Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by braeden » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:06 am

Tough luck on Price. I made it to the SCF against the Jets. Currently playing it right now. Wish me luck!! :-D


We lost Alzner last series and he's out for 3 months so currently going with Jordie Benn-Shea Weber top pair. Lol

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by smdesroches » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:35 am

Wow - Congrats on the cup in year 1. Truly impressive.
Jets won the Cup in my game.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by CepumsRDB » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:10 pm

Long time fan of this forum, didnt play any Challenges because of lack of free time. But now its my vacation so I will step in soon :).

I was waiting for a new challange since November :oops: :thup:

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by stone169 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:53 pm

The 2nd quarter of the 2nd season has not been kind to me. I've dropped 5 straight and have dropped from 1st to 5th in the standings.

So after going 0-5-1 to start the 2nd quarter, I finally managed to win a game.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by MWE » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:26 pm

Im top after 20 games with a 14-3-3 record.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by hulkster5 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:23 pm

Stanley Cup in the first season. Regular season was hard because Price was out 4 months (broken leg). Without that, I think I would have won president trophy (Price 26gp 20-2-3). My lines were:
Drouin - Galchenyuk - Gallagher
Pacioretty - Danault - Lehkonen
de la Rose - Plekanec - Shaw
Byron - Mitchell - Hudon
Mete - Weber
Alzner - Petry
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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by Vasz » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:00 pm

60 games into the first season and Carey Price has been a god for me. :notworthy:

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Post by cecede123 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:54 pm

It will be my first challenge since the Tampa Bay retro one :**

Happy to use one of my favorite team, the Canadiens !

Let see what we can do with this club :-? :-? :-?

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by MWE » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:11 am

Won the Stanley cup in the first season just heading towards the draft now.

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Post by CepumsRDB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:31 pm

REgular Season is over, and it went better then expexted, almost winning President Trophy and very optimistic heading into play-off, having 3 players who are scoring 1 point per game, and having Best Goalie in the league and probably the MVP this season :joy:


and get fluffed in first round by Sabres 0-4 ](*,)

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Post by smdesroches » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Three Cup Winners in Season 1 (Braeden, Hulkster5, MWE) and my team missing the playoffs with the exact same roster must mean I'm making some big mistakes on tactics. Hmmm..... I need to figure this part out if I'm going to compete

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by MWE » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:01 pm

It's the first time I ever won the cup in the first season too.

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Post by braeden » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:14 pm

MWE wrote:It's the first time I ever won the cup in the first season too.
Hah, same here. Thank you Carey Price. :-p


31st- LW David Levin - 64GP 19G 32A 51P +4 6.66avR for Sudbury Wolves in the OHL - A poor man's Jeff Skinner (*****)
51st- LW Wyllum Deveaux - 60GP 30G 35A 65P -4 6.15avR for Tri-City Storm in the USHL - A poor man's Ondrej Palat (*****)
61st- LD/RD Matt Anderson - 46GP 6G 25A 31P +5 6.98avR for Minnesota-Duluth in the NCHC - Like TJ Brodie with slower stride (***)
62nd- C Blade Jenkins - 67GP 46G 24A 70P +12 6.06avR for Saginaw Spirit in the OHL - A poor man's offensive minded Matt Stajan (***)
93rd- LW Michal Stinil - 55GP 31G 30G 61P +16 7.04avR for Central Illinois in the USHL - A poor man's Jussi Jokinen (***)
155th- RD Scooter Brickey - 54GP 3G 7A 10P +3 6.00avR for Des Moines in the USHL - A poor man's Patrik Nemeth (***)


My lines going into 2018-19 season:
Pacioretty-Galchenyuk-Drouin
Byron-Plekanec-Gallagher
Lehkonen-Danault-Grabner
de la Rose-Froese-Shaw

Mete-Weber
Alzner-Petry
Morrow-Benn

Price
Montoya


Ended up trading Peter Holland to Dallas for rookie Denis Guryanov (95 wristshot, 85 deking, 79 off the puck, 89 determination...looks to be good)

Gonna let Guryanov play in the AHL for now. I want to bring him up but have no space. Maybe when injuries occur.
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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by smdesroches » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:22 pm

braeden wrote:
31st- LW David Levin - 64GP 19G 32A 51P +4 6.66avR for Sudbury Wolves in the OHL - A poor man's Jeff Skinner (*****)
61st- LD/RD Matt Anderson - 46GP 6G 25A 31P +5 6.98avR for Minnesota-Duluth in the NCHC - Like TJ Brodie with slower stride (***)
62nd- C Blade Jenkins - 67GP 46G 24A 70P +12 6.06avR for Saginaw Spirit in the OHL - A poor man's offensive minded Matt Stajan (***)
93rd- LW Michal Stinil - 55GP 31G 30G 61P +16 7.04avR for Central Illinois in the USHL - A poor man's Jussi Jokinen (***)
155th- RD Scooter Brickey - 54GP 3G 7A 10P +3 6.00avR for Des Moines in the USHL - A poor man's Patrik Nemeth (***)
Looks like you're missing a 2nd rounder from 2018. Habs have 3 second rounders.
braeden wrote: My lines going into 2018-19 season:
Pacioretty-Galchenyuk-Drouin
Byron-Plekanec-Gallagher
de la Rose-Danault-Shaw
Lehkonen/Carr-Froese-Mitchell

Mete-Weber
Alzner-Petry
Morrow-Benn

Price
Montoya
Lindgren
How much did you sign Pleks for? He wanted 6M and I wasn't willing to go that high.
No UFA?

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by braeden » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:37 pm

smdesroches wrote:
braeden wrote:
31st- LW David Levin - 64GP 19G 32A 51P +4 6.66avR for Sudbury Wolves in the OHL - A poor man's Jeff Skinner (*****)
61st- LD/RD Matt Anderson - 46GP 6G 25A 31P +5 6.98avR for Minnesota-Duluth in the NCHC - Like TJ Brodie with slower stride (***)
62nd- C Blade Jenkins - 67GP 46G 24A 70P +12 6.06avR for Saginaw Spirit in the OHL - A poor man's offensive minded Matt Stajan (***)
93rd- LW Michal Stinil - 55GP 31G 30G 61P +16 7.04avR for Central Illinois in the USHL - A poor man's Jussi Jokinen (***)
155th- RD Scooter Brickey - 54GP 3G 7A 10P +3 6.00avR for Des Moines in the USHL - A poor man's Patrik Nemeth (***)
Looks like you're missing a 2nd rounder from 2018. Habs have 3 second rounders.
braeden wrote: My lines going into 2018-19 season:
Pacioretty-Galchenyuk-Drouin
Byron-Plekanec-Gallagher
de la Rose-Danault-Shaw
Lehkonen/Carr-Froese-Mitchell

Mete-Weber
Alzner-Petry
Morrow-Benn

Price
Montoya
Lindgren
How much did you sign Pleks for? He wanted 6M and I wasn't willing to go that high.
No UFA?
Oops I was missing 51st overall. Thanks for catching that!

And Plekanec signed for 6.5/1 year. I needed him back and am unsure what will happen next year with my C position.

And I also signed Michael Grabner in FA for 2.75M/2 years. I'll edit my lines, they look different at the start of the season. :)

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by cecede123 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:59 am

Hey I was wondering if I was the only one who has Draisatil, Werenski, or Vesey appears in the Rookie Skaters leaderboards ? Did I do something wrong ?

Thanks :)

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Post by braeden » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:33 am

cecede123 wrote:Hey I was wondering if I was the only one who has Draisatil, Werenski, or Vesey appears in the Rookie Skaters leaderboards ? Did I do something wrong ?

Thanks :)
Nope for some reason they appear there. Odd.

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Post by pucku33 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:24 am

I squeaked into 8th in the 1st season... and quickly dispatched 1-4 by the Penguins.

18th C Isac Lundestrom
49th RD Adam Boqvist
52nd LW Erik Meddendorf
56th C Patrick Giles
80th LD Matt Anderson
142nd RD Scooter Brickley

FA: C Tyler Bozak (3x3)
Waived: RW Andrew Shaw

Season 2 started 2-5, demoted Drouin to 2nd line, 12-0-1 in the next 13. No idea why, but Hemsky on the top line is working out.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by braeden » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:43 pm

Ryan Poehling is looking to be a solid piece moving forward. Can't wait to sign him. Maybe I'll do it so he joins us in the playoffs... :-k

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Currently sitting at 22-8-2 with an abyssmal PP% of 6.2%...Seriously don't know what's going on here.

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Post by cecede123 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 am

Here we are at mid-season and we're at the top of the Eastern Conference with our 26-10-5 record. Our PP is 17.4% and our PK is 80.49%. We have not been lucky with injuries so far, with MaxPac, Price, Weber and Byron missing games. Among the surprises are 30 points in 39 games by Ales Hemsky, 23 points in 40 games by Victor Mete, and 36 points from Arturri Lekhonen. On the other side, no really bad surprises at this point, except maybe Al Montoya which was as effective as a colander, with a record of 3-6-1, 4.09 and 849 efficiency . Obviously, I want to leave as much playing time as Charlie Lindgren in Laval. Speaking of them, their 15-15-1 cards would not allow them to be in the playoffs if they started today.

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Post by stone169 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:20 pm

Well that sucks. I was well above the cap starting July 1st 2019. Had to trade Shea Weber, which the fans and ownership did not like. Had to trade Andrew Shaw, which the fans and ownership did not like. But now I'm below the cap and I now have Rasmus Andersson and Jordan Kyrou.

Sometimes as GM you are forced to make decisions that the fans and ownership just don't like.

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Post by cecede123 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:45 pm

Finished 2nd in the east.

Beat the Lightning in the first round, before losing four straight in a matchup with Toronto.
Matchups in the East were pretty cool, with MTL vs TOR and PIT vs WSH in the quarters-finals, pretty good rivalties !
Pittsburgh lifted the cup yet again !

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#48 : RD-LD Adam Boqvist
#58 : LW Aidan McDonough
#61 : RD Sean Durzi
#92 : RW Ryan O'Reilly
#154 : LW Cole Coskey

I re-signed Plecks for one year at 6 mil and I'll take a decision on him later next year.

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Post by braeden » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:32 pm

stone169 wrote:Well that sucks. I was well above the cap starting July 1st 2019. Had to trade Shea Weber, which the fans and ownership did not like. Had to trade Andrew Shaw, which the fans and ownership did not like. But now I'm below the cap and I now have Rasmus Andersson and Jordan Kyrou.

Sometimes as GM you are forced to make decisions that the fans and ownership just don't like.
You sound like the GM version of Eugene Melnyk. =D>

Hopefully I don't run into any cap troubles.

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Post by stone169 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:43 pm

braeden wrote:
stone169 wrote:Well that sucks. I was well above the cap starting July 1st 2019. Had to trade Shea Weber, which the fans and ownership did not like. Had to trade Andrew Shaw, which the fans and ownership did not like. But now I'm below the cap and I now have Rasmus Andersson and Jordan Kyrou.

Sometimes as GM you are forced to make decisions that the fans and ownership just don't like.
You sound like the GM version of Eugene Melnyk. =D>

Hopefully I don't run into any cap troubles.

Not quite sure how that compares to Melnyk, but ok.

I had guys who did the same thing that Shaw does, so he was expendable. Didn't like having to trade Weber. Signing Pacioretty left me in a lurch, but I'm not about to let a 40 goal man go. And with the trading rules in place, you kind of have to take what you can get.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by stone169 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:46 pm

Wow. 1st 20 games and I'm only 1 point off of last season's pace.

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