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Everything posted by IN THE HEARTS OF MEN

  1. Oct. 15, Detroit vs Montreal, 7:30 PM

    Wow! we actually look dare I say... dominant!
  2. Oct. 13, Pittsburgh vs Montreal, 7 PM

    Personally I think it’s Petry that needs to be dropped from the top PP unit and replaced with mete... And armia with kotkaniemi
  3. Oct. 13, Pittsburgh vs Montreal, 7 PM

    With this kind of effort and speed brought nightly, this team can do damage. If and only if they can find an actual power play then we can start really rolling. right now we are playing well despite the PP As for Kotkaniemi... Fine! you shelter him against Crosby and Malkin which i dont understand cause he's now faced (tavares matthews kadri twice) (crosby malkin brassard twice) and kopitar carter kempe. But its only game 4 so!!!. But a 5 on 3 for 1:50 and you don't let him build his confidence. to me its a no brainer for him to be in Armia's spot. And there is nothing wrong with starting with the 2nd unit either. For me julien had a horrible coaching game.
  4. Oct. 13, Pittsburgh vs Montreal, 7 PM

    Mind you they played great and 5 of 8 points to start in a very very tough opening 4 games. Who would of thought?
  5. Oct. 13, Pittsburgh vs Montreal, 7 PM

    Why the FK is CJ over coaching the kid... let him play... or you’ll crush his swagger! and something simple like starting a PP with the 2nd unit.
  6. Game #2 Oct. 6, 7:00 Montreal vs Pittsburgh

    I thought Julien made a mistake last night and not letting kotkaniemi get some quality minutes in against two studs In Crosby/Malkin. Instead he shielded the kid while up 4-0 in the 2nd. And even gave Drouin a shift at Center between Armia and Lehkonan resulting in the only goal against... I had no problems with him tinkering with line up while up for strategic reasons in the future but he should of gave kotkaniemi more minutes in the process...
  7. Oct. 3, Habs vs Leafs, 7 PM

    WOW! if there is no injury this is literally shocking... maybe the team/ management has evolved!
  8. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    No way... juulsen has been head and shoulders better then Deprees. It’s actually not even comparable.
  9. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    Mete isn’t a better player today after the way he was handled last year albeit besides the broken bone? He seems to be our best defender in training camp at least ... And if kotkaniemi is a PPG player he’d be the Calder front runner... i think the point is if the player is this good this early and continues to “MERIT” a spot in the line up then who really cares because we will sign him long term... lets just see how these first 4 games against the top dogs in the NHL play out then decide
  10. Defence help

    We are already faced with many decisions in the near future with guys coming off IR soon... we need to move guys not sign more unless of course significantly upgrading.....
  11. Could our lineup look like this

    He has merited his spot on the roster to start the season plain and simple. Its not even a question at this point of whether or not he’s on the team more so then if they continue to use him in a top 6 role or bottom 6... personally the first 9 games will be very telling and perfect to assess his future for the year and on this team... matthews Tavares kadri rematch crosby malkin kopitar carter (very interested to see his performance against bigger heavier centres in these 2) crosby malkin rematch Larkin neilson Schenn o’reilly duchene white monahan backlund those 4 straight games alone against the leagues elite will be ever so telling and pretty much set in motion the rest of his season. this team is already super young up front. Why would we hope that a bunch of our team pretty much up filled with players 25 and under give or take... fail? Stupidity i say... Use him in the top 6 and if he’s not ready he’s not ready!
  12. Point predictions

    Jonathan Drouin (MON) Over/Under 52.5 OVERBrendan Gallagher (MON) Over/Under 50.5 OVERMax Domi (MON) Over/Under 45.5 OVERCharles Hudon (MON) Over/Under 37.5 OVERJeff Petry (MON) Over/Under 37.5 UNDERTomas Tatar (MON) Over/Under 36 OVER My optimism is high that these guys will play a faster north south game with more opportunities in close... petry will lose points to mete and Reilly this season as well as Weber upon his return
  13. Could our lineup look like this

    Tatar Danault Gallagher Drouin Kotkamania Lehkonan Hudon Plex Byron Domi Peca Armia Scherbak DeLaRose Reilly Petry mete juulsen Alzner Ouellet Benn Price NiemI IR delauriers weber shaw schlemko Forwards -I think Domi will have to play himself up the line up now -done away with the classic 4th line energy/hitting line -4 lines that can actually play hockey. -why break up TDG- playing well -DKL looked great against the leafs... if they match that performance tonight vs OTT I’d like them to start the season as line as well.. (if Kotkaniemi is staying up then he better be utilized like he has in this training camp... on a top line with our better players. All indications from CJ are that he is being thrown into the fire) -Hudon had great underlying analytics playing with plex LY and Byron complimentes ANY line he plays on. Added benefit is they are a duo on the PK -Domi and Peca bring speed and Armia can bring the net presence that compliments the line. Defence still on the fence if Mete should play with Petry and Reilly with Juulsen reason is i think petry and Reilly play very similar games. Benn has been the worst of the group by far. He will be waived or traded for pucks in the near future if the habs brass has seriously changed their ideology moving forward. He doesn’t fit in! There is ZERO chance either of Juulsen and Mete go down LOL any suggestion would be asinine regardless of age and waiver eligibility. They are our 2 best in form defenders coming out of camp outside maybe Reilly who has benn great as well! *dissapointing for Chaput and Agostino has they both had good camps. 23 players 4 x IR lots of decisions postponed for a later date!
  14. Could our lineup look like this

    ..I don’t believe there is any similarity to latendresse and kotkaniemi outside of them both being 2st round picks to MTL. zero! I don’t think so.. I think a Dman gets traded or waived
  15. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    Ive watched all 6 games in its entirety as well as 1 of them live 13 rows up (3 seats down from Chaput’s mother i might add) -Reilly has had a great camp. I think his confidence handling the puck has been his biggest upside from last year. Nice crisp outlets and going the rush as well as carrying the play. Should be interesting
  16. Sept. 26, Maple Leafs vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    He can get heavier in Laval where the rink is NHL sized and the quality of play is higher... the kid deserves to start in the NHL... it will be on him to stay...
  17. Could our lineup look like this

    I would be shocked if the Habs let this kid leave Quebec...
  18. Could our lineup look like this

    Why would we want to trade a player with so much potential before he’s even played half a season in the NHL...(Scherbak) benn will get us a 5th rounder if lucky... Peca is fine... kotkaniemi is not going to Finland! He is starting in Montreal and if not will grow in Laval and continue on the small ice with Joel Bouchard and company.... he’s been to good to ignore!
  19. Sept. 26, Maple Leafs vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    Claude Julien says management has a say but, if it’s up to him Kotkaniemi is on the team.... very interesting
  20. Could our lineup look like this

    My opening night roster... Tatar Danault Gallagher Drouin Kotkamania Lehkonan Domi Plex Byron Hudon Peca Armia Scherbak DeLaRose Reilly Petry mete juulsen alzner Schlemko Ouellet Price NiemI IR delauriers weber shaw sorry. But Kotkaniemi has earned a spot to start the year on my team...
  21. Sept. 26, Maple Leafs vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    I don’t know... the kid looks more then just nhl capable right now... and I stress right now! -jeff o’neil On tsn said quote “he looks like an nhl star” ray Ferraro said there’s no way he’s not starting the year in Montreal! -basically all tsn pundits were lauding over him after these 2 games. hes making plays on every single shift... literally every shift his stick work is exceptional...
  22. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    sherback hasn't even had an opportunity to play regular minutes in the nhl and we are calling him a bust... McCarron for sure, what a let down... never was able to getting his skating up... which has ultimately done him in. and i was routing for him to take that next step in his skating... oh well
  23. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    deprees was God awful last night... his play judged at ice level clearly shows why he was average at best in the KHL as well last year... a simple play like finding scherback at the blue line turned into a dump out because of confidence. he couldnt make an outlet pass and reverted to dumping every time turning possession over. i dont think he can even start in Laval... -i think Ouellet is ahead of Benn but because of contracts is behind him... even Lernout has showed more then Benn. ultimatley i think Ouelett makes this team at least to start with weber out! -Kokaniemi was great last night. Man does he look like a kid out there in person though. Once he puts on 15-20 lbs he's gonna be a monster out there! Tall skinny kid with such a baby face. With that said he made a lot of little plays in the game that goes unnoticed and has great composure. Seems to play an effortless game. I'm very anxious to see if Julien throws him into the fire on Wednesday against tavares/ matthews/ kadri! In the end contracts will play the biggest role in having him cut from the team. but at this juncture in training camp he has shown no reason at all to be cut. -DeLaRose was to me the biggest disappointment last night. I get he's only a kid still but seems to be considered a vet because of his use over the last 4 seasons. But, he had a chance to separate himself last night and did nothing of the sort. played much to conservative for my liking! -suzuki had a good game and played with confidence -scherback i think has made this team. you could tell at ice level he has that extra talent over everyone else out there...
  24. Sept. 24, Habs vs Maple Leafs, 7:30 PM

    At the game tonight and deprees is 100% the slowest guy out there... not sure he can even make Laval ...
  25. Sept. 22, Sens vs Habs, 7:00 PM

    Kokiniemi is looking better and better by the minute. Clearly preseason is preseason and should be taken for what it is. With that said, the kid looks to be on par with the pace. Has a great stick and seems to be following the play with nice anticipation... couple that with 3 shots off the bar and he was was inches Away from leaving a real impression on the score sheet as well. After listening to MB interview with marinaro last week, I would not be surprised at all to see koki start the season here if his play doesn’t drop off...