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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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 .

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

04 Nov 2018 02:45:27
If the leafs decide they can't sign nylander before December 1st will they trade him? Hold onto him? Or leave it so late they can't trade him for a reasonable return?

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04 Nov 2018 04:52:53
How does it all work? If he's not signed by Dec 1st, is he lost for the year? I can't remember last time it even happened.

04 Nov 2018 07:36:05
he's not allowed to play in the NHL this season, should he not be signed by Dec 1st.

04 Nov 2018 08:52:22
Well. 2 sides playing hard. wonder who flinches first.
I'd trade him forsure. it's obvious the Leafs have enough offense. so use him for the weak parts of there game.

04 Nov 2018 14:26:35
I think we still have about 3 more weeks of hearing about it 10 times a day yet. After that who knows lol.

03 Nov 2018 18:55:32
It's insane the leafs fan on this site that think nylander has any value, yes if he wanted reasonable money, but no team wants him at all if he wants to be paid like a top 15 player in the league, wouldn't be the best player on any team and he's arguably only the 4 or 5th best on the leafs so can we agree to stop posting nylander trades?

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03 Nov 2018 23:07:20
He still has value. a lot. Maybe not a top 15 player in the league. And, maybe only 4th or 5th best on Leafs, but, this is the team with Mathews, Tavares. ect.

04 Nov 2018 14:23:06
Shoots, you have deeply offended some people on here and now we're all going to pay for it. We're going to hear about so many things that don't even have anything to do with Nylander now. Way to go.
You should say you're sorry.

04 Nov 2018 14:27:42
He still has enough value to get the leafs at least one real good piece in a trade, maybe a couple good pieces. If they don't get that maybe they should consider asking lou to come back.

03 Nov 2018 03:51:39
Does anyone thiink petterson can be better then mcdavid in one or two year

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03 Nov 2018 05:02:18
No. he's good. but nope.

03 Nov 2018 12:17:21
McDavid level? Maybe. Mathews Level? not a chance.

03 Nov 2018 12:59:18
Forget about McDavid, he's a bum. Petterson will be better than Mathews, Crosby and Gretzky. Pretty certain he will
Bring at least 4 cups in the next 6 years to Vancouver and will win at least 8 cups total in his career in Vancouver.
Just my prediction.

03 Nov 2018 15:58:20
He is good. I hope he can become a 1st line centre. I know this question was a troll. He needs to put on weight. He will probably taper off after Christmas. The NHL season is a grind for young players. I will say he is looking like a Calder candidate.

03 Nov 2018 17:02:56
so far so good for the kid, beauty game last night! but its the nhl, its a grind and teams learn how to defend against you quickly. i hope for nucks sake he turns into a stud.

03 Nov 2018 20:30:05
Its still early but he's on past for over 100 point and his first year his a 165 pound and has 100 mph slap shot i wonder when his 23 how hard his shot going to be.

04 Nov 2018 16:05:26
He should hit his 100 pace for sure then.
But I know some guys who have had 4 goals in first game, on pace for 328 on the season and fell short. Don't get too ahead of yourself 13 games into the season.
I do think he will have a 100 point season or two in his career tho. I actually like the guy. Calm and confident, so skilled.

04 Nov 2018 16:33:54
He won't be as good as McDavid, but he could he the best of the next tier of players on time. Mathews, Eichel ect. guess time will tell.

05 Nov 2018 16:03:28
One thing that most guys coming from European leagues go through as rookies is a late season slump or slow down. Not everyone, and this kid could be the exception, but Europeans and even NCAA guys are used to a 40-50 games schedule. When it gets to March and they have already played like 60 games, have 22 more to go and maybe playoffs, you see the toll that takes on a lot of them. You don’t get the rest between games like over there. But we will see. He’s not a big guy at all, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in good enough shape to last.

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..

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

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.

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.

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.

02 Nov 2018 21:47:17
Yupp; or anyone else... how do you feel about Bouchard being sent back? And who do you see him being like down the road? A comparable player.
I'm glad he's probably going to be on Team Canada for World Jr..

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03 Nov 2018 00:19:00
I wanted him moved down so I'm happy. I just wish it was to the AHL not the CHL. He's already dominated there. But the London Knights are stacked so it should be a good year there with a good playoff run and hopefully a Mem cup appearance. They got him today, Formenton yesterday and already have Boqvist, Robert Thomas, Cliff Pu and probably some other notables.

They are always so stacked. As for a comparable to who Bouchard could become? Not even sure who pops into my mind, just hope he can be a good solid right handed puck moving offensive D man. Klefbom Larsson Nurse Bouchard. I like it in a year or two. Klefbom is a beast this season too.

Ya Bouchard should help out Canada world juniors. Be fun to watch for that.
But I am glad they sent him back down. I'll think about who I hope he could become.

Like a mix of Barrie and Karlsson? Not as good a skater as Karlsson but the hockey IQ and the good break out passes like Barrie but little better? (No I'm not saying he's the next Karlsson just hoping he has a similar hockey IQ, chill) .

03 Nov 2018 03:59:32
@yupp

The London Knights are my favourite team we’re not exactly stacked anymore. We dumped Robert Thomas, Max Jones, Cliff Pu amongst others at last OHL trade deadline in the hope of retooling.

We got some good players back like Connor McMichael and Nathan Dunkley. They are not the same caliber though.

Adding Formenton and Bouchard helps the transition. We will be good just wouldn’t say stacked.

In terms of @Sosahabs24 post, I see Bouchard being almost like a Mike Green/ Sami Vatanen at worst. Very skilled d-man with a wicked shot and can help the PP. Good but not a stud defensively but can play all around if needed.

Although a Barrie/ Ryan Ellis comparable is also not too far off. Being sent back may not be the worst, Edmonton rushes their players and often hinders development. Giving Bouchard that extra year may help.

Formenton was actually the surprise for me since he seemed to play better for a struggling Senators team.

Regardless as a London Knights fan, I’m happy to have them back.

03 Nov 2018 05:03:49
Thanks guys. I had heard a Pietrangelo comparison but wasnt sure if that was accurate.

03 Nov 2018 12:56:35
That's cool Datsyuk, Didn't know those players were gone but did know they also have Boqvist still? Maybe they will be big name buyers at deadline and make another run. Is that Formenton and Bouchard are back, wait and see I guess.
As for my hopes form Bouchard, I'm just hoping he becomes a very smart with the puck D man, very calm and patient and does the right things. Not just always dumping it off the glass to get out of the zone. I'm hoping he can begin the play very well coming out of the zone with great break out passes. That's just my hopes.

04 Nov 2018 12:26:56
The NHL needs to rethink this policy (I think it's age-related or something) that makes teams choose between sending a player all the way back to the OHL (or Q or W) or keeping them in the show (sending them to AHL not an option) .

I get that it was intended to keep talent in the junior leagues to help fan attendance, but it makes no sense sending a player back to competition he has already dominated because he's not ready for a full season against NHL talent when there is a perfect go between available in the AHL. Could send Bouchard to the AHL right now to play a ton of minutes against suitable talent, size and speed. Would be much better for his development which should be the priority -- not putting fans in seats of junior arenas.

05 Nov 2018 14:13:56
I agree %100, As I said in my first comment. I wish he could be sent to the AHL. After being drafted by an NHL team you become there "property" and they should have all options on the table to what they can do and where he can play for the best of the players development. There are so many cases like this every year. Bouchard playing in the AHL would be so much better for his development for sure.

05 Nov 2018 15:09:57
There’s situations supporting both side. Alex Nylander was drafted out of the OHL Mississauga but because he was ‘on loan’ there from his Swedish team he was able to jump right to the AHL when the sabres cut him and, still early, but it doesn't appear to have been the slam dunk right decision for him. On the other side, I was thinking that Marner had already dominated in the OHL and could benefit from the AHL instead of returning, but he went to London, dominated, had a great playoff run and memorial cup like Yupp is suggesting with Bouchard and it appears that his development path was the right decision.

Where I feel the other way is better was when Sean Couturier was drafted. He wasn’t a little kid like marner where the physical game of pro hockey at 18 was going to punish him. He was a 6’4 almost 200 pound player that had to either make the NHL or go back to play with kids. That forced philly to keep him when they probably could have benefited from him getting some AHL time. He has really come into his own now and I’m sure they’re happy with him, but he did struggle to put offense for a number of years. Had he got to be a star in the AHL at 18, 19 and 20 maybe he would have been a 70 pt guy at 21 instead of 24, who knows.

02 Nov 2018 21:35:45
Ok seriously, I won't post a troll trade of Nylander but do you guys think Dubas is going to sign him if really nothing happens in the next few weeks. If so would this do it for mtl to acquire him because I really think mtl should do a test effort him if they're giving a fair value. Not everyday a 22 year old possible 80 point player is available.

Mtl: Fleury, Mete, Primeau, 2rd 2019, Evans

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03 Nov 2018 04:00:26
Don’t see Habs being in on this, Leafs likely won’t move Nylander in. The division.

03 Nov 2018 18:36:54
May as well add the whole Habs prospect pool.

02 Nov 2018 05:57:14
Just a question.
If Sebastian aho from the islanders and Sebastian aho from the canes were to play on the same team, what would their jersey name look like as they both have the same first and last name? Would they have to use the initial from their middle name?

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02 Nov 2018 12:19:43
You'll have to direct this question to the NHL.

02 Nov 2018 14:30:22
If this post turns into a fight, I will have seen it all haha.

02 Nov 2018 20:41:51
The older one would be Aho Sr. And the younger one is Aho Jr.

03 Nov 2018 04:58:40
Bettman would John Scott him and get one traded to Montreal.

02 Nov 2018 03:20:49
We are in November and the Canucks and the Leafs have the same amount of points. The Canadians are ahead of the Leafs in the standings. I guess they have to cancel the parade down Young St.

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02 Nov 2018 03:44:49
Little early for plannin, cancelling or any of that. .
I think around Christmas we will all know what is real and what isnt.

02 Nov 2018 05:53:36
Just havin doe fun.

02 Nov 2018 10:29:17
Habs have the same amount of points don't they?

02 Nov 2018 14:32:30
Yeah. Same points with one game in hand. Technically they should be ahead then.

02 Nov 2018 19:06:09
Ok but wouldn't that mean toronto would still be ahead of vancouver?

01 Nov 2018 23:57:41
Looks like julien is going to give the 3 Finns a chance to play together. Good idea I think

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02 Nov 2018 00:59:23
Ya. Nice to see the kid get his first goal. and., his wingers are both sound defensively, Lehkonen can score a bit. could be a decent line.

02 Nov 2018 01:49:22
What line is that Habby? I haven't paid much attention to Habs much thins season so far.
What are their lines and pairings for tonight's game?
Scratches and injuries?
I had noticed last week you guys had a decent start, and had a wild card spot I believe.
I have them missing the playoffs this year, sorry just my opinion, but wish them best of luck. Good start hopefully can continue for ya.

02 Nov 2018 02:37:45
The line is the three finish players:

Lekonen-Kotkoaniemi-Armia

That how u pu links together Legros.

02 Nov 2018 10:27:48
Lehkonen kotkaniemi armia is the line I was talking about yupp. Hab fans been saying to put that line together since the start of the season. juulsen was back in and alzner was out shaw was in for the injured byron.

02 Nov 2018 12:21:11
Cool, thanks. Habs and Oil best the Caps in fun games early in the season. Pretty fun for the team and fans to beat the defending cup champs early in the season on home ice isn't it.

 


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