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  1. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    In today’s NHL, can you really afford to have a $8m of cap space tied up in a “supplement player”???
  2. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    I don’t get the attitude of many just being satisfied with being a bubble team and than feeling anything can happen in the playoffs. last year some of my friends had asked me if I was happy with the habs in late October/early November and I told them I had yet to watch any hockey - just tired off the same old promising start and than the usual collapse or fade off to end the season. the only thing that got me some hope for next year is when I heard about Poehling’s in the last game of the season. I’m not expecting him to score anywhere near that pace, but if he can come and even be half the player Wheeler turned out to be it would be promising. But there’s been a long string of promising young players that started well and faded into oblivion, or got horrible injuries - Zednik, savage, Higgins, Ak46. Et el. the Aho rumours also really got me excited and hoping we were going to make a real push for next year - until I saw what the offer was. Bottom line is, that given the age of our two top players the habs either have to go all in within the next two years, or move them. Can’t keep trying to push forward with one foot in the water and the other on the shore.
  3. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    It’s on the sportsnet July 11, 31 thoughts podcast. I haven’t seen in print. Habber31 probably picked it up on a French site that transcribed a translated version. Just cause you may not have heard it doesn’t mean you have to doubt someone.
  4. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    Yeah big loss if credibility when you are on an iPhone and get autocorrected We’re posting on a hockey forum not the Washington Post.🙄
  5. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    I’ll grant that the Suzuki deal Is looking good. I had zero expectations of Tartar and Suzuki’s play translates to the next level the deal is definitely a home run. However, I’m not going to give props about the offer sheet or willingness to spend when no one - not a single analyst that follows the game thought it had a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding. I was extremely excited when I heard Montreal was offer-sheeting Aho - I was hoping we’d go after Aho or Marner and would have been willing to give up Four 1st rounders for him, but the offer was too low for the Canes to turn take the meagre picks in return. Hell, a lot of analysts said Montreal did Carolina a favour for getting the deal done from them. Aho was seeking $9.5M, but was more than happy to take the $8. Because of the front loaded component where gets around $22m in the first year. two get a sense of how lousy the offer was, you have to consider that the annual average wasn’t much higher than what Weber got 7 friggin years ago (granted it was for a much longer term, but it was one of those back diving deals that the player isn’t expected to play the last 3 years). as for as fixing the holes those were self inflicted and he’s had more damaging signings than good (Alzner is one of the worst UFA contracts in recent years).
  6. Permanent Rumour Thread

    They have got Gallagher, Domi, Drouin, Tatar, Byron. Having said that if a trade was made, we’d probably have to give up one of Drouin or Gallagher along with some like Weber if it is a trade, Depending on how Poehling or suziki look like in camp, we could try him with one of the kids as well. If a trade doesn’t work, I’d be perfectly fine with putting forth a 1 or 2 year offer sheet for $12m (I believe that is what Mathews is getting over 5 years) and lose the 4 picks. That may force the leafs to take the picks, or make a trade. Marner could of potentially be better than Mathews. Need another couple of years to figure that out. He is a franchise player. I hate I really hate right now is the leafs have 3 franchise player and a dman that is close (again more time is needed to make the judgement on Reilly).
  7. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Marner was reportedly looking for Mathews money, so doubt $11m would get it done.
  8. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    We don’t have a elite game breaker yet. We need one. Every serious contender had at least one truly elite player. I’d rather give up Drouin, but I can’t see the leafs being interested. Marner is also younger and in two years time we hopefully build the D. frankly, at the start of the ufa period Id have been willing to move one of Price or Weber for a Marner, Rantanan, or Aho. Or even check on Draisaitl. God knows the oilers need leadership. Preference is Weber, because he probably has fewer elite years left. But one of them alone is not going to be enough. I can’t see the Avs having any interest in moving Rantanen.
  9. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    100% agree. You had to overpay and ensure the Canes are getting a better return for them to consider not matching. I’d rather overpay for a 21 year old RFA everytime, than overpay for a UFA, who it is generally guaranteed (although there are a few exceptions), that the last 2-4 years the player will be well past their due date and not worth their pay.
  10. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    Aho, because they made a piss poor RFA offer. He was worth giving up four 1st rounders. At least he would have made them consider taking the return. If the canes matched, than I don’t blame MB. Given the joke of an offer which has been ridiculed every where I read - other than this site, no one thought it had any chance of success.
  11. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    I said when I came back I stopped watching hockey and wasn’t even following the habs. I wasnt here when when they were playing well and I want here when they didn’t make the playoffs as expected. The Poehling final game peaked my interest again, all of the upsets in the playoffs made things interesting and the rumours of a habs putting in an offer sheet peaked my interest - I thought MB finally was going to do some good. But as usual, he disappointed with his offer and I was just pissed at how low the offer sheet ended up being. you may think last year was a success because they improved over the previous year I didn’t. I didn’t post when they started we'll, or when the fell short again. For most of the MB era they have been a bubble team and still are. BTW, I read a lot of you patting yourself on the back over your ratings, so you can go screw yourself. i went though through the same phase during the dark Tremblay/Houle year’s and didn’t start watching again until the Koivu cancer story broke, his return and Theodore carried them into the playoffs.
  12. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Which teams are we going to leap frog? 1. TBL 2. Bruins 3. Leafs 4. Caps 5. Florida Are probably locks. I think NYI should be in - caveat is goaltending. I also think NJD have a better chance If healthy. Last spot battle between Pens, philly and Montreal in that order pending other moves. So once again we are pretty much a bubble team. our biggest issue is the D and that’s still pretty bad unless Julsson or Mete progress exponentially this year.
  13. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    How about Weber and either Drouin (preferred) or Gallagher for Marner. Than try and sign Marner for $12m/6 years it weakens are defence big things big time, but we basically have a 4-5 year window left with Price and 3 to 4 years of Weber as elite players. No way we can have a serious contender within that time frame. for Toronto they will probably need to move another contract. But they solidify their D for next year with Reilly, Weber, Muzzin and Barrie. And with Weber have improved their D for at least 4 years. For me the hardest thing to accept is strengthening the hated leafs. But we need a bold move that is going to have three years for the kids to improve and build the D. Price may also asked to be moved given the window is further out, than so be it. We need a real plan to build a contender than this retool and rebuild our n the fly. in the East next year, Columbus has gotten worse and won’t make the playoffs. However, their spot will be taken by Florida. NJD and Philly also improved and will probably finish ahead of us. Next year I’ll s another lost year. With each lost year, Price and Weber get older and their value will be dropping.
  14. Free Agent Frenzy

    Chris Johnston was on the fan960 and when asked the question whether Other GM’s will be pissed off at MB, Johnston said that they are probably thanking him. A lot of the RFA’s that we’re looking for $10m deals (like Tkachuk in Calgary) are now going to have Aho as a comparable. all of the teams were waiting for someone to make the first move with the fear of this dragging into a. Nylander situation. Now it should be easier to see where a player compares better or worse the Aho. but yeah I agree. Either go all in, or sell your older guys like he NYR’s did and do a true rebuild with the kids.
  15. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    Sorry don’t buy it. I think MB showed that he is more of a softball player - or actually a waffle ball player.