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John B last won the day on January 5 2019

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  1. Decent cap hit. Not crazy about the term or the NMC though, but it was likely necessary to get him at that cap hit. Wish this deal would have been made after the expansion draft. Other than that, it's a good move.
  2. I wouldn't mind taking a chance on Puuljujarvi, but I don't want to see the Habs pay what it would probably take to get him out of Edmonton. It's really hard to pin down his value. Hard to know what his ceiling might be. Likely middle 6. If Edmonton were willing to take a 3rd rounder and a conditional pick based on Puuljujarvi's performance (point totals), I wouldn't be opposed to it. The idea for buyers is to not overpay, while the seller wants to get fair value as well.
  3. I have a feeling that we're going to see the Habs focus on quite a few long term project types in this draft if they don't move some of those picks. With their current prospect pool and limited contract space, it would make sense to avoid too many CHL prospects that need to be signed in two years. That's not to say the Habs are going to ignore the better prospect to choose a player who's rights can be retained longer, but if the prospects are close I could see them avoiding the CHL players. I could definitely see the Habs grabbing Holloway with their first. Amirov, Gunler, Peterka, and Reichel could be others. In the second round I could some interest in Colangelo, Smilanic, Bordeleau, and Savoie. Habs do like to draft defensemen in the second so I'd add Kleven, Grans, Jurmo, Niemela and Wallinder (if he slips out of the first). With 3 second rounders the Habs may draft a CHLer or two as well if there is any they really like. I could also see the Habs moving at least one of those 2nd rounders.
  4. Glad they found a good back up. I was a little surprised that the Habs had to give up a 3rd to make it happen with St. Louis' cap situation. Would have thought there would have been some salary retention at that price. Overall, I don't think this is a bad deal though.
  5. Now I'm starting to wonder who it might be. My guess would be that it would be a prospect ranked in the 20s (by most reputable services) if they seem that confident that they'll get him at 16. Maybe Gunler or Reichel or a defenseman?
  6. I was wondering if it was just more of a reaction to them changing their twitter accounts. It's not like there was an actual name (recognizable name) attached to the twitter account where the tweet originated. Thanks for checking into it and clearing that up.
  7. There is some twitter speculation that Bergevin and Treveling are working on a deal. Gaudreau to Montreal, Domi, Poehling, 1st rounder to Calgary. Not sure of the validity of any of the sources though. Could be someone just thinking out loud.
  8. I'd do it, but I think I'd rather have more of a sniper type (like Matthews or Laine) than Marner. Obviously might have to give more for a Matthews or Laine.
  9. Not really surprised. He didn't have a very good season in Laval or when he was playing in Montreal. I'm not overly concerned though. Not all 1st rounders can jump into the NHL immediately, nor should they. Some need time to develop.
  10. I'm hoping Winnipeg wins it. I thought I read somewhere that Winnipeg won the original lottery. It would be nice to see some good karma considering they got screwed out of it because of the play-ins.
  11. The only problem with signing all of them is how it would affect the 50 contract limit in the future. They would all have 3 year deals, so Habs would be stuck with them for better or worse. Habs have lots of prospects from last year's draft as well. When do they plan on bringing Norlinder over? When does Harris sign? I'm sure there are more questions. Fairbrother can sign this year and play in the AHL next season if the Habs want as well. Unfortunately not every prospect will be signed even if some at least deserve a look.
  12. Adds good depth to the Rocket and the Habs get him used pro hockey in North America. Laval really needed some quality for their playoff push and it looks like they're getting it with Ylonen. Now if only they could add a couple more prospects of that caliber.
  13. As far as Petry and Tatar are concerned, maybe Bergevin wasn't getting as good of offers as we were all hoping (or he was hoping).
  14. Perhaps the offers weren't much better. A 3rd and a 7th or something. I doubt the better offers were mind blowing otherwise I'm sure Bergevin would have taken one of them.
  15. Agreed. It seems to me that teams didn't seem to be throwing around the type of value that they were a few days ago. After getting a 2nd and conditional 4th for Scandella, I think I was expecting teams to overpay a bit at this year's deadline. It just didn't seem to be the case as the market seemingly went back to normal.
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