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  1. Dr. Recchi would not approve ( as if he was relevant in any way )
  2. As previously mentioned no one would have guessed KK would be offered a ridiculous $6 mill for one year by Carolina ...all other discussion about KK kind of flies out the window because Montreal would have matched any reasonable offer and kept him .He was down the depth chart as a centre for a reason . He was a work in progress and I never heard anything about Montreal considering him a flop at 21 . In a nutshell it was a vindictive offer by the Canes but one KK couldn't refuse and , as well , one which Montreal with no guarantees was smart not to match .
  3. For sure ...if not there would be another Cane OS on the table for Zuke ....maybe this will shut them up ...Suzuki will prove this to be a great contract ...starting this season ...can't wait see what he can do with Hoffman and Caulfield on the PP for a year
  4. after the KK disaster I think the Habs are more about locking up assets than they were before . Zuke has proved he has elite talent so far so yes it's rolling the dice a bit but as you say he might turn out to be a steal ....cap should start going up again with full buildings ...I expect if Caufield has a Calder Cup season the same will happen to him .
  5. and I hope your Dad is doing well man ..I thought the discussion was a healthy one to have regardless
  6. this discussion goes back 10 or 12 posts with a few other members contributing as well regarding Josh Archibald's covid status as a storyline under NHL News and Scores ...sometimes the lines get blurred I guess
  7. A friend of my who is a psychologist and I were going over this the other day .I asked him his opinion on where the disconnect happens with people who don't see the facts or percentages in making a decision about getting this vaccine . He told me it's all about control . When he's tried to reason with his patients who are anti-vaxxers he said it doesn't even register and they don't listen . He's had to let them go to find another doctor . What this tells me is there are a lot of people who don't feel they have enough control in their lives and who are actually willing to risk their health and the health of others to "prove" a moot point .This goes beyond selfish and ignorant .
  8. I need someone to explain to me that if well over 90% of new Covid hospitalizations are people who have not been vaccinated why would that not be the #1 reason to get the shots ? ...what am I missing here ?...
  9. I'm quietly optimistic of the same ...too bad Hoffman won't be playing right away....
  10. probably will if fans attending have a vaccine passport
  11. let's face it if Carolina had taken the draft picks in the Aho OS people would still be grumbling about the cap hit the tying of the organization's hands in the future ( see: Suzuki )..If you go a step higher and lose more 1st rounders and pay more salary than what the Habs offered ( apparently according to some it should have been the latter ) the grumbling would be even worse unless Aho was THE saviour and scored 50 goals a year and led the team to the Cup which is highly unlikely ....given the way this whole affair played out I'm more inclined now to think it played into Bergevin's hand ....he knew right away he wasn't paying KK 6.1 for 1 year with no guarantees and started working the phone lines immediately ...there was no extended term offered KK by Montreal and the Canes and Habs were talking trade just a week prior ....guaranteed it involved the "coveted " KK so it appears the Habs were already willing to let him go regardless....I also believe it was always Bergevin's plan to try and obtain Dvorak to replace Dano even if it cost picks ...Carolina basically handed the Habs the picks to acquire him ...there are a lot of ways to look at this and not every one include Bergevin being an idiot ...
  12. the stat that I'm not impressed with is 5 goals in 56 games ...maybe he becomes a great 20 goal a year man in the NHL eventually who knows ?...Bergevin did about as well as could be expected under the circumstances of being bullied into letting KK go ...to say " we essentially lost a 21 year old top 3 pick with great advanced stats for nothing " is framing the whole process that unfolded as something that Bergevin could have controlled ...he couldn't control an OS by Carolina that was ridiculous , completely overpriced and vindictive from the get go ....otherwise he matches ....and yet I believe Montreal still came out ahead in signing Dvorak despite what may or may not be a downgraded 1st rounder next year and since an almost non-existant goal scorer in Danault was let go because he demanded too much money and term for the team to be cap frugal enough with Suzuki on the horizon ( as most fans agree upon ) then , why isn't the argument framed this way? : that "we" ( essentially) traded an unproven mostly sheltered 21yr old with no consistent scoring resume over 3 years for a proven 25 yr old responsible 2-way centre on a reasonable 4 yr contract who can win you face-offs in the defensive zone and has scored around 17-18 on average over 5 years all on a mostly bottom-feeder team ... ?
  13. It was originally a quote from Big Ted 3 and wasn't intended to make you or Maas_art the author as you both were quoting him ....sorry for the confusion
  14. we didn't essentially lose KK for nothing ...the ( somewhat downgraded ) draft picks were used to acquire Dvorak simple as that ...Danault was long gone with more money and term which most Habs fans would have seen as an overpayment ...if Montreal lost somebody for nothing it would be him and well before the Carolina OS
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