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Everything posted by Tony

  1. If I recall properly, Emelin was drafted under the old CBA and would have been making more than 900 000$.
  2. Pavelec doesn't have an excellent defense in front of him but the team plays an effective system to clean out the crap around the net. He has players around him who made sure there were a little loose rebounds as possible and were doing a decent job protecting the goalie. Price didn't get as good as treatment either. The defenders were caught off position so many times and led to way too many odd man rushes. Rich Peverley isn't supposed to come in the Habs defensive zone and skate all over everyone and pass the puck like Gretzky.
  3. Psst Nilan, Price stole for the first 2 games of the season.
  4. Might as well throw in the collusion between big oil companies and the tobacco industry.
  5. I don't think we can blame Carey for everything. No offense Kovalev I don't know if you got an axe to grind against Price but you seem to have thin patience with the guy. He was rattled after goals and that's a mental aspect he needs to improve for sure. I just don't want to blame the guy entirely cause honestly where the hell was his defense tonight. It was quite sad to see.
  6. Someone like Alex Henry who makes big bucks in the AHL makes about 200 000$ a year but that doesn't include taxes and living expenses. KHL players don't get taxed on their salary and the majority, if not all teams, also pay for their players living expenses. Look no further than Emelin, he would have been making like 80 000$ in the AHL instead of the 350 000$ he was rumored to make in the KHL. Quite the difference.
  7. Way deeper than what most people think.
  8. Hmmm what's up with the Price comments. Geez relax guys, you're all throwing this guy under the bus so fast. Frankly, I hope Price gets the start next game. Halak played fine tonight but if the roles were reversed for tonight's performance, it would be enough for people to say to start Halak next game.
  9. Honestly, this loss still makes me sour. I'm happy that this team is PISSED about their loss tonight if you listen to the post game comments. Some guys have to step it up cause this isn't a 500 team, IMO it can do way better than this.
  10. I wouldn't throw Price under the bus here, he did his job in my opinion and did nice saves throughout the night. That last goal might look like a routine shot but it was Kane with the puck (and no cover) making a nice pass to Sharp in the slot and one-timed it.
  11. Wow what a ridiculous game. It's getting real frustrating to watch this team play. They had a golden chance to win in cause it got miraculously tied in the second period. They're facing a Hawks team that was tired and they blew it in the third, so many turnovers and stupid passes. FYI, someone should tell the players that you ALWAYS keep an eye on the teams star players. You'd think they would have learned a lesson after giving Crosby a hat trick but I saw the same thing with Pat Kane tonight, giving him so much space.
  12. Agreed, that's the main misconception. People assume because of his size that he HAS to throw hits all the time but it's not his style of play. As for who's going to get benched when Markov and O'Byrne come back, I'm not exactly worried about that. With the current defense group, it would be much wise to let O'Byrne and Markov both rest up and only come to play when they are 100% each since the Habs have a nice opportunity to ensure these guys come back stronger than ever on the ice. By the time the team does ice a full defensive unit, things might have changed via trades or injuries so it's not exactly worth scrambling our heads for right now.
  13. I'm not a huge Hal Gill fan but I'm not throwing the guy under the bus yet. I didn't like the signing but the guy has one major flaw and it's his skating. He plays so simple and so effective. That's the problem, he has some flaws but has no pizazz to detract those flaws because he plays such a simple and effective game. He just uses his reach to get the puck and uses his body effectively to stop guys. If he threw out more hits, we wouldn't be having this discussion cause we would all be saying "we'll he's a big physical d-man, so what if he's slow, we pair him up with someone who can complement him."
  14. That would be an awesome idea Sakiqc.
  15. Well that's the problem, no one takes the time to sit down and think to see if the rumor is true. Everyone is so caught up on trying to be THE guy to break a story about the Habs and that's just a recipe for bad journalism if you don't fact check. It's almost as if no one wants to be an honest journalist anymore, they just want to sell papers to the masses. Edit: Not to forget about bloggers who are trying to build a reputation as well. It's quite the vicious circle.
  16. I wouldn't be surprised if someone from the media took it serious for a second or two.
  17. Indeed, a few bad apples who want to go for Russia for the $$$ ruin in for those who really want to establish themselves in the NHL.
  18. Didn't see that this was posted anywhere. http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sports/hockey/20...le-canadien.php To summarize for those who don't read French: -Avtsin is coming to come over in August to try to make the team. -Avtsin has a 2 year deal in the KHL. -He has a good relationship with the Dynamo GM but worse comes to worse if he doesn't want Avtsin to go, Avtsin will use his out-clause in his contract to come to NA. -His agent said before the draft, Avtsin said he wanted to be drafted by the Habs in Montreal and dreamed about playing for them (this could be just typical agent filler). -His agent, a former scout for the Sens and Preds, thinks (much like Habitforming ) that he was a steal in the fourth round and that on talent alone he's a top 10 pick The rest of the article pretty much talks about how the GM of the Montreal Juniors, who recently acquired his QMJHL rights from Patrick Roy's Remparts, is happy to have him on his team. He talked to the Habs to find out more about him and they told him they expected him to come to North America for next season.
  19. Not really, I think I heard you say "Je suis ... Matt" one time but I'm not quite sure if you we're serious or mocking Andrei Kostitsyn
  20. Wow, can't believe that finally changed. IMO, if this is going to work good then English schools have to at least have proper French classes for the children to learn. I know some kids who went to English school all their lives in Montreal that can't even say a complete sentence in French.
  21. Thought you were going to say Andrei Kostitsyn for a sec
  22. Let Metropolit take over and let Chipchura practice with the team to get his rhythm back or something. Sure, he had surgery in the off-season but he clearly too green right now. He's improving slightly each game but not fast enough...
  23. Enjoy retirement Breezer, you've earned it. You'll always be a true class act in my books. *tips hat*
  24. Hockey30.com is a crappy source. I'd put more stock into Eklund and that's kinda sad...
  25. Want to know his thoughts on Guy Boucher and which Habs' prospects (including the most recent draft) does he look forward to seeing in Hamilton?
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