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  1. Injury news

    Minor knee surgery for Kotkaniemi - that'll put an end to the idea of him playing at the Worlds. https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/medical-update---jesperi-kotkaniemi/c-306975832
  2. He's shown himself to be streaky at contract time. He did well in 2016-17 to get the two-year deal from the Flyers, then proceeded to play like a fringe player for most of that deal with the exception of his time in Montreal. I like him and I'd be up for re-signing him but I suspect 'regular Weal' won't be as good as the 'contract Weal' we've seen down the stretch.
  3. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Despite the 5 points for McShane, Ottawa still leads the series 2-0.
  4. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    You got your wish. With all of these contenders going down, who is the favourite to win the Cup at this point?
  5. As always, we'll use this thread to discuss news and notes around the league plus whatever crazy ideas Ottawa comes up with to save money next.
  6. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Duchene has spent a good chunk of time on the wing in his career. I could see him taking faceoffs and then swapping spots with Domi who would remain the defacto centre on the line then. Marner will get more than $10 million and given Bergevin's recent comments about not wanting to risk unprotected first rounders in an offer sheet, they won't be going that route (at least for top-end guys).
  7. Christian Folin re-signs

    I forgot about Philly retaining as it didn't make a lot of sense on the surface so I sort of wiped that from memory. The Habs know Alzner can clear waivers so they've probably already written him off for next season. Why keep him as the 23rd guy on the roster when you can waive him and keep some other fringe guy that you're not sure would make it through unclaimed?
  8. Christian Folin re-signs

    Not a bad deal. He gets a bit of a raise and the Habs get some cheap insurance. It's interesting - Julien didn't want to play him at first after the trade but when he went in, he never came out.
  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. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    We're still in April and we have preseason news already. The Habs and Panthers will play in the annual Hockeyville game which will take place on September 18th in Renous, New Brunswick. Good news, that's one game that will likely be nationally televised.
  11. Injury news

    The report was from someone that has a spotty track record when it comes to these things. All the other commentary surrounding it was based on that one report.
  12. Montreal's 2018-19 Free Agents: Restricted (Class II): Daniel Audette, Joel Armia, Charles Hudon, Brett Kulak, Artturi Lehkonen, Brett Lernout, Michael McCarron, Gustav Olofsson, Xavier Ouellet, Mike Reilly, Hunter Shinkaruk Unrestricted (Class III): Jordie Benn, Christian Folin, Antti Niemi, Nate Thompson, Jordan Weal Unrestricted (Class VI): None yet Unrestricted (Class UFA): TBD at the end of the season Players will be removed from the list as they sign. Relevant Links: HW Contract Page Waiver Situation - Anyone making $375,000 + the minimum salary ($650,000 for 2017-18) will count in part against the cap upon a reduction to the minors. For example, a player making $1.2 million would count as $175,000 on the cap (1.2 M - [375k + 650k]). Known no-trade clauses: - Karl Alzner (7 team NTC) - Jonathan Drouin (3 team NTC as of July 1, 2021) - Jeff Petry (NMC for the full deal, full NTC in 15-16, 16-17, 17-18; 15-team NTC in 18-19, 19-20, 20-21) - Carey Price (Modified NTC, NMC) - Nate Thompson (10 team NTC) If you have any questions, either PM me or reply to this thread. (As this is a thread for everyone, if there's something you'd like covered, please let me know.) More information will be added throughout the season and as it becomes available. The thread will be cleaned out periodically to try to keep all relevant information within 1 page.
  13. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    It'll be the second year in a row that a Montreal prospect is the third-stringer after Lindgren had that role last time.
  14. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    They did wind up sitting some guys in the end. Vasilevskiy sat 2 of the last 3 (including the Montreal game) while Point sat the last game as well. (Plus Hedman and Stralman who were hurt which limited their ability to rest someone like McDonagh.)
  15. Habs Salary Cap Info and FAQ's

    A random Sunday night note - Victor Mete reached $150,000 of his games played bonuses this season. Unless there's a GP bonus in Jesperi Kotkaniemi's deal that I don't know about (I don't have the details on all of his bonus structure but the Class B bonuses are usually for higher-end production), I don't think he hit any as he came up short on all of his Class A bonuses though he could still get $212,500 for a spot on the All-Rookie team.
  16. Apr. 13, Laval vs Binghamton, 7 PM

    Quite the finish to the year for Nikita Jevpalovs. He scored the tying goal with 50 seconds left and added the OT winner in a 4-3 victory. Brook picked up his first professional assist on Xavier Ouellet's PPG while Pezzetta had the other goal. https://theahl.com/stats/game-summary/1019467
  17. It's the final game of the season for Laval as they travel to Binghamton to take on the Devils, the one team that's actually behind them in the division. Verbeek - Belzile - Jevpalovs Struthers - Pezzetta - Alain Audette - Ebbing - P. Hudon Shinkaruk - Kile Sklenicka - Fleury Ouellet - Brook Culkin - Lamarche Lernout McNiven TBD Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  18. After a close loss in Bridgeport on Wednesday, Laval's season-ending road trip continues with a stop in Syracuse. Only two lineup changes for this one as Brett Lernout's in for Maxim Lamarche while Connor LaCouvee gets what is likely his final start of the season. Audette - Belzile - Jevpalovs Struthers - Martineau - Kile Verbeek - Pezzetta - P. Hudon Shinkaruk - Ebbing - Alain Alzner - Fleury Ouellet - Brook Sklenicka - Lernout LaCouvee TBD Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  19. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Small note - he was nominated a while ago - he won the award today.
  20. 2019 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. Pool Home Page: https://fantasy.sportsnet.ca/sportsnet/hkplayoff19/portfolio Search for HabsWorld 2019 Playoff Pool (Click H or type in the name) Password is habsworld (all lower case) If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
  21. Looking back on the 2019 season

    The talk earlier was that discussions between him and the Sabres were in the 8-9 million range. He made $6 million in salary this season and had a career year so he'll be getting more than just a small raise.
  22. The final road trip of the season gets underway as Laval is in Bridgeport to take on the Sound Tigers. Brett Lernout is a healthy scratch so that David Sklenicka can get back in the lineup which is exactly what I wrote about on Monday. Alexandre Alain is back as well. Audette - Belzile - Jevpalovs Struthers - Martineau - Kile Verbeek - Pezzetta - P. Hudon Shinkaruk - Ebbing - Alain Alzner - Fleury Ouellet - Brook Sklenicka - Lamarche McNiven TBD Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  23. Evans, Vejdemo, Grenier, Waked, and Adams-Moisan are out for the season. Juulsen is on the road trip but isn't expected to play. I know Olofsson's skating but I'm guessing he's not on the trip either so he's done for the year as well.
  24. With Laval's season set to get underway tomorrow, it's time to get the regular season thread going. We'll use this thread for any general news and notes around the team as well as the AHL/ECHL in general. On the ECHL front, the Canadiens do not have a specific affiliate this season after Brampton (rightfully) dropped them to partner up with Ottawa. As a result, Laval will have players with several teams in 2018-19. They will have a working arrangement with Maine (the Rangers' affiliate) to send a few players there. However, three of their potential ECHL-bound players are tied to specific teams around the league after being qualified and placed on protected lists. Those are: G Etienne Marcoux (Indy) F Phelix Martineau (Fort Wayne) D T.J. Melancon (Norfolk) Even though those players are now under contract to Laval, they'll have to report to that specific ECHL team if and when they're sent down. RDS is once again showing quite a few Laval home games - 18 in total this season. The TV schedule can be found here. Unlike last year, Laval doesn't have a surplus of veteran players just yet which is nice. Here's the rule in case it comes up during the season: A maximum of five skaters with 320 career professional games* played (as of the start of the season) can dress per night. Teams can also dress an additional skater with between 260-319 professional GP as a sixth veteran (more than one in this group can play if there are fewer than five veterans with 320+ GP). *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.
  25. POLL: How do you feel about the future?

    For Gardiner, it'll probably be 5 or 6 years. Karlsson will easily be in the double digits for 7 years.