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  1. His game last night, while not free of mistakes, was considerably more dynamic than I expected and markedly better than I've seen from him before. It was the little things that made the biggest differences. In particular I felt his decisions and reactions were at a speed necessary to succeed at the NHL level. Now we have to see if that was adrenaline-assisted, or whether this call-up is *the one,* so to speak. If he continues as he did, it's a strong base point for a developing, full-time NHLer.

  2. I think MB's trigger won't change no matter what Tinordi, Pateryn or Beaulieu do. If they work themselves into the lineup, then fantastic. If not, we have cover. I don't think the upgrade is on them - they are what they are: rookies continually (hopefully) improving their craft. Now, Weaver and Gilbert on the other hand..... That's where the upgrade will really be seen.

  3. I would bet money that emelin is an ac separation. 6 weeks is about right.

    Semantics, but separation is when then ligament is torn = surgery. Dislocation is more likely what he has. Severe dislocation is still surgery because it quite often also means separation, but more likely he's just stretched and pulled and damaged all the ligaments, tendons and muscles. I know this because I did it last Wednesday night.

  4. Just wondering if Emelin sent to hospital during game or 'seen' leaving with shoulder wrapped up, or Subban leave rink in a 'walkin boot' type deal?

    Don't know about Emelin, but I believe Subban was seen being pushed home by Markov.

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  5. You mean like in half the seasons since 2000? I think we're due for a little injury luck.

    Talk about a jinx. Someone shut this poster up and keep him the hell off the boards.

    Any word on Emelin, Gonchar or Subban yet?

    Usually not until afternoon or when the swelling goes down (up to a few days).

  6. If I am MB I do not trade Tinordi at this point. He is potentially the type of Dman that we have yearned for since I can remember. Just imagine him clearing the crease in front of Price and the opposition would think twice before taking a run at him. Carey needs to be protected.

    Neither do I, if I'm honest. But if you want to buy big, you have to pay big, and if it doesn't hurt you to get a star piece, then you're in HWL or there's something really wrong.

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  7. Boy...Kessel is a ton of scoring talent and speed...wouldn't look bad on our squad, not at all. Get him out of the toxic waste dump of TO, put him in a real organization where he is not asked to be the face of the team, watch the red light go off quite a bit. A very, very tempting thought.

    Sadly, there's the other side of the coin to this story - in which a small toxic waste dump is dropped rather unceremoniously in the dressing room. Rumours and innuendo, I know, but Kessel seems the kind of guy that could just as easily blow a great team apart.

  8. Great Gilbert and Weaver against wings. ............ neither one NHL quality D.

    Habs lack of depth magnified with a single injury.

    Shudder to even picture what they would look like if they were hammered with a half dozen injuries to key players all at once like jets, pens and a few other teams were.

    You mean like in half the seasons since 2000? I think we're due for a little injury luck.

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  9. So, apparently this Kessel thing to Montreal is picking up steam based on his comments from last night. Stubbs, from the Gazette, is going to post a follow-up on that later today... (No clue if there's meat to those bones, but it's interesting that Subban's comments have greased the rumour wheel.)

  10. In Subban's post-game presser, he's saying all sorts of very nice things about Kessel. Please no. Please don't let this mean he's been told to grease Kessel's wheel when the latter gets traded to Montreal. Nononononononononono

    Subban: “I don’t think Phil (Kessel) gets enough credit for his personality. He’s a personable guy if he knows you.”

    Subban: "If you put a microphone in (Kessel’s) face & ask him stupid questions, he’s not going to show that (personable) side of himself"

    Subban: I don’t think (Kessel) gets enough credit for showing his personality. He’s an outgoing guy and he’s really funny."


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