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Everything posted by zumpano21

  1. Alex Kovalev becomes an assistant coach in China

    Closest thing to a generational skater the Habs have had since Lafleur. Hes a funny guy though. If you asked him to define himself as a person, I’m not convinced hockey player would be the first thing he says.
  2. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    This is nailing it on the head. When end you look at it on paper, it doesn’t look that good. That says to me that we don’t fully understand what’s happening. This is a good thing though. Prior to this season, it was an unknown unknown when it comes to dramatically rethinking and improving roster construction. We have at least now realized that it is a known unknown. We know that there are others ways to improve a roster without doing the same thing that we’ve doing for a generation now. Advantage goes to the franchise that can figure out the “new” formula.
  3. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    To me it’s a strong link vs weak link phenomenon. Vegas has no weak link. They come at you in waves with no readily identifiable weakness. Montreal is a strong link team by contrast where we have Price in net and Weber on D but also an Alzner etc. The other thing that has to be mentioned is that strong link teams probably have a polarized dressing room. Guys like Price and Weber get way more attention and maybe perks from mgmt then guys like Froese etc. That is to say when a golden knight walks into the dressing room he sees 21 other guys or so that are just like him, get treated the same way (with the exception of maybe MAF), and he has no problems buying in to Gallant’s system. Can’t see it being the same in other dressing rooms.
  4. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    I don’t think anyone wanted Vegas competing for a cup from the outset. Competing for a playoff spot and making the first or second round - that makes sense. What we’re seeing is a collective misunderstanding of the game by the entire league. Most teams try to sign big time players and then plug whatever is left over with journeyman/borderline players. The Vegas formula debunks what the entire league has been emulating for years. If you’re not re-evaluating your entire approach to roster construction right now, your GM is failing.
  5. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Late to the party. I’m going to emphatically announce that Vegas’ success is a direct result of 30 GMs not understanding the game - despite being paid millions to do exactly that. Love the Peg but if Vegas wins it will basically dismantle the mythology behind the GM position.
  6. Would a "Canadiens Academy" make sense?

    The only thing that makes sense for the Habs is that hockey become priority #1 and not provincial politics.
  7. 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

    An event that needs no introduction! Welcome to the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery Thread. Wear your lucky jerseys and hats because we're gonna need it more than Bergevin needs job security. As a reminder, our Habs have a 9.5% chance of nabbing the next big thing - Rasmus Dahlin. No official time announced yet but look for something around 3PM ET to matchup with the Bruins - Lightning Game 1.
  8. 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

    What about trading down to get Boqvist at 5 with AZ? In return, we ask for their 2nd maybe 3rd rounder?
  9. 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

    Any chance we just take Boqvist? ahhh... probably not
  10. 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

    Yeah but a win translates to Dahlin which is essentially Tavares bait.
  11. 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

    That was the best thing that happened all season long!
  12. 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

    Holy shot!!!!
  13. D. Ducharme Hired

    I like it.
  14. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Watching the Knights play the sharks. Reminds me of that scene in Alien after the crew dismantles Ash and then Ripley probes him for information. Ash: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
  15. Fire Bergevin

    Just listened to the interview. There should be a Melnick bobble head night next year!
  16. Fire Bergevin

    Can someone make a timeline of what happened today? Maybe add some highlights of the interview. Cant let this stuff fade away. I wonder if Boomer over on NHL radio would like to hear about this?
  17. Fire Bergevin

    He should be removed immediately. Sounds more like a politician than a hockey guy.
  18. 2018 draft thread

    In other words - come April 28 - all of you HW faithful better wear your lucky hat and jersey, and be prepared to do a little dance because it's raining Dahlin for the next 18 years!
  19. 2018 draft thread

    It’s an interesting dilemma as we have no shortage of good wingers. I really have zero interest in grabbing a top 6 winger. Has anyone started doing random superstitious things for the draft lottery or is it just me?
  20. 2018 draft thread

    Let’s say we get 3rd overall. Do we trade down?
  21. Habs Sign Jake Evans to 2yr ELC

    What’s his projection as an NHLer?
  22. Habs vs Leafs - 7:00 EST

    Left handed. There should definitely be a draft lottery thread/party. I expect a big turnout.
  23. Habs vs Leafs - 7:00 EST

    I would say that operation tank has been fairly successful regardless of where we end up tonight. Our job of hoping for disaster every night is pretty much done. Its now time for the disaster artist to pull the Lazarus move and resurrect this franchise.
  24. Habs vs Leafs - 7:00 EST

    Go Yotes!
  25. Det 4 - Cbj 1