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Everything posted by tomh009

  1. CHIAROT signed

    Hopefully one of the O's (Olofsson, Otto and Ouellet) will impress at Laval and claim a place in the 2020-21 Habs lineup. (No, the last one on the list isn't very likely.)
  2. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I'm not his biggest fan but I have to admit that shot is awesome. Paired with the right centre (Domi? Kotkaniemi?) he could do some serious damage. He might yet be able to improve his defensive aspects. I think the work ethic is OK and he's only 21.
  3. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I'm skeptical ... but if this is real, it surely should fix our pathetic PP once and for all.
  4. CHIAROT signed

    We still don't have that elusive #1/#2 LD, but we now have an awful lot of LD in the system: Mete Chiarot Kulak Reilly Leskinen Olofsson Ouellet Alzner Certainly we have enough that we should be able to easily fill the third pairing even if Kulak or Reilly falters. But eight is a lot, will we play someone on the off wing, or should we expect to lose someone to waivers?
  5. Habs sign Nick Cousins

    $4,397,832 for 2019. I agree that none of our RFAs will get that much.
  6. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    Of course everyone is in this for themselves, I would expect nothing less. Aho got the contract he wanted—but it could have been in either Montreal or Carolina.
  7. Habs sign Nick Cousins

    "Ever" is a long time ... you never know what happens the next time.
  8. Arbitration deadline at 5 PM today

    Armia, Hudon and Lehkonen have filed for arbitration. Most likely we should see contracts agreed for all three in the next two weeks, before the hearings start.
  9. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    Gerry Johansson ... so it sounds like they were initially planning to target Point but Johansson convinced them to offer to Aho instead.
  10. Arbitration deadline at 5 PM today

    But Hudon actually rejected the QO. Does that not change the scenario? Or it's still the same?
  11. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    Let's say that it may be enough that he will at least give the Habs serious consideration at that time.
  12. CHIAROT signed

    Between Chiarot and Lehkonen, we should have a strong PK setup this coming season. Neither one will do much to help the PP, though.
  13. Phil Varone signed to a two-way contract ($700K at the NHL level), presumably to reinforce Laval. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/forward-phil-varone-agrees-one-year-contract-canadiens/
  14. CHIAROT signed

    That would be ideal, I think. But we don't know what the Flyers are demanding for him.
  15. CHIAROT signed

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  16. CHIAROT signed

    How do we know that (1) Gardiner doesn't want to sign with the Habs, and (2) wants 7 x $8M? The reports I have seen say that we are in the running: And I see nothing about seven years or $8M anywhere. On the contrary, Gardiner hasn't signed yet since no one has offered more than two years yet.
  17. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    My understanding is that the LTIR impact on the cap is also not good. Yes, you can exceed the cap by the amount of the LTIR salaries, but then you get penalized by the amount of any performance penalties (for the entire team), and those are reduced from next year's cap. Or have I misunderstood?
  18. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    Commandant thinks it's five-plus years, not seven. Not clear at what price. But if he's not healthy the AAV becomes irrelevant anyway, hence the medical checks.
  19. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    The issue with Gardiner seems to be his back injuries and the risk of recurrence. Do you think that's a good risk, for five-plus years? Having a $6M+ player on LTIR for years would be almost as bad as the Alzner contract.
  20. CHIAROT signed

    Maybe a second pair on our D. Unless we also pick up Gardiner or Gostisbehere.
  21. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    It's pretty slim pickings for LD in this year's UFA crop. Gostisbehere seems to be available but we don't know at what cost.
  22. Free Agent Frenzy

    That makes sense. Carrying an expensive player two or three years on LTIR can really hurt. If the medicals are OK, five years is actually a pretty reasonable term.
  23. Free Agent Frenzy

    Hey, I got downvoted because I dared to be positive about the offer sheet.
  24. Free Agent Frenzy

    Devil's advocate: Or he wants to come to Montreal, but Bergevin hasn't yet offered a package that he's happy with.
  25. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    This part, no. Once the player has signed the offer sheet, even if the team has not responded to it yet, they cannot trade the rights to the player. Any deal would have to be separate/additional to the offer sheet.