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  1. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    Pittsburgh is desperate for cap space and this save over $3 million. I also like Kahun a lot. He was solid on the line with Strome and DeBrincat.
  2. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Petry i look at differently. Anytime you trade for a player and have the chance to have him in the city for 2 months and sell him on that and change the perception of the team and the organization and the city... I think its different then attracting a UFA.
  3. Habs re-sign Gustav Olofsson

    I can see that argument. I also see the attraction of Karlsson passing to Shea Weber.
  4. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    Yup and its getting younger in recent years.
  5. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Also Laine had a very inconsistent year. He was really hot and cold which effected his linemates production. They got him the puck and he wasn't scoring at some points, and at others everything he touched went in. If he wasn't on his line when he was hot... either through injury or line juggling... but was when he was cold, it would effect the numbers and wouldnt' even be his fault.
  6. Habs re-sign Gustav Olofsson

    He hasn't. He said in an interview that he was willing to try when they made the Subban trade and were looking for a partner for Weber the first time. But they never even tried him at that time (and there was good reason to have him anchor the second pair at the time too)... Most RD have never played LD as there are more LD out there than RD so teams don't usually get in that situation. That said, he probably could do it. If they sign Karlsson, the options are play Karlsson at LD, or move Petry.
  7. Permanent Rumour Thread

    If you can get Karlsson. Its no guarantee. It looks like he will listen to the Habs, but that doesn't mean we are the only team he's willing to listen to, or that we are even the top team. He might get an offer he likes better from New York or San Jose or Tampa, or whoever. We need a talented player, and if we can't get Karlsson, I don't mind getting a talented winger who is still just 23.
  8. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Since the 2009 splurge... (Cammalleri and Gionta) we've signed exactly two big UFAs... Erik Cole and Alex Radulov. Thats it in terms of big name guys on the open market. There are a number of reasons for it, but it doesn't change the fact we aren't attracting names... and weren't prior to the 2009 splurge either. So i don't think its an unfair narrative to say we haven't been a favoured UFA destination. The reasons for it and how to fix it, very much up for debate and some of the narratives there I think are wrong... but the facts are that we aren't getting the guys we've gone for
  9. Habs re-sign Gustav Olofsson

    With no legit top 4 LD (before Mete emerging into one in the second half of the season), the team took so many flyers on LD that its jammed up the system at this point. Its becoming an issue. If they are going to add a LD this summer, and they should, it needs to be a legit top pairing guy and not another player who needs development time. As it is the logjam likely played a huge role in the decision to let Walford walk.
  10. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    There are exceptions to every rule. But if you want to bet on guys having career years at 29 and older... you are going to be wrong more often than you are right. Thats why id bet on drouin over the next 4 years to be better than Eberle will be in the same 4 year span
  11. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Because you aren't going to get the same money over 7 years as you would over 8. You might ask for a little more, knowing you won't get a one year deal for 11 at his age 7 years from now... but still it wouldn't be all the way to 88. You'd be looking at something like 81-82 over seven years, and make the difference on a one-year deal (on a bigger cap) in 2026. That said, if money is the issue, the signing bonuses each year and amount of front end loading on the contract always come into play on these as well.
  12. Who do the Habs take in the 2019 draft?

    Size with skating ability. Two-way play. Can move the puck up the ice with his skating and passing. Is also able to play physical. Profiles like a number of D that Timmins has been high on over the years including Sergachev, Romanov, McDonagh, Subban and others. A late riser up draft boards (like Kotkaniemi). And given the way my mock draft has gone (to be released in the morning, Friday Night is crap for traffic), best player on the board when they come up at 15.
  13. Who do the Habs take in the 2019 draft?

    My pick for who the habs will take is Moritz Seider (yes another RHD, I know).
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