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  1. I know Commodore likely gives them a better chance at winning, but always prefer to see youth, Corbin, get slotted in. Chaput seems a capable player.
  2. Well, good to see Dogs at least scoring some goals lately and super to see Corbin-Tinordi break the ice. Corbin has a good shot from the point. Dumont may have brighter future than Palushaj? He seems to be hardest worker on the team. Can a guy his size be a 4th line centre in the NHL? Any word on how Pateryn's injury is healing, timeframe for return, Feb?
  3. We shall see how Galchenyuk-Yakupov-Collberg-Forsberg-Grigorenko, etc all fare vs top competition again next week. And really looking forward to seeing all the top 5 - 2013 prospects compete; Alek Barkov-Elias Lindholm-Seth Jones-MacKinnon and Drouin.
  4. Sure, Giants are not a strong team to follow this year, they do have a couple nice players, but will end up with high end picks by easily finishing last this year, and is too bad Toronto media seem to show NCAA crap more so than canadian sports, but betting on NCAA is just so huge that seems to dominate. But Sportsnet i think is getting OK ratings for CHL/AHL hockey and hope they continue to cover and maybe even show more games, even if NHL comes back. I have always been a Blue Jay fan, so cant complain but know exactly what u mean. At least the Shithawks are worth watching this year and if they can just learn how to win on the road, they could really contend.
  5. You really think so? I was 100% convinced a full year in CHL would be best for him, but him on the wing instead of Moan being in top 6/or 9, would surely be more productive and Plekanec/Eller would likely be quite happy to have him there as well. Maybe Habs very lucky he didnt play last year, Columbus/Oil may have chosen differently? Great to see Kristo get 6 points in last 2 games and MacMillan already at his freshman goal total. Even the Blades have turned things around and Thrower is back being physical, lugging the puck alot and Dietz continuing to produce offensively (other end of ice still a ??)
  6. showed Fortier had 7 shots which is nice to see, while Gallagher only had 2 which is low for him great to see bunch of young guys producing with Palushaj and Geoffrion gone. surprised Leblanc is not adding more offense?
  7. Middling significance? It was quite a bold ballsy move by Gauthier and it appears he/Gainey were correct in Price being the real deal and i still get a chuckle over blowhard McGuire freakin out when Halek was moved. You seem to equate Hockey = NHL? Hockey will do fine without the NHL. NHL is just 1 league of many and super hockey is being played all over. I would prefer to see Sarnia games with Galchenyuk ripping it up, than listen to Gomez being booed off the ice.
  8. Again, i have no real issue with choices, only seen Corrado play once. and all you say makes perfect sense. But wouldnt have picked Murphy nor Reinhart (if Pulock is healthy now, if not then add Murphy as 7th man). Pulock has a Weber-like cannon of a shot, is racking up the points on a crappy team with the worst goal differential, while also leading team with a +11. Why he wasnt even invited to camp i dont know? Reilly-Hamilton Harrington-Ouellet Pouliot-Ceci Pulock
  9. Great to see Drouin make the cut. Whomever gets to play with him should have some gift-wrapped goals. Got no real beef with any player selected but:: Question: If Ryan Murphy played for Tri-city or Saint John and not Spott's team, would he have made the cut? Wouldnt Ceci or that Corrado kid be better choices than Murphy; or is Murphy like Esposito and had to be selected simply due to past Hockey Canada participation/invitations? Morgan Reilly is the best PP QB, and Hamilton aint too bad neither is he, so Murphy also isnt likely to be effective defending big fast Swede/Russian forwards.
  10. yes and i would bet he is the lowest drafted skater also (besides Lipon of course, who will iikely go 2nd-3rd round this year)?
  11. Nice to see grinders like Bournival and Nattinen score. Nattinen deserves better than Hagel-Stortini as wingmen. Beaulieu's chances are starting to pay off (funny that Subban said couple days ago that he didnt start to produce till after 20 games in Hamilton) , he still needs to work on his defense, but that will come with time and he just turned 20. I have been crapping on Nash, but i thought he actually played a solid game, even while being a -2. Gotta love Gallagher's shit disturbance in the crease every game (he is a cross between.Ott and Gionta).
  12. Well, Fortier should be pretty motivated and good to see him called up and while bad for Palushaj, will mean more icetime for rookies and maybe good in long run and for Lefebvre's toss em in the deep end style so far? And i dont think Chicago is a strong team, so could be a 3rd win in a row??
  13. Bozon had OK game yesterday, had a sweet goal, top-corner short side, on a hot goalie in Tristan Jarry, who stood on his head most of game (another WHL goalie Timmins should have his eye on in Top Prospects game, along with Comrie). Bozon dosent seem big on physical side of game, but is skilled with puck and can skate.
  14. yes missed almost all last year-shoulder. But, he just seems lost out there, turning puck over, cant pass for shit, not physical at all and just seems to fumble the puck everytime he has it? But he still is a +, so maybe i do expect too much? Or maybe all the attention paid to rookie group has he and St.Denis "out of sorts" and seeing themselves drop big time in the depth chart? And also knowing Deitz/Thrower/Bennett/Nygren are likely gonna challange for d-spots also over next few years and a crack at Hab roster next season is fading?
  15. Petan size may be overlooked and be a sure bet for 1st round, if he keeps being the leading scorer for Portland; +33, 53pts in 30 games. Seth Jones is now 4th in d-scoring, looking like real deal and better all the time.
  16. Bozon had a couple nice assists last night and showing his game vs Edmonton tonight (out west). Super match-up, even with couple guys at Canada camp. Saskatoon seems to be rebounding since Thrower came back from concussion and both he and Dietz helped with offense last night, they are televising their game vs SC on friday, in the west.
  17. Yes, nice to see Quailer win races for puck, use his size and go to net. Commodore is a good pick-up and stands out at AHL level. Holland is good/smart playmaker, but Blunden will never be confused with Stamkos. Gallagher has "accidently fallen" on every goalie in every game so far i think. Not sure why Nash seems to have regressed so badly, but still is only d-man with a + in +/-. Nattenin seems bigger and a bit more confident this year and is team leading with a +4 Tinordi's skating is impressive.
  18. Not many i can complain about, my favourite is either turffing Squid, Spacek or Halak (Halak one just to watch media freak out). So best by far has to be cull of Squid. But i aint got many complaints for PG's moves, 2nd round pick for Moore stands out for me as worst.
  19. And how would they lose him? you think he would choose to stay in Russia?, or that the Habs would relinquish their right to him as a RFA? Zero chance of either, and better for him to be playing competitive hockey and developing; than doing goofy TV crap and sitting on his ass till next fall?
  20. Good for OReilly, more unsigned players (Subban) maybe should go that route.
  21. Thanks Sorry, i missed (forgot) seeing Bowey listed.
  22. Nicolas Petan was overlooked? Or just missed just outside list? His numbers are hard to argue with, or is he another Gallagher and size is issue? Where would you have Eric Roy, Mirco Muller and Madison Bowey, mid-late 2nd round?
  23. the Heat are the #1 team in league, i think, so a split in their barn aint too bad.
  24. Just a question; If Canada was a division II weak team, and your own kid was a top NHL prospect, you would advise him to skip it? I still dont think could do any harm at all and to show some pride would be nicer to see. Now if your team was stacked and didnt really need him, then sure, skip it.
  25. WJC always is good, this year wont be much different.Murray let him go back to play in Sweden last year and they say Zibanejad got dick-all icetime and Murray was not pleased at all, so he likely is partially thumbing his nose more at Swedish hockey. And the same is applicable to Tim Bozon, who is not going to play for France, because it "supposedly' will stunt his development somehow (i dont see it but) and will stay playing in WHL. If, as they say, Bozon-Zibanejad will be better off in long run, by playing north america hockey for holidays, i would 100% concur with Hab-Sen mgmt and wouldn't consider "fan good-will" at all (every canadian rink will be sold out no matter what the owners do). It is a business after all, just trivial entertainment i know, but run by quite greedy owners who arnt gonna waste assets, if it dosent benefit them. Now will be interesting to see if Oilers follow suit with Hopkins (unlikely but?).
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