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  1. Just the confidence alone to make that pass with 3 seconds left instead of the the easy take the shot he was given... Sublime! Caufields finish too... Bottom corner... fantastic! This guy is a 50 goal scorer in the making
  2. I still believe the biggest obstacle to koivu's career was linemates post habs strip down after the Roy saga. He was surrounded by some really good players in damphouse, turgeon, recchi, rucinsky and even an end of career richer etc. to name a few. When he came back from his knee they were essentially all gone with nobody coming through the pipeline until plex came through and the kovalev trade... The big issue to his speed was his decision to wear a knee brace for the initial seasons post surgery for comfort and extra safety. But, he did end up removing it and only put it back on when he sprained his other knee again years later. I wore my brace for 2 seasons after my ACL and LCL full repairs and it slowed me down significantly. When I decided to remove it, I had zero issue with mobility or speed. I believe using his cancer, eye injury and knee injury to justify his drop in production from those 50 games in his sophomore season was and is the easy way to make excuses for him. The sad fact is the Montreal Canadiens were stripped down of all there quality and were completely mis-managed for years. We never rebuilt this team properly until the lead up to their Centennial season. Countless players have their knees repaired and don't miss a beat 2 years post up. Put koivu in a quality top 6 for his first 5/10 seasons and surely his stats would have been in the upper echelons of the league that was staked with +100 point players. However, taking a 50 game stretch of a 20 year career is an out-layer no different than saying Brian Savage was an elite scorer using only the month of October. The saddest part of this all is looking back and saying what if... Koivu has always to me = true champion on a terrible team
  3. Suzuki is one of the top centers in hockey right now... is 200ft game is sublime
  4. We make it sound like Saku was tearing it up and then fell off the map post ACL... he had 56 points in 50 games before going down... basically a PPG season. It was an ACL injury. He was fine after that like most players are. He played 17 seasons after that. Loved Saku for his fight and just maybe if he had better linemates throughout his career he could of produced a heck of a lot more instead of featuring solo on his lines for the largest of stretches. That was way more of a crutch then his Knee repair
  5. that is not happening. They are arguably the hottest line in hockey right now. Why would we change that? and with Hoffman having some recent scoring success on the dvorak line the only other choice would be to put him back on the 4th with Armia and Evans and move Drouin up or put Slav with Mona and Ander... i would love to see the new lines but figure he draws back in on the 4th where he left
  6. Galchenyuk is NOT a Center... multiple teams and there systems have proved this to be true. Kotkaniemi put up good numbers as a rookie and that 1st year in no way hurt his development. If anything injuries in his 1st 2 seasons hurt his development and that could of been attributed to not being physically ready (weight). But don't tell me an NHL players career is defined by what happened and were he played in his rookie season. Galchenyuk didn't cut it. KK bailed on us
  7. does he draw in on the left of Monahan and Anderson in place of Dadonov? I think so
  8. what a bunch of bull crap... Galchenyuk faultering is on Galchenyuk and has nothing to do with development. He was given all the chances in the world! same goes for KK
  9. Pitlick waived clearly shows there is no intention of sending Slav or any other rookie down currently.
  10. intial thought was pietrangelo pulled up and showed the numbers but anderson definitely had time to avoid the hit from behind...
  11. It was 100% goalie interference.. he wasn't even pushed in on top of it all... BS
  12. That's a very big pair of dman with a wing span including sticks almost the width of the ice... lol
  13. You literally just said the opposite and you want Arber sent down and to roll the old guys...
  14. I read he has been in every PP meeting since the start of the season. His usage will increase each game. Hopefully they can build on last games PP performance. Cause with an above avg PP this team can look very different in the standings. I do like pitlick on a line with Evans and Slav alot mire then Pezetta...
  15. There goaltending is suspect... there D is terrible and with NO depth. There bottom 6 is really not anything to write home about... There top 6 is one of the best in the league if not tops in the league... There coaching is proving to be suspect as well Without a high octane O and lethal PP they will struggle. PLAYOFFS Prove this NO POWERPLAY NO PARTY for TO
  16. On pace for +63 goals this season which is a continuation of end of last season with the promotion of St. Louis . He is also playing at a point a game pace for almost 50 games now with no signs of slowing down and instead is getting better. He could easily have 4/5 more goals given his chances He has outscored both Kessel and Matthews in US development. Broke NCAA records... what more does this guy need to do. He's a legit scorer and will be in the mix for the Richard barring injuries. 36 goals is way to conservative!
  17. Why? Statistically since Feb of last year he is well over that pace including end of season/ preseason and start of this season. Not to mention all previous seasons in all leagues point too him being an elite scorer.
  18. That's the case with most teams if they lose there #1 goalie or top 2 defenders! Wait a second...We've already started the season (going on 10 games) with our defacto #1 and #2 Dmen out of the line up and our #1 GOALIE for the season/ permanently... So your saying if we lose our top 4 dman? Lol What team wouldn't be screwed?
  19. i see no reason to think 50 is out of the question... he has excelled in scoring in every league he has ever played. All this while already showing in the 2021 playoffs and the 2nd half of last season and already this preseason and regular season that he has no problems finding twine and not only is he good at scoring but elite! 52 i think or more
  20. Hoffman really hasn't been that bad... and with a year left after this it might be best to build him up...
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