Billy739

Billy739
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Forum: Armchair-GMil y a 13 heures
Forum: Armchair-GMil y a 16 heures
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Daredevil514</b></div><div>I would not be mad about picking Lundell, I just would not be thrilled either. At our position, all players are 2-3 years away of having an impact in the NHL anyway. I just think we had enough safe picks in the first round those last few years (KK, Poehling, Juulsen). I want a homerun type of player like Rossi, Raymond or Perfetti. Its been years and years and years without an electrifying player with pure skills. A player who can change the pace of a game on its own. Suzuki has this potentiel but we didnt even drafted him. Caufield can maybe do it too but he will probably be a unidimensional type of player (a very good one but still). Galchenyuk was supposed to be one but a lot of circumstances on and off the ice have made that it didnt happen (still think it was a good pick).

As for Askarov, it would be a nice pick for sure but I would be very disappointed too. Not about the player but more about the statement and what it means in the next couple of years. Sure its nice to know a real top goalie is developping until Price is done but I feel like picking one this high is just a waste of assets. You can always pick up a very decent prospect at that position in other rounds. Only Vasilevsky, Price and Flower were top goaltender picked up in the top 20 since almost 20 years from what I can remember. Rask, Quick, Gibson, Bishop, Hellebyuck, Holtby, Hart, Binnigton and a lot of other goalies were 2nd, 3rd or later round picks (some even undrafted).

We already have Primeau as a very good prospect and still have a lot of time to find others before we realize Price cant do the job anymore or Primeau cant replace him.

Where we are right now in the retool, Askarov, as good as he could be, is not the good choice IMO. I dont want the habs to pick Lundell but I would still prefer him over Askarov.</div></div>

i mean if we were talking a LW elite level and undisputed future top line guy then sure we'd take Perfetti
Issue is that's not what he's projected to be and i dont feel he'll even make his current projections
Every top 10 has a Jack Skille and i'm almost 100% sure its Perfetti

Otherwise i'd be where you are and say draft him as MTL only 2 big holes at the Pro level the next 2 years is
Top LW to replace Tatar longterm and an Undisputed #1 RD prospect on the level of lets say Bouchard or Timmons

Outside those 2 very specific roles we got Centers for years , We got young LW's and some veteran RW's who will soon be joined by a Ylonen or Caufield(year or so)
Our LD has depth for days as we cast a wide net drafting 7 LD over a few years and 4 of them over achieved and are closer then expected to turning Pro .(Romanov,Harris,Norlinder and Struble)
Our RD has good depth just no one to replace Weber or Petry when they get to old to keep up which is about 3-4 years before both are moved IMO

Goaltending is the only Area we havent treated as if it needs to be stocked .
Developing 2 Prospects in 2 different systems allows MTL to be in a position where rushing neither is a concern.
Primeau's not as close as most people think because while he's amazing overall his conditioning is very poor
Primeau went the NCAA route which means education over sports so no long road trips ever , no long playoffs ... no feel for what the NHL schedule is like.

This is particularly hard to adjust from if you're the only player expected to play 60 minutes a game and 50+ games a year if you want to be a starter.
Its why we pulled him out of the NCAA as in 2 years he undisputedly proved he was top dog and they had nothing left to offer him
Laval last season they had to work a 3 goalie rotation before Primeau found rhythm as his start was poor but his finish was strong
The skills there but put the kid on a 5 game road trip starting and we'll lose 4/5

I'm sure he'll adjust but that will take 1-2 full AHL seasons IMO which is likely why MTL left him down despite him out playing lindgren for the job
after that we'll see where he's at and maybe he's a starter or maybe he's just a tandem goalie like Halak or Murray
Askarov on the other hand will be an undisputed starter for a KHL team which faces some of the longest road trips in hockey so he'll be physically and mentally prepared to jump to NHL

Both are great but 1 chose Education over committing fully to his development
Because he had 1 foot in and 1 foot out his development will take longer based on his choices.
Russians like Canadians put hockey first (with Canada developing the option for those who commit to take university course free so if they want a career outside hockey they're equipped .)

i was a Primeau guy before the draft when i saw who he was , what he could do
i hoped MTL drafted him which we did as i always love investing in the long shots like Evans and Harvey Pinard (Desharnais 2.0)
That said the limitations on him dont hinder Askarov who IMO is Carey Price's replacement as best Goalie in the eyes of the Players for the next decade.
Primeau's just more of a Halak with a little bit of Roy's Flair when he throws out that leg
Forum: Armchair-GMil y a 16 heures
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Daredevil514</b></div><div>I would not be mad about picking Lundell, I just would not be thrilled either. At our position, all players are 2-3 years away of having an impact in the NHL anyway. I just think we had enough safe picks in the first round those last few years (KK, Poehling, Juulsen). I want a homerun type of player like Rossi, Raymond or Perfetti. Its been years and years and years without an electrifying player with pure skills. A player who can change the pace of a game on its own. Suzuki has this potentiel but we didnt even drafted him. Caufield can maybe do it too but he will probably be a unidimensional type of player (a very good one but still). Galchenyuk was supposed to be one but a lot of circumstances on and off the ice have made that it didnt happen (still think it was a good pick).

As for Askarov, it would be a nice pick for sure but I would be very disappointed too. Not about the player but more about the statement and what it means in the next couple of years. Sure its nice to know a real top goalie is developping until Price is done but I feel like picking one this high is just a waste of assets. You can always pick up a very decent prospect at that position in other rounds. Only Vasilevsky, Price and Flower were top goaltender picked up in the top 20 since almost 20 years from what I can remember. Rask, Quick, Gibson, Bishop, Hellebyuck, Holtby, Hart, Binnigton and a lot of other goalies were 2nd, 3rd or later round picks (some even undrafted).

We already have Primeau as a very good prospect and still have a lot of time to find others before we realize Price cant do the job anymore or Primeau cant replace him.

Where we are right now in the retool, Askarov, as good as he could be, is not the good choice IMO. I dont want the habs to pick Lundell but I would still prefer him over Askarov.</div></div>

Askarov is the only Goalie since Price to be Projected this high for a reason.
We got our Cayden Primeau who's also projected to be a starter in the late rounds
MTL is a Franchise build on an embarassment of riches in net traditionally except the majority of the past 30 years we've been cupless we stopped taking it seriously.

Mr Gillette came in and Drafted Price this high despite scrutiny after passing up Devin Setigouchi who until 2010 was thought to be the better player given how quickly he put up 20 goals and how little time it took him to reach 30 goals . But longterm MTL won the trade so dominately most forget about the heat they took for drafting a Goalie so high .

Mr Gillette had it right and gave us our best players who Molson used on all his teams until 2015
After that it was basically just Price left from Mr Gillette's depth chart he built.
The only piece of value Molsons contributed from 2009-2015 was Brendan Gallagher a 5th round pick

Gillette took a goalie late in Halak and Early in Price
Both were amazing for us as would Askarov and Primeau be
Until we stop making 1 guy the savior with no competition we're doomed
i mean i loved Theodore and i love Price but they aren't a Roy or Dryden largely
Largely due in my opinion to never pressing competition like Dryden had or Roy faced early.
I bet if you ask Roy who's an Extremely competitive person if he'd rather have more competition or more ice time he'd choose the former.

this mentality of '' we already have '' is why we split the Price/Halak tandem and boned ourselves at a time when solid Tandems have won 8/10 cups.
I dont think Molsons stupid enough to make that call again after inheriting a core that took him to then ECF twice. If not for the return on Pacioretty he'd have nothing to show for the Gillette era assets that Molson used as his core for 2 ECF trips
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sebybbq</b></div><div>Murray won’t sign that offer sheet, he will at leadt be making the same salary that he was making last deal with the increase of salary that rfa are supposed to get.</div></div>

show me this rule ?

i'll show you the decline in his play the breakout performances of Jarry and Desmith.
TBH of the 3 i want Murray the least of all but he's the only one PIT fans want gone period .
i trade for Jarry its a no , i trade for Desmith they want NHL Regular return for an AHL Call Up

What Murray did was ride MAF coat tailed and failed every year since he left.
lucky for us Price is on MAF level more or less which create's a chance for MTL to get a Back up who can play
If he doesnt pan out it doesnt matter because Seattle is likely to take him regardless as he's still a decent back up for whats left.

why do you think Murray deserves so much?
Last post i payed him 4.2m and while every single other person said the was overpaid you were insisting he'll get more ?
He's failed to take the starting position , PIT gave up their 3 time SC winning Goalie and havent made a Final since for choosing Murray.

It would be like if we traded Price to STL and Kept Halak
We'd regret it and see him as a constant reminder of what we gave up for a goalie who is barely top 20 in the NHL when he's playing his absolute best at his career highs

i'd get it if we were talking about a goalie who struggled a little but played good overall
but were talking about a guy who had the keys to the kingdom and played really poor hockey compared to his mentor before him
Insult to injury is that MAF has been to the Finals since while Murray shows he can handle the workload of being starter
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 12:55 pm
Putting Domi and Tkachuk back together could work out for CGY
Given the rate of success or lack there of with their mid to late 1st round picks
Getting Domi a Center with 116 points in 151 games in his first 2 years playing with a 41% FO win rate year 1 then 49% year 2 .

Everything about Domi's increased ability to play Center says this fits CGY needs giving them another 2nd/3rd line Center with the potential to add scoring depth to CGY

Sergachev deal doesnt make sense
only reason for TBL to give him up is if we offered him 6.5m or more long term on offer sheets which they cannot match due to many NMC and to much cap promised.


Dubois to be honest will only be as good as Domi's proving to be, it seems like a lot of hassle just to get a little younger.
i'd just scrap the post and offer sheet Sergachev and trade for a 2nd line RW which is what we need as Danault doesnt play RW (LW sure but RW he doesnt play that physical style required to not get boarded everytime he plays the puck .)

This all seems forced and the lines as a result are really bad

Especially Brook who was often a healthy scratch in Laval and averaged less then 17 minutes a game
Not to mention he doesnt block shots , hit or back check and is as 1 demensional as Petry probably was at his age .(like Petry over the next 3-5 years he'll grow slowly into a PP leader)
Fleury is much closer but honestly could use another year
Chiarot can play LD and RD thanks to injuries in WPG and to many Left handed shots

you also forget Mete , Evans,and Ylonen who are all better options then running Teasdale , Kulak or Weal .
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 6:40 pm
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MTL doesnt need PLD

Domi's growing jumping from 41% faceoff win rate to 49% in his first 2 years putting up 116 points in 151 games .
i'd much rather keep him and add a big bodied RW like Andersson who can create space beside him .

PLD we're past now as we Got Suzuki playing well among the youth at Center plus we got two mid 20 centers entering their prime on a 2-3 years rise since being moved to Center.
Danault after being moved from 4th pair LW when we got him climbed to 3rd line center when Desharnais got injured leading to MTL moving DD. Danault and Shaw had a struggling Pacioretty join them on 3rd line as a demotion leading to the last time Danaults played bottom 6 Center. A steady progression that was also saw in the Faceoff rankings as he jumped from top 50 to top 15 to top 5 in the NHL .

Domi and Danault are a lock
right now its about finding them a josh Anderson ,Ilya Kovalchuk and IMO a Matt Martin (or Patrick Maroon) to round out our roster.
on Defense the simplest fix is always the best and we know Jordie Benn can play in this system plus we still havent acquired a shot blocker to replace him and need a mentor we trust for Romanov.


i'd just offer sheet Anderson with 5 years term at 3.75m cap to mirror the Gallagher deal he signed before he broke out.
i doubt CBJ signs it given JA requests for a trade and his sharp and fierce decline since being denied (CBJ could match and end up stuck with a player who is unhappy and wants out )
A 2nd round pick is a fair return all things considered .

Sign Kovalchuk , and Martin (other better options but i like a low cost hitter who's got a grit edge as it gives us a Shawn Thornton type for 4th line )
Trade for Benn as he's the cheapest 20 + minute shot blocker you'll find who fits our system and we let him walk so we could sign Kulak (which we regret)
Lucky for us we over payed Chiarot according to most before the season and that's worked out great for us but had we been playing Chiarot,Mete,Benn we would have been better off .

Werenski will just be in Romanov's way and given we over drafted figuring only 1/6 LD we drafted with depth picks would work out just for 4/6 to over achieve puts us in a unique spot.
Harris , Struble and Norlinder all are ahead of projections as it stands with only Norlinder and Romanov with the potential to be top pair LD so we can afford to take our time like ANA from 2013-2018 (before they traded away all their defense.)
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