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  1. Why will you watch the 2018-19 Habs?

    I have a very low excitement level about hockey this year, and luckily I have other sports that I can give my attention. But I probably will tune in out of habit, and I'll be watching for improvements in the young guys. Domi's also an interesting player, and maybe he'll be less frustrating than Galchenyuk.
  2. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Price and Weber are 'future' albatrosses (though we might be living in that future with Price). Getting out of 10.5M at the goaltender position requires somewhat of an overpay, but sure if we could get a better defender instead of Russell I'm all for it. In this trade Draisaitl is the future piece - he's 22, and fits in a timeline with Drouin, Domi, and to a lesser extent Gallagher. But you're probably right that NHL GM's hardly ever consider this kind of drastic shake-up.
  3. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    What do y'all think of this: Weber Price to EDM for Draisaitl Lucic Russell Talbot We take on two bad deals to finally land a 1C and our future albatrosses end sooner. I'd love to not take Lucic back but I can't see a way around it.
  4. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Maybe it's Maybelline
  5. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    Yeah I really don't know much about him so it makes sense to be positive at this point. The thing is I haven't heard much talk about a crazy high ceiling for this guy. Like are we more excited about him than we were about Sergachev right when he was picked? At #3 you'd think we would be.
  6. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    Yeah it's a little underwhelming at #3, you know there are stars on the board.
  7. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    I'm in the same boat in that I don't like seeing new teams succeed right away, but if they reach the finals I'll definitely pull for them over Tampa and probably Washington as well. Pretty likeable roster tbh.
  8. Each film session will include a full viewing of the skills DVD. And don't worry, Kovy will be taking Chinese lessons.
  9. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    They've had one of the best drafting records for over a decade now. So many elite talents taken outside the lottery. Unfortunately Tampa also seems to be one of the best at drafting and scouting. I've always seen Timmins and co. as above average, but we're pretty far behind those two division rivals. I hope I'm not punished again for briefly rooting for the Bruins with another run to the final. I still like Tampa this round but game one didn't go as planned.
  10. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Well it's nice to rest easy and not hear about the Leafs in the playoffs for another year, but it'll be a long decade coming up rooting against them. I'll also have to wash off the stink of cheering for the Bruins ASAP.
  11. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    We're all rooting against the Leafs harder than any other team, even against the hated Bruins, right? We want the coverage to be sad, and to avoid the arrogance and smugness that so quickly surfaces. We want the Leafs to be losers forever, don't we?
  12. Carey Price: the 'WTF' thread

    Price's contract is one of the worst in the league if he's not playing at an elite level. It's probably not wise to have that much money tied up in the goaltender position anyways. I've heard some off-ice rumours that may account for Price's performance - completely unsutstantiated, of course: his wife wanting out of Montreal following an extra-marital affair, oblique mentions of sexual harassment.
  13. Not sure what the point is here... but, a big difference that the Leafs made is they fired Nonis and his stats-dismissing front office and hired a whole lot of young, smart, forward-thinking hockey minds.
  14. Both those teams were preseason Cup contenders with loaded rosters. I'm fine with squeaking into the playoffs if we have the talent to actually make a run, but we've never quite had that level of talent.
  15. There's no excuse for tanking for a decade, that's just poor management. 3-5 years is all a good management team should need before they're trying to actually win. I thought Buffalo would be a lot better by now - on paper they had a lot of talent heading into the season. I still think they have a pretty good core set up for the future, especially with this year's pick added to the bunch.
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