TSN: McKenzie | O’Reilly would be absolute godsend to Canadiens

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  1. groovejuice Without deviation progress is not possible

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    I guess you choose to read a negative connotation into the word "narrative" when none was intended. The actual meaning of the word is quite benign and neutral.
     
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  2. groovejuice Without deviation progress is not possible

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    I'm not and have never suggested his skating couldn't stand improvement, just that I think it's overstated.
     
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    In this context, yes I do.

    A narrative is a story, which is broader that a simple account of one's take on someone's skating. Using the term "narrative" in this context connotes that the account is either unreliable or disingenuous. I'm not questioning your intent, but that is how I read it.

    Why can't opinions be opinions?
     
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    Never said you did and I’m not saying his skating is terrible either but I always thought his skating was the reason he isn’t being given a fair shot at playing Centre and also why his backcheck leaves a little to be desired.
     
  6. groovejuice Without deviation progress is not possible

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    I have no problem with dissenting opinions and honestly welcome them. This place would be pitifully boring if we all agreed. :)
     
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    You could be right. What I notice is that Chucky's defensive game, including backchecking has improved more in a full season with Julien than in the previous 4 under Therrien.

    I believe his skating has also improved over time, but is not nearly where most of us would like it.
     
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    His skating has improved for sure. I remember he used to have a mad arm swing when he skated without the puck. Not so much now. I hope he continues to work on it.
     
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    Agreed. And we're not seeing that head/shoulder bobbing that Prust was making fun of. :laugh:
     
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    In my opinion his biggest problem is along the boards. He just doesn't have that fight in him along the boards. Everything else has improved.
     
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    I really don't see how the Sabres don't go for Pacioretty

    They need veterans and a goal scorer to play with Eichel
     
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    They can take Pacioretty if that's what they think they need, but i wouldn't ask for O'Reilly back, i would ask for young players and/or draft picks.
     
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    Pwahahahaha!
     
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    Some friends were discuting ROR and the discussion came up to:

    ROR Scandella for Galchenyuk Pacioretty Benn.

    If you sign Tavares you are somewhere else
     
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    Terrible!
     
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    Sublime constructive reply.

    Not saying i would do it, im thinking what Bergevin will do to fix the team.

    There are no rebuilding in his mind
     
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    I don’t wanna trade chucky. He’s a new age forward. I’d rather send out patches
     
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    That was funny from Prust, I would have loved to have seen someone do an impression of him.
    [​IMG]
     
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    So long as Weber and Price are rostered, I can't see the team dispatching a 30-goal scorer for young players and/or draft picks. That's why they're not divulging their infamous plan, I bet you there is no youth movement involved.
     
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    I'd like to think that the more i talk about it and the more i wish it happens that it will. Its Bergevin's last chance and he will go for it while screwing this team even more though.:(
     
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    A Godsend would be MB being fired.

    "It doesn't matter what players i bring in, it's not gona change if we don't change the attitude."
     
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    I like ROR, but I wouldn’t move Chuck for him. It’d also be contradictory on Bergevin’s whole “younger, faster” statement.
     
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    Expect the unexpected...
     
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  24. groovejuice Without deviation progress is not possible

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    Expect Bergevin to be bent over. I can smell his desperation.
     
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    Yup, Gomez-McDonagh 2.0 incoming
     
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