Player Discussion Max Domi - Lookin' Good Edition!

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  1. TooLegitToQuit

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    I certainly was worried about his shot power and goal scoring ability. Boy has he every proven the doubters wrong. Him and Drouin are exciting to watch. It's nice to see both of them feeding off of each other and having a good year so far.

    My biggest concern with the Domi/Galchenyuk swap was goal scoring ability. Domi has addressed this and more.

    The Galchenyuk and Patch returns has certainly turns things around for us. Bergevin did very well here.
     
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    Domi has great skills, and also plays big, he's scared of nobody, actually, I heard he's a pretty heavy puncher, he can hurt you in a fight.
     
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    Happy to see Domi continue exactly where he left off from the final quarter of last season where he was at 0.8 PPG from February on and above a PPG in the final 10 games. Galchenyuk is a good player who is finding other ways to contribute not on the scoresheet and should eventually be able find his scoring touch on a line with Keller and Schmaltz. But Chayka gave up early on Domi and so far he's definitely on the losing side of this trade.
     
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    Most thought it was a mistake to give Drouin an extension pretty much right off the bat - so perhaps MB took a more prudent approach with a recently acquired asset this time.

    I think criticism with Bergevin is fair and most often justified but this seems a bit overboard.

    He made a trade that for now, looks like a stroke of brilliance (even if he never intended for Domi to play center) or perhaps the better description would be a trade that looks quite serendipitous.

    I don't think he could have ever imagined it working out the way it has so far and I think that's reflected in the conservative contract offer they signed him too.
     
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    Domi may not match the velocity Galchenyuk can generate on his one timer...

    But he's a better shooter technically in every other facet

    Shot preparation, accuracy, placement, etc.
     
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    Domi a favor Former "DDs not undersized"

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    One player just had a 0,73 ppg season and was on the rise, the other just had a 0.55 ppg season and was not showing signs of improvement. Players get paid based on results mostly, so the contracts made sense.
     
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    I always like Domi's skating and vision. I just didn't know his shot cause I guess we haven't seen it too much in the two seasons prior. 18 goals in 141 games over the last two seasons before he became a Habs. He did score 18 in his rookie season however. Regardless, his goal production prior to the Habs was prorated to about 13 goals over a 82 game season. This was my concern but it's no longer the case based on his play so far with the Habs.

    I like what I see and he fits with Drouin. Shaw is a temp piece on that line IMO. I'd like to see Gallagher there at some point.
     
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    On several of his goals this year - you see him make a slight adjustment to change the angle right before shooting.

    That's not something you saw out of Galchenyuk.
     
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    Very true. He is one clever little tough dude. Galchenyuk is not committed enough to get better and I question his hockey intelligence. Very same problem Beaulieu had and maybe Scherbak as well.

    All Domi needed was to play on a better team in a hockey market.
     
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    The lack of professionalism is when things seem to get to him. When he doesn't to be giving all he's got. It was like that on a lot of nights in the last 15 months.
     
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    I see what you mean - more his disposition, especially as a designated leader.

    Agree with that.
     
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    Hopefully we can learn to identify more of these gems. One of the reasons I wanted Eric Staal so badly after our ECS was I was convinced he was stagnating in Carolina.
     
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    How much of this has to do with the Habs D and their shutdown ability in that span? When the Habs have a decent D, Price is able to do his job. When the Habs have bottom pairing guys playing in the top 4D, Price gets exposed.

    I don't blame Price for loosing some of his patience but he has never blamed the team. He's not stupid and he knows how much of a lost Markov was.
     
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    At 10,5 per on the cap, I expect him to be an example. To not sulk. To lead by example. To be professional!
     
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    I don't blame him for that. I blame him for not keeping his cool and giving a bad example last year.

    He's supposed to be the king of cool and calm. Poster boy of a boyscout and leader. The poise of leadership.

    He wasn't that last year. I can accept worst stats. But seeing him with flailing arms on some nights... eeesh
     
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    Domi had the privilege of growing up around some of the best players in the world and learning from them. Sundin is like an uncle to him and I can't think of a better guy to teach you the game of hockey and all its intricacies than Mats. Domi's hockey IQ is through the roof.
     
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    Leafs fans hate that we have Domi now. I love it
     
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    Haha yeah whenever I talk hockey here in leafs country and Domi gets brought up you can just see the envy in their eyes. Hopefully Domi has another game like he did last night next time vs the leafs.
     
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    What do those goofs have to be envious about? They have Marner ( a player similar to Domi), Matthews, Tavares and Nylander.
     
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    Dont break your head

    Right now its "why hasn't he given domi 5x5 ?! What a mistake "

    But it could have easily been " that was too risky a contract for domi even if it worked out"

    There is no way out with that pessimistic bunch ;)
     
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    Leafs fans loved Tie and believe me, they'd love to have Max. I agree they have enough good players though. It's just that Domi is legendary in Toronto.
     
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    Habs could not sign him as he was already signed.

    Starting july first 2019 he can sign a contract extention that would start july first 2020.

    You can blame the team when they do mistake but here no mistake was done
     
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    Canadiens sign Max Domi to 2-year, $6.3M deal

    June 16, 2018, 11:04 AM
     
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    Domi is a very very special player. He is going to bring Drouin into the fold and make him feel accepted.
     
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    Mistake ?

    At the time, I dont think Domi would accept 5 x 3.15 millions.

    Sign him to 5 x 5.5...similar to Drouin ? That would be a mistake. I dont think anyone expected Domi to be a 60+ pts center player...let alone a ppg. We all knew he had the potential...but he wasnt there yet...espacially has a center.

    2 years show me contract, was easily the best option for the player and the team.

    If he keep that pace the next 18 month...we will gladly pay him !
     
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