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    Markov, Price, Subban, MaxPac, Galchenyuk . All-time faves are Dryden, Lafleur, Robinson, Savard, Gainey (the player - Hate the GM), Roy, Chelios, Muller & Saku

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  1. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I think they’ll probably back up the. Brinks truck for Stasny and pay him like a #1 centre.
  2. A Mulligan! The One Trade You Would Undo

    He scored 37 and 39 having both of them feeding him for the long breakaway pass. How far back to you want to go?? Bottom line is there is no one on the backend now that can feed him like that anymore.
  3. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    If Gally can be part of a package to get a true #1 centre or top pairing Dman, I’d make the move without the slightest hesitation. We aren’t going anywhere without a true #1 rushing dman or top centre.
  4. A Mulligan! The One Trade You Would Undo

    Agree with what you’re saying - decline of speed doesn’t bode well for a guy not known to go to the dirty areas. Having said that, I don’t know if not having a guy at the backend feeding him the long outlet pass that he can use to start a fast rush may have been a factor. Losing Subban and Markov in successive years probably impacted him more than any other forward.
  5. 2018 draft thread

    You’re assuming that all three will be around once the 2018 #3 is ready to play. I think Drouin will, not so sure about galchenyuk.
  6. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    I would move him. He is probably one of the best trade assets we have and has all the qualities most teams would covet - drives to the net, speed, goal scoring, drives to the net, agitator, good cap hit, drives to the net. i like him, but one of our few depth areas we have and along with galchenyuk probably has the most value and I’d trade Gallagher before galchenyuk without blinking. But that’s assuming a miracle happens and we get Tavares and are going all in and need to upgrade the D. But with Lou going to the island, I think our 3% longshot to get Tavares goes down to 0.01%. I just don’t get why he would come to Montreal given the mess we are, playing for a stifling coach and a management team that has pretty much been ridiculed league wide. Oh and we are really short on skill and talent.
  7. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Maybe it was the loss of his attitude that got them through
  8. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Totally agree!! Go Ovi!
  9. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    What about what Calgary got for cammelleri by waiting for their price at the deadline?
  10. Canadiens Re-Sign Antti Niemi

    But it is fine to over pay in $ and terms for a good ol’ Canadian boy shaky 6th dman!?
  11. Canadiens Re-Sign Antti Niemi

    What!! Are you saying he isn’t the anti-Christ just like Mario Tremblay is😱???
  12. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Eller for two picks was more than washed out by Shaw for two picks. I’d rather have Eller as our #3 centre than Shaw in our top 6.
  13. Permanent Rumour Thread

    If he does, MB last hope to turn this shrinking ship around is gone.
  14. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Well they have three more 2nd lines than we do.
  15. Alex Kovalev becomes an assistant coach in China

    Hey Montreal has always been a tough town to play in. Dryden won 6 cups in his 8 years and he was booed and people were calling for Bunny friggin Laroque to replace him - the same way they wanted red light racicot to replace Roy- until it happened. Ive always liked Maxpac. The issue is he also is not the straw that stirs the drink. He scored 30 goals playing with basically a 3rd line centre in DD, but he is not going to create offence on his own. He needs a Markov and Subban on the back and someone to feed him to get his goal. He is a less skilled (but way more heart) version of Kessel. If he’s all you got he’s not good enough and that’s the problem right now - he’s all we’ve got, he’s the captain and is the target of everyone’s frustration because how lousy the team has been the last 3 years. When you add in the fact that some fans and media don’t like the fact that he doesn’t play like Gallagher, despite being looking like he’s twice his size and he becomes a bigger lightening rod for criticism - he is very similar to van Riemsdyk. Big player who can score, but played on the perimeter and people always wanted more from him - when he’s gone from Toronto next year he will be missed. But at least they’ve got Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Marleau and Kadri. We’ve got Gallagher, galchenyuk and Drouin - the last two playing of position and being misused. when maxpac is gone we’ll miss him even more, because we are even more starved for offence, but as much as I like him, I think we need to trade him. This team isn’t going anywhere and it will take at least 3 years to build a serious contender - unless MB pulls a Tavares and a top LD out of his hat that still has the stench of all of the crap he has been brining in the last 3 or 4 years. I’d trade him, Price and Weber and do a complete rebuild - not because I’d don’t like any of them, but because I’d don’t think we can surround them with what’s needed to be a contender in the short window they have left. I also wanted Kovolev gone during his last two years and was pissed that gainey offered him a contract and let Koivu walk for nothing and traded for Gomez as a replacement.