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06-27-2011, 05:03 PM
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So the Habs are basically saying that Pouliot is a 100% worthless? That's it's it? There's nothing in his work that can be improved?
I think (or hope) they are saying he's not worth $1.5M - and that they are still going to try to sign him.

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So much idle theory on this board. Here is FACT:

GM Pierre Gauthier has just finished the job of unilaterally dismantling the most effective third line we had in 15 years, a line that helped win series against Washington and Pittsburgh: Moore-Lapierre-Pyatt.

I hope for the club's sake that we have equal or better two-players with as high a responsibility ratio ready to step in.
Lapierre and Pyatt

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Look no further than Niemi getting almost 4 million in arbitration last season.
Also, by the way, he was awarded 2.75 not 4.

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Yeah, maybe you should watch some hockey games before spewing that out. D'Agostini played on their shutdown line for half the year. He's improved so, so much.

They didn't qualify him because, I think if they did, he could file for arbitration (which he'd win). We will have to hunt down the rules for that.
Definitely sounds logical. Instead of simply refusing the arbitration reward if it's too high, they'd rather just not take any chance and let him go, because...?

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And if Pacioretty loses his touch with Gomez next season, are we going to bash him too? ....
Naw, we'll blame Zdeno Chara's monster hit.

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For every Pouliot, Latendresse, D;agostini and Sergei there is a White, Eller, pacioretty Weber, Desharnais and Subban.

Although i agree that Martin has a short leash with younger players, i don't think he's entirely the problem.
White, Eller, Weber have proven nothing so far. And Max Pax pretty much became the player he is because he found his game in Hamilton. DD is a little fighter and got everything on his own everywhere he went. As for PK well he's a uber talented guy who almost was NHL ready the moment he joined the Habs, he's a rare talent. Sure Martin did well with him but that's the thing: Martin can coach guys that are NHL ready, you gave them a little tough love and send them on the ice but he can't groom guys into becoming hockey players by fixing their problems.

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