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The Chicoutimi Cucumber

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  1. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    How can you not "care much" whether those reprobates, those jabbernowls, those scum-sucking, filth-chewing, stench-emitting, bile-spewing, face-licking bags of festering dog pus, the mother-frigging Boston Bruins, win yet another Cup? I propose that you have your lifetime membership in Habs nation revoked!! GO BLUES GO!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Custom Habs Poker table for sale

    I'm not interested myself, but that is one epic piece of Habs-fan handiwork! I love the use of retired numbers. Good luck to your friend in finding it a good home.
  3. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    Verrry interesting. Small sample size, but does this suggest the Habs' problem lies in something other than coaching and systems? I'm a huge Muller loyalist, admittedly.
  4. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Haven't given Maata much thought over the years, but this is a perceptive post. Good call! He's not a stud top-pairing guy but he could prove a very attractive pick-up given our weakness at LD. Depends what Pittsburgh wants back, I suppose.
  5. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Don't be a nincompoop. I was giving that as an example of a trade which might be considered to help both teams. Period.
  6. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Well, there *are* trades where both teams win. The Pacioretty trade might (might!) be such an example. In such a case, you strengthen your team, but also strengthen a divisional rival. I don't think that, when you make a trade, you're generally thinking in terms of fleecing the other team. It's nice if you can pull a Kordic for Courtnall, but that's pretty rare. The focus is on what your team needs, how to improve your club. Unlike Joe, I still wouldn't make trading within the division a "last resort." I would look at all the scenarios and pick the one that improves my team the most. Period. If it also helps a division rival, well, so what? The point is that I'm building the best possible team I can. Let the chips fall where they may after that.
  7. Permanent Trade Proposal Thread

    Yeah, I always agreed with this. You make a trade in order to make your team better. Period. The thought that a GM would pass on that opportunity just because he fears the PR blow-back if the trade doesn't work out suggests a guy who either lacks confidence in his judgement, or else prioritizes his own ego over winning.
  8. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    This right here. I don't give a crap how the players feel about it. It's about the entertainment value of the product. This is hockey, not Supreme Court of Canada Hearings on CPAC.
  9. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    I assume he was joking... Personally, I hate video reviews in general (including coach's challenges and all that other crap) because they slow down a game already handicapped by TV time-outs, and drain all the excitement and momentum out of a goal. They're wet blankets from an entertainment point of view. I'd prefer that we just accept that hockey has an element of chaos, that mistakes happen, and live with it. We need fewer reviews, not more of 'em.
  10. Nick Suzuki

    Like you, I think the Habs are probably assembling a good, competitive hockey team. Until we have some improvement on D, though, we still have a significant organizational flaw. I will neither be optimistic nor pessimistic until I see the actual team on the ice. Been burned too many times by 'potential'. I do have to push back on the false dichotomy you create between mooning over the lost dynasty era and accepting the way things are. To be blunt, this is nonsense. Nobody expects the Habs to be a dynasty. But how about demanding a bona fide Cup contender? How come the Bruins or Sharks or Lightning can do it consistently and not us? Instead of holding out elite excellence as the standard, way too many Habs fans are now sitting aroung going 'oh well, at least our team is plucky!' The Gainey-Goat-MB teams have done nothing (OK, the 2014/15 teams were knocking on the door but needed more, which of course we did not get). I just don't get this acceptance of the idea that the Habs MUST be destined to being a second- or third-tier franchise. It's more proof to me that the Habs and their fans are now where the Leafs were 20 years ago: 'Pretty good' is, like, awesome!!
  11. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    Just to be clear, it's the franchise that's a fraud - a weak expansion team with no deep fan or community support - not this group of players. Anyhow it's all moot. I believe nothing will stop the Bruins. Hope I'm wrong.
  12. Nick Suzuki

    Thank you for this sensible, measured assessment. Yes, unicorns (like Martin St. Louis) can happen. And I get that you gotta sell hope and that "potential" is always exciting. Nevertheless, I get a bit tired of this understandable tendency to swoon over the "potential" of prospects, especially when they are not super high-end prospects. It does seem safe to say that Suzuki will be a quality NHLer. But a superstar? Come on. It's unlikely that the Habs have anyone in the organization who will fit that bill. If I told you that, right now, the Habs had prospects equivalent to Carey Price, Max Pacioretty, and PK Subban, people on this board would be going cowabunga and predicting multiple Cups. Yet we had all three of those players in their primes and did exactly jack-sh*t. After 15 years of disappointment, my attitude is always gonna be: show me the money, not the hypotheticals.
  13. 2019 NHL Playoffs

    Seeing Thornton win it - especially IN BOSTON - would make up for all the horrible anxiety I feel at the thought of the Bruins (and especially that puke Marchand and attempted-murderer pus-bag scum-sucker Chara) winning another Cup. But I'd prefer that it never got that far in the first place. Everyone can whoop it up for Carolina's underdog story, but they are a fraudulent franchise and we're now seeing, somewhat predictably, Cinderella turn into a pumpkin. I'd have rather had a really strong team meet Boston in the semi-finals. Bah.
  14. POLL: How do you feel about the future?

    It was either that or '08. I remember thinking it was a bad move at the time. Not that Huet was some superstar, but Price needed to be (as Roy said) 'better supported.' If I remember right, they had him living in a bachelor pad in the Old Port as what, a 19 year old for Anahim Lake? They just threw him to the wolves.
  15. POLL: How do you feel about the future?

    Sure. I said he had a good start. But he really struggled for a year and a half and was almost driven out of town. Despite his stellar AHL work, more marinading would have probably avoided that very parlous period.