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2021/2022 NHL Season Discussion Thread - Pick 6

Nov. 28, 2021 at 4:31 p.m.
#751
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Quoting: Devil1122
Question for Habs fans

Do you care if your new GM is French Canadian or does is not matter?

as a fan i don’t care but the organization probably would
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 4:32 p.m.
#752
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Edited Nov. 28, 2021 at 4:39 p.m.
Quoting: MatthewsFan
That’s a no for me. One of the Leafs' major assets right now is the chemistry on the bench and in the locker room. I don't think Kane and the off-ice circus that comes with him would be a fit with the media in Toronto, where every aspect of a player is over-analyzed by them and fans.




mmm lets be honest fans despite the negativities that would be generated from the media would rather have Kane at 50% retention than Ritchie. As other than that issue Kane is a serious upgrade over ritchie and at 1mill more who could pass that up

Its tough as we have seen with DeAngelo sometimes its worth the risks.
Nov. 28, 2021 at 4:38 p.m.
#753
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Montreal should look at:

Coaches
Lane Lambert
Kris Knoblauch
Rocky Thompson
Kevin Dineen
Louis Robitaille

GM
Chris MacFarland
Mathieu Darche
Eric Tulsky
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 4:54 p.m.
#754
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Quoting: aadoyle
mmm lets be honest fans despite the negativities that would be generated from the media would rather have Kane at 50% retention than Ritchie. As other than that issue Kane is a serious upgrade over ritchie and at 1mill more who could pass that up

Its tough as we have seen with DeAngelo sometimes its worth the risks.


Agree to disagree on this one. I would not be a fan of adding Kane at all. I’m all for trading Ritchie but even with 50% retention the leafs would still be caped out with a 21 man roster. I’d don’t see the fit and I hope Dubas and co don’t either
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 5:15 p.m.
#755
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Will Evander Kane actually play in the AHL? What happens if he tears it up? Will he be recalled? Not sure what the gameplay is, but Doug Wilson is gonna have a really tough issue on his hands. If he's not planning on bringing him back to the Sharks, shouldn't he just buy out his contract? What a mess.
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 5:19 p.m.
#756
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Quoting: Brian2016
Will Evander Kane actually play in the AHL? What happens if he tears it up? Will he be recalled? Not sure what the gameplay is, but Doug Wilson is gonna have a really tough issue on his hands. If he's not planning on bringing him back to the Sharks, shouldn't he just buy out his contract? What a mess.


The Cuda expect him to play; and his agent and him aren’t tryna to start more ****. He’s expected to try and play ASAP.
His agent said he will report to the Cuda if he clears. And their still is the expectation that his first NHL game will be with a new team.

Hes expected to play on either Dec. 4th or Dec. 7th in the AHL.

Currently Doug Wilson has stepped down due to medical issues and is replaced by AGM Will (Wilson probably is still on important issues but he currently isn’t handling day to day duties).
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 5:23 p.m.
#757
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Quoting: Brian2016
Will Evander Kane actually play in the AHL? What happens if he tears it up? Will he be recalled? Not sure what the gameplay is, but Doug Wilson is gonna have a really tough issue on his hands. If he's not planning on bringing him back to the Sharks, shouldn't he just buy out his contract? What a mess.


I think at 3.5mill someone will take a chance. As we have seen with DeAngelo sometimes taking a chance on guys like that can work out. Kane on the ice is a 20 goal scorer who can be on the top PP or PK units for his new team. The problems come with his off-ice shenanigans with gambling and family matters.

His situation is something to keep an eye on thats for sure as sometimes the risks may be worth it

If not AHL bound this season then probs next season loaned to the KHL or something like that
Nov. 28, 2021 at 5:56 p.m.
#758
LoveHate the Oilers
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Quoting: Devil1122
Question for Habs fans

Do you care if your new GM is French Canadian or does is not matter?


Of course not. The only difference is their ability to speak to the media well, and those media interviews don’t benefit anyone other than the reporters being paid to be there. Make the decision that is best for your organization, not due to outside pressure. A large part of the media and fanbase is garbage anyways so it’s ridiculous to cater to them.
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 6:25 p.m.
#759
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Quoting: Devil1122
Question for Habs fans

Do you care if your new GM is French Canadian or does is not matter?


I don't but the most of the market does, i mean Quebec's premier literally talked to Bettman about getting the Nordiques back and getting more french players in the NHL, no idea why they care so much but i think it makes some sense due to it being a french city and most of the media is french

Quoting: MatthewsFan
As an outsider it shouldn’t, pick the best available person 🤷‍♂️


Technically Gorton will be our GM as his role in the org is higher than GM, i imagine Molson wanted best available, but wanted to get a french GM so he got Gorton a role higher than GM
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 7:06 p.m.
#760
I like losing in ot
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 7:46 p.m.
#761
GM CRIME DAWG
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Canucks broadcast gem - J. Garrett after 16 replay reviews of blatant offside by Hog, is still amazed it is one... Hey JG #@clearlycontacts...
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 7:52 p.m.
#762
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Quoting: Devil1122
Question for Habs fans

Do you care if your new GM is French Canadian or does is not matter?


I care and Molson has to care. Canadiens are much more than a hockey team, it has roots deeply in Quebec culture and it's what gives Canadiens a unique history. Molson knows that his team is also more than a hockey team : it is a brand in itself so the image of the team (or the "brand") is important to him from a financial POV. The Mailloux saga must have hurt him in this sense.

And at this moment, the best GM in the league must be Brisebois. Out of 8 millions Quebecois, you'll find great hockey minds, and it could very well be the ""best"", implying someone can be qualified as the ""best"" available.

In short, we could very well be a team like others but I think every fan would like an owner that keeps its team identity. To add on this, I'm really into bringing more Quebecois in the organization, so I like how the organization recruits players in AHL and its newly created ECHL team in Trois-Rivières
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 8:14 p.m.
#763
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The Kings front office page on their website stopped working... are they updating their page because Luc Robitaille is joining the Habs?
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 8:16 p.m.
#764
MTL AGM v5
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Quoting: pinslack
I care and Molson has to care. Canadiens are much more than a hockey team, it has roots deeply in Quebec culture and it's what gives Canadiens a unique history. Molson knows that his team is also more than a hockey team : it is a brand in itself so the image of the team (or the "brand") is important to him from a financial POV. The Mailloux saga must have hurt him in this sense.

And at this moment, the best GM in the league must be Brisebois. Out of 8 millions Quebecois, you'll find great hockey minds, and it could very well be the ""best"", implying someone can be qualified as the ""best"" available.

In short, we could very well be a team like others but I think every fan would like an owner that keeps its team identity. To add on this, I'm really into bringing more Quebecois in the organization, so I like how the organization recruits players in AHL and its newly created ECHL team in Trois-Rivières


Bien dit mon @pinslack!

Also, it's not like there's no option that fit the criteria. There are seriously good hockey heads from here. BriseBois just won back-to-back Stanley Cups and Dorion recently built the greatest prospect pool in hockey.
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 8:23 p.m.
#765
please resign Hertl
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Eddie Olczyks Hawk broadcast w/ the Hockey Fights Cancer Night and Troy Murrary - def not fighting tears
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 8:24 p.m.
#766
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Quoting: SevenLeg




The Kings front office page on their website stopped working... are they updating their page because Luc Robitaille is joining the Habs?


Lol funny - but Robitaille is a seriosuly a solid GM, not talked about a lot, guys good at everything lmfao
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 8:29 p.m.
#767
please resign Hertl
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There are few broadcasters that are worth watching/ listening to over Randy Hahns cast for Sharks game, Olczyk def one of them.

Enjoy his every time.
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 8:33 p.m.
#768
GM CRIME DAWG
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Quoting: yikes
Lol funny - but Robitaille is a seriosuly a solid GM, not talked about a lot, guys good at everything lmfao


Yeah BUT he signed off on those terrible zinc buckets.
Like some "aluminum-foil-helmuts" against alien invasion or Govt listening devices...
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.
#769
please resign Hertl
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Quoting: McGruff
Yeah BUT he signed off on those terrible zinc buckets.
Like some "aluminum-foil-helmuts" against alien invasion or Govt listening devices...


Yeah no that definitely was the stupidest decision in the league following Vegas and their just dumb gold domes.
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 9:22 p.m.
#770
v5 CBJ GM
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Quoting: SevenLeg




The Kings front office page on their website stopped working... are they updating their page because Luc Robitaille is joining the Habs?


Apparently Darche is the leading candidate
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 9:41 p.m.
#771
Jack Hughes is Elite
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Andreas Johnsson has almost as many goals as Auston Matthews
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 9:56 p.m.
#772
Hakuna Matata
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Edited Nov. 28, 2021 at 10:03 p.m.
Rip TSN

Meme sums up what Matthews just did them with his interview answer lul

Nov. 28, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.
#773
please resign Hertl
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Reimer with another unreal performance for the great vet.
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 10:04 p.m.
#774
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That awkward moment when your illegal streaming website is glitchier than anything but you can’t complain bc it’s very illegal
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Nov. 28, 2021 at 10:10 p.m.
#775
I like losing in ot
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Quoting: MitchMarner_16
That awkward moment when your illegal streaming website is glitchier than anything but you can’t complain bc it’s very illegal


ESPN plus baby I recommend it
 
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