Some real stupid and ignorant Habs fans....all this dump the brother's **** is getting annoying. NO ****ing patience, this is part of why the team was so bad for such a long time, no willingness to let the young guns mature and go through the ups and downs. As soon as a player is in a down half or more of the fan base want him dumped. How many people wanted Kovy dumped? Now he is on fire and you see all the threads about resigning him. Learn to have some patience.
The good thing is we got lots of UFAs. The common theme is we need to make payroll cuts so we can pick up UFA players that will fill our needs.
Koivu - we resign if he takes a cut.
Kovalev- see Koivu
Tanguay - I can now see what Sutter and the rest saw in him. I was a big Tanguay booster all season long. Now I want him off this team. I wouldn't sign him if he pays to play here.
Plekanec - gone
Sergei - Young & talented. In and out of the line up. If he doesn't smarten up, he'll be more out than in.
Andrei - I wanna see what you can do on a decent line. Next year is your last year.
Higgins - stays
Lapierre - a keeper
Kosto - a keeper
Lats - gone. I don't care how many media types have a canip****. He's a total waste of roster space.
Lang - Great player, great attitude - sorry we're going in a different direction
Metro - wait and see who I can bring in.
Laraque - gone. i need your contract to pay someone else.
Stewart - in & out
D'Agostini - in & out
Komi - we sign
Hamrlik - stays
Gorges - stays
Bouillon - I like your heart but I don't know.
Schneider - gone
Brisebois - please go away.
Dandenault - I may keep you as a 13th forward/7th dman.
Price - you're no longer my #1
Halak - you just got your chance to prove yourself. You'll be splitting your time 50-50 with Mr. Oreo Cookie.
______ Koivu Kovalev
Higgins _____ Andrei
______ Lapierre Kostopoulos
______ _______ ________
D'Agostini, Stewart, Dandenault, Sergei.
Gainey, if you're staying, you got a whole lot of rebuilding to do.
I don't get it. I read many posters and I see Koivu still and again our no.1 center ??
What year are we? 1998?, 2001?, 2004?
When does Koivu will be our #3 center? When he will be 38yr old?
I don't get it.
Oh, and Bertuzzi : great one, it's good to laugh some time. Laughting is good for the spirit inside of us.
I see 29 other NHL teams and I see 29 better centers than Koivu. Many teams have 2 or 3 better centers than Koivu. This is getting a bad joke, head team of Habs are gettingway too incompetent, I mean going into playoffs with Koivu and Plekanec when there was Antropov and Jokinen available, when Brad Richards was traded for not so much in return, when Getzlaf, Richards (Mike), Carter, Kopitar and Zajak were available when Habs were in position to draft them.
I never saw a NHL team with so much incompetence for the position of #1 & #2 center, there is no excuse.
Also where is the leadership in this team? Oh I see : leadership when a coach is getting fired, yes yes, I see great lerdership !!
I hope all this bunch of incompetence will be gone after 4 defeat in a row next thursday.
Gainey, Timmins, Gauthier, Jarvis, Boivin OUT OUT OUT fired !!
Failure, rotten, incompetence, WRRRONG !!
Obviously this has been a bad year for this team, but it could have almost been predicted. A young group of promising players with all the pressure in the world on them. Everyone wants to point fingers, but nothing worked out for us this year. We've had more than our fair share of injuries to top line players.
Now we're getting worked over against the Bruins. Do you think that would be happening if they were missing Chara? We're missing Markov, who is easily as or more important to our success as Chara is to their success. We're missing the best player on our team!
As for crapping on our young players; sure I've been screaming for someone other than Plekanec since the playoffs last year. And yes, Getzlaf is better than A.Kost and I wish we had of picked him instead, but A Kost can still be a very good player for us.
This isn't our year. We hoped it would be, but things just haven't fallen into place. I think we have a lot of good pieces in place but we need to replace the older core of this team. I think we do need that superstar centre and I'd be willing to give up a lot to get it.
A lot needs to be done, but we're not starting at ground zero.