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Everything posted by TheDriveFor25

  1. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    Bold predictions.. Domi finishes this season with more points than Galchenyuk. Tatar finishes this season with more points than Pacioretty.
  2. digging through the dirt

    I'd move McCarron for a pick.. same with Benn.. Scherbak too if you could get a 2nd or 3rd. Keep Schlemko. I'd guess he has the best chance of bouncing back and increasing his value. Keep Hudon. See Schlemko. Once Shaw and Weber are back then make another deal. There isn't a trade to be made that is going to send this team over the top, so build for the future. Figure out who is part of that and get rid of those who aren't.
  3. Max Pacioretty traded to Vegas

    What? How can you possibly know what Bergevin tried to do? That's the problem with fans, act on little to no information. We have no way to know what trades or free agent signing Bergevin tried to make in 2014 or 2015. Is it his fault if players turn down Montreal for warmer climates or lesser taxes? Who were the top free agents in 2014? Stastny? Spezza? Richards? Vanek? Please tell me what (and if) Bergevin offered them. Less money? Less term? Oh, you don't know. What about 2015? Green? Fisher? Please, tell me what MB didn't do? Not enough signing bonus? Oh, you don't know. Team makes it to ECF. Team has 2nd best record in league. You angry coach didn't get fired. Ahh, makes sense. The fact is, as fans, we opinionate with very little information. What if Stastny turned down millions more from Montreal? What if MB offered the moon in a trade and the other team simply said no. I'm not a MB fan, and I dreaded yesterday when JB took the Tampa job because I figured he'd be the next guy for Montreal. But people really need to stop blaming him for what he didn't do. People also fail to credit decent moves by him.. picking up Byron for nothing. The Danault trade. Diaz for Weise. The Vanek trade. The Drouin trade? The Weber trade? Sure, beat it to death. Free Agency 2014.. give it a rest.
  4. Max Pacioretty traded to Vegas

    It's so easy to blame Bergevin for these "circumstances." Pacs likely asked for a trade last season (I believe Molson). Pacs was the guy usually scoring 30 and not managing to get to 20. He lowered his return. Then Bergevin moves him to LA and Pacs nixes that deal. Lots happen behind closed doors that we will never know about. Given the "circumstances", Bergevin did very well here. Suzuki is a better prospect than you think.
  5. Max Pacioretty traded to Vegas

    The Habs did very well. Most media (who cares I guess) are calling this a win for Montreal. Suzuki is a beast, and will be a great player for SEVERAL years in Montreal. The 2nd could be anything. Pacs was GONE after this year. Walking away for Nothing. The ISLES would kill for this deal now for Tavares, and he's far better than Pacs. Such negativity around here. MB crushed this one. Home run. Out of the park.
  6. Max Pacioretty traded to Vegas

    WOW! Surprised they were able to get a guy like Suzuki at this point. Nice trade. It was obvious Pacs was going so three pieces is decent. Tatar is just a cap dump. I wanted quality over quantity. I think this trade is just that.
  7. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    If the Sens could get Vans first and Juolevi I think that’s decent. Maybe another 2nd or 3rd pick or B prospect. learn from the Isle, get something. Van is in a tough division, likely a lottery team!
  8. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Kane - McDavid - Tarasenko
  9. Max Pacioretty Watch

    If Pacs was signed long term than I get it, but he’s not. He’s a deminishing asset because in one year he walks away for nothing. You Trade him now for futures so you have futures. Learn from the Isle, sometimes banking on your best offensive player to come back doesn’t pan out. Plus, be realistic. THIS year is going to be a tough year. Weber is out, our F group is the same, and our D hasn’t improved. If Price isn’t a wall, the losses will pile up. Get better by being worse. Get a top of the line prospect rather than a mid rounder.
  10. Max Pacioretty Watch

    The add would be significant, cause Max for AP isn't close.
  11. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    I think Buffalo wins the trade so I'd hope we get more for Max. I'd rather a 1st instead of the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th. PU was drafted in the third I'd gladly take Heponiemi and a 1st from Florida or Bellows and a 2nd from the Isles. Decent prospect, good pick. Quality over quantity.
  12. MB gets an F- grade

    Before last season started, many media types were ripping Washington GM Brian MacLellan. He had signed TJ and Orlov to a ridiculous contracts, lost Theodore for nothing, traded Johansson for nothing.. how'd that work out? The Caps won the cup. Media members know very little of what actually happens in the office of a GM. You think MB didn't try to sign JT. You think MB didn't try to make trades. I'm not saying he's the best GM, not even sure if he's adequate yet, but we will never know the conversations he's had to try and build the team. Who cares what the media thinks.
  13. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Pacs and Schlemko to Jersey for Wood, Boqvist and a pick.
  14. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Pacs and Benn to Arizona for Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Jan Jenik, and their 1st round pick??
  15. Habs re-sign Phillip Danault

    I agree with you. Not knocking Danault, love what he brings. But no team is winning a cup with him as their best C.
  16. Habs re-sign Phillip Danault

    He’s best suited in a 3C role and this contract is about in line with that so good money and term. As of now, he’ll be one of the most used Cs on the team, should be another long year.
  17. Habs invite Simon Despres to training camp

    Sign him to a one year deal, hope he performs well, and trade him at the deadline. Concussion history is too serious for a long term contract.
  18. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Forget AB.. get Kieffer Bellows and a pick and call it a day. Bellows is gonna be a stud, and his dad was on the 93 cup team.
  19. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Maroon expected to sign with Blues. maybe NJD are a nice landing spot for Pacs.. Max to Jersey for Jesper Boqvist, Yegor Yakovlev, and a 2nd round pick (becomes a first if Pacs signs an extension)
  20. Toronto, Tampa, New Jersey, Boston, Columbus, Washington, Pittsburgh, Florida, Philly, Carolina, Buffalo, maybe NYI and NYR then Detroit, Montreal and Ottawa I think there are at least 11 teams with far better rosters than Montreal, maybe 13.. the battle for the bottom looks to be a three team race to me, and Montreal is in the thick of it. I get it.. nothing is decided in July and teams go on runs or fail to meet expectations.. but we're hoping for a Vegas run when we just don't have Vegas talent.
  21. I don’t think they have much of a chance. I’m still expecting a couple more moves by MB, but as it stands I’d bet they are closer to the cellar than #8.
  22. Injury news

    Habs will finish last in the league and get the fourth overall pick after they lose the lottery. FML!
  23. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Just a few weeks ago I thought Montreal was in a position to really improve and be a bigger contender than most here thought possible. Now, I'd have to say they had one of THE WORST off-seasons for any team in the NHL.. A team truly lacking a #1 guy sees one on the market only to go to a division rival. Then, plan 1B falls apart because of a steep asking price. Toronto and Tampa are the class of the division. Boston not too far behind. Buffalo has added a highly regarded D prospect and have their young guns coming. Detroit saw Zadina slide to them. Florida seems to be one or two players away from being a true contender. Heck, if not for Ottawa it'd be easy to say Montreal has a 100% shot at finishing last in the division. I still like their chances. So MB didn't make any really terrible moves or signings.. but Montreal is worse off than they were at the end of the season. We still have ZERO top 6 Centres, meaning our best winger will be playing and likely struggling there again. We still have a massive hole on the left side beside Weber. I'm guessing there will be a Pacs trade soon, but it also wouldn't surprise me if he stays for half the season and is traded as a rental at the deadline. I guess we can look forward to the next lottery, hope the balls fall in our favour.
  24. Finally, I like the plan and direction!

    Yes, I don't disagree.. Montreal is in a tough spot which is why I'm hoping for a trade of Price/Weber.. the less games CP steals the better. Buffalo will be better.. they traded ROR but Eichel moves to 1 and Mittlestadt? is their 2.. they added Dahlin, they have a better goalie.. The bottom four will be a battle between Montreal, Ottawa, NYR, and Detroit.
  25. Finally, I like the plan and direction!

    This direction only really makes sense if Montreal moves one or both of Weber and Price. Let's face it.. Toronto and Tampa will be top 2 in the division, plus Boston looks pretty strong.. meaning Montreal is likely chasing a Wild Card. Our best bet is to trade some vets for younger players and draft picks.. look to open a new window in three or four years when Tampa and Toronto will be older and in cap hell. Take on some bad contracts and get youth/picks.