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The Chicoutimi Cucumber

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  1. It’s a good trade for the Jets. Dubois, whose dad coaches for the Manitoba Moose, will now get to experience being THE biggest star in town. There is even a francophone presence there. I wouldn’t be so quick to assume he won’t stick around.
  2. I think we can all agree on that. When are they gonna start calling him “Slick Nick,” anyways? Seems like the obvious move
  3. With their D depleted by injuries, Myers is one of their best defencemen - LOL! The smart hockey play is to dump it into whichever corner is manned by the weakest guy, so for all we know the Habs might put more pressure on his partner than him.
  4. Not disagreeing, but to pass on acquiring Dubois because of a hot start seems like crazy logic to me. If 1. Dubious develops into a legit top-5 NHL C and Suzuki doesn’t; OR 2. CBJ was interested in KK, we refused, and KK then fails to become an impact C; THEN we will live to rue the day. If Dubious never becomes more than a 70-point C capable of dominating for some stretches, then we won’t rue anything, assuming that either Slick Nick or KK fulfill their potential.
  5. It will be interesting to revisit this in 2-3 years and see whether we regret passing on Dubois. But for now, sure, I’m OK with all this. If CBJ was insisting on Suzuki then it would be folly to make that deal.
  6. I’m OK trading KK, but let’s not fool ourselves that Poehling has anything like KK’s ceiling. Anyway, I doubt the Habs are in the running. I like the Winnipeg rumours myself.
  7. Listen, if you somehow get Myers in a vulnerable position? Then hey, yes, lower the boom. But keep in mind that a Hab who crosses the line probably *will* get suspended, because the league will know that it’s retaliation. (By contrast, the league appears to be blissfully unaware that players whose teams are being humiliated in blowouts are much more likely to take out their frustrations with dangerous attempts to injure; which was exactly what happened when Chara attempted to permanently paralyze Pacioretty, and when Myers aimed right at Armia’s head). And we can run ar
  8. Myers is 6'7. While the Habs have some bruising dudes, I seriously doubt that any of them are going to be physically capable of exacting revenge even if they have a mind to. Best thing to do is go out there and just whup the Canucks' asses. I disagree that Myers had no intent. He thrust his shoulder upward into Armia's face at the last moment and that is why he made contact with the head. It was a pure, 100%, bona fide dirty hit, borne of frustration with the scoreboard and his own execrable suckage all night long.
  9. I’m not surprised at all. The NHL does not give a sh*t about player safety and never has.
  10. Yeah, I wasn’t attacking the kid, just observing what an egregious rookie play that was. He seems like a smart and confident player, I expect him to learn from it and adapt. But any time you give a rookie big minutes on D, you will occasionally get burned. Just reality.
  11. Good shot, but only a raw rookie would get deked out by that guy
  12. Romanov absolutely undressed by that world-beating sniper, Brendan Sutter. Sheesh, that was brutal.
  13. Interesting choice by Green to leave Demko in net. If the Canucks keep struggling, I doubt Green survives. These guys aren’t rebuilding anymore.
  14. 😀 Weber needs a rest in Game Five of the season why - ?
  15. Glad I’m not the only one who thinks he looks exactly like ol’ Mr. “And A 2nd.” That period was hilarious. Poor Canucks...their D was dodgy going into the season and now is absolutely decimated. A lot of talk on Habs radio (which I was listening to while walking the dog) about Petersson being out of it. I’ll have to tune into the Van sports shows tomorrow and see what the hell is going on with him.
  16. Perfect. End the period with a penalty. A bit of a chintzy call, perhaps, but still. This should have been a 2-0 period. Habs29 was worried about a team prone to dumb penalties...right now, it looks like he called it
  17. Toffoli is just all over the place. Nice to see. I hate this period so far, frankly. It’s just infuriating that they can’t hold a lead for three seconds and keep shooting themselves in the nuts with asinine penalties. These guys need to lock things down.
  18. Well, the commentators observed that Van deviated from its standard pattern on that goal. The Habs were accordingly fooled.
  19. Damn. If only we’d taken Armia out of the lineup
  20. Geez. What happened to The Trident? Habs are porous. Hold a lead FFS. And now a stupid penalty
  21. Random note here, but I kinda like the 3-game set concept. And it seems to me that by staying put in a city for multiple games, a team could minimize some of the hassles associated with all the travel. Is this something which the NHL should consider implementing more regularly?
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