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Everything posted by dlbalr

  1. It's a day late but let's use this thread for NHL postseason discussion. Early thoughts: Philly still can't get good goaltending and Joe Morrow is probably liking life away from Montreal right about now...
  2. With the regular season now upon us, it's time to close off the offseason thread and get this one going. This thread will be for all general news and notes with Laval and Brampton (although we'll still have GDT's for Laval). A refresher on the AHL veteran rules which are likely to be a factor, at least to start the season: (V) - Veteran, minimum 320 pro GP (AHL, NHL, European Pro) as of the end of 2016-17 [Max of 5 skaters in this category can dress per game] (V-) - Veteran, between 260-319 pro GP [1 skater in this category can be classed as a development player] 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 (which actually turns Redmond from V to V-).
  3. 2018 NHL Playoff Thread

    Jack Edwards has added to his collection of really dumb calls: This was from Game 3 of the series: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2018/04/19/bruins-commentator-had-a-meltdown-after-the-refs-stopped-play-for-an-injury/111152386/
  4. 2018 draft thread

    He was at Montreal's camp as well last offseason so they got a good look at him then.
  5. Injury news

    There's always one player who isn't supposed to be ready for the start of the regular season due to an offseason surgery - I guess it's Byron's turn this time. That will take him out of the running for the Worlds too (I had him as a fourth line darkhorse given his speed and penalty killing abilities).
  6. Sylvain Lefebvre has been fired

    What a relief to see that this was finally done - it was only about four years too late but it has finally happened. Now if the rest of the bench staff can be let go, that would be nice.
  7. 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.
  8. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    The secondary question is: Does anybody actually want Duclair at this point? He was lousy in Chicago and it's not out of the realm of possibility that he doesn't get qualified this summer. I also think any team would be asking the Habs to retain on Shaw's contract. Four years at that money for a bottom-six player isn't something they'll be willing to take on (unless they're offloading a similar contract back).
  9. AAV of $950,000 http://www.habsworld.net/2018/02/habs-sign-nicolas-deslauriers-to-a-two-year-extension/
  10. It's the final two games of the regular season as a good team (Toronto) takes on a terrible team (Laval). The Rocket will have a few players back in Michael McCarron, Brett Lernout, and Kerby Rychel so they might actually be able to once again ice a whole line full of AHL-quality talent. Puck drop is at 7:30 PM on Friday (on TSN 2 and RDS) and at 4 PM on Saturday (radio only).
  11. Apr. 13/14, Laval vs Toronto

    It's starting to sound like it will be his last with Laval but that he will be on his way up to be the defence coach with the Habs next season. The lines for the final game: 2-1 Laval in the 1st - goals from Gregoire and Beauregard.
  12. Apr. 13/14, Laval vs Toronto

    It was close for a little bit (scoreless after 1) but it's now 4-0 Marlies in the 3rd.
  13. There's a big difference between the RFA and the UFA here. With an RFA, signed or not, they remain under team control through the expansion process. A UFA with an expiring contract is set to become an outright free agent a couple of weeks after the draft. Teams with pending UFAs could wait until after the Expansion Draft to re-sign them as the new team wouldn't necessarily want to pick a player they could lose for nothing shortly thereafter. That's not the same risk for RFAs.
  14. He was an NHL assistant once before with Colorado. It didn't go well. If a player is a restricted free agent, he's still required to be protected for expansion. Teams can't just sign all of their players to short-term deals to get around the protection requirements.
  15. Sarcasm aside, that's probably a more realistic possibility than you might think.
  16. Habs Sign Jake Evans to 2yr ELC

    He got a pretty nice contract. Max base salary for both years ($925,000 with the signing bonus) plus $425,000 in Class A bonuses. For perspective, that's a bigger contract (more bonuses) than Scherbak, McCarron, and Juulsen - all first-round picks.
  17. 2018 HW Playoff Pool

    7 PM EST on Wednesday is the deadline for Round 1.
  18. 2018 HW Playoff Pool

    The playoffs are almost upon us which means it's time for our annual playoff pool, run through Sportsnet. It's the same format as always, you have a salary cap of 30 points to fill out your 12-player roster. You get to change your roster at the end of the first and second rounds. (I imagine it's a Canada-only pool - I miss the old Sporting News pool that wasn't region-specific - but a fake address gets around that, of course.) Pool Home Page: https://fantasy.sportsnet.ca/sportsnet/hkplayoff18/portfolio Search for HabsWorld Playoff Pool 2018 (Click H or type in the name) Password is habsworld (all lower case) If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  19. Habs Sign Jake Evans to 2yr ELC

    Apparently, he has a groin issue and won't play this week.
  20. 2017 HW Fantasy Hockey

    Our annual fantasy hockey pool, the SK League (named after Saku Koivu), is now open. It's a points-based league with 21-man rosters and three IR spots. It's looking like we're going to have an opening or two so if you're interested in giving the league a try, please post a note here or shoot me a PM. If you have any questions about the pool (which is run through Yahoo), feel free to ask.
  21. 2018 HW Playoff Pool

    I'll give this a bump since it went largely unseen in the fantasy subforum...
  22. He's not eligible to be sent back down as he wasn't 'papered' back to Laval after the trade deadline. (Same with Scherbak had he been healthy.)
  23. 2017-18 NHL Thread

    I'm actually remembering to start this before the season starts which isn't normal. Any news and notes from around the league will go in this thread as usual. Any predictions for 2017-18?
  24. At this point, I think you're safe to start it.
  25. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    TSN 2 has it in Canada.