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16 Jan 2019 16:35:46
How many games do you think byron gets?

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16 Jan 2019 18:23:59
70 atleast maybe 100.

16 Jan 2019 18:44:33
Yeah maybe vbb if they leave it up to the replay review guys in toronto.

16 Jan 2019 19:15:05
Personally I don’t think he should get any. Maybe I’m a bit bias but I feel like suspensions should be reserved for severe cases and repeat offenders.

16 Jan 2019 19:23:20
I don't think it was that bad and Byron is not a dirty player. I would not give him any, but he will probably get 1 game.

16 Jan 2019 19:26:28
But if they don't give out the 1st suspension how can there be a repeat offender? Lol. I think he might get a game or two but I think what happened there was he didn't anticipate the florida player stopping on the play still not an excuse but I'm sure it wasn't malicious. It looked bad on one angle but on the other not so much. he did hit the head and because of misjudging the hit he left his feet as we'll. anywhere from just a fine considering he has never had an issue before to two games max I don't think anyone should complain.

16 Jan 2019 22:24:23
3 games! Also what I meant by repeat offender I meant like someone who makes plays like that often and regularly gets fined for actions. 3 games is quite a bit for this imo.

16 Jan 2019 23:12:34
I think 3 was a little to much. But they are trying to get head shots ect out of the game. As long as a this punishment is evenly distributed among players doing the same action, then I guess I'm fine with it.

17 Jan 2019 00:51:43
Yeah I thought two games was high but was willing to live with that. 3 games is really high but if they continue to crack down like this in the future them I guess it's ok. but I'm sure someone will do worse later this week and get less.

17 Jan 2019 01:55:57
The problem is they won’t — the department has shown zero consistency to the point repeat offenders get off something malicious with a slap on the wrist and then give a guy like Byron 3 games for something that was borderline innocuous.

17 Jan 2019 17:41:49
If that was worth 3 games, the amount of dirty hits Wilson has dished out should have him kicked from the league.

16 Jan 2019 00:59:20
Leafs - Flyers

Leafs trade - Gardiner and Kadri
Flyers trade - Simmonds and Haag

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16 Jan 2019 18:03:51
This trade won't happen as the Leafs need to add to what they have without giving up roster players. Only a top 2/ 3 d-man would cause the Leafs to trade a player from their starting lineup.

16 Jan 2019 18:24:56
Eww that’s disgusting.

15 Jan 2019 22:10:55
Kevan miller had a ring on his finger when he fought last night is this a common practice for nhl players? Should this be allowed? What do you guys think?

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16 Jan 2019 01:39:09
You’re lucky it was just a ring and he didn’t put on the foil!

16 Jan 2019 02:14:36
If its jus a straight up old school flat band, I don't see a problem. like the old school ones. issue u today they are more raised, and of course. these guys can all afford some fancier ones. I've seen some, like my fathers, wouldn't be an issue., seen some like my buddies, ya. that would hurt.
Probably a good simple rule. no rings. Also, no jewelry at all. a chain falls in ice., some guy skates over it. could cause a bad injury.
Make it simple. No Jewlery. at all.

16 Jan 2019 05:34:59
It looked like a flat band Sosa but it still increases the chances of cutting your opponent I know that from experience lol. not lately mind you but a few years ago.

16 Jan 2019 14:37:05
Forsure Habby. best to jus keep Rings and stuff in locker. impose a penalty and or fine .

18 Jan 2019 06:34:07
Or getting it caught on some bring and ripping all the skin off his finger to the bone.
I've see that happen at a oil sands plant before. Grossest thing ever.

15 Jan 2019 20:53:36
Would Charles Hudon be a good fit on Oilers?? He does have some offensive skills... or, is he more destined to be a top line guy in the AHL?.

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15 Jan 2019 22:22:43
He will ne top 6 of montreal in 2-3 years he got 30 points in 72 games last year. he's a Jonathan Audi Marchesault type player. Yanni Gourde 2.0.

15 Jan 2019 22:20:22
He could possibly be a fit wherever he goes. The price tag should be low right now and if I was a team looking for forward help I'd check in on him. When he's motivated on top of getting a decent amount of scoring chances he's also a pretty gritty player. too bad he's not more consistent in his effort.

15 Jan 2019 22:21:29
Since the nhl have been recording hits who holds the montreal canadiens franchise record for most hits in a game?

15 Jan 2019 22:33:03
I disagree Boom, he's 24 already. in 2 to 3 years at this pace he will be In Europe. I think he had skill, I jus don't see the future in Montreal. I think he could compliment a star though. that's why I thought of Edmonton. I was thinking maybe a faster Ty Rattie. for McDavid.?

16 Jan 2019 02:10:24
Oh boy. Habby, I'll go with Emelin? For hits.

16 Jan 2019 05:26:57
Charles hudon earlier this year with 12 Sosa.

16 Jan 2019 06:08:27
What? That must be an error. I'm shocked if he gets 1 in a game. lol.

16 Jan 2019 16:27:17
He usually doesn't have more then 1 or 2 but this game he did have 12. He was benched for a few games before this one and I guess he was trying to keep his spot in the lineup. Didn't work lol. Maybe he didn't give the puck away that lead to a goal I guess.

15 Jan 2019 04:41:37
Considering everything ( production contract age etc) who would you rather have milan lucic or ryan kesler?

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15 Jan 2019 05:18:22
Kesler is And it’s not close Lucic is terrible he’d be the worst player in the AHL and he’s being payed 6 million. Kesler is still a crazy shut down player. He’s a beast in the playoffs and he can cancel out players while still providing secondary scoring. I think right now at this age he is better then Kadri.

15 Jan 2019 12:21:03
The answer is Kesler but Lucic is not as extremely bad as VB says (he isn’t good though) and it’s been 2 years now since Kesler has provided anything resembling secondary scoring. Lucic has more assists than Kesler has points and same number of goals right now. The fewer years on Kesler is what swings it his way because both deals are terrible.

15 Jan 2019 15:01:20
It's only one less year isn't it? And he's 4 years older. I think it's really close.

15 Jan 2019 15:01:48
Plus kesler is like 800,000 more per year I think.

15 Jan 2019 15:23:29
Ya you’re right for some reason I thought it was 2 less on Kesler. Regardless with deals that bad even 1 year is enough for me, I know Kesler gets paid more but he fills a role better even if extremely overpaid and one fewer year means you’re out from under it earlier or might be able to move it earlier/ buyout with fewer dead weight years etc.

15 Jan 2019 16:27:38
I know all this but lucic is actually producing more and getting paid less. Lucic has still been bad but he's only 30 kesler has been really bad and he's 34. I don't think it's as clear cut as you think. if I'm edmonton I'm not sure I trade 1 for 1 but I guess the throw in from Anaheim wouldn't have to be anything huge.

15 Jan 2019 16:58:38
I guess Kesler may be more valuable due to his defensive skill. I think I would prefer Lucic however. ya, he is overpaid, and has been in a horrific slump ( starting to get out of it) .
I honestly would like to see Lucic play with McDavid. I know they tried. and he can't keep up with him ( no on can) . but jus get the big guy in front of the net. see what happens. can't hurt.

15 Jan 2019 18:50:04
Imo neither player is producing enough offensively to move the needle, they’re both so bad that even though Lucic is better it doesn’t really make a difference. Kesler is more suited to play that shut down role, all Lucic can do is fight someone and only when he traps them unexpectedly because he’s not catching up to them otherwise. So all that considered, I want the guy that’s going to be gone the fastest. I also think you’re more likely to win with Kesler (who although massively overpaid can fill a role) than Lucic who really can’t.

15 Jan 2019 03:18:12
Somehow I don't think petry batting the puck out of mid air for a goal is going to get the same exposure as when crosby does it lol

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15 Jan 2019 03:57:07
I didn't see the goal.
Can anyone tell me how I can get Habs games in BC. TSN 2 is always blacked out. as is Sportsnet East. we get crappy Pacific. (Cansucks)

Petry has been really good fo Habs this year. he keeps this up, he will pass Domi for scoring leader on the team.
Would this be a time to trade him? With his value high.?

15 Jan 2019 04:12:40
What's your satellite provider Sosa?

15 Jan 2019 05:05:14
Telus. All we can get where I'm at now.

15 Jan 2019 15:03:55
Idk then what games I can't get on CBC tsn or sportsnet I can get on rds or TVA so I never miss a game . Maybe somebody can post you a website so you can stream the games.

15 Jan 2019 16:35:35
Thanks Habby, my location is to remote . So, I get what I get lol.

15 Jan 2019 20:04:09
Thanks Habby. ya I tried to get the French channels. they black those out as well . and where I live, we get a maximum of 25mbps, so streaming is ridiculous lol.
Next season I may as well jus try that 50$ month or whatever it is. nothing else to do in a remote mining town in Winter lol.

15 Jan 2019 22:24:18
There are still stations on the radio that have the games at least you could listen to them lol. I had to do that for years when I lived back home with CBC being the only channel we could get on the tv.

16 Jan 2019 21:51:40
I'm with Bell satellite and even if i do get the game at times, i can select it and it will have a prompt come up that says it is an out of market event and will not let me watch it. I'll be blocked from watching MTL vs BOS but for some reason i can watch CAL play SJS. Bell is all kinds of messed up.

17 Jan 2019 04:42:44
Does this happen on rds and TVA turkey?

15 Jan 2019 03:12:07
What were you saying about chaput Sosa?

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15 Jan 2019 03:57:41
Lol. I seen the Box Score. I deserve that one.

15 Jan 2019 04:14:38
He's really wearing thin on me pointless in last 14 games and is not even winning 50% of his draws lately. I'm pretty sure julien is the only coach in the league who woułd have him playing every game.

15 Jan 2019 05:06:59
Who would you rather see in his place? I'm all for a change.

15 Jan 2019 15:05:04
Right now with what we have I'd put peca in his place and leave him there.

15 Jan 2019 15:13:41
And if worse comes to worse we could trade hudon for someone who could play 4th line center.

15 Jan 2019 15:44:43
Ya, I wish they would have Peca some more ice. Obviously he's no star, but I have liked what I have seen at times.
As for Hudon, I hope he gets traded. I don't see a fit for him.

14 Jan 2019 06:18:20
Are the Flames the most complete team in the NHL??, well right there with Tampa. With the exception of net..?? Should they make a play for Bobrovsky.? Or is Rittich able to take this team possibly deep in the playoffs.

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14 Jan 2019 16:28:11
How are they Compete? The have 1 unreal line and solid defense. They have nothing on San Jose imo but they’re probably the second to best in there division.

14 Jan 2019 16:45:19
All teams have holes in the lineup but calgary is looking to be one of the best teams in the league right now. IMO I think winnipeg is the most complete team in the league but I can see how an argument could be made for the flames tampa and nashville and maybe even San Jose.

14 Jan 2019 17:18:15
Four forwards that should score over 30 goals and 80 points, and a top 4 defense that is envy of the league and includes a Norris candidate this year in Giordano. They have solid depth and are strong all positions. Net might be weakest spot, but still have two solid goalies and one of the best tandems in the league.

14 Jan 2019 18:29:31
Well VB. they have talent all over ., they have grit and Toughness. they have a power forward in Tkachuk who is also cut from a similar cloth as Kadri/ Marchand/ Gallagher.
They have so many weapons, I forgot that James Neal is even on the team. and even though he is having a rough year, at anytime, he can play like a 30 goal man again. so I think this team is pretty deep.
I hope this team will do well in the playoffs this year.

14 Jan 2019 20:53:35
Bob on the flames would be nice. but i think that would cost them too much to maintain the makeup of their team as it stands.

14 Jan 2019 22:55:48
Their top five forwards are unreal, their top line is amazing, put simply, and Backlund is quietly one of the best defensive players in the NHL, and Tkachuk is a pest whos over PPG.

Neal really needs to get going. If he starts going that's just another piece to the offence. And, down the lineup they have their hardworkers like Jankowski, Bennett, Frolik, etc.

Their defence is stellar, I liked the Hanifin for Hamilton swap the moment it happened for them, and Gio's have a Norris candidate year. Brodie, Andersson and Hamonic ++ Valimaki soon makes the dcore insane.

I agree they should go for a goalie. I think Bob would have too high a price, someone like Jimmy Howard, Semyon Varlamov for the season, and then pursue Bob hard in free agency. If they have to buyout/ trade Neal to make cap room for Bob then I'd say for sure, they could use a guy to help Rittich out until Parsons is fully ready.

And right now, I'd give the nod to Tampa. Tampa's too unreal, on paper and on the ice, its basically unfair. Right now though, for SC picks, I'd go with: Tampa/ Calgary/ Winnipeg/ San Jose/ Toronto in that order.

15 Jan 2019 00:15:13
TSS. You described them better than I did, thank you
Only thing you said I'm not sure about is Howard.? Would he be an upgrade over what they have now?

15 Jan 2019 12:24:45
Howard’s been having a really good season. And almost anyone is an upgrade on what Calgary has now. It’s incredible they’ve been as good as they have with what they have in net, Rittich has been good but Howard has more experience and I’m not sold a lot of Rittich numbers aren’t influenced by the D in front of him.

15 Jan 2019 17:34:30
The same D played in front of smith too. rittich has been a big part of why calgary has been so good. Whether he can play this way in a high pressure play off series is still left to be seen but right now I wouldn't give up a ton for howard.

15 Jan 2019 22:18:16
Mtl should be in the talks for the Stanley Cup if Price plays like he did last night for the remainder of the season and playoffs.

16 Jan 2019 05:28:02
What about niemi? I mean he won a cup before lol.

16 Jan 2019 11:48:32
Howard opposed to Smith would be my suggestion. Rittich needs to stay as the backup imo.

13 Jan 2019 18:34:13
I think these 3 players are fairly similar, so I'll ask,,
Out of Bergeron, Toews and Kopitar,, who do you take..
I'll take Bergeron.. probably only a couple other centers in the league I'd take before him..

And for game 7 Stanely Cup Finals.. I'm not sure there is anyone I'd want more than him.. jus so responsible both ends of the ice. Crosby is about it..
Hes kind of like a Forward Nicklas Lidstrom, never seems to make a mistake.

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13 Jan 2019 19:58:50
IMO they are all about the same. toews and kopitar each have massive contracts which makes bergeron more valueble. Bergeron usually plays with better line mates then the other two but he is what makes the line work as we'll as it does just the same. All 3 are proven winners but right now with contracts aside I probably take kopitar he has a major size and durability edge over bergeron. But in a game 7 it's just to close to call for me.

13 Jan 2019 22:00:39
Definitely Bergeron imo.

14 Jan 2019 20:55:03

13 Jan 2019 00:32:36
As a Habs fan, I'm wondering why Sherbak couldn't play 4th line wing over Agostino, and well, why couldn't DelaRose play center over Chaput??? I don't think it would have hurt..

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13 Jan 2019 02:41:51
I actually think de la rose could have played in place of chaput. But scherbak doesn't have it in him to do the things agostino does. that being said agostino should never lead the team in powerplay ice time like he did tonight lol.

13 Jan 2019 02:47:34
Also if a coach sees that your not putting in the work required and others are. who do you think he plays? I don't really like agostino and chaput either but we can't say they don't work their a$$ off.

13 Jan 2019 04:47:52
I'm really not a fan of Agostino. seems like he jus gives up the puck all game. and ya, what is he doing on the PP at all, let alone leading the ice time for it. even though he works his but off, he jus doesn't have it to be in the Bigs. I'd like to see Habs bring a youngster up, and let him grow on the 4th. from mistakes to personal victories. jus has to be better than Agostino.

13 Jan 2019 05:44:20
In a perfect world agostino is like your 13th forward. But there is nobody on the farm I would feel comfortable dropping into his role right now. i don't see an improvement in mccarron so why bother? The rest are not defensively responsible yet to take his place. what I would like to see more of is peca and hudon getting more playing time. Alternate agostino chaput deslauriers hudon and peca but only have 3 of them playing in the same game.

13 Jan 2019 06:05:32
I like agostino more then chaput what about you?

13 Jan 2019 10:32:40
I agree with rotating them all and you said. and ya, I guess no one on the farm really had earned the spot. The one guy who woulda been good at 4th line center is in Detroit now.
As for Agostino/ Chaput., I prefer Chaput., only due to the fact he doesn't make as many mistakes. seems like anytime Agostino touches the puck. it benefits the other team. I'm not sure he mentally grasps the fact he's a 4th liner. I think he wants to be a top 6, but just doesn't have the skill to be that in the NHL. and doesn't have the mindset to be a decent responsible checker. Anyway. I'm sure I have wasted to much energy thinking about Agostino. Lol.

13 Jan 2019 15:29:31
Julien is trying to turn him into a top six I think. Leave him on the 4th line and in that role and he looks much better.

13 Jan 2019 15:38:37
He does have more offensive upside then chaput though as limited as it might be. i think chaput is currently on a 49 game goalless streak lol.

13 Jan 2019 17:06:03
As far as I'm concerned neither of em should be in the NHL. But, I think Chaput plays a smarter defensive game. maybe if Julien kept Agostino off the PP and jus kept him on 4th line, I'd be happier lol.
If I really think about it, I would have much rather seen Plekanec finish out the season as 4th line center.

13 Jan 2019 17:41:37
Yeah when agostino is expected to just play his 4th line role he has been decent up to this point. he was horrible on the power play last night. I think there is more to the plekanec story then we know. I actually think he made the decision to move on. Probably because of his back trouble. I'm sure the habs didn't mind just the same cause it would have eventually meant somebody else would have had to go on waivers.


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