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  1. A trade might be the only way for Bergevin to go. Remember that he is also actively looking for a top-6 winger to play alongside Plekanec and Gionta, which he also will likely not find on the open market...or if he does, will he be willing to outbid his competition? Time will tell...
  2. Raphaël Diaz, Chris Campoli, Andreas Endqvist, Alexander Avtsin et une choix du troisieme ronde pour Huberdeau? Ummm...non. Ca marche pas ca.
  3. Yep, Raycroft beat him out. Remember Raycroft? He was great for six minutes...
  4. I agree. What I'm curious to see here, is how Karlsson responds. Will he pull a Jose Theodore and suck for the rest of his contract? Will the pressure destroy him or will he rise to the challenge. Whatever happens, he'll surely have a tough time pulling a repeat of last season's numbers!
  5. True, but PG also failed to grasp that Muller was the only person who had the players' ear. He was the ONLY communicator in the entire management team. Foolish decision but, ultimately, one that helped lead to Martin and Gauthier's downfall.
  6. I'm a fan of the Galchenyuk pick too but wouldn't rule out Forsberg (if he's still available). There really are a lot of different players Montreal could draft but Galchenyuk certainly addresses a bunch of needs.
  7. So Markov and Kaberle are both out for tonight, and Emelin slots back in. Markov (and Kaberle) have upper body injuries. UPPER. The team stressed it has nothing to do with his knee. Let's hope so!
  8. That's great, but what's the point? If I'm Markov and/or the Habs training staff, I'm telling him to wait till next year. If he knee is good to go now (ish), I can only imagine it will be that much better with eight more months of rest. But that's just me... I seriously doubt we'll see Gomez in Hamilton. What I think will happen is that they'll put an "amnesty" clause into the new CBA, allowing the Habs to buy Gomez out WITHOUT taking a cap hit. The PA and league have learned from the ugly Wade Redden and Sheldon Souray situations...as such, I think this should be a no-brainer to be implemented this summer.
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  10. I like the Geoffrion recall and think it was just a matter of time. But I was hoping they'd keep Leblanc with the team. Leblanc, Eller, Geffrion sounds like a pretty good third line to me! It will be interesting to see how RC constructs his line for tonight...
  11. Well said and too true! This kid does have talent, if a little raw. In addition he has size and loves to play physical. What seems to be a bit of his downfall is his skating stride. That said, under the right tutelage, I think Geoffrion can turn into a solid 3rd liners for Montreal. The interesting thing was his comments where he said PG told him he'd play in the AHL "for now" but that the Habs were preparing other moves that would probably see him in Montreal THIS year. Surprising to hear that kind of candor...but not so surprising that PG is working on other things. So who goes next? AK? Moen (if/when he's healthy)? Campoli?
  12. Yes, I think he did get more than anyone expected. I think if someone were to tell you PG would be able to trade Gill for a 2nd rounder, period, you'd be pretty content with that. So the fact that he got two prospects as well is just gravy. That said, it never ceases to amaze me how much GMs overspend at the deadline. In a lot of ways, it really is better to be a seller!
  13. Great move for the Habs. They get younger, cheaper, and tougher. Plus, they get a 2nd round pick. Even if Geoffrion is a third liner and Slanley is a career AHLer, this is a great return for a pending UFA. Well done PG! Oh, and this clearly signals the beginning of the selling season for the Habs. Campoli, Kostitsyn, Moen...who knows who will move next?!
  14. That's best case scenario...but not outside of the realm of possibilities. TSN's Bob McKenzie says there are more buyers than sellers, which plays into the Habs' favour....but also, defenseman and ALWAYS a hot commodity come trade deadline. There are no shortage of Cup contenders who would want Gill. We can only hope that Gauthier does decide to be a buyer instead!
  15. Did I read that right....puck drop is at 8:30 pm?? Either way, this should be one hell of a game tonight! The Bruins will be pissed after getting shut out last night and the Habs, well, have no choice but to win. Should be a barnburner!
  16. I think it's pretty clear that Diaz is ahead of Weber right now and, as such, it makes Weber expendable. I wouldn't be surprised to see him shipped out of town as part of a package before the deadline.
  17. To be honest, Gomez gets full marks for effort since coming back from injury. Oh, and the Habs are 4-1-1 since he's been back in the lineup.
  18. I think this game will be closer than most think. The Habs, despite their ineptitude this season, still seem to be able to rise to a challenge. Look at the game against the Rangers. I think the Wings will win but the Habs will keep it close and respectible. Can I get an Amen?! :-)
  19. Ahhhh...my bad...thanks for the correction. Still, I don't think he'll sign at the same money. I think he'll want more.
  20. I think it's a few weeks too...he's skating but no contact yet.
  21. I agree...saying he'll take a hometown discount doesn't mean he wants a pay cut, just that he'll take less than he would get on the open market to stay in Montreal. He doesn't necessarily deserve a pay increase, but in the current CBA, as a UFA, he gets a minimum 10% increase.
  22. For sure, PMcG has been out of the loop since 1996. But did work at the NHL level. What's more important, imo, is that he has spent the last 15+ years getting to know NHL teams. This means owners, managers, coaches, etc. He is close enough with many that he has seen how they concoct their mixes and, as such, has a wide reaching view of how to build a winner. I think that, plus his knowledge of the game, plus his passion, plus his love of the Canadiens make him a great candidate. It wouldn't be a done deal, imo, but you have to give this guy an interview. At least in my world you do. As for Damphousse, he was part of the PA. That's it. I don't know, the two situations are completely different, imo. He'd be like Burke...
  23. I don't get the Damphousse love. Not by you necessarily, but many are saying he would be an amazing GM. Based on what? Zero experience behind the scenes in any manner, for any team, ever? Oh, I didn't know that's where the bar was being set for outstanging potential GM. I'm also in the McGuire camp...as unpopular as that is.
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