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  1. Ouellet has similar stats as Beaulieu and might be fine for Moan? Can always just draft (concentrate on) mostly all forwards in June and he could be, in essance, the token 2nd round d-man? But Tomas Jurco was also a Detroit 2nd rounder who would be a much better fit to Hab needs.
  2. i would be more than happy if 46 got re-signed for couple years (or traded if got a nice package for him) just my 2 cents
  3. I am not sure what you mean by stepping up? He assisted on the Habs only goal and dont even know if he was on for any against was he? and not everyone is pointing fingers, cause i am not, but yes, it seems most are for some reason, not stepping up is a bit vague? And that is my point many seem to say he sucks, but dont or cant say why exactly why? Even Markov is not super defensively; but most simply look at his point production and say he is super, but Markov dosent hit, clear front of net, fight, give speechs and costs $1.5m/year more. Which i am happy he is signed for.
  4. Interesting, i think way early too give up on him, he is just a 2nd year pro and love the size, compared to year after year 4th line centre rotation, would be nice to just use a prospect like he or Nattenin for the 7-10 minutes /night and he has surpassed his offense in 1/2 the games from his rookie Pro year. You do realize he has played less than 1/2 the amount of games that a Plekanec played in AHL. Who do you see as 4th line centre? White? or another UFA? surely not that Nokalenin guy, what a waste he is, Engqvist is a better choice than that today.
  5. Kaberle is on a 50+ point pace, is super carrying and dishing the puck, good on the PP, makes less $ than Komisarik does just for sitting in pressbox, has a grand total of 12 minor penalties in last 2 years/so is a smart clean player, has had a relatively injury free career, just came off winning a cup, is not a whiner and said all the right (Team-First) stuff every year the Leafs were shopping him at one deadline after another and he is a + player on a shitty Habs team. He is a bit soft and not overly physical, is the only negative i can see to pick on? But that also has its advantages. Again, what negatives do people go by when they say he is not worth $4.25 for next 2 years? Who in the heck would replace his offense at this price. I could care less what rest of league says. Please, can you explain to me in your own judgement why he just sucks so bad, i cant see it in his play (which is the bottom line isnt it)??
  6. St Denis was fine as a call up (better defensively than Weber or Campoli), so if deal either Weber or Campoli, still have 7 d-man, if Markov almost ready, deal both Campoli/Weber and does it matter if Henry has to play a game or 2 along with St.Denis does it? So numbers should not be a big consideration for Gauthier, Habs are managing to lose with 7 d-men so if only dress six, what the big diff? Who knows, Weber may already be a July 1st pawn and is not even being considered for deadline dealing??
  7. i think you are underselling him, especially what he brings every shift for such a low salary and a later round pick. maybe even a 3rd might be had?
  8. $3.75/year max, and 3 year max deal (so $11.25m). I would hope Gauthier and Kostitsyn's agent would already have discussed, but if not extended come the 27th; trade for sure, just cant afford to have any more UFAs walk for dick-all. A 2nd round pick and prospect ( i chucked in prospect because i undersold Gill and more buyers than sellers). KIngs or Blues would be my guess.
  9. why hard to swallow?? i just dont get the negativity on Kaberle, all he is doing is rolling along at a 50+ point clip and is no where near as bad as a MAB or Spacek in own end. Sure a bit soft, but experianced and super wiith the puck and likely a good mentor for Diaz/Beaulieu/Subban.
  10. Other than Subban, he is youngest d-man and still leads d-men in PP goals and points i think, even with dick all ice time. And the Habs defense is not bottom of league, again it is up front and lack of scoring that is killing them and needs upgrades. He is young offensive d-man, with a big shot, who will likley only get better over next couple years, and is signed to a very low salary, so could be very tempting for OIlers/Islanders or the like? And he also could form a good part of a package deal? I would like to keep him, but 1 way contract and Habs depth make him expendable.
  11. 4 points in first 2 games in Hamilton, i lke it. I think is hard to say where he could be in a couple years, just 2nd year pro so will have to see how rest of year and next fall go before really forming any real opinion? Even the Sedins started NHL as 3rd liners.
  12. Nice to see Shultz and Nattinen chipping in and Geoffrion may be a real bonus in Gill trade eh? If Engqvist could just improve on faceoffs, he should be a lock for 4th line centre next year?
  13. So as it sits , picks are 5th (Galenchyuk), 35th, 55th and 65th, 1 more 2nd/3rd rounder would be sweet. Lots of good looking forwards to pick from in 1st 3 rounds such as, Bussieres/Sissons/Maidens/Wilson etc etc. If took Galchenyuk/Sissons/Bussieres/Maidens with 1st 4 picks, could be similar quality to 2007 haul by Habs first 4 picks; McDonagh/Pacioretty/Subban and Weber. Any chance Moan/Kostitsyn worth a 1st rounder to anyone? not likely eh?
  14. Holland had average weekend, 5 points in 2 games. Gallagher 35 goals in 43 games, nice pace. Bournival has 25 goals in 32 games, not shabby neither! Dietz's eh! great for him, confidence boosting game for sure. 1 more year in WHL:and he should be more than ready for pros. Not sure if he is more promising or is Ellis ( a year and a bit diff in age)? Didier seemed OK with Denver, seemed OK skater and size, but still just freshman and not on PP nor PK yet, so not outstanding, but is long term prospect. Not alot of sense taking a d-man with one of first 4 picks this year. Lots of good looking forwards to pick from in top 60.
  15. Yes, and so it will be the Habs 2011 1st rounder vs the Habs 2012 1st rounder, Mikhail G.
  16. Well, thats 3 good trades this year; as both Kaberle and Bourque are huge upgrades over Spacek and that other hot dog. Congrats Mr.Gauthier I had thought just a 2nd would be good enough for Gill, so if Geoffrion ends up being a 3rd or 4th line LW, just a bonus.
  17. http://habsprospects.hockeyhq.net/ has all Hab draft pick and prospect info
  18. Would be much more keen to try and sign Parise July 1st, than having to sell the farm + pay the Gomez like salary. But interesting if Habs really are on Nash's shortlist?
  19. Cant lump Martin/Carbo treatment of 46 with Cunnyworth's, the first 2 would likely never tell 46 why he was demoted ot sat. 46 has got a raw deal it seems and as i have said numerous times, if they resign him i would be a happy camper and it is always funny when he runs guys over who just dont expect it and he is one who has zero fear of anyone and has bounced of Chara over and over and still will try and finish his check on him (opposite of a chiken-s**t like Cammalleri). But, playing Darche may not be a winning formula, but ol Darchee works his a*s off every game and does exactly what the coach's ask of him and i think he has played very solid lately 9even though he couldnt score on my grandmother). So again i say, he is not playing favorites as Carbo/Martin did and is just playing guys who earn the shifts and arnt making the same mistakes over and over, or not making an honest effort. All i see is good coaching and maybe it is lost on Andrai? But at least if Andrai wants to talk to coach you know he wont get the Martin brush off.
  20. Like Cunnyworth said, Kostitsyn had 3 turnovers in 3 shifts and he should know better, so he sat him, it is not a secret Kostitsyn is prone to fumbling the puck and the coach told him why he was benched. But i really think Andrai has trouble with the language and seemed confused as to why he was sat, when everyone knew the reason. And same as Gomez got sat, and Cunnyworth explained that as well. This is the friggin coaching the team needed in September, dont care what your salary is, or if vet or not, you produce or work hard and you play, if you float and joke around like Gomez, then you sit! Pretty simple and i love Ladacour giving it to the players that dont seem to listen, Subban seems to be keeping it more simple lately and having fewer turnovers and dumb penalties. These 2 coachs will have little difficulty finding a new team to coach and just too bad they wont keep them on. Breath of fresh air to see some emotion behind the bench and accountability. And even when losing a game Cunnyworth does not look like a Chicken with his head cut off, panicking and tossing out a dog's breakfast of line combos like some other coach would!
  21. Dumba is for sure my #1 d-man as well, who i think is just a bit better at everything (skating, shooting, decision making) than Subban is?; Galenchyuk would be best realistically could hope for, a soild skilled centre? He could be anywhere from 3rd to 8th, depending on how his return and playoffs go for him?
  22. I am not one bit leery of DD, like i said, i love his play and think he will only get better, no matter who his linemates are ( i think somone else mentioned that they are leery?) i just see him as the best trade bait the Habs have, with his high production and low salary, and my theory for reshaping the Habs is to trade 1 of the top 2 small(ish) centres the Habs are using at present, for a bit bigger centre with proven 75+point production, like a Stastny for DD/Weber/Kostitsyn package; or a package of Plekanec and whatever. But would be a July 1st trade deal, which is not going to happen, just my idea to increase size up the middle, until the centre (Galchenyuk) we draft this year gets up to speed, say in 2014-15?
  23. Might as well heap on more praise, Holland was the only + player on his team and is now 9th in WHL scoring; Gallagher is 16th but in 15 fewer games, on a team where he is the only real offensive threat to be shut down. 2 super looking Right Wingers, no matter which way you cut it.
  24. Habs last had two 1st round picks in 2007, got Ryan McDonagh and Mr Pacioretty (thank you Craig Rivet for Pacioretty, but moreso for Gorges), if they could get a 1st rounder for Gill, i would be pleasantly shocked, but would be some sweet to repeat with 2 more quality picks like those!
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