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12-17-2008, 06:44 PM
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Just had a talk with Eklund about Sundin and the Habs...

This opportunity to speak with eklund was a phone conference call listed on his site hockeybuzz.com at 6--7 today....I joined in the call...

I just had the opportunity to speak to Eklund on the phone about Sundin and the Habs...

I ask him what is the real reason why Sundin didn't pick the Habs...He Said " Sundin has alot of respect for Bob Gainey and the Montreal Canadiens organization...the reason he didn't pick the Habs is because of our media circus ...that is the main reason"....

I also asked Eklund if Gainey is pursuing anybody...he said " Bob is putting some SERIOUS enquiries about Jay bouwmeester and Shanahan"...

I also asked him why Gainey hasn't been able to have success with attracting top free agents and be able to make trades for superstars...he said " top free agents are looking for top dollars and the tax system in Quebec is working against Gainey...players can make 20-30% more with other teams"...with regards to top player trades...he said " other GM are trying to take advantge of Gainey because of the poor situation in Quebec with taxes and media...hence no big trades from Gainey."

It's dissapointing that these are the sad realities why our team is having a hard time to atttract top players...

But on a bright note...Gainey has done a great job with assembling a good scouting team, drafting good prospects and created some depth in our prospect pool...

So lets hope our coach and management team can solve some of the current issues and have a good playoff run...

Go habs Go!

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12-17-2008, 06:47 PM
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Wow I bet Eklund really had to put time and effort into that research. Any hockey fan with half a brain knows this about Montreal.

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12-17-2008, 06:52 PM
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ya, no media circus in toronto or anything...

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That means it must be true.

Good job.

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ya, no media circus in toronto or anything...
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Please, give me a break, I didn't see yet one player refusing to play for the Yankees because of the media circus.

If they can't handle some pressure, I do not want to see them play with the Habs anyway.

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12-17-2008, 07:09 PM
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Please, give me a break, I didn't see yet one player refusing to play for the Yankees because of the media circus.

If they can't handle some pressure, I do not want to see them play with the Habs anyway.
Can't compare the two. The Yankees can pay players $10+ million, the Canadiens cannot.

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12-17-2008, 07:56 PM
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You'd think if Eklund was aware of the team's inability to sign big name free agents he'd stop using the Habs in every rumour he makes up.

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12-17-2008, 08:00 PM
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eklund is a joke, why would you call into his conference?

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Give me his number so I can tell that thief off.

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Give me his number so I can tell that thief off.
lol.

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I also asked Eklund if Gainey is pursuing anybody...he said " Bob is putting some SERIOUS enquiries about Jay bouwmeester and Shanahan"...
Ooooooohhh, so this where the Jay-Bo to Montreal rumor came from? :

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Come on guys, Eklund is a poster here on HF. Which means he is covered under the same rules as any other poster. You can disagree with things he puts on his site, but flaming him is not allowed.

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12-17-2008, 08:39 PM
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Come on guys, Eklund is a poster here on HF. Which means he is covered under the same rules as any other poster. You can disagree with things he puts on his site, but flaming him is not allowed.
Eklund is a dirt sheet reporter. That might sound OMG BAD but we accept them in every other form of entertainment. I have no problem with Eklund because I don't expect his rumours and hearsay to become true. Others do, which is why people have such a huge problem with him. He reports what he hears, period. Nothing wrong with that. What's wrong is people expecting miracles (hearsay becoming fact).

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Come on guys, Eklund is a poster here on HF. Which means he is covered under the same rules as any other poster. You can disagree with things he puts on his site, but flaming him is not allowed.

Wait, so if he wasn't a poster here then we could flame him to high heaven? If the answer is yes then I think the HF mod squad should make a poll to wether or not we as a community should ban him. I vote ban and flame away...

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Wait, so if he wasn't a poster here then we could flame him to high heaven? If the answer is yes then I think the HF mod squad should make a poll to wether or not we as a community should ban him. I vote ban and flame away...
That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever read on this forum.

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That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever read on this forum.
Someone wanting to flame Ecklund is the most ridiculous thing you've read on HF? Then you've clearly never entered an Ecklund thread before...

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Can't compare the two. The Yankees can pay players $10+ million, the Canadiens cannot.
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Someone wanting to flame Ecklund is the most ridiculous thing you've read on HF? Then you've clearly never entered an Ecklund thread before...
I was referring to the part where you want to make a poll to ban him. I mean, he has every right to be member of this forum as long as he respects the rules. Anyways, just my opinion.

And I can't remember entering an Eklund thread

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Can't compare the two. The Yankees can pay players $10+ million, the Canadiens cannot.
Sure you can. The Yankees don't need to overpay baseball players to come play for them. Yes they are offering a ton of money, but they are not offering a 10M$ extra to free agent. At the same amount of money, free agents will choose the Yankees.

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Please, give me a break, I didn't see yet one player refusing to play for the Yankees because of the media circus.

If they can't handle some pressure, I do not want to see them play with the Habs anyway.
Thats because the yankees can and do pay more then any other team in baseball. And its not that these guys can't handle some pressure, its just that they have a choice and choose not to like most anybody would.

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12-17-2008, 09:27 PM
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Eklund is a dirt sheet reporter. That might sound OMG BAD but we accept them in every other form of entertainment. I have no problem with Eklund because I don't expect his rumours and hearsay to become true. Others do, which is why people have such a huge problem with him. He reports what he hears, period. Nothing wrong with that. What's wrong is people expecting miracles (hearsay becoming fact).
I agree LR, personally I take what Eklund says with a grain of salt so to speak. To me he's entertainment and nothing more. If I want serious hockey information, there are other places I usually go.

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Wait, so if he wasn't a poster here then we could flame him to high heaven? If the answer is yes then I think the HF mod squad should make a poll to wether or not we as a community should ban him. I vote ban and flame away...
Well you could flame him within reason. As for having him removed, that isn't a decision that can be made by the mods. The people that run HF feel he has every right to be here. So as long as he is a poster, he's protected, just like everyone else.


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I agree LR, personally I take what Eklund says with a grain of salt so to speak. To me he's entertainment and nothing more. If I want serious hockey information, there are other places I usually go.



Well you could flame him within reason. As for having him removed, that isn't a decision that can be made by the mods. The people that run HF feel he has every right to be here. So as long he is a poster, he's protected, just like everyone else.
Yeah i agree with him being a poster. He has every right to be here, he writes blogs yes, so does the rest of the world, and you guys end up reading them right? So whats the problem? Its just giving him more publicity. You don't like his stuff? Don't read it. Simple, he can stay here all he wants.

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Thats because the yankees can and do pay more then any other team in baseball. And its not that these guys can't handle some pressure, its just that they have a choice and choose not to like most anybody would.
Give me a break, it not like the hockey players were the professionnals athletes with the most pressure... look at football quarterback, soccer players in Europe, pitchers in baseball.

The Yankees are offering nearly as much as any others teams...they just have a lot of those players with high salaries...but again, they don't need to highly overpay a player.

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Seems I've stirred up a bit of a kufuffle here. I was mostly kidding about banning Ecklund. My point is more that if you're going to sell information that is mostly regarded as tabloid info, being a poster on a message board shouldn't protect your "information" from public scrutiny.
That said I should have included a somewhere in my original post...

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Seems I've stirred up a bit of a kufuffle here. I was mostly kidding about banning Ecklund. My point is more that if you're going to sell information that is mostly regarded as tabloid info, being a poster on a message board shouldn't protect your "information" from public scrutiny.
That said I should have included a somewhere in my original post...
Lol, sorry if I overreacted then.

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