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Peter Puck

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About Peter Puck

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  • Birthday 09/10/1960

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    Kingston, Ontario
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    Habs Bio: I was a Leafs fan and a Habs fan until I turned 6 in 1967 and they met in the cup final. After agonizing over the decision I decided to follow the Habs and drop the Leafs. A decision I regretted 6 games later but which seems to have turned out okay in the long run. :)

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  1. Stuff moved from the Rumour thread that isn't rumours

    I see lots of people demanding MB make more changes since he hasn't really improved the roster this much off-season. I'm confident MB is trying but I don't see a lot of good options. Signing Gardiner to a 3 or 4 year deal would be great but it seems clear that either Gardiner is too injured or that he is too wedded to Toronto or insisting on a long term deal. I don't want to overpay him just so we can say we improved this off-season. I'd rather go through another season like last year and wait for the kids to improve. I think the team is on a good track for the first time in many years. The best option might be to wait and plan to push for the cup in 2 or 3 years. We have the prospect pool and the cap space for this to be a viable approach. I also think that MB might make some deals in the next month with one (or more) or the teams struggling to deal with the cap.
  2. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    This is exactly right. Don't waste your times reading his columns. There is so much about the NHL he doesn't understand.
  3. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    I don't see any way in which this doesn't improve our standing with Aho. For one thing it creates a rift (possibly a small one possible larger) between Aho and Carolina's management. It also guarantees that Aho will be a UFA in 5 years. Of course, Aho may not sign here but there is just no way that his attitude toward the Habs hasn't improved because of the offer sheet. This has nothing to do with Crosby nor fans guesses about his intentions.
  4. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    One thing about this offer: maybe it increases the chances that Aho signs with us in 5 years.
  5. The athletic

    I just signed up. They had a sale going: 1st year at half price.
  6. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    I don't see any real downside to the offer sheet for us. Note that it wasn't made until after all the UFAs we wanted were gone. So by now tying up 8 million in cap space for a week doesn't hurt us. We can still sign Gardiner or make a trade taking on some significant cap or a bad contract. Plus I wonder if Philadelphia might be more likely to trade us one of their Dmen seeing as we've announced we are willing to give offer sheets. Even if Carolina matches we've pushed up the cost for bunch of other teams to resign their own RFAs. Maybe offering more would have been better but we already have some people complaining the 3 picks were too much. Also we do need to say some space to try to get a left D.
  7. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    I dont know what people expect. He went after Duchene. He tried to get Lee. He is trying to get Aho. Should he offer 7x 9.5 for Lee. There are only a few suitable free agents for us. If those guys won't sign here I don't know what MB can do.
  8. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    I don't see much downside. Yes we will have to wait a week and they will probably match but what great free agents are we missing out on while we wait. Plus I figure this forces Carolina to trade some players to afford Aho year.
  9. Habs sign Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

    They have 7 days and will take them all
  10. Free Agent Frenzy

    Wow. Love this move. Much better than chasing Lee. Would rather have gone after a young Defenceman.
  11. Free Agent Frenzy

    I'm expecting CBJ to overpay for one or two players.
  12. Subban traded to Nashville

    I'm pretty sure that if say 10 GMs feel he is one of the best 5 Dman in the league that Nashville could have gotten more. After all everyone is expecting Gardener to sign for 7 million. Or maybe I am wrong about what Gardener will get.
  13. Subban traded to Nashville

    I hated the trade when it happened. The almost universal consensus was that Weber would deteriorate while Subban would continue to blossom. I don't think either of these things happened and I think the recent trade is being viewed by fans as incontrovertible proof that Subban play has deteriorated. Of course Nashville's cap situation must be taken into account but I do believe the low return shows that other GMs dont see PK as a Norris level defenceman anymore. This shows that the early simplistic analyses of the original trade were wrong. An argument can still be made that Nashville "won" the original trade but that argument has to be a lot more sophisticated now. For myself, I now feel that this was a good trade for the Habs. If Nashville ends up with a recapture penalty it could end up really hurting them.
  14. Who do the Habs take in the 2019 draft?

    Well done. I did see Sportsnet using lastwordonhockey quotes.
  15. Looking back on the 2019 season

    Well regardless of how close to the cap they are, I prefer the Habs to some random scalper leeching off the team.