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Trizzak

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  1. 2 hours ago, Phozzwald said:

    As for the offer sheet. It absolutely needs to be more than $6.5. Tampa laughs at that and matches, no sweat. Even though its still more than surely theyre hoping to pay. They would easily accept a $6.5, 5 year deal for a player of Sergachev's stature. 

    I'm basing this off CapFriendly's numbers, but if Tampa matches a $6.3 million dollar offer sheet then they'll have around 3.5 million to sign Cernak, Cirelli, and 3 other players for a 20 man roster.

     

    Even if they trade guys like Paquette, Coleman, and McElhinney for league minimum contracts they're still only playing with ~6 million. Do you expect Cernak and Cirelli to give Tampa the Kevin Labanc treatment (that he no doubt regrets doing in hindsight)?

     

    Y'all trying to give up 2 first round picks, a second round pick and a third round pick AND really hinder the Habs' future salary structure for a guy who gets points by passing to Stamkos and Kucherov all game... his stats might be a tad inflated.


  2. Guys, Tampa can't match any offer. They are so unbelievably screwed this summer with a flat cap.

     

    Even if they offload Killorn (who has a 16 team NTC) in a no-salary-back deal they'll have just less than 10 million to sign Sergachev AND Cirelli AND 4 other players for a bare minimum roster. 

     

    Unless you see them trading Kucherov or Point (the only really big money contracts without a NTC)? Or see Julien Brisebois convincing Palat, Gourde, Johnson, or McDonough to waive their full NTCs? (I'm sure they're just dying to help management out by leaving Tampa weather and annual Cup contending to go play in New Jersey.)

     

    $6 300 000 for 5 years (1st and 3rd round pick compensation), and Tampa walks away grumbling about hoping that Montreal is a lottery team again.

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  3. 10 hours ago, dlbalr said:

     

    I can see a scenario where his spot is in jeopardy.  In a perfect world, Montreal's left defence next season could be new guy, Chiarot, and Romanov as the top three.  Kulak would probably hang around as the seventh defender in that instance for insurance purposes in a role similar to what he had at times this year.

     

    As some point, the expectation is that Bergevin will consolidate some of his assets to make a splash on the trade market.  As a (soon-to-be) 22-year-old with 171 games of NHL experience under his belt, that might give him some value along with the prospect(s) and/or pick(s) to try to land a capable top-four LD.  I'm also not sure how much they're going to want to commit to him as his ideal role whenever this retooling comes to an end is actually a lesser one than he has now.  He's a top-four option on the Habs most nights now but ideally, he's on the third pairing at best if their prospects pan out.  Are they going to want to pay top-four money to someone they likely envision as more of a 5/6 player down the road?  I'm not sure they do. 

    Mete was playing the right side a bit. They might keep him on 3rd pairing right D next season in case they can't get an extension on Petry.


  4. 3 hours ago, alfredoh2009 said:

    Was Markov a better defenseman  than Subban ?

     

    Just asking,

    not trolling 

    Hard to say, honestly. Subban probably peaked higher but for a lesser length of time. Markov was consistently great, and his style of play was more about subtly making teammates into stars instead of being the obvious star.


  5. 5 hours ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:

     

    Then meet me in the parking lot at 5:00! He had a great career, but for this franchise to retire his number would be a disgrace.

    You'll be The Chicoutimi Pickle when I'm done with you!

     

    Markov was arguably the most important player on the Habs post 2005 lockout. It's not his fault his prime happened at the same time as Nicklas Lidstrom's. Honour the damn man!

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  6. 4 hours ago, Fanpuck33 said:

     

    I actually just saw The Shining for the first time within the last year, mainly to see how good the sequence in Ready Player One was. Yet another player from HWL revealed to be a reference to a movie I hadn't yet seen (a la Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan).

     

    I was unaware that this was a thing, but I will have to check it out and add it to my work-day playlist! 

    Fake Doctors, Real Friends.

     

    It's a great listen.


  7. 5 hours ago, Fanpuck33 said:

     

    Did you survive?

    Fanpuck, darling, light of my life. I'm not going to hurt you. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said I'm not going to hurt ya, I'm just gonna bash your brains in...

     

    Have you been listening to the Scrubs podcast with Zach Braff and Donald Faison?


  8. 19 hours ago, Neech said:

    Radek Bonk: Solid defensive C who sadly never got the Selke consideration that was his due.

     

    Mike Johnson: The Robin to Bonk's Batman.

     

    Jan Bulis: 4-goal game! Who could forget.

     

    Steve Bégin: All heart.

     

    Mathieu Dandenault: Mastery of all positions on the ice, up and down the lineup (mostly down).  Should have gotten a shot to fill in at goalie to cement his legendary status.

    This, but unironically. Loved Begin, Bonk, and Johnson. Pretty sure I had a few conversations with Brian with me marveling at Dandenault's versatility (while he questioned his decision to have me write articles for the site.)

     

    Hate Bulis though. The original 2nd line tease.


  9. With news circulating that we could see playoff hockey in August, the formality of cancelling the NHL draft for it's original date has happened.

     

    BTW throw out the schedule for all critical dates. It will take some cooperation from the NHLPA but don't expect signing rights deadlines, qualifying offer deadlines, the opening of free agency, and (obviously) the draft to follow the usual plan.


  10. 21 minutes ago, Commandant said:

     

    The first Bruins playoff win in 45 years against the Habs was in 1988.  

    The Habs beat them in 1989

    The Bruins would beat them in the next four meetings... 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1994. 

     

    The Habs wouldn't get a series win over Boston in the 90s, taking the next series in 2002, then in 2004, and 2009, before losing in 2011, and winning again in 2014.

    I wouldn't have remembered 88. 89 would have been one of my first lasting memories. And the rest of the 90's don't matter when 93 happened :D


  11. I was aware mostly aware of Roy as a kid because my father was a Bruins fan and would loudly bemoan him any time Habs/Bruins got the national game. Nothing quite like my dad (gently) pushing me to like Bruins like Cam Neely only to see them get stoned by Saint Patrick moments later. Colorado eventually became my 2nd favourite team after The Trade til he retired. 

     

    Other than that the players that really caught my focus were Guy Carbonneau, Kirk Muller, Pavel Bure, and Wayne Gretzky.


  12. 21 hours ago, Trizzak said:

    #TeamTank update: No love from NJ, and Boston and Toronto both won their games so that's never nice. But the Rangers and Canucks gave us a bit of breathing room with their wins, and Anaheim has moved within striking distance of the Habs. Is fifth last a possibility?

     

    On Wednesday Chicago has another chance at passing the Habs with a win over the Sharks, and we want Winnipeg to beat Edmonton, Anaheim to beat St Louis, and the Rangers to beat Colorado. 

     

    Tank on, brothers.

    Ladies and gentlemen... 8th last. Chicago leapfrogs the Habs by a point with their win over the Sharks, and also have an extra game to play to try to extend that lead. Winnipeg and the Rangers both got points to more than likely distance themselves out of reach of Montreal (barring an epic collapse from either team.)


  13. #TeamTank update: No love from NJ, and Boston and Toronto both won their games so that's never nice. But the Rangers and Canucks gave us a bit of breathing room with their wins, and Anaheim has moved within striking distance of the Habs. Is fifth last a possibility?

     

    On Wednesday Chicago has another chance at passing the Habs with a win over the Sharks, and we want Winnipeg to beat Edmonton, Anaheim to beat St Louis, and the Rangers to beat Colorado. 

     

    Tank on, brothers.


  14. Habs pull the goalie for the extra man, so of course they revert to their good ol' method of setting up Weber from the point. 

     

    Julien: "Kirk, stop this. It isn't working."

    Muller: "But think about how great it would be if it did!"

    Julien: "But it's not! Everyone knows it's coming, they can defend it easily!"

    Muller: "Good. We have them right where we want them."

    Julien: "So we'll change strategy and take them by surprise?"

    Muller: "No. We'll keep doing the same strategy and take them by even more surprise! We're playing chess while they're playing poker!"

    Julien: "What?!?"

    Muller: "Bingo, that's a yahtzee!"

     

    ~fin~

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