Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 09/26/22 in all areas

  1. I don’t believe the Habs are intentionally icing the worst team they can in order to maximize their lottery odds. If that’s tanking, we’re not doing it. Just look at the forward unit, which is actually quite strong, overall. Why keep that unit intact if the goal is to lose as hard as possible? Chicago, by contrast, has shipped out young players who played a major role (Dach and DeBrincat) for no discernable reason other than to suck as hard as they can in order to get Bedard. Now that’s true tanking. People confuse tanking with rebuilding. Rebuilding involves setting a timeline for a team to become competitive, and tries to maximize the likelihood of successfully realizing that target. Yes, this often means moving out veterans in favour of picks and prospects. But since you need some veterans around to mentor and role-model for the kids, and since (as I keep saying) you want to create an environment in which the kids can succeed and grow, that’s not interchangeable with fire-bombing your roster in a determined effort to grab the #1 pick. The Habs will likely suck, not through a deliberate intent to suck, but as a consequence of their best players aging out and middle-aged players having been traded for prospects. Winning lots of games is not the goal; it’s a development year. But to say that losing is the goal? That’s a bridge too far IMHO.
    3 points
  2. I do not think the linguistic politics are a criteria considered by Hugh-Gort and Molson anymore. I truly believe the Habs are past that starting with the current management.
    2 points
  3. Looking for opinions on this story. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/canada/article-hockey-canada-created-a-fund-for-sexual-assault-claims-documents/ It had been disturbing for some time, but the recent news of a second hush fund to settle legal claims that was kept secret during all of these past proceedings has me quite incensed. To know my youth hockey registration fees and now my families children's registration fees have been stashed away to keep creepy activity quiet is disturbing. To think they kept a second fund quiet during all of these interrogations, interviews, public hearing and grandstanding is amazing to me. That Hockey Canada leadership would attempt to pull this off while also stating they are confident that they have leadership who can oversee cultural change and a positive transition is a joke. I see no way for this organization to redeem themselves, I will never trust the entity again. I think they have tarnished a national sport, should be dismantled, all executives black balled from hockey and believe our national teams should all be shut down for at least two years while hockey Canada is rebranded, re established and re-funded by corporate money. All corporate sponsorship, zero player fees going towards anything but hockey. Maybe not charge players period, again let these corporate asshats who want their names associated with youth sports to step up. Between the branding of arenas, jerseys, helmets, commercials there is zero need to charge a struggling family a blanket “registration” fee when we all know where that money ended up. Let the corporations earn their good will and lifetime brand awareness with the kids by finding it all. All current money put back into youth hockey/access for minorities&under privileged kids. The establishment has festered cancer that can only be cured with compete removal of the tumour, eradicate the mass of human turds that have ruined a national treasure, had the gall to stand up and say they could right this ship while hiding another slush fund the whole time, shame on them. The Hockey Canada brand has been forever tarnished and time to hold these executives accountable. All of them should be gone, entity dismantled and rebuilt without full time executives earning a living off of a kids sport since they’ve proven they cannot be trusted.
    1 point
  4. A dumper dive activity that was
    1 point
  5. Without him ever playing in the NHL, I'd say yes, it's too much to ask that he'd jump into a top-four role right away. Yep, until November 1st. Then it's reverse standings.
    1 point
  6. A little insurance policy until we find a new number 1. AAV doesn't break the bank and the term gives us flexibility.
    1 point
  7. Still glad to see Lehkonen succeed, not bad linemates.
    1 point
  8. On Norlinder, he showed good offensive instincts, a better version of Wideman and room to improve On the 😧 Guhle is the real deal and Xhekaj seems like a great depth D that may become as good as Chiarot if he can keep improving. I do not remember much of Trudeau On Fs: I am so glad for Gallagher. Caufield looks great! I liked Dadonov, even if he seemed to turnover the puck a few times too many. The Dvorak line showed good potential. Dach is much better than I though, I like him.
    1 point
  9. I like the idea but making the money work at the start of the year would be tricky for the Habs. Closer to the trade deadline, however, once the selling off begins and there's a bit more cap room, this could the framework of a reasonable trade. I think they'd take on an extra million for 23-24 to save $3.4 million in 24-25.
    1 point
  10. Nice shot from Guhle on the goal, that certainly won't hurt his confidence. Xhekaj looks good as well. Gignac looks just like he did for Laval in the playoffs as a shifty, energetic player that makes a lot happen. He's not making the team obviously but I'm glad he's still in the organization.
    1 point
  11. Seems like there are rumblings in Ottawa that their 3rd pair is not set and that they tried unsuccessfully to unload Zaitsev this summer https://www.lapresse.ca/sports/hockey/2022-09-29/rondelle-libre/peu-de-places-pour-les-jeunes-finalement.php To Ottawa: Armia ($3.4M/3yrs = $10.2M total) and Fairbrother To Montreal: Zaitsev ($4.5M/2yrs = $9M total) and Guenette The Habs unload Armia for veteran RD, save $1M total and get an RD longshot. The Sens get rid of Zaitsev, get a bottom-6 winger that fits their mold better, albeit at a $1M more total but better spread out on the salary cap. They get a depth LD that I think has a better shot in Ottawa than in Montreal
    1 point
  12. Good to see Montembeault is in mid-season form already with one of those 'how did that go in' goals allowed already.
    1 point
  13. I disagree with Burglar. Added my comments. Didn't see any replay or any description, was at the Bell Centre. Pezzetta had a very good game overall. Fighting hard for 13th forward.
    1 point
  14. That is IMO a very generous description that totally omits Primeau's PATHETIC post coverage on the play ... without which, no matter how many pings or pongs occurred, there would have been no goal.
    1 point
  15. Obviously I'm not guaranteeing he will make it. I'm just saying the type of player he looks like. The #62 is appropriate as he looks a lot like a Centre version of Arturri Lehkonen.
    1 point
×
×
  • Create New...