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Everything posted by Trizzak

  1. Columbus is suffocating the Habs out there. It's a road game 2 goal lead played to perfection, unfortunately. Edit: I share a brain with Arpon Basu:
  2. There is a certain kind of cruelty in making a fully fledged member of Team Tank The Season make so many Game Day Threads in a row. I am lodging a formal protest to dlbalr on this grievous punishment. Now as we all know, Brian is a brutish, sadistic fiend whose sole joy in life is causing us misery. But if we stand together we can end this draconian practice of winning-streak GDTs for Team Tank members, so WHO IS WITH ME?!
  3. If any team offers an unconditional 2nd round pick you take it and run.
  4. Price gets a shutout (passing Dryden for 3rd all time for the Habs) but doesn't get one of the stars of the game. Almost assuredly playing tomorrow with that light a workload today.
  5. Me with my huge wrinkly brain: Start Lindgren for the 3rd period.
  6. I can see them adopting that policy when Seattle joins the league and the teams even out, but it might also be a scheduling nightmare.
  7. Too many injuries then, and Suzuki wasn't as proven as he is now.
  8. I don't know how Weber can let Huberdeau behind him on that powerplay. Caught watching the shorthanded chance?
  9. I am legitimately shocked, and I think I am being personally punished for my hubris. Poehling scratched, Weal in on the 3rd line. Cousins to the 4th.
  10. Probably the same lines as last game because the team won and Julien wouldn't change lines after a win even at gunpoint. "Just switch Poehling and Cousins, Claude! I'm begging you. Do it or I'll shoot." *Julien steps forward so the gun barrel presses into his forehead* "Then shoot true. This lineup will stand forever. Vive la formation!"
  11. Eichel was p i s s e d after the Habs scored the empty netter. He must feel all alone on that roster - worse than McDavid ever did in Edmonton for sure.
  12. Clearly a late blooming player who rises higher against elite competition.
  13. Buffalo fans are so fed up that this has almost become a home game for the Habs.
  14. Absolutely. I counter with putting Suzuki beside Gallagher's compete level and leadership.
  15. I didn't like Julien going back to the old familiar first line. I thought they should keep Kovalchuk with Tatar and Danault, and move Gallagher to the 2nd line to get it going. I am okay with the decision now.
  16. Well they definitely played most of that period like a flu bug is tearing through the dressing room.
  17. Your kinks are your own, but please keep things family friendly on the forum. 😶
  18. https://wgr550.radio.com/media/audio-channel/1-29-caller-duanes-sabres-rant Things going well in Buffalo.
  19. ^ Just shouting out the pacific start time for my west coasters. Confirmed Habs lines: Tatar - Danault - Gallagher Kovalchuk - Suzuki - Armia Cousins - Domi - Lehkonen Poehling - Thompson - Weise Chiarot - Weber Kulak - Petry Scandella - Mete Price
  20. There has been a ton of recent debate in the Habs fandom and media about the centre position. This seems to be coming mostly from Suzuki taking the 2nd line C spot from Domi, but also with Poehling playing wing beside Kotkaniemi. I reckon that some of these current lineup decisions aren't considered ideal by the coaching staff and management, but instead have been forced on them by the injuries. We'll definitely learn a lot more about what the staff think of who belongs where when Gallagher and Drouin (and Byron) return, but there are some serious questions about the long term placement of some guys: Is Domi a center or winger? Is Suzuki a center or winger? Is Kotkaniemi going to be more than a 3C? Is Danault worth signing long term? What is Poehling? What is your opinion on the best way of getting the most out of the centers currently within the organization? ------------------------- Personally, when the lineup is mostly healthy, I would send both Kotkaniemi and Poehling down to Laval as 1C and 2C respectively and try to push that team into the playoffs. They both aren't well served playing 3rd line minutes in Montreal right now. Go learn how to be a star players... the Habs need some. For the Habs I'd run Danault, Domi, Suzuki, and Thompson/Weal for the rest of the year. Maybe call up Evans for the 4th line since he's earned a cup of coffee and will top out as a bottom 6 forward anyway. Counter to Kotkaniemi, I think Suzuki would be well served playing with defensively responsible linemates like Armia and Lehkonen. We know Suzuki has the offensive chops for the top 6 moving forward, but we don't know that Kotkaniemi does. Nick will make a better argument for a center option moving forward if he improves defensively, and can still get his offensive minutes on the powerplay.
  21. Paraphrased from Friedman's 31 Thoughts blog: the Canadiens message is they aren't interested in trading for rentals, and they likely won't do a ton of trading by the deadline. They want to be in the playoff race next year, so trading guys like Tatar and Petry is unlikely without a stupid good trade offer.
  22. Forgot to type this out earlier, but during one of the intermission segments Lebrun noted that the Caps are doing their homework on Nate Thompson and Trevor Lewis to see who would fit best as a depth acquisition for their playoff run. Their GM has trade deadline history with both teams; getting Hagelin from LA last season, and key acquisition to their cup winning team (🙄🙄🙄) Jakub Jerabek from Montreal the year prior.
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