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  1. It will be interesting to see if they move a few more pieces that perhaps wouldn't cause much of a stir but maybe just enough to increase our chances of dropping a bit more for the draft. Probably not, but I can't help wonder....but that could only be a thought if a few more pieces are moved for draft picks.
  2. Permanent Rumour Thread

    I personally thought Sakic was ridiculous for holding out and asking so much for Duschene. Look who had the last laugh. Sakic got a boatload in return and by far was the winner and his team is looking a lot better now than before! I'm glad MB is asking a lot. He should. Big, fast, skilled perennial 30 goal scorers should command a really good return.
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    I started out saying that Eklund is not a reliable source at all, but for argument sake, while we're waiting, I personally think now is the time to trade him if we can. The older he gets the slower he'll be. I don't think the injury will affect his trade value....people know what he brings. If we could get a really good D prospect, a 1st next year and one other good piece, personally I'd do it. Plus we free up a ton of cap space. For me it's time to move some older guys if we could get a pretty good return.
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    I rarely read him anymore because I realized that very little of what he says happens, but for interest sake while we're waiting for something significant to happen....Eklund says that Shea Weber's name is being talked about and there are a number of teams interested. If Bergevin has his eyes and ears open he knows his dream job is on the line...as well as his buddies, so would he trade Weber?? For interest sake, if he did, what sort of return could we expect...with his contract?
  5. I can see that you put a lot of thought and work into this article. Very well done. I agree with most of what you said. It's probably nitpicking over words used, but I think the centre we must get back has to be not just a top 6, for me that infers a 2nd line centre would be acceptable. For Max P. the return has to include a first line centre or someone who has the definite potential, with experience, to get there. Maybe that's what you meant by top 6, giving the person a little time to evolve into a first liner. My other question would be, is it better to leave some of the young guys like Nikita S. and Noah J. on the farm playing lots of minutes instead of bringing them into what has to now be a very demoralizing, losing atmosphere, or would it be worthwhile to give them NHL experience understanding that any mistakes they make are not going to affect the final outcome very much anyway. However, Laval isn't overachieving either, so maybe bringing them up would be beneficial.
  6. Bergevin......

    On the opening page of HW Francois Gagnon wrote a very good article for RDS, Le Canadien a besoin d’un président – rds.ca, and he calls for Geoff Molson to step aside and put in a solid hockey man as President, and especially before any decision is made regarding our GM. I think he makes many great points and he ends with saying that this move is urgent....it needs to happen right now. Use google translate because it's in french, but it's a very good article. I'm very encouraged to read that a very well respected Montreal journalist, who knows hockey very well, would be brave enough to come out with an article calling for this much needed change. Hats off to you Francois! When it comes to understanding what our team needs right now there is no language barrier. We are all on the same page!!
  7. Cleaning Bergevin's Mess

    I get so frustrated for a number of reasons when I read a report/article chronicling the moves MB has made. Commandment your article is titled well. Marc Bergevin's Mess!! It's frustrating to see what he has managed to do to our team over the past 5 years! It's frustrating to see the results.....the on-ice product which sits near the bottom of the league in most categories which means the vast majority of the other GM's have been doing a much better job than our GM. It's frustrating to know that some of our players seem to have given up because they know they have pretty much zero chance of making the playoffs and morale and team spirit has to be pretty low. It's frustrating, in hindsight I admit that neither I nor probably most us anticipated this, that Geoff Molson and Serge Savard brought in an unproven GM, who had never run a team at any level before, to be the man in charge of what was the league's most storied franchise. Why didn't we see that coming? It's frustrating when you look at what the management of the Montreal Canadiens have done and the people they have put in place over the past 23 years. Over the past 23 years the GM's running our "most storied franchise" have been Rejean Houle, Andre Savard, Bob Gainey, Pierre Gauthier and now Marc Bergevin. Not one of those people have turned out to be very good or outstanding GM's, or today have a reputation or legacy that they were one of the best in the league. Why haven't we had leadership that went out and got the best person in hockey to run our team. Where is the "Sam Pollock" we desperately need? It's frustrating when you look at the list of our non-hockey presidents who have run our team since 1978, now 30 years running. Morgan McCammon, Ronald Correy, Pierre Boivin, Geoff Molson. Not one solid hockey man who today is remembered as a great leader or builder. It's frustrating that Geoff Molson has sat back and let this continue, missing the playoffs two years out of three. If this was in the private corporate world, with those results and decline, Geoff Molson would have made a change already and his own position would be in jeopardy. Is there any group or board who can pressure him to do something? So what can we do? What needs to happen to get Molson to put an end to this and let someone immensely more qualified to take over and begin putting in place a solid plan for the future to give the team and it's fans "a hope and a future"? Who's the best qualified to clean up "The Mess" and when will they be put in place?? At present, for all fans, it's very frustrating!
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    It seems that looking down the road at potential players like Hughes coming up in the draft and then going out getting someone else's first round pick a year or two ahead of time was how a very shrewd Sam Pollock ended up picking none other than Guy Lafleur and we all know how that turned out!
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    This may have been brought up and discussed before, if it was I missed it. If we trade Max P. what would we expect to get back from him? In listening to some reports of what other GM's said is that they thought Sakic received way too much for Duschene and very few would have been willing to pay that much. The sense I got was that they were saying that those kind of returns probably would not be repeated. I think Colorado received 7 pieces?? In hindsight, based on a small sample size on the results Duschene has put up, I think they're right. But it's still early and Ottawa is having a terrible year, so maybe it's too early to really know. So based on that, I would expect that we would get a top rated prospect, who must be a potential #1 centre, a first round pick and a #2 or #3 defence man for Max?? Or a #1 center [would we get a Pierre Luc Dubois?], a first round pick and a 2nd or 3d defenceman. Is this reasonable, can we expect something like this for Max? What do you think?
  10. Bergevin......

    Lol. Well you take what you're offered, right! My point in quoting him was simply to say that a former NHL coach and GM and long term hockey man, who is on both radio and national television, expressed his opinion that our team is poorly constructed and obviously the results are showing just that. There were a few others I heard say just that but I can't remember exactly who said it. McLean was the only name I could remember. I'll try to quote a better source next time!
  11. Bergevin......

    I wonder how much more evidence Molson needs? No 1st or 2nd centre's. One first pairing defenceman, maybe one 2nd pairing and the rest fourth and fifth. Forwards.....some playing out of position.....most underachieving. Near the bottom of the league in standings and in the bottom 3 or 4 in most other categories. They seem uninspired and unmotivated many nights. I have personally heard a number of insiders [Doug Mclean] and others say that this is a poorly constructed team. We need change....hope....a good plan. What will it take??
  12. Bergevin......

    If we can't get a top -C for Patches then we should add to so it gets done. For me, if we trade Max it has to be to address our #1 need, a #1 centre. Add to it, do whatever is necessary but don't settle for a winger, if we move Max we must get back a #1 Center.
  13. Bergevin......

    I'd do any of those.
  14. Bergevin......

    I think you have made some very good points here. Thank you! Finally some good news and hope for the future. If Commandment's reads on these developing players is even close, we're in better shape in the next 3-4 years than I thought!
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