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  1. From Elliotte Friedman of CBC:

    Prediction: No matter what happens with the Canadiens tonight - or afterward, should they beat Washington - Jaroslav Halak will not re-sign there unless Montreal makes an obscene offer.

    Now I'm not saying Elliotte deserves any respect, but ya have to wonder what (if anything) Halak's thoughts are on his future with the Habs..

  2. For those HWH2H GMs who check HW more than their own emails, here's a head's up to log on in so we can assign keepers and draft order. The three zombie GMs from last year have been replaced, and your three hold-overs are raring to go.

    PM me for the details if you are too lazy to go check your email.

    See you in there

  3. Thanks to the power of the interwebz, we now have unprecedented access to current and future Habs through Facebook, Twitter, et al.

    Currently I can include PK Subban and Ryan McDonagh within my circle of friends, although the latter's wall is now filled with lamentations from Habs fans mourning him before he even made it out of college.

    Anyone else friends with some prospects or (better still) current Habs? And by friends, I mean Facebook stalkers, Twitter followers, MySpace ^_^ pals, or perhaps instant messenger buddies?

  4. Nice job missing my entire point.

    When someone like Bob says "We had the chance to change the face of our team, starting by Saku Koivu", and he doesnt even bother make him an offer; you know he couldnt wait to get rid of him. Probably has too much class to say why.

    At last: The Koivu Era is Dead.


    I'm with PMAC on this one. Gainey has completely lost any respect the tens of millions of fans had for him up until a week ago.

    - Any way you look at the Gomez trade, we overpaid for an overpaid player

    - He blew his cap space within the first eight hours of UFA day, when free agents are notoriously more expensive, and screwed the team over for the next few years as well.

    - He unceremoniously dumped a guy who, opinions aside, bled bleu blanc rouge for his entire career to date. We're talking about the one guy who tried hard night in, night out during the Houle years, a stain on the Habs' history, and through Savard's era, with naught but B-class wingers (at best!) to pass to.

    Before I thought Gainey didn't make moves because he knew better. Now I realise Gainey didn't make moves because he didn't want to be discovered to be poor at trading or plain dumb at signing/resigning (complete list here).

    Drafting seems to be his strongest point, and yet he has little say in the players chosen.

    This is a lame duck GM who I, for one, will be happy to applaud out of office in favour of, hell, anyone? I'd take Patrick Roy in a heartbeat (because if Garth Snow can do it, why not?).

    Gainey has lost any appearance of class by the way he has treated the peerless Koivu, as well as any remaining respect that was previously given to him by hockey fans, Quebecois-nuts (who'll freak out when they realise how many are left on the team now Tanguay, Begin and Brisebois have left) and old timey Habs fans.

  5. Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere, but how did we resign Kovalev at $4.5mp.a. for two years and it not get picked up by major news outlets?


    I mean, if it's on NHL.com, it must be legit, right? Those guys don't mess around...

    HockeysFuture (the poor man's KK) says two years for $4.4m per annum.

    Twitter says the agent is meeting with Gainey today, but that the Caps have made an offer...

    In other news, my fake George Gillette Twitter account has finally been suspended :(

  6. I hate Gainey.

    Hate is a strong word, but I'm applying it liberally now.

    Gill is slow and won't fight as much as we like. And at almost $3m, that's horrendous.

    I feel sorry for Koivu. That guy deserved so much more.

  7. It's 11pm in London UK. I'm going to bed after half an hour of dry-heaving and clutching my stomach. McDonagh was supposed to be the next Larry Robinson, and we were supposed to get the Sedins in 12 hours' time. Gomez has just gone and flushed that down the loo.

    So if I wake up and he hasn't been flipped for Malkin or Sundin, I will be upset.

    Wait, not Sundin.

    This trade makes no sense! None! At all! Argh!

  8. There's a Canadian pub in London called the Maple Leaf that shows playoff games to packed crowds of ex-pats that I'd be happy to introduce you too, should the Habs not get swept to the golf course (or you go band-wagon with the Blackhawks).

  9. Hartley would be great, but I think we need to move everyone bar Melanson on the bench first too. Seriously, Jarvis was an iron man, but I don't think he's the defensive coach we need (because our defense is shocking half the time, and it's not always the players' fault).

    Still, who knows where to from here? I've all but given up on the season, so now let optimism prevail!

  10. This is getting very repetitive and old.

    It was funny the first year, now its just stupid.

    Who else votes to they want these comments to end??

    Vote away. It'll do as much good as you voting for Obama.

    In the meantime, it appears the Habs have caught this Avian flu curse from the Ducks. Let's hope it doesn't take five games for them to snap out of it.

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