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Everything posted by Trizzak

  1. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    I'll stop you there cause everything written after that doesn't change that they should use last seasons earnings for this year. Everyone should have known this season's budget a year ago, not finding out in the middle of the draft with free agent decisions already happening. This year has been the worst it's been for all the reasons you listed, but previous years weren't much better. It's bush league. Do a season grace period so that nobody is held hostage by the players wondering whether they should inflate or not.
  2. But will the fans be happy waiting until 31st OA for the Habs to pick?
  3. UFAs: Jordan Weal (Signed - $1 400 000, 2 years) Nate Thompson (Signed - $1 000 000, 1 year) Jordie Benn Christian Folin (Signed - $800 000, 1 year) Antti Niemi (Not being signed) RFAs: Joel Armia Arturri Lehkonen Charles Hudon (Qualified offer) Michael McCarron Daniel Audette (No qualifying offer) Hunter Shinkurak (No qualifying offer) Brett Kulak (Signed - $1 850 000, 3 years) Mike Reilly Gustav Olofsson (Signed - $700 000, 1 year) Xavier Ouellet (Signed - $700 000, 1 year) Brett Lernout (No qualifying offer) So far only Antti Niemi has been informed he'll not be offered a contract for next season.
  4. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    I don't understand why the NHL and NHLPA don't use last season's earnings for a future cap ceiling instead of for this coming season's. GMs shouldn't be learning the budget for the coming season on day 2 of the draft. They should know over a year in advance.
  5. Cheap offer sheet doesn't help him. No team will offer him enough to trigger any kind of compensation for Montreal, so the Habs would just match it anyway. I think he's just going public with the message, "#### you, trade me."
  6. If Audette doesn't get a two-way NHL contract elsewhere I could see him coming back on an AHL deal.
  7. Reports are out that Hudon was given a qualifying offer but he rejected it. Seems he intends to do anything he can to get traded out of Montreal.
  8. LD: what will happen? What should happen? What could happen?

    If he loves Vancouver/west coast/western conference why would he try so hard to avoid Seattle?
  9. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    https://www.capfriendly.com/offer-sheet-calculator ^ Great tool for this. Shows you what you'd what you'd give up, and which teams can do it.
  10. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Not really a trade proposal, but we can probably add San Jose to the list of teams with poachable RFAs. Lebanc and Meier both need a new deal, and the Sharks are unlikely to be able to match even a 2nd round pick compensation offer.
  11. LD: what will happen? What should happen? What could happen?

    Soooo LA or Anaheim? Or one year vacation til Seattle shows up?
  12. LD: what will happen? What should happen? What could happen?

    Injury prone, but would be a good transition player to Romanov.
  13. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    Death, taxes, and a prominent player using Montreal as leverage in UFA talks.
  14. Who do the Habs take in the 2019 draft?

    And St Louis won the cup. What more of a catalyst do NHL GMs need to get a renewed hardon for the Big Mean Defenceman team dynamic? The western conference especially might overreact, like the east did to Lucic 8 years ago.
  15. Who do the Habs take in the 2019 draft?

    In a copycat league and the Blues winning the cup with only one defenseman under 6'2", I wonder if Seider's value jumped up in the past week. He could be gone by 15.
  16. Left side D is getting crowded in Laval. Would be nice to have that in Montreal...
  17. 2019 NHL Offseason Thread

    The offseason truly started with a blessing.
  18. Habs re-sign Gustav Olofsson

    I wonder if this puts Sklenicka to another organization or Europe? Currently have him, Leskinen, Ouellet, and Olofsson on the left side, with Alzner probably joining Laval too.
  19. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    Eberle no longer a pending UFA.
  20. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    Philly retains some salary on Gudas' contract. Washington clears cap, Philly gets better. Welcome to the offseason!
  21. Permanent Rumour Thread

    The only way it works is if the cap maxes out (it won't), Gardiner and Karlsson both sign for less than market value (they won't), and Molson is totally cool with burying $7 675 000 in Laval‬ (the likeliest of three, and yet still really unlikely.) We'd be running a 22 man roster, every minor injury would become a major inconvenience, and the Habs would take a reduced cap hit the year afterwards if Kotkaniemi hits his performance bonuses.
  22. 2019 NHL Playoffs

  23. Has July 1st passed Trade Deadline day???

    I think the draft should be held a week after free agency starts. 32 GMs and their respective staffs in one room AFTER the big money players have signed? Yes please. You'd see a lot more teams with a clearer vision of their future after they've landed a big fish or struck out entirely, and I think draft day would become a trading bonanza.