Samsonov wants to leave the Habs !!
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02-06-2007, 09:05 AM
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I'm disappointed because he was starting to turn it around.
I hate to say it but I really think Carbo's questionable decision-making towards Samsonov all year basically ruined him. He had it out for him since the start of the season. Benching him the other day after Sammy had been playing great was the icing on the cake.
Carbo is a good guy but he has alot to learn (and he will learn it). This will not bode well for future UFAs. Now we won't even be able to sign Russians!
Sometimes, fortunately it doesn't happen often but I see shades of Mario Tremblay in Carbo's decisions makings. He's trying too hard to prove a point, a little cocky and loves to confront his players, not sure he'll last long doing that. Obviously he has a better hockey mind that Tremblay had at the time and will ever have, but he has to work on his own attitude, I believe.
As far as attracting UFA's, the only reason why I think UFA'S would not come here, is not because we bench our struggling UFA'S, you don't want to sit out, play hard and you won't. The real problem is that UFA'S, might start thinking if the Montreal's style of play will give them enough liberty to still be (if it's already the case) an offensive player.
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