Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


hab29RETIRED last won the day on March 8

hab29RETIRED had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

201 Excellent

1 Follower

About hab29RETIRED

  • Rank
    NHL Hall of Fame

Previous Fields

  • Favourite Habs
    Markov, Price, Subban, MaxPac, Galchenyuk . All-time faves are Dryden, Lafleur, Robinson, Savard, Gainey (the player - Hate the GM), Roy, Chelios, Muller & Saku

Contact Methods

  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

16521 profile views
  1. Montoya traded to Edmonton

    So is the last thing for us to cheer for this year’s??? My god we’ve become the Ballard leafs!!!
  2. Bergevin back for 18-19 season

    I’m no MB fan, in case that hasn’t been clear , but the success that Vegas has aside, Macphee made a lot of bonehead moves - like trading Forsberg for Enstrom, picking up a washed up penner and moving Varhmalov when they caps were constantly searching for a goalie. He’a A guy who benefited from tanking and getting franchise defining #1 picks. He’s much better than MB and I’d take him over a lot of other GM’s, but I don’t think he’s anywhere near the best GM’s in life he league, or one to use as an example of a great GM.
  3. Injury news

    Leclair was a monster in the playoffs in the last cup win. The following season, the habs brass kept moving him around too much. IMO the leclair trade was the start of a series’s of bad moves.
  4. Injury news

    Weren’t Ludwig and Leclair #17?
  5. GDT Stars @ Habs Tuesday March 13 7:30pm

    The argument is that MB plays hardball with guys he should be signing or locking up long term - such as signing Subban to a bridge deal and saving $4m on the bridge deal and than wasting those savings on the wrong players - such as signing a washed up player like Briere to term and $. This was only after he lucked out that his first choice - another washed up player like Lecavalier had turned him down. He also gave too much term and $ to Prust, who as much as the rangers liked him said no thanks to bringing him back for the term and $ he wanted. Had MB not wasted term and dollars on a bum like Shaw, he would have had more money available to lock up radulov to a 5 year and Markov to the two year deals they wanted. MB always overlays for depth or washed up character guys like Alzner, Shaw, Prust - guys no one else really wants and than plays a hardball with guys he should be building his franchise around. the fact that MB didn’t still have $23.5m in cap space this year instead of $8.5m available after not resigning Radulov and Markov is because he is a moron for signing bums and washed up players (like Alzner and Shaw as well as pleks). With the talent team we have on this team we should have at least $25m in cap space available - and that’s taking into account Maxpac and Byron - the only two good contracts by MB.
  6. GDT Stars @ Habs Tuesday March 13 7:30pm

    So you are okay with someone laying a hit to try and concuss or injure someone, bad not okay with someone hitting a guy who tried to injure them?
  7. GDT Stars @ Habs Tuesday March 13 7:30pm

    Totally agree. He was a total waste of the picks we got him for and certainly not worth the cap hit. He is exhibit A of MB’s habit of giving out stupid contracts to grunts or washouts, and than playing hardball with guys that he should be bending over backward to commit to (ie Subban, radulov, Markov).
  8. GDT Stars @ Habs Tuesday March 13 7:30pm

    And hopefully trading him before the start of next season. More wasted cap space that could have went to keeping Markov and radulov.
  9. GDT Stars @ Habs Tuesday March 13 7:30pm

    First the post wasn’t going through on the iPhone, than 5 messages show up at once
  10. GDT Stars @ Habs Tuesday March 13 7:30pm

    Nah, next year they’ll decide he really isn’t suited to play the wing and try experimenting with putting him on defence because it will teach him to play defence and help make him a better all round player and become more defensively responsible. MB will than say that putting galchenyuk on D is his answer to the problem of not having a rushing dman who can carry the puck out of his zone.
  11. Habs vs Bolts

    The bruins didn’t even fit his style at the end. The game has passed him by, and remember the cup win wouldn’t ha e happened if cammy’s OT shot didn’t hit Chara.
  12. Habs vs Bolts

    I’m not surprised, I said from the start, I can’t stand Elmer Fudd. There was a reason NJD fired him despite being on top of their division.
  13. Retool or rebuild. That is the question?

    I think we should be blowing it up now, but if we don’t sign Tavares (which I think is highly unlikely - I really think he will sign with the rangers, or go to California), than it’s asinine continuing with this core. Trade Price, Weber, Maxpac, Petry, and Gallagher and start from scratch. The only guys I’d keep are Galchenyuk and Drouin from the current core.
  14. Retool or rebuild. That is the question?

    Bozak $7m/7yr as a third attempt after offering up $14m/7yr to Tavares was turned down and even being spurned by the 50 year old joe Thornton, despite offering $8m/7yr, because MB loves retirement deals to old guys who have never won anything. pleks is a given as the nd line centre, otherwise Julien might actually be forced to try Galchenyuk at centre.
  15. GDT Habs @ Florida Thursday March 8 7:30pm

    Where are all those that thought we would be better this year? Last year was the fluke an outlier because of a flukey start. This year is reality. This team can’t score, can’t defend, can’t win a face off, doesn’t have a dman that can regularly carry the puck out of the zone, or spring a forward. On a breakaway, but than none of that mattees. it has a lot of character. It’s not important that it does not have a true top 6 centre (since they refuse to allow galchenyuk to play there, since he might show up Bergevin), has one top 4 dman that a true contending team would want (who is probably better suited to be on the second pairing). But it has lots of 4th line grunts and depth dman to provide character. to MB character seems to be the most important quality in a player. I read a story from the habs 70’s glory days when someone was arguing with bowman for a character “glue guy” that was good in the room with bowman and bowman’s response was, something to the effect of, let him stay in the room. our coach on the other hand chose to play galchenyuk on the 4th line in the playoffs.