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  1. Issues last year weak D on the Left side , also no depth after Weber and Petry on defense. No puck moving defensemen on the team Lack of power play Off season done nothing to address these needs. How's that improving the team 🤔 Will kinkaid help yes, but not on the power play. Today's NHL is all about special team play.
  2. Where's the depth on this team? Especially on D, if Weber or Petry go down with injury that's it for this D. If Price gets hurt....well we all know what's going to happen. Its the same team as last year which missed the playoffs. Did we fix our PP no, did we improve the LD no. I for one want to see this team win but i am realistic. New jersey improved Florida improved Philadelphia has a goaltender now which means they will improve. We stranded pat and added nothing to help out the young guys and to add depth to the team. A lot needs to go right for the habs to make the playoffs.
  3. Ok but do you see what I am trying to say? Everyone has done something to improve their team but us. We don't have the depth to over come a major injury to a top player on D or to Price. I hope we make the playoffs but i don't see it.
  4. You're forgetting NYR. They're looking good and I put them in the playoffs this year. Never count Pittsburgh out, they always seem to make good trades that end up putting them in the playoffs.
  5. Yeah based on the fact we didn't improve our team in the off season, and those other teams have. Again a lot could happen like injuries and teams not playing up to what their capabilities. But out of those teams we haven't made the playoffs in 3 years, and I just don't think we have the depth especially on D. Our weaknesses as a team always show up toward the end of the season when team's are playing tighter D, and we end up missing the playoffs because of it.
  6. Well look at it like this Toronto Washington Tampa Should be locked in to make the playoffs Which would leave 5 spots to fight for. Those teams would be Philadelphia Rangers Pittsburgh New Jersey Buffalo NYI Boston Florida Carolina Columbus Montreal So these should be the 11 teams that will fight for the last five playoff spots. With Detroit and Ottawa not making it . Pittsburgh, Boston, NYR I think will make the playoffs. So that leaves the 2 wild card spots. Philadelphia Florida Carolina NYI Columbus Buffalo Montreal New jersey These are the teams we will be fighting it out for a wild card spot with. I don't see us having enough depth on this team especially on our D to make the playoffs. Its the same team the past 3 years and we missed the playoffs the past 3 years. So what makes this year any different?
  7. Watching habs PP the last year and now makes me appreciate Markov more and more. Man was he so underrated as a player.
  8. Oh I forgot we can't say bad things about Bergevin or we get downvoted. Sorry Bergevin is god and has done everything right since he got here in Montreal. Does this make all you Bergevin lovers happy.
  9. Same D same results. Going to be a long year in habs land.
  10. I think Florida has made some nice improvements and will finish higher than us. We have the same team as last year. So we finish 6th in the division. 13 or 14 in the conference. That could all change if Bergevin gets off his ass and trades for a puck moving defensemen.
  11. Same team as last year so shouldn't it be same predictions as last year🤔
  12. We didn't do anything to improve our PP from last year ...... And guess what... Surprise surprise same results. We need a puck moving defensemen bad.
  13. I don't but I see more upside in having Domi, Kotkaniemi, Suzuki and Poehling than I do Danault. If I had to trade one out of the 5, to me the odd man out is Danault.
  14. Here's a question with the log jam at centers on the habs.... Yes you read that right the habs have a lot of centers. Is Danault trade bait for the habs? The habs centers now are. Danault Domi Kotkaniemi Suzuki Poehling Weal Thompson The way Suzuki has been playing I think he's made the team over poehling who's injured. I would shop Danault along with one of our 2nd round picks to see if we can improve our LD. Have the centers look like this Domi Kotkaniemi Suzuki Thompson Put Weal on the wing and Poehling starts the year in the AHL.
  15. The Blue's improved their team won a cup Pittsburgh is always trying to address their team needs Toronto has address team needs this Tampa makes changes and address team needs San Jose does the same Florida is going to be better with the move's they made to address team needs Vancouver made changes to address needs Then you got Bergevin who does nothing. He took over a team that was one player away from maybe wining a cup and basically blow it up.
  16. Lol that's a joke. Are you a family member of Bergevin or something ?
  17. My big issue with Bergevin is that he fails to address weaknesses on the team. He doesn't address them through trades or through free agency. This is why this team does a tail spin the last 2 months of the season and when we get injuries to key players. And if we do get into the playoffs you can really see our teams weaknesses when we play physical teams with speed. I gave him credit on the Domi trade, and I also give him credit on drafting the last 3 years since he started drafting skill and speed over size and grit. But as long as he doesn't address our teams weaknesses we will always be a team that needs to fight down to the last game of the season to see if we get into the playoffs.
  18. I think a big reason for that is match ups in a 7 game series rather than just a 1 and by type of game. In the regular season teams don't care as much with match ups or shutting down a player, as much as they do in the playoffs in a 7 game series. That's why our teams always get exposed for their weaknesses in the playoffs.
  19. Edmonton has had no direction or identity for years now that will change with Ken Holland and Dave Tippett runing things. The same could be said for Buffalo and you can add New Jersey to that mix all they need is to add a goaltender to that mix to put them over the top.
  20. Ok so this got downvote 2x's, I would like to know how people think our team is in better shape than Edmonton or Buffalo? If both these team's get goaltending they can make a run at the cup. I have more faith in Ken Holland wining a cup with Edmonton way before I do with Bergevin wining a cup in Montreal.
  21. Both those teams are closer to wining a cup then we will ever be if we
  22. We can never rebuild a team properly because we have to give media and fans false hope to keep them happy. Instead of a retool this should of been a rebuild plan. If management is hoping that our young guys will make a impact that means they're not pushing for a cup run and if they're not pushing for a cup run theirs no need for Price and Weber. For Weber we can get a top young player plus a 1st round pick now for him maybe even more if we eat some of his cap hit so team's would be more willing to give up a higher price for him. Same as Price playoff teams would give up a lot to get him. I would rather us finish at the bottom and get a top 5 pick ever year for 3-4 years then just missing the playoffs and get a 15-20 pick ever year, like we have been doing. Just look at what happened with Markov. We should of traded him sooner but we didn't kept him on the team, then we just let him go. We ended up with nothing and still feeling the effects of it. By the time our young players will be ready to make a impact in the NHL we will be looking at the same situation with them like we did with Markov. They will both either retire or walk away from the team leaving us with nothing and a big hole to fill.
  23. Its this way of thinking why we will always be nothing more than a bubble team.
  24. That's exactly my point if we're building up our young talent and prospects we have no need for Price and Weber, trade them now get top talent back well you still can and let them go win a cup before its to late for them to do so, because that's not going to happen here anytime soon. We can get a big return on Weber and Price if we trade them now, rather then when their past 35 and just average NHL players.
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