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Everything posted by illWill

  1. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    Yes the lack of injuries last season was a breath of fresh air for once. I moreso meant luck in the sense of signing an elite UFA or winning the draft lottery. I still think that it's unlucky that this draft doesn't have any top end centers where Montreal will be drafting. And even in 2012 when the Habs had their highest pick since I don't know When, it happened to be the worst draft in a long time and the centers to choose from were Galchenyuk or Grigorenko...Any other year and they have their #1 center right now
  2. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    This team? Oh gawd no. Is it that far off? I don't think so. Obviously the miracle is being able to sign a Tavares or drafting a Dahlin and signing a Stastny perhaps. Regardless this isn't the team that's going to be iced in October and there are some great pieces here already. It's about time Montreal got some luck though
  3. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    This season Montreal is terrible, there's no denying it. Injuries are only a part of the reason. I think that not spending to the cap and team composition are the other factors. If our mvp is healthy, and our best defenseman isn't out all season that makes a huge difference. But having enough money for either 1 superstar player or 2 good players sitting in the bank hurts just as much.
  4. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    The hypocrisy is outstanding in this thread. Tampa didn't make the playoffs because of injuries, but when Montreal is decimated with them it doesn't matter because they suck anyway. Boston is a good team that didnt make the playoffs because they needed a change? Well certainly Montreal needs a change, but yet they still suck anyway. I'll just leave this here because clearly people look at the same thing differently "Is the glass half empty or half full?" is a common expression, a proverbial phrase, generally used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty), or as a general litmus test to simply determine an individual's worldview."
  5. Fire Bergevin

    Would anyone here be happy if Bergevin traded Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen? Advantage Columbus by quite a bit in that deal player for player if you ask me. A GM can make a trade to fill a hole but will likely lose the deal. So pick your poison, either people will complain he doesn't make trades or will complain that he got ripped off. And just because players are traded doesn't mean that the Habs missed out on them
  6. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    Teams that are considered contenders generally do well in the regular season, thus earning the status of contender, which Montreal should have done. But it sure seems that because it is Montreal, they don't get the same credit that other similar teams receive. San Jose made the finals once, so that made them contenders all of the previous years? Washington destroyed the league the regular season but haven't done anything in the playoffs, but they are contenders? You say that a team can be exposed in the playoffs. I don't buy that at all. To me it's all about match ups, health and hot streaks. I'm not confusing good teams with contenders whatsoever. A wild card team is a good team, not a "contender", but they still do have a shot at winning. And I am firm in believing that when Montreal was winning divisions they were a legit contender. Saying otherwise is just showing bias
  7. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    So in order to be a "contender", you need to have positive playoff results viewed after the fact? Why has Washington and San Jose been considered a contender for the last decade but haven't done jack in the playoffs? Why is Vegas a contender this year if they never existed before? Winnipeg hasn't won a single playoff game in 6 years. Tampa missed the playoffs 3 of the last 6 seasons going into this one, while missing last year. Boston has one playoff appearance in the last 3 seasons. Something isn't right about the logic around here and I am just trying to clarify
  8. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    I'll never understand the narrative that the Habs have never had a shot at the Cup since Bergevin has been here. They have 3 division titles and went on a couple runs in the playoffs. They've had seasons where they have scored a bunch, and seasons where they have allowed very few. Seasons with a Hart, Vezina and Norris trophy performance. What does it take to be a "serious contender" here in Habsworld?
  9. Fire Bergevin

    This is an example of why sometimes the best deals made are the ones that aren't. We can all complain about not acquiring a Center, but sometimes the ask is too much and it doesn't make sense.
  10. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    My point is merely that it won't be hard for next season to be better than this season. I should have also included a high draft pick potentially joining the lineup. I also think that if Montreal were to win a round next season it would be worthy of praise, just the same as this season is worthy of dumping on him.
  11. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    *Carey Price gets healthy *Shea Weber doesn't miss most of the season *Bergevin spends to the cap Better season
  12. Florida vs Montreal

    I had no idea this game happened until now. Good
  13. Mar. 9/10, Belleville vs Laval

    I have some great stories about Chlapik, but I'm not telling. #PEI
  14. Not saying they didn't suck because they did, but it was a different era. I recently played a rec game against legendary Hab Gordie Dwyer and I could see the separation in ability (skating, passing, shot power) from regular Joes, but it wasn't that much. The Habs team that I watched last night from behind their bench was also hot steaming garbage. Couldn't move up the ice in unison, couldn't create anything. Pretty bad if Gallagher and Petry look like Kurri and Coffey compared to everyone else on the team.
  15. The team that was on the ice last night disagrees. I honestly feel that if I played with them that it wouldn't have mattered that much. My gf had to convince me not to throw my jersey on the ice when the game ended. I realize there's lots of key injuries, but my god
  16. GDT Habs @ Florida Thursday March 8 7:30pm

    My seat for the evening. If there's something you'd like me to tell them just let me know
  17. GDT Habs @ Florida Thursday March 8 7:30pm

    Took my Habs away jersey which has no name or number and it's like 20 years old
  18. GDT Habs @ Florida Thursday March 8 7:30pm

    I'll be attending the game tonight. I packed my Habs Jersey in my suitcase but I'm not sure if I'll wear it or not. Perhaps if I can find a brown paper bag to put over my head I will
  19. Bergevin back for 18-19 season

    To me this season is Bergevin's blemish on his resume so far. After all this time with him he deserves a chance to redeem himself
  20. 17-18 Players Poll

    Lots of love for Price and Weber. Not bad for one of the worst teams in the league
  21. Injury news

    That would be great
  22. Haven't seen that phrase in a while Only caught the last ten minutes of this game. The only comment I have is Galchenyuk deking 19 times in front of an empty net and then ripping it home was funny
  23. Islanders vs Canadiens

    I wasn't talking about you in particular, just in general. And I didn't down vote anything in this thread and I very rarely do at all
  24. Islanders vs Canadiens

    Before the season I made a large bet with a friend that the Habs would make the playoffs and the Leafs wouldn't....I'm not sure what's worse, paying him the money or listening to him trash talk me all year. They do need some pieces to be a serious contender but the good news is that they have a lot of youth that could step up or be used in a hockey trade to fill holes. And who knows what the draft will bring. Personally I've been liking the idea of trading Patches for a top 4 LD, the lineup would be much more balanced and improved: Galchenyuk - Tavares - Gallagher Lehkonen - Drouin - Scherbak Byron - Danault - Shaw Deslauriers - De La Rose - Hudon Muzzin? - Weber Alzner - Petry Mete - Schlemko/Benn/Juulsen It's not perfect but it's pretty good
  25. Islanders vs Canadiens

    Everyone to me be like: