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2 hours ago, hammertime said:

What if I told you Danila scored 2 more goals in 2 less games with worse line mates.

And what i told told you that he plays in a lower league by far then the mhl

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7 minutes ago, hammertime said:

 He was born in Belarus where else is he supposed to play?

 

Hammer. Ovie was a child prodigy. If this kid was anywhere near as good, we would have heard about him during the youth olympics or something and he would have snapped up by the k. He has got some talent but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

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Just now, Isam said:

Hammer. Ovie was a child prodigy. If this kid was anywhere near as good, we would have heard about him during the youth olympics or something and he would have snapped up by the k. He has got some talent but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

I never drew any Ovie comparisons. In fact I wanted Heimosalmi. All I said was it is quite possible he is better than Guenther. Of the games I have seen of both players I wouldn't say one is clearly better than the other.  

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I'm glad we traded our pick, seeing who was there, but let's not get ahead of ourselves and say Klimovich is better than Guenther.
Maybe as a value pick, but there's a reason Guenther was ranked as high as 3rd.

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On 7/28/2021 at 8:07 PM, mll said:

 

MONTREAL - Canadiens Owner, President and CEO, Geoff Molson, has issued the following letter on the team's decision to draft Logan Mailloux.

Message to everyone impacted by our decision:

 

I want to share with you my perspective on our decision to select Logan Mailloux in the 2021 NHL Draft. This decision, made in the context of the Draft, turned out to be instantaneously very offensive to many of you.

I understand that you expect more from us and we let you down. The Montreal Canadiens are more than a hockey team. Logan's actions do not reflect the values of our organization and I apologize for the pain this selection has caused. 

First and foremost, regarding the young woman who is the victim, I want to say that we do not minimize what she has had to, and continues to have to, live through. No one, especially not an 18-year-old, should have to suffer through a traumatic experience like this. We are there to support her and her family and respect their privacy.

Our selection of Logan was never intended to be disrespectful towards her or her family, or more generally towards women or other victims of similar situations. Our decision was not intended, in any shape or form, to be an endorsement of the culture of violence against women.  

Logan is a young man who committed a serious transgression. He is genuinely remorseful about the pain he has caused. He is committed to becoming a better person and we will work with him through this process.  

At this stage, it is only our actions that will speak louder than our words.

1. Over the course of the next few months, we will develop in conjunction with local experts, a comprehensive plan to raise awareness and educate young men and young women about this serious issue. We will use our platform and our resources to turn a decision that hurt many people into one that brings meaningful and impactful change.

2. We will support and oversee Logan's commitment to becoming a better person.

3. We have asked Logan not to participate in our rookie or main training camp this fall. Being a player in the NHL is a privilege that is earned - not a right that is granted. As the year progresses, we will reassess Logan's readiness to be part of our organization.

We gave Logan a second chance but in doing so, we failed to properly assess the impact of our decision on the victim and on anyone who have suffered in similar circumstances. Once again, I want to apologize to everyone impacted by our decision. 

I repeat, our actions will speak louder than our words. We will work to continue proving we are an organization this community and our fans can be proud of. 

Lastly, I want to thank everyone that provided their feedback on this situation, including our partners and sponsors, so that this mistake becomes an opportunity to grow and raise awareness. 

 

Geoff Molson
Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer
Groupe CH

 

This is absolutely vomit worthy...

A shocking lack of situational awareness, and a pathetic attempt to justify taking advantage of the unacceptable behaviour of a young man... disgusting. 

'Opportunity to grow and raise awareness'.... vomit worthy.

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On 7/30/2021 at 7:36 AM, spook007 said:

This is absolutely vomit worthy...

A shocking lack of situational awareness, and a pathetic attempt to justify taking advantage of the unacceptable behaviour of a young man... disgusting. 

'Opportunity to grow and raise awareness'.... vomit worthy.

The Habs were my second favorite team before they drafted this kid. I will not support a team that places their value on winning over human decency. If he would have been drafted by the Canucks, I would have done the same. I knew we weren't going to draft him though, so it seemed like a non issue.

 

Benning wouldn't have taken him with a 7th. I firmly believe that. That's one of the reasons why even through questionable moves I support our hockey ops.

 

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Mailloux was 17 years old kid at the time, not in favor of cancelling him or writing off his life. Working with him to make him a better person is the right move, that's how you make sure you don't have a world full of $&!#ty people. Maybe he is inheritably evil, but i dont think that is the case and Montreal obviously did some homework on his character before making the pick.     

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On 8/5/2021 at 11:43 AM, Bure_Pavel said:

Mailloux was 17 years old kid at the time, not in favor of cancelling him or writing off his life. Working with him to make him a better person is the right move, that's how you make sure you don't have a world full of $&!#ty people. Maybe he is inheritably evil, but i dont think that is the case and Montreal obviously did some homework on his character before making the pick.     

He likely stands a better chance of redeeming his character outside an NHL locker room than within one.  Where the testosterone runs high and bragging rights can be part of it...just not sure this is the right environment for him to work on himself.  Having money, fame and fans is more likely to allow him to settle in with it.

 

It's not about being evil....it's about maturity and judgement and he hasn't displayed those.  So let him work on them first then reward him with a job that's for the best of the best.  There are many to choose from and maybe he isn't the most deserving in this place and time.  The right move is focusing on self right now in order to develop a sense of decency toward others.

 

A "kid" going into a man's world...and he hasn't shown readiness for that yet.  Looking past what he's done is supporting a culture that the NHL should be shedding, not promoting.  And it happened less than a year ago...so it just isn't enough time for him to sit and digest the consequences of his actions in my view.  

 

I agree that he shouldn't be forever shunned....but he also really shouldn't be celebrated until he's proven some maturity and can handle what comes with this role.

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Smart move. Playing this year for Buffalo wouldn't be good for his development. And people don’t think add guys like Sutter and Beagle were important to our young guys? Buffalo is a prime example of what not to do 

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