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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:38 am 
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Not an easy decision to make, but I don't think you can wrong with Max or PK. Max got it because he doesn't chirp at the refs.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:45 am 
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A CT Yankee, Captain in Montreal's Court. Who'd have thunk it?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:46 am 
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Ouch, how much money is he going to have to give to charity now?

I kid, as EL said could have gone either way just glad they named one.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:24 pm 
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PK and Max are both working on their French, so you know they're taking this seriously.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:45 pm 
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It was actually a player vote. Max won by a comfortable amount.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:27 pm 
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How Max found out. Hilarious: https://twitter.com/ArponBasu/status/644955687395684352

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Now Bergevin has to explain to a neighbor that he is in fact not the Canadiens captain.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:43 pm 
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#Habs Max Pacioretty has a -51 decline in plus minus from this season to last season (+38 last season, -13 this season).


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2014-15 37g
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Max's first season as captain has been a disaster. It started with a very serious off-season injury that I don't think he's totally recovered from. It was a player vote so I can't criticize the move, but he's looked out of his depth.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:09 pm 
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Decision time looming on the Habs' captain. Pacioretty had a down season, missing 30 goals after five seasons of reaching the mark.

In 2016-17, the team won the division and got Lundqvist'd (eww) in the first round. Max couldn't score and took a lot of the blame.

In 2017-18, they were just plain bad.

If they can re-sign him to the Marchand deal (8 years/6.2M AAV) after a down year, they should do it. Unfortunately, he's probably looking to get paid after his last team-friendly deal and scoring 30 will net him a sweet payday easily.

So what do the Habs do? Deal him now and start yet another culture shift, or wait and see what the season holds? Or do you try to sign him now and commit to a Price-Weber-Max nucleus for the next decade?

He's an elite goal scorer, but is he a true captain? Would he be better off elsewhere? Would the Habs be better off trading him for a centre and putting Shea as captain?

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Think they have to keep him at this point and revisit during trade deadline or before if he reestablishes his scoring touch to start the season. They want to trade him with the value of a 35 goal scorer and teams worry they will acquire a declining 20 goal scorer instead and suspect the offers out there reflect that.


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Wonder if Bergevin is going to try and do with Sakic did with Duchene and try and wait out a deal while the player inflates his trade value.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:18 pm 
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The problem Bergevin put himself in is it's been widely reported that the team didn't make an offer to Max on July 1, so it's pretty clear he'll leave as a UFA next July 1. So they're trying to trade a rental guy for legit NHL assets and can't fall back and say they'll keep him if the offers are bad.

At this point they might bring him back to start the season, play horribly and then deal him sometime before the deadline for pennies on the dollar, so at least Bergevin can say the team was bad and he "needed to do something to change the room."

Habs have sucked and lucked their way into some young centres. Basically it's blow everything up and wait for Kotkaniemi and Poehling to potentially take over.

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