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04-10-2008, 07:22 AM
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I mean... if we have to play the Caps at some point.. that would be very ... uncomfortable knowing he gave Huet to Washington for nothing... or next to nothing..

He could very well end his own playoff run by a panic trade at the deadline.

What panic at the trade deadline? The organization decided that it wanted to go with Price and so far that is working out well. Heck I believe the only time we would meet them would be in the conference finals which would be great to get to!!

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04-10-2008, 07:35 AM
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I'm not reading thru 5 pages of post so maybe someone already mentionned this but ....

who should be more scared ?

The Habs playing a very motivated Huet, or...

The Caps playing a team that knows their goaltender's weak spots inside and out, having shot against him every day in practice for 3 years ?

I know which one I like.

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04-10-2008, 09:55 AM
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I mean... if we have to play the Caps at some point.. that would be very ... uncomfortable knowing he gave Huet to Washington for nothing... or next to nothing..

He could very well end his own playoff run by a panic trade at the deadline.

What makes you think it was a panic trade? Obviously Gainey would have preferred that the Caps not make the playoffs but now that they have and now that Huet belongs to them, I doubt he's going to spend more than a split-second thinking about it. Since his reasons likely have very little to do with what happens this year, I also doubt he will question his decision based on a head to head battle this season between the two teams. Regardless, if the Caps beat the Habs, it will not be because of Huet. It'll be because of Ovechkin.

Most importantly, though, why would Bob Gainey, whose every move has made him look like a genius so far, be uncomfortable with his decision? Because a few amateurs with keyboards, big mouths and no credentials might question him? That'll be the day. As it is nobody expected the Habs to be this good this year. Gainey has already proven himself to be beyond criticism and defied all expectations. So no, he's not going to sweat it even one little bit.

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04-10-2008, 09:59 AM
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Gainey put Washington into the playoffs, not Ovechkin. If Kolzig was between the pipes they would have never made it. If that was a calculated move, it was an odd one.
I prefer seeing an inexperienced washington into the playoffs than Carolina...But that's just me.

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04-10-2008, 10:00 AM
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Maybe Gainey should instead sweat a tad over.....Theodore???

Eastern Finals: Habs vs Caps
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Maybe Gainey should instead sweat a tad over.....Theodore???

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that'll be the day....


I can easily remember the chants of "Thé--ooooo!!! Thé-----ooo!!!" the last time the Avs came to Montreal and got whoppered 8-5.

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Maybe Gainey should instead sweat a tad over.....Theodore???

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Theo was first star in his first game...who knows

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What makes you think it was a panic trade?
To me, it appears to have been a panic trade. BG had some time to move Huet before the deadline. If he had the vision that Price was ready, he could have threw the word out a couple months before.

A lot of GM's were reported to have no idea Huet was available, which leads me to believe it was a panic move more than anything. It has worked out great so far, but its a trade that could impact our success this playoff year.

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04-10-2008, 11:07 AM
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04-10-2008, 11:08 AM
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To me, it appears to have been a panic trade. BG had some time to move Huet before the deadline. If he had the vision that Price was ready, he could have threw the word out a couple months before.

A lot of GM's were reported to have no idea Huet was available, which leads me to believe it was a panic move more than anything. It has worked out great so far, but its a trade that could impact our success this playoff year.
I don't think the decision was made a few months before. I think the play of both guys cystallized things a bit, at least pointed them in the direction they ended up in.

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04-10-2008, 11:11 AM
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To me, it appears to have been a panic trade. BG had some time to move Huet before the deadline. If he had the vision that Price was ready, he could have threw the word out a couple months before.

A lot of GM's were reported to have no idea Huet was available, which leads me to believe it was a panic move more than anything. It has worked out great so far, but its a trade that could impact our success this playoff year.
This wasn't a panic move. He just wanted to get rid of Huet and Gainey has a history of dealing with Washington. May I remind you that Bryzgalov, a very good goalie, was put on waivers because no one wanted to pay much for him? Gainey's goal was probably to trade Huet to make cap space for Hossa, and if it didn't work out (Hossa), at least have something in return and be able to move on with Price. If it was truly a panic move, explain to me howcome it was done 5 hours before the deadline was up?

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Let's remember that, among the most credible rumors, one was that Hossa + Hedberg were getting here.

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This wasn't a panic move. He just wanted to get rid of Huet and Gainey has a history of dealing with Washington. May I remind you that Bryzgalov, a very good goalie, was put on waivers because no one wanted to pay much for him? Gainey's goal was probably to trade Huet to make cap space for Hossa, and if it didn't work out (Hossa), at least have something in return and be able to move on with Price. If it was truly a panic move, explain to me howcome it was done 5 hours before the deadline was up?
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04-10-2008, 11:43 AM
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posters who don't beleive in Gainey

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04-10-2008, 03:26 PM
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To me, it appears to have been a panic trade. BG had some time to move Huet before the deadline. If he had the vision that Price was ready, he could have threw the word out a couple months before.

A lot of GM's were reported to have no idea Huet was available, which leads me to believe it was a panic move more than anything. It has worked out great so far, but its a trade that could impact our success this playoff year.
To me, it appears that you don't really read and absorb what many others have written here.

But to address two points I didn't mention yesterday:

"Gainey could have put the word out a couple of months before".

A couple of months before, Price was not playing regularly and not at the top of his game. Halak was also not at the top of his game. The improvement of Halak and especially the emerging confidence of Price (the back to back wins over Philly for instance) became evident only in the last couple of weeks before the deadline.

"A lot of GM's were reported to have no idea Huet was available,"

No kidding! Why would Gainey want to talk to EVERY team? There were very few teams in the market for a #1 goaltender. Ottawa was out of the question, as were ALL of the other teams in the NorthEast or Atlantic Divisions, since they were the chief playoff rivals of the Habs. In the SouthEast, Tampa Bay was looking to dump salary long-term, which didn't fit Gainey's plan. Washington was done with the Habs for the season by the time of the deadline. Carolina, while done, didn't need a goalie. Neither do Atlanta or Florida.

No one in the West needed a #1 goalie, and furthermore, trading Huet to Washington had the ADVANTAGE of helping a team that would no longer play the Habs, but could beat RIVALS of the Habs!

Once again, I think this was an absolutely brilliant move, the farthest from panic you could find.

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04-10-2008, 03:58 PM
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I mean... if we have to play the Caps at some point.. that would be very ... uncomfortable knowing he gave Huet to Washington for nothing... or next to nothing..

He could very well end his own playoff run by a panic trade at the deadline.
He wouldn't have traded him if he thought he would sweat over it. Plus, he kept the better goalie and Montreal has lots of game tape of Huet and Rollie as well knows his weaknesses..advantage Montreal.

But, let's worry about the Bruins first...your getting ahead of yourself.

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04-11-2008, 08:38 PM
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I guess Gainey is sweating buckets over Huet now












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04-11-2008, 08:51 PM
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Watching Huet tonight i'm glad we went with Price, only first game but...

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04-11-2008, 09:01 PM
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He let in some horrible goals.

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Huet has let in two very soft goals at the worst time for the Caps. Philly's second and third tallies had an odor.

it's still early but to win big you have to be strong and steady with the little details.

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04-11-2008, 09:32 PM
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Who thinks he chokes and lets the Flyers tie?


Well I guess the game is over.

But the Caps won in spite of Huet rather than because of him.

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Title: You think Gainey is sweating a tad over Huet?

Answer: If he was, not anymore

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04-23-2008, 02:14 PM
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Who thinks he chokes and lets the Flyers tie?


Well I guess the game is over.

But the Caps won in spite of Huet rather than because of him.
He did!

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Montreal IMO would rip Huet to shreds, every single player knows his weaknesses.
It would be like the last Olympics where Forsberg told the Swedes all of Niitymaki's weak areas of play.

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I said it before, Ill say it again, he had no reason to be sweating over it.

We have a gem in Price.

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