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  1. August 15 College Free Agents

    Kerfoot signs 2 year ELC with the Avs.
  2. Permanent Rumour Thread

    According to The Hockey News Rumor Roundup, U of Denver dman Will Butcher is going to test the free agent market in August. He's a 5'10", 190lb. left shooting defenseman selected by the Avs 123rd overall in 2013. Had some pretty strong seasons at Denver and was a member of the U.S. WJC team twice. I know that the Habs rarely land a lot of high profile college free agents, but I'm wondering how much interest they will show in him. He would be a nice addition to the prospect pool.
  3. I guess I'm just forming that opinion based on perceived missed opportunities and the fact that this team has had mediocre results in the past couple decades. Just seems like they are more worried about making the playoffs than they are of winning the Cup.
  4. I don't think that fans or the media would accept a tear it down to the studs rebuild. With all the parity in the league today there is always going to be the notion that the team has a shot. The Kings won their first cup as one of the last seeds in the west. I don't thnk anybody expected Nashville to make the final this past year. There have been so many surprises year after year, that it gives hope to fans/media. For that reason I don't see a rebuild happening anytime soon. Habs will do what they always do. Re-tool on the fly. I personally would like to see a rebuild at some point soon, but it's just not going to happen. Habs will continue spinning their wheels for another decade or so is my guess. IMO this team doesn't build to win, it builds not to lose.
  5. Qualifying offers

    Are there any intriguing players that didn't receive qualifying offers from other teams that the Habs might take a chance on?
  6. Canadiens trade for Jordie Benn

    Wouldn't be surprised to see the 1st and at least one of the 2nds to go before the draft as well.
  7. 2016-17 NHL Season Thread

    Wow, rentals look to be expensive this year. I know this year's draft isn't highly regarded, but that still seems pricey for those guys. Good luck acquiring Duchene or someone else of that caliber if that's the price for rentals.
  8. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I somewhat agree, but Bergevin isn't going to be a seller. I'd like to see him get rid of some dead weight on this team and add long term fixes for ongoing problems. I doubt that happens. He will likely trade for some rentals and hope for the best.
  9. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I'm thinking Habs need at least 3 pieces. 2nd line LW, 2nd line C, and LHD to play with Weber. If they can't get the LHD, they need an upgrade for the 3rd pair D.
  10. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Saw the second and third period of the Spits game last night. Sergachev coughed up the puck in an ugly way a few times in his own zone. I was going to say he was a give away machine, but it's not like he was coughing it up every time he touched it. He looked like he was giving one of his lack luster performance on d last night. Offensively he looked pretty dangerous from what I seen. He picked his spot from the high slot on nice wrister short handed. Had few nice rushes and moved the puck well on the PP and 5 vs 5. Addison was flying out there. He was all over the place creating chances and being a royal pain for Oshawa. I missed his first goal, but from the replay it looked nice. Second goal was nice shot that hit something (or someone) on the way in. Didn't catch his assist at all. I'm liking Addison's energy every game. Hopefully he gets a contract to show what he can do in the AHL next season.
  11. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Asset management is also pretty important when you typically make the playoffs.
  12. Habs acquire Nesterov

    Checked his scouting report on thehockeynews.com. According to that report his strength is moving the puck and providing some offense. His weakness is his lack of size and he is prone to mistakes with and without the puck. It's an interesting depth move that didn't cost much.
  13. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I think prices are going to remain high this year. Too many buyers and not enough sellers. On top of that the rental market isn't that deep. Hanzal is arguably the best rental center right now. It's like a couple years back when Vermette was the hot commodity at the deadline. The looming expansion draft also throws a wrench into team's plans. If you're bringing in a player that you have to protect, you likely have to move a player that needs protection otherwise you risk losing a good player to Vegas along with whatever assets were dealt in the trade. This makes rentals more attractive and likely ups their value.
  14. Non-Rocket Habs Prospect tracker

    Looks like the Ottawa/Hamilton game will be televised on sportsnet at 3:30pm (I'm from Windsor, Ontario so I have no idea what time that would be in other parts of the country) today if anyone wants to get a look at Bitten.
  15. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Chiarrelli wanted Larsson and Hall was the price he had to pay to get it. It would be the Habs that want RNH so they're the ones that are going to have to pay to get him IMO. The Oilers aren't shopping him that I'm aware of. They are willing to trade him if the deal is right (meaning the Oilers are getting what they want). I'm sure that there are compromises that can be made on both sides to get a deal done, but my guess is that if they asked for a reasonable return that a deal would have already been done.