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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:11 pm 
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Future 2nd line centre and future trade bait?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:52 pm 
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Differing opinions on the upside of MAGA boy. Does he have the speed to hang? Will his offence translate? Is he a leader like he showed at the WJC?

We've seen him dominate at a young age, bit there's also that lack of high end ability that could limit his upside.

Interesting prospect. Some say he's ready to be a bottom 6 with top 6 upside, while others see him as a Laval guy who has to prove himself over time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:43 am 
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MAGA boy?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:34 am 
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Bosc wrote:
MAGA boy?


Check Poehling's Twitter feed before Molson tells him to shut it down...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:27 pm 
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Jack Todd had a very nice post referring to that, sure enough he's getting slagged for it.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:30 pm 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Jack Todd had a very nice post referring to that, sure enough he's getting slagged for it.


Agreed with most of what he said, and the part I disagreed with was likely said in jest (that his politics suggest he's not adult enough to be a pro).

Truth is the Habs have some pretty shitty politics right now. Domi has said some anti-immigrant things in the past, Shaw has a homophobic slur on the record, and Price's wife is peddling anti-vax shit on YouTube.

These aren't Rhodes scholars we're talking about here.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:28 am 
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These are people who I don't want to see have much influence.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:35 am 
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There are unfortunately a ton of otherwise "likable" pro athletes who have absolutely horrid political views. Andrew Copp, Robin Lehner, Thomas Greiss, Mat Barzal, and a whole slew of others are either big Trump supporters or love pundits in that vein like Jordan Peterson. I do think there's value in showing a staunch right-winger the value of diversity, but yeah, it doesn't necessarily speak to their ability to play the game.

Anyway, what's the word on Keith's boy?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:57 am 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Anyway, what's the word on Keith's boy?


Politically, nothing thankfully. :lol:

In terms of play, he was a brick wall at Northeastern. 930 save pct's as an 18 and 19 year old. A late round flier, but he's looking like a strong goalie prospect. Could be moved for a decent piece with Price here to stay.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:57 pm 
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The expectation, and Bergevin didn't do much to dampen anyone's enthusiasm, is that Poehling could at least be a 3rd line centre who's defensively responsible, bit of a playmaker, average skater. If he's not that already, maybe in a year or two.

The pie in the sky dream is he morphs into a poor man's Toews consummate leader type, with top-2 centre offence but is really just a complete player every which way. Showed what he can do as MVP during the last World Juniors and as a very young guy in NCAA.

Maybe in two years the team will sport Kotkaniemi-Suzuki-Poehling up the middle, with Danault and Domi still around and under 30.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:11 am 
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One game and I already want to start a Poehling wood thread.

Hatty in his debut, plus the shootout winner. Nose around the net every shift, but with enough space to dish and create offence. He's already a big galoot, too. He'll fight for a spot next season on the big club, but I don't consider it a fair fight. He'll power his way on here.

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Yah, I'd say he's a keeper.


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