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Kid Dynomite 07-27-2013 01:00 PM

Colby Armstrong heading to Sweden
 
From his Twitter account:


Colby Armstrong ‏@armdog 8m
Hello Sweden and the people of Vaxjo. Canít wait to bring family over and jump right in. So exciting #newchapter @vaxjolakers #beauts

Colby Armstrong ‏@armdog 4m

Honestly gotta say itís been a great ride over here. What a life. Thanks to all the fans in all the cities Iíve played in here.

Colby Armstrong ‏@armdog 5m
Honestly gotta say itís been a great ride over here. What a life. Thanks to all the fans in all the cities Iíve played in here.

Colby Armstrong ‏@armdog 3m
I grew up like any kid dreaming to play in the NHL I got to do it and also MTL was my favourite team growing up and I got to wear the CH

Colby Armstrong ‏@armdog 2m

Honestly tho this has been a great journey so far my family and I are so thankful and now making this move to Sweden is so amazing.

Hugo Sham 07-27-2013 01:06 PM

Hej dŚ!

Dagistitsyn 07-27-2013 01:08 PM

Can't believe we let him walk without acquiring assets .. SMH :sarcasm:

LyricalLyricist 07-27-2013 01:09 PM

I like the montreal favourite team plug.

Forsead 07-27-2013 01:43 PM

Hard to hate the guy ! He once was a great 3rd liner, fringe second liner, but injuries have made him slow and less physical.

Jee 07-27-2013 01:45 PM

I already miss him :'(

the 07-27-2013 01:46 PM

We sure could have used his character here in Montreal.

overlords 07-27-2013 01:46 PM

So glad he's gone.

29dryden29 07-27-2013 02:55 PM

Sucks we let him go I bet we could have kept him for next to nothing. He was a great team guy and great fill in for injury times.

SirClintonPortis 07-27-2013 03:23 PM

Must be a surreal feeling to grow up a Habs fan and actually don the CH. Hope he does well in Sweden.

Stjonnypopo 07-27-2013 03:39 PM

It sucks that he wasn't good enough to continue playing in the NHL. If he were as good as a few years back Montreal would love this guy.

Lionel Mandrake 07-27-2013 03:39 PM

Who?

j/k

Not so great hockey player anymore, but can't help but wish him the best. Great guy.

LyricalLyricist 07-27-2013 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stjonnypopo (Post 69673053)
It sucks that he wasn't good enough to continue playing in the NHL. If he were as good as a few years back Montreal would love this guy.

He prob got an offer but prob two-way or something without security so he took his bags and walked away.

Stjonnypopo 07-27-2013 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist (Post 69673411)
He prob got an offer but prob two-way or something without security so he took his bags and walked away.

And I bet he's getting some decent money in Sweden, but with everything included (cars, schooling for his kids, rent, etc). Someone can correct me if I'm wrong?

Habs 07-27-2013 04:04 PM

Maybe he will fit better in a league that requires very little physical play.

Price My Man Crush 07-27-2013 05:05 PM

Nooooooooooo. My good buddy Colby :cry:

Stive Morgan 07-27-2013 05:10 PM

Miss him because of his personality. Damn he was likable. Wish him all the best.

Whitesnake 07-27-2013 05:31 PM

Good guy with no room for him in this NHL. Don't know him personnally, but do look like a nice guy and it's great that he seems to embrace this new challenge.

WhiskeySeven 07-27-2013 05:40 PM

The problem with him was that he looked terrified on the ice, was always bracing for impact a moment too soon. With his below-average skillset and style of play, it really diminished his worth.

blueberry 07-27-2013 05:43 PM

Shrug!!

Et le But 07-27-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overlords (Post 69670121)
So glad he's gone.

I don't understand the hate, he was nothing special but he was a solid minutes eater and was probably better than Moen for much of last season.

It made no sense to bring him back, because we have enough grinders under contract as is and injuries have depleted him of his ability to play physical and bang in garbage goals, but he was effective at riding out mismatches and actually created a fair bit of breakaways, even if he couldn't do anything with them.

Like I said, he won't be particularly missed outside the locker room and on twitter, but he actually served a purpose on the 4th line, unlike scrubs like Nokelainen or Weber playing out of position.

Anyway, I think this is a good move for him, hopefully it works out.

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven (Post 69676047)
The problem with him was that he looked terrified on the ice, was always bracing for impact a moment too soon. With his below-average skillset and style of play, it really diminished his worth.

This is the main reason he didn't have a place with the Habs going forward, but to be fair, his knees would probably disintegrate if he was hit hard, so he kinda had a point.

Bask 07-27-2013 06:26 PM

wait is he going to play on an international rink? skating from his zone to the bench took him over 30 seconds on NHL rinks, I can't imagine what it'll be over there

Price My Man Crush 07-27-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stjonnypopo (Post 69673601)
And I bet he's getting some decent money in Sweden, but with everything included (cars, schooling for his kids, rent, etc). Someone can correct me if I'm wrong?

I do hope it's the case because with all the taxes he's gonna pay over there... :laugh:

Analyzer* 07-27-2013 10:45 PM

Said it multiple times he'd struggle to find work in the NHL and I was right.

He brings nothing to the team that 100s of others can't.

Chris Cutter 07-27-2013 11:06 PM

The only thing he ever brought on the ice was get me pumped when he tied the game against Buffalo.


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