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  1. For anyone interested, I was on postgame duty tonight for the first time this season - http://www.habsworld.net/2019/10/canadiens-come-up-short-in-minnesota/
  2. I think the down vote button was actually technically called the dislike button.
  3. Devan Dubnyk has a .939% in 11 games against the Habs in his career, the best SV% vs any opponent (minimum 6 GP). He's 9-1-1 in that span.
  4. Probably a third line winger role to start and then adjust from there depending on how he performed.
  5. Don't worry - I've received plenty of them in the past. That's basically what it's going to be now.
  6. The Habs are once again linked to Russian winger Konstantin Okulov per Chris Johnston on Saturday Headlines. He mentions that many teams consider Toronto and Montreal the heavy favourites to the point where they're wondering if it's even worth pursuing him. Montreal was linked to him a year ago but he was still under contract in the KHL. https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/160611/konstantin-okulov
  7. In recent weeks, there has been an uptick in posters that have decided to simply down vote posts based on who the poster is, not the content of the post. Others seem to down vote anything that doesn't exactly match their opinion which is not what the voting system is for. Instead, multiple threads devolved into discussions about the system itself, often accompanied by a rapid series of down votes. At this point, that function seems to be doing more harm than good. Accordingly, I've decided to disable that button for the time being. I'm open to considering re-enabling it down the road but I'm hopeful that this will improve things on here.
  8. Given Bergevin's affinity for physical stay-at-home players, the fact that he's a rental player, and San Jose's complete lack of cap room, I suspect Brenden Dillon is who they're looking at. He's a better fit on the third pairing but has played higher in a pinch and he's the type of player that might be a better fit for Julien than someone like Reilly. I don't have much interest in him myself but Vlasic isn't a likely target for the contract and Ferraro's a rookie so if they're looking at LD's, that leaves Dillon.
  9. They didn't call anyone up when Cousins was hurt as they carried just 12 healthy forwards for more than a week so I imagine they won't call anyone up here. Reilly's still available if someone was to get injured in the warmup tomorrow and he'll serve as the reserve (if he's not in the lineup).
  10. Sounds like a lower-body injury that was tweaked or happened in the warmup.
  11. One lineup change for the Habs, Folin is back in for Fleury (injured).
  12. To be honest, I think he would be...in the right situation. If I had to guess on what that situation would be, it'd be at a time where the Habs are a legitimate playoff team (not a bubble one) and the player they're getting back is either signed or under team control for 3+ years. Granted, that's a pretty tough set of self-imposed circumstances to work under (very few key players traded in recent years meet the control requirement) but I think that's the perfect storm type of situation he'd be looking for.
  13. It's a disappointing loss but it was good to see improved defensive structure for the second straight game. Tampa is certainly no slouch offensively but they didn't get a lot going on Montreal's defence.
  14. Had Carolina not matched on Aho, the Habs would have parted with first, second, and third rounders all from the upcoming draft in Montreal. That suggests to me that Bergevin is open to moving a pick from this draft in the right situation.
  15. 2-2-1 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Steven Stamkos - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov Ondrej Palat - Anthony Cirelli - Alex Killorn Mathieu Joseph - Tyler Johnson - Yanni Gourde Patrick Maroon - Carter Verhaeghe - Luke Witkowski Victor Hedman - Mikhail Sergachev Ryan McDonagh - Erik Cernak Braydon Coburn - Kevin Shattenkirk Andrei Vasilevskiy (proj.) Scratches Jan Rutta Injuries Cedric Paquette 2-1-2 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Tomas Tatar - Phillip Danault - Brendan Gallagher Artturi Lehkonen - Max Domi - Jordan Weal Jonathan Drouin - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Joel Armia Paul Byron - Nate Thompson - Nick Cousins Victor Mete - Shea Weber Brett Kulak - Jeff Petry Ben Chiarot - Christian Folin Carey Price (proj.) Scratches Cale Fleury, Nick Suzuki Injuries None Puck Drop National TV Regional TV Radio 7:00 PM EST NBCSN TSN2, RDS TSN 690 | FM 98.5
  16. It's attempt number four at a win for Laval as they travel to Rockford to take on the IceHogs. As Michael McCarron and Noah Juulsen have yet to actually practice with the Rocket, they will be healthy scratches once again. Varone - Evans - Barber Hudon - Poehling - Belzile Jevpalovs - Vejdemo - Cox Pezzetta - Lynch - Weise Leskinen - Ouellet Alzner - Brook Olofsson - Lamarche Primeau (Based on last game's lines) Versteeg - Nilsson - Wedin Highmore - T.Sikura - D.Sikura Saarela - Entwistle - Quenneville Moutrey - Dach - Hagel Gilbert - Boqvist Beaudin - Tuulola Carlsson - Holm Delia Puck drop is at 2:00 PM EST. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  17. Cole Fonstad has been traded to Everett in the WHL: https://raiderhockey.com/article/191013-raiders-acquire-vitelli-from-silvertips
  18. Watching live, I figured that one was coming back. I'm really surprised (and happy) that they didn't.
  19. The in-zone defensive coverage was improved but they're still collapsing way too much in transition. It's a strategy I'm sure but they need to swing that a bit back the other way. Drouin getting it back was huge.
  20. I figured it was appropriate given that it's the final day of the first round of voting for the Mascot Hall of Fame of which Youppi is on the ballot.
  21. A very well-rested Laval team hits the road in search of their first victory of the season as they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Admirals for the first time in franchise history. Noah Juulsen and Michael McCarron are with the team but will not play tonight. (Based on last game's lines) Hudon - Evans - Belzile Peca - Varone- Weise Jevpalovs - Poehling - Barber Alain - Vejdemo - Lynch Ouellet - Brook Alzner - Leskinen Sklenicka - Lamarche Lindgren (Based on last game's lines and +/- data) Pitlick - Novak - Richard Trenin - Blackwell - Schneider Salomaki - Wilkins - Tolvanen Craggs - Pendenza - Olivier Tinordi - Carrier Donovan - Allard Davies - Santini Ingram Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST. 91.9 Sports has the coverage in French.
  22. 3-0-1 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko Sammy Blais - Ryan O'Reilly - David Perron Zach Sanford - Tyler Bozak - Robby Fabbri Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alex Steen Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko Vince Dunn - Justin Faulk Jordan Binnington (conf.) Scratches Robert Bortuzzo, MacKenzie MacEachern Injuries Robert Thomas 1-1-2 record Forwards Defence/Goalie Tomas Tatar - Phillip Danault - Brendan Gallagher Artturi Lehkonen - Max Domi - Jordan Weal Jonathan Drouin - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Joel Armia Paul Byron - Nate Thompson - Nick Suzuki Victor Mete - Shea Weber Brett Kulak - Jeff Petry Ben Chiarot - Christian Folin Carey Price (conf.) Scratches Cale Fleury, Mike Reilly Injuries Nick Cousins Puck Drop National TV Regional TV Radio 7:00 PM EST City, TVAS, NHLN FS-MW TSN 690 | FM 98.5
  23. I don't think it'll be quick. (For starters, I think he'll be scratched tomorrow as while he has skated in Laval, he hasn't skated with the team yet so they probably won't throw him in without a practice.) He also has basically been sitting for the better part of ten months now (save for a brief stint with the Rocket after the injury). I wouldn't be shocked if he's down there for at least 4-6 weeks before they even entertain the idea of bringing him up.
  24. Cole Caufield is playing his first regular season NCAA game tonight. He has two goals in the first two periods already. Not a bad start...
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