HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Montreal Canadiens
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

price drafted @ #5

View Poll Results: #5 overall draft *****
carry price 62 78.48%
anze kopitar 17 21.52%
marc staal 0 0%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-24-2011, 01:07 PM
  #1
jadensdad
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 46
vCash: 500
price drafted @ #5

who would you take in that draft? How different would our present be with a different choice.

I respect gainey and gauthier for their choice. They made a good one.

Pierre Mcguire will be our next GM in about 4 years. I like mr gauthier and he is an active gm who tries his best. Everybody has a shelf life ..........

jadensdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:08 PM
  #2
pine*
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montréal
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,340
vCash: 500
2005? Carey Price.

Or Gilbert Brule

pine* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:12 PM
  #3
Blind Gardien
Global Moderator
nexus of the crisis
 
Blind Gardien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Four Winds Bar
Country: France
Posts: 19,868
vCash: 500
I wanted Brule. Was really keen on him from a couple years before the draft, and salivating with the thought we might get him.

Also really like Bobby Ryan in that draft, and really disliked Pouliot from my OHL experiences watching the two. There are probably dozens of posts I made here lamenting the Price pick, I really thought it was dumb to pick a goalie that high, especially when others like Rask and Pavelec would have been available further back.

Cool for us how it all turned out, however. Pouliot getting picked #4 perhaps saved us there, then Brule quasi-busting took that heat off. And of course now, finally, Price is 1 year into his ascension to deity status. So a belated

Blind Gardien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:13 PM
  #4
Myron Gaines*
Trop Giou
 
Myron Gaines*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,391
vCash: 500
6 years later.

Myron Gaines* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:14 PM
  #5
All-Star
Registered User
 
All-Star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Snake Mountain
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,430
vCash: 500
I really wanted Brule or Kopitar, but I was fine with the Price pick.

All-Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:14 PM
  #6
FrankMTL
Registered User
 
FrankMTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,753
vCash: 500
I hated the pick at the time, but it had more to do with there being high profile names still available. Plus the fact that we had Jose Theodore, it didn't seem to address any of our needs. Well, give credit where credit is due..I guess Timmins and Gainey knew something was up with the goalie situation, and sure enough they reduced the size of the goalie equipment. They knew that since Theo was a small guy, he might have issues with the reduced pad sizes. At the time like most of us, I wanted Brule but would have been happy with Kopitar too (i was a little uneasy about Kopitar since he was coming from a non traditional hockey market). In the end, they made the right choice.

Now the question becomes, would you take Kopitar or Price if you had the chance to do it all over again?

FrankMTL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:15 PM
  #7
MTL-rules
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,319
vCash: 500
At the time : Brule (Thank god I wasn't the GM)

Now : Price

Last year with Halak on the team : Kopitar

MTL-rules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:17 PM
  #8
Ozymandias
#firetherrien
 
Ozymandias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hockey Mecca
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,438
vCash: 500
Gimme a break. Pierre McGuire GM of the Habs? I'll quit the Habs.


Just the fact he didn't have the vision to at least recognize that Price could as much turn out a franchise player than Staal and Kopitar (and even more than they are actually), says a lot about his lack of credibility for the actual professional job of GM.

McGuire is the opposite of how Habs GMs usually are.

Ozymandias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:20 PM
  #9
Gustave
Registered User
 
Gustave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Here
Country: Vatican City State
Posts: 3,089
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
I wanted Brule. Was really keen on him from a couple years before the draft, and salivating with the thought we might get him.

Also really like Bobby Ryan in that draft, and really disliked Pouliot from my OHL experiences watching the two. There are probably dozens of posts I made here lamenting the Price pick, I really thought it was dumb to pick a goalie that high, especially when others like Rask and Pavelec would have been available further back.

Cool for us how it all turned out, however. Pouliot getting picked #4 perhaps saved us there, then Brule quasi-busting took that heat off. And of course now, finally, Price is 1 year into his ascension to deity status. So a belated
Not a bust? Did I miss his coming out party? With that being said, I definitely thought Brule would be the end all be all. I know nothing about scouting (let's not kid ourselves!) but the reviews he got were phenomenal. Plus that performance in the memorial cup was something to be remembered. To me, he will always be a bust. 15-15-30 isn't what I envisioned for him.

On Price, I would make that pick again and again. He's got a chance for greatness so it's all positive from here on end.

Gustave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:20 PM
  #10
Mathradio
Go Roy Munson!
 
Mathradio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 9,562
vCash: 500
If we picked Kopitar instead there would be no Gomez, no Price and no Eller either. Our team would look like this today (assuming Sopel, Halpern, Wisniewski gone and Hammer being our D-men coach):

Cammalleri-Kopitar-Kostitsyn
Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gionta
Pouliot-Desharnais-Moen
White-Darche-Pyatt

Markov-Subban
Gill-Gorges
Spacek-Emelin
Weber

Halak
Auld

Mathradio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:21 PM
  #11
Claimed Off Waivers
Registered User
 
Claimed Off Waivers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,242
vCash: 500
Back then I wanted Kopitar, goaltending didn't seem to be an issue back in 05 but picking Price worked out for the best.

Claimed Off Waivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:32 PM
  #12
J Sawyer
Beamer Hearts VCR
 
J Sawyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 218
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozymandias View Post
Gimme a break. Pierre McGuire GM of the Habs? I'll quit the Habs.


Just the fact he didn't have the vision to at least recognize that Price could as much turn out a franchise player than Staal and Kopitar (and even more than they are actually), says a lot about his lack of credibility for the actual professional job of GM.

McGuire is the opposite of how Habs GMs usually are.
Wrong thread Ozy, at least it wasn't your dating profile that you posted this time. That was an awkward half hour

J Sawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:36 PM
  #13
Bobby12345
Registered User
 
Bobby12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 214
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mathradio View Post
Cammalleri-Kopitar-Kostitsyn
Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gionta
Pouliot-Desharnais-Moen
White-Darche-Pyatt

Markov-Subban
Gill-Gorges
Spacek-Emelin
Weber

Halak
Auld
Much better.

Bobby12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:38 PM
  #14
FrankMTL
Registered User
 
FrankMTL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,753
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by flapshots View Post
Much better.
Yeah, especially if you ignore the fact that Cammalleri and Gionta signed because of Gomez apparently...

FrankMTL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:39 PM
  #15
Ozymandias
#firetherrien
 
Ozymandias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hockey Mecca
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,438
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Sawyer View Post
Wrong thread Ozy, at least it wasn't your dating profile that you posted this time. That was an awkward half hour
What the hell are you talking about?

Ozymandias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:39 PM
  #16
Miller Time
Registered User
 
Miller Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,322
vCash: 500
hard to complain or second guess given that we ended up with Price, who looks to be a guy you can win with for a long, long time...

but with hindsight, and seeing how Halak emmerged as a top-tier NHL goaltender, for the organization as a whole, I think Kopitar would have been the better selection.

impossible to really know how things turn out once you change things, but presumably if Kopitar developped even remotely as well as he did in LA, we would not have needed to trade for Gomez a few years later (not that we "needed" to trade for him anyways, but...)

Miller Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:39 PM
  #17
J Sawyer
Beamer Hearts VCR
 
J Sawyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 218
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Sawyer View Post
Wrong thread Ozy, at least it wasn't your dating profile that you posted this time. That was an awkward half hour
No, wait. I thought you meant to post this for the McGuire GM thread

J Sawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:39 PM
  #18
WeezyHabFan
Registered User
 
WeezyHabFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canada
Country: Ireland
Posts: 1,029
vCash: 500
Definetly Price.... And how the hell do you figure PG will be our GM?

WeezyHabFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:42 PM
  #19
Ozymandias
#firetherrien
 
Ozymandias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hockey Mecca
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,438
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by J Sawyer View Post
No, wait. I thought you meant to post this for the McGuire GM thread
Whatever, what's that reference to a dating profile? I never did that.

Ozymandias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:43 PM
  #20
Jakomyte
Registered User
 
Jakomyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,147
vCash: 500
I am thrilled we took Price, as I too wanted Brule (yikes!). Although I can imagine the team would be very different today if we drafted Kopitar instead. It would have eliminated the need for a center, so maybe we wouldn't have gone with Gomez/Gionta/Cammalleri in the first place...

Jakomyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:46 PM
  #21
Bring_Bak_Damphousse
Classless User
 
Bring_Bak_Damphousse's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,301
vCash: 500
I was so happy when Minny took Pouliot, I looked over at my buddy and said something like "The habs are happy to select Gilbert Brule" I thought it was stupid to draft Price, especially that high. Looking back on it, I guess there's a reason I'm not on the Habs payroll.

After seeing how everything unfolded I'd take Price over anyone in that draft available to us, Kopitar would be interesting, but franchise goalies don't grow on trees. On a side note I did draft Kopitar with my first pick that year (keeper league) and he continues to payoff.

Bring_Bak_Damphousse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:47 PM
  #22
Goldthorpe
Meditating Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Montreal
Posts: 4,456
vCash: 500
For those wanting to kill time before the draft tonight...

Behold: the 2005 Habs Official Draft Thread. A true classic, and a must read if you weren't around back then.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=156288

Aaaah, the memories.

I almost hope we draft a goalie tonight, just for all the drama and the lulz it would create.


Last edited by Goldthorpe: 06-24-2011 at 02:18 PM.
Goldthorpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 01:52 PM
  #23
Gustave
Registered User
 
Gustave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Here
Country: Vatican City State
Posts: 3,089
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldthorpe View Post
For those wanting to kill time before the draft tonight...

Behold: the 2007 Habs Official Draft Thread. A true classic, and a must read if you weren't around back then.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=156288

Aaaah, the memories.

I almost hope we draft a goalie tonight, just for all the drama and the lulz it would create.
Thanks for the link. I read it from time to time so I can remember that we basically know **** about running a franchise. Anytime a move is contested, I just think back to that day and it helps with the perceived bad move to be accepted smoothly.

Gustave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 02:03 PM
  #24
J Sawyer
Beamer Hearts VCR
 
J Sawyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 218
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozymandias View Post
Whatever, what's that reference to a dating profile? I never did that.
No. No you didn't :danson:

J Sawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-24-2011, 02:04 PM
  #25
Whitesnake
Habs of steel
 
Whitesnake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Lorraine, QC
Country: Canada
Posts: 49,065
vCash: 500
I just hope people are consequent. I wanted Brule. But I just hope that all the people who in response to others saying "We shouldn't ve picked Carter, Getzlaf, Giroux and Co" are saying "Well, who knows if those guys would have developed the same way", are actually thinking the same way as far as Brule is concerned....and this is where it makes most sense actually.

Brule was killed by Hitchcock. We all knew that Brule would not have the body to be human wrecking ball like he was in Juniors, he didn't and injured himself right from the start. But while we think Martin kills prospects, Hitchcock kills them, ressuscitate them to kill them again. Possible that he would have never been able to be THAT succesful, but I will always believe he'd be able to be much much better.

Having said that....it's all great we ended up picking Price. So if I'm being consequent, I bash them in 2003, 2004, and 2006, I have to congratulate them in 2005 and 2007 for their 1st rounds.

Whitesnake is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.