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  1. Price making his 15th start in 16 games. Absolutely ludicrous asset management here for a player you're paying 10.5M until 2026.
  2. Could easily be 4-0, what a rush/pass from Romanov there.
  3. Lol remember when this board freaked out about Romanov over McIsaac
  4. It would help his trade value a ton because everyone knows by looking at how that deal is structured that Weber will come down with some bizzare skin condition or a recurring knee injury that suddenly renders him unable to play in September 2023 when his salary drops to 1M. There's no way he plays out those 1M years, and any team trading for him would be doing it understanding they're getting the remainder of this year and three more years at a 7.8M cap hit. I think we (by "we" I mean online hockey nerds) seriously underrate the return he'd fetch, GMs and coaches absolutely love this guy and if he were a UFA this summer teams would have been lining up to sign him for 4 years at 7.8M, which is the contract he's actually on in all practicality because we've seen this 1M LTIR stuff a million times. Tyler Myers just got 5 years at 6M, Justin Faulk 7 years at 6.5M, GM's go way over the top to bring in RHD and with Weber you're getting a guy with what borders on a cult of personality and league-wide worship. An NHL GM is going to look at Shea Weber solving all their defensive issues and then squeal with delight when they see he's on pace for 25 goals and 67 points.
  5. So send him to the AHL if we're trying to win at all costs even if it means playing a 35 year old 12th forward like he's prime Sami Pahlsson.
  6. Happy to beat the Leafs but at some point they've got to decide if this is a winning year or a rebuilding year because Kotkaniemi playing 9 minutes at ES while Thompson plays 12+ is just nonsense. We've seen this movie before and I'm so sick and tired of it.
  7. Lol scratching Kulak for Reilly. This team is hopeless. The one BargainBin dumpster dive that actually worked out and filled an important role for basically free and they're scratching him for an AHLer. Great stuff guys, we love to see it.
  8. Kotkaniemi line on fire entire 1st period and then he makes one mistake and is stapled to the 4th line. You just love to see it folks. Can't wait until they start using him at wing and we all ahve to cirlce the wagons and pretned he was "never" going to be an NHL center.
  9. Yeah I officially have capital C Concerns now
  10. That's really the main thing for me, with how good he was in Nov-Jan last year I was willing to accept that he was fatigued in Feb-Apr when he slowed down last year. I figured with the full off-season he'd be back in shape and put together a season closer to that Nov-Jan level (although I didn't expect him to be that good all year) and by all accounts he's back in tip top shape. All summer I was pretty bullish on his outlook for the next few seasons but I'm definitely worried now.
  11. So uh. Anyone else a bit concered? After the much ballyhooed "full summer of training" that would restore the man mountain to his former glory he looks a lot closer to last April than last November. That combined with taking rest days 2 games into the season has me a bit worried there's some kind of nagging injury going on.
  12. Or even Hall, I would be incredibly shocked if Hall for Subban wasn't on the table at the time from the Oilers' perspective. Hard to do revisionist history becrause maybe then Pacioretty isn't traded (or at least not for the same package) and that trade was a grand slam, but imagine if the top line was something like Hall - Domi - Gallagher etc. Drouin trade probably doesn't happen either if they got Hall back for Subban.
  13. I'm just saying I thought he was going to be a more of 2nd pair guy really fall off pretty quickly after the trade. I guess you could argue he has already fallen off a lot since he was once a top 5 dman on the planet and now he's probably somewhere in the ~40s or whatever. I definitely underrated his overall effectiveness and I was too pessimistic about his aging curve (granted I think Habs fans overall are way too optimistic and think he's not going to decline at all until 40+ which I highly doubt). Agree with everything else, Weber's been basically the best case scenario as far as my projection from the time of the trade but I still think it was such a big mistake for the reasons you outlined. It just makes for such an awkward aging curve for the team, if you squint your eyes enough you could talk yourself into buying Kotkaniemi/Suzuki/Domi/Gallagher/Caufield as a legit core with a puncher's chance at a cup in front of Price but it's just so awkward to be "rebuilding" with Weber/Petry/Price all into their 30s. Even if they somehow "needed" to trade PK it should have been for futures for a real rebuild (to do what the Rangers are doing when the franchise goalie is 29 instead of 39). Agree on Chiarot too, I think he's a significant downgrade on Kulak and the knock-on effects of him taking Kulak's minutes will be significant as the season goes on.