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  1. correct me if i'm wrong but i'm pretty sure he played his last junior year with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL so if he didn't make the cut he would end up in Hamilton

    Schultz played with the Calgary Hitmen he was their captain I believe, I think if that's what the Habs want him to do I'm sure that deal could be made over the phone easily. Avtsin playing with Leblanc for a year with Schultz seeing if he has the ability to be a power forward possibly, at the least he would make sure nobody takes liberties with Leblanc or Avtsin.

  2. 13Lbs according to a TSN report last night. That should help him in the corners and what not. :)

    Even better the Habs won't be getting pushed off the puck like they were last season. Which means they will have the puck more often and should score more often 5on 5. The Habs are definitely a bigger team Subban gained 15 lbs, Pacioretty gained 10 lbs. and Eller is 6'2 200 lbs, Avtsin is 6'3 200 lbs, those five are offensive minded players Top Six or powerplayers. It sure is starting to feel like the Habs of old when they always had quality players in the farm system.

  3. IMHO the problem was never those signings - Smolinsky, Bonk, Metro etc etc. The problem was that they were always signed with the hope that they could "play up" or "step up" or be a good "2a" centre. Now Halpern is signed with the full expectation he will be a 3rd or 4th liner. No one is looking for him to give help to our top 6 - in fact, I cant imagine a situation where he would have to step into that group as we finally have talent & depth up front.

    Great work by gauthier to finally "get it" - you sign your top guys, make sure you're set in the top 6 and then, see whats left over. You dont go throwing $1.5 - 3m to guys in the bottom half of the roster & then go looking for your top 6 afterwards.

    I can't remember where I read it but, it sounded like Halpern was waiting to sign with Montreal as soon as Price was signed. He had been waiting the whole summer to sign with the Habs, it's nice to see players wanting to come to Montreal to play again.

  4. I'd thought about this too. On the one hand, like you pointed out, it makes it easier to coach having two guys who play a similar style and of similar build. but on the other hand, you wonder if they also have the same flaws. Sometimes being able to change up the style of goaltending you throw at a team, particularly in the playoffs, can be an asset. Look at us last year going to Halak, or the Canes in their Cup year going from Gerber to Cam Ward. Some of that is also finding the guy who's in the right psychological place to win games at that time, but some of it can also be attributed to a goalie matching up well with the type of attack an opposition uses.

    We always have Sanford and he was a reliable backup to Luongo when he played in Vancouver. So goalie depth isn't a problem the Habs have done a good job covering for Halak being traded.

  5. He was quoted in Journal de Montreal last week, saying he would also go to Q if the organization wants him to.

    That would be a good move if he could play for the Montreal Juniors along with Ian Schultz. Leblanc, Avtsin and Schultz would make a great line in the QMJHL. If none of them make the cut. That would give the Hamilton team with room for all the Prospects that can be taken on waivers.

  6. -grumblegrumble- i just got ownd on an eashut mach their top line was eller, kostisyn and avstin, hope he and eller play as well as they do in the game in real life :P i'm excited to see him make the club in the future.

    It's so gratifying to see these new prospects beginning to show their value to the fans and the Habs. I hope he's as good as the europeans figure he is top line scoring forward.

  7. From canadiens website:

    The other Andre: Andreas Engqvist thrilled the crowd by notching the shootout clincher, but the big Swede has bigger plans.

    “Leaving Europe is something I wanted to do because playing in the NHL has always been my dream. I’ll do whatever it takes to get there,” vowed the 6-foot-4 center, who also chipped in with an assist. “I’ll play in Hamilton if I have to and besides the AHL is the closest you can get to the NHL. It will be a good way for me to learn the North American game, too.”

    That's good news it may be pretty difficult to get a roster spot on the Habs this season.

  8. Merlin tonight at 8:00 on Space :D

    Season 1 was shown on CTV last year and I got really in to it, only to find out they weren't showing season 2.

    I found out this week Space was airing season 2. (Episode 2 being shown tonight).

    Excited x 1000.

    Yeah I watched it last night interesting show, I'll be watching again tonight.

  9. What information did you use to conclude that he has any kohonees?

    I'm thinking that most of the male gender has them and the russians found out about it and gegan cloni8ngt after all their losses agaqinst Team Canada. :D:P:lol:

    What information did you use to conclude that he has any kohonees?

    I'm thinking that most of the male gender has them and the russians found out about it and began cloning after all their losses against Team Canada. :D:P:lol:

  10. Sorry, this is not in reply to you canadiens2112 but to anyone that cares to answer, which colour looks better: the dark blue or white? And yes, I do realize this may seem trivial but I'm curious because I can't choose between the two.. :mellow:

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    Actually there may be a difference Pouliot is more of a mystery than Cammalleri.

    Sorry, this is not in reply to you canadiens2112 but to anyone that cares to answer, which colour looks better: the dark blue or white? And yes, I do realize this may seem trivial but I'm curious because I can't choose between the two.. :mellow:

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    The white looks better for the writing, just my opinion.

  11. Someone has a position to fill if Eller is injured, it wouldn't surprise me to see Avtsin take that spot.

    I have a feeling the toughest guy in camp may be a Russian and his country has Ian in it. Alex has got the kohonees to earn a spot in the Habs lineup that's my thought, and Schultz will make it on ability.

  12. Players who are smaller have an uphill battle trying to make the NHL roster and the same can be said for players who are younger too. If a guy who's 23 or 24 has a decent camp and a guy who's 18 or 19 displays a similar level of play, the team is going to take the 23-year old most of the time because there's an extra level of maturity and experience playing with pros. I realize Avtsin has playe din the KHL but he's still only 19 and could likely fill out his frame a bit more. I would put the odds against him making the team even with an Eller injury. I think he will get the chance to play in Hamilton and if he really blows people out of the water he'll get a chance, but the best bet is for him to get get some developmental coaching and learn the Habs system before being thrown into the Montreal fire.

    Agreed, I am just hoping that he has that potential.

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