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25 Mar 2019 01:54:31
Montreal blew a chance of actually getting to round two in the playoffs tonight. If they even get in lol

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25 Mar 2019 05:56:24
Ya., not sure they get in. Columbus game is going to be huge.
And the last 4 games of the season, is like a murderer's row kinda thing. can only hope some of those teams start resting some of the stars for playoffs.

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25 Mar 2019 15:27:25
I just checked Montreal's remaining schedule.

If Montreal needs 2 points to make it into the playoffs going into the last game of the season vs. Toronto, and Matthews scores to win it in OT, I'm looking forward to a very angry Sosa rant.

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24 Mar 2019 23:54:23
Who has the best 4th Line in the NHL right now? i'm going to say Calgary with Mangiapane-Ryan-Hathaway. Not being biased or anything.

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25 Mar 2019 02:29:23
That's a good one forsure. maybe not as good, but I do like my Habs 4th of Byron Thompsom and Weal. . Not sure who Bruins 4th is, but they always seem to have a good one., same with Caps.

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25 Mar 2019 05:39:39
Yeah the habs 4th line look good but the problem is with julien is they will soon be the 1st line minute wise.

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22 Mar 2019 15:55:59
eugene melnyk, what a beauty. 2nd worst owner in sports behind jimmy dolan taking shots at the leafs rebuild.6th in the nhl, looks pretty well built to me so far.

good kids still waiting on the marlies as well.

i would hate to be a sens fan.

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22 Mar 2019 17:37:48
He's a goof for sure. The Leafs defense is certainly suspect and their current achilles heel but to say "they forgot about it during their rebuild" or whatever he said is pretty ignorant as I'm pretty sure I remember them drafting d-men the past several years in the early rounds of the draft. And they traded their first this year for Muzzin. It's clearly a focal point.

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21 Mar 2019 21:26:52
bob nicholson single handedly crippled the oilers in free agency. and go.

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21 Mar 2019 23:50:07
While a lot of Edmonton’s problems stem from free agents not living up to their contracts, it’s only part of the story. Drafting was horrendous for years so they don’t have depth surrounding the guys they couldn’t miss on. I want them to take a scorched earth approach to their entire organization this summer. Management, scouts, the Zamboni driver. Fire anyone who has ever answered a phone over there.

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23 Mar 2019 17:09:35
I think he means that by ripping Tobias Rieder and saying he’s the reason they’re not in the playoffs lol basically blaming a $2 mill player that has been on the 3rd and 4th line more than the top 2 lines for their seasons instead of any management, coaching, star players or just high paid non star players. Free Agents are going to look at the way that he passes the blame of his entire organization onto one guy. Players (and the agents and union) won’t loke that at all and there will probably be some people that won’t want to be part of that. On top of the rest of the disaster there, this just adds. Also from the start I said if bob Nicholson is doing the hiring of the next GM then nothing will change and now he is saying “Toby Reider will not be resigned! ” Is that his call?! Hitchcock says reider is a good player, does things the right way and is valuable to the team. If the new GM wants to keep reider and Nicholson says no, who’s calling the shots and again. nothing’s changing.

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23 Mar 2019 18:55:40
Welcome back Jim do you plan on sticking to 1 user name this time?

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20 Mar 2019 08:00:01
A few months ago I mentioned Laine for Stone. LV is on fire now and I fear they'll knock us out again. Laine on the other hand ain't doing much but a few assists and a couple of goals. We'll see come round 3 where we're at.

To be clear I also mentioned Laine for Hayes in the same breath and happy we didn't do that.

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20 Mar 2019 14:57:34
Laine for Stone would have been absolutely horrific for the Jets.

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20 Mar 2019 15:35:18
Laine is a 20 year old player that has scored over 100 goals in the NHL and who is developing into a well rounded player. I can't see the Jets trading him anytime soon.

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20 Mar 2019 21:23:49
well rounded my ass. if he comes close to as a well rounded player as ovie (who everyone shouted laine being the second coming of) then talk about is "well rounded-ness" something to talk about in 10 years.

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21 Mar 2019 00:09:35
Laine had deffinetley had a rough year, other than the 5 goal game. However, to trade away a 20 year old SuperStar in the making would be a big mistake . He probably won't be as good as Ovie, however, I believe in 15 years, we will be talking about Laine as the best pure goal scorer of his generation .

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24 Mar 2019 14:45:16
What’s with all the hate on Laine? He has the second to best 1 timer in the game, well rounded shot up there with the best and very good hands he has potential to be a well rounded player as you see the occasional great defensive play ( if you guys remember the highlight real back check to stop the empty net goal ) . But he is 1 dimensional goal scorer but he is one of the greatest at it.

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16 Mar 2019 03:18:15
If team Canada were to ice a team to play in a hypothetical Olympics next season do you guys believe it's be the best team ever assembled?

Marchand-Crosby-Bergeron
Guadreau-McDdavid-Mackinnon
Stamkos-Tavares-Seguin
Hall-Towes-Schifele
Ex-Jamie Benn,Giroux,O'Rielly,Getzlaf And Marner. 2 of those 5

Girodano-Burns
Rielly-Doughty
Marc Andre Vlasic-Shea Weber
Petrangelo

Price
Murray
Hoaltby

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16 Mar 2019 04:04:23
Gaudreau is an American and there got to be better options then vlasic by now.

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16 Mar 2019 05:33:43
Eww I can’t believe I forgot he was American. Maybe replace him with Marner? And Vlasic is a great Defensive deffensman he'd be on the top PK. The left shot means a lot as it’s a much rarer position that puts him ahead of Subban And Letang.

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16 Mar 2019 13:50:34
Yeah canada is not as strong on the left side and the fact vlasic has been there before probably gets him the nod. But I'd sooner take someone else if it was me, he hasn't looked as good lately.

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16 Mar 2019 14:28:30
I can’t think of anyone else can you?

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16 Mar 2019 14:33:04
Also Sweden’s Deffense is amazing.

Hedman-Karlsson
OEL-Klingburg
Dahlin-Lindholm/ Gustafson

Just thought of Chabot possibly taking MAV’s spot but I think Canada would take the experience.

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16 Mar 2019 15:09:12
How about room for Subban?

Very strong team. for me Team Canada 87 is the best. maybe cause I was just a boy and those guys were my idols as a kid.
But other than Gaudreau thing, good team VB.

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16 Mar 2019 22:35:12
I'd sooner Brodie for one.

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16 Mar 2019 23:42:58
TJ Brodie over MAV? That’s an extremely bold statement.

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17 Mar 2019 06:08:56
Yeah I think he's better it's not that bold of a statement cause I'm sure there are more people that think so too.

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17 Mar 2019 14:34:51
While that Canada roster is superb, I think what’s more impressive is Canada’s depth, and the fact you could ice a “Canada B” (and maybe even a “Canada C” team) that would probably give every team in the tourney (including the A-team) a run for their money, especially in a one-game elimination.

Huberdeau Point Marner
Monahan Barzal Stone
Couture Johannson Konecny
Domi Couturier Gallagher

Keith Subban
Muzzin Parayko
Chabot Ekblad
Theodore / Barrie

Fleury
Binnington / Kuemper
Luongo.

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17 Mar 2019 14:35:01
I really don’t think there is make a post about it if you want.

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17 Mar 2019 16:41:40
I don't want and whether or not the 7 people on here agree with me or not wouldn't change my mind anyway lol.

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17 Mar 2019 19:50:28
Unsportsmanlike you could even add Letang to that roster.

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17 Mar 2019 20:37:09
You’re right the depth in Canada is amazing each of the 3 teams would compete they do something like this in the U17 championships each year.

Canada A-

Marchand-Crosby-Bergeron
Stamkos-Point-Stone
Hoffman-Couture-E. Kane
Marchessult-Getzlaf-Domi

Letang-Keith
Marc Andre Vlasic-Subban
Ellis-Dumba

Price
Crawford

Canada B

Hall-McDavid-RNH
Skinner-Towes-Giroux
Huberdeau-Barzel-Monahan
Schwartz-O’Reilly-Schenn

Chabot-Burns
Paryanko-Petrangelo
Fowler-Eklblad

Hoaltby
Binnigton/ Dubnyk

Canada C

Marner-Schifele-Tavares
Benn-Seguin-Mackinnon
E. Staal-R. Johansson-Duchene
Drouin-Horvat-Eberle

Rielly-Doughty
Girodano-Weber
Muzzin-Hamilton

Murray
Jones.

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17 Mar 2019 23:55:18
Fowler is also ’Merican.

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18 Mar 2019 04:18:39
Fowler was born in Ontario.

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18 Mar 2019 08:07:57
Subban before Weber imo.

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18 Mar 2019 14:26:34
You should Move to Nashville boom boom.

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19 Mar 2019 12:14:02
Even if Fowler was born in Ontario he’s American and his international team is the USA. Correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think he’s allowed to change it. At the very least not as long as he’s playing in the US. A quick google says it’s 4 years competing for new country internationally in non IIHF events, 4 years without playing for old country, and have to spend all 4 years playing only in the new country to change without acquiring new citizenship.

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19 Mar 2019 13:55:19
Yeah possibly.

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20 Mar 2019 15:14:13
I wish Habby! At this point Weber is very slow and he's costing us games! Why would I want him in the supposed Olympiques.

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20 Mar 2019 17:31:35
Yeah ok weber is costing us games lol. Go back to bed.

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20 Mar 2019 19:19:07
Lol “ Weber costing games “.

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20 Mar 2019 21:27:33
i lost habby at brodie over vlasic

someone needs to watch the sharks.

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21 Mar 2019 00:29:01
How is Weber costing Habs games?

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21 Mar 2019 01:33:29
Yeah vlasic has played good the last 10 games or so but before that a lot of people were thinking he was in decline me being one of them. I still think it tbh. But if he continues to play like his old self like he has the last 10 games then you put vlasic on the team over Brodie cause what separates them is the fact vlasic has been there before.

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21 Mar 2019 01:41:50
Someone needs to watch for more then a handful of games. If you did you would know vlasic was horrible the first half of the year and has only got better since they cut down his minutes.

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21 Mar 2019 21:05:29
i'll be honest, i haven't watched a lot of sharks, but i do watch a lot of flames and brodie isn't what team canada would need, they don't need high scoring offense only dmen, they have the offence, they need proper defensemen who can shut down ahead of produce offense.

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21 Mar 2019 23:38:05
He's solid defensively.

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15 Mar 2019 01:43:37
I know this is a crazy far fetched idea but should the Jets consider parting ways with Laine? He is obviously very young at only 20 it's his 3rd year in the nhl and it's his worst by a good amount and Is probably going to get a 9-10 million dollar contract. I believe he should be putting up somewhere very close to Ovie judging by skill set but that's just not the case. With Laine persona I personally believe he should be on a team where he is THE go to guy. On the wing in Winnipeg he's shadowed by Wheeler. Would it be mutually beneficial to part ways? If someone offersheeted Winnipeg at 10millon ( gain 4 1st rd picks ) would you guys match?

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15 Mar 2019 03:43:08
NOOOOOOOO.
Absolutely NOT!
Overshadowed by Wheeler?! Wheeler is a set-up man, if anything Wheeler is a compliment to Laine.
Sorry, dude, but this is “silly” and that’s putting it lightly.

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15 Mar 2019 05:07:09
Parting ways with him when his value is at a low would be bad asset management.

They should try and take advantage of the down year and get him signed long-term on a team friendly deal.

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15 Mar 2019 11:21:28
You really believe he’ll take a discount I believe he’ll ask for Mathews type money and some teams would pay it. If he signs long term my guess is 10 million+. And yes by overshadowed I mean he’s on the 2nd line only playing 15 min a night. He should be on a 1st line playing 20+ min.

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15 Mar 2019 15:08:09
I agree with Unsportsmanlike, however, I bet Laine will want a Bridge deal. so after he gets his 50 goals, which he will ., he can cash in.

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15 Mar 2019 18:37:57
I think of Laine signed an offer sheet where the Jets get 4 firsts, I think they might just let him go. That said, a bridge deal is the most likely outcome.

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15 Mar 2019 19:20:05
Uh, I would agree that he is overshadowed by Wheeler. But getting rod of him now, with low value would not be a good decision. He can always bounce back.

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15 Mar 2019 19:20:44
Let's not forget that up until recently, bridge deals were what all up and coming star players signed exiting their entry level deals. Could work out in the Jets favour if they can get him signed for a few years at a really good cap hit, and then sign him long term to really big bucks in a few years when they've had some other big contracts come off the books (Kulilkov for sure. maybe Buff? )

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15 Mar 2019 20:13:32
The Jets will try to lock Laine up for 8 years but if they sign him to a 2 year bridge deal it gives the Jets time to see how much they want to budget for him in the future. They will match any offer sheet.

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13 Mar 2019 17:30:37
I feel like the Brassard for Zibanejad+ trade doesn’t get talked about enough. One of the worst trades in that last 5 years I’d say.

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14 Mar 2019 04:26:03
I remember being shocked Ottawa was adding in that deal when it happened but it turned out even worse thought it would.

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13 Mar 2019 00:54:42
Obviously Kucherov is getting most of the hype for the Hart, and he deffenitley deserves to be considered or the front runner.., but I think Crosby should get a few votes as well. he's really playing such good hockey this season, at both ends.. If he doesn't get Hart, which he probably wont, I think a Selke could be in the cards for him

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13 Mar 2019 04:33:11
I'm sure he will get votes and it wouldn't be the first time he got a major award he didn't deserve.

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13 Mar 2019 14:21:47
I love reading any Habby comment on Crosby. You really don’t like that guy eh?

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13 Mar 2019 15:36:58
No I really don't lol.

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13 Mar 2019 17:26:09
Speaking of selke, how about Tavares. Anyone else think he deserves consideration?

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14 Mar 2019 19:32:52
Why the heck did I get a disagree? I really don't like the guy and that's the truth lol.

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15 Mar 2019 04:38:19
lol like clockwork.

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12 Mar 2019 04:34:28
So Morgan Reilly shouted a homophobic slur at a ref, eh? Real nice.
No place for that s**t.

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12 Mar 2019 05:33:19
So what do you think the punishment should be.
Unfortunately, I can see this being a way bigger story than it should be.

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12 Mar 2019 05:58:41
Never a dull moment in leaf land.

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12 Mar 2019 07:57:36
2 games minimum.
At the very least.

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12 Mar 2019 12:03:52
If he did that's awful and certainty reprehensible. Not sure he did though, so I will wait and see what the investigation determines before I throw him under the bus.

I watched the clip this morning and whatever he says he directed towards the ref and he was not far from the official when he said it. If he did use a slur, I don't see why the ref would not have blown it dead and called a penalty right then and there (there's no way he would not have heard what he said if he was not hearing impaired) .

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12 Mar 2019 12:25:42
I see the “no penalty he didn’t do it” excuse a lot and to me that’s bull. Refs don’t call everything, and I’ll take flack for saying it but they call less non-obvious stuff against O6 teams and trailing teams. Leafs were both. We also don’t know that refs tolerance for things before calling an unsportsmanlike and it’s entirely possible the ref is old school and didn’t see it as an issue. I’m sure those slurs get used fairly often every game difference here is it got caught on mic.

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12 Mar 2019 14:52:30
Actually original 6 conspiracy guy. These type of slurs do not get used fairly often every game. 20 years ago they did but not anymore.

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12 Mar 2019 16:35:46
the problem is people jump to conclusions ESPECIALLLY because mo is a lead, easy target. watch the video again, it sounds like two different people and one says ‘rag it’.

the easiest way to deal with it is to question the ref, Yanni Gourde and Mo, each of which are apart of it. cause if it was rag it, then it was a TB player from the bench, but if the ref says otherwise, then its kinda conclusive. but really, even if they don't call it, the ref wouldve 150% talked to mo during tv timeouts, etc and we wouldve seen. either the ref didn't care (which of itself is bad then) or it never happened.

all ill say is, don't jump to conclusions or whatever, well see what the imvestigation deems.

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12 Mar 2019 16:56:20
Habby just because you don’t hear it doesn’t mean it’s not used. The game still has a long ways to go to with this stuff and that’s no secret. It’s never announced that a player said these things when punishment is handed out, it’s always that the comment is made public first then punishment. To me that shows that it happens they just don't do anything about it unless it goes public. The game has come a long way, but we aren’t at a point where its a rarity. The fact that when the video came out initial assumptions and reactions was that a slur was said says a lot about where we sit.

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12 Mar 2019 17:00:34
Well there ya go. Just a strange coincidence and refuted by all parties involved, including the ref and Tampa players (NHL official statement) .

Chirp, you can go ahead and mail your apology to Morgan at "555 Don't Jump to Conclusions Lane".

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12 Mar 2019 17:01:38
Now the Leafs can go back to worrying about how badly Tampa spanked them last night.

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12 Mar 2019 20:01:36
It must be just a Tampa thing then man cause I can assure you the amount of slurs like this have dramatically decreased in the last 10 years almost to the point where they are never mentioned at an nhl game. Just like Reilly didn't say it last night.

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12 Mar 2019 23:39:47
Habby how can you say and guarantee that? Homophobia and slurs is still a thing that NHL and sports and general need to deal with. There’s a reason there are no out NHL players and that reason is not that there are no gay NHL players. In 2017 Getzlaf was fined for inappropriate conduct. In 2016 Shaw for a homophobic slur. In Toronto baseball there was Pillar last year and Yunel Escobar in 2012. I grew up when people used gay as an insult, and I know some people that didn’t stop. I’m 26, it’s not like this is previous generation behaviour that was never ingrained in current players.

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13 Mar 2019 04:41:57
I'd bet everything I have homophobic slurs are down at least 80% over the last 10 years. in the NHL AHL and CHL.

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13 Mar 2019 12:08:44
Based on what though? Your opinion? I would have bet everything I had that nobody would throw a banana at Wayne Simmonds in Canada but that happened. I’d have bet everything that nobody would write a slur in their eyeblack, enter Yunel. Even if it is, down 80% from the most common chirp in the game still likely puts it at multiple times a game. Look at any thread for a pride night and you’ll see that hockey and it’s oldschool mentality is far from a haven for acceptance.

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13 Mar 2019 14:30:50
Of course chirp is the first person to jump on anything involving the leafs. Glad to have you back chirpy. Worry about your own team, they’re looking like a real nhl team right now, kind of.

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13 Mar 2019 15:43:33
Yeah the banana toss which was 1 guy out of 15000 which is close to the same percentage of players who still use gay slurs on the ice.

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13 Mar 2019 19:18:59
You haven’t given anything to show it’s uncommon practice, or that it isn’t an issue like you’re claiming. You claim 1/ 15000? The fact that 2 players have been disciplined in the past 3 years proves that to be false, and that’s just based on discipline. Unless you have something other than ego to go against all of the evidence it’s still a problem there’s really no point in continuing this conversation. You have literally nothing to base it on.

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13 Mar 2019 19:34:38
The fact that 2 players have been disciplined in the last 3 years can just as easily show that since they cracked down on it they are the only two who have got caught doing it, so maybe tts an even greater ratio then I said maybe it's about 1/ 150000. I will tell you this if you had of went to games in the 80s or 90s you would have heard these types of slurs at least 3 times a game. I can remember one particular game I heard the F word used at least 20 times in the span of about 3 minutes it was a you are, no you are exchange between two guys that started on the ice and followed them to the penalty box. And most of the fans who also heard it laughed it off. I'm pretty sure that wouldn't happen today.

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13 Mar 2019 19:42:39
There is a reason we didn't see 200 suspensions a year in the nhl back then and it was that nobody cared like they do today. That argument is dumb that two people in 3 years have been disciplined for it lol that's exactly why it doesn't happen now because their are consequences for doing it. Ask yourself this, why wouldn't you just call another player one of the 1000 other things you could call him to put him down then to risk a fine and suspension by calling him a homophobic slur. Seems like a pretty easy decision to me. Like everything else when set rules are put in place to stop things like this they work every time. It doesn't stop it all but it stops a lot history can prove that, I don't need to.

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14 Mar 2019 18:35:05
1. I don’t apologize for anything. I read an article and responded to its content.

2. @Leafs17, I’m going to talk about whatever I want. Not sure why you think taking jabs at the Oilers is hurtful to me, I have nothing to do with the team. 😂
Unlike you I can separate fantasy from reality.

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14 Mar 2019 18:56:17
Leafs17 is the biggest baby on here when you talk about his Leafs. If you mention a bad thing about the Leafs you should be expecting to hear from him about his hurt feelings.

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14 Mar 2019 23:31:40
I dunno what you guys heard. but I didn't hear Rag it. honestly, I could care less. it's a term lots of people say and use. to many damn hurt feelings in the world. Ect. I absolutely detest the racial slurs. but this. meh . who cares .

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15 Mar 2019 00:09:30
Seriously? 🤦🏼‍♂️
Well, sosa just went down a whole lotta pegs.
Wtf does someone need to be calling another person that word? Hmmm? Defend it, I dare you.
It should be equal to racial epithets, not shrugged off like you did. Caustic language that brews divide amongst people. Nobody is trying to convert you, sosa, you can relax. 🙄.

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15 Mar 2019 00:43:20
I’ll defend the leafs when I feel need be, just like you defended the worst GM in the league for months. I’m glad chirpy and yupper are back together again, you guys are cute.

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15 Mar 2019 00:57:12
Is that what there using to defend him? He said rag it? It’s seems very unlikely that’s what he said.

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15 Mar 2019 12:09:09
No ebs they are not suggesting he said it. Rielly is yelling at the ref complaining that he was "f-ing hooked" (there's no debate there) . But almost simultaneously someone on the Tampa bench is yelling rag it to the Tampa forward with the puck in the Leafs zone (it's a term basically meaning kill time / stick-handle around with the puck which makes sense as the Leafs were on the power play) .

Everyone (refs, Leafs and even Tampa players) have been adamant that's what happened. Which is actually more plausible that Rielly directing a slur at an official from 5 feet away and not at least getting a penalty (and in all likelihood an immediate ejection) .

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15 Mar 2019 15:19:17
Okay that sounds a lot better. Sucks that this blew up before anyone knew what really happened though.

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15 Mar 2019 19:22:18
That's the age we're living in unfortunately. Keyboard warriors being quick to judge.

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