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Everything posted by Commandant

  1. 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
  2. Could our lineup look like this

    DLR will make the team, even if its just in a press box role IMO. McCarron just isn't that good. The margin between him and a bunch of other forwards who are on waivers just arent there. I don't see teams giving us much for him, but maybe someone takes a chance on a former first rounder and gives us like a 5th or 6th.... but again, teams have to ask... do I want to give up a pick for that guy, or do i just claim someone else on waivers who is basically the same talent level. This becomes even more clear when its players like Shinkaruk, Valiev, Lernout, etc... those guys are not going to bring draft picks in return. Teams will either take them, or if they can't get them on waivers, they'll grab someone else who is basically the same.
  3. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    I didn't say they were. I said Deslauriers doesn't have a guaranteed spot. He can't refuse fights to protect his spot on the fourth line, cause if he doesn't try in training camp, he'd find himself beat out for a job by a guy like McCarron. Deslauriers had nothing guaranteed, and thats why he can't just turn down fights to protect his job.
  4. Could our lineup look like this

    You didn't answer the question. Why are teams going to give up draft picks for borderline NHLers, when there are going to be dozens of borderline NHLers available for free? You might be able to trade one if someone is high on that particular guy, but the idea of trading 3-4 guys you were going to put on waivers just doesn't happen at this time of year.
  5. Could our lineup look like this

    What teams are going to give draft picks for them, when they know they (and many others) will be on waivers soon? Remember that anyone claimed on waivers will have to be on the NHL roster of the team claiming him, you can't claim someone to send them to your AHL team.
  6. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    Deslauriers is trying to make the roster. These guys aren't dumb. We've all looked at the number of wingers this team has, and its too many.... Deslauriers very well could be one of the players waived and sent to Laval if he doesn't impress at camp. He is by no means a lock to be on the roster. If we know that, he also knows that. He has to impress to make this team. If Shaw was healthy, I wouldn't want Shaw fighting in the preseason, cause he will be on the roster, there is no reason for it. For Deslauriers, its unfortunate what happened but I can't blame the guy. He knows what his spot on this roster is, and how it is not guaranteed. Despite 10 goals last year, he hasn't earned a spot on the fourth line yet. Just check the opening night roster thread. All of De la Rose, Scherbak, McCarron need waivers to go to the AHL... so he doesn't even have that benefit. This is even assuming Kotkaniemi and Suzuki are cut, and Shaw is IR. Here is a possible forward group... its not set in stone, but i can see a scenario where these are the forwards, and Deslauriers is waived. Drouin - Domi - Armia Tatar - Danault - Gallagher Byron - Plekanec - Lehkonen Hudon - Peca - Scherbak Extras: McCarron, De la Rose IR: Shaw That's 14 forwards + one IR spot... and that's a realistic roster, and doesn't include Deslauriers. He needs to perform better than some of those players if he wants a spot.
  7. Could our lineup look like this

    There is no fear of losing the vast majority of those via waivers. Hudon and peca wont be waived De la rose and McCarron are the only ones who might and even that is no guarantee They arent trading three players.
  8. Could our lineup look like this

    We need to deal away another forward for prospects/picks.... preferably a winger.
  9. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    What am i thinking? No. What do I see Bergevin and Julien thinking? Grittier, more of a defensive game, wins more battles on the boards and helps down low in the defensive end
  10. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    He could play in Laval I send him to Finland, where he will be the number 1 centre on his team. His dad is the coach of his Finnish team, we don't have anything to worry about in terms of him getting jerked around for ice time. And there will be no temptations from the media and fans saying "call him up to montreal" everytime he has a good game. Let him develop, let him leave for a year, and not have that pressure from the fans and media in montreal.
  11. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    What a snipe by Kotkaniemi
  12. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    He's not ready, but there is a player in Kotkaniemi
  13. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    He's played about 20 games at C last year and did well in garbage time for the Coyotes That is essentially the only time he played C since the age of 17
  14. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    Kotkaniemi's skating stride is still awkward, but its not really holding him back speed wise. His speed is fine
  15. Sept. 17, Devils (SS) vs Habs, 7:30 PM

    These are the lines game 1 of the preseason I'll read into what the lines are the last 2 games of preseason For now i just care how the kids play
  16. Could our lineup look like this

    Even if it happened, Bergevin and Ho-Sang would clash within a few months, and then we'd trade him for someone like Loui Eriksson or Milan Lucic
  17. Muller signs a two-year extension

    I don't think he meant Gallant. Pretty sure he was talking about Dan Lacroix
  18. 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
  19. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Primeau should start. Hes the best eligible goalie from the US, by far. Note Oettinger is a december 1998 who is not eligible.
  20. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Yes and add primeau Teasdale is a maybe (but we need to sign him).
  21. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    The annual best shape of his life. I have more endurance interview that mccarron has given 4 years in a row
  22. Habs sign Joel Ward to a PTO

    I dont think its anything more than seeing if a l veteran player has anything left. That said. He looked done in san jose.
  23. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Ylonen 2 goals in his first game seems more important than ice time
  24. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Friedman Mentioned this last season, but, again, there is a sense Montreal is going to get more involved in Russian free agency. Not sure if these players are particular targets of theirs, but two names to keep an eye on are forward Ilya Mikheyev (Omsk) and defenceman Artem Zub (St. Petersburg).
  25. Max Pacioretty traded to Vegas

    15000 cause we will use drouin at centre