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  1. Chaput traded for Weal

    Weal probably have to calm down with all the pun use in this thread at some point guys
  2. Habs Acquire Nate Thompson

    My reaction when I read the news
  3. Game #56 Feb 9 2019, 7:00 Leafs at Habs

    A great effort, a very solid game on all fronts, Toronto came to play and so did we. But in OT, when I saw Danault with Lehkonen out there, I just felt it in my bones, we were going to lose this imminently. OT is not the place to play cautious, try not to lose hockey, its a cursed strategy like playing to protect the one goal lead for an entire period instead of keeping your foot on the pedal, it almost ALWAYS bites you in the rear. There was no reason in the world to have 2 defensive work horses out in a 3 on 3 OT situation unless you are challenging the curse to a 1 on 1 duel, and we got slapped in the face for it fairly quickly.
  4. Game #55 Feb 7 2019, 7:30 Jets at Habs

    This team just keeps dishing out the shock treatment for everyone, dominating a legitimate contender in this manner is not how I expected this game to go what so ever...
  5. Game #55 Feb 7 2019, 7:30 Jets at Habs

    Danault and Drouin are currently smashing the preconceived notions by many on their behalf. That Danault was simply a good replacement for Eller, but not Plekanec, and would never be productive enough to be a 50 point player. That Drouin was never going to be worth trading Sergachev for, the guy has the highest talent ceiling on the team, he has the highest production ceiling on the team, he is the only true game breaker we have, he is only 23, and signed for years at 5.5. I love that both of these guys, who keep getting dumped on more than either probably deserved, are literally playing the "how you like me now" card on everyone, bloody brilliant.
  6. If only Drouin's Helmet would have fell off during the rush, the heroic levels would have been of the Marvel scale.
  7. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    Dubas is a clever fox, I suspect the Leafs are in good hands for many years with his approach and mindset to general managing.
  8. Permanent Rumour Thread

    You better have some kind of Folder with some VERY good blackmail material in it to get that trade even off the ground.
  9. Philadelphia vs Montreal 7:00pm

    Lets not forget Vegas also applied the "Success by Committee" recipe as early as last season, and look how that played out. If your team is rolling its entire line up like unyielding robots the whole time and the goalie is in there making key saves, there is no telling how far it can go. Vegas did exactly that with their group of forwards and some brilliant goalkeeping by Fleury. Not trying to say we will go as far or do what they did here, but simply put, it does not necessarily spell your doom as a team if you are not led by a Crosby type, the examples can be found all over the place throughout recent years.
  10. The Powerplay

    Notes: - Weber is in the Ovechkin/Stamkos Spot doing the same job they do. - Petry and Drouin need to mix up actually one timing and faking one timers for passes to the man on the opposite half wall for a one timer. - Domi needs to be ready for One timers coming from Petry, and look for opportunities to dish it to Weber or put it out front for Gally. - Gallagher just needs to do what he always does, and as long as everyone else is doing what I suggested, everyone of they're scoring chances also becomes his secondary scoring chance or a tip They need to run this setup for a solid 4 to 5 games without wavering, play them the bulk of the PP 1:20 - 1:30, have them mix it up as suggested, but a constant barrage of scoring threats should come from this type of setup. Everyone is in a position to succeed, couple guys can do zone entries, Weber is harder to cover from that spot, and those around him are all acting as a dual threat with either one timer passes or shots, Gallagher is a dual threat for tip ins and taping one in from the crease.
  11. 2019 World Juniors Thread

    What a goal by Poehling on that PK, he certainly earned every bit of that one with his tenacity, skill, and finish.
  12. CANADIENS @ LIGHTNING, DEC 29, 19:00 ET

    Hate to be a party pooper, but if the 0 confidence, shell of last year's version of Niemi shows up in this back to back game against one of the most dangerous teams in recent years, we might just get a walloping and a half there tonight.
  13. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    His production has been very last season like over there while playing C up until now, I think ultimately, his high level of individual skill masked the holes in his game that are just making it hard for him to put it all together at the highest level with any kind of consistency. Coaches seem to think he will produce the same offensive results at W or C, but with less of the defensive punishment from the W. When he slumps, the coaches he has had first thought is always, well if I alleviate him of the constant thinking of his defensive duties, it will free him to be more creative and offensive, so I will move him to W. But then what ends up happening at W is he becomes a static shooter who only creates offense from one timers or shots on net while coming down the wing, hardly any between the dot presence at all. There seems to be a reason in both positions why he can't produce to the level everyone expects of him,. To me, it just looks like, especially now, that a player with immense individual skill is being held back by his own fundamental flaws, which may or may never be worked out in a way that allows him to finally put it all together as expected.
  14. 2018-19 NHL General Discussion Thread

    Actually, If I remember correctly, you and I were both of the mind when Alzner signed that he was replacing Emelin's spot and minutes, neither of us thought at the time he was the replacement or would have a chance in hell to adequately replace Markov's role or minutes. That replacement simply went unreplaced, which was a colossal mistake at the time resulting in a plan G move of signing Streit for 700k. Sadly I recall thinking Alzner was going to be an upgrade of Emelin's minutes, but even that was wrong in the end... EDIT: Here is one of my misguided thoughts on the matter at the time of his signing I manage to dig up...
  15. Look, at their age now, if you can't establish yourself consistently as anything more than a marginal nhl player, you will be viewed and treated as a disposable asset by every team in the NHL. The only reason a team picks you up, is because you were free, and they are willing, for the low coast of free, to take on the 5% odds that you are in fact, a diamond in the rough. You didn't see a buffet line of NHL teams willing to fork over a 6th round pick in 2020 for them did you? Not everyone is the next Jonathan Marchessault, so lets stop acting like we just let 2 promising players go, and accept that we had to let go of 2 players who didn't become the players anyone expected them to be, after this many years, when many others here and around the league have. Do I suddenly think or even fear that De La Rose becomes a strong 3rd line player who can contribute 30+ points for years to come? Hell no. Do I think Scherbak is going to go to L.A and become the top 6 forward they were hoping for when they signed Kovalchuk? Nope. +
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