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  1. Nate Thompson re-signs

    Back in junior and in the AHL, Weal was a major power play threat. He actually was decent on the man advantage.
  2. Nate Thompson re-signs

    I like this deal. He was a pretty good fit on the fourth line and he provides some cheap insurance for the penalty kill and at the faceoff dot. If he can take a bit of the faceoff pressure off Danault as he did down the stretch, that would be nice.
  3. 2019 HW Playoff Pool

    Don't forget to submit your picks for round 2. If you haven't joined up yet, you still can.
  4. Injury news

    Minor knee surgery for Kotkaniemi - that'll put an end to the idea of him playing at the Worlds. https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/medical-update---jesperi-kotkaniemi/c-306975832
  5. He's shown himself to be streaky at contract time. He did well in 2016-17 to get the two-year deal from the Flyers, then proceeded to play like a fringe player for most of that deal with the exception of his time in Montreal. I like him and I'd be up for re-signing him but I suspect 'regular Weal' won't be as good as the 'contract Weal' we've seen down the stretch.
  6. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Despite the 5 points for McShane, Ottawa still leads the series 2-0.
  7. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    You got your wish. With all of these contenders going down, who is the favourite to win the Cup at this point?
  8. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Duchene has spent a good chunk of time on the wing in his career. I could see him taking faceoffs and then swapping spots with Domi who would remain the defacto centre on the line then. Marner will get more than $10 million and given Bergevin's recent comments about not wanting to risk unprotected first rounders in an offer sheet, they won't be going that route (at least for top-end guys).
  9. Christian Folin re-signs

    I forgot about Philly retaining as it didn't make a lot of sense on the surface so I sort of wiped that from memory. The Habs know Alzner can clear waivers so they've probably already written him off for next season. Why keep him as the 23rd guy on the roster when you can waive him and keep some other fringe guy that you're not sure would make it through unclaimed?
  10. Christian Folin re-signs

    Not a bad deal. He gets a bit of a raise and the Habs get some cheap insurance. It's interesting - Julien didn't want to play him at first after the trade but when he went in, he never came out.
  11. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    We're still in April and we have preseason news already. The Habs and Panthers will play in the annual Hockeyville game which will take place on September 18th in Renous, New Brunswick. Good news, that's one game that will likely be nationally televised.
  12. Injury news

    The report was from someone that has a spotty track record when it comes to these things. All the other commentary surrounding it was based on that one report.
  13. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    It'll be the second year in a row that a Montreal prospect is the third-stringer after Lindgren had that role last time.
  14. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    They did wind up sitting some guys in the end. Vasilevskiy sat 2 of the last 3 (including the Montreal game) while Point sat the last game as well. (Plus Hedman and Stralman who were hurt which limited their ability to rest someone like McDonagh.)
  15. Habs Salary Cap Info and FAQ's

    A random Sunday night note - Victor Mete reached $150,000 of his games played bonuses this season. Unless there's a GP bonus in Jesperi Kotkaniemi's deal that I don't know about (I don't have the details on all of his bonus structure but the Class B bonuses are usually for higher-end production), I don't think he hit any as he came up short on all of his Class A bonuses though he could still get $212,500 for a spot on the All-Rookie team.