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The Chicoutimi Cucumber

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  1. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    No question. He will almost certainly be moved, and probably for pennies on the dollar.
  2. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    There are few greater indictments of a GM than being able to show that pretty conclusively that the team would have been better if he had NOT made his moves. (Of course, the case of Radulov is tricky, since MB deserves praise for having lured him here in the first place, while also fully deserving anathemas for having let him walk). One thing *is* worth adding, though - and it's a tepid note in his defence; but our FW unit would look significantly better if Galchenyuk was playing as he did for most of the past 2-3 years. His evaporation under Julien deprives us of a legit top-6 offensive force and makes the FW unit look even more hapless than it otherwise would.
  3. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    I can see absolutely no evidence for rating MB as "above average," myself.
  4. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    I don't think we should be proposing trades based on the assumption that the other GM is an idiot who trades franchise players without 'caring about what's in the box' he's getting back. Even less should we criticize our GM for failing to 'close a sale' that only a negligent idiot would agree to. Would YOU trade Erikson for Pacioretty? No? Then don't expect Dorion to.
  5. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    The issue isn't so much last night as that the team has not done well in the last few games. If you're someone like myself, who regards this team as basically mediocre and management as inadequate, then such stretches tend to serve as confirmation - which leads us to use this sort of loss as an opportunity to vent our wider frustrations. If you believe, by contrast, that this squad is basically a good team, then the tendency is to take bad games or bad stretches of games as temporary dips. The real issue, of course, is our overall view of the 2016-17 Habs. But given that we are at best a bubble team, I personally have a hard time seeing how folks can sustain the more optimistic view ('we're a good team that had a bad start...'). The longer the scuffling goes on the harder this view will be to cling to.
  6. Its sad that this organization is hiding behind Price

    I agree with your view that having Price allows the organization to achieve its primary goals of profitability and face-saving (and thus, keeping its mediocre management group employed). Winning is not the primary objective. However, I don't feel bad for Price, who consciously chose to sign on here long-term and is being richly compensated. If you want to feel bad for someone, it should be Weber, who never asked to be part of this dreary organization. Unfortunately for him, Nashville is the direct inverse of Montreal, a franchise that knows how to excel without tanking and understands the nature of the contemporary game - which is why they moved him for Subban in the first place.
  7. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    I know it's easier said than done, but I want to see this core blown up. They're boring *and* they are never going to win anything. Remember a few years ago when we used to talk about a Cup 'window?'
  8. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    Sure looks that way. Lack talent at FW...AND and on the blue line.
  9. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    I'm gonna play a couple of rounds of MarioKart and see if anything interesting happened while I was away
  10. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    If only we'd signed Chris Neil! #leadership
  11. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    The NHL's Next Great Baker! I hear Ken Hitchcock has it in the bag
  12. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    Yeh, our faceoff per centage more or less matches our winning per centage Man, this keeps getting dumber. Mario's 'five goals' are the greatest moment in NHL history. Okaaay
  13. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    The lack of posts in this thread reminds me of pre-internet times...
  14. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    Cherry seems incoherent even by his standards today... Must be the cold. Nice gloves, though.
  15. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    It's also kinda fun to see the coaches obviously freezing their arses off
  16. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    😉 Sens are being really physical with Price. Grrr. No doubt Patches will send them a stern memo tomorrow.
  17. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    Announcers discussing the different rules and practices of 100 years ago. It would be really interesting too see a game (or at least a period) played by those rules. They should have done a charity game with those rules prior to this one.
  18. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    It's a weird sight. The angle makes the ice look smaller...and silver instead of white. I feel this gimmick is getting tired, but the turnout suggests otherwise.
  19. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Highway robbery. Karlson is a franchise player.
  20. HABS AT SENS - DECEMBER 16 - NHL 100 OUTDOOR CLASSIC - GDT - 7PM EST

    Ottawa deserves its suckage, partly for being Ottawa, but also because the Duschene trade was stupid, as several of us said at the time. It's a real showdown of mediocrity tonight!
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