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  1. 5 points
    Man. All you have to do is concede that the original statement about building a new core every 5 years, was not what you were trying to get across, and this argument ends. Looks to me like you are both inferring the same thing, but picking out points to argue for the sake of it.
  2. 5 points
    Wait... am I being traded too? Guys, come on, I'm trying hard out here, I'm just in a bit of a rough patch. Put me on a line with DON and The Chicoutimi Cucumber and I swear my posts will improve.
  3. 4 points
    If you think the problem is the players, the problem is who acquired the players: management. If you think the problem is the media, the problem is the people who care what they say: management. If you think the problem is drafting, the problem is the people who draft: management. If you think the problem is developing, the problem is who runs the development: management. If you think the problem is coaching, the problem is who hired the coaching staff: management. The only thing that isn't the problem of management is the person who allows management to run the way they run: ownership.
  4. 4 points
    I am just like the rest of you that bleed the Montreal color's. But its been hard to watch these guys play like ass night in and night out. So I am hoping all the good vibes that come from this topic can rub off on the team and bring them some much needed luck🍀 So only good vibes in here everyone.
  5. 4 points
    Ya, being a fan of Putin is downright psychotic. He's a terrible leader and an awful human being.
  6. 3 points
    I've been following the new "gender as social construct' theory of human identity but everything I've read in biology suggests this could be a very painful direction to press forward one might say. I've personally never accommodated anyone who has kindly suggested this common but unavoidably highly gymnastic option. Mind you ... when they called me an "A H", I was sure they meant "Avid Habsfan"! I've since been advised that this might have been an unreasonably optimistic reading ... Oh well...
  7. 3 points
    Ok, ok, try this. The Montreal Canadiens are a massive money-making machine irrespective of performance. As we've seen with franchises like TO and NYR, this can create a culture in which, while everyone involved would like to win, winning isn't internalized as life or death. This results in people in management playing internal political games, jockeying for influence, protecting their allies from accountability, making hockey decisions based on ego rather than excellence, etc, etc.. Over time this corrodes the entire operation. That we have seen zero accountability in management - Therrien being protected long past the point when a serious organization would have canned him, Lefebvre remaining firmly in place despite a dismal track record - and dumb hockey moves driven seemingly by ego (Subban, Markov) - all suggest that this dynamic is a major factor in explaining the Habs' stagnation.
  8. 3 points
    Sickening. I hate Julien's thinking in OT. Put #27 and #41 out there and just go for it FFS.
  9. 3 points
    Too bad Simmons isn't a C. Basically, if we use serious assets to acquire a good player, it better be a C.
  10. 3 points
    The dreaded 8 goal lead....let's not get ahead of ourselves here...
  11. 3 points
    Don gave consent, so it doesn't count
  12. 3 points
    I thought I'd hate Subban, because I do get why he caught so much heat, but to my dismay, I still love him F U Marc
  13. 3 points
    Yeah. We have a newborn, so she's had issue with her posture due to breastfeeding + holding the baby + carrying the car seat, etc. Should be ok after her treatments on Friday. I hope our record can remain perfect tonight. Last season or 2 seasons ago, not sure, we thought we were done against the Red Wings as they were leading 1-0 after 58 minutes or so. But we scored a late goal and then won in OT.
  14. 3 points
    I swear, if he doesn't sign with Montreal this spring, I will voice my displeasure on the internet! And I'll use a really angry-looking font!
  15. 3 points
    Even though I agree we aren't a contender, I'd rather make the playoffs than throw in the towel. Even though sports are changing in general, I'm never as a fan, going to be able to start "hoping" 3 years down the road will be better if we "do things the right way" this season. I also feel as though the playoffs are attainable should we choose to go that route. Price needs to play better, Schlemko and Weber needs to get healthy, and we need to spend our available cap space in a positive manner.
  16. 3 points
    Clearly, his upper body injury is brain related. lmao
  17. 2 points
    LOL Of course the day Julien starts Drouin and Pacioretty in OT, and follows them up with Galchenyuk and Byron, it's Tomas Plekanec that score the game winner. Of course.
  18. 2 points
    Hey, there is nothing wrong or unnatural about ##### one's self. Masturbating is a normal healthy act and if any of you are not #### yourself you are either fibbing or don't have use of your hands. You should all go ##### yourself, and put smiles on your faces! Merry Faux-Christmas one and all. I fly to my ship tomorrow so am celebrating with my kids. Probably #### myself later tonight so I am not overly excited and shoot too fast when I see my beautiful Russian girlfriend on Saturday!
  19. 2 points
    I think our development can be better. I also think that we can be better in trades and free agency as well. Yes, being adequate isn't good enough... you have to be elite somewhere. MB hasn't done enough with this roster to take it to the next level.
  20. 2 points
    Sure that wasn't just a postmortem spasm....?
  21. 2 points
    The media since the Nordiques left. The French language is slowly killing everything in this corrupt Province. The Habs are not exempt. Salut, bye.
  22. 2 points
    LW C RW JOHNNY GAUDREAU #13 SEAN MONAHAN #23 MICHEAL FERLAND #79 TROY BROUWER #36 MIKAEL BACKLUND #11 MICHAEL FROLIK #67 SAM BENNETT #93 MARK JANKOWSKI #77 GARNET HATHAWAY #21 FREDDIE HAMILTON #25 MATT STAJAN #18 CURTIS LAZAR #20 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS MARK GIORDANO #5 DOUGIE HAMILTON #27 T.J. BRODIE #7 TRAVIS HAMONIC #24 BRETT KULAK #61 MICHAEL STONE #26 David Rittich LW C RW MAX PACIORETTY #67 PHILLIP DANAULT #24 ANDREW SHAW #65 CHARLES HUDON #54 TOMAS PLEKANEC #14 BRENDAN GALLAGHER #11 ALEX GALCHENYUK #27 JACOB DE LA ROSE #25 PAUL BYRON #41 NICOLAS DESLAURIERS #20 BYRON FROESE #42 DANIEL CARR #43 DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS JORDIE BENN #8 SHEA WEBER #6 KARL ALZNER #22 JEFF PETRY #26 VICTOR METE #53 DAVID SCHLEMKO #21 Carey Price
  23. 2 points
    And why I always maintained ..leadership starts from top down and starts by respecting the tradition of players that come by once in a decade or longer..and honour their loyalty and commitment. MB shows his true colours.. He was quoted on Radulov " ...loyalty you only get from your dog...and no loyalty shown.." Well he turns around and roles reversed on Markov. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/report-andrei-markov-felt-disrespected-canadiens-bergevin/ Perhaps this is in back on current minds of the team or potential future members. But from top down.. 1. Molson should step down as President and appoint a hockey / or career sports executive ( Toronto, Chicago, and so forth .) Not many owners are also Presidents of their team. 2. Bergevin has lost all respect and integrity on this. And the tipping point of the fortunes of this team.. He will trade #27 for depth players I am sure and his so called more " Character " He should lead by example and he himself should show " Character " in this case how he treated or perceived to treat Markov, a Career habs.
  24. 2 points
    Ah, the Blues. In the league since 1967, yet never won a Cup. Nonetheless they have had, it seems to me, a disproportionate number of strong teams over the years, and have never, to my knowledge, "tanked." They're like the ultimate in consistency, missing the playoffs only five times since 1980. Unlike the Habs, they are often rated as contenders, yet - exactly like the Habs - never break through. Classy logo and old-school jerseys too, with some distinguished players over their impressive history. They have a neat name of the type that would never, ever be chosen in today's shiny super-corporate NHL. And they seem to be rock-solid in terms of the fan-base. Kind of an interesting and under-appreciated franchise, all things considered. Living in the Vancouver area, I find myself wondering if their fans are as whiny and self-pitying as Canucks fans, who feel tragically hard done-by by the fact that they've never won. Not totally unlike Canucks' fans, Blues fans are both privileged - they have a good team, year after year after year - and long-suffering - they never win or even come close.
  25. 2 points
    Horseshit. As if there aren't some NHLers who have made it there more on their skill than their mental fortitude. As if others don't compensate their lesser physical abilities with heightened determination. As if a player mentally approaches a regular season game in November the same as they do game 7 of the SC final. It's the freaking playoffs; stakes are higher, nerves are higher, the opportunity to achieve a lifelong dream is being crushed or realized. Just because they're good at handling more pressure than others doesn't mean they're immune to it when it increases tenfold. Water rises, pressure builds, dams break. NHL players aren't robots programmed to hockey (despite what reading hockey interviews might indicate). Some players play differently in the heightened drama of playoffs, and - if you'll forgive a lazy analytics insult - trying to suggest otherwise reads like you are upset that you can't quantify human nature on a spreadsheet.
  26. 2 points
    Houle was blindly loyal. If he was truly loyal to the Habs he would have said no to the job. Instead he was blind in his loyalty, and accepted not what was best for the team, but whatever the team wanted.
  27. 2 points
    I'd say more bad than good. They have the cap space (and contract spots) that they could have kept him down there, giving them an NHL-capable(ish) player to recall. Their left side depth in Laval is Matt Taormina (who has no clue in his own end), Tom Parisi (who isn't all that good), Eric Gelinas (who also has no clue in his own end and isn't on an NHL contract), plus Simon Bourque (who can't get into the lineup most nights). None of those players are really call-up options so it would have been nice to have one.
  28. 2 points
    Well no shit. Who wouldn't do that trade
  29. 2 points
    Pacioretty is to Montreal as Kessel was to Toronto. Both prolific goalscorers who score in bunches, but are maligned for not being saviors. Everyone chirps Pacioretty for not blasting down the wing and letting that wrister go, but which defenseman is springing him to do it? Pacioretty is who he is. A goal scorer who can kill penalties and play in all situations, and just like all coal scorers, when he isn't scoring, he doesn't look like a top line player. He is due for another streak soon.
  30. 2 points
    Hey I do believe since I started posting we been on a win streak 🤔
  31. 2 points
    Same here. But.. on the other hand... he didn't think much of me either...
  32. 2 points
    Just saying, there are only a small handful of people preaching leadership and character on a constant basis (sarcastically or not) in relationship with the Habs. Just because the Habs made one trade for a guy with more experience and leadership than Subban doesn't mean it's all the Habs are preaching, or even an irrelevant thing to target. If you guys think we traded Holland for Cracknell for leadership and character then you're mistaken.... and it's it's supposed to be a joke, oh.
  33. 2 points
    Cracknell sounds like a name with so much more character. Enough said.
  34. 2 points
    I checked my last Facebook status about our streak and it was 10-0. We're now 11-0 as a couple. I suffered a loss or two with friends or with my father for the Saku Koivu night against Anaheim, but never suffered any with my girlfriend. Awesomely weird.
  35. 2 points
    Desharnais is quoted in the book saying after a bad game Therrien didn't talk to players at practice on ways to improve their game, instead he'd call them individually into his office 2 hours before the next game to rip into them, leaving them angry, frustrated, and unable to concentrate. There is this 24ch video of Michel belittling Subban, and then when PK starts to ask a question he gets interrupted, given meaningless direction, and ignored. Ryan Whitney has told numerous stories about how poorly Therrien interacts with his players. Briere's story isn't a non-story. It is added context as to why players tune him out after 3 seasons.
  36. 2 points
    Agreed. Player development and obsession about character (especially given his own hiring decisions) has been horrible. I was only speaking to the point about letting him make more moves this year. IMO, he should have been fired when took the Subban-Weber trade proposal to Molson. there are so many other major things that soured me on MB from the start: - hiring MT - not hiring Robinson- twice!!! - signing Briere not signing Subban long-term befoere the lockout and than going bridge Those are just decisions I hated in his first year in the job.
  37. 2 points
    Brace yourself. I'm supposed to be attending the game with my girlfriend tonight. (if her back doesn't hurt too much to sit for 3 hours...) Our record together is like 11-0 or 12-0, not sure. Promising.
  38. 2 points
    Don't forget the angry emoticons...
  39. 2 points
    Watching Carey when he is on his game really is a treat. That’s our franchise player we all know and love.
  40. 2 points
    Contenders who are looking to add pieces like a Price or a Weber, usually don't have expendable players on expiring contracts. Most teams (except Ottawa apparently) want to upgrade by adding to their team, not removing a piece to get a slightly better piece. Sending that piece to us also means we get less in terms of value in the rest of the deal which is not ideal. These are HIGH VALUE players. The way to sell them is to maximize the number of bidders on them and start a bidding war, not limit your suitors to teams with cap space or with an expendable expiring contract. That limits the market. Its all about supply and demand. You want to maximize demand.
  41. 2 points
    Sergachev would have scored there...
  42. 2 points
    Just got my son a new Canadiens jersey for Christmas. He is a 5th generation Hab fan in my family....whether he likes it or not
  43. 2 points
    I love the Habs, even when they struggle. My kid scored his first ever goal last week.. it doesn't matter what Montreal does this year, it won't be as good as watching him raise his arms for the first time. Pure joy... what hockey is all about. Go Habs Go, through the good and bad!
  44. 2 points
    Patrick Roy as GM of the Habs looks terrible at any moment. The solution to Montreal's woes isn't replacing Bergevin with a hot-headed egoist who hasn't served in any managerial capacity in years, whose primary chip that was used to attract players in junior wouldn't be available to him, and who quit on his team because he wasn't getting his way. I'm sorry, but there is no scenario where it would be justifiable to hire Roy as a general manager. There's a reason he got no consideration whatsoever for any vacancies (coaching or management) last offseason.
  45. 2 points
    We had an offer from a blue jackets board of three top poster prospects and a first round pick. Sorry bud.
  46. 2 points
    If we're doing a retool this season... Montoya (when he's healthy) for Kari Lehtonen, Remi Elie, and a 2nd round pick. Dallas gets a better backup now and next season, but pays a price for getting significant cap relief for trade deadline acquisitions. Plekanec (at 50% retained salary) to Winnipeg for a 2nd round pick. They look like a team that could use a defensive 3rd line center... also Pleks is prepared for Winnipeg winters with his collection of turtlenecks. Then whatever assortment of 6th and 7th round picks you can get for Davidson, Mitchell, and Hemsky. I'd also loan Mete to the World Juniors in December, then send him back down to his junior team right after. No need to taint the kid further with this mentally fragile locker room. Call up Jerabek, but look to flip him at the deadline for whatever value he performs to. Finally, not sure what the value is on Pacioretty, but if you want to get a message across to the team that the locker room atmosphere needs a change, you deal the captain. I'd look to San Jose, L.A, Nashville, and Dallas (hey, check out all that cap space!) for the best offers. Maybe Carolina as well. #FallinforDahlin #SignTavares
  47. 2 points
    Where is the leadership and character that Bergevin supposedly brought in. ####ing Character. Outplay a team for 30 minutes, give up the first goal... what does a team with character do? Gets right back after it and pushes to tie. What does this team do? Fold up like a cheap suitcase. After 40 minutes down 2-0 when we really haven't played badly... a team with character regroups in the room and comes out flying for the third. This team ####ing collapses. Character my ass.
  48. 2 points
    I'm not sure you should be allowed into the Bell Center during a live home game.
  49. 2 points
    Drouin puts up 90 points as what would be one of the best players in the league, but that trade might be even? You don't see any way how we win this trade? Umm, maybe Jonathan Drouin continues being the #1 center that he currently is and Sergachev is anything less than a #1 dman?
  50. 2 points
    Bruins to the left of me, Red Wings to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with Drou(in)?
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