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  1. you know what else would clear up room? Sending Gomez to the minors!! (Not to beat a dead horse, but I really can't take it anymore)
  2. Yes yes and yes... Everything Colin said... Except I'm kind of hoping Gauthier doesn't have that much more rope either...
  3. The fact that Gomez has gotten 'a bit' better this year really isn't enough considering how he's been for two years now. I understood a couple of years ago when he was sucking that we couldn't send him down because we were afraid of whether it would impact other vets to come play in Montreal, but now it's become something fairly normal to send underperforming vets that are overpaid to the minors (Redden, Souray, etc)... I really do believe we wouldn't be having the other salary cap discussions if we had Gomez's salary off our books. I would love to see him traded, but since that won't happen, sending him to the minors would be just fine. And the reason people rag on him and not on Plex, or whoever else, is how LONG he's been sucking, and it's been LONG!
  4. Heheh... I love when my Habs beat my home town (ottawa)...
  5. The one I'm most concerned about is Eller, and it's too early to say how their relationship will turn out. I do like that after benching him last night, he defended him to the media and said it was more the circumstances than Eller's play. Still, I'd like to see him given more of a chance after mistakes.
  6. The guy I've been least impressed with, for all he's supposed to bea able to do, is Spatch. I like Gorges, Markov,Hammer, and I think Subban will be soon. I hope OB gets a chance to develop cuz he could be great Oops! Forgot to mention Gill. He's either a low ranking top 4 or a great number 5
  7. dear god please no! let's not bring back the poison
  8. Price hasn't had time to be tired and he's playing great.. he should play tonight for sure. I just hope Martin sees it that way...
  9. Yeah, not to mention the fact that both Roy and Dryden went on to long and successful careers... and while I wish Halak the best, there's no telling yet which way his whole career will go.
  10. Yeah, I'm shocked to find out BTH is so young too! wise indeed.
  11. Thanks for the explanation CC. As always and I agree about Subban and OB.. I'm worried for both of these guys long term and how things will go with them with JM...
  12. agreed, but someone has to go on that line with them - so is Moen the best person?
  13. Does anyone else find it odd that it was Moen who was moved up to the G and G line and not Eller? Do you think it's too much pressure for Eller to put him on that line and that's why he wasn't put? I'd really like to see him given a chance to succeed in an offensive role, and given that Pouliot was moved out off the line anyway, so it's not like he's the one who's going to be given the chance, why not try Eller not Moen... I mean, I like Moen and all, but he's not exactly the guy with the softest hands... Of course, maybe he was put there specifically to be the physical presence on the line and make room for G and G?
  14. about the money point: if you take it to the next level, the issue becomes not only that the individual writer is getting paid and that there's a concern about readership, but rather that the entire media company that owns the newspaper has ties to specific corporations/lobbyists/groups with financial interests, and that everything that falls under this media empire - newspapers, tv stations, radio stations, etc... has to tow that line, or at the very least not contradict it... If somone working for a newspaper uncovers something unpleasant about a certain pharmaceutical company for example, or even finds in their investigative journalism that a drug trial has been unsucessful or resulted in many many negative side effects, and that pharmaceutical company is a sponsor of that newspaper, or of a radio station or a tv station run by the same empire, or even that the two hotshot bosses of the pharma company and the media company play golf together, chances are, whatever the reporter HAS uncovered is either not to be reported or is to be majorly watered down... We think we have so many sources of media in the mainstream because we have a million tv stations, a million newspapers, etc.. but if you follow the ownership, there are very few independent professional media sources anymore (independent papers, tv, radio stations, etc...) I think a huge factor in the blogosphere and the independent media that's sprouted up online is the fact that the mainstream media just doesn't cover what matters anymore... There can be a huge event, but if no one is there to cover it, it's like it never happened, and so what is news has become dictated by the media giants and the independent writers/bloggers/etc are a reaction to that... I know this always existed at some level, but I think with globalism and corporatism (I think I just invented a word) it has definitely increased. That said, a separate point is that we can now pick and choose exactly where we get our information, and it's so often mixed with opinion that it's very easy for someone to focus only on what he cares about and the news that reflects his opinions, and not realize that he's doing so, and that there's a ton of material out there refuting his opinions. If I'm left wing, I can read only huffington post and have all my views confirmed. If I'm rightwing (shudder), I can read only fox news and have all my views confirmed... and I might never have a conversation with "the other side" and see if anything they're saying makes sense. We have the ability to "fragment" our media now and so we have the ability to completely lose sight of what else is out there...
  15. Maybe about that long... very sucky, I know... but I did actually check the site in between - just never posted as I was insanely busy on both the work/life/family front... You will find me either posting A LOT more in the coming months or not at all again - I am expecting my first kid and it'll really depend if I'm up all night feeding and my hands are free, or if I'm up all night feeding and my hands are tied up It's good to be back though
  16. very true. and no one treats boone as though he's an expert. He doesn't expect it either so there's no false impression there that he's supposed to know more...
  17. I haven't posted for a long time, been busy but now that season's back I'm around again, and this is just too good of a thread to pass up on... I have to say that this is a fairly fair generalization, but that in reality, whether it's Red Fisher's age or something else that drives him not to be analytical anymore, I agree that he simply isn't. And it's true that he rewrites (almost) the same article weekly, most of which are just him on his soapbox... I wish that he would consider more information, more factors, but his articles on the price/halak trade were just very much the rantings of a frustrated fan - where you could basically reduce hi whole argument to "but did you see the save Halak made?"... I could do that... In fairness, other "older" journalists, such as Stubbs and Boone, are at least fair to the players and consider a lot of points. They don't go nuts on the emotion factor. They may write more fluff pieces than analytical ones, but I think this can be said for most sports writing. As for writing in general, I completely agree that newspapers, and the conventional media as a whole, have stopped writing the news and become sensationalistic.. They report on reporting half the time. They manufacture. It's so meta... And no one does any proper investigation anymore - it's just repeating what's been told to them without any critical thinking whatsoever. It's how the US ended up in Iraq, and only after that turned into a collossal disaster did any of them ask any questions. Well, where were you before? What happened to investigative journalism... Off topic, but drives me crazy.
  18. I actually would add Gill to that list too - in some other thread there was talk about his being really vocal if something needed to be said, and I think Gorges could totally be a C... Isn't it great that we have so many ppl who COULD be, who are worthy of it?? And PK, in a few years - like 7 years or something. Let him grow and mature with as little pressure as possible, which is already waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much in this city.
  19. Lappy's been AWESOME this playoffs, and actually that whole third line of him, Moore, and Pyatt is great... Keep them together next year.
  20. yup. non calls for me too - especially the Subban trip ... I don't care if they penalize us, but penalize both teams when it's so obvious.
  21. I know we look awful on paper but if we can only get one of them back, I'd totally take Gill over Spacek (that's assuming Markov's not an option at all)... Which is a testament to how much Gill's proven himself in these playoffs - him and Gorges have been something else! I know on paper spacek is better, but really I agree that we haven't missed him all that much - of course, maybe it's cuz he's not playing his side...
  22. Love it. Turns out you were right
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