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  1. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I can see this happening. Bergevin is desperate.
  2. Permanent Rumour Thread

    Pacioretty for O'Reilly straight up is something I would do in a heart beat. I doubt it will be that simple though. Habs are probably going to have to cough up more. I'd be OK with MoLG's proposal/guess as well. Anything more than that and I would be disappointed.
  3. 2018 draft thread

    What if the Habs traded for pick just outside the top ten. Islanders have the 11th and 12th picks. Veleno and Hayton should still be there. They are not Kotkoniemi, but they should be two good/solid top 6 centers at the NHL level. Do the Habs have anything that the Islanders would be interested in enough to part with one of those two picks?
  4. Could our lineup look like this

    Domi O'Reilly Gallagher Byron Drouin Lehkonen Hudon Danault A. Shaw Deslauriers De La Rose Scherbak McCarron Johnson Weber Price Mete Petry Niemi Alzner Juulsen Reilly McCarron and Scherbak will not clear waivers, so they'll both be on the team unless one or both are traded. I can see Pacioretty being dealt as part of an O'Reilly deal. Not sure what the other pieces would be. I can also see both Benn and Schlemko moved out in seperate deals. I doubt whoever we draft with the 3rd pick will be in the lineup, if we even still have the 3rd pick by the draft.
  5. 2018 NHL Offseason Thread

    Former Habs pick Matt Bradley signs with the AHL champs Toronto Marlies.
  6. 2018 draft thread

    Most of the centers are ranked in the mid first round and beyond. Hayton is arguably the next best center after Kotkoniemi and Veleno. Lundestrom is in the mix too. I'm looking forward to the second round. I think there are some centers that could become very good if they are developed properly.
  7. The trades that have occurred in the last 3 offseasons...all of them.
  8. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    That's what I'm afraid of. Now we are going to overpay for something else.
  9. Galchenyuk traded for Domi

    A guy at work broke the news to me. My first thought was one of confusion and frustration. Every time somebody asks me "did you hear about the Montreal trade?" I cringe. The best part is the same guy at work said that he had read that this will lead to more trades involving the Habs according to TSN. YAY! I can't wait to see those gems. This is a lateral move at best. It doesn't address any team needs. Nothing more to say about it.
  10. 2018 draft thread

    I don't see anybody at 3rd overall helping this team immediately (unless Svechnikov or Dahlin miraculously fall to 3rd). Zadina is good, but he's long term good. His impact next year might be similar to Nolan Patrick's in Philly or Galchenyuk in his rookie season. Hughes is likely in the same boat as Zadina. IMO Hughes will be better than Mete at some point in his career. I'm not sure how many points Mete will get at the NHL level on a consistent basis. He's not at the same level as Hughes. That being said, it's hard to say how good Hughes will be. He certainly has the potential to be a future top pair guy, but I doubt he plays that role next season. I'm not sure Hughes would be a second pair guy next season either. That would be asking a lot out of an 18 year old. The only defenseman that I can see being top pair next year from this draft is Dahlin. I'm not even sure that anyone else from this draft stays in the NHL the whole season. There's always the risk that a lot of these prospects do not realize their potential as well. So who knows what the right decision might be.
  11. 2018 draft thread

    The name was familiar so I googled him. He sounds as if he was highly touted at one time and has been on the radar of scouts for quite some time. There is a thread on another site about this kid that was started in 2006 (he was only 6 years old lol). Sounds like he didn't meet expectations this year in the USHL and went from a potential 1st round candidate to a mid to late rounder.
  12. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I have a feeling that the Oilers are willing to do this because of Lucic's NMC. With an expansion draft coming in the near future, he would have to be protected. I'm sure they would rather protected one of their younger more useful players than him. It's for this very reason why I'm hoping that the Habs do not acquire him. Otherwise, Lucic at $3M per year with the Habs would be OK in my books. If Lucic were to agree to remove his NMC from his contract or at least come to an agreement (preferably contractual) that he will waive it for any expansion drafts (two things that he will not do) I would also be OK with this move.
  13. 2018 draft thread

    If were choosing a center around 19 I'd rather a player with more offense. A guy like Akil Thomas has more offensive upside IMO and could/should still be there in that range. A lot of scouts seem high on Foudy, but I see him as more of a late first to early second rounder. I just think there are higher ceiling players available. As for getting a pick in the second half of the first round, I still think the Habs should look into taking Jori Lehtera off of the Flyers hands or Paul Martin off of the Sharks hands.
  14. 2018 draft thread

    I'd be ecstatic with Dahlin (not going to happen) or Svechnikov (doubtful to happen). I'd be happy with any one of Zadina, Wahlstrom, Boqvist, or Hughes. I wouldn't be terribly disappointed with Dobson or Bouchard. As far as acquiring another 1st rounder is concerned, I would look to see what it's worth to San Jose (who could still be looking at Tavares as an option) to take Paul Martin off their hands. Or Philadelphia (who has two first rounders) with Jori Lehtera. Sharks draft 21st (which is presumably out of Kotkaniemi range), but Flyers draft 14th thanks to St. Louis' pick and have their own at 19th (which again is likely out of Kotkoniemi range). Those picks could however put us in range for Veleno, Hayton, Lundestrom, or Thomas (if you're looking strictly at centers and not BPA).
  15. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    I think it depends on what else the Habs can move out. Assuming Pacioretty is getting $7 -8 mil per season on an extension and assuming that we can already sign Tavares with our current cap space, Pacioretty would only be getting 2.5 to 3.5 mil raise over his current cap hit. If you get rid of Andrew Shaw and his $3.9 mil cap hit for a pick or prospect your problem is solved.