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  1. If Subban performs like he is capable of performing and Hall is healthy then this team just went from missing the playoffs to at least making the 2nd round of the playoffs.
  2. Not gonna sit here and pretend I know what should be done...but what I know is that something needs to be done. We are putting a product that is not even slightly competitive on the ice. It seems we're getting mauled an awful lot this year. Can't even remember how many times we've conceded 4 or 5 goals this year. This is truly pathetic. I get that we're in reconstruction and all, but we can't keep winning one game and then show up for the next 4 or 5 games with absolutely nothing. I've come to peace with not making the playoff for more than a couple of years in order for the club to
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    2018 UFA Thread

    Especially that we are a team that just got out of a rough patch and like many teams who get out of those, sometimes the second season is not as successful and we could find ourselves not making the playoffs or exiting early in the playoffs. Add to that the fact that we don't know much about the overall strength of next year's draft. It would be silly to give our 1st round pick, not make the playoffs or make it and get out in the first round like this year only to find out its a good year to draft with good or very good talent in the first round. I feel like unless you are the team tradi
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    2018 UFA Thread

    I agree with you. It's at least worth to take a shot when its a guy like him. However, if the guy (Karlsson) does not make it 110% sure that he will sign an extension to Shero then its a no. Even with Ottawa now set to come out of this one with less than you'd normally expect for a guy like Karlsson, we'd have to give significant pieces and probably take on Ryan's contract. If Shero can't obtain this guarantee then Karlsson could go play for the Rangers for all I care. We just crawled back up from a long dark tunnel and I'm not willing to go back there for a guy who wants to ''make his girlfri
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    2018 UFA Thread

    What circus Ottawa turned into in less than two seasons. I feel like Ottawa is stuck between trading Karlsson to one of the current contenders and not get anything good enough to even call themselves partial winners of the trade, try to trade him to a not so good team to only see Karlsson refuse because he wants the money and to become an instant SC contender or simply keep him and watch him leave for free. Messed up situation for Ottawa no matter what happens. Something also struck me in this article which is the fact that Karlsson does not want to commit to a long-term deal until '
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    2018 UFA Thread

    I'd rather overpay him a million or two via free agency than give up a 1st and Zacha while I also overpay, but this time for Ryan or Callahan. Of course there is also the argument about how hard it is to attract these players once they hit the FA market and that it's why Shero would be doing this type of move
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    2018 UFA Thread

    Not only that, we're supposed to be giving 1st round draft picks and receiving 2nd round ones in exchange while we also give Ottawa a prospect? All that for Tyler Johnson..Yeah I'll gladly take a season long hard look at McLeod and Zacha. If there is no draft picks leaving us, I'm okay with it, but I wont jeopardize my 1st round pick before the season even starts to facilitate a deal between two conference rivals. fvck them, let the dumb Rags do it as they always do.
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    2018 UFA Thread

    I don't get the "Zacha is a bust" movement. He obviously didn't hit the ground running like Nico, but most young players need time to develop and labelling him a bust after only two seasons is premature imo. I want him here unless he's a piece in a deal that gets us a very good player/prospect. Otherwise keep him even if it means him playing the wing.
  9. The fans are mad in MTL. Anybody think Shero can take advantage of this and take them for whatever they have left in decent players/prospect in a trade? They probably need defense more than anything at this point which is something we can't give them really,but it would be funny to see Shero pull a heist.
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    2018 UFA Thread

    Not a good day to be a Habs fan. After learning a few days earlier that Tavares doesn't even want to hear anything with the word ''Habs'' in it, today he signs with one of your great rivals who also happens to be a team that will dominate you for years to come The funny thing about all that is the delusion. I was driving home 2 days ago and they had a show on the radio with the fans pouring in one after the other, calling in to say how ''surprised'' they were that Tavares wouldn't even listen to the Canadiens offer. They really think a line composed of Ghallagher and Max Domi is what he wa
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    Eric Gryba to NJ

    Maybe Shero is trying to move pieces in a trade that would include some of these bottom pairing guys and is somehow getting a replacement for them in order to not leave their spots open?
  12. Germany, like you guys pointed, did itself no favor. The squad selection is a weird one in many spots. You overlook Sane, but somehow include Draxler and actually start him two games in a row only to waste a substitution because the guy actually does nothing at all on the pitch. Germany has a pool of players that cover each position on a football pitch with at least 2 or 3 quality players and yet you go to the WC with Werner as your main striker. Werner is quality, but as any experimented coach would've known, not in the group stage where every team you will face is just going to pile that box
  13. I'm not saying you are wrong and that the guy is a saint, but I disagree on most of these points. Sure some of the points you made got on the nerves of some people at the club, some of the fans and some of the media, but that is because Mtl became a ''cryhouse'' over the years. That the guy's active on social media and wears his own hat/gear during post-match interviews are two points I don't think any other market in the league would even notice let alone cry about it as if he's running away with the livelihood of the club or something. About the coaching staff finding him difficu
  14. I disagree. I doubt that a lot of the things he is accused of would be a problem if he wasn't black. It's not the main problem, but it was an underlying one that I personally could feel in a lot of those ''old-fashioned'' guys like Tremblay, Bergeron, and others every time I saw them speaking about him. Every time they target a player they obviously accuse him of stupid things, but Subban's case was the worse I saw. Of course, nobody would come out and straight up say ''because he's black'', but IMHO it was there and detectable in many of their tirades about him. I mean at some point, whe
  15. Oh Pacioretty is already gone. They already had a deal done with LA, but it fell through bc of his agent, he fired him and has a new one. He made it clear to the team that he's not resigning and that he wants to leave instead of playing the final year on his contract. Unless they really can't find any deal (they will), he's leaving. Galchenyuk, Subban and Paciorrety are just the current ones. This team went through so many players with this exact M.O. throughout the years I lost count a long time ago. Next is Bergevin and maybe Julien. If Price wasn't tied down to a jumbo jet of a contra
  16. This is exactly it. The whole crusade against Subban in Montreal, in the French-speaking media, had a very racial undertone. The hypocrisy like you said is just over the top. The same summer they dealt Subban away for attitude problems they were getting Zach Kassian who is a well-known guy when it comes to attitude and character issues (He ended up not playing a single game for the club after crashing his car into a light pole while drunk driving after a late night party and if I remember correctly, there was serious questions about if the girl with him in the car was a prostitute or not).
  17. I agree with you on basically everything. That's exactly where my criticism lies. Werner is undoubtedly on the way to becoming one of the world's best strikers, but we all knew that group stage games were going to see all the teams park the bus against Germany and render Werner ineffective down the middle because of his stature. Why start with him there and sub in Gomez late after you wasted precious minutes. Yesterday, he ended up bringing on Gomez at the start of the 2nd half and was basically down to one sub from the 45th minute because he wasted one on Gomez and had to replace Rudy i
  18. I'd say the Swedes have been winning for years now.
  19. I just don't understand Löw this campaign. What is the point of playing Werner as your striker and end up spending the game crossing into the box if you have Mario Gomez on the bench and you're wasting Müller on the wings where he is nowhere as dangerous as he is when he plays more centrally?
  20. Past couple of days there were heavy rumors that the Kings were speaking to MTL about Pacioretty. I'm guessing this means that MTL asking price was too much for the Kings.
  21. Nice pick!! Happy about it really! I also like the name, Ty Smith! Has a nice ring to it.
  22. So San Jose takes Hoffman, sends him packing while they clear cap space, acquire a prospect and a ton of picks. Well played San Jose, well played. Just to put things in perspective: The Habs just traded a 3rd choice overall who along Pacioretty was the only light of hope on a team who finished 29th in terms of attack last season in exchange for a guy who scored 9 goals including 4 in empty nets last season. Can we work something out for Pacioretty? lol
  23. Play in Montreal to center who LOL? They literally just dealt their 2nd best winger for a guy who couldn't reach 10 goals in the past two seasons and are in the process of getting rid of Pacioretty. Is he supposed to be excited about being on a line with the almighty Drouin and Nicolas Deslauriers? Just ignore them, man. I've got to a point where I listen to them to have a laugh and forget that no matter how sh!tty your life is, you still could've been a Habs fan.. instantly changes your perspective.
  24. Yeah, the Adidas store thing was a classic situation. Just an insane loss of time and breath around something that is ridiculous. Also agreed on everything else you said. This type of crap is exactly what happens at the Hockey level. An insane amount of ridiculous non-issues that the club has to work with like a French-speaking coach regardless of the quality ones available that do not speak French, etc etc etc. Unless this club gets bought by a true businessman who won't give a sh!t about what people think then the Habs are doomed forever. This league is no longer the 6 or
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