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  1. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I'm not. He was dreadful even in the minors and he left the team midseason; I'm not sure he's even with the team for the playoffs. They went and added Dustin Tokarski in a post-NHL trade deadline loan to replace him. I wouldn't be shocked if his career is over.
  2. 2019 Memorial Cup

    Yeah, we've had this as a thread in the past. I usually waited until closer to the tournament to get it going (we don't even know yet if Fonstad's in) but it's definitely worth its own thread. I'll have a StatTracker on the site as well.
  3. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    He got it.
  4. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Single-season OHL playoff scoring leaders since 2010: Connor McDavid 2015 - 49 PTS (20 GP) Mitch Marner 2016 - 44 PTS (18 GP) Nick Suzuki 2019 - 42 PTS (24 GP) Mark Scheifele 2013 - 41 PTS (21 GP) Matthew Tkachuk 2016 - 40 PTS (18 GP) Alex DeBrincat 2017 - 38 PTS (22 GP) Not bad company to be in...
  5. POLL: How do you feel about the future?

    Goalies don't develop as fast as skaters do in the AHL. Even if he was to dominate the AHL next season (a very unlikely scenario in my opinion), they'd simply keep him down there for another year or two. Goalies usually need two-to-three years at a minimum (most get four years of waiver exemption) so we're a long ways away from a goalie controversy. They're probably going to limit his games played next season - he won't jump from the mid-30's to mid-50's, especially with McNiven still in the fold and the number of back-to-backs. That in itself will give them a reason to have him for a second full year in Laval to up his games played and then in year three, they'll rationalize that 50+ AHL games is better than half of that or less in the NHL. By then, Price is entering the back half of his contract which creates an opportunity for Primeau to ease into the NHL for a year or two.
  6. Habs sign Finnish Dman Otto Leskinen.

    A scouting report: https://dobberprospects.com/player/otto-leskinen/
  7. Habs sign Finnish Dman Otto Leskinen.

    I expect there will be a European assignment clause in at least the first year of the contract as he had another year on his deal in Finland (which I thought was going to stop this from happening this year). I also think this will affect at least one of Walford/Tyszka as they're probably not going to want to sign both on top of having Alzner, Sklenicka, Leskinen, and perhaps Olofsson/Ouellet in the minors as well. There's usually a few that sign right before the deadline (and sometimes a trade or two gets made). Sometimes teams will want to assess how a player is recovering from an injury, how they're responding to offseason training (ie, losing/gaining weight), or they want to see if something else happens or falls through.
  8. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    Francis is still technically a minority owner of the Hurricanes for a few more months from what I understand which is part of the reason he hasn't come up in any GM search.
  9. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    It's not too often when a team has the top playoff scorer in two separate junior leagues but that's where the Habs are with Suzuki and Teasdale. If only Fonstad was producing as well...
  10. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    He and Andreas Johnsson seem to be the popular speculative targets for an offer sheet so far.
  11. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    Duchene also spent time on the wing in Colorado and impact wingers is also an area of need. If (and it's a big if) the Habs were to sign Duchene, it's certainly possible that he could be the LW on a line with Domi, shifting over after taking the faceoff or something like that.
  12. Nate Thompson re-signs

    Thanks for the reminder. It's updated now.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 2019 HW Playoff Pool

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