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  1. Habs need to shit or get off the pot with Mailloux. Trade him or start pouring development resources into him. I think we should start doing everything we can to develop his game. The politics of it left with Bergevin.
    4 points
  2. What are they supposed to do to develop his game, that they arent doing? He was suspended in the OHL til January and no other league in the world was going to bypass that suspension and take him in. The PR nightmare would have been a disaster for any league doing this. So they had him train off ice. Then he played on the team that has the best development in the CHL if not the world. Where else would you want him, if not London? Then he got hurt in a fight and his shoulder is messed up and he cant play. So what resources can you put in other than surgery and rehab which are being done? Heck given his injury, i will guess he is at development camp but not on the ice as he wont be ready yet. Shoulder injuries are usually 6 months.
    3 points
  3. The game is fast and reffing is way harder than the average fan thinks. And it just keeps getting faster
    3 points
  4. I hate them both. Still hate Kreider. That contributes to prices knee issues.
    3 points
  5. Petry played like a #6 D under DD, and legitmately played like a #1D under MSL there. Given he was really good in 2020-21 and every year before that as a Hab, I think we can get a good package for him. Teams will see the dip as 1/2 a season when he wasnt in a good personal situation with his family and hated his coach.
    2 points
  6. We also know that Anderson is 28 (10 years older than the 2nd overall pick) and the physical game he plays has a quicker expiry date than some others might have. I appreciate and like what Anderson brings to the team. I would miss him but if he can help bring an elite prospect then I am OK with it.
    2 points
  7. Keep in mind they have Drouin listed on LTIR, so adding him to the roster puts them well over, with 3 roster spots still to fill. Of course, if Price is done, then they are in the clear easily.
    2 points
  8. The "contract year" is the best year is actually a myth. It happens sometimes, but is no more likely to be a career year than any other.
    2 points
  9. He played very well last season before being hurt. He was our best forward under DD and never really got to play under MSL (who improved almost every forward). His current value is really low... whats the harm in trying to build it. Its not like we are gonna be a contender.
    2 points
  10. I liked the trade when we acquired Weber and like the trade now that we had to ship out. Thanks for your service Weber, I shall still wear my (your) jersey proudly.
    2 points
  11. OMG, I thought we'd have to give up assets to shed #6's contract. This rocks. Thanks you, Shea Weber, for distinguished and powerful service to the CH.
    2 points
  12. 2 points
  13. I’m banking on the Habs taking Wright. I was in Kingston last week (I live near Chicago) and bought a Wright Frontenac’s jersey for my son who was born in Kingston and loves the Habs like me.
    2 points
  14. We have no idea if he will be invited to rookie camp or not. That announcement will be after the draft. As for last year, he wasnt invited as the Habs wanted him to focus on the things he needed to do off ice, and that was a different management group.
    2 points
  15. Clutch hire 🤭
    2 points
  16. Seems like Joshua Roy may play
    2 points
  17. My list is up to 36 now. https://lastwordonsports.com/hockey/2022-nhl-entry-draft-headquarters/ I'd love to see the home run swings, a guy like Miroschinchenko to fall, or a Brad Lambert or Conor Geekie who seem to be falling to land to us. Another one I love who i see ranked later than I have him is Mateychuk. Position wise, Seamus Casey, Elias Salomonsson, Ty Nelson, Ryan Chesley would be good fits for us at Right D. I'd also love any of the 4 Djurgardens kids. I really like what they are doing in development. Its like drafting a kid from the London Knights or something. Leave the kid in Sweden for two more years with their development program and then bring him to North America at 20. You know that Djurgardens is going to do a good job developing their game.
    2 points
  18. If we can get Wright ... why would we want get PLD as an expensive two-year rental?
    1 point
  19. Old time hockey! https://montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/nhl/hockey-inside-out/stu-cowan-remembering-a-time-when-there-was-a-cloud-of-smoke-in-nhl
    1 point
  20. The gang rape of a woman by Hockey Canada players - including members of Canada’s national junior team, and guys who are now in the NHL - is obviously sickening. But does it cast the Logan Mailloux situation in a new light? In other words, was Mailloux’s action best understood a symptom of a diseased, misogynist hockey culture, the tip of a massive iceberg, the action of a guy who did nothing that many of his teammates wouldn’t do, but just had the misfortune to get caught? I hate to say it, but I would not be the slightest bit surprised if this were true. Not that every hockey player is a rapist (!). Rather the thought is that many teams have a critical mass of guys who think it’s swell to force themselves on women…and a critical mass of teammates who look the other way and protect them in order to be “good team guys.” In other words: it is entirely possible that these predators aren’t outliers. Misogyny and sexual predation are normalized in hockey culture. If this is true, then ironically it probably reinforces the case for keeping Mailloux in the organization. Not only is he more likely than his peers to now regret his brutalization and dehumanization of women, but for the Habs to deal him away would merely be to surrender a significant asset at a heavy discount, to no good purpose; after all, a critical mass of his teammates (wherever he lands) will likely have similar attitudes and probably a similar history of degrading/abusing women. And this could well be true of the assets we get back in return for him. It makes you want to puke when you think about it.
    1 point
  21. I like the intent ... but alter their movement to attempt to contact the puck is still plenty subjective ... just a new kind of argument ... but it could be a first step on a journey to clarity.
    1 point
  22. Met him downtown St. John’s and bought him a drink one time! He went for a vodka sofa with a splash of cran hahah. He was nice enough to invite me back to his table where Matthieu Dandenault was. Chatted for a long time and Dandenault literally started doing magic tricks (and he was good at them 😂) One of the most unexpected nights ever. This was when the Icecaps were based in St. John’s. Very nice people by the way
    1 point
  23. I just learned that my cousin's math teacher is Shane Wright's mom. I really hope he's the pick.... a signed jersey will be a good addition to the man cave. (Of course I'd buy the jersey).
    1 point
  24. OR ... looking to be "different/contrarian" to attract clicks
    1 point
  25. Trading Guhle would feel like trading McDonough. The Habs have traded out of enough young dmen, it'd be nice if they finally kept one.
    1 point
  26. Nice message from #6 here A message from Shea Weber (nhl.com) Lord knows I hated the trade, but I never hated Weber, and have nothing but respect for the man; especially for his incredible, self-sacrificing performance as our #1 D-man during the Run of '21. A worthy captain in the best tradition of the Montreal Canadiens.
    1 point
  27. 1 point
  28. 3 cup finals and 3 losses in a row for Perry! Go Lehkonen Go
    1 point
  29. I also hope so. I defended the kid in that infamous thread. I want hi to be given the chance, but despite my bleeding heart on the matter I want the Habs to manage this hot potato in a way that works best for the team and well for the kid
    1 point
  30. Shes the best female hockey player in the world, Shes a habs fan, And the organization made a commitment to adding diversity to management when they hired gorton. She fit for all those reasons.
    1 point
  31. Not a bad proposal as I get the feeling Hughes would move Mailloux at the first good opportunity and moving up in the draft is something they will likely try and do. It would depend on whether there is someone at 16 they badly want. I definitely think Mailloux is better off in another market (not CDN) away from the media microscope.
    1 point
  32. Yeah definitely not an exact science. This one by Pronman is good for a laugh. Love #1 and #16 made me almost choke on the list of tanking 2012-2014 if they players were in the same draft: https://www.espn.com/blog/nhl-draft/insider/post/_/id/568
    1 point
  33. Subban has absolutely been maligned throughout his career for the fact he has an outgoing personality and the colour of his skin. All the way back to his rookie season with Mike Richards, to Darren Pang having a freudian slip and saying he doesn't play the white way, to the comments about him when he was traded from Montreal by Tony Marinaro and others in the media, to Boston fans being racist on twitter and making the N word trend when he scored an OT goal in the playoffs, fans showing up in Subbanator shirts and black face, and other incidents as well.
    1 point
  34. I don't disagree that Nurse seems highly paid when you compare him to a Makar or Fox. The dilemma the Oilers faced is that Nurse would have been approaching free agency. Not a chance they could have signed him to the same term at 6-7M per year and they couldn't afford to lose their #1 defensemen in a bidding war. I would rather have Nurse at 9.2 than Karlsson at 11.5 I would also rather have Nurse than Hamilton at the same price although I know some will disagree. Nurse is tough as hell, a great teammate and better defensively than Hamilton. I will give Hamilton the edge on offense.
    1 point
  35. Being Great is not Being Clutch. She is great, and will score in prelim games and CWHL/NWHA/PWHPA games, and gold medal games. She scores all the time.... there is nothing clutch about it.
    1 point
  36. Only a consultant position - sounds like a way for her to get her feet wet in management. She is an unbelievable player (hey Commandant - she’s “clutch!” 😃) so I have no problem with it, as long as we have other seasoned voices around to offer countervailing opinions, which I’m sure we do. I tend to support any move that adds talent from outside the same old circle of NHL Old Boys.
    1 point
  37. What an odd comparison. I am not sure what point it makes to say that one would want Wideman at $750k rather than Hamilton at $9 million. I mean, most capologists on this bored would agree not because of Wideman’s $750k buy simply because of Hamilton’s 9 million. May as well have just said, I wouldn’t want Hamilton on our team for $9 million without comparing Wideman because that fact really has nothing to do with Wideman, so it’s a random time to bring up the subject. Hamilton missed 20 games or so because of a broken jaw last year. Wideman missed games because he was a healthy scratch. Hamilton would be our first pairing defenseman, especially if Petry is gone. Wideman has fans hoping that he is here to be a 7th man, or in essence a hot dog eater. There is no reason to pick an outlier of a season that Wideman had and say that it’s comparable to Hamilton’s output. Maybe we should try to see Wideman produce at that rate for a second time in his career before we do that. Because personally while I was happy with Wideman’s unexpected offensive side last year, I strongly doubt that it reproduces itself this year, for a myriad of reasons. Dougie Hamilton? One can say with confidence, he’ll produce at least, or roughly 40 points. I’d take Dougie Hamilton over Chris Wideman, thank you very much.
    1 point
  38. Nurse is a legit #1 dman. He was playing the playoffs on a torn hip muscle apparently. But his regular season shows he hit that level. Kulak was a good add for them. Bouchard is young and coming along. Barrie has a role and Id take him in Montreal but hes not needed in Edmonton as both Nurse and Bouchard are PP guys. Ceci and keith are problems, especially at that money
    1 point
  39. With the benefit of hindsight, bumping up that offer sheet to a point where the Canes would not match would have cost us both Guhle and Mailloux, two of our best D prospects, plus Mysak. And we would still not be a contender (even without the deadine trades) with the loss of Weber and Price. Aho would be great, but in two years (potentially good timing for us) we could take a run at Teravainen. Not the finisher that Aho but a super setup guy. And he might be available for zero picks and prospects -- thanks to the Canes being saddled with the Kotkaniemi contract.
    1 point
  40. I think development also played a huge role. He did score 17 goals in a shortened season. I think the constant coaching changes the oilers had back than, and lack of leadership and direction probably didn’t help. some young players can still succeed and overcome organizational leadership/direction issues. others crumble, and aren’t able to learn he lesson that there natural skill on its own isn’t going to help them succeed. Habs Mgmt also played a similar role in the failure in the development of Galchenyuk, Mete and than KK.
    1 point
  41. True. The drafting and development of Yakupov was an embarrassment for the Oilers and nobody wants to take the blame on that one.
    1 point
  42. If Hughes falls to the oilers pick, you take him. I wouldnt at 26 or 33
    1 point
  43. I heard that Katz (owner) wanted Yakupov
    1 point
  44. Agree. And I like that Hughes wanted to leave the room when he son walked in - it shows a strong instinct for professionalism. That probably would not have occurred to a lot of the old-school hockey guys of yesteryear. Even the admirable Bob Gainey drafted his own kid. I do think it’s tricky, though. If you’re the GM’s kid, there will always be questions: are you getting favoured treatment? Are coaches or even teammates treating you differently? Etc. It might be more straightforward and healthier for him to be drafted by another franchise.
    1 point
  45. An inch shorter and still 14 lbs heavier. He's got that low centre of balance. Firkus scares me a bit cause he's so slight and he can be overpowered by bigger opponents. I've got him in my top 40, but I don't really like him even at 33 (As history shows some players i have lower will go in the top 32, and there will be a better player at 33). If you look at my rankings I've always had small guys higher than they are drafted, so I'm not scared of small guys, if they have a sturdy frame. The concern is does he have enough strength at 151 lbs. If he gets to 170, 175, 180... how does that 20-30 lbs effect his skating?
    1 point
  46. interesting comparison, that will look better for the Habs after this year's draft. Habs are just getting started while the others have been stuck in rebuild mode for years I still want the Habs to tank next year, to get more elite talent:
    1 point
  47. Canadian (plastic) money or US money? 😂
    1 point
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