
  24. The Gr8 Dane

    The Gr8 Dane Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2018
    Messages:
    1,340
    Likes Received:
    2,326
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Montreal
    Doesnt count playoffs where he was benched and MB ‘s genius idea was to get the guy lol . One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Dumpster diving special by BozoVin. Wish our pro scouts would watch some nhl hockey once in a while
     
    Dialamo likes this.
  25. JuJu Mobb

    JuJu Mobb Montreal Canadiens

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    215
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Good call by the coaching staff. He didn't look like a competitor at all last season and during preseason.

    Gets caught flat footed, out of position, no speed, no physical play at all, terrible transition, no vision.

    He was not even a need when our GM (who shall remain nameless) acquired him.
     
    Dialamo and The Gr8 Dane like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"