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Everything posted by dlbalr

  1. Habs acquire Hunter Shinkaruk

    Shinkaruk has signed a one-year, two-way deal. He'll get the league minimum of $650,000 in the NHL, $80,000 in Laval, and the contract has a guaranteed payment of $105,000.
  2. Habs acquire Hunter Shinkaruk

    Rychel's the better offensive player while Shinkaruk is the better skater. The Habs seem to be placing more of a premium on speed with some of their depth moves (even going back to adding guys like Verbeek). I wonder now if McCarron who is still unsigned (like Rychel/Shinkaruk) will be on the move in a similar type of swap as well. http://www.habsworld.net/2018/08/habs-acquire-hunter-shinkaruk/ From the Calgary side:
  3. 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.)
  4. They couldn't do this tomorrow?
  5. Tom Parisi has found a new home as he signed with Cardiff of the EIHL (United Kingdom).
  6. Here's an overview of how Laval's roster looks so far - we'll use this thread for any roster (or affiliation) news. Confirmed Newcomers RW Morgan Adams-Moisan (Drummondville, QMJHL) LW Kenny Agostino (Providence, AHL) C Alexandre Alain (Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) RW Alex Belzile (San Antonio, AHL) RW Will Bitten (Hamilton, AHL) C Michael Chaput (Utica, AHL) D Ryan Culkin (Fort Wayne, ECHL) C Jake Evans (Notre Dame, NCAA) RW Alexandre Grenier (Springfield, AHL) RW Nikita Jevpalovs (Dinamo Riga, KHL) D Maxim Lamarche (Lehigh Valley, AHL) C Phelix Martineau (Cape Breton, QMJHL) G Etienne Marcoux (Indy, ECHL) D T.J. Melancon (Norfolk, ECHL) D Michal Moravcik (Plzen, Czech Extraliga) C Michael Pezzetta (Sudbury, OHL) D David Sklenicka (Plzen, Czech Extraliga) C Lukas Vejdemo (Djurgardens, SHL) C Hayden Verbeek (Sudbury, OHL) (C Jesperi Kotkaniemi is signed and eligible to play in Laval but he could also go back to Finland.) Confirmed Departures LW Jordan Boucher (Orebro, SHL) D Simon Bourque (Winnipeg) C Adam Cracknell (Toronto) C Thomas Ebbing (Fort Wayne, ECHL) C Markus Eisenschmid (Mannheim, DEL) G Zach Fucale (Vegas) RW Jeremy Gregoire (Milwaukee, AHL) D Stefan LeBlanc (Toronto, AHL) D Tom Parisi (Cardiff, EIHL) C Niki Petti (Mora, SHL) RW Nikita Scherbak* (will be on Montreal's roster full-time) LW Chris Terry (Detroit) LW Yannick Veilleux (Rochester, AHL) AHL Free Agents LW David Broll D Eric Gelinas (This excludes players that finished last year on ATOs...and there were a lot of them) Question Marks D Simon Despres(V) (on a PTO with Montreal, would he accept a minor league deal?) D Cale Fleury (eligible to turn pro but could still play in the WHL) D Noah Juulsen (full-time in Montreal?) D Brett Lernout* (do they risk it or keep him as the spare D?) C Michael McCarron* (do they waive him or keep him at the end of the roster?) D Xavier Ouellet*(V) (does he make it down?) (Given the uncertainty, these players are not included in the lines below.) Projected Lineup Agostino*(V-) - Chaput*(V) - Grenier(V) Rychel*(V-) - Froese(V)* - Audette Vejdemo(E) - Evans - Belzile Addison - Verbeek - Bitten Reserves: Jevpalovs, Waked ECHL: Adams-Moisan, Alain, Martineau, Pezzetta Valiev* - Taormina(V)* Moravcik(E) - Sklenicka(E) Lamarche - Melancon Reserve: Culkin ECHL: Plant Lindgren McNiven ECHL: Marcoux Notes (*) - Must clear waivers to get to the minors (E) - European Assignment Clause (V) - Veteran, minimum 320 pro GP (AHL, NHL, European Pro) as of the end of 2017-18 [Max of 5 skaters in this category can dress per game] (V-) - Veteran, between 260-319 pro GP [An additional 1 skater in this category can be classed as a development player; more than 1 can play if the max veterans aren't dressed] Qualifying leagues towards the veteran GP calculation: NHL, AHL, NLA, Czech Extraliga, Slovak Extraliga, KHL, SHL, SM-liiga, and DEL. Only regular season games count towards the calculation.
  7. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    What line would you create? I'd do Gaudreau-McDavid-Kucherov - speed and skill for days.
  8. 2018 HW NFL Pool

    The football pool has been renewed for its 17th season. Returning members have been sent invites to return. Let me know if you don't see it in your email (make sure the email address you have linked with your account is an active one). If you won't be able to play this year, let me know and I'll open the spot for someone else. If you haven't played before and would like to join, post a note here or send me a PM/email and if a spot opens up, I'll send off an invite.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.)
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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/
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. With the trade deadline soon approaching and most threads permeating into ideas of trades regardless of the original topic, I think it's time to have a proposal thread. So, here's a place where you can toss your ideas out there and get feedback. For those who wish to comment on offers, please try to be civil and constructive in any criticisms/discussion, we don't want any flame wars happening. That thought notwithstanding, have some fun with this, you never know what interesting ideas can be generated when tossing trade options out there.
  20. 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).
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Yannick Veilleux won't be back after spending the last two years with the team. He signed with Rochester.
  24. Max Pacioretty Watch

    It should be also noted that Skinner had a NMC and provided a pretty small list for Carolina to work with. I think that played a role as I know there has been talk that Skinner invoked the clause at least once this summer already. Even with those qualifiers though, it's still hard to think that Pacioretty is going to land a high-quality prospect and a first-rounder when wingers that have put up somewhat close numbers went for way less. Yes, Pacioretty is better and should get more but considering the season he had, I don't see other teams lining up to pay that when they had a shot to pay a lot less for a similar player.