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07-21-2011, 08:58 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
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with or without the ********n overpaid Markov we arent going to win anything
so wtf are we gambling on him for
its not like ehroff in Buffalo ...they are a good team on the rise ....he is 28 not 33 coming off 3 injuried years in a row
If Buffalo has lets say a shot of competing for a cup in 4 years he is only 33 and not finished ...plus Buffalo`s core is betetr than ours
Markov in Detroit, San Jose , Boston and a few others fine ...gamble away you have a shot at a cup
who the F arew we going to take out in the next 3 years ?
Wow, I hope you simply forgot to post the sarcastic smiley face.
Montreal without Gorges or Markov or Pacioretty (or even Cole) took the Stanley Cup Champions to over time of game seven and barely lost. Over the 7 games, we scored the same number of goals as the Bruins. Are you really going to try and tell anyone that Markov doesn't score at least 1 valuable goal or make at least a single assist on a valuable goal if he were playing??? Our team is quite strong, even with the perceived weakness of Gomez as our #2 center. Markov, as long as he stays healthy, makes us a contender in the East. We are not guaranteed to win the Cup, but providing we stay healthy, we can sure as heck challenge for it.
How you think we can not challenge for the Cup WITH a healthy Markov when we have done as well as we have over the last 2 seasons without him is...mind boggling.
The Sabres are a good team, and will be a strong contender as long as Roy recovers from his injury, Erhoff continues his offensive development and we learn if he was helping the Sedins or simply benefited from their offensive creativity, and as long as Myers returns to form.
Our core consists of guys like Cammalleri, Gionta, Plekanec, Subban and Price, all back from last year. We now add a healthy Markov, Cole, Pacioretty, and Gorges, and that is looking quite nice. We also hope some kids like Eller, Desharnais, and Yemelin step up and prove that they have what it takes to play in this league. We have strong role players like Gill and Darche. Finally, we have guys like Gomez and Kostitsyn who may or may not be very good or very bad on any given night. In other words, we have an improved version of the team that went to the Eastern Conference Finals 2 years ago, and almost beat the Cup Champions in 7 games last year. That really doesn't excite you as a Habs fan??
Man, the only thing I am holding out some hope for is that we spend some money to get Scott Hannan to play for our defence and hurt some people, and that we sign a guy like Brad Winchester to give us some more beef. We have as good a chance to be #1 in our division as Buffalo or Boston, and considering how well we played Boston throughout the season, including the playoffs, I like our chances better than Boston's...especially now that Shanahan will be in charge of disciplining infractions rather than "Daddy" Campbell.
GO HABS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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