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  1. Everyone keeps saying the habs don't have a #1 center. That's not true. Here's an outside the box idea. Play Galchenyuk as #1 with pacioretty on the left and Plekanec on the right. Plekanec can help the defensive side of the game. Then the lines could be. Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Plekanec Droui - Danault - Gallagher Lehkonen -Hudon- Hemsky Byron Mitchell Shaw/Mccarron
  2. Bergevin seems to get and get rid of the players his coach wants. His major mistake, was hiring Therrien. Eller might still be here, and Pk would but that is done and over with. Crying over spilled milk doesn't clean up the mess. The defense he seems to be building is a defense that Julien wants; a 2011 bruins wall of defense. I'm of the mind that maybe he is holding out to let some of the young guns make the team (Hudon, Reway, Scherbak, Etc). Up front the scoring is Gallagher, Galchenyuk, Pacioretty, Drouin, Lehkonen, "Plekanec" maybe Byron, and Hemsky will probably get 10 to 15. The other Forwards will probably get 1 lol. There are a lot of shot blockers to help Price. The real problem that created this quagmire are the politics and taxes in Quebec. I like to believe or pretend that Bergevin is doing what he can.
  3. http://www.gohabsgo.com/2017/07/28/blockbuster-trade-between-the-habs-and-islanders-o/ The departure of Andrei Markov keeps the Montreal Canadiens salary cap space at just under $9million. That seems to be the perfect amount for Marc Bergevin to hit a home run and JC Lajoie of 91.9 Sports has re-ignited the idea of what the Montreal Canadiens should offer the New York Islanders to land John Tavares. The name of Alex Galchenyuk has been linked to that of Tavares for several months, but Lajoie believes that the Habs would have to add nothing less than Brendan Gallagher, Charlie Lindgren as well as a first-round pick to get their hands on the Islanders captain. The Hab's first line could be completely unstoppable with Max Pacioretty, John Tavares and Jonathan Drouin, but the price to pay is quite hefty and it would not solve any perceived problems on the blueline. Tavares put up 28 goals and 38 assists for 66 points in 77 games last season, but he will be an unrestricted free agent next year and several experts are questioning his intention to return to New York. Would you be willing to offer Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, Charlie Lindgren and a first-round pick for John Tavares? The lines could be. Pacioretty-Tavares-Drouin- Lehkonen-Plekanec-Scherbak Hemsky-Danault-Shaw-McCarron Byron-Hudon-Mitchell-Martinsen
  4. MArkov is one of the best hab defensemen in a long time; however,at 38 years old a GM has to be VERY Careful in signing a player... Markov said he would play for no other NHL Team than the Habs And said that due to family reasons he is going back to RUSSIA... l was it because the Habs did not want to give him 5 to 6M ... perhaps and if it's the case MB's #1 priority is NOT ONE player.... it's the ENTIRE ORGANIZATION. Please look at it this way: He signs MArkov at $6M he is pretty much done and that is our team for this year. HE lets MArkov Go And he has 8.4M to acquire a 1C via trade/acquisition or acquire a Dman + a 1/2C....via trade.... 8.4M + let's say Gallagher or Shaw in a trade equals $12M in Cap space! The Plekanec drop next year takes care of the Price increase + most of Pacioretty raise. Markov won't be back... the sky isn't falling. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. At this point in Markov's career and his age it would be insane to give him what he wanted. Personally, I think good on Berg for not budging. I still believe Jerabek can replace Markov too.
  5. Would you happily give back Drouin for Sergachev? And then watch Sergachev rot in the Ohl or be forced to stay up like what's probably going to happen to Tampa all to keep a pick. Look to players like Latendresse to see what happens when the development is rushed.
  6. I also read, that Mcphee is also in on it and Bargin bin can lose him to Vegas.
  7. i read that there is a rumbling coming out of Edmonton that after the ridiculous contract Mcdavid got, they're probably likely to trade RNH. The article said Montreal and Edmonton are in talks about a Gallagher for RNH swap. The lines could be Pacioretty-RNH-Drouin Galchenyuk-Danault-Scherbak/Hudon Lehkonen-Plekanec-Hemsky Byron-Mitchell-McCarron
  8. It's Eklund so... but he just posted that Chicago talked to MTL about Galchenyuk for Anisimov swap.
  9. A precedent is set and players like Ghosteretti, and galchenyuk will want more? 30% of the salary is tied up in two players. This is not a way to build a contending team. Too bad it wasn't true that Price was traded for Crawford and Kane.
  10. How do we know? Maybe he did, but they said no. Can we fault Bergevin for players not wanting to be over-taxed and forced into the french/english politics?
  11. http://www.nhltraderumors.me/2017/06/nhl-trade-rumors-alex-galchenyuk-to-new-york-islanders.html Trade rumors surround Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk. Several teams have expressed interest, including the New York Islanders. According to sources, the Islanders are offering defenseman Nick Leddy, and twenty-year-old forward Anthony Beauvillier to the Canadiens in exchange for Galchenyuk. This seems like a fair trade, which would benefit both teams.
  12. I have grave news. Vegas will not be picking Plekanec, but there is still something to smile about. They'll probably taking Emelin. https://www.habseyesontheprize.com/latest-news/2017/6/21/15848094/vegas-golden-knights-expansion-draft-rumours-canadiens-alexei-emelin-charles-hudon-brandon-davidson
  13. I don't know if this is true. http://www.react365.com/58afd68962c06/the-canadiens-traded-goaltender-carey-price-to-the-chicago-blackhawks-for-goaltenders-corey-crawford-and-right-winger-patrick-kane.html
  14. Apparently both Rad and Markov have agreed to contracts, but are probably waiting until after the draft to complete. http://www.gohabsgo.com/2017/06/14/according-to-a-919fm-radio-host-bergevin-already-h/
  15. I think it's safe to assume that the six forwards that will be protected are Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher, Paul Byron, Phillip Danault, Andrew Shaw and Alex Galchenyuk . They can still protect one more. Who do ya'll think will be protected for the seventh spot? Tomas Plekanec ($6 million cap hit for one more season), Charles Hudon, Daniel Carr or Jacob De la Rose. Probably the most likely will be Charles Hudon. On defense Jeff Petry and Shea Weber clearly will, so which player becomes the third defensemen? Nathan Beaulieu, Jordie Benn or Alexei Emelin. It's common sense to say that Emelin will be left exposed, but I don't think common sense is something Bergevin possesses. Even still which would ya'll protect Nathan Beaulieu, or Jordie Benn?
  16. Maybe or maybe not. I read that Dallas wants an impact defensemen for the 3rd OVA. http://www.gohabsgo.com/2017/05/24/elliotte-friedman-reveals-what-it-would-take-to-ge/ Anyone should be available not named Sergachev. Maybe Juulsen and Davison.
  17. A former 3rd over all and a 17th ova is a bit much for 3 OVA in a weak draft year. Take Galchenyuk off and trade our 1st, beaulieu and that 2nd and leave Spezza out. Then draft GABRIEL VILARDI at 3rd. He's a big 6'3 203 lb center. He has a good 2 way game with offensive flair. Find out some way to unload Plekanec move Danault to 2nd center Galchenyuk to 3rd center.
  18. If it was me, I'd push to trade Plekanec if not claimed and if that's not possible, buy him out. Give Radulov the term he wants and worry about it later.
  19. http://www.gohabsgo.com/2017/05/24/mathias-brunet-explains-how-pk-subban-will-put-his/ i wonder if Bergevin could trade for him back (Poile retain some salary as that was a major factor he was traded) Maybe a swap of Emelin and Juulsen. That would be something that would loosen the noose on Bergevins neck, but it probably won't happen, It could kind of work salary wise. Then MB could take advantage of Chicagos salary situation and player protection problem by trading a player on the ELC or a prospect for Artem Anisimov.
  20. depends on how much Kovelchuk, Radulov, and Markov would want. I'm really high on Jerebek. The clip I posted gives a slight Markov vibe. If the demands are reasonable, move Emelin, and slot in Markov.
  21. We need to start thinking fourth dimensionally! Sam Pollock said, "when we started winning, we worked even harder to keep winning." Some of these moves prior to the draft, some after. A few months ago there was an article that suggested Philly wanted to move in a new direction and the writer brought up the idea that Simmonds may be on the move and Bergevin should jump on it. Maybe they'd want Pacioretty. I like the idea mentioned about Gallagher to Edm for Eberle. Pierre Lebrun brought up that Kovelchuk could look at signing with the habs and Nj wants a 2nd + prospect to hand over his rights. If kovy signed here, we'd give Hudon + a 2nd. Figure out some way to unload Plekanec if not claimed then resign Rad after the draft, After camp keep Scherbak up and let CJ develop him. The loser in the ahl can't. And after all that is done, if there is space bring in Big Joe for his passing ability more than scoring. Lines could be. 1st Kovy- Big Joe - Rad 2nd Simmonds - Danault - Eberle 3rd Lehkonen - Galchenyuk - Scherbak/Byron 4th Martinsen/Shaw - Ott - Mccarron Spares (Byron, Shaw) On defense I'm optomistic about Jerebek. He was a top pairing D man in the KHL. Jerebek, Weber Emelin, Petry Beaulieu/Sergachev, Benn This would allow option 2 as per draft rules on player protection 4 forwards and 4 defensemen 1 goalie. I read something this morning that said Bergevin intends to protect Beaulieu rather than Benn because of his potential. That leaves players exposed Plekanec, Byron, Shaw, Benn, Davidson, Danault. Which player does anyone think Knights will Claim? Protected players Simmonds, Kovy, Eberle,Galchenyuk ( the others are either Ufa's or exempt) Defense Weber, Petry, Emelin, Beaulieu Price
  22. I am of the opinion that even if this guy turns out to be the second coming of Pk, it wouldn't matter. Maybe... well this works with women sometimes. Perhaps this rose will convince them otherwise. ~~~~8~{<@ LOL
  23. The Habs new acquisition is described as a defenseman who likes to control the puck, has great skating ability and uses these skills to bring the puck into the offensive zone. Not the fastest player doesn't mean he's slow. It just means that. There are others who are faster.
  24. First and second year players are exempt. He and Lehkonen, as well as Mccarron, are exempt.
  25. He was IMO the best Czech Dman at Worlds last year. Very smart player with an excellent first pass. He's a great passing PP QB, and responsible defensively; almost like a younger Markov.On the downside, he has rather average shot, doesn't shoot enough and isn't the fastest skater. Also he isn't very physical player but when he has to he can hit people pretty hard.IMO he could end up being solid top 4 Off. D, PP specialist.
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