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  2. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    What a night for our boys in the CHL Joël Teasdale - two goals (1,2), one assist Samuel Houde - two goals (1,2) Cole Fonstad - two goals (1,2), one assist - GWG Josh Brook - two goals (1,2)
  3. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    He made a mistake against Florida, but Domi doesn't have a history of this
  4. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    Ya, I noticed that after. No idea how that makes sense to someone
  5. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    Domi-Chaput-Shaw against Boston in march 2019 ( after CH eliminated and BOS clinches a spot): what can go wrong?
  6. Injury news

    Great post. I have been trying to keep tabs on players and line-ups with the expansion in mind. A way to pass the time : guessing who would be on the CH protection list snd like your notes say, it is a good strategy for team to think about this a couple of years ahead of time
  7. Sept. 22, Sens vs Habs, 7:00 PM

    If there was a poll with this option, it would get my vote: #Mete&Juulsen@Habs2020
  8. Sept. 22, Sens vs Habs, 7:00 PM

    Yeah! Most of the time autocorrect is benign but sometimes it goes mental
  9. Fighting in pro hockey... Good-Bad?

    Yeah it was, I just tried to make a point that if we took out fighting in hockey would fans stop watching it. For me i don't think it would make a difference. I don't think fans would miss it. Not this generation of fans anyway.
  10. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    He is tough to compare at this point but I think maybe Michael Peca would be the comparison. A guy with skill who does some seriously boneheaded decisions from time to time that gets remembered more than anything skill wise he does on the ice. Maybe sprinkle a little Darcy Tucker in there but Tucker knew how to get the puck in the net. He isn't a goon in role but he's definitely a goon in spirit. I'm guessing this will be just the first of the moronic decisions he makes as a Hab. Him and Shaw on the ice at the same time will be like two time bombs ready to blow each other up. The perfect guys to have when you want to go nowhere but down in the standings.
  11. Fighting in pro hockey... Good-Bad?

    I didn't know that was your point but yes.
  12. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Cole Fonstad has 2g so far in a 2-1 game, end of 2nd.
  13. Fighting in pro hockey... Good-Bad?

    So we both agree that the NHL today doesn't need fighting to bring in fans. That if they got rid of fighting it wouldn't make a big impact in the NHL
  14. Sept. 22, Sens vs Habs, 7:00 PM

    Alternatively, put them together now because they could be the team's 1st pairing in 2 years. When the team is out of the rebuild I want Mete and Juulsen to have bonded so much they speak their own language to each other like twins.
  15. Fighting in pro hockey... Good-Bad?

    Ratings are dropping for all.tv. cord cutters and streaming has cut into it too. This is a factor.
  16. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    Domi is not a goon.... Jesus christ. The trade is a loss because chuck is better... but hes a skilled player... hes not a tough guy. He has 7 fights in 3 nhl seasons... and 135 points in 222 games
  17. Sept. 22, Sens vs Habs, 7:00 PM

    I'd be uneasy about it. It's best to avoid putting kids in situations where their confidence can be at risk. Great to hear the good reviews of Drouin. Another year like last year from him would be pretty depressing.
  18. Fighting in pro hockey... Good-Bad?

    There were 280 fights last season with 227 games featuring fights. 10 years prior there were 664 fights with 473 fights with games. League revenue has close to doubled in the past 10 years. Ratings averaged around 1.8 million viewers last season for Hockey Night in Canada. That number was around a 1 million in 2008. Now pre-lockout it was around 1.9 million, so we're back to the numbers it was getting back then. And back then, there were 789 fights in the season. And back then, there was a lot less to watch and it was easier to get an audience share than now. There were less fights this season than the 12-13 shortened season. By 67. Fighting is dropping at an alarming rate but ratings are up, revenue has doubled, and as new arenas with more seats are built, the league keeps filling them for the most part.
  19. Sept. 22, Sens vs Habs, 7:00 PM

    Observations for this game - Armia looks like a solid player, but not top 6 material, he plays the game in a very big bodied, smart, 3rd line player kind of way. I'd like to see Lehkonen, Hudon, or even Scherbak get a chance there instead. - Drouin looks ready for a breakout season, he just looks dynamic as heck on almost every shift. - Rielly looks very good, very impressed with him, he should be easily getting a top 4 role as of this year and doing wonders with it I am sure, great quiet pick up that was. - Kotkaniemi looks like a star in his humble beginnings, If a player can grow this much in just a few weeks, I can't imagine where his game will be in a couple years. - Tatar, Gallagher, and Danault look good and ready for the season, i'm expecting good results from all 3 of them this season, they are trending the right way atm. - Price looked pretty damn good, another one who seems done with these warm ups and ready to go in October. Overall, this team has had more than a few games to show their vibe is certainly different this season. Regardless of their record, or how ugly this might get, they are establishing quite quickly that they are at the very least going to be bringing it much more often than not. The compete is there, the pace is there, some of the boys are showing quality execution and skill, the youngsters on defense are crushing the vets in their performance, everything I was hoping to see.
  20. Could our lineup look like this

    If mb could sign a top 6 centre, this team would have some solid forward depth. Lehkonen is missing from this list. The garbage fire on defense is another story.
  21. Injury news

    I wrote a bunch of stuff back in the day on the expansion drafts because they are so much fun, and just want to add that the first GM to really take advantage of this was David Poile with the 1998 expansion draft of the Nashville Predators. The Chicago Blackhawks gave Nashville Sergei Krivokrasov so they wouldn't take Chris Terreri. Terreri ended up selected by the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 expansion draft and would be out of the league by 2001. Krivokrasov had a 25 goal season with Nashville but was gone after two years. But Greg Johnson, the guy they took, was a big part of the early Predators and became their second captain. The LA Kings didn't want Garry Galley selected so they gave up Kimmo Timonen and Jan Vopat. It's still to this day one of the most lopsided trades in NHL history. Galley retired in 2001. Vopat was nothing special, but Kimmo Timonen was the best defenceman on Nashville until Weber and Suter came along and put up five solid seasons. The guy they selected, Chabot, they ended up putting on waivers and the Kings took him back. And finally, to bring this back to the Habs, Montreal gave Nashville Sebastien Bordeleau to they wouldn't select Peter Popovic, who the Habs would trade less than a month later to the New York Rangers for a fifth round pick. Bordeleau had one good season with Nashville and was gone. Who did the Predators take instead? Tomas Vokoun, who is still the second best goalie in Predators history, behind only Rinne.
  22. Fighting in pro hockey... Good-Bad?

    Given that fights aren't all that common any more anyway, I think the answer is pretty clearly 'no.'
  23. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    I think you're a bit hard on Domi, who did get 40+ points last season and is more than just 'stupid toughness.' He's a decent player. But the trade is basically a downgrade in talent for a supposed upgrade in 'attitude;' in other words, more dumb-ass thinking from dumb-ass management, a prototypical MB move in that it doesn't solve any actual problems and weakens our overall talent level. Fortunately for Mr. Attitude, Galy may be seriously injured, so he can smugly point to that as 'proof' of his shrewd GMing.
  24. Fighting in pro hockey... Good-Bad?

    Of course not. Also key word was used to (like 2003). I used to be also be able to build and manipulate scripts mostly in my head for websites. Now I scratch my head and buy a Wordpress template to do all the work. All that knowledge is gone along with everything else I did on the internet in my teen/early adult years.
  25. Sept. 22, Sens vs Habs, 7:00 PM

    18:35 for Reilly, better him than Benn I think.
  26. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    It's truly sad if the only hope for the Habs benefiting from the trade is an injury to Galy. We all know they lost the trade big time. Skill for stupid toughness that only hurts the team. They just have to hope their PK and Price will keep bailing them out from Domi's dumb moves for the rest of his time in Montreal. Bold Prediction Domi will have a shorter career than his dad, because at least his dad could fight and the league needed goons back then.
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