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08 Feb 2016 23:52:56
Habs: Petry, 2016 1st,
Hurricanes: skinner, jm liles.

09 Feb 2016 04:17:36
Habs aren't exactly in the place to be dishing out 1st round picks like they're nothing.

08 Feb 2016 23:44:13
Habs: beaulieu, 2016 2nd
Jets: Ladd
Habs get a rental and a potential to resign and gain a top 6 forward.

08 Feb 2016 21:09:53
MTL: Beaulieu, Eller, 1st round pick, 2nd round pick, Juulsen
EDM: RNH, Eberle.

08 Feb 2016 21:19:51
Close if the draft pick is a top 5. Other than that I assume the oilers say no.

08 Feb 2016 21:22:49
It's too big of a trade.

08 Feb 2016 22:43:39
Exactly what Edmonton needs! Delay the rebuild more!


09 Feb 2016 05:05:33
Habs pass . Juulsen will be the next Ryan McDonaugh.

09 Feb 2016 07:58:56
Then we could trade Gazdic for him.

08 Feb 2016 05:06:57
To van:1st round
To Was:Hamhuis


To FLA:Ladd
To Wpg:1st round prospect


To SJS:weise Gilbert Flieshman 2nd
To Mtl: Marleau


08 Feb 2016 11:26:42
Marleau might not be what he once was but the guy can still put up 50 points. Not giving him to you just for MTL depth players. If he gets dealt it's for prospects over the summer or someone else who can play in our top-six.

08 Feb 2016 19:59:01
San Jose is playing well and Marleau has three points in his last 14 games. He is 36 and has a contract hit this year and next of 6.6 million, Not sure what you think you're getting for him ProDepth but I guarantee its not even close to what you think it is.

08 Feb 2016 21:04:10
Considering the 2nd is the only thing in that trade they'd want for him they wouldn't make that trade IMO.

08 Feb 2016 21:25:23
And Montreal doesn't want a 36 year old with a 6.6 million cap hit for a top prospect or draft pick.

08 Feb 2016 23:22:57
Yeah in the condition there in now I'd say they defs wouldn't.

07 Feb 2016 16:33:19
MTL: Gilbert
SJ: 4th round pick.

07 Feb 2016 16:07:00
Montreal Canadiens Makeover

Claude Giroux for Plekanec sherback 1st 2017

Patches for James Neal 1st b prospect

Galchenyuk 1st for stamkos rights and drouin

Eller for Minnesota 3rd

Dsp 2nd 3rd for Myers

Emelin for a 2nd.

07 Feb 2016 16:24:12
Lmao you sir are burnt.

07 Feb 2016 16:26:02
The Giroux one is so bad.

07 Feb 2016 17:32:45
Another deluded habs post.

07 Feb 2016 17:40:08
The patches one is so bad.

07 Feb 2016 18:00:44
I knew that Pinball and Montrealfinest had a good stash of the stuff, and I wanted in on it, but you sir, you NEED to hand me whatever your smoking.

07 Feb 2016 19:52:52
Only one realistic is Eller to Minnsota for 3rd. But not sure if they are looking for a center.

08 Feb 2016 01:37:44
Galchenyuk and 1st equals Stamkos and Drouin? Lol, WHAT?

07 Feb 2016 06:40:47
Oilers : RNH
MTL : Beaulieu, Plekanec, Andrighetto 2nd, 4th

Trade Desharnais, Eller for picks/ prospects. Resign Weise and DSP, let Gilbert and Flash walk. Draft Tkachuk.

Ideal next season's Habs team :

Pacioretty - RNH - Gallagher
Tkachuk- Gachenyuk - Scherbak
Carr - McCarron - Weise
Flynn - Mitchell - DSP

Markov - Subban
Barberio - Petry
Emelin - Pateryn


07 Feb 2016 07:45:14
Awful post.

That won't come close to getting the Nuge.
How about
Montreal trades Galchenyuk to Edmonton for Davidson, Lander, Fayne a 3rd and 4th

Not very fair is it?

Also you are assuming Montreal will finish with the 4-5th pick in the draft. Unlikely.

07 Feb 2016 10:30:04
Yeah I'd do that^ McDavid, Draisaitl, Nuge, Galchenyuk is an okay center depth.

07 Feb 2016 16:02:13
Just figured if Jim Nill was able to get Seguin, Spezza and Sharp without giving up a first rounder i don't see why Bergevin and Chiarelli couldn't help each other out, Nuge has a 3rd center is a waste. Don't think the value is that far off and yea Tkachuk will most likely go 4th but i wouldn't have a problem picking Nylander, Bellows or Gauthier either.

07 Feb 2016 16:40:11
Even with Edm big contracts coming off the books the next 2 yrs Purcell, Nikitin, Ference. The oilers will have some kids looking for a huge raise (no bridge contracts) so don't be surprised if RNH (6mil) goes for alittle less then proposed.

07 Feb 2016 18:03:21

you stole that "Jim Nill was able to get Seguin, Spezza and Sharp without giving up a first rounder" from i'm pretty sure BJ96.

07 Feb 2016 21:12:37
I did, it was a good point, but does it make it any less true?

07 Feb 2016 05:34:18
Ana: JVR
TOR: Theodore, Ritchie 2017 1st

Mtl: Remier, Kadri
TOR:2016 1st, prospect

NYI: Gardiner, 2016 3rd/ 4th (TOR)
Edm: Hamonic
Tor: RNH

*can look at moving TNH at draft*.

07 Feb 2016 07:06:36
Good god, the dreamworld you live in must be wonderful.
Horribly biased trades. Top two ANA prospects and a 1st for JVR?! You're absolutely nuts.

07 Feb 2016 07:46:16
Dude. Atrocious. Get back to your chronic weed man, I think you need some more.

07 Feb 2016 14:21:06
Gardiner doesn't have the same value as Hamonic or RNH. No way JVR is getting a 1st and 2 good prospects!

07 Feb 2016 16:04:25
Habs, Anaheim, Oilers, Isles pass big time.

07 Feb 2016 16:32:05
I don't think the Habs lose big time he's a good 2nd line center and they get a temporary starter i think that trade would be good for the Habs as a momentum boast.

07 Feb 2016 16:48:47
Ana has a ton of young Dman and JVR would fit in great with Getzlaf/ Perry. The way Ana is playing and adding JVR makes them contenders. Helps both teams.

07 Feb 2016 17:00:21
That's the type of JVR trade I was talking about. Anaheim could do much better if they chose to move those pieces.

07 Feb 2016 17:22:00
A backup goalie and a second line center doesn't add up to a top 7 or better pick this year bud. Draft is too stacked for anyone to trade their lottery pick.

07 Feb 2016 18:02:53
These trades are a bit off:

The JVR to the ducks has been discussed many times but it would be more like just Ritchie and Theodore for him, or Theodore and a 1st but even these maybe too high. Depends on what the ducks are thinking

Easy pass on that kadri trade by the Leafs. Mtl pick maybe low but not top five low to justify that trade

No way Gardiner merits that return.

07 Feb 2016 18:43:57
Ducks probably wouldn't do Theo for JVR, yet you add Ritchie and a 1st? C'mon man. All of a sudden Gardiner and a late pick is worth RNH or Hamonic? Didn't put a whole lot of thought into this one hey?

07 Feb 2016 01:37:40
Montreal gets

Pittsburgh gets

07 Feb 2016 03:05:15
Habs pass.

07 Feb 2016 03:15:59
Not a chance....

07 Feb 2016 03:42:28
why are these trades coming out where PIT trades kesse fro more than they paid for him in the summer. His play has lowered his value.

07 Feb 2016 05:00:19
Phill kessel is like a cancer every team he has moved to has gotten worse.

07 Feb 2016 05:17:10
Why is it that habs fans think their players, prospects are the best in the nhl? Have you scene this team lately?

Habs - price = garbage.

07 Feb 2016 17:23:44
So Paolozza you think this is fair? Lol.

07 Feb 2016 17:57:37
No, I am just saying to all the habs fans that gally. stinks. Don't know what they think be will become. he ain't a number one centre and never will be.

07 Feb 2016 19:38:01
Paolozza please tell me what Bergevin should do with Galchenyuk then if he's not a #1. Should we trade him or maybe just bury him in the minors? Cause I mean if he can't be a #1 center he's no good to anyone. You people are complete and I mean complete dumbass's on here. I feel stupider for reading some of these posts on here.

07 Feb 2016 01:34:32
Habs: emelin, desharnais
Ottawa: cowen, 3rd

Habs: Plekanec, 1st assuming top5, scherbak
Oilers: eberle, nurse, 4th

Habs: Markov 2mill retained, Eller
Panthers: jagr.

07 Feb 2016 05:01:10
oliers say no. They need defense in the worst way not aging offensemane .

07 Feb 2016 06:00:14
Wow. Truly awful for anyone not named the Canadiens.

1st place Florida is trading one of their top scorers and a legend in the game for a dman they don't need and a bit piece? Are you bent?

And the Oilers trade their future top-2 dman for ANOTHER center? What are you thinking?

This is one of the worst trio of proposals in a while.

07 Feb 2016 06:08:39
Theres no way you kept a straight face while typing the Edm trade.

07 Feb 2016 01:25:31
Habs: Markov 2.5m retained, Eller, scherbak
Oilers: nugent Hopkins, 4th.

07 Feb 2016 05:01:55
oilers say no they are trying to dangle RNH for a 2/ 3 dman.

07 Feb 2016 05:54:18
No thanks from oilers in both trades.

07 Feb 2016 06:10:19
That defiantly addresses all of Edmonton's needs. They get a 40 year old vet, who's slowing down, at best a 3rd line center and a prospect. and all they have to give up is their 1st line center. Awesome, well thought out.

07 Feb 2016 06:18:07
Brutal for the oilers.

06 Feb 2016 18:16:17
mtl fire sale

mtl- plekanec

dal- Eakin 33%retain - olesiak

(spezza injury)

mtl- eller

anh- maroon


col-stuart- 1st pick 2016

mtl- beaulieu-fleishmann- 4th pick 2016

pitt-bennet -2nd pick 2016.

06 Feb 2016 18:39:22
Not sure if this is a Montreal fan.

06 Feb 2016 18:45:15
I'm a habs fan and these are bad trades.
Habs win all of them.

06 Feb 2016 20:00:21
All lopsided for habs beside the last one.

06 Feb 2016 18:15:10
If EDM wins the lottery

Edm:1st overall

Mon:Subban 2mil retained, Fucal and 2nd.

06 Feb 2016 18:46:45
Montreal won't trade a 6 million dollar Subban for Matthews alone. Plus Montreal will have a top 5 pick.

06 Feb 2016 18:49:14
no retaining no plus subban strait up and still no.

06 Feb 2016 19:02:15
If i was a Habs fan i'd love it. Get a big #1 center and superstar and keep your first and if your right in the top 5 pick Jakob Chychrun to be your next big top D. And Fucale will never get a chance in Montreal as long as Price is there cause he will come back and be the best goalie in the world.

06 Feb 2016 19:10:15
Is it even legal to trade a guy that donated 10 million to a children's hospital?

06 Feb 2016 19:45:31
@Oilers_11 No. No its not.

06 Feb 2016 15:53:47
Habs need to rebuild
Out:Plekanec, Markov, Desharnais, Emelin, Markov, Gilbert, DSP
Plekanec for a 1st and a 4th to a team going for the cup and needing some experience like the florida panthers
Markov for a 2nd, 3d to Caps (might be helpful in the playoffs)
Emelin for a 3d (retain 10%) to Chicago. I think he could be very helpful there and could help them win the cup
Desharnais for 3d with any team interested
Drouin for Beaulieu, 1st 2017
Not re-sign Gilbert, DSP
Resign Byron Andrighetto, Barberio
Sign Okposo, Russell, Backes



Sorry, I am not sure about the caps working, and for Backes it depends on who we draft.

06 Feb 2016 16:21:42
NO way their getting Okposo, Russel and Backes. Plekanec will not get 1st.

06 Feb 2016 16:41:41
Plekanac for a 1st, plus?
Not even close, maybe a mid to late 2nd

Beaulieu (3rd pairing), and a late first?
DeLeRose, Juulsen, 1st.

06 Feb 2016 18:04:27
Since when is Beaulieu a 3d pair defenceman and yeah probably not backes.

06 Feb 2016 20:26:53
Plekanecs is definitely worth a first rounder from a playoff team.

06 Feb 2016 03:41:11
WAS: M. Bowey, 5th round 2016


MTL: A. Markov, 3rd round 2016.

06 Feb 2016 04:20:19
Can't see Washington trading Bowey for Markov. I could only see Caps giving him for up in a deal for Big Buff.

06 Feb 2016 04:42:08
If that's all it takes to get Bowey, there's probably a 20 teams willing to pay more.

06 Feb 2016 13:16:00
Hahaha. Not a chance from Washington.

06 Feb 2016 14:16:14
Yah I'd hold onto bowey or you can ship him to Toronto for Phaneuf.

06 Feb 2016 15:10:32
Bowey is the best prospect on Washington's blue line no way we'd give him up for an 80 year old dman on a team that's failing miserably.

06 Feb 2016 03:40:14
2nd rounder

Markov 10% retained. Thoughts?

06 Feb 2016 04:20:51
Makes more sense to me than them trying to get Phaneuf which were the rumors.

06 Feb 2016 13:55:37
That's not so bad really. Decent.

06 Feb 2016 14:32:59
First good rumour in a long time.

06 Feb 2016 15:29:03
Definitely fair, if I was the habs I try to add a prospect to maybe squeeze their first rounder out of them.

06 Feb 2016 16:40:02
Timonen got a 2nd rounder.

06 Feb 2016 19:41:12
Timmonen got 2 seconds didn't he?

06 Feb 2016 03:34:38
SJ: J. Roy, R. Torres, 3rd round 2016


MTL: T. Plekanec, 5th round 2016.

06 Feb 2016 04:37:32
So a team with tons of centres gives up a good prospect for someone who would be their 4th line centre (Thornton, Marleau and Couture have all been centring their own lines recently) . Lol and Sharks don't have a third this year.

Not even going to comment on the value 😒.

06 Feb 2016 14:17:14
Not bad value but there's just no fit.

06 Feb 2016 15:31:22
Agree it doesn't make sense for the Sharks, but please don't undervalue Plekanec ProDepth. He'd get more than this from other teams.

05 Feb 2016 16:59:21
Tanking 101 for Montreal

Montreal: Tomas Fleischmann

Pittsburgh: J. S. Dea and 6th round pick

Habs get rid of ufa and gain pick while Pens get a penalty killer to replace Fehr while he's out and provide depth for their playoff run.

Montreal: Dale Weise

San Jose: 4th round pick and Ryan Carpenter

Sharks get a big player to replace a Torres who doesn't deserve to be in the league, and Habs get a top minor scorer and a pick.

Montreal: Tom Gilbert

Colorado: Duncan Siemens

Colorado gets a serviceable D-man for a prospect while habs get a left defensemen to provide depth.

Montreal: Devante Smith-Pelley

Dallas: Colton Sceviour

Struggling players get changes of scenery.

Lineup -




Bench Price until next season when they need him.

Finish with 1-5 overall pick.

05 Feb 2016 17:32:16
Not bad.. personally would like to see Habs re sign Weiss .. he's a character guy.. maybe he's not the most skilled but he does come to play every night..
Not sure if we'd get much for the other guys. But as a Habs fan I'd like to see the return.. and 100% agree, Price should not come back this season..

05 Feb 2016 18:43:55
Price is not going to sit the rest of the season, that would tick him off so much. He's close to returning anyways.

Those are reasonable trades. But why on earth would you bench the best goalie in the league? The NHL would probably throw a fit because they hate the tanking mentality, if they benched him I could imagine there being a fine from the league.

05 Feb 2016 19:12:56
Did you see Price skate the other day? It was on Sportsnet , TSN. The way he looked he shouldn't even be on the ice.. then there is a report that he was seen with a very visible limp after the Flyers game the other night...
If he does come back ,it's going to be a while yet.. true it's going to piss him off to keep sitting .. but he's not going to come back till he's 100%.. but after a couple months ,and still loping and grimacing in pain while skating.. something isn't right ..

05 Feb 2016 20:05:38
Not a Habs fan but a big Carey Price fan. Have to agree that Montreal will have to make a decision on shutting hom down for the season. He is a long ways away and it is not worth risking further aggrevation to this injury.

Montreal needs to consider any and all trades of players not in plans for the rebuild that must take place.

05 Feb 2016 21:40:00
He isn't a long ways away? I had surgery on my foot (true story I'm in a cast) and I limped once I got out of my cast from my first surgery and the limping was gone within a week. He won't come back till he's 100% and that's true, I see that being in a few weeks, not the rest of the season. Heck if I was Price and they benched me when I was good to go I'd request a trade.

05 Feb 2016 21:44:21
My point is from my surgery perspective I was in a cast, operated on and had to recover and it didn't take long. The media is blowing it out of proportion if you ask me because the spotlight is on Montreal right now. I saw him skate I admit it didn't look great, but the first video compared to the one a day later showed a lot of progress. Give him two-three weeks I believe. I don't think it's as serious as the media is making it out to be.

05 Feb 2016 22:25:22
I sure hope your right that it's not as serous as the media is portraying it. We have to remember , he's a goalie.. he's up..down..butterfly....kicking out the leg .. Some things ya jus can't rush... and if it's a case where he could do more harm. Why not sit the season out? I know what ya mean about having a limp or an ailment and being able to be Ok a week or 2 after... I to have had many sports related injuries, only difference was.. I wasn't a professional, I didn't need to come back.. anyway.. I hope your right about the seriousness . Jus from my experience , especially when my ACL went.. don't rush it.

05 Feb 2016 23:55:41
That's just it price hasn't had surgery yet. It looks like it might be nesacery. He won't be back this season.

06 Feb 2016 01:39:41
They are saying that Carey may need surgery to repair his MCL, leaving him out at least 6 weeks. At that point there is no longer reason to risk re-aggravation. Don't be surprised it he doesn't play again this season.

05 Feb 2016 15:59:32
Thinking habs should get rid of the following players by either the trade deadline or resigning phase.


Personally I think DD is done. No matter how fast he is he's just way to small and he is over valued by MT ( maybe if MT was gone he would fit better) but he is not a 1sr, 2nd liner maybe a third or fourth but third has Eller

DSP is garbage. Doesn't score doesn't assist doesn't even go to the net. He doesn't fight nothing. I think he should be in the ahl or not in the league at all

Markov is just to old. He can't keep up with the new talent. Good passer and smart guy could be good on a third pairing for a very good cup contender

Fliessman is 50/ 50 because he won a PTO and has done what he was asked but because he's a UFA he will probably want more. Could be a good third or fourth line guy on a good team.

Emelin is a good hitter but because he can't fight because of his jaw really that's all he is. Plus he's over paid.

With these guys gone I predict these lines

Patches - Galchenyuk - N/ A
N/ A - plekanec - Gallager
N/ A - Eller - Wiese
Byron - Mitchell - Flynn

Belieau - subban
Petry - N/ A
Barbario - N/ A


Now the N/ A means no one is there. I believe the core guys for the team are the guys mentioned above. Basically the fourth line is okay and I think have done enough to stay for now unless a better player comes along. Now you got ahl guys like:


These guys should get a chance but none are 1st or 2nd liners yet. Assuming habs get a top 7 pick this year hopefully a winger, that player can get a chance on the 1st line and the ahl guys get some chances on the 2nd and third even fourth lines.

No harm in trying the young guys out.

Now for the people to get rid of above. I would trade for only picks in this case with some cap retainment. Unless they can get a top 6 winger and a top 4 d man for those guys plus some 3rd an lower picks but I doubt it. I'd say some of the guys are worth a 2nd at most to a contender to add depth maybe a 3rd rounder but otherwise I would say 4,5,6,7 round for the rest. Maybe a young guy for DSP maybe he needs a change of scenery.

They have a good core group of guys. I don't think plekanec will be resigned if he stays on the team this year.

I'd say DD is worth a 2nd or 3rd to a contender
Emelin for a 4th or 5th
Gilbert for a 3rd
DSP for a 4th
Fliessman for a 3rd or 4th
Markov for a 2nd and 3rd maybe just 2nd

Imo patches should be stripped of captain and it should be Gallager or subban. I think they should bring Scott up or get an enforcer to fight for the team. That's what they had in prust someone who stood up for his teammates.

The whole coaching staff should be fired and a new coach bilingual or not should be hired. The coach isn't there to please the media by speaking French but there to win games and create good plays. Bergivan should be warned by molson and given one more chance and I think that next year and the year after should be his last to prove something. Next year could be an okay year getting a new coach and all but no excuses after that.

Also trading wise the only untouchables really should be pice subban Gallager and galchenyuk right now.

05 Feb 2016 16:18:38
DD is worth nothing.

05 Feb 2016 16:39:01
Agree lots of those guys need to go.. As you say, Emelin is over paid, so I doubt we move him.. no one else will want the contract.unless it's trading bad contracts.
DD, he's always been played in the wrong position as far as I can see.. I'd keep him for 3rd line winger.. plus..
DSP..ya he's jus taking space.
Markov could help someone's power play. But doesn't he still have another year on his contract. Not sure anyone will want that on the books next year. If he was a UFA , sure some teams would take him
Fleishman and Gilbert, hopefully will find new homes.. I think Gilbert is awful, and I don't know who would want him . But he's a UFA so at least he won't be a Hab next year..
As for the AHL guys. Hopefully Macarron is ready.. at least he's big.... and Patyrn always looked pretty good. Who knows. Guess my mind is jus on the draft and a healthy Price for next season. Then see where this team is at.

06 Feb 2016 07:25:09
The habs never should have traded Sekac to begin with.

05 Feb 2016 15:09:21
Boston Trades
1st Round Pick 2016

Montreal Trades
PK Subban


05 Feb 2016 15:15:46
Never, why in hell?

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