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Everything posted by huzer

  1. Why is Edmundson switching sides? I can't see breaking up the Edmundson-Petry pairing.
  2. Are the Habs noticeably better than Florida, TB, Boston, and Toronto in order to consider a playoff birth a lock? No, they are not. Can they be better? Sure, I guess. Their past two performances in the regular season were not terribly impressive.
  3. This was the least surprising outcome ever, other than the draft pick either/or language.
  4. Other than from a “fan” standpoint and inquiring minds wanting to know, what incentive is there for the team to reveal their choice until they need to? Zero. From a team management standpoint, revealing their choice on Monday instead of today would have accomplished what? I can tell you what “why was Bergevin in such a hurry to do X? That was a dumb move!”
  5. Heck, their twitter account description is still in French. Ha.
  6. Still no. From the CBA: Once an Offer Sheet for a Restricted Free Agent has been received by the Prior Club, the Prior Club may not Trade or otherwise Assign its Right of First Refusal for such Restricted Free Agent.
  7. No. If matched, the player remains with his team under the terms of the offer sheet he signed and he would not be eligible to be traded for one year.
  8. I fully expect on the 4th, Bergevin will announce a trade, and thank Kotkaniemi for his years of service, and that will be the end of it. The Habs aren't going to get into a Battle Royale WWE style war or words with the Canes and their social media people. I don't expect a peep from the team until then. Generally speaking, though, I'm a horrible prognosticator.
  9. There's no Eichel tweet, only Engels who has since apologized for stirring this up.
  10. As an entertainment industry, the Canes have made this an interesting few days. I can't say I agree with their online trolling, but the fanbase seems to love it, so it was a good marketing business decision for them, too. I certainly hope that if the OS is not matched, that the Habs don't try Drouin at center again.
  11. The Canes offseason priorities seem to be pretty messed up "let's get back at the Habs" while Hamilton walks, Nejdovolic is dumped basically for free, they sign DeAngelo, sign a goofy offer sheet that apparently puts them over the cap. It's weird to me that a move is predicated on proving a point, and not a hockey move. Of course, with a signed offer sheet in hand, they could very well have an extension discussed. But, hey, it's fun to talk hockey again after deafening quiet of the past few weeks!
  12. Byron out for the next 5 months after hip surgery.
  13. Hoffman himself was not implicated in any of the cyberbullying, and his girlfriend/wife was never proven of any wrongdoing.
  14. So as of this moment, the Habs have roughly $6M, with Lehkonen and Kotkaniemi to sign. Yes, I know things will change (Weber LTIR, trades, etc). I guess the shocking part of Savard was that he didn't get a raise. Cheaper contract than I expected.
  15. Looks like Hamilton to NJD is done.
  16. One thing to keep in mind, he's UFA, so he will be getting a raise over his last contract of $4.25M.
  17. Arpon Basu said to be prepared for Savard's salary to be "shocking". Ugh.
  18. Agreed. My wife really likes reading her updates. As far as the post itself, it's not like it was unknown Price was going in for knee surgery.
  19. Landeskog re-ups in CO for 8 years. Just popped up on the evening news here. 8x7M https://www.tsn.ca/colorado-avalanche-re-sign-gabriel-landeskog-1.1673897
  20. I guess testing was the wrong word. I figured he'd be gone. His comments about remaining a Canadien seemed ambiguous. I took that as some level of dissatisfaction with the team.
  21. Same cap as Byron. I like Armia, and I think most would've expected more than his previous contract ($2.6M). Overall, interesting given Armia's comments at the end of the season seemed to lean towards him testing the market. That said, he needs to be better and bring more than Byron. I know Lehkonen isn't UFA, so how will his contract compare to Armia's?
  22. NHLN a little dumbfounded with Seattle's pick of Ryker Evans. I imagine there will be a lot of those selections considered "off the board".
  23. I don’t disagree. I highly doubt, however, he would not have been selected in this draft, regardless of his statement. I just done think that, for example, Tampa Bay selecting him in the 6th round would have led to similar outrage. From a personal standpoint from me, I’m all for second chances. However, I’m not supportive of the first phase of that second chance to be immediately very highly rewarded. Generally speaking though, a publicized crime would get a person fired from their job, forcing them to start anew to reestablish trust, not promoted.
  24. Would there be this much hullabaloo if he went as the first pick in the 2nd round? If the good ‘ol GMs club blacklisted him for the first round, only for the first team in the 2nd round to gleefully pick him? Analytically, I’m just trying to find where the potential outrage would be minimized. No draft this year? Picked in the third round? Never picked by any team at all, ever? Why would, for instance, arbitrarily sentencing him to a one year draft moratorium change anything?
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