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John B last won the day on May 8 2016

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  1. Habs acquire Gustav Olofsson

    I'm a little disappointed with this one. Not that I don't like Olofsson, he's fine and could end up being a decent cheap bottom pair guy real soon. I just think Bitten is a better prospect.
  2. Byron Re-signed - 4 yr, 13.6

    This is what I expected a Byron extension to look like. He certainly has earned this.
  3. Max Pacioretty traded to Vegas

    For me it's because I thought the return was going to be worse. Given the circumstances, I think the Habs did well to get this much. Look at what Skinner netted for the Canes and he has similar stats to Pacioretty. Suzuki is better than Pu, the 2nds cancel each other out. Tatar is probably worth more than a 3rd and 6th if/when he gets dealt (unless he has a horrible year). Ideally the Habs get a 1st rounder instead of the 2nd rounder, but with no guarantee that Pacioretty is going to resign with Vegas, I can see why they only gave a 2nd. I see where you're coming from though. I wanted a 1st in the worst way.
  4. Depends on the return. If someone is willing to give a return that just can't be refused (in other words huge ridiculous over payment) then I would move Price. As for Weber, I would just need an over payment for now (because I see the value in having a veteran like him on a rebuilding team). I would like to see Weber moved at some point in the next couple years before his value starts to take a nose dive.
  5. Max Pacioretty traded to Vegas

    I was really surprised by this return. I thought the Habs would get less considering all that has transpired in the Pacioretty saga. I wish the Habs could have gotten an additional 1st rounder in the 2019 draft (because of it's depth), but Suzuki and a 2nd will do (plus the Habs weren't getting a 1st and Suzuki in a trade like this). I like Tatar as well. He may not be as good as he was earlier in his career, but I still see him as a serviceable 2nd liner (maybe 1st liner on this team). Hopefully he has a really good season and gets flipped for a good return (1st rounder 2019 ). Overall, I'm fairly happy with deal. I voted that I liked it on the home page (I would have voted that I loved it if that 2nd rounder was a 1st).
  6. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Apparently the Flames have placed Troy Brouwer on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buy out according to a few sources (Sportsnet and The Globe and Mail).
  7. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    I thought the Habs should have tried to trade for Mascherin from Florida prior to the draft. They probably could have had him for a song considering he wasn't going to sign with them. McCarron for Mascherin would have been a good deal for the Habs. As far as Pacioretty to Dallas, I like the ideal. I would try to move Pacioretty (with some salary retained if it gets a the Habs a better deal) and take Spezza back (again if it gets the Habs a better deal).
  8. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    I'd add Juolevi and Hughes to your list of targets. However, like Pettersson and Boeser, I'm guessing they're untouchables as well. I'm right there with you on DiPietro having also seen him guite a bit. I don't see him as main piece of a trade, but I'd be happy with him as part of a package where he would be a secondary piece.
  9. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    I'd be OK with a deal like that. I liked Hutton when he first came into the league. I'd be willing to give a little more if need be. A prospect that doesn't look like he'll amount to much or something. McCarron or Rychel if need be?
  10. Habs re-sign Phillip Danault

    Good deal. Fair cap hit and term. Glad he's locked up.
  11. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I'm curious what teams are interested in Pacioretty and what the Habs will get in return. I have very little confidence that I will like the return. I don't think teams are going to give up a whole lot. Bergevin's back is against the wall. If he wants to move him, he has until the trade deadline at which point he will be forced to move him for whatever he can get or lose him for nothing. I'm hoping for the best (Duchene type deal where Sakic looked like a genius for waiting), but preparing for the worst (Vanek type deal where Snow got shafted).
  12. Habs re-sign Tomas Plekanec

    Welcome back Plekanec. Nice to see him back. I don't have an issue with this one. 1 year deal with a fair cap hit. If the Habs suck again he can once again be moved more pick(s) and or prospect(s). If the Habs are decent, he gives them good depth down the middle and he's a solid shut down center.
  13. Habs sign Xavier Ouellet

    dlbalr posted the rumor about the Habs being in on him so no surprise. Laval bound I assume and some depth for the big club if needed.
  14. Habs sign Matthew Peca

    Peca has decent upside. I'm curious to see how he does in a full NHL season. Doubt he's a top 6 guy, but should be solid depth. I don't think he's any relation to Michael Peca (usually eliteprospects.com lists bloodlines and they don't with him).
  15. Joel Armia and Steve Mason for Simon Bourque

    That's too bad. I was hoping they could retain salary (or not) and flip him. I've always hated the idea of buying out players and prolonging their cap hit (albeit a smaller cap hit) over more seasons.