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07-01-2011, 02:46 PM
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yup...

fills a lot of needs, and if he stays healthy and avoids another "carolina withdrawal", then it should be a solid addition.

but at the price it cost to get him, it's gotta be considered a pretty big risk.

he's been banged up, and plays the game in a way that leads to physical breakdown... how is he going to be looking in 2-3-4 years? where will he be physically?

risky, but I guess the we had to give both term & top-dollar if we were going to win that bidding war.
This out of carolina thing is overblown. He had 1 year, on a horrible edmonton team when he was banged up, hardly a big deal.

And he certainly loves playing montreal, his best games came here...

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Cammalleri - Plekanec - Cole
Pacioretty - Gomez - Gionta
Kostitsyn - Eller - Desharnais

Beautiful top 9. Got the guy I was hoping we wanted! Big body, will crash the net. Love it!
thats how i see our top 9 as well.

the overpayment i could live with; however, the term is a year or two too long. i can see the fans getting on him but like others have said, it fills a hole.


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Great signing, good job PG.

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OMG, a power forward, a power forward, we signed a power forward. OMG, we have 2 power forwards now. Money and term are fine and expected. Good job PG. We need a big physical guy for bottom 6, Stewart maybe.

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Overpaid, but he answer a direct need in our top-6, and there weren't (IMHO) anyone better available to feel that need.

Cole - Plekanec - Cammalleri
Paccioretty - Gomez - Gionta
Kostitsyn - Eller - Desharnais?

Is a very nice top-9. That third line could kill many other third lines.

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Gagne would be nice too, still would prefer Stewart though, cheaper, younger and bigger.

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RDS guys are funny putting Cole on the third line,we just payed 4,5 million on a power forward and they are putting him on the third line.And there supposed to be experts...lol

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Top 6 looks nice, now time to round out the bottom 6.
I really hope we sign Konopka to be the fourth line center. That'd just make my day.

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thats how i see our top 9 as well.

the overpayment i could live with; however, the term is a year or two too long. i can see the fans getting on him but like others have said, it fills a hole.
In 2 years the cap will be close to 70M and his salary will look pretty average.

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Cole just said he talked to Gionta before the deal was done.


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He got a talk with Gio before signing here.

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Dude is not worth more than $2.5M, how can anyone be exited of this?!

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Cole sounds like a really classy guy.

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We got something we needed big time, which is a big player who can score 5 on 5 and hit. He also has a fair bit of speed and will be perfect on a line with Cammy and Plekanec. He will give them the space they need to do their thing. Our top-6 is set. All we need is anotehr player for our-bottom six and a dman and I will be happy!

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There wasn't a better high impact move that they could do, mark of a good signing IMO.

He sounds like he wanted to be here too.

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Cole just said he talked to Gionta before the deal was done.

haha you are fast. Perfect gif.

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Another Cup winning guy!!!!!

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KONOPKA! PLEASE PG!
And Rupp and/or McCormick.Lets stop this getting our ***** kicked B.S every time we play a team that wants to get physical.And we lost our best fighter already (Wiz)

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Cole saying when he heard Montreal was interested, first call he made was to Gionta.



WTG Captain Gionta selling Montreal to him!!!!

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Cole once said during an interview, that there is no where else in the league he would rather play at, than the Bell Centre.

This could work out really well for us.

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would of liked 3x4 mil but I like it nonetheless

Great pick up.

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Konopka and Vandermeer and get rid of Spacek...

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Erik Cole's career stats in Montreal?

14 games
9 goals
7 assists
16 points

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Playing on a Cammy-Plek-Cole line, defenders and goalies won't know who to focus their attention on most. The guy who drives the net Cole possibly? Or will it be the playmaker who can also score nice goals Plekanec? Potentially Cammy now that he has two solid setup guys feeding him the puck. I guarantee we'll see a lot of Cole to Cammy goals!

This is ****ing awesome. I'm glad our management adjusted the top 6. They let Pouliot walk, Hammer wanted too long a term they let him walk. Pyatt was great but obviously the team has greater things to come. So while it wasn't Jagr/Richards I'm not the least bit upset with getting Cole. I think Cole will be a better fit.

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Dude is not worth more than $2.5M, how can anyone be exited of this?!
26 goal, Big Tough Physical power forward...... not worth more than 2.5 mill?

You sure you want to go wit that?

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