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  1. 5 PM EST today is the deadline for the Habs to submit qualifying offers. Here is who needs one: F Daniel Carr F Phillip Danault F Jacob de la Rose F Markus Eisenschmid G Zach Fucale F Jeremy Gregoire F Michael McCarron D Tom Parisi F Kerby Rychel F Logan Shaw Who gets kept around? Who is let go?
  2. Rather than have the discussion of the picks get lumped in with the general pre-draft discussion, let's get a separate thread going to discuss Montreal's actual selections (of which there should be a lot more than usual). Here's where the Habs pick: 3rd Overall 35th Overall 38th Overall 56th Overall 62nd Overall 66th Overall 97th Overall 102nd Overall 122nd Overall 128th Overall Who do you think the Habs will take 3rd overall? Make your prediction by entering our annual Draft Pool which is open for a few more hours.
  3. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    They could max him for one year without having to do much to their roster - they have a ton of cap room this summer but will be restricted to one-year deals with Marner/Matthews coming up next season. Would Tavares do one year at $15.9M and then hit the market again next offseason? It's an interesting idea.
  4. Permanent Rumour Thread

    And from The Athletic (paywall), Jake Muzzin was a name that is believed to have been discussed with the Kings when it came to the Pacioretty deal that may or may not have been nixed by Pacioretty (depending on who you believe as there are about 10 different stories out there): https://theathletic.com/406329/2018/06/24/the-complicated-mess-that-led-max-pacioretty-and-marc-bergevin-to-this-unhappy-point/
  5. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    As promised, here is my grade/overall evaluation of the draft. This wound up being a whole lot longer than I originally anticipated... http://www.habsworld.net/2018/06/grading-the-2018-draft-class/
  6. 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.
  7. Permanent Rumour Thread

    From Pierre LeBrun at The Athletic (paywall), the Habs had interest in Carolina centre Victor Rask but balked at the asking price of two of their second-rounders (including 35). Rask is coming off of a down year where he posted just 31 points but had put up 48 and 45 the previous two seasons. He has four years left on his deal at a $4 million cap hit.
  8. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Here's the kicker though - if Minnesota can't unload him and instead plans to buy him out, they have to do so by Friday. This won't be an option available once July hits.
  9. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    If the Habs are skeptical that they'll be able to be big spenders in free agency, do they turn around and take on a bad contract? Minnesota is trying to attach Tyler Ennis and his $4.6M (for one year) in trade talks regarding some of their better players. If they can't move him, there's a good chance they buy him out. Do the Habs consider taking him on in exchange for adding another asset? To Montreal: Tyler Ennis 2019 2nd round pick To Minnesota: Antoine Waked (simply to clear out a contract) The Habs pick up a 2nd for their troubles and then can decide whether or not they want to keep Ennis and hope that he fits in better (or well enough to trade him with retention midseason) or buy him out. The cap hit for the buyout would be $2.17M in 2018-19 and $1.22M in 2019-20. Is it worth it to effectively buy a second rounder?
  10. He has indicated he's staying for his senior season. After that time, he could choose to not sign with the Habs, wait a few months, and become an August 16 UFA (similar to Jimmy Vesey, Will Butcher, and even Mike Reilly in recent years). I'm guessing they're hedging against that being the case as he's certainly worth signing.
  11. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    For the most part - I think they had a solid draft. There were some things I'd have preferred to see them do but I'm hoping to have time today to do my usual grades and evaluations where I can dig into that in some detail.
  12. Max Pacioretty Watch

  13. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    As is often the case, we're already seeing some development camp invites for undrafted players. Early invites are: LW Joel Teasdale (I'd have put a lot of money on this one) G Samuel Harvey Drummondville centre Nicolas Guay was also invited but it appears he's going to Detroit's camp instead.
  14. 5th rounder in 2019 coming the other way. That's an underwhelming return.
  15. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    A summary of all of the trades involving any of Montreal's picks this year: - Acquired the 38th pick from Chicago as part of the Phillip Danault/Dale Weise trade in 2016. - Acquired the 56th pick from Toronto as part of the Tomas Plekanec trade. - Acquired the 62nd pick from Washington as part of the Lars Eller trade in 2016. - Traded the 62nd pick to Edmonton for the 71st and 133rd picks. - Acquired the 97th pick from Los Angeles for Torrey Mitchell. It had previously been dealt in 2017 for Dwight King. - Acquired the 102nd pick from Edmonton for Al Montoya. - Traded the 102nd pick to San Jose for the 123rd and 139th picks. - Acquired the 122nd pick from Winnipeg for Joe Morrow. - Traded the 122nd pick to Calgary for a 2019 fourth round pick. - Traded the 139th pick to Chicago for a 2019 fifth round pick. - Traded the 159th pick to Detroit for Steve Ott in 2017. - Traded the 190th pick to Philadelphia for their 2017 seventh round pick (Cayden Primeau). - Acquired the 190th pick from Philadelphia for Montreal's 2019 seventh round pick.
  16. Max Pacioretty Watch

    The Habs have had some other dealings with Walsh lately as well - Jakub Jerabek, Michal Moravcik, and David Sklenicka. It seems like Montreal has been dealing more than usual with him as of late. I think this could actually increase his odds of staying.
  17. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    With the draft now officially done, here is my annual Day 2 article, full of plenty of scouting reports: http://www.habsworld.net/2018/06/day-2-of-the-2018-draft/
  18. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    Apparently, he's now Pacioretty's agent.
  19. Permanent Rumour Thread

    One of those is reliable, one of those makes a lot of stuff up (and likes to link the Habs to everything).
  20. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    Habs pick C Brett Stapley 190th overall.
  21. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    Habs trade their 7th next year to Philly for their 7th this year.
  22. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    You had Sandin that low? I saw lots of mocks with him as a 1st rounder.
  23. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Per various tweets on the main site, the Habs and San Jose may be close on a trade.
  24. 2018 NHL Entry Draft Thread

    My head is buried in trying to find the scouting reports for all of the picks but I don't think there were that many reaches. I had Ylonen at 38 so I don't think that was a reach. Mironov was and I'd say that Gorniak and Houde were as well but as later-round picks, I don't mind when they go off the board in general (though I don't like the Houde pick). The rest were either fallers or picked somewhere close to their rankings range.
  25. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and Adam Fox to CAR for Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm.