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  1. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Re: Tavares Mr. Lovett, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent responses were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. Billy Madison is one of my favorite movies
  2. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    It's going to be a looong August
  3. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    To Philly: Lehkonen, Lindgren and a 1st To Montreal: Giroux (some salary retained) Or To Vancouver: Plekanec, Scherbak and a 2nd To Montreal: The Sedins
  4. 2017-18 Line-up

    I picture you wearing cardigans and sipping expensive brandy scrolling this site from your home library. I'm sure what we imagine a person looks like is nothing like what they actually do though. Here's a pic of me doing my best Pacioretty impression: P.S Hair may have been MS painted on
  5. The entire defense plus depth has to be looked at rather than just a few players in order to properly compare.
  6. Yes but our 1 top pair and 2 second pair defensemen are top notch. And I also believe whoever wins the 3rd pairing will also be one of the better in the league. So yes, we don't have a quality #1 LHD, but everyone else slots in great where they are supposed to. And they also have a lot of depth which goes a long way during the season and playoffs as we all know. In my opinion the Habs have a better defense than: Buffalo Carolina Colorado Dallas Detroit Edmonton New Jersey Islanders Philly Toronto Vancouver Las Vegas And you can argue that they are better than: Chicago Boston Arizona Florida L.A Pittsburgh Tampa Washington Winnipeg But they are not better than: Anaheim Calgary Columbus Minnesota Nashville Rangers Ottawa San Jose St. Louis Perhaps the Habs defense is a bit better than you think after comparing it to the rest of the league.
  7. That's like saying a team missing a top line left winger can't be an above average team. The statement is about the defense as a whole, not who slots in where. If they had Weber, Doughty and Burns playing RHD, but had no top line LHD could they still be above average? At the very least the Habs have an average defense as it stands
  8. A team can't realistically be expected to be stacked everywhere in a salary cap world. Adding an elite center to the existing forward group would put them among the best in the league, the goalie is arguably the best, and the defense is above average. Seems like a great team to me. Now acquiring said elite center without subtracting anything from the lineup is another topic.
  9. It would be a hell of a time to offer sheet Draisaitl
  10. This team suddenly went from very Russian to not so much Russian. Radulov, Sergachev, Emelin and now Markov gone. I hate seeing Markov gone but at least we don't have to see him in another NHL Jersey. It will be very interesting now to see how that cap space will be used. I think the defense isn't great but it's fine as it is and if somehow an 8 million dollar center fell from the sky this team would be dangerous.
  11. I had yet another long response to this but decided to delete it. I'm done, have fun on this topic. I don't know how much I have to repeat myself. If a fan base can't appreciate the results that have been had, then maybe that fan base doesn't deserve them.
  12. If you're not privy to the conversations at hand then why do you have such a negative opinion of how he operates? Get it done? How about not getting ripped off in a transaction? I've yet to see that happen yet with this management. It's just another case of an armchair GM calling the shots from the sidelines.
  13. Is Julien a bad hire? Tell me who else he should have hired. Two coaches now have moved Galchenyuk to the wing. Whose fault is that, the player, coach or GM? Your list of "#1" centers being our best is again an indictment of Galchenyuk, not Bergevin. Yes we had a Seth Jones, but he was a million times more expensive, thus a million times harder to move for a proven #1 center. What was the trade he could have made? And lots of people love the Weber trade, so don't act like it sucked because he is 3 and a half years older. 6 off seasons and still a competitive hockey team that just won the division. What's the complaint again? Excuse me if I feel like I'm in bizarro world. All I see is lots of complaining and no solutions or appreciation
  14. 1) His first stamp on the team was drafting what is supposed to finally be our #1 center. Currently that player is struggling to fill that role. Whether that's a player fault or a coach fault is debatable. I don't understand how it's Bergevin's fault, he doesn't set the lines or play. 2) Sure, he could have just blindly drafted whatever center was available late in the first round a few times. But what kind of center was available at those times? I believe best player available is the best way to go, and again, that's debatable. I agree that Poeling could be a guy with upside. Drafts are mostly crapshoots regardless 3) That list of centers hardly screams #1 on a contending team. Seguin is a stud and Boston got fleeced. Would they ever trade a player of his ilk to a hated rival? Ditto for Spezza. We didnt have a Seth Jones to trade for Johannson. Zibanajad and Brassard were traded for each other. Brayden Schenn would have been a nice addiction this off season if a deal could have been done. 4) Shipachyov is an unknown at this point in the NHL. He could turn out to be a steal, he could turn out to be a bum. We will have to stay tuned. But yes, an offer would show a desire to fill a hole, even if he low balled him. 4.5m is alot of cap space for an unknown though
  15. There's no question there needs to be a defined #1 center on this roster. Galchenyuk or Drouin could possibly seize that role, and then we could maybe get away with Danault as a #2 and Plekanec as #3 shut down. And then maybe adding a scoring winger could work. I'm just not sure where this other center that should be added is supposed to come from, even with all that cap space. It's not as easy as saying "get it done". If you have a solution I'd be happy to hear it, and I'm sure Bergevin would as well.
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