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Posts posted by l<OV4L3V

  1. I hate to admit it but nobody wants to admit it clearly,

    dear MTL hockey gods, please forgive me for explaining this.

    so theres this dildo that all the players choked on after Price went down. We lost a really good guy in Weise at the deadline, and got bent over and buttfacked by some force with DD/Gilbert/Eller not going at the deadline #thatswhathappened

  2. Subban and Pacioretty don't get alone and is a big rift in dressing room. According to some montreal news media guy today on TSN radio today, he said he was "super super sure" (trying to convince himself maybe). :ph34r:

    Good :clap: , get rid of Pacioretty, keep the real captain and sign SS.

  3. They didn't need to bring anyone up if they wanted to sit Smith-Pelly. Lessio is likely to be scratched.

    As for trading Smith-Pelly, he's the highest guy left up front on my trade odds but I can easily see there being no real market for him. It's not like he's really standing out at the moment (or at any point this year). If I'm a buying team with a roster spot open, a waiver claim for someone like Chris Porter (who is on waivers today) makes more sense than trading for Smith-Pelly. I don't think they're really risking anything by playing him.

    Larry Eller must come first?

    Smith-Pelly can help teams that lack a gritty depth bottom 6 guy that are chasing but don't want to break the bank at the deadline

  4. John Scott should have filled Smith Pelly's place tonight especially if MB is going to move him at the deadline, can't afford to have more of these dime a dozen players get injured (Gilbert/DD)! When I look at Smith Pelly tonight, I'm going to envision one big draft pick with a blank face and a question mark skating around, I don't care if its for a 6th rounder.

    On a side note, Leafs will probably hand this one to us on a silver platter.

  5. My guess..

    MB makes 5 or 6 trades, brings in a couple question marks and a depth defender.

    NB, Eller, Weise, Flash, Pleks, Pateryn and some youngsters all moved.

    My trade deadline wish list:

    Beaulieu for Yakupov+pick

    Eller in a cap swap, hopefully for a D-man to replace Emelin (don't care what team)...or possibly Drouin

    Flash for picks (Florida)

    Weise to the Sharks or Ducks, Sami Vatanen was on the block but I doubt it now with the Ducks surging so sharks more likely

    Pateryn for picks

    Pleks stays

  6. This is a great deal.

    Its exactly what I'm talking about when I've been talking about team building.

    Get rid of the third and fourth liners making 3 million plus.

    Get third and fourth liners, and 3rd pairing D and pay them all 1.0 - 1.5 million. Fill the bottom of the team super cheap.

    Then you can afford luxuries in Price's next deal, Stamkos, Subban, etc....

    Thats how you do it in the cap world. Pay for elite talent... save money on the places where the upgrades to higher priced players only provide very marginal returns.

    I want the guy who scores 40 goals instead of 25 in my top 6 and I'll pay for that. I don't want to pay to have the guy who scores 8 goals instead of 6.

    I agree with everything stated. Contract makes sense in a cap era.

  7. I want Alain Vigneault to be the next coach of this team. He is a very good coach who happens to speak french. I know it is a dream.

    AV already had a stint with the Habs. The organization must stop going into the recycling bin for coaches. If it didn't work at their first kick of the can, why would it work their second time around? Bringing MT back is enough of a reminder!

  8. Brian Bickell rises to the occassion every post season... is that why he had 0 goals on a cup winning hawks team last year.

    Justin Williams ppg in the regular season and playoffs is pretty much equal.


    Jonathan Quick had a great playoff in 2012, no doubt about it. In 2014, he had a rather pedestrian playoff, with a mere 911 save percentage, but won the cup cause LA was that damn good as a team.

    Lets forget about these narratives about "clutch", "stepping up in the playoffs" and all that. They are myths... media narratives... thats it.

    Funny how you state Bickell had 0 goals, but forgot to mention the 5 assists (which are just as valuable as goals).

    His Stats are more impressive than Pacioretty's post-season #'s given the circumstances of his role during those cup runs.

    Bickell: 32 pts over 60 games played l3 playoffs.

    Pacioretty: 18 pts in 32 games played l3 playoffs.

    Your mind has been tricked that post-season performers don't exist because of our teams lack of success in the post-season, but they most definitely do exist!

    Based on the amount of replies you got; it's pretty safe to say a majority of the forum agrees that Jonathan Quick is worthy of that echelon.

    PS: .911 save % but also won every single facing elimination game, that's an intangible that stats don't account for.

  9. Quick














    .902 (injury year)



    Rinne has gone over 920 for a full season 3 times in his career as a starter. Quick has only done it once (and is at 920 exactly for this year in an attempt to do it twice).

    Price on the other hand has done it 4 times in his career (including 2 seasons over 930)

    Holtby has done it twice in the last 3 years, and at .924 this year looks like he'll be doing it 3 out of his 4 years as a starter. He's already elite.

    Tuukka Rask should also be considered there too, with 3 seasons as a starter, and one as a backup over 920.

    These are all numbers, please don't be one of those statistics don't lie people?

    If you are a numbers guy, you can't justify Rinne's post-season struggles. Name the last time a goalie from Fin origin beyond Niemi (who had a stellar team in front of him) that won the Stanley Cup?

    What I am implying here...stats can be misleading and can lead people to be very results oriented.

    EX: look at Justin Williams: rises to the occasion every single post-season. Brian Bickell, same deal. On paper, you might think these guys are middle of the pack at best, but the 2nd season proves to be a whole new one.

    Jonathan Quick is the goaltender version of these players, he not only can contribute in regular season but also when it's all on the line, thus making him a top 5 (if not 3) goalie in the NHL.

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