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32 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

Therrien basically gave a giant finger to fan entertainment just for his own ego so he could try to prove to everyone that he was the boss and made the decisions.

C'mon man, he was just trying to make them better people. :ph34r:

 

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24 minutes ago, Regis22 said:

You wish 🤣😂

maybe he’s the chosen one today 

Seems like it, I was out and only seen the Twitter headline that said Armia addressing media live now LOL. Seemed like a last minute rushed thing, like he had some form of formal announcement to make. Alas it was just a game day media availability thing. On a side note he will be on a line with Zuke and Caufield tonight. Can't get used to the Habs making all players available instead of just the stars as was typical in the past lol.

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Top European, College and Junior free agents updated
Corey Pronman of The Athletic: Ranking the top European, College and Junior free agents.

Projected NHL Players

  1. Andrei Kuzmenko – LW – SKA KHL                              (could be complicated signing)
  2. Ben Meyers – C –Minnesota Big Ten                              after frozen Four (Detroit, Minnesota & Philadelphia)

A chance to play in the NHL

  3. Jake Livingstone – RHD – Minnesota State NCHA
  4. Bobby Trivigno – LW –UMass HE
  5 Sergei Tolchinsky-LW-Avangard  KHL                           (could be complicated signing)
  6. Niko Ojamaki – RW – Podolsk  KHL                             (could be complicated signing)
  7. Jordan Fransca – C – Kingston OHL                          signed = Pittsburg Penguins
  8. Max Veronneau-RW – Leksands SHL                          SHL through the 2022-23 season
  9. Bennett MacArthur – LW – Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL  signed = Tampa Bay Lightening
10. Brandon Bussi-G-W. Mich. NCHC                                signed = Boston Bruins
11. Riese Gaber-RW-N. Dakota NCHC
12. Daniil Vovchenko-LW-Severstal KHL                           (could be complicated signing)
13. Taylor Gauthier-G-Portland WHL                                signed = Pittsburg Penguins
14. Strauss Mann – G – Skelleftea SHL
15. Ethen Frank-RW-W. Michigan NCHC
16. Marc McLaughlin – C – Western Michigan HE             signed = Boston Bruins
17. Parker Ford-C-Providence HE

Players who could also be signed this offseason

Trenton Bliss-C-Michigan Tech WCHA
Corey Andonovski-RW-Princeton ECAC                      signed = Pittsburg Penguins
Jacob Bengtsson – LHD – Lake Superior State WCHA
Tye Kartye – C – Sault Ste. Marie OHL                         signed = Seattle Kraken
Henrik Rybinski – C – Seattle WHL                              signed = Washington Capitals
Nathan Staios – LHD – Hamilton OHL
Brandon Scanlin – D – Omaha                                     signed = New York Rangers
Taylor Ward – RW – Omaha                                          signed = L.A. Kings
Noah Philip – C – University of Alberta

Many getting signed.

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As bad as this team has been and has looked, one thing to remember is that we're currently on pace for a historical season in terms of injuries.

The LA Kings hold he record for most "man-games lost to injury" with 629 games (2003-04)

We currently sit at 603 with 14 games left to go.  I  dont think there's any way we dont break that record (Weber alone will bring that number to 617 and we still have Price, Gallagher, Drouin, Clague, Petry, Pezzetta and Poehling out for undetermined amounts of time. 

 

 

Meanwhile I think Calgary has something like 60 man games lost to injury this year!

 

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18 minutes ago, maas_art said:

As bad as this team has been and has looked, one thing to remember is that we're currently on pace for a historical season in terms of injuries.

The LA Kings hold he record for most "man-games lost to injury" with 629 games (2003-04)

We currently sit at 603 with 14 games left to go.  I  dont think there's any way we dont break that record (Weber alone will bring that number to 617 and we still have Price, Gallagher, Drouin, Clague, Petry, Pezzetta and Poehling out for undetermined amounts of time. 

 

 

Meanwhile I think Calgary has something like 60 man games lost to injury this year!

 

I don't think we're as bad a team as this season's record. We're lacking in some key areas (DEFENSE, obvs), but I think Hughes and Gorton can probably turn this around in a few seasons. Injuries haven't helped.

With some good drafting and development, a trade or two, a free agent signing... I can see us being back on track to compete for a playoff spot in 2023-24.

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Cole Caufield named NHL 'Rookie of the Month' for March.  Caufield is the first Montreal player to earn the honor since Carey Price in March 2008.

Kind of sums up our prospects development in a nutshell. 

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5 hours ago, electron58 said:

Cole Caufield named NHL 'Rookie of the Month' for March.  Caufield is the first Montreal player to earn the honor since Carey Price in March 2008.

Kind of sums up our prospects development in a nutshell. 

https://www.nhl.com/news/cole-caufield-named-march-2022-rookie-of-the-month/c-332516010

 

BTW, he just beat out Rem Pitlick. 

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Stephane Leroux, who tracks the QMJHL for RDS, reporting that when Mike Hoffman was in junior, he was viewed as a bad teammate and the team leaders with the Gatineay team (a certain Paul Byron and a certain Claude Giroux) went to the coach and asked him to get rid of Hoffman, who was subsequently put on waivers. Leroux says the same thing happened with Hoffman in the OHL before he came to Gatineau: he was put on waivers by his OHL team because he was deemed a problem, and no other team claimed him, hence why he ended up in the Q to begin with. Leroux gave this information in response to a question about whether the Habs might try to bring Giroux here next year.

Seems like Hoffman has a reputation of being a bad teammates in multiple places then... OHL, Gatineau, Ottawa as a pro... seems like he's more of a problem than an asset.

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16 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

Stephane Leroux, who tracks the QMJHL for RDS, reporting that when Mike Hoffman was in junior, he was viewed as a bad teammate and the team leaders with the Gatineay team (a certain Paul Byron and a certain Claude Giroux) went to the coach and asked him to get rid of Hoffman, who was subsequently put on waivers. Leroux says the same thing happened with Hoffman in the OHL before he came to Gatineau: he was put on waivers by his OHL team because he was deemed a problem, and no other team claimed him, hence why he ended up in the Q to begin with. Leroux gave this information in response to a question about whether the Habs might try to bring Giroux here next year.

Seems like Hoffman has a reputation of being a bad teammates in multiple places then... OHL, Gatineau, Ottawa as a pro... seems like he's more of a problem than an asset.

Seems like Hoffman might not be around too much longer.

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42 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

Seems like Hoffman has a reputation of being a bad teammates in multiple places then... OHL, Gatineau, Ottawa as a pro... seems like he's more of a problem than an asset.

The unconfirmed feud was the girlfriend / wife with Karlson's wife 

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28 minutes ago, Regis22 said:

The unconfirmed feud was the girlfriend / wife with Karlson's wife 

Well it was pretty much confirmed. Karlsson's wife had a restraining order placed on Hoffman's girlfriend, which means the police saw due cause for doing so. And the Sens ended up getting rid of both Hoffman and Karlsson and breaking up their team because of it.

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Top European, College and Junior free agents updated as per Corey Pronman of The Athletic: Ranking the top European, College and Junior free agents.

Projected NHL Players

  1. Andrei Kuzmenko – LW – SKA KHL                (could be complicated signing)
  2. Ben Meyers – C –Minnesota                           after frozen Four (Detroit, Minnesota & Philadelphia)

A chance to play in the NHL

  3. Jake Livingstone – RHD – Minnesota State NCHA
  4. Bobby Trivigno – LW –UMass HE          signedNY Rangers
  5 Sergei Tolchinsky-LW-Avangard  KHL               (could be complicated signing)
  6. Niko Ojamaki – RW – Podolsk  KHL                (could be complicated signing)
  7. Jordan Fransca – C – Kingston OHL                 signed = Pittsburg Penguins
  8. Max Veronneau-RW – Leksands SHL               SHL through the 2022-23 season
  9. Bennett MacArthur – LW – Acadie-Bathurst QMJHL  signed = TB Lightening
10. Brandon Bussi-G-W. Mich. NCHC                       signed = Boston Bruins
11. Riese Gaber-RW-N. Dakota NCHC
12. Daniil Vovchenko-LW-Severstal KHL                (could be complicated signing)
13. Taylor Gauthier-G-Portland WHL                  signed = Pittsburg Penguins
14. Strauss Mann – G – Skelleftea SHL
15. Ethen Frank-RW-W. Michigan NCHC
16. Marc McLaughlin – C – Western Michigan HE  signed = Boston Bruins
17. Parker Ford-C-Providence HE

Players who could also be signed this offseason

Trenton Bliss-C-Michigan Tech WCHA
Corey Andonovski-RW-Princeton ECAC           signed = Pittsburg Penguins
Jacob Bengtsson – LHD – Lake Superior State WCHA
Tye Kartye – C – Sault Ste. Marie OHL           signed = Seattle Kraken
Henrik Rybinski – C – Seattle WHL      signed = Washington Capitals
Nathan Staios – LHD – Hamilton OHL
Brandon Scanlin – D – Omaha                           signed = NY Rangers
Taylor Ward – RW – Omaha                              signed = L.A. Kings
Noah Philip – C – University of Alberta

updated. Teams that trade away their draft picks use this method to supplement. 

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On 4/1/2022 at 9:12 PM, BigTed3 said:

Stephane Leroux, who tracks the QMJHL for RDS, reporting that when Mike Hoffman was in junior, he was viewed as a bad teammate and the team leaders with the Gatineay team (a certain Paul Byron and a certain Claude Giroux) went to the coach and asked him to get rid of Hoffman, who was subsequently put on waivers. Leroux says the same thing happened with Hoffman in the OHL before he came to Gatineau: he was put on waivers by his OHL team because he was deemed a problem, and no other team claimed him, hence why he ended up in the Q to begin with. Leroux gave this information in response to a question about whether the Habs might try to bring Giroux here next year.

Seems like Hoffman has a reputation of being a bad teammates in multiple places then... OHL, Gatineau, Ottawa as a pro... seems like he's more of a problem than an asset.

But Marc Bergevin only signs players with good "character." :lol:

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 Andrew Molson will be photoshopped between St-Louis and Price.

Drouin will be photoshopped in (likely beside Anderson in the second row).

Weber was not in the season-opening team photo and will not be added to this one.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Regis22 said:

 Andrew Molson will be photoshopped between St-Louis and Price.

Drouin will be photoshopped in (likely beside Anderson in the second row).

Weber was not in the season-opening team photo and will not be added to this one.

 

 

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I like that Caufield kept asking for a stool but they wouldn't give him one. :P

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1 hour ago, maas_art said:

I like that Caufield kept asking for a stool but they wouldn't give him one. :P

Didn't help him any that they planted him between two twin towers to boot.:lol:

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23 minutes ago, H_T_L said:

Didn't help him any that they planted him between two twin towers to boot.:lol:

I mean Savard is only 6'1". Gallagher and Byron were on the bench as lettered players. So not too many guy all that close to Caufield in height.

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