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  1. Permanent Rumour Thread

    If so, we should see one of 30 other teams sign him then. If not, we wont.
  2. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    From By Dom Luszczyszyn in The Atlantic has Habs as very low among teams "Wins Added"...so far. Montreal Canadiens In: Nick Cousins, Ben Chiarot, Keith Kinkaid, Phil Varone Out: Andrew Shaw, Jordie Benn, Antti Niemi, Nicolas Deslauriers Wins Added: -1.1 wins Salary Added: -$0.2M Andrew Shaw had a surprisingly remarkable season last year and would’ve been good to keep around, but with the team’s forward glut I don’t blame Montreal for selling high. That’s the main reason the team sees a 1.1 win drop in value, as the rest is mostly a wash. Keith Kinkaid isn’t great, but he’s a marginal improvement on Antti Niemi. Ditto for Nick Cousins over Nicolas Deslauriers, though that’s mostly a depth move. On defense, I don’t think Ben Chiarot is the answer and he’s likely a downgrade over Jordie Benn at a higher cost. If they wanted a one-dimensional left-handed defender at a premium for three more seasons, they already had Karl Alzner sitting right there.
  3. Hudon re ups with habs

    Which way is that, South or West? Hopefully 1st move in a sign and trade, for his sake at least. What team might be looking for a slowish 25 year old LW who had a productive rookie year, but then only played 32 gms with 5pts last year.
  4. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Hey hey hey! Agree 100% and great to hear some sanity.
  5. Permanent Rumour Thread

    What makes you think that?
  6. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    BPA seems to have gone out the window in last 3 drafts, which goes against 99.9% of 'experts' recommendations for drafting. Also, in last 2 drafts Habs have picked numerous kids from their own combines. 2017- defense (4 of 6 picks) 2018- Centre (8 of 11) 2019- LH D-men (5 of 10) Is this likely a short-sighted and wrong approach to drafting? By most assuredly skipping on players who were best on the board, but didnt play a specific position or attend your own combines.
  7. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Was more against Markov's agent.
  8. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Not sure about that one, but cant understand what would make you think any different now? I always liked him and got nothing against him, but his time to hang em up is near or here now. Habs already have six 3rd/4th pairing d-men, so really is no spot to sit him on bench waiting to send him out for a PP.
  9. Permanent Rumour Thread

    In a beer league maybe. And exactly what makes you think he can still play at NHL level? His lack of any offense in a inferior league, or increased injuries and decreasing games played/yr?
  10. Permanent Rumour Thread

    No, horrible and backwards, would seem better description. I really cant see why anyone would be for this? Other than sentimentality.
  11. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Well, with all of 14 points last year, it seems he must have.
  12. Permanent Rumour Thread

    And how many PP points did he have last year?
  13. Permanent Rumour Thread

    No thanks on Gonchar 2.0.
  14. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Other rookies with fantasy upside: Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF; Ryan Poehling, C, MTL; Martin Necas, CAR; Owen Tippett, LW, FLA; Kristian Vesalainen, LW/RW, WPG; Ethan Bear and Caleb Jones, D, EDM; Carl Grundstrom, RW, LAK; Adam Boqvist, D, CHI; Noah Dobson, D, NYI; Dylan Cozens, C, BUF (INJ.); Jesper Boqvist, LW, NJD
  15. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    But 100% glass 1/2 empty fo sure...zero on possible ceiling of a Caufield or any top prospects. But more than that, I am with lazy26. "That's the worst-written Habs column on the Internet, IMO. "
  16. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    He should be playing 2nd pairing minutes and matchups.
  17. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    Mete has more value, so depend if Kulak and a pick would be enough to help deal done, along with some forward (say Lehkonen or Byron).
  18. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    A noticable upgrade on Meat-Kulak-Chiarot on the left side, at a minimum, before Oct would do it, for me anyways.
  19. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    Show off...
  20. Lehkonen Signs 2.4m/Year

    Ugggg...but 'B' for effort.
  21. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    How bout that russian kid they drafted, spell that one off top of head.
  22. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    Tatar, Suzuki, Mattias Norlinder (64th pick) & Jacob Leguerrier (126th pick) for Pacioretty. Norlinder might be good one (the other d-man seem slim odds); "Great skater with good offensive instincts. Has a great first pass and good shot from the point. Uses his skating ability and good hands to get the puck into the offensive zone. Not that physical in the defensive zone but uses his positioning and stick work to solve defensive situations. (Erik Ohlsson, EP 2019) Norlinder often makes plays through defenders and has the vision to execute tough passes., Corey Pronman - The Athletic 2019 He is both quick and fast. He can win races to loose pucks and he can skate well over long distances to help create zone entries, McKeen's Hockey 2019 With his excellent vision and awareness, he finds partners with great deceptive pass, Future Considerations 2019 He creates space for himself on the blueline by flawless lateral movement to find an open lane to shoot or find a pass.," Hockeyprospect.com 2019
  23. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    wasnt serious, some already pigeonholed team without a clue on several positions and endless possible dealings before Oct.
  24. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    Suzuki and Poehling both in opening night roster, the Byron trade opened up a spot.
  25. Lehkonen Signs 2.4m/Year

    You talking about Eller?