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11-11-2008, 09:21 AM
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As much as I like the guy and his heart to the game, I really think this means the end of Begin in Montreal. When you are passed over by Dandenault in the depth chart and that Kostopoulos makes your job better than u, you are pretty much screwed !

I guess I will have to choose a new nickname

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11-11-2008, 09:25 AM
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No matter who's playing, on a bang for the buck basis, the Habs have one of the worst fourth line in the league.
Really? I must have missed all those 20 goal scorers on all the other teams' 4th lines!

I think our normal 4th line: Lapierre/Kostopoulos/Laraque or Begin or Dandenault is as good as any in the league. This is 2008 and there are 30 teams in the league, everyone's 4th line is either journeymen, young players, or a mish mash of has beens and never weres.

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11-11-2008, 09:26 AM
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As much as I like the guy and his heart to the game, I really think this means the end of Begin in Montreal. When you are passed over by Dandenault in the depth chart and that Kostopoulos makes your job better than u, you are pretty much screwed !

I guess I will have to choose a new nickname
It's the Bégining of the end for him...

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11-11-2008, 09:27 AM
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Yeah, I'm really wondering about Begin's future. 1M a year and he can't even crack the lineup when Kostopoulous is out. Meaning that he's the 14th forward. Nice.

On another note, I agree with some of the earlier posters, trying Dandenault on the back end over Brisebois wouldn't be a bad idea. Still, he's a speedy fourth liner, should gel well with Lapierre. Maybe Laraque can draft some speed off of Dandenault, I don't know

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11-11-2008, 10:21 AM
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Gotta feel for Begin...but I think Dandy does a better job as a 4th liner and on the PK with Laps. Only a matter of time, and Begin will be asking for an out...

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11-11-2008, 10:24 AM
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And last year his dumb penalty got us eliminated again.
I don't know whats worse, people putting all the blame on Price (and a bit on Gainey for trading Huet) or people blaming Begin.

We got eliminated because we couldn't beat Biron. Plain and simple. No Begin does not mean we score more goals on Biron.

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11-11-2008, 10:28 AM
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I don't know whats worse, people putting all the blame on Price (and a bit on Gainey for trading Huet) or people blaming Begin.

We got eliminated because we couldn't beat Biron. Plain and simple. No Begin does not mean we score more goals on Biron.
100% the truth, he was stellar, if not for him we would have clobbered Philly.

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Dandenault skates really well, works really hard, but he is probably the least intelligent hockey player in NHL.
Our record is better with him but common he is a non-factor the best.

dandy, dandy,dandy

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Dandenault > Bégin

This year? For sure. Dandenault hasn't been half bad this year.

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11-11-2008, 10:53 AM
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Does anyone really think that Begin, and Dandenault, Kostopoulos, Lang, and Brisebois for that matter really have a future here?

They will all be gone next year, replaced my younger, cheaper, better players so room can be made to pay Koivu, Kovalev, Tanguay, and Komisarek.

Goodbye Begin, hello Stewart
Goodbye Kostopoulos, hello Pacioretty
Goodbye Dandy, hello D'Agostini
Goodbye Lang, hello Chipchura
Goodbye Brisebois, hello Emelin, Weber, or Carle

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11-11-2008, 10:55 AM
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It's the Bégining of the end for him...


I call him Coco.

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Does anyone really think that Begin, and Dandenault, Kostopoulos, Lang, and Brisebois for that matter really have a future here?

They will all be gone next year, replaced my younger, cheaper, better players so room can be made to pay Koivu, Kovalev, Tanguay, and Komisarek.

Goodbye Begin, hello Stewart
Goodbye Kostopoulos, hello Pacioretty
Goodbye Dandy, hello D'Agostini
Goodbye Lang, hello Chipchura
Goodbye Brisebois, hello Emelin, Weber, or Carle
Hey welcome aboard! Nice post, good read!

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11-11-2008, 11:04 AM
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Begin is passed over again. And by Dandenault? Sorry but this is a crappy move by the coach.
The only reason I can think of to put Dandenault in rather than Begin is that Dandy shoots right; maybe Carbo prefers to have him on the right wing of that line instead of a left shot like Begin? Although Lapierre shoots right, so it's not like that would be a line with three left shooters...

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11-11-2008, 11:10 AM
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Dandy will allow Carbo to have flexibility on the blue line at the same time.
Hammer is banged up, O'byrne who knows how he will do and Breezer we all know how he will do. Shoud the blue line be top shape, I think Carbo would have opt for Begin.

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Why is it always Bégin who copes?


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And last year his dumb penalty got us eliminated again.
I don't pick mistakes here and there. If that was true most of the team would be gone. And good god Breezy should have never been let in the NHL in the first place!

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11-11-2008, 11:50 AM
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It's gonna be a distraction....if it's not already.....like we ALL said it at the beginning of the year...

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11-11-2008, 11:56 AM
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11-11-2008, 12:04 PM
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I don't have any problems with Dandy taking the spot of Kostopoulos. Knowing that Hamrlik is maybe not at 100% it's not a bad thing to have another D in the lineup tonight.. I also think that the speed of both Lapierre and Dandenault on the 4th will put a lot of pressure on the Sen's not so good defenseman.

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11-11-2008, 12:33 PM
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Dandenault skates really well, works really hard, but he is probably the least intelligent hockey player in NHL.
Our record is better with him but common he is a non-factor the best.

dandy, dandy,dandy
You don't have to look far to find a less intelligent one. How about the part-time LW on the 4th line?

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11-11-2008, 12:40 PM
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As much as it sucks paying a 4th liner $1.75M.. Dandenault has been pretty okay this year. He's nothing great, but he plays a decent game of hockey. I have no problem with him being in the line-up.

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Sens have a slow defense. Dandy will cause some damage with Lapierre tonight.

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11-11-2008, 12:54 PM
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Dandy will work his butt off and use his speed to complement Lapierre play.

Begin-Lapierre-Dandenault = Speedy Energy Line with no idea where their team mates are, or where the net is.

PS: It's a coincidence they're all quebecois.
fixed that for you.

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imo dandy has been playing well enough, but i think the only reason he is getting more ice time than Begin is so that BG can build his trade value. Hopefully they can ship him out soon for a late pick and Begin get get some more games

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That's a good point. When you consider that upcoming Habs' UFA's like Tanguay, Koivu, Kovalev & Komisarek could all be in line for raises, especially Komisarek. Also, add arbitration-eligible RFA's like Plekanec & Higgins who could also be due for raises. The early 2009-10 salary cap prediction I've read has the amount going down by $2-3 million. Some of the fringe players will likely leave, or take pay cuts in order to stay, paving the way for younger farm hands to step up, or else other NHL UFA veterans willing to play in Montreal will be signed.

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Does anyone really think that Begin, and Dandenault, Kostopoulos, Lang, and Brisebois for that matter really have a future here?

They will all be gone next year, replaced my younger, cheaper, better players so room can be made to pay Koivu, Kovalev, Tanguay, and Komisarek.

Goodbye Begin, hello Stewart
Goodbye Kostopoulos, hello Pacioretty
Goodbye Dandy, hello D'Agostini
Goodbye Lang, hello Chipchura
Goodbye Brisebois, hello Emelin, Weber, or Carle

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