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Everything posted by hankhab

  1. Less term, perhaps? You are correct, letting him go for nothing would be just stupid, and nobody wins in arbitration. But the size issue is not getting any better. And please reread my post. I didn't say he shouldn't have been signed. I thought my point was obvious, I wonder about the usefulness of a small offensive centre when we have 3 better or more promising centres who will need the ice time, and our top 9 is too small. There, can you understand now?
  2. I love goal celebrations. Denis Savard always looked so happy after scoring, and Galchenyuk also get very fired up, just makes for more excitement. As for Cherry, I haven't agreed with anything he has said in the last 10 years or so. I have no issue with such displays.
  3. I must admit, the contracts noted above do make the Desharnes signing seem reasonable. However, just because we can find two players who just got overpaid, doesn't make the deal a great one. My problem with the contract is that we have Eller, Plekanics, Galchenyuk (who must be slowly transitioned into a centre) as three top two centers already. I think we need to move one of Plekanics, Desharnes or Gionta in the next year or so. I hate hearing how the Habs are too small, but with Gallager,Gionta, Plekanics, Desharnes and Briere all playing top 9 minutes, well, we are too small.
  4. Habs are hoping Conner Crisp is the answer in the future, is he eligible to play AHL or ECHL hockey this year? In a perfect world, he would turn into a Chris Neal type (I know we all hate him, but what a bonus to have a tough guy who intimidates everyone he can and takes regular, effective shifts).
  5. Actually, I believe Boston was fleeced on that trade with Dallas. I think Toronto paid a heavy price for Clarkson, but I think they are an improved team. Ottawa is a team I've really been impressed with the last few years too. I am, however, content to actually build through the draft, its the only way to build a contender.
  6. That idiot should be taped to a chair with his eyes propped open and forced to watch a video of all his shifts with the Habs, then asked if he feels the same about Parros. I don't know how Parros will do here, and I'm not a fan at all of fighting in hockey, but I've seen Laraques sorry antics, and I was not impressed. Perhaps politics is the right arena for this idiot.
  7. If Price plays like he did last game, its Habs in 6, maybe 5. I believe the rest of the team is much better than the Sens. Got to give it to Anderson though, he might be the best goalie in the league right now.
  8. Mike Duffy is a big idiot. I was at the game Saturday night, if the Habs play like that, its habs in 5.
  9. His best game as a Hab for sure, he looks real confident out there.
  10. He only knows Leafs players, every other team he gets confused.
  11. I actually like the Galy-Eller-Ryder line best as far as offense potential goes. But I agree, D-D cannot continue to get more ice time than Eller, he is not the player he was at this time last year.
  12. He will not win the norris. There is still to much bias against him. The media types will not vote him in because a.He is black. I could be wrong, but unfortunately, there are still a lot of closet biggets out there. b.He plays with swagger. The conservative types do not like this. c.He plays for the wrong team. You don't see him on coaches corner/leaf love in sitting on that old idiots knee. I believe PK is the clear favorite for the Norris, and I hope I am wrong about these things, but I fear I am not.
  13. The only thing that scares me about the leafs in the first round is the potential for extreme biased refereeing, you just know the leafs are going to get every break in the book. They have years of biased officiating to make up for.
  14. TSN has created the whole trade deadline buzz in Canada, they push it like crazy, and so if you don't make a deal, they act like your team has missed out on a shot at the cup, which is just crazy. Todays biggest deal, for instance, was gaborik moving to columbus. Have you seen him play this year? I wouldn't take that guy and his inflated paycheck for the proverbial role of hockey tape. The fact is, trade deadline is much more of a big deal for teams who are terrible and are trying to reload on young players and draft picks, than it is for teams on the right road, looking forward to some good playoff hockey.
  15. Actually, it is acceptable. There is no rule that says you have to start firing picks and prospects away on trade deadline day just because its the deadline. If there are no decent pickups at a reasonable price, then leave it. Especially if it is felt Bourque and Diaz are going to return for playoffs.
  16. I disagree. Iginla is a rental, wether or not he sees it that way. The Pens will not be resigning him next year, unless he is willing to take less than half of what he is being paid now. Habs have had a great season, but no need to start throwing away assets for players who will be around for 1 or 2 months.
  17. I think we've all seen Markovs game slipping slowly over the last 10 to 15 games, does anyone else think it makes sense to sit him for a bit? I think there has to be a time when management asks itself if its more important to win the division or have a well rested Markov in the lineup. maybe no more back to back games, or perhaps no practice during those rare 3 days off, but personally, I'd like to give him a game or 2 off and turn one of those 3 day gameless stretches into a week off for the guy.
  18. Thats one of the things about the 'new' Therrien I've come to appreciate this year, he could easily freak out and fire back in the media, but he keeps his cool, on the bench and after the games. He really has grown as a coach.
  19. I hope you are joking. And, all kidding aside, if you look back at Burkes deals, other than the Kessel blunder, he actually did pretty good. It was his ego and attitude which lead to his demise in T.O.
  20. I don't believe Subban will win the Norris this year. Is he the best defenceman in the league? No, honestly, he is not. Is he top 5? Yes, and he still has a lot to learn. He has all the tools to be the best, he just isn't there yet.
  21. You do not sit a kid like Galchenyuk. As long as his attitude is good, he plays. He is dangerous out there, and he is slowly finding his way. When you keep a kid like that with the big team, the intention is that he does not sit.
  22. Wasn't a penalty, but Subban still needs to learn a little self control. I know its easy to say but thats a play where he needs to play the puck, not go for the monster hit. I still think he's one of the most talented d-men in the league, and I think he will win the Norris some day soon.
  23. Good for Bouillon, but man, did he look bad on that Tavares goal, I don't know what he was thinking letting him walk right in like that when the other forward was obviously covered by Emelin.
  24. Dumont has done nothing that would make him needed once Bourque is back. Good road game by Habs, I like how this team stays patient and confident when the momentum swings against them. As for the Islanders, I think they really have an excellent core of young forwards, especially Tavares, he is, in my opinion, one of the top 5 players in the league, he is amazing with the puck. Nice to see Bourque back soon, our forward lines are just a little off, I'd like to see him, Galchenyuk and Eller out there for a few games, I really think that could work.
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