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  1. Stepan and Miller for Galchenyuk? No thanks, the Rags can keep those guys. So we'd essentially trade Subban, Galchenyuk, and Eller for Weber, Stepan, Miller, and a couple of late second rounders in a weak draft year? That's flat out horrible and exactly how you set a team back for years.
  2. If there's a way to swing a deal surrounding Beaulieu plus some combination of prospects/picks while keeping Sergachev, I'm all in.
  3. No doubt that Galchenyuk is the superior player, it's just the same old story again: We're toying with the idea of trading very capable players away when their value is as low as it's probably going to get. We made the same mistake with Ribeiro, who was a 50-60 point guy here and became a 60-80 point guy after he left town. Not saying we would have won the Cup with Ribeiro, but he produced consistently for many years and ended up having a pretty decent career I'd say, while our return in that trade was abysmal.
  4. No kidding, 'disheartening' sums it up perfectly. We simply have no use for a guy like Hanzal, he's not the answer and never will be – unless maybe there are more drastic changes to come. As it stands though, all he's going to do is keep us afloat, so we can continue playing .500 hockey with our current core. Yay
  5. Nobody's really following the IIHF World Hockey Championship in my hometown, eh? Germany faces Canada tomorrow in the quarters, get ready for a blowout :ph34r:

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    2. ChiLla


      Well, ze Germans (or rather Grubauer) made a game out of it. Congrats to Team Canada for reaching the semis, losing 2:1 is good enough for me :lol:

    3. HabsRuleForever


      Did you go to any games?

    4. ChiLla


      Pretty difficult to get tickets unfortunately, I watched Germany's win over Team USA though, which was pretty cool. Didn't catch any more games at the arena after that but the games were televised pretty much everywhere around Cologne, so we decided to hit a few bars instead.

  6. Feels like Ribeiro and the Three Amigos story all over again, I think we all remember what a great trade that was. Janne Niinimaa anyone?
  7. Kinda scary if you think about it. I mean Danault virtually matched Hanzal's career high in points last season, which was his first full year in the NHL. Yeah sure, he's huge and probably hates losing a lot, but what's the idea here? Sign the guy to a 5-year deal and start the season with Hanzal, Danault, and Plekanec down the middle? Mediocrity here we come.
  8. No doubt, that's truly an offer you can't refuse if there ever was one. Interesting though, I didn't know (or don't remember, I'm getting old ) that he was low-balled by the Preds as well. I don't think there's any kind of (reliable) data on players refusing offer sheets, but it'd definitely be fun to know.
  9. I somehow just realized this, and it makes perfect sense of course. So, in other words, Weber did sign that monstrous offer sheet from the Flyers, right? What's with all the leadership talk, that's like the epitome of selfishness
  10. What bugs me the most is that we haven't had a legit No1 center for what, +10 years? Going back to the lockout, I don't think we've had a better center than Saku Koivu on the team and nobody seems to be able to do something about it. This has been the team's most pressing need since forever, everyone is aware of the fact that we're terribly weak down the middle, yet our GM apparently doesn't care all that much and thinks we can win with Carey Price, the Man Mountain and Alex Galchenyuk on the wing. I can't remember a Cup-winning team without a #1 center, yet there seem to be quite a few that didn't have an elite goalie on the roster.
  11. Preds vs Pens would be a nice final. I'd probably even stay up late and watch the odd game.
  12. Exactly, and in practical terms, how would you even try to pull that off? I mean this is still pro sports, you can't have your coaching team telling players to occasionally take nights off during the regular season. Sure, rest key players all you want once you've clinched, but unless you've made the playoffs like REALLY early, it won't leave you with a lot of wiggle room as far as the standings go. I get that there are more subtle ways like e.g. slotting some prospects into the lineup without any real need but I still don't think it's a legitimate strategy to pursue. Just imagine that stuff backfires and you end up missing the playoffs by a couple of points.
  13. Glad to see the Rangers go down, not pumped about Ottawa advancing though Seriously, we should have been able to beat the Rags easily. What a waste.
  14. As long as there are guys like Jack Todd, I'm not concerned at all... "P.K. Subban was in front of the Nashville net early in Sunday’s Game 6 against St. Louis, doing not much of anything except screening goaltender Pekka Rinne when the Blues scored to take a 1-0 lead. That happened maybe 90 seconds after Subban wound up for that big slap shot in the Blues end, only to have it swallowed up in a heap of bodies. Both plays, to objective fans of the Montreal Canadiens, would be depressingly familiar. Subban does have a tendency to wander without any specific purpose in the defensive zone and to become overly infatuated with his own shot when his team is trying to score." [...] "But how Subban and Nashville fare in the post-season has nothing to do with the price of tea in China. This was a deal that had to be made and anyone who sees the Man Mountain in front of Carey Price and thinks the Canadiens are worse off having Weber in town is flat out of his mind." Full article here:
  15. So Shipachyov, coming off a career season with 76 points in 50 KHL games, just signed with the Vegas Knights, eh? Too bad, I really think we could have used a scoring center.