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01-02-2011, 07:03 AM
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Now let's forget about this guy forever
Why? I think the same was probably said about Picard too.

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I think there should be a sub forum for each of the players who happen to play or have played for the Montreal Canadiens, there, their fanboys and girls could whine when we 'lose' them for 'nothing'...

I, for one, am intrigued by this Festerling, wondering if he could be a system guy like JM loves. Or they just got an AHL D, so that one that was up will stay with the big club (Weber), so that they will be able to trade one of our NHL D to get another forward...

Naaaa, they just got something for a guy that had little to no value (Lapierre)...

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01-03-2011, 01:55 AM
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Here is my evaluation of Brett Festerling
Pros Great team guy you do not Captain a memorial cup winner without character
a good hitter in he was second in hits in Anaheim despite playing only 42 games
and his hip check was feared in the WHL
great work ethic
makes the simple play

cons for the way he plays maybe undersized and can get outmuscled on the forecheck
sometimes his gap control can be questioned as he backs in too much
his pass out of the defensive zone he chips it out just to get it out of the zone
too much for my liking
Can't fight

interesting the player he was compared to as a junior was Josh Gorges
Has a twin brother Garret playing in Germany
In Junior was traded from Tri cities to Vancouver that seem to revive his Career
I hope history repeats itself as I think he was mishandled in Anaheim

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01-03-2011, 03:10 AM
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Here is my evaluation of Brett Festerling
Pros Great team guy you do not Captain a memorial cup winner without character
a good hitter in he was second in hits in Anaheim despite playing only 42 games
and his hip check was feared in the WHL
great work ethic
makes the simple play


cons for the way he plays maybe undersized and can get outmuscled on the forecheck
sometimes his gap control can be questioned as he backs in too much
his pass out of the defensive zone he chips it out just to get it out of the zone
too much for my liking
Can't fight

interesting the player he was compared to as a junior was Josh Gorges . Has a twin brother Garret playing in Germany
In Junior was traded from Tri cities to Vancouver that seem to revive his Career.
I hope history repeats itself as I think he was mishandled in Anaheim

Thanks for the great info on Brett.

I'm hoping that Festerling will be a solid #5-6 dman for us...one day. Or at the very least, get a decent chance to prove himself with coach JM's system...

If the Habs gave Picard plenty of chances, then why not give at least 5 to 10 games to Brett Festerling. They have the same number of NHL games played, no? (or close?!).

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...They have the same number of NHL games played, no? (or close?!).
Alex Picard: 222 games played as of today
(http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=62277)

Brett Festerling: 83 games played as of today
(http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=62625)

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Montreal needs to shore up their D in Hamilton with Webber being called up. Doubt we will see Festerling with Montreal this year unless we get a lot of injuries. I think Montreal needs to replenish their D prospects considering the dwindeling shelf life of veterans like Hammer, Spacek and Gill. I am guessing that they are hoping Festerling could become a solid stay-at-home 6th defenseman next year or in 2012.

Obviously Lapierre's play was slipping and he did not mesh with Martin, so the GM wanted to give him a chance to play somewhere else. Getting Festerling in return is better than losing Lapierre to waivers.

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Now that Gorges is gone

I know it seems like its time to push the panic button because our king and saviour Josh Gorges has left us but nonetheless the vaunted Maxim Lapierre trade now seems like the most valuable trade in Canadiens history.

But whySerious Habit? you may ask.

The answer, in the image below, speaks for itself:



They have somehow been able to take an *unconfirmed* captain of a WHL team and replace him with another captain *unconfirmed* WHL team.

That's right from Rockets to Giants, Gauthier has been able to pull of one of the most epic trades of all time.

I believe do you?

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01-06-2011, 08:00 PM
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I discussed the Gorges/Festerling parallels in the "Welcome Festerling Thread"... It's scary.. We'll see what he's got

EDIT: Also, I thought the poll question was "Should we call him up?" so I voted no. But now that I read the question, I see no "unconfirmed" button.. We're not 100% sure that that's Festerling in that picture

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Obvious Shop. That's Niinimaa.

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