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Everything posted by illWill

  1. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    I would like nothing more than to trade that 1st rounder towards a trade for Gostisbehere. Pay whatever it costs
  2. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Rumored discussions between the Wild and the Penguins for a trade possibly involving Kessel and Johnson for Rask and Zucker. https://www.tsn.ca/report-minnesota-wild-discussing-trade-for-phil-kessel-with-pittsburgh-penguins-1.1310522 You have to believe picking up RW Kessel and LD Johnson is likely something Bergevin is at least kicking the tires on. He definitely wouldn't overpay for such a package but should be inquiring. Johnson is crap but fills a position and taking him on is the cost to acquire a ppg player. I'm still upset we didn't end up with the Lindholm and Hanifin package from Carolina last year somehow.
  3. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Not a whole lot on this list that would help us unfortunately. I'd take a run at Kessel for sure depending on the cost and would send a prospect to get Panarin in a sign and trade or negotiating rights. Wonder why Subban is on that list? 🤔
  4. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    I wonder how the best GM ever in history David Poile feels about being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. I mean, every move he has made in the last half dozen years has been brilliant in comparison to our dummy GM, so how can the Preds lose? What happened to Tampa? I thought there was no point for any teams to load up at the trade deadline because the Cup was already handed out to the Lightning. One of the best regular season teams of all time didn't win 1 playoff game? Surely we all had Colorado over Calgary in 5 games. It wasn't too long ago that the Avs were in the hunt for 2 shots at the #1 draft pick, but I guess they had other plans. Carolina predicted by most to finish near dead last in the league going to game 7 with the defending Cup champs? What a bunch of jerks spoiling our preconceived notions of what a winning team is. Man I wish the Habs were in the middle of this chaos, I like my team and I think they would have just as good of a chance as any to make a deep run.
  5. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Just read that Crosby and Malkin are the only untouchables in Pittsburgh, I wonder what it would cost to get Kessel. Ylonen, Lehkonen and our 1st round pick?
  6. POLL: How do you feel about the future?

    I don't think there is any question that if you can land a Karlsson as a UFA for 10-11m, you take that all day. I also believe Bergevin will make an offer if he is still available, it's just a matter if Karlsson would consider Montreal as a destination. Have to assume the Sharks will try to resign him after giving up all those assets to acquire him and I don't blame Karlsson if he doesn't want to leave sunny San Jose
  7. POLL: How do you feel about the future?

    I hope you are referencing the Toronto media and not their credentials when comparing hall of famer Larry Murphy and pretty good defenseman Jake Gardiner
  8. 13th Annual Regular season Prediction Contest

    Thanks. To me it was fairly obvious that 2017-18 was pretty much the worst a season could go for a lot of reasons, and that there was a ton of room to improve this season. I have to say though that I am quite surprised they surpassed by expectations by one point and 6 goals scored I'm just joking around, you won fair and square. Love the new signature proclaiming your victory haha
  9. 13th Annual Regular season Prediction Contest

    Come on, should be Price is Right rules, you go over you're out! I got the record closer, gotta count for something? Came down to a stinking goal lol. Congrats Habnut
  10. 4 Teams - 1 Playoff Race

  11. Apr. 4, Habs vs Capitals, 7 PM

    Anyone with any sort of good luck ritual, we need you to bring it out tonight. I'm talking Joe going to the game, spinning logos on here, lucky underwear, whatever it takes. I'm meeting up with a buddy of mine to watch because we have a great record together in big games.
  12. 4 Teams - 1 Playoff Race

    Depends on your definition of optimistic I guess. But I don't think a 1 in 2.5 chance of making the playoffs makes someone a fool for thinking it can happen. Imagine me saying Mr. Cucumber, you have a 40% chance of winning the lotto 6/49 jackpot for 50 million, would you be a fool if you got excited?
  13. Apr. 2, Lightning vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    Y'all are forgetting all the cap space that wasn't used this year, and the abundance available next year when assessing this team
  14. Flew my 7 year old boy and myself up to watch this game. I've seen a lot of great Habs games in person but it may have been my favorite of all time because of how much he enjoyed it. I even caught a stray puck during warmups that was likely off a crossbar and we didn't see coming till last second. And most importantly I didn't spill my beer!
  15. March 30, Habs vs Jets, 7 PM

    I came here to post something like this. I'll just make my way out now
  16. The Habs in three years: a heavy-duty Cup threat?

    I watched a video on YouTube where a guy adjusted every NHL team to reflect if every draft pick went back to their respected teams. The results were interesting, as you can see the composition of the rosters. Boston would be a powerhouse, Nashville would have the best defense of all time likely, for example. I didnt verify anything here and I dont know why he has Juulsen and Weber up front, likely most prolific to choose from. So either Montreal needs to draft and develop better at forward, or MB has been making great trades and signings, or both.
  17. 4 Teams - 1 Playoff Race

    I look at it this way; if Montreal misses the playoffs they have around a 3% chance of moving up in the draft. And if they do make the playoffs, they have a way better chance than that to go on a run. I know which way a winner would pick and which way a loser would pick
  18. I was there as well Little did I know at the time how long the actual whole event was, double fisting $12 beers x approximately 6 hours = I don't want to know what I spent that night If I was to guess my all time record watching the Habs I would say 7-2-1 at the Bell Center and 1-3 on the road. Not as good as you but I "Ole" the best I can
  19. Well I wasn't too far off. Habs outshot the Sharks by a good margin and Niemi flopped around. Call up anybody for backup please
  20. Habs outshoot the Sharks 37-6. Niemi falls down to make 2 saves and 3 just happen to hit him as he wobbles around the crease. A solid Niemi game
  21. 4 Teams - 1 Playoff Race

    I'm going to predict the curse of Matt Duchene continues and the Blue Jackets miss the playoffs
  22. Habs vs Rangers 7:00pm

    Most people after trading Pacioretty and Galchenyuk
  23. Deadline Day Discussion

    I think that Bergevin is very value oriented, so if that means locking Domi up soon at a salary that is reflective his career now, or if it means waiting to see some production from him into next season, or if he waits till Domi is RFA, he will do whatever seems like the best deal at the time. It also falls on the shoulders of Domi's agent and his expectations.
  24. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    The Athletic just released a poll of 198 NHL players on a variety of topics. https://theathletic.com/840226/2019/02/28/the-2019-nhl-poll-best-player-most-overrated-players-weigh-in-on-the-best-and-worst-in-the-game/ Best All-Around Player: Crosby - 48% McDavid - 25% Bergeron - 11% Barkov and Kucherov - 4% Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final — who do you want starting in goal? Price - 28% Fleury - 16% Vasilevsky - 15% Quick - 7% Holtby - 6% Who is the most underrated player in the NHL? Barkov - 26% Backstrom and Point - 8% Spurgeon - 6% Giordano - 5% Who is the most overrated player in the NHL? PK Subban - 23% Laine - 9% Ekbad - 6% Phaneuf and Erik Karlsson - 4% Which coach, aside from your own, would you most want to play for? Cooper and Gallant - 23% Trotz - 11% Maurice and Tortorella - 6% Which coach, aside from your own, would you not want to play for? Tortorella - 30% Hitchcock - 28% Babcock - 15% Carlyle - 11% Boucher - 3% What is the most fun city to visit on the road? Las Vegas - 26% Nasville - 19% Chicago - 13% Vancouver - 12% New York - 10% What is the worst city to visit on the road Winnipeg - 38% Buffalo - 15% Ottawa - 12% Edmonton - 8% Raleigh - 5% Which team has the best fans? Golden Knights - 28% Habs - 18% Preds - 11% Jets - 8% Hawks - 7% Which team has the worst fans? Panthers - 48% Coyotes - 18% Canes - 12% Flyers - 6% Isles - 3% Should the NHL’s current playoff format be changed? Yes - 60% No - 40 Should NHL players play in the Olympics? Yes - 99% No - 1% My noteworthy takeaways from that poll include: *Price still being viewed as the best goalie in the world by his peers *Habs fans have been knocked off their perch as the best, I can agree with that based on what we've seen so far from Vegas. But let's see how they are after a few losing seasons *Subban is the most overrated player in the league
  25. Habs vs Wings 730pm

    I thought he played okay, he found some open ice a few times but the puck didn't find him. My favorite part was when he took a wrister from the top of the circle and Price's glove was already there waiting for it, and then the look on Zadina's face. On another note, Weber looks bad out there, he has to be playing through an injury. As we've seen before, this is what he does