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  1. 4 points
    Let's hope it crashes and burns spectacularly
  2. 2 points
    Nice to be back. Habs rookies and a poor offensive showing in the Rookie Showcase, name a more iconic duo. Sucks when most of your goal scorers are in Europe or in college, but I was hoping for a bit more offensive dominance from the 1st rounders and 2nd year AHLers. Harvey-Pinard would have a contract off his performance here if the Habs weren't flirting so closely with the contract limit. Leskinen might need a whole year in the AHL to get used to north american ice size, but the puck-moving skill is apparent. Evans might be the smartest player on the ice in every game he plays this season. Really feels like Suzuki's potential will best be met at center, but that gaping hole at 2nd line RW on the Habs might be calling his name too loudly. Brook, oof... not a good first impression with the coach. And holy shit is Verbeek ever fast, but too bad that's about it with him tho. Just something to keep in mind: Bergevin made the Pacioretty trade last year on September 10th - shortly after the Rookie Showcase ended.
  3. 2 points
    Sure he said that but I doubt he really meant it. I doubt the owner is too happy paying close to the entire revenue the Carolina Hurricanes might make this year to a single player in the first year of his contract. Who knows though a smart GM wouldn’t get emotional about it and still look for the best deal available in any event.
  4. 2 points
    Two things: 1) Apologies for the forum outage yesterday. We're trying to update some stuff but it hasn't been going as well as we'd hoped. It's still being looked at. 2)
  5. 2 points
    Pominville's agent would be the one negotiating...
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  7. 2 points
    Drouin could become a top liner one day but he isn't one with the Habs so he isn't going to be perceived as one around the league. He ended on a low (terrible) note and then had surgery so teams won't be lining up for him right now. With four years left on what currently looks like an above-market deal based on his production, this isn't the time to move him if you're looking for top value in return.
  8. 2 points
    Cam Hillis 2a in his 1st game, 7-5 loss Gianni Fairbrother 2a again in 2nd game Jacob LeGuerrier 1g in his 1st game. Some Q&A with Romanov and Finn
  9. 2 points
    From the Canadiens website
  10. 1 point
    http://nhl.bamcontent.com/images/assets/binary/309033752/binary-file/file.pdf 57 players are attending training camp, and 12 players were already released from rookie camp. 6 of those players were Habs prospects returned to their respective junior teams (Harvey-Pinard, Fonstad, Hillis, Houde, LeGuerrier, and McShane), and the other 6 were tryouts. I know the rookie camp covers most of what they need to know about the junior level prospects, but I'd still be a fan of those guys getting a couple practices in with Julien and NHL vets before being sent back to their junior teams.
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  12. 1 point
    Small sample size with 57% of his shifts starting in the offensive zone. Also playing sheltered minutes against third and fourth lines. Hudon is also a career 54.7% Corsi (+4.6 relative to team), with 59% career offensive zone starts and playing against third and fourth lines. There isn't a whole lot of difference. Both have done well with heavily sheltered minutes but don't have the trust of coaches to do more than that.
  13. 1 point
    I was hoping Bergevin would target Honka at last year's deadline. Undersized, but what does that really mean anymore Apparently, Carolina is another team that's interested in Honka. Are they just trolling Montreal or....
  14. 1 point
    *meanwhile at the Defenseman Blackjack table* Bergevin: "HIT ME" Julien: "Marc, I have enough guys. You can stop now." Bergevin: "HIT ME, DAMMIT!" Julien: "Please stop." DJ Khaled: "Another one!" Bergevin: " You're god damn right. Hire this man! And HIT ME." fin
  15. 1 point
    I have no idea why I clicked on an article about top chess players and how they lose so much weight in tournaments despite sitting the whole time but this actually turned out to be quite the interesting read: https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27593253/why-grandmasters-magnus-carlsen-fabiano-caruana-lose-weight-playing-chess
  16. 1 point
    The road runner and big bird would today be "corny" or "ives" and "robsy" Lame.
  17. 1 point
    https://www.nhl.com/news/twenty-eight-players-to-participate-in-the-canadiens-2019-rookie-camp/c-308688160 Camp culminates with the tournament against Ottawa and Winnipeg. I'm ready to see some hockey, but I'm also wondering if we should take bets on which Habs player gets injured playing useless games against ECHL thugs?
  18. 1 point
    I'm getting a sign in issue where I click to sign in, but it stays on the login page and doesn't tell me if I'm in or not. If I try to sign in again I get an error. If I click off the page back to "Community Home" it shows me as logged in and I can post as before. However, if I close down my browser I have to go through the whole process again. My sign in isn't being remembered by my browser like it did before.
  19. 1 point
    Last i heard Trevor Van Riemsdyk was out til november or december due to shoulder surgery.
  20. 1 point
    As most expected, Gardiner had no interest in Montreal.
  21. 1 point
    If the site is going to go down for awhile, might I suggest August?
  22. 1 point
    "Please don't trade for Laine, please don't trade for Laine" - Nick Suzuki
  23. 1 point
    Got the 2 tickets versus Dallas that I wanted!
  24. 1 point
    How do you know he didn't? Why do people assume the highest offer automatically gets the player?
  25. 1 point
    Yes, they have the regional contract.
  26. 1 point
    All games can be seen on TSN.ca. I don't know about whether or not RDS will be doing the same or showing the games on TV. https://www.tsn.ca/top-prospects-headline-rookie-showcase-games-on-tsn-1.1360381
  27. 1 point
    I would bet, Byron, McDavid, Larkin, Bure, Hull (not Chubbs) etc were fastest of their age group at 7, 10, 14, 18 yr old... with or without power skating.
  28. 1 point
    There is always room for players to improve weaknesses in their game. But thats true of every player. Could Caufields skating get better? Sure. Its probably never going to be elite though. While players can get better its usually good becoming very good. Its usually not good moving all the way to elite like a russ courtnall was.
  29. 1 point
    Courtnall has the jets, but his hands rarely could keep up with his feet. If his hands and feet matched his speed he would have been a 50 goal scorer. From what I’ve seen of Caufield, his hands, shot and hockey smart are probably better than courtnall.
  30. 1 point
    Hes a 19 year old playing in a league where very few teenage defencemen play. We need him to be in north america so he can get serious AHL icetime next year
  31. 1 point
    Pominville doesn't seem to think there's much to these talks:
  32. 1 point
    The Jets are happier with Connor than Laine right now. That isn't meant to say Laine will be cheap, he won't. Its to say Connor will cost even more than Laine.
  33. 1 point
    Is getting rid of gallagher romanov and a 2nd for Laine smart? How did that deal work out for Vegas? Patches for Tatar suzuki and a 2nd? And I get it that Laine is another level of goalscorer and 5 years the younger... I think I'd just like to build this roster Internally at this point and let the smart cap management continue. The general Markov is growing on me though. 1 million Plus bonuses is that doable 40 year olds 1 million +65 games 1 million +18 minutes 1million + 45 points 4million worth it...
  34. 1 point
    Connor is a legitimate top-line player. The package you're sending doesn't have anything like that - Drouin's value is probably at an all-time low given how badly he finished the season, Juulsen's is also down after missing so much time, and a pair of seconds doesn't amount to much either. To get Connor, it would probably take a better player, a better prospect, and a better pick. People talk about how good of a scorer Laine is - Connor outscored him last season.
  35. 1 point
    The KHL season kicked off today. Romanov was listed as the seventh d-man for CSKA but still managed to play 12:32.
  36. 1 point
    More behind the scenes at the draft. Also LOL at the blurring.
  37. 1 point
    Friedman said on Tim and Sid yesterday that the Habs still have interest in Gardiner. It's Defensemen Blackjack and Bergevin keeps saying, "Hit me."
  38. 1 point
    My guess is that they take on a contract from a team who needs room to sign one of their rfas The question is. Will they get an actual player for super cheap? Or are they taking on a bad contract and adding prospects and draft picks.
  39. 1 point
    Given that I'm one of the inexplicably small number of Habs fans who actually thinks MB should have done something to improve the team, I sure would welcome a September surprise. Here's hoping.
  40. 1 point
    When I saw this thread bumped, I thought it might be for this: I wonder what they're still discussing...we know they made a big move last September.
  41. 1 point
    It's the offseason so there's very little to write about. That's why on my other site, we've rebooted our Redraft series. We're focusing on 2007, a draft class where the Habs did extremely well to the point where their big three from this group all went in the top seven. If anyone cares to vote on who they should pick in the redraft, here's the ballot with the Habs on the board at #12: https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2019/08/2007-nhl-draft-take-two-twelfth-overall-pick.html
  42. 1 point
    I was hoping there was going to be an interesting newcomer or two that wasn't at Development Camp but no luck there. I'm a bit surprised to see Evans on the list but this is a roster that skews a little older than usual. That's what happens when they have a lot of college/international prospects. I did a quick piece on the invites (and those on AHL deals). http://www.habsworld.net/2019/08/a-look-at-the-2019-rookie-camp-invites/
  43. 1 point
    That's 28 including Teasdale ... so 27. Five players with some playing time in the ECHL. Only two of them with any substantial penalty minutes (98 for Adams-Moisan and 48 for Crevier-Morin) so hopefully not much thuggery will be on display.
  44. 1 point
    Bit of behind the scenes at draft. https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/video/behind-the-scenes-2019-nhl-draft/t-277624088/c-68725603
  45. 1 point
    I fear I might be at risk of moaning Cole Caufield's stat line during sex.
  46. 1 point
    https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/olson-now-its-time-to-focus-and-get-after-it/c-308322772 100% Poehling 100% of the time!
  47. 1 point
    And Iron Maiden isn’t THAT old ... now, if the boy were wearing a Uriah Heep or Deep Purple shirt...
  48. 0 points
    I'm not. Probably that Bergevin was offering something like $12M for 2 years. Gardiner has a bit of an anchor contract written all over.
  49. 0 points
    so if Laine woud take what Neech said what about a counter of : to MTL; Connor to WIN: Drouin Juulsen 2x 2nd would that work? I would rather not give up Romanov. Being in same position next year with no "blue chip" prospect on LD seems like a major loss. (edit) a downvote for a question? when I am going of another proposal above?? wow ok! I must have offended some1 core. Sorry you and I are Snoflakes
  50. -1 points
    Carolina probably didn't even want Gardiner, but they heard Habs were interested... I don't like Gardiner, but that's a really good contract. There has to be some back issues, those numbers make no sense.
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