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  1. 3 minutes ago, dlbalr said:


    Trevor Linden maybe?  He was washed up and the Habs still gave up a first rounder for him back in '99.


    Giving up a 1st round pick for a washed up player,  thank god we have a GM now who  would never make a foolish trade like that!!  Sorry, a little bored in self isolation and felt like stirring the pot a bit. Please ignore. 

  2. 31 minutes ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:


    It's not about judging Neech, nor blaming anyone for liking this or that player. But if you track this thread, you find old-timers giving names like Richard, Beliveau, and Harvey...then slightly younger-timers talking Lafleur, Robinson, Dryden, Gainey...then middle-agers like me talking Roy, Carbonneau, Naslund, Muller...and then suddenly we get to fans whose formative memories are of guys like Begin, Bonk, and Bulis. Basically, it's a long slide from the sublime to the ridiculous.


    Hey, I was a little surprised to see those names too but there are fans out there who love role players or perhaps it was a little tongue in cheek, only Neech knows for sure. 

  3. 1 hour ago, Habsfan89 said:

    Wow you're a dumb ass, go to the grocery store's and see the products that are empty. Don't just say what you hear on the news.


    I think a big part of the reason some items are harder to come by is that Canadians (not sure about our southern neighbours)  have been going a little over board hoarding some items. I have noticed that pasta has been in short supply on my recent trips to the grocery store.


    I also think we can disagree with people without being rude otherwise this board will degenerate quickly. 

  4. 44 minutes ago, hab29RETIRED said:

     the point I was trying to make is that Depeitro, may not had much of a career, but had a big part in a cup win and has a ring. Druce had one big playoff run, got a big pay day for that one big playoff year, but didn’t really accomplish much and was considered overpaid.


    if I had the choice, I’d take depietro’s career any day and every time.  The cup is what it’s about for almost anyone who wants to make it to the NHL, or loves the game.  He accomplished that.  Not many people can say they accomplished their ultimate dream.


    Agree 100%, Dipietro played a huge role in that cup win, it's all about winning the cup, I think my response echoed that.

  5. And not long after that run they made one of the worst trades of all time,  Eric Desjardins and John Leclair  for Mark Recchi.  OUCH!  While Recchi was a decent player for Montreal, John Leclair became the dominant power forward in the NHL for a number of years while Desjardins became a solid, dependable top 4 defenceman. 


  6. 14 hours ago, hab29RETIRED said:

    What’s scary is that after the first two losses against the nords, some were calling for replacing Roy.


    Without Patrick they don't get a sniff of the cup that year.  When I look back at their 93 roster it had to be one of the weakest Canadien rosters to ever win a cup. Things just seemed to fall into place for them. On defence Kevin Haller, Lyle Odelein, Patrice Brisebois, JJ Daigneault, not exactly Hall of Famers,  Eric Desjardins and Mathieu Schneider were pretty good. That was a hell of a series with the Nordiques who had a talented team, Sakic, Sundin, Owen Nolan etc.  But we had Patrick!

  7. 9 hours ago, Habsfan89 said:

    I watched the whole 93' playoff run Roy was unstoppable. Don't think anyone has passed or match the 10 straight OT wins. But man Roy was unbelievable.


    That was a crazy playoff year, to win that many overtime games in a row is crazy when you think overtime is pretty much a  50/50 shot.  It's like flipping a coin and calling it right 10 times in a row although a hot Patrick Roy can definitely tilt things in your favour. 

  8. 55 minutes ago, Trizzak said:

    I guess they saw how good he was at getting injured before even suiting up for the organization and thought, "This guy definitely belongs here!"


    Joking aside, this is an exciting prospect. 


    Agree, thought he was terrific at the world juniors. Terrific skater. 

  9. 50 minutes ago, beliveau1 said:

    I come from the earliest of the dynasty times so as you see my list is a bit different than most here.

    1) Jean Beliveau - the classiest gentleman whoever graced any playing field.  On every outdoor rink I ever skated on growing up in northern Ontario I dreamt that I was le Gros Bill


    2) The Rocket - from the opposition's blueline in their has never been a force like he was. He had only one thing in his mind when he crossed that blueline - he was going to score, or die trying. The fire in his eyes said it all. He was a man possessed.


    3) Doug Harvey - the best defenceman to ever play the game. He absolutely controlled the game every time he stepped on the ice. Such a sad and tragic story after he left the game. One of the game's greats should never have found himself in such a sad situation. He deserved better


    4) Dickie Duff - my personal favourite hockey player. A true clutch goal scorer. He grew up not far up the road from my hometown. Named my first cat 'Duffie' after him


    5) JC Tremblay - definitely deserves far more recognition than most give him. Slick player and a very smart player. His famous blooper shot was the best ((he'd flip the puck as high as he could from his own end and aim to have it drop just in front of the opposition goalie, hoping it bounced past him. He fooled a couple of goalies with that one.

    I can remember trying to do that myself after I first saw him do it.  I'm sure his coaches may not have been as excited though)


    When I look at that list I suddenly realize I'm ancient apparently (hahaha)



    And I thought I was old.  LOL   I never saw Doug Harvey but my dad should talked a lot about him. 

  10. 5 hours ago, hab29RETIRED said:

    You mentioned the name of one guy who should forever be banned from every hab site - Mario Tremblay (unless its to insult or curse).  There should be a special place in hockey hell for him and Ronald Corey.


    I am talking Mario Tremblay the player, not the coach. Loved him as a player and that's what the question was. 

  11. Great topic, started watching in the mid 60's. If I had to pick 5 it would be:


    1) Jean Beliveau - such grace and class

    2) Yvan Cournoyer - loved watching the roadrunner

    3) Guy Lafleur - I will never forget the key goal he scored with a minute to go to tie Boston in game 7, I can still see it

    4) Larry Robinson - one of my favourite moments was when he pounded the shit out of Dave Schultz during a brawl, always felt good when Big Bird was out there

    5) Bob Gainey - such a class guy, tireless worker, great team guy


    Honourable mention to many,  Serge Savard, Mario Tremblay, Mats Naslund, Knuckles Nilan, Ken Dryden, Doug Risebrough  etc etc 

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  12. 11 minutes ago, Habsfan89 said:

    Can't believe the flames ownership won't pay its employees well the NHL is on hold.  If I were the works no one should go back ounce the NHL starts up again to work for that owner.


    I agree, I think the owners of sports franchises should note how Mark Cuban is handling this. Of course Mark has deeper pockets than most but he is doing the right thing. 

  13. 2 hours ago, DON said:

    You think an agent (if NCAA guys can have one? or family advisor is it?) hints to Bergevin that if Caufield waits till end of 2nd year...he might as well wait 2 more and become free-agent then pick-choose where to go.


    Caufield just doesn't seem like the kind of guy who wants to spend 4 years at university. He seems focused only on hockey. I think there is almost zero chance he spends 4 years at Wisconsin. Hopefully just 1 more. 

  14. 40 minutes ago, hab29RETIRED said:

    He is a year older, so I don’t think you can just take that signing as reason to sign Caufield.  He also 6’5 and 200lb


    Agree, this should have no bearing on whether the Habs sign Caulfield.  I don't think Don was implying they should because of it, just sharing the story.  I think Caufield should spend another year at Wisconsin. I think the fact that he slowed down quite a bit after a hot start might indicate that he is not ready for the long grind of an NHL/AHL schedule. He still needs to mature.

  15. 5 hours ago, Chris said:

    It has been canceled, which is kind of good so i dont have to watch this garbage team 


    But will miss good playoff hockey 


    Chris, you never had to watch this garbage team even when they were playing.


    However it may leave a void in your life so you will have to find something else to be negative about. 

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  16. 2 hours ago, DON said:

    Of course YOU would  find some rathole to go down.

    Most teams do love to punt their #1 scorer at the deadline, as they are a dime a dozen and so easy to replace in July.


    Whether we should or should not have traded Tatar at the deadline is just pure speculation as we will never know what MB was offered. Tatar is a valuable member of the Habs, has 1 year left on his contract and seems to like it here.  The return would have to be substantial, not just a late 1st round pick. 

  17. 4 minutes ago, hab29RETIRED said:

    If we won the lottery and didn’t take the consensus -#1 pick who is a local French boy, there’d be a Richard like riot with the draft being in Montreal.  This isn’t a Leblanc type situation where we took a guy who was an average skater.


    Yeah, I am betting they would probably take Lafreniere with the #1 pick.  There is little doubt about that. 

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