Player Discussion Phillip Danault - Damn-oh ! Edition

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During this 2018/2019 season where should be playing Phillip Danault?

  1. 1st Line

    11.4%
  2. 2nd Line

    53.6%
  3. 3rd Line

    32.9%
  4. 4th Line

    2.1%
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  1. Miller Time

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    This coming season will be very interesting...

    Does he build off of the confidence from last year, work his arse off this summer, and come back ready to push himself into the 20g/60pt+ range of production?

    That would cement him as an elite 2-way top 6 C, and justify looking at him as a fixture for one of our C spots for the next 5-7yrs, especially if we can get him extended at a reasonable raise.

    Or, does he show that last year's productivity is the ceiling, in which case he becomes a valuable trade chip in the 2020-21 season as we move to JKO/Poehling filling out the top 9 C spots behind Domi.

    Im not ready to cap that ceiling yet, he's got the kind of work ethic & game sense to suggest there's room for ongoing improvement (& last year was a pretty high level to be building from)
     
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  2. Belial

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    Omg, are we in a process court or something?

    We're on a hockey forum...

    Some take it way too serious.

    I misinterpreted your post, I made a mistake, my apologies.
     
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  3. Tighthead

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    Like I’ve said, if you actually quoted posts you might not misconstrue them through your persecution prism.

    Once again, your apology finds fault with “some people”.

    Read posts. Read them three times if need be. Confine your replies to the factual goalposts.

    Expecting a reasonable exchange of ideas is not “process court”. Once again you resort to hyperbole and persecution.
     
  4. Habs Icing

    Habs Icing Formerly Onice

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    I agree with you and when we get a legit #2 Danault will slide to #3.
     
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    Apparently when it comes to underscoring the fact that we didn't make the playoffs and this is really a crappy team going nowhere everyone remembers that Tatar had his best season ever and Gallagher his best goal scoring season. And When it comes to knocking Danault's contribution those two little facts are quickly forgotten
     
  6. Belial

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    My friend, like what is your point behind all of this useless thing?

    This place is supposed to be fun, not some sort of gestapo ****...

    I'm not in the mood to dig stuff and prove you wrong! Have a good day
     
  7. Belial

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    My friend, Danault somehow managed to leach so many points out of those two that they both had career years!

    Imagine they would've played with someone who had at least some offensive talent...
     
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    Sure Phil had a career year, for the record that is a good thing for a player that only has 250 career games and is in his peak production years. Have no idea what he will produce next year, but he has improved every year. I’m not as worried about first line / second line as other, todays NHL is all about top 9 and he is a killer fit in any top 9 in the league.

    His production relative to his usage is incredible. With a more responsible 4th line I see him getting some easier minutes this year.

    I never want to see this player traded, he is Patrice Bergeron light. I don’t think he has the same upside but look at where PB was at, at 250 games.
     
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    Hes really good for what he cost. But if you want a good LHD top 4 , Danault could be a good piece for a trade. You have to give something to get a good return.

    With Poehling and Kotkaniemi and maybe Habs targeting Duchene (even tho i dont agree)

    Trading Danault with a Byron could fetch us a good LHD
     
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    Sure, but I’d prefer to trade picks or prospects. We need LD bad but the minute we trade Danault we will be on the search for a top 9 shut down C. It would instantly create a new need and I don’t see why a win soon team would trade the type of player every contending team is looking for.

    Good news is I expect there is close to zero chance he gets moved, no way MB moves a player he drafted, stole developed right as he is coming into prime. Unless the return is ridiculous.
     
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    Yeah i know what you mean , the thing is Picks and young prospect are not 100% ready to play and when u trade for a 23-26 year olds d-man you expect the player u get back plays in the NHL at that age
     
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    He's a keeper in my book,for now. Time will dictate if we can afford to keep him the way contracts are going. That line with Tatar and Gallagher was top 5 at 5 on 5 if I remember correctly. No need to break that up for the time being. That trio should only improve next season. Would be nice if PD could pot a few more,but as is,still a stalwart.
     
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    every single Hab player who had a good year owe it to Danault.
     
  14. Belial

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    Finally, you got a clue! Welcome to the club!
     
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    huh... improve how ? becoming the best line in hockey or something ?
     
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    it's easy to get a clue, just have to blindly defend every single thing Habs related. That and being a Bergevin fan first and foremost.
     
  17. angusyoung

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    Marginally is still improving,no? Tatar will most likely be the same,Gallagher might not pot as many,but PD should/better net just a couple more.
     
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    You post a ton but never ever brought some sense...

    Let's change the trend!

    It's your moment! you can bring something worthy!

    Do it!!!!!!
     
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    Would love to know how many writers outside Quebec voted for Danault.
     
  20. Tyson

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    Danault has developed into an outstanding 3rd line center!! Best 200 ft player on the team
     
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    why ?
     
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    I am not literally in love with Bergevin, so you will never think I'm making sense, ever.
     
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    One should always strive to improve oneself regardless of endeavors or profession,no?
     
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    He developed into more than that and I'm pretty sure he's not done yet.
     
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    @Andrei79

    Toews was 19
    Bergeron was 19
    Kopitar was 19
    Hischier was 18
    Aho was 19
    Barkov was 19
    Monahan was 18
    Couturier was 20
    Oreilly was 19
    Tavares was 18
    Barzal was 19
    Pettersson was 19
    PLD was 19
    Duchene was 19
    Stamkos was 18
    RNH was 18
    McDavid was 18
    Crosby was 18
    Malkin was 20
    Kuznetsov was 20
    Backstrom was 20
    Larkin was 19
    Horvat was 19
    Getzlaf was 20
    Spezza was 18
    Eichel was 18
    Staal was 18
    Staal was 18
    Seguin was 19
    Jeff Carter was 20
    RyJo was 19
    Zibanejad was 19
    Thornton was 19
    Matthews was 19
    Stastny was 20
    Shceifele was 20

    Those guys are the centers I think are top 6 Cs, and at the age where they got their spots.

    Theres Kuznetsov, Krejci, Point and Couture who got it later, like 21, 22. When is it too late ?

    Do we admit that Kotkaniemi just isn't as good as these guys and say that Bergevin blew a tire by drafting him, or is Kotkaniemi good enough and he should play at 19, like every single ****ing elite center that is playing in the league right now ? At one point you need to commit.

    How about Gallagher set a career low for assists ? What about that ? Literally his worst career APG, and by quite a landslide, too.
     
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