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  1. Injury news

    Its a minor.arthroscopic procedure. Even if this was the regular season hed be out 3-4 weeks. Its not something serious.
  2. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    Who picked Carolina to finish last?
  3. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    2 assists for Suzuki as Guelph wins Game 3
  4. POLL: How do you feel about the future?

    Right now.... At most 3 of the top 15 scorers in the NHL will be alive in the playoffs in the second round (MacKinnon is through, one of Marchand/Marner will get through, Ovechkin is up 3-2). All the rest have been eliminated. 5 didn't even make the playoffs. Edmonton has 2 of the top 4. In Chicago, Patrick Kane finished 3rd Without depth, the elite talent doesn't make a difference.
  5. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    One assist for McShane, but Oshawa down 3-0 now after a 5-1 loss.
  6. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Suzuki had 1g but guelph down 2-0 Teasdale 2a... huskies up 2-0 Fonstad played... 0 pts.. series tied 1-1.
  7. POLL: How do you feel about the future?

    One thing to go back on this as I watch the playoffs. The more I watch, the more I think Vegas is going to come out of the West AGAIN. This is a team that proves the path we are going down can be successful. Four solid lines, but no elite superstars, just really good players and lots of speed. Same on the blueline. And then their goalie is top notch (though older). We took a step towards replicating that style of play this year amongst our forward group. We need to improve the defence corps, but the Vegas blue print proves that a deep 23-man team can do damage, even without an elite talent. And thats without acknowledging that Price and Weber are still elite talent, and that Kotkaniemi might be that type of two-way centre soon (As i stated in another post).
  8. 1) This isn't the only player where someone's father is in the organization. And just because someone's father is in the organization doesn't mean that the player isn't worth a draft pick. I had Audette ranked at 83 in his draft year. Getting him at 147 wasn't a bad pick IMO. There was potential for an offensive guy in there. He had skills and showed them in junior. 2) I wouldn't have drafted Houde personally. That said I wouldn't have drafted Connor Crisp, Jeremiah Addison, Michael Pezzetta or other players that Timmins has taken either. That doesn't mean that the pick was made solely because he was french though. I don't see the Habs drafting an abnormal number of QMJHL players compared to other organizations.
  9. Christian Folin re-signs

    Don't mind him as the 7th Dman at all. Good contract for it too.
  10. Consider The Habs drafted 1 QMJHL player in 2018 (11 picks) The Habs drafted 0 QMJHL players in 2017 (7 picks) The Habs drafted 0 QMJHL players in 2016 (6 picks) The Habs drafted 1 QMJHL player in 2015 (5 picks) The Habs drafted 1 QMJHL player in 2014 (6 picks) The Habs drafted 4 QMJHL players in 2013 (8 picks) The Habs drafted 1 QMJHL players in 2012 So total... 8 QMJHL players in 7 drafts under Bergevin. including 2 years where they didn't take any. Tampa has drafted 10 players out of the QMJHL in 52 picks in the same time frame. Only once in that same span did they not draft a QMJHL player. San Jose 8 Colorado 6 Calgary 6 Arizona 6 there are a bunch of teams with lots of Q draft picks over the last 7 years. So tell me exactly why we believe that these aren't the best picks but are token picks when made by the Habs, but not other organizations?
  11. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    He played that role on a strong team in Tampa. He also played that role on a team that finished with the 13th ranked power play in the NHL in 2017-18 (and was top 5 in the second half of the season after Weber got hurt and they stopped forcing everything to him). He has proven he can do that role in the past, and despite his flaws at even strength, i don't think he has gotten any worse at being able to run the point on the power play. He just didn't have a good scheme around him, and was missing a key tool (the Galchenyuk role), this year. That role is so big. It prevents the defence from shading to the Weber side of the ice.
  12. I don't think it was wasted. He was a huge scorer in junior. He scored 39 points in 71 AHL games this season. He's not horrible. He developed into an AHL journeyman instead of an NHL player, but the kid had offensive skills. High end offensive potential that didn't develop due to other deficiencies in his game. Thats what you get in that round. A player who has one or two skills, and more deficiencies, and you hope that you can develop something out of that. No perfect players are left, and the chances of being an NHL player are low. He was a worthy player to pick at that point, regardless of who his father was.
  13. Define... was a terrible pick to begin with.... the guy was drafted in the 5th round.
  14. Predictions: UFAs: Jordan Weal (stays 1.5 million per year) Nate Thompson (walks) Jodie Benn (walks) Christian Folin (stays 800,000 per year) Antti Niemi (walks) RFAs: Joel Armia (stays 2.1 million per year) Arturri Lehkonen (stays 1.5 million per year) Charles Hudon (traded) Michael McCarron (stays, 900,000 per year) Daniel Audette (walks, no qualifying offer) Hunter Shinkurak (walks, no qualifying offer) Brett Kulak (stays 2 million per year) Mike Reilly (stays 850,000 per year) Gustav Olofsson (stays 800,000 per year) Xavier Ouellet (walks, no qualifying offer) Brett Lernout (walks, no qualifying offer)
  15. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    Same with Sergei Bobrovsky being bad in the playoffs. Clutch is a myth.