Predict the next cuts
I think it's widely expected that there will be major cuts after Monday's game against Boston. Who do you think will be cut? And who will stick? Here's my prediction :
Bold : Stay with the team
Italic : Injured player
Other : Cut
I think Gallagher and Dumont will be sent down before the beginning of the season, unless the injured players are not ready. The real battle here is between Palushaj, Engqvist and Blunden.
Mitera will probably be sent down before the season and Diaz will stay only as long as Markov is injured. I think Woywitka will start the season in Montreal anyhow.
No debate here... even if I trust Lawson more than Budaj for now!
If Willsie isn't cut by tomorrow, I will personally march down to La Gauchietiere and egg Pierre Gauthier's office window. :sarcasm:
Is Leblanc played yet? If so how was it?
Archambeault... Not gone yet..
Didn't Bishop blow out one of his shoulders? If so, add him to the injured lists.
As far as forwards go, I want Massť gone, first and foremost. Willsie and Berger haven't really impressed. DeSimone has been great in the face-off circle but after that, his play drops.
As for defense, please send St-Denis far far away. Haven't seen the last five on the list, so can't really say.
I hope Delmas can get at least part of a game in before he gets cut. It'd be nice if maybe he plays tonight.
as much as I love the kid and am the first to say he is a future powerhouse. After a huge give away for a goal and a couple of time he was out of position on the PP I think Beaulieu will be sent back to the SeaDogs for another year in Junior for him to develope. Can't say that will upset me too much though.. the SeaDogs really need him lol.
After today there are only 2 exhibition games left(right?) so they should cut down to 24-25 players plus a few injured ones(Markov Desharnais Eller etc).
Of the guys on the bubble I have like Blunden more than Engqvist. Dumont has been solid but he isn't ready. Palushaj needs more seasoning and he isn't a 4th liner, he needs to play on an offensive line.
What is happenening with Joonas Nattinen??? I have not heard anything at all about him in this trainning camp.
Also, Bournival is rehabbed and expected back tonight.
22- Eller, Pacioretty, Subban, Weber
23- *Engqvist, Price, *Trotter, White
24- *Blunden, Desharnais
25- *Diaz, Yemelin
26- Gorges, Kostitsyn
27- *Lawson, *Woywitka
28- *Budaj, Plekanec
29- Cammalleri, Moen
32- Cole, Gionta, Markov
By Age to Hamilton/Wheeling (19 players + 5 more from above list)
20- Avtsin, Berger, Dumont, Leblanc, Lefebvre, Nattinen
21- Delmas, Mayer, Schultz
23- Bishop, Conboy, Massť, Mitera, Stejskal
Those on the above Hamilton/Wheeling list who are injured cannot be announced yet, but it is my prediction that none of those players will stick long-term in Montreal.
DeSimone will probably get an NHL contract; other walkons might get a Hamilton contract at best.
No underage player will stick in Montreal, not Beaulieu, not Ellis, not Gallagher, not Archambault..... though all show promise, especially Beaulieu.
Can't say I disagree at all with your original list.
I agree with the OP except for Mitera. Send him down with the other Hamilton bound players.
Keep everyone else and re-evaluate according to injuries. Markov, Subban, White, Eller, Desharnais could all miss the oppener so Diaz, Yemelin, Wojwitka, Enqgqvist, Blunden, Palushaj will need to be ready.
Cammalleri Plekanec Cole
Pacioretty Gomez Gionta
Kostitsyn Engqvist Palushaj
Moen Darche Blunden
We absolutely need Subban back as well as one of the young centers (DD/Eller/White).
You guys think DeSimone should get a 1 year deal from Hamilton?
He seems like he has potential just needs to take the time in the AHL.
The way I look at it, Desimone should get a AHL contract and hopefully play with Palushaj. It's worth a try.
good find by PG
I can't wait for the cuts. The habs get destroyed since they have so many young players who'll probably never play in the NHL. anyway... I can't wait for the cuts also because I'm going to the Bulldogs game in Victoriaville on Friday and I'd like to see a few good prospects, like Avtsin.
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