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  1. Habs acquire Gustav Olofsson

    Bitten is no guarantee. I just personally really liked him and was rooting for him. Olofsson may have needed a new environment to get to the next step. Could end up a big win by filling a positional need and our scouting of Minnesota has been very good. Or Bitten breaks out with the Wild. Or we forget the trade by next year.
  2. Habs acquire Gustav Olofsson

    Not happy with this. Really liked Bitten. Thought he could have been our next Byron. Olofsson... I know he has shoulder issues. Maybe someone knows better.
  3. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    2018-19 Montreal Canadiens Opening Day Roster: Forwards Joel Armia Paul Byron Phillip Danault Max Domi Jonathan Drouin Brendan Gallagher Charles Hudon Jesperi Kotkaniemi Artturi Lehkonen Matthew Peca Tomas Plekanec Nikita Scherbak Andrew Shaw Tomas Tatar Defencemen Karl Alzner Jordie Benn Noah Juulsen Victor Mete Xavier Ouellet Jeff Petry Mike Reilly Goaltenders Antti Niemi Carey Price
  4. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    I was never that impressed with Scherbak, but he will always be at a disadvantage with Julien as his coach.
  5. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    No. He's done in the league as a centre and has been for years. The question is more if he can survive as a wing. And on a different team and a better shooting percentage probably. My suggestion of Shaw is we got a guy who is basically damaged goods with four more seasons at $3.9M. He's a constant liability. If he isn't injured he's getting into penalty trouble or taking up space on the powerplay of a more skilled player (Julien has been working him on the PP2 in practice while he heals) and again he's under contract for FOUR MORE SEASONS so if we could flip him for a dump like Sam Gagner, who is only two years at $3.1M and an actually good PP player and a right handed shot, we can pump his tires up to a contending team, trade him at the deadline for a strong draft pick while taking some salary back and have a lot more cap clear in the future. I would much rather run PP1: Tatar - Danault - Gallagher PP2: Domi - Drouin - Gagner Than what we will soon see, which is Shaw once again on the PP: the only place he can justify his contract by even a little bit.
  6. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Good god he's worse than I thought. Also Maria Thayer in that Nick Lowe video is on a show called Those Who Can't and it is really good if people want a solid comedy about high school teachers without a laugh track. That and Wrecked are the best shows on TV nobody talks about.
  7. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Yeah I wouldn't want him for free though. He makes $3M. Which is why I would flip him for Shaw. Gagner has the shorter deal.
  8. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Gagner has been exclusively a wing for a couple seasons now. I would flip Shaw for him. About it.
  9. Shea Weber named Captain

    Gallagher will basically be playing captain when the season starts so we can see just how effective he would be in the role.
  10. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Columbus should pick him up, play him for 10 games with Torts, then deal him elsewhere and whomever gets him will get an energized and rejuvenated Weise.
  11. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    Arizona is not telling anyone. He showed no signs of injury in the last exhibition he played. Some speculate they found something and want him to heal on it instead of rushing him.
  12. Shea Weber named Captain

    I think this might confirm that the organization thinks they don't have to rebuild and just a refresh was needed. Does not inspire much confidence for me. That said good for Weber. Probably the only guy who can say no to Price so the locker will respect him unlike Pacioretty. Except something inside of me is a little angry because there was an argument back in the day we couldn't name Markov captain if he was injured long term and here we did it with Shea. A whole lot of our captain issues in the past would have been solved if Markov got the C after Koivu and held it all the way up until his retirement/exile by Bergevin. First Canadian captain since Damphousse for those who care about that sort of thing.
  13. Defence help

    Seeing it came from my brain, we likely got Murray, Brassard, Hagelin, and a 1st.
  14. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    Because Julien seems to like him, and I got a feeling Juulsen starts in the AHL.
  15. Defence help

    I don't remember that. I just remember Tim and Sid screaming about how Montreal just handed Sidney Crosby his next Stanley Cup and how the NHL needs a lockout for allowing it to happen.
  16. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    He's getting a two way deal. I can smell it. From the Ottawa Citizen: "Julien said Saturday he likes what he has seen from Despr├ęs and he could be that guy waiting for the call-up from Laval. The Canadiens must decide whether he has enough of an upside to merit a contract."
  17. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Just a snippet of why I was happy with the Pacioretty trade.
  18. Sept. 29, Habs vs Sens, 7 PM

    Oh for sure. Preseason means nothing to Price. I meant more if he gets that stare in December... With Tavares in Toronto, Mcdonagh in Tampa, and Karlsson in San Jose, I wonder what still keeps Price in Montreal.
  19. Defence help

    I had a dream about a month ago we traded him to the Penguins so in my mind he's already gone.
  20. Sept. 29, Habs vs Sens, 7 PM

    There was a moment in the Leafs exhibition game where he looked like he was gonna kill everyone. If he isn't cool calm collected Price he isn't Price at all.
  21. Defence help

    Dude is damaged goods. It looked like a quality trade at the time but it seems like SJ knew something we didn't.
  22. Sept. 29, Habs vs Sens, 7 PM

    He had one moment of magic where he cut through the middle of the ice with some nice stickhandling and fired a backhand wide. He looked like the Despres with potential back on Pittsburgh. That one moment will probably earn him a contract.
  23. Sept. 29, Habs vs Sens, 7 PM

    Petry smashed Tkachuk. That was nice to see.
  24. 2018 Training Camp Thread

    There's nothing to wish away. I want him under control for more time when the Habs will be good, which isn't anytime soon. You think he's gonna demand a trade if he doesn't make the club? Come on.
  25. Sept. 29, Habs vs Sens, 7 PM

    If Ottawa can't score with Alzner and Despres out there, fold the organization.
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