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Peter Puck

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  1. I'm not convinced that there is such a thing as clutch players but if you do believe in it then Price has to be one of the best clutch players around. His performance in elimination games in the playoffs and olympics recently is unparalleled. I definitely think he is worth 10 million a year. Plus I don't know how we are supposed to acquire this mythical 8 million dollar forward except by trading Price.

  2. 10th Annual HabsWorld season prediction contest.

    Hall of Fame:

    2006-2007 Jean won with a prediction of 92 points when the Habs finished the year with 90 pts. If only we could have won that last game.

    2007-2008 Adirondack Bud exactly predicted our final total of 104 pts.

    2008-2009 Zowpeb won by predicting a strong start followed by a slower 2nd half ending with 99 points. The Habs finished the season in 8th place with 93 points. On September 22, 2008 Zowpeb predicted "I think we'll see a rough patch just past the mid-year point..." Wow!

    2009-2010 Joelassister correctly predicted the Habs would finish with 88 points.
    Honourable mention to kaos who predicted a season record of 39-34-9 (87 pts) while the Habs finished 39-33-10.

    2010-2011 Chips produced the all time best prediction. His preseason prediction of 44-30-8 for 96 pts 6th in the East, 14th in the NHL was exactly correct in every aspect. That amazing feat will be hard to duplicate.
    Honourable mentions went to Seb whose excellent prediction of 44-30-8 for 96 pts. 5th in east, 13th in NHL came up just short; and to Peter Puck who also correctly predicted the Habs would finish with 96 points.

    2011-2012 sakiqc
    Our fearless leader won with his prediction of 37-34-11 for 85 points. The Habs record was 31-35-16 for 78 points.
    Honourable mention went to Habsfan who correctly predicted that the Habs would score 212 goals.

    2012-2013 illWill won by predicting the Habs would finish with a record of 27-16-5 for 59 points.
    The Habs finished 29-14-5 for 63 points.
    Honourable mention to PMAC and to former champion Chips who both predicted the Habs to finish with 58 points.

    2013-2014 Meller93 exactly predicted the Habs final record 46-28-5-3.
    Honourable mention to thehabbit who correctly predicted the Habs final point total and just missed getting their record exactly right.

    2013-2014 nihliz predicted 50-23-5-4 for 109 points. In fact the Habs finished the season 50-22-5-5 for 110 points. Honourable mentions went to nhfarber who predicted 49-23-4-6 for 108 points and to sakiqc who predicted 51-26-1-4 for 107 points


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    2015-2016 edition


    Same rules as last season.

    Predict
    a) what the Habs regular season record will be: wins-losses-OTL-SOL
    b) in what place in the Atlantic Division the Habs will finish
    c) in what place in the league the Habs will finish
    d) the total number of goals the Habs will score this season (including 1 goal per shootout win).

    The winner will be based upon the most accurate prediction of the Habs final points, then most accurate record prediction. The latter three predictions will be used successively to break ties.

    Don't forget to separate overtime losses and shootout losses.

    Entries due before puck drop on Wednesday Oct 7.

  3. If you have Rogers, there is a promotion on with the super sports pack(centre ice, mlb, basketball). You get the first 3 months free. It's $35 a month after that. So your basically getting centre ice plus, for around $100.00 instead of $200.00

    Are you sure about this Stogey? It would be about $100 bucks if you get 3 months free and then 3 more months but my experience leads me to suspect that you will have to sign up for a minimum of 1 year. So you'd get 3 free months and then have to pay for 9 more.

  4. I think they will send Tokarski down. Extremely unlikely he'll be claimed. Then you have Budaj as your backup playing a few games. If Price gets hurt they can call up Tokarski and use whoever looks better.

    Budaj is better suited to being in the dressing room and not playing. Tokarski benefits more from playing for Hamilton.

    The only thing pointing the other way is the incredible number of back-to-back games we have this season.

  5. 9th Annual HabsWorld season prediction contest.

    Hall of Fame:

    2006-2007 Jean won with a prediction of 92 points when the Habs finished the year with 90 pts. If only we could have won that last game.

    2007-2008 Adirondack Bud exactly predicted our final total of 104 pts.

    2008-2009 Zowpeb won by predicting a strong start followed by a slower 2nd half ending with 99 points. The Habs finished the season in 8th place with 93 points. On September 22, 2008 Zowpeb predicted "I think we'll see a rough patch just past the mid-year point..." Wow!

    2009-2010 Joelassister correctly predicted the Habs would finish with 88 points.
    Honourable mention to kaos who predicted a season record of 39-34-9 (87 pts) while the Habs finished 39-33-10.

    2010-2011 Chips produced the all time best prediction. His preseason prediction of 44-30-8 for 96 pts 6th in the East, 14th in the NHL was exactly correct in every aspect. That amazing feat will be hard to duplicate.
    Honourable mentions went to Seb whose excellent prediction of 44-30-8 for 96 pts. 5th in east, 13th in NHL came up just short; and to Peter Puck who also correctly predicted the Habs would finish with 96 points.

    2011-2012 sakiqc
    Our fearless leader won with his prediction of 37-34-11 for 85 points. The Habs record was 31-35-16 for 78 points.
    Honourable mention went to Habsfan who correctly predicted that the Habs would score 212 goals.

    2012-2013 illWill won by predicting the Habs would finish with a record of 27-16-5 for 59 points.
    The Habs finished 29-14-5 for 63 points.
    Honourable mention to PMAC and to former champion Chips who both predicted the Habs to finish with 58 points.

    2013-2014 Meller93 exactly predicted the Habs final record 46-28-5-3.
    Honourable mention to thehabbit who correctly predicted the Habs final point total and just missed getting their record exactly right.

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    2014-2015 edition

    Predict
    a) what the Habs regular season record will be: wins-losses-OTL-SOL
    b) in what place in the Atlantic Division the Habs will finish
    c) in what place in the league the Habs will finish
    d) the total number of goals the Habs will score this season (including 1 goal per shootout win).

    The winner will be based upon the most accurate prediction of the Habs final points, then most accurate record prediction. The latter three predictions will be used successively to break ties.

    Don't forget to separate overtime losses and shootout losses.

    Entries due before puck drop on Wednesday Oct 8.

    Good Luck!

  6. A while ago, I ran some numbers to look at the cost of the bridge deal relative to what we were projecting Subban's next contract to be. As it turns out, both my estimate of his deal and the projections of the cap down the road were off a fair bit so I re-ran the numbers. The end result didn't change much though with regards to the 'cost' of the bridge contract. http://www.habsworld.net/article.php?id=3471

    Just want to say what an excellent article this is. I really appreciate a rational analysis.

  7. 46-28-5-3 for 100 pts.

    3rd Atlantic

    9th in the league

    249 goals

    Wait, didn't habbit have the final two as 4-4 and meller as 5-3? Wouldn't that make meller the winner?

    Ahhh.. Whoops, huzer is right I confused the two entries. Meller93 got the record exactly right (46-28-5-3). thehabbit predicted 46-28-4-4 which is damn close.

    Meller93 is the real winner. A thousand apologies (especially to thehabbit and Meller93). Mea culpa. (thanks to huzer for pointing out my error)

    When I think how close we came to burning thehabbit rather than Meller93 my hair stands on end.

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  8. Well only one game left and it will decide who wins the prediction contest.

    The Habs currently have a record of 45-28-5-3 for 98 points and sit 3rd in the Atlantic Division and 10th in the league.

    We will finish either 2nd or 3rd in the division and anywhere from 8th to 11th in the league.

    This year's predictions were especially good with 7 (out of 18) HW members predicting either 98, 99 or 100 points.

    If the Habs win tonight they will finish with 100 points.

    Meller93, thehabbit and nhfarber all predicted 100 points. But any type of win tonight will mean that thehabbit's predicted season record

    of 46-28-5-3 is exactly correct.

    If the habs gain only 1 point tongiht, our winner will be Neech who is the only one to predict 99 points.

    Another loss means the Habs will finish with 98 points, a total predicted by Habsfan84, Chips and *Peter Puck*.

    Either Habsfan84 or Chips will win if they Habs finish at 98. The winner will depend on where the Habs finish in the leaguewide standings.

    Habsfan84 predicted 11th and Chips predicted 8th. Whichever of these predictions is closer will win.

    Good luck.

    P.P.

  9. What is Therrien thinking????

    We had a faceoff in the Preds zone with 72 seconds left but he won't pull Price until we gain control???

    Of course, the faceoff was scrummed and the puck fought for along the board for 10 seconds before Nashville got it and cleared the zone. We never got control of the puck in their zone for the rest of the game. Even if we lose the faceoff with 72 seconds left we still are better off with 6 skaters.

  10. Interesting post but why not looking in a different way? Did Colorado make a mistake from a gambler perspective? I really don't think so. It was a worth bet, I could argue that the chance of a superstar rookie not living up to his expectations is just 20%. You have a 80% chance of success. Who wouldn't take this bet? 80% chance to win and 20% to loose. Not bad, huh? Yes, the loss in monetary terms is pretty bad because you are going to be overpaying a bust for many years but then you could pretty much nail it and save up along the way. 

     

    Ovechkin, Kane, Crosby and Malkin. All of them are paid what they deserve. You look at Statsny and you see a point out of the curve, an aberration.  

     

     

    Sure you might win 80% of the time.  But when you win you save maybe 2 million per year for 8 years but when you lose you could be losing 8 million a year for 8 years.  So its a lot closer than is sounds when you say you win 80% of the time. 

     

    I prefer always using a bridge contract.  In the end you have your player locked up longer if you want them,  You have to pay for this but I'd rather have players getting what they are worth than have

    4 guys 25% under paid and 1 guy vastly over paid.

  11. 8th Annual HabsWorld season prediction contest.

    Hall of Fame:

    2006-2007 Jean won with a prediction of 92 points when the Habs finished the year with 90 pts. If only we could have won that last game.

    2007-2008 Adirondack Bud exactly predicted our final total of 104 pts.

    2008-2009 Zowpeb won by predicting a strong start followed by a slower 2nd half ending with 99 points. The Habs finished the season in 8th place with 93 points. On September 22, 2008 Zowpeb predicted "I think we'll see a rough patch just past the mid-year point..." Wow!

    2009-2010 Joelassister correctly predicted the Habs would finish with 88 points.

    Honourable mention to kaos who predicted a season record of 39-34-9 (87 pts) while the Habs finished 39-33-10.

    2010-2011 Chips produced the all time best prediction. His preseason prediction of 44-30-8 for 96 pts 6th in the East, 14th in the NHL was exactly correct in every aspect. That amazing feat will be hard to duplicate.

    Honourable mentions went to Seb whose excellent prediction of 44-30-8 for 96 pts. 5th in east, 13th in NHL came up just short; and to Peter Puck who also correctly predicted the Habs would finish with 96 points.

    2011-2012 sakiqc
    Our fearless leader won with his prediction of 37-34-11 for 85 points. The Habs record was 31-35-16 for 78 points.
    Honourable mention went to Habsfan who correctly predicted that the Habs would score 212 goals.

    2012-2013 illWill won by predicting the Habs would finish with a record of 27-16-5 for 59 points.

    The Habs finished 29-14-5 for 63 points.

    Honourable mention to PMAC and to former champion Chips who both predicted the Habs to finish with 58 points.

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    2013-2014 edition

    Predict
    a) what the Habs regular season record will be: wins-losses-OTL-SOL
    b) in what place in the Atlantic Division the Habs will finish

    c) in what place in the league the Habs will finish
    d) the total number of goals the Habs will score this season (including 1 goal per shootout win).

    The winner will be based upon the most accurate prediction of the Habs final points, then most accurate record prediction. The latter three predictions will be used successively to break ties.

    Don't forget to separate overtime losses and shoutout losses.

    Good Luck!

  12. Not a good fit. Would have been a good fit back when he was a UFA. We offered more money and he turned us down.

    The potential buyout option I'm mildly interested in would be Dany Heatley. He's pretty much in Alex Kovalev in New York mode at this point in his career, a slowing down superstar who needs a recharge. Minnesota will likely buy him out in order to pay for other players. That said he's still going to command some hard cash and I doubt we want to pay that. Just the idea of Heater in a Habs sweater scoring on the Senators feels pretty good. I'd be more interested in a guy like Latendresse as a reclamation project.

    I think Heatley is injured and won't be eligible for a buyout. The buyout window will close on July 5 so its doubtful he will recover in time.

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