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  1. This.

    We would have to give more away for a team to take Kaberle. If this year was the last of his contract he would be marketable, since it's not nobody wants to pay him next year.

    Why is everyone playing word games? It's semantics. His contract makes him untradeable. The precise reason why he's still with the organization. I hope MB can prove the so called experts who said so from the beginning wrong.
  2. I guess we now have conclusive evidence that Kaberle was untradeable.

    Exactly...we were warned when the trade was made. As for taking money back? Of course they would, if it was better than buying him out. Which happens this summer. Now go get Jagr or Clowe and try to get more home dates in the playoffs. Gain valuable experience for our young players, and make the Kaberle buyout easier to digest.
  3. Playing GM just isn't my scene. But I'd love to see them get Jagr to play with Pleks. Is one of our 2nd round picks too much? Not enough? Would a prospect be needed? I was so surprised Molson bought out Gomez. A nice playoff run with plenty of home dates would be a nice reward for cutting that big cheque.

  4. Machine? 401 is 826 kms long, starts in your town Windsor. Another 35kms and your at my exit. Beer is on me. However, I'm not buying that it's ignorance. In fact, i find it odd that you're so easily labeling a group of people with that tag. So you're not ignorant? Not saying you are at all. But go easy on calling people ignorant.

  5. I hate the Bruins, especially growing up 30 minutes from Boston in NH, you wouldn't believe the ignorance among fans. At least if they lose, I won't have to put up with it at the office. Nobody in South Florida knows hockey exists, and the only athlete is Lebron.

    I was in cottage country, north of Montreal last summer. Sipping beer, a group of us, late 30's early 40's, good times. A Bruin fan from Montreal was there. Irish background apparently. He drops an "n" bomb to describe PK in front of people he's never met. What a fool. Sadly my work has taken me to Boston alot over the years. His opinion is shared by many in that city.
  6. Sorry Laddie, don't touch the stuff. Maybe you could except my offer and come up with something reasonable? That would be the whole point of my contribution, to get you boys to brave up.

    I have no problem with what you're doing. Shake it up. Contribute. I read everyone's proposals. Dreaming up trades isn't my thing. I just feel like Gallagher is here to stay. Untouchable? No, but part of the future.
  7. The comparison is worth making because there was SO much hysteria over the loss of Boucher at the time, and so much of it was predicated on the ideas that, first, Jacques Martin was the worst coach in the history of mankind, and second, Boucher was some kind of super-genius whose departure we would live to regret for years to come. Given the intensity of this argument it makes sense to go back and revisit it now.

    It turns out both the JM defenders (e.g., me) and the Boucher-boosters (seemingly 90% of the board) were both wrong - the ideal coach for the Habs was...Michel Therrien!!! :nuts::nuts::nuts:

    Just no, please. Completely comparing apples and oranges. Different personnel, situations. That's like saying Therrien is a genius, and both Martin and Boucher are morons. All 3 can coach. So much more goes into it. That's the stuff you see written by 12 year olds on TSN comments after a game.
  8. Guy Boucher gets let go from Tampa Bay, no replacement has yet been named. (I have to think Jon Cooper is a contender for the job though.) He winds up with a 97-78-20 record with the Bolts. By comparison, Jacques Martin, who some here wanted fired for Boucher, had a 96-75-25 record with the Habs. 1 game difference and the Habs had 3 more points (and each team had 1 ECF appearance).

    You're normally a wealth of info, and I read all your posts. But that comparison is irrelevant. I can't believe some still talk about Jacques Martin, who cares? For that matter, I wasn't concerned when Boucher took the Tampa job, and the same goes for Kirk Muller. Both are young men, and can return to Montreal one day if they were any good at coaching. Personally, I laugh at that super intense face Boucher makes. He looked to me like the classic wound too tight coach. His act wears thin. Easy to say now, sure.
  9. Isles are alright this season. Streit is healthy, Tavares is one of the best centers in the game, Moulson is great, Grabner is looking better and they got guys like Matt Martin still doing great things when not on the scoresheet.

    Exactly...this was also a classic let down game after the emotional win in Boston. The Islanders were the home underdog. It was played in a crappy, half empty arena. Price has let in a few bad ones, but we know he'll bounce back from this.
  10. Sam Pollock ? How is this even relevant in modern hockey ?

    How did we tank last season ? By trading Gill and Kostitsyn ? By injuring Gionta and Markov on purpose ? Playing Price 65 times ?

    We didn't tank. We sucked. Tanking would have been unloading Markov, Plekanec, Cole, Gill and Kostitsyn and suck for 3-4 seasons.

    I'm with you on this Joe, but it's an interesting debate. The language controversy was not a plan to get a better draft pick. I share the same feeling for the Penguins, who tanked so badly, they nearly moved to Kansas City. Are we supposed to give them credit for drafting Crosby, Malkin and Fleury?
  11. Colorado matches. Boy, that was fast. He can't be dealt by the Avs for one calendar year. The trade deadline usually is in early March so there could be a small window to trade for him next year (for those who wanted the Habs to go after him).

    Imagine how the Avs must feel. Draft and develop a player. Try to stay within a salary structure. Keep costs down/appropriate. Only to have some turd from a crappy team that has no talent on the horizon come in and blow your offer out of the water. What was the point of the lockout anyway?
  12. It's because "Leaf Nation" has a tendency to overrate every single goalie they have coming out of their junior system. I remember people calling Reimer, "Getting Price the same year a couple rounds up"

    Ya, I had to put up with Justin Pogge, I believe that's his name, was better than Carey Price.
  13. Well CC. If you feel like Hab29 is spot on, and the slow start is the reason for the deal. Then MB is not as cool and calculated as some think. I find it laughable to shrug off a slow start, especially when it seems to define a career. Fix the problem. In fact, I heard Ray Ferraro say something to that effect on local radio.

  14. While it's fun to play GM or coach, I'm a fan, that's it. My team would roll 5 lines and dress 8 defenceman. That's how attached I get to our players. I'd have kept Gill for killing penalties, and MA Bergeron strictly for 5 on 3 situations. So you see where I'm coming from. I liked Cole the player, and I liked Ryder the player back in the day. But I'll say this...Cole sure sounded like a wanker earlier on when he talked about retirement. And these slow starts are annoying and unacceptable. Dude, look into your diet, your off season training regiment. Something, anything to address the way he coasts until Xmas. He's a good player, but he's now been in Carolina twice, Edmonton, Montreal, and Dallas. That's telling in my opinion.

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