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Everything posted by Commandant


    assist of the year. https://twitter.com/shaynepasquino/status/941505838719684608

    Why narratives are silly. "After the goal they look like a team that wanted out" oh really? So what happened five minutes later when they picked up their game, leading to Benn's tying goal and eventually to winning the game in OT. Did they start slow? Hell yes. No one likes that first five minutes of the game. But the idea that it was the result of players "wanting out". Thats a narrative to explain the poor start, and one that doesn't make sense when the team picked up their play after that. Most times a bad start is just a bad start, and its not about "wanting out" or some other narrative about a team not trying. The Devils were playing well. The Habs were making mistakes in their own zone. That was what happened. Not some narrative about the team wanting to be traded, or something. P.S. Plekanec is clutch.
  3. Mete to the World Juniors

    Mete wouldn't have been loaned if there was any chance he was getting cut. The junior program wouldn't do that to Montreal.

    Plekanec is so starting the next 10 OTs

    Benn made up for his mistake

    Where was JOrdie Benn going?
  7. Why does Trevor Timmins get so much love?

    The division. Ottawa, Detroit and Buffalo are pure shit. Florida is behind us and Luongo is out long term. 3 teams have to make the playoffs... so its Montreal vs Boston for third. They are not going to fall out of this race anytime soon.
  8. Why does Trevor Timmins get so much love?

    There was a good discussion on drafting compared to other NHL teams in here the other day. here is a link The reality is that the Habs drafting from 2003-2007 was outstanding, with the team far outpacing NHL averages and getting multiple high impact players. the 2008-2011 drafts were really rough. the 2012-2016 drafts have shown an uptick. Between 2008 - 2011 we traded away multiple picks, a first rounder in 2008, and seconds in 2009, 2010, 2011, as well as multiple thirds and other picks. We really only drafted two decent players in those 4 drafts which is a problem. We have a real gap in our team in players aged 25-28
  9. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    The deal hinges on how good Drouin can be. Always did.
  10. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    my only caution is its 8 games, which is really small of a sample, but he's been great.
  11. Courtesy http://habsprospects.hockeyhq.net/ Moncton Wildcats 3 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 (Final) Morgan Ellis - one assist Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 Gatineau Olympiques 6 (Final) Archambault - one goal (3), one assist Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (Final SO) (SO: 3-2) Bournival - one goal (10); also scored in the shootout. Bentley University 1 University of Michigan 5 (Final) Mac Bennett - one assist Greg Pateryn - one goal Air Force 3 University of North Dakota 4 (Final) Danny Kristo - two assists Mark MacMillan - one assist - First NCAA career point
  12. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Brook has looked fantastic. He might be our best defence prospect (and that includes Mete).
  13. Dec. 9, Oilers vs Habs, 7 PM

    Personally I find the NBA to be the worst of the four leagues in terms of intrigue and excitement. That is not a model that i would want the NHL to follow. Free Agents always going to the same teams and the bottom of the league has no hope. Milwaukee for example... can't attract free agents, no hope of ever being truly competitive in the NBA. Have maybe their best team ever right now with Giannis and company, but you know it won't last cause Giannis will go to a big market as soon as he can.
  14. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Its Josh Brook, our second rounder last year. He started the season injured, but he has looked fantastic since returning. Dominant in both ends of the ice. It is early, but that start is really encouraging.
  15. Dec. 9, Oilers vs Habs, 7 PM

    Do we really want a league where star players up and move all the time, and don't get identified with their teams anymore. Isn't it good to have someone be the face of a franchise for 10-15 years.
  16. Mete to the World Juniors

    no, its the same as if he's sent to London.
  17. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    He is playing less than 14 minutes per night.... almost all of them weak matchups... and almost exclusively with Stamkos/Kucherov. Hedman is not being used all his minutes with the NHL's two leading scorers in the offensive zone. He actually has defensive responsibility included in his minutes. This is why such a comparison is sillyness.
  18. I think our development can be better. I also think that we can be better in trades and free agency as well. Yes, being adequate isn't good enough... you have to be elite somewhere. MB hasn't done enough with this roster to take it to the next level.
  19. Injury news

    Gionta - bicep tear - underwent surgery Jan. 11 - out indefinitely Moen - concussion - not skating - resumed off-ice workouts Mar. 4 Darche - concussion - placed on IR Mar. 6 - resumed skating Mar. 16 Diaz - groin - unknown - out since Mar. 1 Gomez - concussion - unknown - out since Mar. 12 Kaberle - practicing with non contact jersey March 26th Price - Concussion unknown
  20. You are likely looking at slightly less than half of that 1.8 being impact players. (top 6 fwds, top 4 D, #1 G) Thats about half the nhl roster. Now there is more turnover in the bottom lines than the top lines.... a bottom line guy might get 100-150 games and then gets replaced, the career is shorter... where guys at the top of the lineup are more likely to get 300, 400, 500 etc... games... so thats where i say the top line guys are going to be less than half of that 1.8 per draft. I'm removing the 2017 draft from the equation.... way too early to know anything about those guys. Earlier picks that the jury is still out on.... Scherbak, Juulsen, Bitten, Vejdemo, Lernout, Evans, in the 5 drafts we are looking at. Top 6 forwards/Top 4 D = Galchenyuk, Sergachev, Lehkonen and maybe Mete, Hudon,. The bottom of the roster guys look like DLR, McCarron, Andrighetto, And then some too be determined guys. Simply put I don't think the drafting from 2012 onwards has been bad. The drafting from 2008 - 2011 though... thats 4 lean years, with basically only gallagher to show for it (and Beaulieu to an extent).
  21. The problem with other measures is that they become subjective instead of objective, and then there becomes bias involved. Is Josh Manson an impact player? I'd say he is. But an objective stat like his point totals, might have one think he is not.
  22. I havent seen a look at things with a different number. That said, included in that average of 1.8 per team, are a number of players of similar caliber. Every team is going to draft fourth liners, and every team is going to draft impact players, but no, not at the same rate. That said I think Mete, Sergachev, Hudon, Lehkonen, Galchenyuk, Andrigetto is a good haul for 5 drafts 2012-2016, with a chance for some guys like Scherbak to still be top 9 players.
  23. Didnt have a 1st rounder in 2008 Didnt have a 2nd rounder in 2009, 2010, 2011 seems to coincide with the years where I've identified that we only got one player with 100 games out of 4 drafts. Trading picks away hurt in that span (there were also 3rd and 4th rounders we moved in those years).
  24. Dec. 9, Oilers vs Habs, 7 PM

    I agree if he was turning UFA this summer. Fortunately for us he's got 3 years on that contract. A lot can change in that time. That said, I expect him traded before we ever get that far.
  25. Dec. 9, Oilers vs Habs, 7 PM