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  1. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    I'd still take Draisaitl and Lucic for Price and Weber with an eye to the future, but yes it'll never happen.
  2. Habs vs Blackhawks

    Weal on the powerplay is inexcusable. That's obviously where Kotka can shine on a team lacking in skill.
  3. The Habs in three years: a heavy-duty Cup threat?

    That's where I'm at, and why I thought this should be a tanking season before we outperformed our talent level and made it a playoff race. However, if our prospects hit your point projections then we'll be in good shape. If Kotkaniemi, Suzuki, Brook, and Poehling are producing at that level in 3 years it would represent this generation of prospects panning out in a big way. The most likely long term prognosis for this squad is another era in the middle class of the league. Only a few teams get to be contenders and we have two juggernauts in the division, with Buffalo possessing a strong foundation as well. We'll have to be the plucky underdogs for a while yet, barring a major injection of talent.
  4. 0.5 ppg is worth $3.5M among our forwards. There's a tendency among fans to assume the best of the new 4th liners, but Thompson and Weal haven't shown me any more than Agostino, Chaput, Hudon or Peca. They have good faceoff numbers I guess, but I've seen plenty of gaffes.
  5. Habs vs Blackhawks

    After Don's accidental blasphemy resulted in a heartbreaker and the waste of a vintage Price performance, #31 and the gang return to face the Blackhawks and get Carey win 316 on 3/16. If that's not a sign that the hockey gods are on our side I don't know what is. Carey 3:16 "For Price so loved the Habs, that he saved his only begotten rebound, that whosoever believeth in him shall not choke in the third, but hang on at least for a loser point." Puck drop at 7pm.
  6. Huge goal at the end of the period! Our guys have to feel confident heading to the third with the way Carey's playing.
  7. Greiss has come up huge as well. Kulak looking shaky.
  8. Carey saving our bacon so far.
  9. Where in the scripture does that matter?
  10. Wow Don, breaking sacred Habsworld tradition of who creates game day threads following wins. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind - but it better pay off because if we don't win it will be ALL YOUR FAULT.
  11. Habs vs Wings

    No score through one. Habs leading 13-5 in shots but not getting too close to a goal. One ineffective powerplay in the books. Kotka looking like he's enjoying the home cooking.
  12. I don't get why anyone cares if Carey hates getting pulled. If he deserves to be pulled then pull him! He can also use the rest. Some games, like against Pittsburgh or Anaheim recently, he just doesn't have it and we shouldn't have to coddle him at this point in his career.
  13. Given the strengths and deficits of this team and in the system, Sergachev would be more valuable to us going forward. Our top D prospects are a long way from being sure NHLers, while we have a lot of wingers on the squad. I still think that Drouin has a higher ceiling than what he's shown, and that given the right situation he could put together a 80+ point season like Kovy in 07-08. Maybe he needs to take a pensive stroll through the old port with Bergevin to see the light.
  14. Wow, good thing I turned it off after #6...
  15. Drouin is a guy who should spend a night in the pressbox every month or two. He can be a game-breaker but too often he just floats. Not made for an 82 game season.
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