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  1. 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.
  2. Michael Chaput has a four-game point streak. I don't think anyone saw that coming. Also, this is Game #10 for Kulak meaning that he now needs waivers to make it back to Laval as well.
  3. That's an odd comment in a game where he's a healthy scratch. I actually think he's a better skater than some give him credit for - I don't think it'd be close between him and Alzner in a race.
  4. Correct. Carolina's owner doesn't like their road whites so they asked if the Habs were okay with wearing their white jerseys. It's great - I wish they'd go back to that full-time.
  5. A decent start/finish to the period but the middle minutes weren't the greatest. The first test of the new-look power play wasn't pretty.
  6. For the third straight week, the farm teams for Montreal and Ottawa face off as Laval (9-14-3) hosts Belleville (12-12-2), a team that is really depleted right now due to injuries with Ottawa. (Lines are based on last game's +/- data and some guesses as Ottawa has called a couple players up since they last played) Balcers - Brown - Tambellini LaBate - Chlapik - Rodewald Ciampini - Balisy - Gagne Beauchemin - Luchuk - Leier Sieloff - Percy Englund - Bergman Racine - Murray Gustavsson (Lines are from last game with some guesses as a couple of changes are being made) Belzile - McCarron - Alain Jevpalovs - Evans - Froese Shinkaruk - Audette - Grenier Pezzetta - Verbeek - Adams-Moisan Ouellet - Lernout Mete - Despres Alzner - Lamarche McNiven Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French and the game can also be seen on RDS.
  7. HABS @ WILD, DEC 11, 20:00 ET

    It's worth noting that both Chaput and Peca are both signed for next year and could be in the mix as well.
  8. Looks like Schlemko sits with Reilly taking his place - Peca is in for Deslauriers up front and Price is in net. Weber and Petry are set to play on PP1 (I can think of one poster who will be pleased with this), sending Kotkaniemi down to PP2.
  9. Jevpalovs scored a PPG and it's 1-0 Laval after 40 minutes. Shots are 20-10 for Laval now although they're getting more shots from their defence (12) than their forwards (8). That's usually not a good offensive strategy.
  10. Tonight's lines: Scoreless in the first with about six minutes to go. Laval is up to all of three shots on goal.
  11. HABS @ WILD, DEC 11, 20:00 ET

    Until the last couple of minutes, I thought the Habs played a lot better that period despite the brutal results. This'll be time to rest someone like Weber a bit more - there's no need to have him near the 25-minute mark tonight.
  12. HABS @ WILD, DEC 11, 20:00 ET

    The good news from that period is that they're only down 1. That could have been a whole lot worse the way they played. Minnesota is doing a good job of stifling the transition game so far.
  13. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Here's the CBA excerpt: If a Player drafted at age 18 or 19 is a bona fide college student at the time of his selection in the Entry Draft, or becomes a bona fide college student prior to the first June 1 following his selection in the Entry Draft, and remains a bona fide college student through the graduation of his college class, his drafting Club shall retain the exclusive right of negotiation for his services through and including the August 15 following the graduation of his college class. The Club need not make a Bona Fide Offer to such Player to retain such rights. The Habs hold his rights through August 15, 2020, not the standard four years for college players.
  14. 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.
  15. Permanent Rumour Thread

    His name has been in rumours for a few weeks now - he was linked to Boston late last month. Coyle's having a rough year and the Habs have shown interest in him in the past. My understanding is that the Habs nixed an offer of Coyle for the draft pick used to take Poehling back in 2017, a non-move that looks pretty good at the moment.
  16. HABS @ HAWKS, DEC 9, 18:00 ET

    Shameless plug - that's the topic for my Final Thought in this week's Habs Weekly which will be posted to the site sometime tonight.
  17. I've pretty much written off Lernout as NHL material beyond being a passable #6 on a recall (and he's okay in that role). He's too limited of a player to be more than that. In other news...
  18. 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.
  19. I wouldn't say he's progressing but he is a capable stay-at-home defenceman in the minors. He's definitely in their top six.
  20. Moravcik has a European Assignment Clause in his deal - I wonder if this will make him trigger it? The logjam of d-men is a short-term one with Despres only around for a couple of weeks and Mete eventually getting recalled but even so, he may want to head home over being a fringe guy in the AHL.
  21. After being unable to find a taker in a trade, the Habs have placed Nikita Scherbak on waivers. I'm on PHR coverage right now so it may take a bit for a HW write-up but here's my quick write-up from PHR: https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2018/12/canadiens-place-nikita-scherbak-on-waivers.html
  22. HABS @ HAWKS, DEC 9, 18:00 ET

    I was on postgame duty tonight - here's my recap/3 Stars: http://www.habsworld.net/2018/12/penalty-kill-steps-up-as-the-habs-beat-chicago/
  23. HABS @ HAWKS, DEC 9, 18:00 ET

    Nice work by the penalty killers in the third. The power play may still suck but the PK helped them big time tonight.
  24. HABS @ HAWKS, DEC 9, 18:00 ET

    No lineup changes for this one so Juulsen is a healthy scratch.
  25. Following a dreadful performance by their goaltenders last night, Laval (8-14-3) travels to Toronto to take on the Marlies (9-9-4), one of the top scoring teams in the league. (Lines are from last game but Bouchard tends to change every line every game anyway...) Belzile - McCarron - Alain Jevpalovs - Evans - Froese Verbeek - Vejdemo - Waked Shinkaruk - Audette - Grenier Mete - Lernout Alzner - Sklenicka Despres - Lamarche McNiven (Lines are based on last game's +/- data and some guesses since they've made a couple of moves since their last game) Timashov - Mueller - Bracco Grundstrom - Gagner - Carcone Marchment - Cracknell - Moore Klimchuk - Brooks - Jooris Rosen - Subban Sandin - Loverde Borgman - Corrado Kaskisuo Puck drop is at 4:00 PM EST. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.