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Trizzak

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  1. Petry giving us the full range of Canadiens hockey tonight.
  2. Gallagher and Drouin were in non-contact jerseys today. Byron was skating at full speed with a trainer. I wonder if Byron will do a conditioning stint in Laval? He wasn't playing his best hockey before the injury and could use the confidence boost against lower competition.
  3. What we know: 1. Kovalchuk was misused in LA and not given a chance to play in the role he was best suited for. 2. He wanted to go somewhere else to prove he deserved to play in that role. 3. He ultimately wants to play for a chance at a Cup. Montreal (a hockey media hotspot) was a team with dire need of scoring during an injury crisis, and could meet most of the criteria he had through opportunity, marketing, and an outside shot at a playoff run. While it might be jumping the gun to say a trade agreement was already put in place when he signed the contract, it's not unreasonable to say Montreal was the best place to rehabilitate his career, but would most likely fall short of his ultimate goal. It makes complete sense that he will want to be traded to a playoff bound team that will play him in the role he's best suited for. And it makes complete sense for Bergevin to trade him in a perfect "pump and dump" scenario. Thank you. *Jaded, conspiracy theorist Trizzak steps up to the mic* This is a publicity stunt! Everyone is in on it! Kovalchuk is like jingling keys meant to distract us from the poor season! You all bought it! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! You all bought it! Even my family, even my immediate family bought it! Every damn one of you was made fools of!
  4. Vaguely updated return timelines for Gallagher and Drouin. That Byron injury continues to be mysterious.
  5. Pierre Lebrun posted an article on the athletic summarizing what he thinks each team is thinking trade-wise coming out of the all-star break. https://theathletic.com/1556599/2020/01/24/lebrun-where-all-31-teams-stand-one-month-before-the-trade-deadline?source=shared-article The Habs mentions: Thompson is likely to be moved, Philly might be a good fit. Boston had interest in Kovalchuk, but trading assets to a division rival when they could have signed him for free is not a good look. Pittsburgh and Edmonton might like Tatar, but Pierre isn't sure Montreal would move him. He doesn't think Bergevin has an appetite for moving Petry this year, but notes Vegas might come calling. Scandella isn't listed anywhere in particular, which suggests to me that he would fall fairly far down the list of other teams' priorities on deadline day. Plenty more good stuff in there to extrapolate who could use what from Montreal. I recommend subscribing if you haven't.
  6. https://www.capfriendly.com/browse/free-agents Hall, Pietrangelo, and Holtby are the biggest names in their respective positions. But it doesn't matter... prized free agents don't sign in Montreal.
  7. 31 Thoughts podcast: Elliotte Friedman says that IF Petry becomes available, look for Vegas to be very interested in him. Edit: The two teams have a trading history, so the GMs are definitely comfortable hashing out a deal.
  8. The key to that is to instinctually hate everything about the Habs. Just wake up and decide, "Everyone sucks" and you too can find the motivation to be negative in every single thing you post here.
  9. All this shows is how starved Canadiens fans have been for a dynamic offensive forward since Kovalev, and probably even before him. But the best outlook for the future of this team is trading Kovalchuk at the trade deadline (assuming they are still reasonably out of the race by then.)
  10. Drouin is the only one with a clear timeline for returning, and he's not a guarantee for the first game back. Gallagher and Byron are both question marks.
  11. Kulak's goal was changed to Armia, so Joel ties his career high of 13 goals set last season.
  12. Coach's darling. If Lehkonen gets traded Claude might quit and try to follow him.
  13. It's the modern hockey strategy. Every team does it now.
  14. Chris Johnston on Saturday Headlines believes that Kovalchuk will be traded at the deadline for a draft pick, and it's really only a question of what round that draft pick will be.
  15. I agree. Even if it's a conditional pick, I think it goes as high as a 2nd rounder. I expect he'll be asked where he wants to go anyway, and I'd very much doubt his answer will be, "I'd rather stay."
  16. Kovalchuk: *signs for peanuts, plays with renewed energy, inspires teammates, scores at a PPG clip* Chris: "#### this waste of space, amirite?"
  17. Yes, but what about all the goals I think he should have scored? Checkmate, atheists.
  18. The powerplay units look lost when they see an aggressive pk.
  19. The comparable that hockey pundits have used is the Jake Muzzin trade from last year which was a 1st round pick, Sean Durzi (2nd round junior prospect), and Carl Grundstrom (2nd round AHL prospect.) Basically a 1st and two 2nds for an ~40 point, #3 defenceman with another year on his deal. That's the base line value for Petry. If Bergevin is offered less than that then there's no point in trading him this year. Winnipeg is almost assuredly on Petry's modified NTC list, but I could see them paying that price (if not a bit more) for Petry at the deadline.
  20. Players don't tank. Management does. I expect the players to try to win every game.
  21. Will Peca's last game as a Hab be the one where he scored on his own net?
  22. He has 3 stick penalties since December 1st. 0 since December 19th.
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