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  1. 6 hours ago, Meller93 said:

    I recall nail Yakupov being a very animated interview as well. We all know how that panned out. 

    I would say the quality of an interview is not based on whether they are bubbly or not, but on the actual content of what is being said.


    Wright interviews like he plays - unspectacular but efficient, smart and methodical, confident but not cocky.


    I always come away very impressed personally, and see him and a great locker room, lead by example guy in the future. 

    He’s also not 100% serious. I’ve seen him crack a few jokes and have some fun


    6 hours ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:


    I can think of few worse ways of assessing a player than media interviews.


    Living in Van, I recall two guys who reliably said all the right things: Zack Kassian and Jake Virtanen. They were good enough at this that every time they opened their mouths, especially in camp, the sports shows would have a morning’s worth of material about how it sounded like they’d ‘turned the corner,’ ‘found a new maturity,’ etc.. And sure enough, they would proceed to be lazy, entitled bums out on the ice.


    Do I love a lively, charismatic PK Subban type in a league of robots? 100%. But media skills bear zero connection to on-ice merit.


    I was trying to talk aboot how they sounded while talking hockey not on the present skill or future levels reached.. I just felt Slafkovsky sounded way more lively aboot the game and Wright more of the between period quick interview type.. as i said idk much aboot the players other then what i read here

  2. i spent time in service jobs on the phone (A Lot of Collections Work) and did my fair share client experience/accommodations relations.. i think i got a pretty good dung meter gauge in my ears.. 


    This Slafkovsky kid move my needle on my meter ALL The Way to: TRUTH..

    well from this interview he did anyway.. https://www.rds.ca/videos/hockey/lnh/lnh-combine-mon-entrevue-avec-le-ch-etait-plus-succulente-qu-un-souper-hockey-3.1407785   


    Not knowing anything aboot their (Wright/Slafkovsky) game more then what i read here...IF their game is close  and if yall may think my non-hockey set apart matters:

    I would pick Slaflovsky from that interview 


    Maybe by the time Wright did his interview https://www.rds.ca/videos/hockey/lnh/canadiens/lnh-j-aime-tout-a-propos-des-canadiens-hockey-3.1407793 he didnt have much gas left in the tank for another round of questions and (boring) answers


    imho Slafkovsky seems more like a Romanov bubbly character and Wright pulls to me more as a Price low key... Then again there is a reason why Habs never even looked at me CV right? :) 

  3. Just now, dlbalr said:


    I haven't seen enough full game clips of Wright to really comment on the board battle stuff but on the faceoff side, he was at 49.9% during the regular season and is at 50.2% in the playoffs.  That won't translate well to the pros right away as there is almost always a drop from going from junior so I'd peg his rookie faceoff percentage in the 42%/43% range.  That seems low but it's fairly common for youngsters.  Wright's all-around game makes him very likely to stay down the middle though - he's not a real candidate to move to the wing.

    I like that FeReal tho .. if he got better game at dot then KK in 1st year i kinda see that as a win and if he a middleman at next level too.. double win :) 

  4. random old time memory...

    i had a friend i played hockey (fine, ball hockey) with back inda days and this foo never went digging for ball but holy dang this guy Always had the ball as soon some1 on the other side came out the corner... I aint never seen aLazyMan with such an Active stick. I saw my boy on ice with KK at times and then no more.. I wish him well tho (KK) :) 

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  5. 14 hours ago, GHT120 said:

    Only HuGo know for certain ... but I don't see how another year in the OHL really helps him and he can't play in the AHL because he is CHL eligible ... so my expectation is yes ... unless his TC and first 9 games are so bad that he clearly isn't ready ... but insulated as a 3C to start the season my expectation is that he will be able to handle it.


    13 hours ago, dlbalr said:


    I'd be surprised if he wasn't in the NHL next season.  Offensively, 34 points is a decent expectation probably, assuming he's eased in and plays limited minutes at the start.


    thanks guys for hitting me up :)

    so if he should play next year and 34 is a reasonable point total.. how aboot the parts that are puckless some peepo chatup all the time? 


    *going into the boards

    *coming out the boards with the puck

    *(they say he a center) can he win face offs, that kind biz ..


    bcuz to be honest i didnt think KK is an NHL center (ok top center), i see him more winger type but then again i saw the last 10 years play too so maybe i forgot what a (young top) NHL center on the Habs looks like, Thank The Divine for Nick Suzuki :)

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  6. On 2/24/2022 at 6:56 PM, tomh009 said:

    I wouldn't say "obviously" as none of us are privy to the discussions inside the Habs' front office. Bobrov didn't replace Lapointe but rather complements him, so I expect that Gorton and Hughes also value Lapointe's advice.

    sooo you think I heard wrong that Timmins draft plan was to clone Mario Lemieux the last 10 years and his resources went there and not in scouting the 1st round?? ;)

  7. 9 minutes ago, BCHabnut said:

    KK has an unknown ceiling right now. I'm not sure I would trade him straight across for Dvorak.  I think, barring an Eichel deal, MB should match the KK offer and work to to extend him before the end of the season. 

    I proposed a way to achieve this a few posts back (maybe pages ago) but i think it might still be too much :(

    (edit) I saw somewhere Suzuki said he understands KK for the sign bcuz its "life changing money" so if MB real high on KK I think 50 mil overall money will get him to stay

  8. 11 minutes ago, Habsfan89 said:

    I agree, I got a question can you trade a RFA if they've signed a offer sheet? Or are your only option to match or take the picks? Because if you can trade him I would imagine Bergevin is taking this time to looking to see if he can get more for Kotkaniemi in a trade than just a 1st and 3rd round pick. 

    that would make MB, King Troll!!! loooolll:rofl: trade KK b4 times up on offer sheet, He will go in my perso HoF for that!!

  9. 28 minutes ago, alfredoh2009 said:

    If the Habs offersheet for one of these centres for about 5.5M-$6.1M, they loose their 1st round pick and their third; but gain a decent centre back without loosing picks in the 2022 draft:

    Elias Pettersson, Casey Mittelstadt


    the Habs could offer sheet for these players, for less than $4.1M (second draft pick lost)

    Nolan Patrick, Logan Brown

    it seems to me the offer sheet is a play u pull for hate... since the start of it, Oil cans and Penner after he Ducks win. Yet I enjoy the h8 hockey clubs can get for one another alot :D

  10. 16 hours ago, GHT120 said:


    I believe that they can only match the offer sheet or let him go ... any extension could only be done in January ... who knows what would happen then.

    I would try a hand shake deal regardless... I dont think Canes wanna give up picks just to get a player 1 year and I dont think they would gv KK 18milly over 3 yrs either... If I was MB I would try the same, hand shake deal for an 8yr extension with Drouin money + the 6milly live this year

    (edit) well if the play is to absolutely keep him but I will hold to let him walk


  11. 15 hours ago, dlbalr said:


    I'll play devils advocate here.  Why does Kotkaniemi agree to 8 x $5.5M when he can just take $6.1 per year as a qualifying offer for three years (more if he had a good season and went to arbitration) and walk to free agency?  The idea of signing him for cheaper sounds nice in principle but in reality, it's a tough sell for the player knowing that qualifying offer is what it's going to be.

    i think he would be happy with Drouin money on a long term contract long term ... 6x3=18 but 6+8x5.5=50 ... i dont think he will hit 50mil career wise as quick... not tring to be a bum but yeah  

  12. I think MB should let KK walk but...


    If the argument to keep him is on the pay alone being the problem:

    I can see this solution... they could figure out an extension an bring over all $ amount down starting next year (2022), i would guesstimate a 5.5 over 8yrs and it might require a trade like Byron (even tho I like TiPaul, Man Play like a Lion!!) this would keep the vets tht left dough on the table happy ish and maybe allow Habs in back in low ball salary discussion again with Suzuki.


    Then again I feel Suzi gonna Bi***h slap this year the league and Habs gonna need McJebus money to keep him :) 

  13. 3 minutes ago, GHT120 said:

    Obviously ... wonder if KK thought that out or just saw $$$$$$?


    I say let him go ... it is a ridiculous contract ... would also keep an eye on the Hurricanes extending KK at the first opportunity to do so for a more reasonable AAV ... would stink of pre-arranged CBA circumvention, but expect they would get away with it ... it is the only way this makes any sense to me ... KK just isn't worth $6.1 at the moment, and it is a big gamble that he will be for 22/23 (i.e., qualify or let him walk)

    wow!! I didn't even think aboot how a hand shake 8 yr back door deal might affect this 1yr   

  14. 3 minutes ago, ehjay said:

    Thanks :) 

    so 1 yr 6.1 milly and 20mil sign bonus... how is this not 26.1 million for 1yr?

    why hasnt MB just signed every player to low contracts and High sign bonus yet then? huh? what? Ima soooooo Confused!!!!!

    my bad i miss read the amount its 20 bucks bonus llllooooooolllll


  15. 10 minutes ago, Habsfan89 said:

    1st and 3rd and if Montreal match's then next year if they have to qualify him it will be at the same 6.1mil 


    Oh and now if we do match it then that F$&*'s us up with Suzuki contract. We would have to pay him over 7mil. 


    Thanks for the clarification :)

    but isnt this a multi year deal? and we still have to qualify him next year? 

    tho I see the can of worms it opens with Suzuki contract next year and maybe even with some of the vets (Gally) that could have left some money on the table to help MB out

  16. On 2/26/2021 at 11:11 AM, GHT120 said:

    It would be interesting to have the AHL, or CHL, experiment with the international crease rule (step in the blue and play is stopped and the face-off is outside the zone, unless the puck is there) ... IMO it would greatly reduce controversy ... to offset the advantage to the goaltender get harsher with cross-checks on players legally standing in front of the goaltender

    I would add slaching too, my ancles still hurt 30+ yrs later lollll

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