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21 May 2018 22:18:57
Probably way off.. and of course I want to see him on my Habs.. but what about a Buffalo and NYI blockbuster...
Tavares on a sign and trade plus a small add due to age difference.
For Jack Eichel.

I'm not a huge Eichel fan due to his personality..I think his ego may be to much to have someone who is coming in the league with even more hype than he did.. Dahlin..
Buffalo gets a strong leader in Tavares..reunited with Okposo.. NYI still gets to have a Star center..


1.) 22 May 2018 01:48:53
Islanders won’t be adding anything extra.

2.) 22 May 2018 03:08:38
No way buffalo touches this Eichel is 20 and is almost as good as Tavares. I’d trade Austin Mathews for Jack Eichel as a leafs fan. And I wouldn’t trade Mathews for Barzel and a player you could get for free in Free agency. In two seasons Eichel will out produce Tavares career highs I’m calling it right now. With that being said if I were buffalo I’d trade O’rielly and sign Tavares to be the 2 c.

3.) 23 May 2018 16:37:28
I wouldn’t trade Matthews for Eichel first off. Secondly, buffalos ownership has committed to Eichel with that massive contract and has apparently allowed him atleast some input on firing and hiring or coaches and gm lol they don’t do that and then trade him 10 months later.



17 Jan 2018 04:51:28
If I'm Garth Snow, does the emergence of Barzal change my way of thinking????
I have been obvious about my desire for the Habs to land Tavares.. ya it's still a crap shoot... however... if I am Snow.,, I build around Barzal.. I don't let Tavares get to July 1st, but trade him for top dollar.. yes !! I want my Habs to get him , however.,I have 2 trades.. who ya take.
FOR Tavares

2nd 18,× 2(both)
1st 2019

These deals are both on the contingent that he signs 8x11 at 88 once he is traded.


1.) 17 Jan 2018 06:08:49
I take Horvat, Joulevi, Van 2018 1st over
Galchenyuk, Lindgren, Juulsen, two 2018 2nds, 2019 1st.

2.) 17 Jan 2018 06:11:16
Horvat is the most proven of all this. I think Juolevi has more value than pretty well all the Montreal pieces. And that Van forst this year should be pretty good.

Make he Montreal 1st 2018 not 2019 and it changes it a bit. It still prefer Van package over Montreals.
Mainly becaUs Horvat is proven and the other two pieces are more potential than any of MTLs.

3.) 17 Jan 2018 07:29:26
Uhhhh no you definitely don’t build around barzal you keep Tavares who is a top 10 player in the world lol. I see your reasoning but no way, I really do think he will resign in New York and imo neither of these trades are enough to get him (im talking value wise not as he’s a UFA) .

4.) 17 Jan 2018 08:09:31
Good points both Edmonton Boyz.

McJesus. yes Tavares is top 10, however, resign him for 8 years, puts him at what? 35? Or Barzal, focus on him, Bellows. ext. In 8 years both are in middle of Prime. I get what your saying

Wouldn't surprise me however, at end if career. m Barzal, more points than John Tavares
I really like Tavares, however, I often wonder, is he a Superstar. or Really good player. there is a diffdefence.

5.) 17 Jan 2018 14:02:55
I think Mtl shouldn’t sign Tavares
We already have bad contracts

Not to mention that 80 million goalie.

6.) 17 Jan 2018 15:12:37
I would say having that 80 million dollar goalie is a good reason to get an 80 million dollar centreman to go with your 80million dollar defensman because they are so committed now, after those moves and trading sergachev, deciding to go another direction now will set any rebuild back many years before it even begins.

7.) 17 Jan 2018 16:19:33
Too much for a rental because Tavares would never re-sign in Van.

Montreal would be better off to just snag him at UFA time w/ o losing assets.

8.) 17 Jan 2018 17:54:40
I think one of the reasons Tavares might stay in NYI is the emergence of Barzel. Not saying it's the only reason, but it's one of many and it does help a little.

9.) 17 Jan 2018 18:20:36
Tavares is a superstar now, and you don’t trade those players. Barzal emerged as a very fun player to watch this year but tbh he had to play two extra years in junior! He wasn’t projected to be this good but unreal player for islanders now his skating is phenomenal but you still don’t trade Tavares. You keep him and you have him, Barzal, bellows, and all those other guys who will come up.

10.) 17 Jan 2018 22:49:03
I agree you try to keep Tavares if you can, and as much as he is saying the right things about wanting to stay, he isn’t holding any talks. As a management team you want to show patience with him and respect him by at the same time the deadline is coming and if he isn’t going to stay, you have to make a plan. You can’t have the best player your team has seen in decades walk for nothing.



30 Nov 2017 22:18:34
!Habs aquire Cracknell from NYR for Holland.

Huh?? Anyone else have any idea why this was made.. Bergevin must be bored?? Or is it jus so he can say he did something.?


1.) 01 Dec 2017 03:44:24
I don't like this. Holland is a pretty good depth forward. Cracknell is not.

2.) 01 Dec 2017 04:58:29
A little of both? Trying to make it look like he's trying.

3.) 01 Dec 2017 06:11:42
I’m surprised Holland wasn’t on the starting roster. I thought he was pretty good in Toronto.

4.) 01 Dec 2017 13:52:37
Holland was signed for 2 years next year being a one way contract. i guess they couldn't see a situation where he would be making the starting lineup this year or next year so they traded him for a guy who brings about the same value to laval and is a ufa at years end that they don't even have to try and find a place for next season. Not hard to figure out guys.

5.) 01 Dec 2017 14:10:45
Apparently holland ask for a trade when he saw Daniel carr + byron Froese being call to play for the big team and not him.



19 Jun 2017 20:01:17
send Tanev and Virtanen
send Kane and Beaulieu.


1.) 19 Jun 2017 21:38:06
I think buffalo passes on this one. If virtanen was more ready I think it could work.

2.) 21 Jun 2017 01:54:46
No way from Van. I wouldn't trade Tanev for Kane and Virtanen for Beaulieu.



17 Jun 2017 19:03:04
Beaulieu to Sabres for a 3rd... hmm not sure how I feel bout that..
Must be something else in the works


1.) 17 Jun 2017 19:06:30
Yeah he must have a trade for a dman coming back I'd assume.

2.) 17 Jun 2017 19:20:10
It's obviously the best deal the Habs could get for him.

3.) 17 Jun 2017 19:22:16
Great deal for the sabres.

4.) 17 Jun 2017 19:37:46
Definitely something in the works in order to help the loss in Defense.

As for this trade though, I see it as pretty reasonable. Beaulieu is good but often overrated in terms of value. So I think Montreal got the best they could for him because there are a lot of teams that have their own Beaulieu type that aren't worth what the Beaulieu asking price started as.

Either way, I hope Beaulieu turns it around for Buffalo and Montreal finds a way to make up for their loss in defensive depth.

5.) 17 Jun 2017 20:03:32

6.) 17 Jun 2017 21:44:47
Really think beaulieau will excel on the Sabres.




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13 Nov 2018 15:58:30
For those who think I am a secret Oilers fan. Well, I am a fan, however for tonight.. hate em! Lol.
Hopefully bounce back game for Price..


1.) 13 Nov 2018 17:26:41
Haha. Good luck man! Always like a home game for the Habs and Leafs out west. Always fun games. Should be alright. Oilers sucking balls now, changed lines up an everything yesterday's practice. Might be going to Drai and McDavid together again. Why not switch it up and stack it, working in Bos and Col. Give it a try while slumping. I hope we start Kosk, win, the. Start him again next game.

2.) 13 Nov 2018 18:59:31
If I was always working around home I would always buy a ticket game package with either the Leafs or Habs game and sell that game, You always make money off those tickets because there are so many Poole from out easy in Alberta and they can only see their team once a season so resale is awesome for those two games.

3.) 13 Nov 2018 20:06:52

4.) 13 Nov 2018 20:44:24
Your team is struggling. my goalie is. and McDavid hasn't had a really big game in a couple weeks. Not sure I like this, lol.
What's up with Talbot? Was he a one year sensation? ya. I'd start the other one . Koskinen? That his name?
Ya, I had planned to go to both Edmonton and Calgary, as I am off for awhile from a surgery. however, still no healed up enough. oh well. Next year.

5.) 13 Nov 2018 20:48:18
Oh ya. Yupp. and anyone else. What about Coach Q.? . think it could be possible?

6.) 13 Nov 2018 21:55:02
Im on leave from work after a hernia surgery, was going to get tickets for both Edmonton and Calgary games, but I can't sit that long yet. damn! . Couple years ago I paid like 1000 for 2 tickets to see Habs and Flames with my father. Price came down with the flu, and we lost 5 zip.

7.) 13 Nov 2018 22:12:19
Haha. maybe come playoff time HGb.

8.) 13 Nov 2018 23:03:47
Ya not sure what's up with Talbot right now. Not looking too good as of late. Last season the Oilers and hin let either the very first shot on net in or a goal within the first 2/ 3 minutes. That's soooo deflating right off the bat. Again happened very first game on the year vs jersey in Sweden and again last game vs the Aves and maybe one other time. So bad. Not sure what's up with him.
Talbot is 5-7 now with a bunch of loses in a row.
Koskinen is 3-1. And they are starting him tonight and I'm happy. He's looked so good. There's was criticism over that signing for $2.5M but he was considered the best goalie outside the NHL for a reason. He's massive and has looked good. I like him and hope he can get a few games. LW and maybe even go 50/ 50. A good battle in net should be healthy for the team I would hope.

And coach Q, I would seriously call him up and if he's interested in the Oilers job, I would make the change right now. If he's interested. I thought he would just chill this year and wait for the right fit and he gets $6M this and next year still. But I also heard he's ready to coach again whenever now. I also want to make some sort of trade. Minor or major. Shake it up. Let everyone in the room know they got to play hard for their job kinda thing. I want Faulk, Zucc, Tofoli or event goalie Bob. Lol.

9.) 14 Nov 2018 00:33:29
Battle of the Finnish backups tonight. Koskinen and Niemi are both from the Sam town in Finland. Only other one from same town in the league is Filpula.
Talbot/ Price - 10 wins / 15 losses.
Koskinen/ Niemi - 7 wins / 2 losses.
Think I just heard that right. Sucks for both of us. I know Talbot is 5-7 and Kick 3-1. Our next 6 games is a. If stretch. Montreal, Calgary, Vegas, San Jose, Anaheim, LAK. So messed up we play our first division opponent 17 games into the season vs Calgary Saturday.

10.) 14 Nov 2018 00:35:35
Ya Goalie Bob would be great, however no way Oil can re sign him.
Well Yupp. Sounds like Habs are starting Niemi. so you have a chance at least, Price was ready to start showing the world he's still the best. guess Flames will have to deal with that lmao.

11.) 14 Nov 2018 04:44:19
Well Yupp. that sucked . lol.

12.) 14 Nov 2018 06:00:50
Yeah had a feeling after the first oiler goal it was going to be a rough night. Not often a shot misses the net by 4 feet and still scores lol.

13.) 14 Nov 2018 13:24:45
Lol. Ya that first goal was finally a good bounce for the Oilers early in a game for once. But what about the other 5? 🤔 Those were lucky too I guess.
I really like Koskinen, 4-1 now, great signing so far. He's so clam in net. 6' 7" monster. And his rebound control is unreal. There barely ever is a rebound! I like the guy.
He better get Calgary on Saturday. Give Talbot Vegas the next day Sunday. Better happen.
Price needs to step up next game. Sucks to see him doing poor.

14.) 14 Nov 2018 14:42:42
No yupp wasn't trying to imply all the oilers goals were flukey lol. They deserved the win tonight habs played their worst game so far.3rd goal was a fluke too though lol. And I'd have to disagree on koskinen he gave up a rebound on just about every habs shot lol. I'm not sure who you were watching lol. Luckily habs didn't have many quality scoring chances or any traffic in front of him.

15.) 14 Nov 2018 15:27:19
🤔. Well they showed a highlight package Of at least ten shots where he swallowed the puck and didn't allow are kind, not sure what game you were watching. I Definetely noticed.
Maybe not ALL the shots but it's def a strong part of his game anyways. But hey, we don't need to argue Man, I know what I saw and I really liked it. I'm crazy like that.

I might go to Montreal end of Jan / Start of Feb and Oilers play on Montreal Feb 3. Would be fun to go to a game there! I've been to every NHL rink in Canada expect Montreal and Winnipeg. To me those seem like the funnest atmosphere for games too!

16.) 14 Nov 2018 16:12:49
Yeah I guess they wouldn't show highlights of bad rebounds anyways unless someone scored which the habs didn't. I watched the game and said a few times he wasn't controlling rebounds very we'll at all and if the habs weren't so stupid they could have scored a few more lol at least he was making the save on the 1st shot that's more then we can say about our goaltending lately.

17.) 14 Nov 2018 21:16:41
I find he gives a lot of rebounds on his glove side especially.



12 Nov 2018 18:28:33
Hey Yupp, just seen on a different convo Larsson / Hall trade mentioned.
What do you feel about that trade? Do you fee the Oilers got hosed?
I seen you say they go what they expected, however, do you feel that the Oilers should have received more.. it's kinda how I feel about PK/Weber. think we should of received more.


1.) 12 Nov 2018 20:24:28
I don’t know if this is true but I heard Chiarelli barely let it be known that Hall was available just like he did with Hamilton.
Larsson is the type of D the Oil needed and I’m happy with him but he’s not on the level of Hall. There were rumours Jones almost went for RNH so I’m sure Hall could have gotten him, I’m sure there could’ve been better packages out there if Chiarelli would’ve sat on it like Sakic did with Duchene.

2.) 12 Nov 2018 20:29:22
The Hall for Larsson trade was absolute theft.

PK for Weber was not great by any means, but Hall for Larsson was a fireable offense. Not sure how Chia still has a job.

3.) 12 Nov 2018 22:24:09
I'm not sure about this, but was it necessary to get rid of Hall for cap reasons at the time? I don't imagine that would be an issue with such a young team.

4.) 12 Nov 2018 21:51:26
How dare you Sosa. You know there are 30 other teams to talk about.

5.) 12 Nov 2018 22:43:12
That trade was the one miss over the past three one for ones for dmen.

Johansen, Drouin and Hall were turned into Jones, Sergachev and Larsson.

Larsson's not bad by any means, lol, don't think I'm hating here, but he's nowhere near what Taylor Hall became. I mean, at the time, it was bad, but not nearly what it became after Hall blossomed into a top 5 winger in the league.

Imo, for Hall, they should've looked for someone younger than Larsson. idk who, but a similar mould to Larsson in a younger body. Even then NJ would win the the trade because of what Hall became, but it would've been better.

6.) 12 Nov 2018 22:47:58
Well after last season it certainly looks like a huge loss for Edm doesn't it. I see where they thought was the right direction to go but hasn't worked out too well.
The first year after the trade Hall had 53 points and his team was picking first overall in the draft while the Oilers went to game 7 of the second round. -Oilers win that year. Second year of the trade the Oilers miss the playoffs and he goes on a run and carries his team into a playoff birth with a career year. -Jersey wins that year.

Now it's third year and the Oilers could use Hall next to Drai that's for sure. There was lots of off ice stuff that lead to Hall being traded out of Edm as well. I personally never once liked Hall but with how the league has changed to being more fast paced and skilled as opposed to big and strong more so, it's a loss. But without Larson the oilers would be so terrible on the back end, if we had of gone out and gotten a skinner or a Hoffman type that would great right now. But yes I mt would have been nice if they got a good prospect or good pick with Larsson for Hall. Straight up was a win in year one, loss in year two and IMO still carried over as a loss to year three.

Talking about absolute theft? Subban now has more points (110) with Nashville than Weber has games played with Montreal. Let that sink in for a minute. 🙄😳😳

Ebs I don't understand your Hamilton comment. Chiarelli didn't trade Hamilton, Don Sweeney did. And I just read that's Bob Hartley the Flames coach at that time said Calgary heard well in advance that Hamilton was maybe available and they had a lot of time to watch vid and research on Hamilton. You mean Seguin probably?
I can dig up an article of all the fingerprints Chiarelli has on the current Boston team if anyone needs. People think he ruined Boston but they are doing just fine right now.

I want chia to make a trade right now to shake things up, For Zuccarello or Tafoli or Faulk. And I want coach Todd to play Koskinen more starts than Talbot in the next ten games.

7.) 13 Nov 2018 01:29:55
Lol Leafs17 🙄🙄. There's a difference when you're actually starting the convo on a topic. Don't turn this into a petty argument. And You complain so much when I make comments like you just said. Come on man.

8.) 13 Nov 2018 03:31:19
Are you really telling us to look at Chiarellis track record in Boston? Sure he had some good moves, bringing Chara with him from ottawa was great, drafting Lucic and Marchand outside the first round was really good, Pasternak is a stud late in the 1st round and the trade for Rask was robbery.

But you have been ripping leafs fans because Dubas hasn’t been able to sign William Nylander. Chiarelli was unable to keep THREE top 10 picks past their 21st birthday lol Chiarelli drafted Kessel 5th overall, couldn’t get him signed after his ELC, traded him away. Won the trade getting the picks for Seguin and Hamilton. Couldn’t get Hamilton Signed and so Sweeney traded him away 2 months after he replaces Chiarelli. Signed Seguin to a 5 year extension but traded him away after his ELC for a package which the best pieces were Loui Ericsson and Rielly smith, then traded Riley smith for kevin hayes lol but wait, before that he traded Blake wheeler and Mark Stuart for rich peverly and Boris vlabik. Come on man. He’s got awful moves with them. Add in that he made David Krejci the highest paid Bruin, over Rask, Bergeron and Chara. A contract that they have apparently tried to move multiple times with no luck over the last number of years.

9.) 13 Nov 2018 04:19:20
I did take a page out of your book yupp, my apologies. Luckily it was Sosa who posted this.

10.) 13 Nov 2018 06:19:57
My bad I thought it was Chiarelli but yeah I still heard the Hamilton trade was a surprise. It’s not a knew thing that the league is faster. Chiarelli just blew the trade.
Yup it actually drives me crazy that Chiarelli didn’t land one of Skinner or Hoffman. It’s obvious Lucic isn’t a top 6 winger so they literally have Reider and Chaisson (career highs of 37 points) as the second line wingers. What did they go for C+ prospects and 2nd round picks?
Chiarelli has traded away pick 16 (Barzal), Hall and Eberle and only got one top 4 D. Also overpayed for two bottom 4 D putting them that much closer to the cap.

11.) 13 Nov 2018 09:48:27
😂 man you can try and justify it by how the teams performed since all you want bottom line is Chia traded a player who is in the top 5 of his position for Larsson who is lucky to be in what the top 50 in his? C’mon man imagine how much better the oilers would be if they had gotten a Seth Jones calibre dman (maybe they would have if chia had let more than 6 people know he was available) . Indefensible, fireable offense.

12.) 13 Nov 2018 13:47:39

Chiarelli has actually gifted almost 15% of the league their best player while getting next to nothing in return. There’s only one guy constantly defending what a great GM he has been. Even other Oiler fans are now commenting on the brutal job he’s done.

He walked into Edmonton with a talented yet underperforming core (hall, RNH, eberle, yakupov), a top prospect in Draisatl and the 1st overall pick to start his tenure there with Mcdavid and after having his tires pumped for making the playoffs once at the expense of a Hart Trophy winner, they were in the draft lottery again.

When he took over there, he had a generational player he gets to select right away, great assets and cap space. In 4 years he still has a great generational player . He liquidated those great assets, bringing in far worse players and evaporated his cap space on Milan Lucic, Kris Russel and Andrej Sekera.

I know it will be called hating, but that’s all fact. He turned what should have been a golden, ideal situation for a GM to take over into a problem. How is this a good track record?!? Lol.

13.) 13 Nov 2018 14:26:57
Holy Jim, and you think I go out looking for arguments. The post was about one trade, I said what I thought about it. I even said the Oilers lost the trade and it's not good enough for you you want to argue about so much more. Chiarelli still has some fingerprints on the Bruins organization and staff, that's just a fact. I don't need to argue about it with you. Some good moves some questionable for sure.
Imagine if Chiarelli couldn't get a player signed and he was in danger of sitting out the season, I guarantee you wouldn't think that's a good move because it's not the Leafs.

Unsportsmanlike, is the subban trade an indefensible fireable offense? Just curious yes or no from you, don't need to argue back and fourth about it.

14.) 13 Nov 2018 15:58:47
The original post was about one trade, you’re right. And then you talked about what he has done for Boston lol you made it about more than that one trade before I did. What I just laid out in Edmonton is exactly what he has done, no BS or twisting facts. He traded the better player in just about all his trades, overpaid players, has a ton of salary in guys that aren’t making half the impact he wanted them to. That’s his track record.

15.) 13 Nov 2018 16:10:26
The sad thing is every GM has a bullet to use before they get fired when things don’t go well. Some use it on a big trade to shake things up, a lot use it to fire the coach, put the blame on them and get another crack at it.

He has already made multiple ‘shake up’ trades and it hasn’t gotten better, probably worse. And now they’re probably going to allow him to fire a really good coach rather than blame the guy who actually made the roster. What is McClellan supposed to do when, like Ebs pointed out, he is given a roster with lucic, Reider and Chiasson as top six guys lol let McClellan coach a team with hall, eberle, maybe barzal in the top six with RNH mcdavid and draisatl and if it’s bad, blame him not the GM, but with the roster he’s been given and the assets he’s had to watch Chiarelli ship out The door, So brutal.

16.) 13 Nov 2018 15:55:48
Guys, didn't post that for a Leafs/ Oilers argument. kinda been going on for a month or so. can we all just get over it.? Little bit of rubbing friendly banter is fine, but carrying on and on and on is just getting old.

Yupp. who coming back with Larsson would have made this an equal trade in your opinion.?
Also. for anyone who thinks Habs lost Subban/ Weber trade, what do you wish came with Weber?

17.) 13 Nov 2018 16:55:15
Subban / Weber is arguably a fireable offense given how it has turned out, but it was at least semi-defensible in that at the time of the trade Weber was one of the best d-men on the planet. I did not like the trade for Montreal then (and I most certainly do not now) as I thought it was short-sighted (trying to upgrade Montreal’s defence in the near-term but throwing away years of a young D man just entering his prime) but again, at the time of the trade, Weber was dominant.

Larsson had played over 250 games for the devils before being traded and there was never an argument that could be reasonably made that he was ever going to be anything nearly as good as what Taylor Hall was already doing on a bad Edmonton team.

And I’m curious — what do you propose Dubas do differently with Nylander? Willingly roll over in negotiations and overpay him? Numerous GM’s have apparently commented off the record that they fully applaud his approach and that Nylander’s camp is out to lunch with what they are asking for. Dubas is doing the right thing, even if it means Nylander sits out this year.

If he trades Nylander for peanuts or signs him to what Nylander is asking for ($8 mln+ or whatever) — something that Chia would probably do — I’d be the first one to throw him to the wolves. So far Dubas has played his role perfectly, and if Nylander has to sit for the entire year while it is less than ideal, it is better than caving or trading him for less than what he is worth.

18.) 13 Nov 2018 17:55:48
Oh man. Good times.
I'm not even sure Sosa, I wasn't surprised we traded him but surprised it was with NJ and am not familiar with their prospects from that time. Now looking at it and Hall has a break out career year the second year after being traded it looks terrible for sure. He fed wasn't that good when he was traded. At the time tho, at least maybe a 2nd win Larsson. Hall would def look good with Drai right now tho, but would he have gotten that 93 point season in Edm and been thought of as a top 5 winger in the league then as an Oiler? Def not.

I never liked the guy, but looking back yes I do with we didn't trade Hall and Didn't sign Lucic to replace him. Jersey has made some good quiet moved lately tho, Johansen, Vatanen, Palmeri, Hall. Getting the 1st overall jumping way up in the lottery. That's Good for them.

I think the Oilers coach and GM should be worried about their jobs right now as well.
I just said we lost the trade, again, and called out my coach and GM. I wonder how people will argue me on that.

19.) 13 Nov 2018 22:09:51
So we just going to ignore the 80 points in 75 games he put up in 2013-14? Again, on a bad Oilers team.

And you think if you had him on a PP with McDavid, Drizzy and RNH he would not put up the kind of numbers he did in Jersey? Ok.

20.) 14 Nov 2018 05:35:11
No he doesn’t unsportsmanlike. Because that would be common sense. Hall wasn’t good for Edmonton, okay? He wasn’t good until he left. I was told for a week straight that Draisaitl got $8.5 mill because he had 77 pts but a guy had 80pts and already locked in at $6mill long term and that’s not good 🙄. 0.86 pts per game for his oilers career while being the best player they had. Draisatl has a .79ppg while riding shotgun with the best player in the world for half his career. Looking at that, oilers should trade draisatl for a #3-4 Dman and then he can say “we should have got a 2nd with him” lol.

21.) 14 Nov 2018 16:17:09
You realllllly love to argue hey Jim.
I hair read an article about how the Tavares and Marleua signings are creating big cap problems that we are seeing now with the Leafs. I bet you will argue and defend those till your blue in the face because it's fun to watch a player sit out 20+ games according to you. He wouldn't be sitting out of you had the cap room and weren't screed for the next two big contracts next year hey. Imagine if I was one of the guys who thought that about the Leafs and non stop relentlessly brought it up and argued it with you.
I'm not tho, I'm so sick of you arguing every single little thing I say from you. You're worse than a woman lately for Christ sakes.

22.) 14 Nov 2018 23:36:32
There’s no problem signing Nylander for what he’s actually worth and having Tavares, Marleau, Matthews and marner. It’s him wanting 30% more than he’s worth that’s holding things up. Dubas could take your advice and go the Chiarelli route and ‘just sign him to whatever to get it over with’ and then miss out on a player like Jeff Skinner when he was basically given away because they can’t afford to do anything else because they overpaid. that makes sense. You’re a fountain of logic aren’t you lol they’d rather stick to a blueprinted plan and if one player is being unreasonable, flex the muscle, that the CBA players agreed to, allows you to flex.

23.) 15 Nov 2018 00:01:28
And leafs and oilers cap situations are pretty similar, both right. but compare the rosters. Not even close. There’s 5 players on the leafs that oilers 2nd best player (Leon) couldn’t get straight up in a one for one trade. And the bad contract you talk about with the leafs is 38 year old Marleau with one year left at $6.25 and he’s still a better player than lucic with 4 years left at $6mill. Not even close again.

24.) 15 Nov 2018 00:46:25
After next season:

Oilers have 9 players signed for $53mill (including $1.33 pouliot buyout) :

Mcdavid, Draisatl, Lucic, RNH, Sekera, Klefbom, Larson, Russel, Marody

If Matthews gets $12mill and marner gets $9 mill
That means leafs would have this 8 signed for $54 million (including $1.2mill Kessel retention) at the same point:

Matthews, Tavares, Marner, Rielly, Andersen, Kadri, Zaitsev, Hyman

Both teams, even down the road, are similar cap situation but compare those groups of players after the obvious mcdavid advantage and it’s not even close again. And that’s if Nylander never comes back lol.



09 Nov 2018 17:24:10
Can anyone tell me what went on with Plekanec.? I thought he was on IR?? Now he was going to be put on waivers to terminate contract?? Then he announces retirement.
I know he isn't the same player. , but with Byron and Armia out, I thought he'd be good on 4th line.. ?
Obviously age caught up to him, I'm just confused , was he really injured?? Did they say in spite of some injuries, we are going to use younger guys??

Anyway.. good luck to the guy.. was a solid player for years, a little under appreciated in his prime.


1.) 09 Nov 2018 17:35:11
I know he didn’t seem like the same player in Toronto or as he was before we acquired him. Didn’t look good in 80% of the games here. Had a cpl really effective games mixed in, and then I saw he was scratched to start this year but Habby said that was arranged to get his 1000th game at home. I wonder if the ‘injury’ was the teams way of getying around having to waive other players for roster spots and he wasn’t happy about it. All speculation right now, bit he’s a classy guy and probably wouldn’t be outspoken about it even if he was mad.

2.) 09 Nov 2018 22:45:31
Bergevjn tought he could still be a third line center this year or us but he saw that he was slower then are third line center (Peca) he realized it wasnt going to work. Plekanec said 5 times in the interview how thankful he was of Marc and the way he dealt with the situation so it can't be that bad imo even if he was faking it.

3.) 09 Nov 2018 23:44:34
He's been having back trouble the last couple seasons. Maybe he just wasn't motivated to Keep playing in pain to go somewhere else instead of montreal once he was told they were going to put him on waivers. I guess it came down to losing a older more expensive 4th liner or a cheaper younger 4th liner. He was a class act and probably comparable to guy carbonneau career wise.

4.) 09 Nov 2018 23:54:30
I think the 2.25mil comes off the books too cause he retired and agreed to terminate the contract.

5.) 10 Nov 2018 10:47:49
I think this signing before the season was just to get to 1000 games and retire as a Hab personally.
Weather or not he stayed on the roster all year or in and out as a scratch, It was mainly about getting that 1000 games and then retiring (whenever) as a Hab. And the I guess he felt no need to continue on the season, the time has come.

6.) 10 Nov 2018 14:27:53
Talk is with kotkaniemi and domi both sticking at center he realized playing time was going to be tough to get. I think the plan at the start of the year was him to be 4th or 3rd line center all season but now he would be 5th on the depth chart he decided to call it quits.



04 Nov 2018 09:04:41
Any other Habs fans cringe watching Jonathan Drouin at the point on the PP..? I've seen a lot of forwards in my time back there.., but for me, he looks the worst I have ever seen..he looks lost.. I'd prefer Jordie Benn back there.. or let Juulsen.. I'd prefer Alzner if he were playing.. almost anyone but Drouin..
I hope the staff starts to realize,, its just not working for him back there.


1.) 04 Nov 2018 15:13:48
I haven't noticed that but I understand how you could feel. Doesn't seem like the best of ideas. But who else since Weber is out can even QB that PP?

Also, I've noticed Domi in a lot of highlights in the morning before going to work, he seems to be fitting in great in Montreal. I'm not a big fan of his and his sucker punch in pre season, but I also do kinda like the guy off the ice, he's a good kid off the ice.

I haven't followed anything on how Arizona and Chucky are doing. I just looked up daily face off lineups and they have Chucky playing first line center. He has 1G 3A 4P in 5GP. So that's not too bad on a bad team. Domi has
7G 6A 13P in 13GP.
My take on that trade is still a little early but with how Domi seems to have embraced and fit in in Montreal, he can handle it, and it was so nice to just move on from
Chucky, Montreal won the trade.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 16:31:15
Chucky was injured for first 8 or 9 games for the Coyotes. Think h has played 5 , has a goal and 4 assists
Hes in Arizona now, so unless he does something spectacular, probably won't hear much about him.

Ya Domi has been great in Montreal so far, very happy with him so far. he seems to thrive playing in the pressure., being in the spotlight ( So far) . Maybe a trait he inherited from his father, Tie was the most famous goon in his day. a household name.
I think it's to early to tell who won, but both players needed a change, . This could be one of those trades where both teams win.

3.) 05 Nov 2018 06:49:21
We won't know who won the trade for several years.

4.) 05 Nov 2018 14:11:07
I cringed watching subban and markov on the point during a power play Sosa. When the pp is struggling like it is now I guess we could pick a few sore spots from it. But when it was clicking a week ago I thought it looked ok. The whole thing should look a bit different when weber gets back.

5.) 05 Nov 2018 14:12:28
Yea I think it's too early to tell, as I said. And when I say Montreal won the trade I think I just mean both teams won the trade so it's a good win for Montreal just with how well Domi has embraced Montreal and played well. Good move for both teams it's looking like.

6.) 05 Nov 2018 17:04:26
I actually like the PK and Markov tandem back there. anyway. yes once Weber comes back, things should look better.
Droiun looks lost there, as well as jus in general .

7.) 05 Nov 2018 19:15:18
I mean liked . miss. PK and Markov.



03 Nov 2018 03:49:59
I know its extremely early..and of course to early in their careers to tell.. but..starting to think Canucks got the best player in the 17 draft..
Pettersen is unbelievable.. No offense to Hischier., but I think the Canuck will be the more dynamic player..


1.) 03 Nov 2018 13:00:08
Him Boeser are pretty damn good! I actually like Those two.

2.) 04 Nov 2018 14:21:52
Who would you compare those two guys to Sosa?
I actually have high praise for both.
Boeser - Modano
Pettersson - Forsberg
Both seem like humble classy good guys to me.

3.) 04 Nov 2018 17:14:27
I'm not sure who they remind me of. I wouldn't say Forsberg., he played a really strong game, using his lower body for power. Forsberg and Crosby play kind of similar IMO,
I never really seen much of Kent Nilsson, hit he was nicknamed Magicman, seems like Petterson is the new Magicman. Some of his smarts remind me a little of Gretzky, hit that is where I will end that comparison.
As for Boeser., I'm not sure. skates like Modano, has a release like Sakic and Bossy.
All I know is that the Canucks have some really good young players coming up.
Looks like Petterson will carry on the Canucks strong tradition of a Swede as their leader. from Naslund , the Sedins now him.

4.) 05 Nov 2018 14:18:51
Forsberg was elite elite talent but was also tough as hell and a beast physically. I know Pettersen is so young and can fill out a bit, just don’t see him ever playing the game that forsberg was able to. Skill wise Pettersson looks like he’s near the top of league, just don’t see beyond that any comparison to forsberg. I think Pettersson will be known as a softer player, which is fine when you’re that skilled.

I’m not sure on Boeser, Modano could be a good one. Hard to compare kids to players from decades ago now because the game and the roles players play are so different.




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16 Nov 2018 14:31:52
Since they got Tavares, I have been saying. send the kid home., to Arizona, for OEL. And Arizona would have to add. if Chayka says no. well then the damn league should remove him. let alone his GM firing him.
This deal would be good for the league., make Toronto a more well rounded team, and make Arizona a relevant team.




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16 Nov 2018 05:21:03
I've been saying for months. trade Mathews lol. Leafs 17. you can't compare the Leafs to the situation in Pittsburgh. they have one and you could almost say 2 generational talents . Tavares is really damn good. and Mathews has shown he is in spurts.




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16 Nov 2018 01:29:11
Someone must be missing from Toronto?
If it is Nylander, I'd say Bruins still don't do this.
Boston has always been a team with a strong history of good D. from Shore. to Orr. Bourque, Chara. and to decimate their D core by taking arguably their top 2 D meh away. just won't happen.
Boston and Leafs also have built ( rekindled) a rivalry over the past few seasons. don't think either team has an interest in helping each other.




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15 Nov 2018 16:04:13
I think the argument at 2 will be Mathews and MacKinnon, which shouldn't be any argument at all. Quite clear MacKinnon is superior to Mathews.




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15 Nov 2018 16:01:57
I agree with most of what you saying TSS. I'm just not sure I have Petterson in that group yet.
Hes well on his way, no doubt about that, but I just want to see how he manages in a long NHL season, he's had one of the best starts to a career anyone has had. but. let's see I he can keep it up

Also. how old is Barkov. I may have him in the tier with Eichel.





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