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  1. CANADIENS @ STARS, NOV. 21, 20:30 ET

    I've got a long way to go before getting to that point. (Not to mention that would make it rather challenging to run HW...)
  2. Nov. 19/21, Rocket vs Moose

    Terry scored a late power play goal in the 2nd to tie it up. 2-2, seven minutes left in the 3rd.
  3. After a poor showing on Friday night at home, the Rocket (9-6-2) will look to get back on track on the road as they travel to Manitoba to take on the Moose (10-5-2) for a pair of games. Carr - Holland - Terry Boucher - Audette - Baun Veilleux - McCarron - Gregoire Broll - Petti - Waked Taormina - Jerabek Parisi - Lernout Gelinas - Leblanc McNiven (Lines based on last game's +/- listing plus some guesses.) Lemieux - Roslovic - Petan Appleton - Sgarbossa - Robinson De Leo - Cormier - Lipon Harkins - Sutter - Spacek Schilling - Gotovets Kulevich - Melchiori Niku - Stoykewych Hutchinson Puck drop is at 3:00 PM EST on Sunday and 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  4. CANADIENS @ STARS, NOV. 21, 20:30 ET

    So with two minutes to go in the period, I got to thinking that all in all, the Habs were doing okay. Lesson learned: Stop thinking.
  5. CANADIENS @ STARS, NOV. 21, 20:30 ET

    He was expecting Drouin to lose the faceoff and got caught flat-footed? (Even the Dallas scorekeepers were expecting it as they gave Faksa the faceoff win.)
  6. Nov. 19/21, Rocket vs Moose

    Michael Sgarbossa ties it up on the PP - 1-1, midway through the 2nd. A good start for McNiven so far. On second that, make that 2-1 with Sgarbossa scoring again.
  7. CANADIENS @ STARS, NOV. 21, 20:30 ET

    The Habs survived the period at least (and considering their fragility and no Weber, I'm okay with that). Great backcheck by Drouin to get back on Faksa on the PP.
  8. Nov. 19/21, Rocket vs Moose

    Lines for tonight, featuring McCarron back inside the top-six and a rare Simon Bourque appearance:
  9. 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.
  10. Injury news

    I know he was skating before but I'm not sure it was with the team. Mind you, I wasn't keeping a close eye on when he was skating either so I could easily be wrong here.
  11. CANADIENS @ STARS, NOV. 21, 20:30 ET

    He also has been a healthy scratch nine times already (though he has played more of a regular role lately).
  12. 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?
  13. 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-).
  14. Injury news

    It was only his first real practice with the team today (at least I think it was) so I'm not sure he's actually game ready. He may just be going to keep skating with the team.
  15. Nov. 19/21, Rocket vs Moose

    Second game in a row for him in that spot. 5-2 Manitoba was the final.
  16. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Last year, Poehling had 13 points in 35 games. This year, he has 13 in only 11 games (although just three goals so far). Bitten had a three-point night after collecting just three points over the previous seven games. Hawkey had a dreadful game (allowing five goals on ten shots before getting yanked) while Primeau allowed four in a 4-1 loss. On the plus side, he has picked up a few starts lately and may be the current #1 starter which, as a freshman, is pretty good.
  17. GDT Toronto @ Montreal, 7:00 pm HNIC

    Patrick Roy as GM of the Habs looks terrible at any moment. The solution to Montreal's woes isn't replacing Bergevin with a hot-headed egoist who hasn't served in any managerial capacity in years, whose primary chip that was used to attract players in junior wouldn't be available to him, and who quit on his team because he wasn't getting his way. I'm sorry, but there is no scenario where it would be justifiable to hire Roy as a general manager. There's a reason he got no consideration whatsoever for any vacancies (coaching or management) last offseason.
  18. GDT Toronto @ Montreal, 7:00 pm HNIC

    I've actually heard the Habs linked to Gudbranson over the last couple of days. Renaud Lavoie mentioned Montreal as a team interested in a stay-at-home guy in a radio hit on Thursday and Gudbranson was one he felt they have interest in (as does Toronto).
  19. GDT Toronto @ Montreal, 7:00 pm HNIC

    You picked well - Pierre Gervais is very well-respected around the league and has been with the team for a very long time. https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/team/pierre-gervais
  20. GDT Toronto @ Montreal, 7:00 pm HNIC

    Alzner had some bad moments in this one but I put that goal on Mete more than Alzner. He chased the guy Plekanec was covering into the corner. That created the mini 2-on-1 with Bozak who was wide open to make the touch pass (that wound up bouncing off Alzner's skate). I'd call that more bad luck than a bad play by Alzner on that particular goal.
  21. GDT Toronto @ Montreal, 7:00 pm HNIC

    That whole sequence was bad. Drouin had a great shooting angle in the slot, chose to pass to Pacioretty, who skated himself out of a shooting angle. They eventually got a point shot from Weber before the penalty but that was pretty poor execution all around.
  22. 2-15-3 Record Scratches: Cousins, Leighton, Mermis* Injuries: Bolland, Chychrun, Hjalmarsson Projected Lineup Max Domi - Derek Stepan - Clayton Keller Tobias Rieder - Christian Dvorak - Christian Fischer Brendan Perlini - Mario Kempe - Anthony Duclair Jordan Martinook - Brad Richardson - Zac Rinaldo Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Jason Demers Alex Goligoski - Luke Schenn Kevin Connauton - Joel Hanley* Antti Raanta Scott Wedgewood 8-9-2 Record Scratches: Davidson Injuries: Hemsky, Lehkonen, Mitchell, Montoya, Price, Scherbak, Schlemko Projected Lineup Alex Galchenyuk - Jonathan Drouin - Paul Byron Max Pacioretty - Phillip Danault - Andrew Shaw Charles Hudon - Tomas Plekanec - Brendan Gallagher Nicolas Deslauriers - Jacob de la Rose - Byron Froese Jordie Benn - Shea Weber Karl Alzner - Jeff Petry Victor Mete - Joe Morrow Charlie Lindgren Antti Niemi Team Leaders Arizona Montreal Game Notes Goals Clayton Keller (11) Gallagher/Pacioretty (7) Puck Drop: 7:30 PM EST Assists Domi/Ekman-Larsson (9) Drouin/Weber (9) National TV: N/A Points Clayton Keller (17) 4 tied with (12) Regional TV: TSN2, RDS, FS-A PIMS Jason Demers (15) Andrew Shaw (22) English Radio: TSN 690 +/- Dylan Strome (E) 3 tied with (+1) French Radio: FM 98.5
  23. He'd help move the puck on Montreal's back end for sure. However, a good chunk of those passes would land on the stick of the opposition. He is an absolute nightmare in his own zone (in the minors) and the bad would probably outweigh the good. Taormina is a great player to have in the AHL where he can get away with some of his mistakes and there's no denying his offensive talent but he'd get eaten alive in the NHL in a hurry.
  24. After nearly blowing a three-goal lead with two minutes left to go on Wednesday, the Rocket (9-5-2) will look to play something resembling a somewhat competent defence tonight as they host the Phantoms (9-5-2). (Lines based on last game's +/- listing plus some guesses.) Martel - Vecchione - Aube-Kubel Carey - Varone - Conner Lindblom - Knight - McDonald Fazleev - Vorobyev - Goulbourne Morin - Myers O'Neill - Friedman Brennan - Willcox Tokarski Carr - Holland - Terry Audette - McCarron - Baun Boucher - Petti - Gregoire Veilleux - Ebbing - Waked Taormina - Jerabek Parisi - Leblanc Gelinas - Lernout Fucale Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French. TSN 690 will have the call in English while the game can be seen live on RDS.