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13 Jan 2018 01:11:57
Being a BC , I end up with a lot of Canucks games.., as A Habs fan, Thomas Vanek was a bit of a sore spot. I keep thinking if Bergevin woulda brought him back this year,, think the offense woulda been a little different.. He's playing really good for the Canucks...
However,, I think Benning , who I once thought was horrible(not anymore), basically bought himself some good future assets for a million
If I'm a true contender,, why not get him as a rental.. it seems like his fall from grace has humbled him some, and he plays with more effort..
I think Pens... he's a player who is smart enough to play with Crosby.

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13 Jan 2018 05:36:21
Ya I thought Benning brought some guys in as I like to call "asset managment pieces". Sign him for cheap, hope to dump him for anything you can get. Harsh terminology, but someone's that's how you have to think as a GM.
Basically buying an extra draft pick for $1M or less.
Sometimes it works out pretty damn good in the long run.
Because I thought wtf are the crap rebuilding Canuks doing signing all these free agents for? Vanek. Gagner. Del zortto (? ) some others. Are they trying to contend? They are sending a confusing signal to their fans. If they were rebuilding, just give ice time to youngers.

13 Jan 2018 05:37:34
I'm drunk. Did that last post end without conclusion?

Did I miss Anything or does it make sense? Lol

Leafs17, What did I miss bro? Come
Out of the woodworks to bash me.
Or how did I hurt your feelings? I'm sorry.

13 Jan 2018 17:33:43
I’m pretty sure there was a conclusion. You should drink more often, you weren’t a d bag in the first post. Must be because it was Sosa.

12 Jan 2018 20:02:33
Hypothetical scenario.. you're building team Canada olympic team for the upcoming Olympics (nhl players are coming)... you can take 13 forwards 7 defence and 3 goalies... who you taking. If you're American who you taking?

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12 Jan 2018 20:20:16
I can't participate, it will make me sad - lol.
Team Canada would be outrageous.

12 Jan 2018 21:52:07
Is anyone even really interested in the Olympic hockey.? Have to admit, I'm not. Maybe I'll tune in, but not the big event it's been in the past, where my whole life kinda stops and scheduled by the games lol
. Like Turkey said. To sad. lol.

12 Jan 2018 23:36:40
Im not usually a bitter person but just thinking about the team that Canada could put on the ice. I just made a mess in my pants. hah. Anyways yeah it’s too bad but has there ever been a time where Canada has so many top players in their prime that could be playing. you could say the same thing about the ‘mericans. February will be a sad month for what could have been.

13 Jan 2018 00:28:08
I've loved k get stop al hockey since I was a kid playing Nintendo and PlayStation. Always picked Canada. Hate that NHLer aren't going. I do love watching almost all winter Olympic sports. Some over my favorite two weeks. I think games with be super early morning hrs like Sochi, so with that and no NHLers the tv ratings for Canada and U. S games will be terrible.
I won't go out of my way to watch or stay up late or get up early for it like Sochi that's for sure.
I think the American team would be the most improved. Fuk sales I'm so sad no NHLers are going.

13 Jan 2018 02:04:10
Benn-McDavid-Seguin
Marchand-Crosby-Bergeron
Stamkos-Tavares-Schifele
Getzlaf-Towes-Hall
Mackinnon

Vlasic-Doughty
Peitrangelo-Burns
Keith-Weber
Subban

Price
Hoaltby
Crawford.

13 Jan 2018 05:38:16
Come on Nylander. At least give credit to who wrote that lineup.

13 Jan 2018 05:38:40
Disregard.

13 Jan 2018 12:33:42
This was Chris johnstons Canadian from Sportsnet lineup
You can google it the read article.

McKinnon McDavid Stamkos
Marchand Crosby Bergeron
Benn toews Schiffle
Hall Tavares Stone
Ex: Seguin Giroux

Keith doughty
Rielly petrangelo
Giordano Hamilton
Ex: Vlasic Subban

Price
Holtby
Crawford.



No Weber. Getzlaf. Perry. Carter.
Keeping dominant World Cup line of Marchand Crosby Bergeron together.

I would probably have Vlasic Subban and burns in instead of Rielly gio and Hamilton myself.
There's a look and something close to what it could be.

What changes would you make?

13 Jan 2018 13:17:05
What lol I litterly made that up in my head lol. @yup.

13 Jan 2018 13:54:36
My lineup would look like

Hall McDavid Stamkos
Marchand Crosby Bergeron
Couturier Tavares Stone
Benn Getzlaf Scheifele
MacKinnon Giroux

Keith Doughty
Rielly Pietrangelo
Giordano Subban
Vlasic Parayko

Holtby
Price
Crawford.

13 Jan 2018 16:37:19
Someway I would have Brent Burns in. even If he isn't having a Norris kinda year., but No way he doesn't make my team.

14 Jan 2018 04:15:10
I'm actually more interested in it now. Let's face facts canada could have put 3 teams in it before and each one could have won it. So even if they had lost you probably weren't actually beating the best canada had to offer. right now I just feel like it's more of an even playing field. i'm actually a little excited for it now I think there's going to be more emotion and physical play then before.

12 Jan 2018 19:40:50
Is Maroon worth a 2nd?
I think he's traded before deadline for sure. And is a very good option to a playoff team who doesn't want to pay the way higher price for a E Kane, Hoffman, Pacioretty (1st +) . At the start of the year I thought he was worth a 2nd for sure. I haven't been a huge fan of his this season and think his value dropped a little to a 3rd and a whatever prospect.
But I do still think he's a very good pick
Up playoff type player for a team who doesn't want to spend a 1st. I'm still a big fan of his, don't get me wrong. But being a UFA at seasons end, Edm not in a playoff position, and then wanting to upgrade I the top 6 winger spot, He will be traded.

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12 Jan 2018 21:32:36
3rd and meh prospect is probably what he gets tbh. Just simply looking at prior trades, I think that's what he gets. Similar to Vanek last year, a 3rd and McIlrath.

13 Jan 2018 00:07:04
IMO., the best team ever in International play was 87 team Canada., the team they coulda pit together for his Olympics coulda been just as good.
I guess, more wondering. who wouldn't make it that would be a surprise. does Toews make it? How bout Weber? Would be a few new faces.

13 Jan 2018 06:48:05
Well I wrote that in the wrong spot

Whoops.

13 Jan 2018 17:32:12
I'm back on the side that Maroon can get a 2nd.

Elliot friendman thinks he will get a 2nd and a prospect with bottom six or depth D man potential. I'll be happy if a 2nd. Any add is bonus.

14 Jan 2018 04:17:13
Sosa that team probably had the most talent but the best actual team would still have to be the 72 team canada. To go to russia under all the circumstances and do what they did was the true definition of team.

12 Jan 2018 00:34:31
My NHL 2018 Draft top 10 - Jan

1. Rasmus Dahlin (SHL) LHD
2. Filip Zadina (QMJHL) RW
3. Andrei Svechnikov (OHL) RW
4. Adam Boqvist (SHL) RHD
5. Quinton Hughes (NCAA) LHD
6. Ty Smith (WHL) LHD
7. Brady Tkachuk (NCAA) C/ LW
8. Oliver Wahlstrom (USNTDP) F
9. Noah Dobson (QMJHL) RHD
10. Evan Bouchard (OHL) RHD
HM) Ryan Merkley (OHL) RHD.

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12 Jan 2018 12:37:19
1.) Ryan Merkley has fallen on almost every list or rankings to go 15+ OVR because of his defensive play in his own zone. He loses puck battles, too small, no physicality, deteriorates at first sign of an odd man rush, only tools he has there is stick check and speed to defend/ escape zone, still elite IQ and offense.

2.) I like the Ty Smith/ Evan Bouchard touches
-Bouchard will be one of the most mature Dmen coming out of the draft, had 3 offense filled seasons on one of the best CHL hockey clubs/ program.
-Ty Smith is an almost exact Model of Duncan Keith it seems like, can see him as the Provorov of this draft, really does it all, and brings tons of offense, I see a #1 D man potentially, size may or may not be an issue unless he can put on a few pounds because he’s not tall at 5'11"

3.) I liked you leaving out Kupari/ Veleno
-Kupari had one full chance to impress, regardless of his icetime, he needed to prove he was a top 10 pick at the World Juniors. Even on a WJC platform, ” if he’s top 10 skill” still remains in question after a horrible tourney and we’ve seen this before. Eeli Tolvanen ring a bell?

4.) Tkachuk is too low
-I think he had a good showing at the WJC to all the doubters talking about his lack of offense or slow start to the season, he showed that he brings so much to the table now and is at least a lock for Top 5 for me.

12 Jan 2018 16:47:50
I have bouchard in my top 5 but overall its a good list.

12 Jan 2018 18:17:14
Tkachuk should be higher other then that I like it especially Zandina over Svechnikov.

12 Jan 2018 18:31:15
I would switch Smith and Tkachuk and wouldn't have Merkley anywhere close to the top 10 (he's been a nightmare whenever i have watched him) but asside from that i like the list👍. If you need a puck moving defenceman this is definetly the year to do it.

12 Jan 2018 19:35:28
On Merkley yes I've seen that. Just he seems super boom or bust more so then prospects in previous drafts imo. I agree he hasn't been good this year. I have Kupari and Veleno as 11-15 guys right now. And very far comments on Tkachuk, seems like he could be NHL ready in his draft year.

11 Jan 2018 21:46:24
I see Slepyshev is available.. Yup, McJesus.. what would it take to get him??.. I liked him in last year's playoffs..hope Bergevin thinks about him..

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12 Jan 2018 00:19:58
I don't even know. I would want him included in a package for something really good.
But straight up, I'm not even sure. I really like him!
I guess he's the odd man out now that Jujhar Khiara has come out and earned his full time spot this season.

Slepy, Cammy, Drake have been Kinda rotating three two spots. I'm surprised they don't just scratch Cammy all the time and give Slepy the spot. Especially if they are sellers at deadline and can get something back for Maroon, Letestu and Cammy. I guess they have other plans to upgrade in the off season I hope.

12 Jan 2018 00:24:51
I'm sure he's yours for a 4th round pick but doesn't Montreal have enough 4th liners?

12 Jan 2018 00:35:09
I really like him as a bottom six winger. I think he would be good in Montreal.

Slepy for Pacioretty (%50 retained)
😜😜.

12 Jan 2018 00:50:28
I can see him as a good strong player on the 3rd. and your right HGB, Habs so have a lot of 4th liners, I actually see Slep as a possible top 6 power winger. he's young, big and pretty good skater. Habs are full of eithet short guys or lanky guys. Slep is a Bull. some thing Habs need. during last year's playoff run, he really impressed me. not saying he's going to be a star, but I think there is more to him than a 4th liner. I'm no scout lol, and I'm probabaly wrong. but for a 4th . Is make that call immediatley
Yup. sorry buddy. no dice on the Patches deal lol.

12 Jan 2018 15:08:34
I don't understand making him available when they should trade the 3 UFAs they have which would give Slepy a spot for the rest of the year. Unless there's a plan, a bigger picture, or he has some value to some teams. I thought he could be part of a package with Nuge or with Klefbom or the 1st or something. FOR THE RIGHT RETURN.
Maroon, Cammy and Letestu all UFA, the first two will interest some playoff teams. Cammy, whatever. Lol.

12 Jan 2018 15:30:21
Slepyshev for a 4th Round Pick? He would be great on the 3rd Line. Has a good shot and good grit.

12 Jan 2018 16:54:38
A 4th would probably do it. Habs don't really need another 4th liner though.

12 Jan 2018 17:38:16
Habby, I see him as more than a fourth liner. but like I said, I'm no scout. jus really like his game, and think he could bring some size and grit to the top 6. At very least top 9 .

12 Jan 2018 18:15:06
Possibly Sosa I just haven't seen anything from him to make me think he is wort more then a 4th I would rather just bring up scherbak and put him in a situation to produce scherbak has the size and more talent imo.

12 Jan 2018 20:17:44
I keep forgetting about Sherbac. kinda worried he's going to be a bust . but Ya, bring him up and see what he can do. at this point, what can it hurt.

11 Jan 2018 21:32:24
Some sorces are saying tampa has offered challahan foote and a first rd pick a 2 rd pick IF RESIGN for coyotes OEL

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12 Jan 2018 00:21:17
Yzerman would prove again he's a magical wizard of this wee to happen.

12 Jan 2018 00:25:14
We heard it here first!

12 Jan 2018 00:32:06
What sources? As a Tampa fan i'd do that I've always been a big fan of OEL. I haven't heard that from any mainstream Canadian or Tampa sources though.

12 Jan 2018 00:55:44
Ya. can u imagine. Hedman, OEL, Sergachev? New Big 3. add Kuch Stamkos. and Vasilevsky, could be the next big Dynasty.
If Yzerman can so this, he will prove he is best GM in the game, probably already has planned it.
However your little handle in here makes me wonder if the strain your smoking gives you these great visions to try on PS4 instead of this page?

12 Jan 2018 16:55:59
If he could just unload Callahan he would move up a notch in my book.

12 Jan 2018 17:34:07
Lol its funny how that's the same package you've proposed TB would send to VAN for Edler and Sutter or so. You're just what your name says.

11 Jan 2018 20:07:07
Other draft things
Who mtl should take if the Russian guy (2 overall) and Dahlin are gone.

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11 Jan 2018 21:02:12
It all really depends on where the Habs draft. but. take the best player available. like I said in an earlier post about Leafs/ Bruins playoff match up. it's waaaay to early to start thinking about April/ May/ June. Habs could go on a winning streaks, end up picking outta top 10. kinda hope they continue to drink this season however and have a chance at #1.

11 Jan 2018 21:33:35
The top rated center right now is Rasmus Kupari. They might look at Adam Boqvist on defence but he is a small guy and would not be NHL ready next year.

11 Jan 2018 22:43:28
You mean Svechnikov? After him probably Zadina or Boqvist then after those two Tkachuk or Hughes. Another guy that might interest Montreal is D Ty Smith who will probably go mid firsts round.

11 Jan 2018 23:46:11
I mean stink lol. not drink, stupid auto correct lol. but maybe that is what they have been doing all season lol.

12 Jan 2018 18:34:39
Hughes seems like a very good fit to me on MTL.

11 Jan 2018 06:24:04
MON- Pacioretty, Morrow
FLO- Yandle, Bjugstad

Just a thought. Not sure how realistic it really is though?

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11 Jan 2018 11:26:31
Too much from FLA

11 Jan 2018 16:07:59
I'm not really a fan of Yandle. no from Habs.

12 Jan 2018 15:12:41
Ya Montreal does not need anymore expensive right handed shot D men. Weber and Petry are their 1-2 RHD making a lot of $.

12 Jan 2018 17:37:25
Yandle shoots left.

12 Jan 2018 19:22:34
Hey bro! Glad to caught my mistake. Always looking out for me.
Well then perfect. Yandle-Weber, Alzener-Petry. All over $5M. Still a terrible idea.

12 Jan 2018 23:01:26
Anytime buddy.

13 Jan 2018 03:43:21
Alzner is under 5 mil .

13 Jan 2018 17:12:43
It's close enough. And with 4 more years. Still a terrible contract. And doesn't make bringing in Yandle any bit better. Would still be awful.

13 Jan 2018 20:25:17
Oh I was just pointing out anther mistake lol.

13 Jan 2018 21:18:54
Ya that's my bad. Just a out $350K less than $5M.
Big mistake. My bad bros.
Hope your feelings aren't hurt, I'm sure you're a mentally stronger person than some Habby buddy.

13 Jan 2018 22:36:51
Another.

14 Jan 2018 03:02:41
Lol habby.

14 Jan 2018 04:27:33
Lol Leafs17.

11 Jan 2018 06:22:43
MON- Pacioretty, Danault
STL- Stastny, Paajarvi

St. Louis might not want to shake it up right now but with a couple young centres making a push sooner rather than later they could probably afford to lose Stastny. Thought the secondary pieces made it better but I’m not a STL/ MON fan so could be wrong.

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11 Jan 2018 09:43:11
Why would MTR do this?

11 Jan 2018 16:09:03
No from Habs. If rather have Danault over Stasrny at this point of there careers.

11 Jan 2018 20:35:47
Danault to much of an add in? Just seeing who Montreal could get as a number 1 centre and couldn’t think of too many.

11 Jan 2018 23:50:33
Well Ebs, I don't see Stastny as the guy to come be the number one center. I have always thought this guy was overrated. , maybe because of his contract. If they are going to get a number one, which I have been wanting for seems like 20 years., i'd either want to see a guy in his prime, or a young guy just scratching the surface. besides, isn't Stastny brutal contract up after this season? I'm not 100% on that however.

12 Jan 2018 06:35:06
Ya I think it might be Sosa. Don’t think he’d be a bad option for you guys TBH but maybe not in the expense of Pacioretty. Best thing for Montreal to do would be rebuild/ retool and get younger but that doesn’t seem like something there GM will do.

12 Jan 2018 15:14:51
Stastny UFA at seasons end. I can see STL just keeping and using him for the playoffs then he walks.
Unless they can magically dump him in a deal like this with good roster players coming back, so there isn't a hole for the playoffs with Stastny going out.
Montreal should just sign him in the off season.
$8M 6 years.

12 Jan 2018 17:40:52
Yup. are you suggesting Montreal should sign him for 6 years at 8 mill?

12 Jan 2018 19:23:11
Lol. You said it, not me. 😜😜🙈
I was being sarcastic. Haha.

12 Jan 2018 20:19:52
Haha funny man. you said it! Lol.

11 Jan 2018 04:45:53
Projects all star lineups.

Atlantic:
Stamkos-Kucherov-Hedman
Eichel-Mathews-Karlsson
Barkov-Marchand-Green
Vasilesky-Price

Metro:
Crosby-Ovechkin-Letang
Tavares-Baily-Jones
Giroux-Hall-Hanifin
Holtby-Lundqvist

Central;
McKinnon-Kane-Subban
Seguin-Wheeler-Klingberg
Staal-Schenn-Petrangelo
Hellybuyck-Rinne

Pacific:
McDavid-Gaudreau-doughty
Kopitar-Boeser-Burns
Rakell-Neal-EOL
Quick-MAF


Who you got?

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11 Jan 2018 05:11:33
Some good line ups. I’m going to take Atlantic. Central close second. Mcdavid gaudreau and doughty is a deadly combo. I’m sure I speak for every Canadian hockey fan looking at these names and can’t help but think of what could have been in the up coming Olympics. it’s a shame that buttmans idea of growing the game is this useless gong show game instead of the best against the best in the world. oil well.

11 Jan 2018 09:33:40
Well done, personally I'd put Boeser with McDavid tho. McDavid and Gaudreau are both rather playmakers and imagine McDavid passing it to Boeser. Kopitar with Neal and Gaudreau with Rakell then.

Pacific looks like the most weak team (even though they got McDavid), Atlantic has the best goaletending and probably the best D tied with the Central (if it wasnt for Green, they'd have the best) . Forwards are all good, but Atlantic-Metro-Central for me. So overall, Atlantic seems the best and most balanced.

11 Jan 2018 11:28:14
Pacific all day.

J Gaudreau - C McDavid - B Boeser
R Rakell - A Kopitar - J Neal

Johnny and McDavid going to lit it up with boeser

11 Jan 2018 15:02:40
Flamers - no D? lol.

11 Jan 2018 17:22:21
I like the Atlantic.

12 Jan 2018 00:44:18
Good post man I like it I see it almost the same but I really like Granlund from minny maybe him instead of staal? But I know stats don’t show it. I just like his playmaking ability.

12 Jan 2018 13:59:19
Staal is already in the all star game. These are the teams. And just projected 3 on 3 lines.

 


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