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  1. I only wanted one game, but knowing I had to get 3 tickets together meant I would likley be on the outside looking in. to my disappointment, I was right.... and not going
  2. There are streaming sites..... ask me via PM and I'll hook you up
  3. I couldn't agree more about the idiocy of the fan base montreal has now. If you really want to know if they did the right thing, watch for the fans reactions. If 80% hate it, it was a great move. The higher it goes the better off the move was.
  4. I'm sure Halak will look good in St.Louis next season, but all new goalies in the league look good for the first year (Halak's first in the west). After that the players know the tendencies and weakness. The real Halak will be evident in year 2 with St.Louis, good or bad.
  5. Roy in 93' and to a lesser extent 86' is the definition of playoff hero for a goaltender. Maybe the use of the word is too lose now. How many people were running around talking up Gary Shuchuk as a playoff hero after a stellar playoffs?
  6. If it was something you should know about, I would assume you would know. It's isn't something "Juicy" like you want it to be, but the impact was enough for the room.
  7. Yeeahh ok. Here is what you don't know. Halak lost the dressing room early in the Philly series for reasons better left unsaid. Halak worshipers forget that he isn't a team player AT ALL and yet have no issue taking the same stance against Price saying he is immature and not dedicated. Halak asked for a trade mid season remember? He wasn't a playoff hero then and his record suggests he isn't now. When the team quit on him it was a 5 game series. Halak took the exact same stance and quit on the team in game 5 when he came out of the crease to colide with Hamrlik for a loose puck (while on the PP ! ) giving the Flyers and easy empty net SH goal. His performance to that point was average at best. Do you have any idea what that says to the rest of the team when you don't trust a veteran Dman that is respected on the team to make the easy play and force the attacking player wide? Why did leaving the net empty while a man up become an acceptable option on that play? It wasn't, it showed what Halak thought of the rest of the team, and the bench noticed it as you can see by the rest of that game. Given the chance the players would have voted Halak off the team after that. That is not the unity that Gomez, Gionta, Cammy, Gill and Hamrlik (among others) spent the season preaching to the guys.
  8. Halak the savior and Halak this and that.... blah blah blah. Price is the guy, so for once in a century try to back this kid (yeah just a kid) and see how it turns out. Chicago fans aren't this pissed about losing the cup winning goalie and yet in Montreal a .500 playoff goalie is something to go on and on about.
  9. It's been done..... we don't have the cash. http://www.cyberpresse.ca/sports/hockey/20...03_section_POS1
  10. Sure it sounds great in theory, but every player is paid based on potential and they always have been. Every entry level contract does it with a $800K- $1M salary, then tack on the bonus structure ($2.2M total salary for Price's entry deal) and voila.... a potential based contract. It has always been that way, hell, even Michael Ryder got a deal like that and when he didn't live up to it, he walked as a UFA (Now the Bruins don't want his $4M ass either). I know what you're trying to say, but it really doesn't work that way right now in the NHL and I highly doubt the Habs will be the next trend setter in that regard.
  11. Or having their fathers sign a contract for them when they come home for a family funeral.
  12. Trunev will be in N.A. next season by all accounts. Then again the ruskies do have ways of forcing players to stay (see Valentenko, Pavel)
  13. Anyone hear what Lapierre signed for yet? I know it was a one year deal but nothing on the amount yet. EDIT:Edit #2 Nevermind he got $850,000 $900,000 for the one season.
  14. He has a passion for the game ala Ovechkin, and plays a similar style to Ovie. Now, I am in no way saying he will be as good as Ovechkin, these are just some things I have heard about him from a scout.
  15. Let's just hope the refs give our "Pronger" the same leniency when the time comes. not to mention Buffalo at 23 wanted him.
  16. I don't care where he plays initially (NHL preferred) as long as he stays at center. Even if Plex stays I would like to see Eller with Plex and cammy, but put Plex on the wing so Eller can get better/used to NHL calibre faceoffs. My choice is the 2nd line C (Plex for picks ! lol)
  17. we don't seem to agree alot, but you hit this one perfectly. Sweetheart starts for Halak made him look great, so he could be traded.... mission accomplished !
  18. Could be a good time for an ultra rare sign and trade x2..... What could Plex and Halak get us at the draft?
  19. I'm not a Halak supporter, but I am also not a hater. My concern is because Price is the future and it's easy to lose sight of that when one is playing well and the other was thrown to the wolves and stuggled at times. Management has to look long and hard and not lose sight of that fact as well. They need to remember Halak is 2 years older and in the same spot Price is now at 22 years of age. Halak has huge trade value right now and if needed (cap cash) he should be the one we move at the draft for a solid return. If we don't get a decent offer then you have to look at other options, but Price needs to play to develop. It doesn't happen when he turns 23 or 24 overnight. Let's face it, if both goalies were signed long term we wouldn't care who was playing and we would be happy to have such an embarassment of riches in net. One way or the other a decision looms over the front office, and I have little faith in Gauthier/Martin to get it right.
  20. Actually..... As of May 2008.......The six Canadian teams account for 31 per cent of the $1.1 billion (U.S.) in league ticket revenue. One third of all revenue is from only 6 (Canadian) of the 30 NHL teams
  21. He has amazing wheels and can catch just about anyone. Besides I'm sure he will be careful with it being the playoffs.
  22. I'm not a fan of Martin since his arrival, but I think the D pairings fall on Perry Pearn for this one. I wonder if PK is watching?
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