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  1. 7 points
    Watching Armia on the powerplay: Watching Armia on the penalty kill:
  2. 4 points
    If coming back here rejuvenates his career, I only hope we can trade him for top 4 defenseman Raphael Diaz.
  3. 4 points
    #6 Toe Blake. Member of the Punch Line. As a Player Stanley Cup champion — 1935 (with Montreal Maroons) Stanley Cup champion — 1944, 1946 (with Montreal Canadiens as a player, and as Team Captain) Hart Trophy — 1939 Scoring Leader — 1939 Lady Byng Trophy — 1946 NHL First Team All-Star — 1939, 1940, 1945 NHL Second Team All-Star — 1946 In January, 2017, Blake was part of the first group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Member of the famous Punch Line In 1998, he was ranked number 66 on The Hockey News’ list of the NHL's 100 greatest players of all time to date. He scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal in the 1944 Stanley Cup Finals at 9:12 of the first overtime of game four, helping the Canadiens complete a four-game sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks. 13 years as a Hab (player), 1 year with the maroons Habs stats 569 GP, 235 G, 294 A, 529 PTS Playoffs 57 GP, 25 G, 37 A, 62 PTS, 2 Cups Scoring.... 6 seasons in the top 10 points 1938-39 NHL 47 (1st) 1939-40 NHL 38 (7th) 1941-42 NHL 45 (6th) 1942-43 NHL 59 (7th) 1944-45 NHL 67 (3rd) 1945-46 NHL 50 (3rd) 4 seasons in the top 10 goals 1938-39 NHL 24 (2nd) 1939-40 NHL 17 (8th) 1944-45 NHL 29 (3rd) 1945-46 NHL 29 (3rd) 7 seasons in the top 10 assists 1938-39 NHL 23 (7th) 1939-40 NHL 21 (6th) 1941-42 NHL 28 (8th) 1942-43 NHL 36 (8th) 1944-45 NHL 38 (3rd) 1945-46 NHL 21 (10th) 1946-47 NHL 29 (7th) Quite Simply, Toe Blake is the Best Player in Habs history whose number has not yet been retired, and that is solely looking at his contributions as a player before we even discuss his coaching career which is Stanley Cup champion — 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968 (head coach of Montreal Canadiens) Record 500‑255‑159 (.634 Win percentage) 82-37 in playoffs (.689 Win percentage)
  4. 3 points
    All the Habs to Lehkonen after he fails to shoot at an open net twice:
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  6. 3 points
    Its been too long between Habs games and I might be drunk.
  7. 2 points
    I think he's a third line player, but i agree his offence won't be high end
  8. 2 points
    "He s**t his pants, he was puking, he was doing everything" -John Tortorella on why Panarin is not playing I'm not witty enough to come up with a joke here about relief but there's definitely one there
  9. 2 points
    31-19-7 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Jonathan Drouin - Phillip Danault - Brendan Gallagher Tomas Tatar - Max Domi - Andrew Shaw Artturi Lehkonen - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Joel Armia Nicolas Deslauriers - Nate Thompson - Dale Weise Victor Mete - Shea Weber Mike Reilly - Jeff Petry Brett Kulak - Jordie Benn Carey Price (proj.) Scratches Christian Folin, Charles Hudon, Matthew Peca Injuries Paul Byron 43-11-4 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Ondrej Palat - Steven Stamkos - Tyler Johnson Yanni Gourde - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - J.T. Miller Adam Erne - Cedric Paquette - Mathieu Joseph Victor Hedman - Dan Girardi Ryan McDonagh - Anton Stralman Erik Cernak - Mikhail Sergachev Andrei Vasilevskiy (conf.) Scratches Ryan Callahan, Braydon Coburn, Danick Martel Injuries None Puck Drop National TV Regional TV Radio 7:00 PM EST City, SNE, TVAS, NHLN SUN TSN 690 | FM 98.5
  10. 2 points
    ... you been watching a lot of Desperate Houselwives lately, Neech?
  11. 2 points
    Primeau will be 26 when Price's contract expires (Price will be 38). So Primeau should be entering his prime by then assuming he gets to the NHL and continues to develop well like he currently seems to be. Goaltenders are notoriously difficult to project, but if he has starter potential at the NHL level he could possibly take over as the starter some day. Spend 1 or 2 more years in the NCAA, another year or 2 in the AHL, and then he could spend some time as Price's backup until it's time to take over. It's good to have a succession (not sure of the spelling on that) plan for Price. Not saying that Primeau will ever be as good as Price, but might be able to be the team's starter one day.
  12. 2 points
    Is that the guy who has a crib with a studio and it's all full of tracks, that he added to his wall full of plaques?
  13. 2 points
    Yes...for the Toledo Walleye
  14. 2 points
    Might need someone else to post lines and news today as I am working til 5. Talk around Toronto is this is a big game. Fans believe this is a playoff preview. Personally I believe the Habs should win this game and start Toronto's slide out of the playoffs entirely, but hey, I'm a romantic.
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    As washed up as Weise might have seemed these past two years I wouldn’t discount the possibility of semi-resurrecting himself. Players like him bleed for teams they identify with.
  17. 2 points
    First one to score a powerplay goal wins the Cup.
  18. 2 points
    Hes won quite a few deals. the ryder trade, the petry trade, the vanek trade, the danault trade, the weise trade, the deslauriers trade, the kulak trade, Hes lost his share too... But its not like domi and tatar are the first wins for him.
  19. 2 points
    I wish there was a video thread but just like last time I figured I'd place it in to the latest thread dedicated to PGT. This video is an extended version of the one imbedded in my "Habs 2019 & Vintage Tribute". It features "Point Point - All This"
  20. 2 points
    I'm fairly convinced that if Drouin, Domi and Armia were on a 3 on 0 break they wouldn't even get a shot on net. Domi and Drouin would pass it to each other approx 8000 times, and Armia would dump it in the corner to try to grind out a goal.
  21. 2 points
    I respect his picks, and they are all fine posters. We riot at dawn. Habsworld will be ours. Death to the infidels.
  22. 2 points
    If I had any idea what I was talking about I'd say something pertinent here.
  23. 2 points
    I'd be willing to part ways with Mete or Juulsen and a high draft pick to get my hands on one of Gostisbehere or Matheson. I know that offering one of Mete and/or Juulsen and a 2nd round pick is not enough to get you hands on Gostisbehere or Matheson, but that's why I suggested picking up some dead weight from one of those teams (like we did with Winnipeg in the Armia deal).
  24. 2 points
    I think you meant to say: “After Price finally leads the Habs to the Cup he will be worthy- a no -brainer candidate...”
  25. 2 points
    That'll do, boys. That'll do.
  26. 2 points
    Greetings fellow Habs fans. As advertised, my name's Mark Darling and I'm a life-long Canadiens fan. Originally from the great city of Montreal, but now residing down the road in Ottawa. Not much of a poster but I enjoy reading the banter. Keep up the good work!
  27. 2 points
    Because now every powerplay idea the coaches have starts with the words, "#### it! Let's try..."
  28. 1 point
    Quietly pulling away in points from the consensus best forward available and 2nd overall pick in this past year's draft Andrei Svechnikov. Currently, Kotkaniemi has 26 points whereas Svechnikov has 22 points. Brady Tkachuk is stuck between them with 23 points, albeit in a few less games. While Elias Petterson is in a class of his own when it comes to rookies, if Kotkaniemi checks the statistics page as much as I hope he does, he may be inspired to have a solid "Finnish" to the end of this year and beat out all players from his draft class in points. First overall draft pick Rasmus Dahlin has 28 points, or 2 more than Kotkaniemi at this juncture in the season.
  29. 1 point
    No. He delivers on every shift, as does Weber. My point is that that is what matters. Patches was low drama (until the end) but he was ultimately an enigma who could only be counted upon to be streaky. You win with guys who bring it night in and night out as your core guys. THAT is the character and attitude you want.
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    Domi has slowed down from his early torrid pace, but honestly, he remains an upgrade. First, coaches feel they can actually play him at C. Right away that's a win. Second, he brings a much more complete game, including playmaking. And third, he hustles and competes every night. Unless Galy really pulls ahead of him offensively, we win that trade. Bergevin used to drone on about 'attitude' - and his cluelessness on this was revealed when he prioritized trading Subban, who was definitely not the problem - but the real issue may have been that we had two key cogs whom we expected to be leaders driving the offence (Patches and Galy ) who were streaky, erratic players by nature. Guys like Domi and Tatar are not elite, but they are *reliable* and low-drama players who perform night in and night out. The result is a better overall team.
  32. 1 point
    A few things. The last four games proved a few things. They dominated Winnipeg, played well against Toronto and came up short in OT, played well against Nashville but Nashville was still the better team, and played 40 minutes with Tampa but got killed in the third. Thats the top 4 teams in the NHL by points. In other words this is a good team, a playoff team, but not a true contender (and not one player away either). Going into the deadline that is good to know. The team can compete and when players already on the team and young... Kotkaniemi, Drouin, Domi, Mete, etc... along with prospects like Suzuki, Brook, Romanov take the next step, they will be there. As for the standings, The Sky is not falling, contrary to some posts here. Seeing as the Habs have more points than the third place team in the Metro, three teams would have to pass Montreal to knock the Habs out of the playoffs. (The first team to pass them would take third in that division). They also are not going to face another stretch that was as tough as their last four games. Points will be easier to come by from here.
  33. 1 point
    Weird to see 40 minutes of some of Montreal's best hockey followed by 20 minutes of their worst.
  34. 1 point
    Hopefully an upgrade that can be made by the deadline.
  35. 1 point
    Both PPs are atrocious. Josi is a left shot though. I question whether one of the keys to a PP is having at least one guy who is comfortable having the puck on his stick for prolonged periods of time while being able to defend it - puck on a string comes to mind. A guy like that can exhaust the patience of a defender, coax him into making a mistake, thereby creating an opening for himself or someone else. Kovalev comes to mind. Is that the last time we had a truly good PP?
  36. 1 point
    This is what Brunet wrote + a rough translation of mine : "Pour faire une histoire courte, Ryan Poehling est donc considéré comme un joueur collégial de 19 ans pour les règles touchant au ballottage et à l'élargissement des cadres, mais comme un joueur de 20 ans pour le statut contractuel." "Long story short, Ryan Poehling is considered as a 19 yo college player for rules about waivers and expansion but as a 20 yo player in terms of contract status.
  37. 1 point
    Incidentally, streaming is kind of OK. A bit choppy at HD resolution but if I go down to medium it's pretty reliably. Kudos to Air Canada/GoGo on this!
  38. 1 point
    The pp sure kills their momentum.
  39. 1 point
    Thanks, I learn a bit more everytime
  40. 1 point
    For players 20 and over, yes. Technically, Zadina's contract won't start this year (unless he plays 10 or more NHL games which would be really stupid of Detroit at this point) so he'll be at zero professional seasons.
  41. 1 point
    Another guy (and h'es probably not ready to make a big impact this year but might have a higher offensive upside than Larsson) is Josh Mahura. A LHD who is a rookie in the AHL right now. played with Cale Fleury last year and had 69 points in 60 games Has 14 points in 23 AHL games and 5 in 17 NHL games this year.
  42. 1 point
    Judging by the haircut, definitely not Drouin!
  43. 1 point
    Anyone can be moved depending on how bad of a contract you want to take back.
  44. 1 point
    hey! I Never thought Subban was gonna get traded for a guy who was older and had Never won Norris when Subban had one under his belt already, so.... hein pas possible tu dit? (edit) i know my post was long winded but you shoulda kept reading, I kinda said what you did after that
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  48. 1 point
    He's had a great 2018-19. My problem is that I have a sense of historical perspective. He inherited a team that was on the cusp of contention and mismanaged it to the point where clinging to a wildcard spot by the skin of our teeth makes him look like GM of the year. In other words, he looks great this season partly because we're comparing him to the horrendous results of his previous body of work. That's only impressive if we have amnesia. A MUCH stronger point in his favour than this short-term 'success' is that the Habs' prospects are generally very well-regarded. He seems to have managed to assemble quite a promising crop of youth. If those players can develop properly, and if Weber and Price can manage to have looooong careers where they excel into their mid-to-late 30s, then Bergevin may yet manage to build a club that surpasses the 2014 and 2015 teams which he destroyed through sheer blithering arrogance and stupidity. Therein lies the case for Bergevin. Lots of things can go wrong, however; we'll see how it plays out.
  49. 1 point
    Actually, you're right - in fact my post contradicted my general belief that teams can win without real stars, by rolling three balanced lines, depth, goaltending, etc.. Although it occurs to me that I've never really cross-referenced that belief against empirical evidence. The Bruins are one example of a club that did it; I don't know how many other recent examples leap to mind. (Vegas and the Rags made the finals on that model; maybe that's 'proof'). And in fact, while it would be nice to have some players higher than 41st overall in scoring, I'd be tolerably happy going into the playoffs with this exact FW roster if Kotkaniemi was a bit stronger and had more experience. The principal reason this team is not at least a semi-serious contender is that it's about two blueliners short of a really good top-4. Still, it would be helpful to have another FW or two approaching Domi's offensive totals. Even granting that you can win with depth rather than top-end talent, I'm still not sure that we have quite the depth of talent we need up front in order to pull that off. If K-man progresses, that will make a significant difference (all else staying equal, which it never does; e.g., by the time Kotkaniemi is putting up 50+ points per season Byron will probably have disintegrated). A pity Lehkonen does not seem to have the 'next gear' that we all anticipated a couple of years back. Anyway, I hope this post offers you more serious insight than the one that disappointed you earlier. Just to sum up: we need major upgrades at D and less serious but still meaningful upgrades at FW in order to approach the Bruins 2011 class. Or so I'd speculate.
  50. 1 point
    you should expect points against bottom feeders or at least score