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  1. Why will you watch the 2018-19 Habs?

    I dont like it as a strategy. But there are times when you dont have a play and it should be used. When there is no play available (galchenyuk going one on three for example) or you dont have the skill to make a play (asham) its better to dump and chase then create a turnover and odd man rush. Recognizing those times is part of hockey iq.
  2. Why will you watch the 2018-19 Habs?

    That's cause for Aaron Asham, dumping and chasing is the correct play. He has hockey IQ. His deficiencies in talent are in many other areas though. So who cares about hockey IQ in this case? Hockey IQ is important but it also needs to be combined with other talents. I could have all the hockey IQ in the world, i'm still not an NHL player. A guy with skill though? making the right play is the difference between average and great.
  3. Why will you watch the 2018-19 Habs?

    Marchand became an MVP candidate under Julien..... He was already in Hart Trophy talk before Julien left. In 2016-17, He had 6 PP goals before Julien was fired and 3 after he was fired. (since he was fired 2/3rd of the way through the season that seems right). He had 24 power play points that season (again 18 and 6).... and had 23 power play points this season. He didn't get much pp time before 2016-17 (and his breakout at the World Cup in September 2016), i'll agree there. But Julien was the guy who put him on the PP at the start of 2016-17
  4. Why will you watch the 2018-19 Habs?

    Yes we have to give Bruce Cassidy credit for Jake Debrusk, Charlie McAvoy, and the Bruins who broke out last season. At the same time, he developed Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Torey Krug, Johnny Boychuk, Tukka Rask, David Pastranak, Brad Marchand and a number of other young Bruins players while he was coach. He took over a bad Bruins team and developed them into a cup winner and perennial contender, and working with young players was part of that.
  5. Max Pacioretty Watch

    The guy is almost 4 years older than Subban Patch is a few months older than Subban. Its not the same comparison... come on Don... you know this stuff, its intellectually dishonest to suggest that its the same comparison. Two guys who have nearly 4 years of difference (and play the same position were compared) and now two guys who are basically the same age (and play different positions) are being compared.
  6. Max Pacioretty Watch

    Defencemen age better than forwards typically.... while not a certainty, 29 is making a good bet here.
  7. Max Pacioretty Watch

    I want no part of a long term deal. The 2 great years will be when the team is not in a position to compete... The 2 underwhelming years will put us in a cap crunch when guys like Kotkaniemi and Poehling are up for their extensions. Trade him, get assets, rebuild the club.
  8. Max Pacioretty Watch

    Why is he signing 6 x 7.5? He's rejected 6 year deals from other teams already in his extension talks
  9. Max Pacioretty Watch

    Eric Staal is the exception, and his game is not similar to Pacioretty in any way. Look around the league... most forwards start to drop off at the age of 32 or 33, but if you want to bet a long term, big money extension on a winger who relies on speed to be an exception to the rule instead of being part of the majority of these types of players because of emotional attachments to the player, thats fine.
  10. Max Pacioretty Watch

    You don't sign a soon to be 30 year old, who relies on his speed, to a long-term big money deal. This is especially true if your team is looking like its not going to compete in the immediate future.
  11. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Skinner will also be UFA next summer, so why are you adding him? to lose him as a free agent?
  12. Max Pacioretty Watch

    Is generally ignore the edmonton media. Easily the worst group of any canadian nhl city and amongst the worst in the NHL. Those guys just dont know what they are talking about a lot of the time. Staples, lowetide, rishaug, terry jones, they are generally awful
  13. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Every pp needs a guy who battles in front of the net... bangs in rebounds and gets deflections... screens goalies and retrieves loose pucks in the corners. Shaw did that role pretty well in chicago. That doesnt make his 20 goal season a mirage. No more than gallaghers totals are a mirage cause he pads his stats on the pp. Lots of guys score on the pp. Doesnt make their points a mirage.
  14. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Im just responding to the flow of the conversation. Brian... what is washington's gm thinking on the wilson deal. Sbhatt... is it any worse than signing shaw. Me... yes its worse production and more money. You... shaw is damaged goods. Me.. sure but thats not the gms fault. The whole convo is why washingtons gm is dumb for wilsons deal.
  15. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    I have a hard time blaming a GM for injuries suffered after a player is signed. Could happen on any contract.