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Peter Puck

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  1. 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.
  2. Man this is an important period coming up. Lose this and we will be in trouble. Win it and I think we take the series.
  3. 7th 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
  4. Congratulations, although they barely got those 13 points in the last 18 games.
  5. Well the have scored 145 so far. Where's our division championship?
  6. Yes but buying Gomez out a year early doesn't change this. He won't be on the 2013-2014 cap in either case.
  7. Don't we have plenty of room under next years cap right now? I don't see how using an accelerated compliance buyout affects Subban's contract at all (provided we send Gomez home for the year).
  8. Can you imagine the fuss if this happens and we finish 9th 2 points behind NJ? I really wonder if it is worth the risk to buy him out now rather than just send him home as planned. Maybe he'll sign in the West?
  9. One of the rules with a compliance buyout is that the player cannot play for the team buying him out for at least 1 year. We can't sign him and we can't trade for him until that year waiting period is over. Maybe the accelerated buyout means we can get him back a year earlier than if we compliance buy him out in the summer?
  10. There seems to be a lot of confusion here. The new accelerated buy out doesn't really help the Habs at only - only Gomez (and Redden). It has no effect on our cap hit either this year or next. We get the same cap hit as we were going to get by sending him home for the year. We pay him exactly the same salary as we would have by sending hi home. I see only 3 differences: 1) Gomez gets to play for some other (NHL?) team. 2) and so might well end up improving one of our opponents (and playing well against us) 3) We get access to one of our 50 roster spots 6 months early. I'm not sur
  11. 7th 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
  12. I predict they will introduce 3 on 3 hockey in the overtime. Possibly by adding 5 minutes of 3 on 3 after 5 minutes of 4 on 4. Just like last time, the league will want to add some new and exciting aspect to bring the fans back. For the same reason we might see the introduction of some kind of coaches challenge. I don't think this will happen, but I would like to see scrapped the rule imposing an automatic delay of game for shooting pucks over the glass.
  13. These guys are giving profs a bad name. There are lots of intelligent and interesting ways you can analyze a team and/or a coach. This is not one of them. Thinking that anything intelligent can be uncovered by examining what a coach said in his first press conference is just ridiculous. There is no real reason to belive that what a coach says is what he thinks. The coach is trying to make a good first impression with the media, with the fans and with all the players. He is trying to motivate the stars and the journeymen. Maybe he believes Price is overrated, Kaberle is washed up or
  14. Great. I'm glad to lock him up for a couple of years. Bergevin seems to be progressing through the contracts well.
  15. I don't dispute that tampering occurs. But the statements I bolded are both wrong. Gainey was allowed to tell Gorges that we are interested in Cammalleri. Both Gainey and Gorges were Habs employees and they are within their rights to discuss what players to target to improve the team. But if Gorges passes this info on to Cammalleri before Cammi is a free agent then Gorges and the Habs are guilty of tampering. The rules are explicit that players are not allowed to tell other players under contract about potential interest. It probably happens but it is explicitly against the tampering ru
  16. Doesn't the Price arbitration guarantee us a 2nd window to buy out Gomez? I don't want to buy him out but if the Habs do, I'd rather do it later when we have as much info as possible about UFAs and possibly the new CBA.
  17. Wow, dlbair that really is very impressive. Good work! I (like everyone else) am very pleased and surprised at how well the Habs made out. I heard Timmons really liked Nystrom whom he saw when he went to scout Samuelsson.
  18. Too late. What will happen to me? I've had all my shots.
  19. This is great. I'm sure Murray was not our guy. Timmons gets to pick his guy. I'm hoping for Galchenyuk but I'm happy with whoever Timmons chooses.
  20. I agree. Forsberg is a safe pick. If Yakupov and Galchenyuk are both gone when we make our pick, I think we'll chose one of the defencemen. I'd rather swing for the fences and take Grigorenko. I'd be willing to risk him busting and many fans feel that way. But Timmons doesn't have that luxury. If our pick ends up being anything less than good, then people will be saying we blew it for the next 15 years. For this reason, I think we'll be making a safe pick. To me that means Yakupov, Gachenyuk, Forsberg or a Dman.
  21. I think Ellis and Tinordi have looked great in this tournament. Bournival has been pretty good too. Beaulieu has struggled especially in his coverage in his own end. Its only 4 games so I don'twant to read too much into this tournament. Many people are comforting themselves with the fact that Subban had similar deficiencies in his game at Beaulieu's age. But Subban's progression was incredibly rapid and is very unusual (essentially unique). The chances that Beaulieu improves at the same rate are practically zero. I think Beaulieu will be a good player but his growth is more likely goin
  22. My point is that Dudley is viewed as an elite judge of talent. No we are not hiring him as an amateur scout. But there is a reason Toronto is so worried about him jumping to the Habs before the draft. He has been directly involved with their amateur scouting and has been extensively scouting top amateur prospects. This is why his opinions will be a valuable addition to those of Timmins'. These two guys go back a long way and have a lot of respect for each others' opinions.
  23. http://www.thespec.c...ft-implications Quote: Primarily, Dudley has been deeply enmeshed in Toronto’s draft plans and has extensively scouted all the top prospects, including Nail Yakupov, Mikhail Grigorenko, Alex Galchenyuk and Filip Forsberg.
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