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  1. Laval is back on home ice as they prepare to face a team that's likely going to be decimated by Monday's trade deadline in the Manitoba Moose. Dano - Shaw - Griffith Harkins - Spacek - Lipon Fejes - Girard - Reichel Pedersen - Maclise - D'Aoust Stanley - Nogier Schilling - Oligny Woods - Beaudoin Comrie Audette - Evans - Weise Belzile - Chaput - Grenier Jevpalovs - Vejdemo - Alain Pezzetta - Martineau - Adams-Moisan Ouellet - Fleury Alzner - Lernout Sklenicka - Lamarche Puck drop is at 7:35 PM EST on Friday and 3:00 PM EST on Saturday. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  2. 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.
  3. GDT: Philadelphia @ Montreal: 7:30 PM

    Well that was fun. Let's have another couple of periods like that...
  4. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I think Washington would want more than Hudon unless they have another deal already lined up and are desperate for the cap space. A few weeks ago, there was a report that they were asking for a 2nd and a 3rd for him. I'm sure that has come down since then but even if it's just a 3rd now, Hudon isn't worth that by himself.
  5. Feb. 20, Rocket vs Crunch, 7 PM

    No comeback tonight. Alex Barre-Boulet scored with just over 5 minutes left to double Syracuse's lead and that was all she wrote. https://theahl.com/stats/game-summary/1019150
  6. Fresh off losing a tough one to Belleville on Monday in a game we didn't have a GDT for, Laval's road trip comes to an end in Syracuse tonight. Audette - Evans - Weise Belzile - Chaput - Grenier Jevpalovs - Vejdemo - Alain Pezzetta - Verbeek - Kile Ouellet - Fleury Alzner - Lernout Sklenicka - Lamarche Lines TBD Puck drop is at 7:05 PM EST for both games. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  7. Feb. 20, Rocket vs Crunch, 7 PM

    3-2 Syracuse after 40 minutes. Lamarche and Weise (PPG) have the goals for Laval.
  8. No one said anything about a Cup run. I think their goal is to make the playoffs and give a pretty young roster some postseason experience while fully knowing they won't last too long barring a few surprises along the way. If a cheap upgrade at backup would help them achieve that goal, then they should pursue it. There's a big gap between the end of Niemi's contract (this season) and when Primeau will be NHL ready (probably three years at a minimum). That's Lindgren's timeline in all likelihood but he hasn't played well lately in Laval so he's not a great short-term option either. Even if they add a goalie, I could see the Habs holding onto Niemi as the third-stringer. They like him in the room and in theory, he could spell Price in practice (especially in the playoffs).
  9. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Jacob Olofsson has signed a two-year deal with SkellefteƄ of the SHL that will begin next season.
  10. GDT: Columbus @ Montreal: 7:30 PM

    I like that Julien seems to be flipping Thompson and Kotkaniemi depending on the situation. That's probably the best approach here - let Kotkaniemi get the extra offensive zone time but have Thompson pick up some of the heavy lifting at the other end.
  11. They're going to have to use Niemi for a few more games down the stretch. Are the Habs more likely to win with him or someone else (be it Lindgren or a trade acquisition)? Considering it's looking like a point or two might make the difference, it could very well come down to Montreal's backup goalie starts to determine whether they get in or not. Last season, they were nowhere near the playoffs so it didn't matter if good Niemi or bad Niemi showed up from game to game. Now it does which makes this a very different situation.
  12. I think they should be looking for an upgrade at backup (Lindgren isn't much of one at this stage and has had a rough few weeks) but I think they'll keep Niemi. Everyone in the organization makes a point of talking about what a valuable teammate is and that's probably going to count for something. If you want a possible upgrade that could be had for cheap, I'd look at Elliott in Philly. With Hart/Talbot now their tandem, I think they'd move Elliott for cheap.
  13. Permanent Rumour Thread

    If Hudon goes, I wouldn't be shocked if it's for an older rental player over an underachieving youngster in need of a change of scenery. Hudon is essentially a rental himself as his arbitration eligibility will make it unlikely he'll be qualified this summer anyway.
  14. To only be down one with Niemi coughing up two clunkers (the first one wasn't a terrible goal) isn't half bad. Here's hoping Reimer continues to play like, well, Reimer.
  15. 31-19-7 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Jonathan Drouin - Phillip Danault - Brendan Gallagher Tomas Tatar - Max Domi - Andrew Shaw Artturi Lehkonen - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Joel Armia Nicolas Deslauriers - Nate Thompson - Dale Weise Victor Mete - Shea Weber Mike Reilly - Jeff Petry Brett Kulak - Jordie Benn Carey Price (proj.) Scratches Christian Folin, Charles Hudon, Matthew Peca Injuries Paul Byron 43-11-4 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Ondrej Palat - Steven Stamkos - Tyler Johnson Yanni Gourde - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - J.T. Miller Adam Erne - Cedric Paquette - Mathieu Joseph Victor Hedman - Dan Girardi Ryan McDonagh - Anton Stralman Erik Cernak - Mikhail Sergachev Andrei Vasilevskiy (conf.) Scratches Ryan Callahan, Braydon Coburn, Danick Martel Injuries None Puck Drop National TV Regional TV Radio 7:00 PM EST City, SNE, TVAS, NHLN SUN TSN 690 | FM 98.5
  16. I'd have liked to have seen Peca in for Weise as well. Weise was terrible yesterday.
  17. Feb. 15/16, Rocket vs Devils

    Audette adds the empty-netter and Laval is on a winning streak. https://theahl.com/stats/game-summary/1019119
  18. Fresh off an ugly loss to Utica, Laval's back in action to lose to take on Binghamton for a pair of games. Michael Chaput is back for the Rocket and while he wasn't much of a player with the Habs, he'll be a nice addition to a team in dire need of scoring. Audette - Evans - Belzile Kile - Chaput- Grenier Jevpalovs - Vejdemo - Alain Pezzetta - Verbeek - Adams-Moisan Alzner - Fleury Ouellet - Lernout Sklenicka - Lamarche Lindgren Tangradi - McLeod - Bastian Gignac - Schmelzer - Studenic Quenneville - Sharangovich - Saracino Baddock - Speers - Popugaev Yakovlev - Murphy White - Ramage Hammond - Jacobs Johnson Puck drop is at 7:05 PM EST for both games. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  19. Feb. 16, Habs vs Lightning, 7 PM

    I'd like to know if there was communication that the D was changing there. If the defence isn't heading to the bench, that turnover probably isn't too costly. If Drouin knew the change was happening though, he needed to get it deep. I have no idea what Weise was doing there. That's not how to make a good early impression on a new team. They are a bubble team. That's what being a team in the mix for a Wild Card spot is.
  20. Feb. 15/16, Rocket vs Devils

    Vejdemo and Belzile scored within a minute of each other to give Laval a 4-2 lead. 10 minutes left in the 3rd. McNiven hurt his right leg when he jammed it against the post but is staying in the game for now at least.
  21. Feb. 15/16, Rocket vs Devils

    Only one lineup change for the rematch with McNiven getting the start in goal. Adams-Moisan had the lone goal in the first while Grenier made it 2-0 early in the 2nd. However, the Devils have quickly potted a pair to tie it up.
  22. Feb. 16, Habs vs Lightning, 7 PM

    Benn, in particular, has had a rough go. I wonder if Folin will get a look tomorrow.
  23. Feb. 16, Habs vs Lightning, 7 PM

    I fixed that in my HTML program before uploading - oh well, I guess it didn't save for some reason. It's the correct record now.
  24. Feb. 15/16, Rocket vs Devils

    Audette scored with less than two minutes to go but the Devils made it interesting, getting it back to within one with 22 seconds to go. However, Laval held on and actually won a game. https://theahl.com/stats/game-summary/1019108