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  1. Louis LeBlanc Jared Tinordi Jacob Dela Rose Zach Fucale Those would be the bigger names off the top of my head. Guys who went to shit with lef
  2. Glad we don't have to see Johnston again. He was horrible even at the AHL games I watched.
  3. Not only first round picks. 1st and 2nds post McD/Patches/Subban draft Danny Kristo Bust Traded Louis LeBlanc Bust Traded Jared Tinordi Bust Traded Nathan Beaulieu Traded for 3rd Sebastien Collberg probably Bust but Traded in Vanek deal to nyi Dalton Thrower Bust in echl Jacob Dela Rose max a 4th line grinder Zach Fucale played most of last season in echl Sergachev Traded Still hope for Michael McCarron probably a 3c but could be a 2c if Jesus helps Mikhail Sherbak kid does look sick Noah Juulsen people like On Montreal Galchenyuk for now Arrthuri Lehkonen looks good as a 2nd liner Since Lefebvre took over the AHL team (with Beaulieu gone) we have NO players who have made the transition. Our only two prospects since the 08 draft both skipped/ignored AHL.
  4. Whoever trades for Beaulieu has to protect him over another guy who they might lose to Vegas... his value is going to be hit in that situation. (Plus n8 is most likely going to be a bottom pairing guy and hockey people know it)
  5. Drouin could be complete dynamite and it won't do shit for our cup chances. We have a God awful d core. We're still relying on a now even older Markov, a Beaulieu who has not displayed offensive creativity and continues to give the weakest giveaways I've seen on our lineup. Weber still will be strong but he has no partner. Hoping go God Petry can find it in himself to become a credible 2. The lack of breakout passes hurt my eyes... maybe drouin can carry it out? Oh and we are banking on danault being great again... otherwise we don't have a two way center to help them. Positives: Gallagher should be better, love Lehkonen, if we keep Radulove... him and Drouin will make hockey exciting to watch. We also have the best goalie in the world... if they take away the trapezoid he can be our breakout pass (We better be getting a wicked two way center or ,preferable a Dman who can move andnpass)
  6. Got to head down to the Mile One for the first game of the head to header! Charlie Lingren was insane. Made some absolutely ridiculous saves, really quick laterally in the net and made some beautiful glove saves. Really showed that extra effort to make the saves. Scherbak looks like the real deal. He is such a smooth skater and a wicked puck handler. Made some nasty moves out there. Defensively he made the wrong read a few times but his head is always on a swivel. He knew were everyone was on both sides of the ice, defensively he just made the wrong decision. In my mind that is coachable. Also they need to get him playing with talented wingers. He had some beautiful setups that went to not because his linemates can't shoot. He made a few beautiful centering passes as well but for somereason no one was there... needs some more talented linemates bad. Hudon has a hell of a shot on him. Saw him going into corners a bit and carry the puck with some success. He isn't blazing fast or anything but doesn't particularly look slow either. A few quick passes as well. Overall looked pretty solid. De la Rose got first star... his line would have had ridiculous possession numbers. They were brilliant on the forecheck. side note: Friberg is a workhorse man! He never gave up on anything, generally a ton of fun to watch. For defenseman two people stood out in particular Lernout was by far the best d-man out there for the Icecaps. Played sound defensively, physical, good outlet passes and has a beast of a shot. Really liked what I saw there. Johnston on the other had was so god damn awful it was hard to watch. Possession black hole for sure... he was knocked off the puck so many times. If I was Lingren I'd want his skin.. the quality scoring chances that came off Johnston existing were brutal. He should have had the primary assist on one of Hersey's goals for sure... If Lingren wasn't playing out of his mind after the first Johnston would easily have been a -3 or -4. I guess I should mention that Didier was fun to watch. Really physical and gritty guy.
  7. Is the expansion draft tool found on cap friendly valid? https://www.capfriendly.com/expansion-draft How do unsigned UFA and RFA's work? If we don't sign a UFA prior to the expansion draft does that mean we have to wait until July 1st when they can test the open market?
  8. Seven 20+ goal seasons and two 70 point seasons... while being great defensively for about a decade... I'd love if Hudon did that!
  9. I mean sure Beaulieu got beat by Gaunce there but it is nice to see him playing with some life
  10. How much has our average team height increased from yesterday to today :))
  11. All I know is that my Edmonton friends are really sad to see Davidson go
  12. I really think a LD with offensive upside would benefit our offense more than a 2C. Our transition is utterly horrid right now and we get stuck in our own zone because we have no defensemen who can consistently skate the puck out of trouble. I'd rather put hope in one of Danault, Pleks or DD getting hot at the right time than put hope in one of Beaulieu, Emelin, Petry, or a 38 year old Markov to step up to a puck moving #2 by playoffs. Someone - Weber Emelin - Petry Markov - Pateryn Beaulieu I'd feel so much safer... Edit: Though there is no way in hell we get a #2 d-man at trade deadline day. Cannot imagine a world where we do.
  13. god we need a number 2 d-man... screw this "big center" thing
  14. Pateryn is having a pretty good game imo.
  15. This has been the major issue I've seen with the habs this year. It seemed to me that, at least in this game, we were relying on Plekanec to come back and try to skate the puck up... not sure that is the solution. Hopefully strats change or a player changes.
  16. Got a name for the Byron-Plekanec-Lehkonen line: The Five Feet Line I even if it was Byron-Plek-Gallagher his "point" stands.. but I mean Plek's at 5'11 in my mind doesn't fall into this whole "smurph" thing. Also I thought Byron was one of the bright lights of the game.
  17. Yeah the bye week has been rough on teams. Hopefully these turnovers are a by product of that.
  18. Yeah hopefully he can come up with something better. I'm just not sold we have the pieces, unless Beaulieu steps up under Julien of course.
  19. Our whole breakout has been trash for a long time. I know everyone is clamoring for a center but we really need an actual puck moving d-man who can play top minutes with Weber... that would help our offense out so much.
  20. God i hate watching Emelin/Weber trying to get the puck out of our end They seem to get hemmed in all the time.
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