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  1. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Kotkaniemi will play at the 4 Nations Cup next weekend. Ylonen won't be there but he's expected to suit up in his first preseason game next week.
  2. The Habs will have a new English play-by-play voice on TV next season as John Bartlett is leaving TSN to go back to Sportsnet where he will replace Paul Romanuk as Toronto's regional voice as well as calling some Saturday night games. It will be interesting to see if Dan Robertson moves over from the radio booth or if they bring someone else in. (It'd be nice for TSN to add the Habs to the rotation for Chris Cuthbert and Gord Miller but I'm not holding out hope of that happening.)
  3. He had a reasonable coaching resume to that point - two years as an AHL assistant and then the next three in Colorado as an assistant. The logical next step for him was as an AHL head coach. There was a good non-buddy argument to be made to hire Lefebvre. (Unfortunately, things didn't go well and they held onto him way too long.)
  4. Cunneyworth's lone season in Hamilton was quite the good one - he always has been a good AHL coach. It's unfortunate that the mess he took on with the Habs (including getting thrown under the bus about the same time he was hired) has tainted what had been a pretty good coaching career to that point.
  5. After failing to land an NHL coaching job this summer (which should come as a surprise to precisely no one that has been paying attention these last few years despite some in the local media saying he was up for multiple posts), Sylvain Lefebvre has accepted an assistant coach position with San Diego of the AHL.
  6. With all of the changes in Laval, I've done a rundown of all the newcomers and departures. Newcomers: http://www.habsworld.net/2018/08/rocket-rundown-the-newcomers/ Departures: http://www.habsworld.net/2018/08/rocket-rundown-the-departures/
  7. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    For anyone interested in what the August college free agent market looks like, here's a rundown of the players set to be available later this week: https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2018/08/previewing-the-august-college-free-agent-market.html
  8. 2018 HW NFL Pool

    Sounds good. It'll be a while before registration for that opens up but I'll make sure your invite goes out for that one.
  9. Max Pacioretty Watch

    They've had very quick contract talks as well. Price's extension came together quite quickly, so did new deals for Drouin, Shaw, and Domi upon being acquired. (Drouin's, in particular, was a pretty pricey contract.) If the report of them wanting to move him ASAP is true, I don't think it's a matter of extension talks going sour over money but rather a decision that management has no desire to see him stay in Montreal which is something entirely different than squabbling over how much to pay him.
  10. Max Pacioretty Watch

    I have a hard time believing that the team, that rarely leaks anything, decided to leak this and hurt their leverage in a trade. This feels like something his agent, who's known for doing stuff like this, did.
  11. 2018 HW NFL Pool

    Thanks for letting me know. Are you still doing to be doing the SK league when it opens up next month?
  12. The Official CFL Thread

    Well, that debut was a memorable one for all the wrong reasons. Hopefully, ownership won't be interfering with lineup composition anymore (there's no way an experienced coach would put a new QB in after four practices - this felt like a PR stunt to sell tickets above all else).
  13. Why will you watch the 2018-19 Habs?

    I think there's a chance that #1 happens but I'm skeptical of the others. A good year for Scherbak will be simply to stay in the lineup - if he can put up the numbers that Hudon did last year (72 GP, 10-20-30), I think management would be quite content. Domi's going to play the wing by all accounts so he won't be an answer down the middle. There's an outside shot Lehkonen could pop 25 but he's behind Pacioretty and Domi on the depth chart as things stand. That puts him on a line probably with Plekanec so the scoring chances won't be plentiful.
  14. Why will you watch the 2018-19 Habs?

    They have a European Assignment Clause that they can activate if they're not up in the NHL by a specific time. It doesn't necessarily guarantee them an NHL opportunity though.
  15. Yannick Veilleux won't be back after spending the last two years with the team. He signed with Rochester.