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07-22-2011, 09:20 PM
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I like Gorges but wow, what an overpayment
2.5 an overpayment??? what world do you live in?

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Money wise, exactly what I was hoping he would sign for. Just 1 year, but management will see if he's the real deal or not... PG is doing everything right, we have all our players for next season, everything's all right !

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Is he RFA or UFA next year?

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I like Gorges but wow, what an overpayment
ROFL, I love your hockey knowledge.

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UFA.

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You've gotten a bit quirky over the years.
No. Just extremely tired of misplaced and misguided alarmists.

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I like Gorges but wow, what an overpayment
The average league salary will be close to 2,5 mil this upcoming season.

OMG, Gorges is paid the league average!

Did you wake-up in 1995 this morning?

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I thought he'd get something around 3.5. Great price but I don't think it's what Gorges wanted.

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07-22-2011, 09:27 PM
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Don't worry guys. Gorges will sign long term next year. According to Renaud Lavoie Montreal wants to make sure he healed properly before they give him a long term contract.

renhockey Renaud P Lavoie
#canadiens wants to make sure the healt of Gorges is good. That's why the contract is only one year.

So now we have 5.1 mil in cap space.

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07-22-2011, 09:28 PM
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I'm just glad he's signed. Our D scares the bejesus out of me.

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07-22-2011, 09:29 PM
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No. Just extremely tired of misplaced and misguided alarmists.
Your overreaction is troubling for those who care.

*ahem*

3 key expirings is a big deal because it will require a lot of attention and time. Contract negotiations don't get done overnight.

That's not to say it won't get done. It's just going to be a very important offseason because those 3 are part of the core moving forward.

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07-22-2011, 09:31 PM
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So now we have 5.1 mil in cap space.
Full roster and 5 million to play... unfortunately nothing available for free. trade for doughty?

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No. Just extremely tired of misplaced and misguided alarmists.
Maybe. With the Cap going up as you're stating and we're probably going to not be alone with tons of money...how about offer sheets for Price and Subban if not signed? Wouldn't that be problematic? And as far as Gorges is concerned, well let's play the supposition game, 'cause that's about the only game WE can play around here....I fail to see that it took so much time for everybody to come to that salary and that EVERY side is happy we it. Maybe Habs but Gorges? So would it be too far fetch to think that Gorges will take it as a sign of no matter what we offer him, he's testing? Well I know....Gorges isn't Bobby Orr and I guess we'd replace him....but I figured he's a pretty important piece to this defensive corps for his versatility and leadership. Could be tougher to replace. So let's hope that it's not Gorges mindset. So that scenario could be the alarmist one.....not sure though that it's THAT improbable. Yet, everything could settle nicely, all 3 players could also sign 3 fine contract prior to July 1st and everybody will be happy....that's the other scenario. In the words of HF "wewillseeists...." We will see....

The best news is that we're avoided that stupid arbitrage....thank god.

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I thought he'd get something around 3.5. Great price but I don't think it's what Gorges wanted.
3.5M is what Letang got.

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Again, another perfect sensible signing. It made little sense to me to sign a guy coming off of a huge injury with little to show for himself, a long term, 3-3.5 a year contract. Basically they're giving him a one year trial run to prove without a doubt how good he is as defensive d-man, warrior type. Who knows, maybe we'll find out that Weber and Emelin are actually better than him by the end of next year. This is a smart, safe deal for both sides.

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Your overreaction is troubling for those who care.

*ahem*

3 key expirings is a big deal because it will require a lot of attention and time. Contract negotiations don't get done overnight.

That's not to say it won't get done. It's just going to be a very important offseason because those 3 are part of the core moving forward.
Might be wrong but I'm pretty sure Gauthier isn't like Gainey in the sense that he'll talk contracts during the playing season.

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Deserved & fair. Now hopefully one of Gorges or Markov can play over 60 games!

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Off topic: Sweet avatar Jee! Picked up the Goo box set on vinyl today and saw Thurston here last night!

Now back to JG's signing.

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gone next year for sure

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I still think the Habs will add another defenseman before training camp. Not sure how but I don't see them going into the season like this. It's like they already have Emelin and maybe even Diaz penciled into the starting lineup. If they do I'm sure they know what they're doing but just seems strange to me because it looks like everyone is giving those two a roster spot but neither's played a game in this league.

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Full roster and 5 million to play... unfortunately nothing available for free. trade for doughty?
Probably some grit for 3 and 4th lines. I would love Madden and Winchester?

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Maybe. With the Cap going up as you're stating and we're probably going to not be alone with tons of money...how about offer sheets for Price and Subban if not signed? Wouldn't that be problematic? And as far as Gorges is concerned, well let's play the supposition game, 'cause that's about the only game WE can play around here....I fail to see that it took so much time for everybody to come to that salary and that EVERY side is happy we it. Maybe Habs but Gorges? So would it be too far fetch to think that Gorges will take it as a sign of no matter what we offer him, he's testing? Well I know....Gorges isn't Bobby Orr and I guess we'd replace him....but I figured he's a pretty important piece to this defensive corps for his versatility and leadership. Could be tougher to replace. So let's hope that it's not Gorges mindset. So that scenario could be the alarmist one.....not sure though that it's THAT improbable. Yet, everything could settle nicely, all 3 players could also sign 3 fine contract prior to July 1st and everybody will be happy....that's the other scenario. In the words of HF "wewillseeists...." We will see....

The best news is that we're avoided that stupid arbitrage....thank god.
Do you sleep well at night? Just wondering.

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Your overreaction is troubling for those who care.

*ahem*

3 key expirings is a big deal because it will require a lot of attention and time. Contract negotiations don't get done overnight.

That's not to say it won't get done. It's just going to be a very important offseason because those 3 are part of the core moving forward.
When was the last time we didn't sign a RFA we needed and wanted to sign?

Having to sign Price and Subban is a big deal.

Adding Gorges to that is insignificant, even though he's the higher risk of leaving.

Let's just say that it added to your insecurity regarding the Habs future!



BTW, I didn't overract. You should read the definition of the word JEST.


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Do you sleep well at night? Just wondering.
Great response. Should have known better than to think we could have a decent conversation. My bad. For the record...Yes I do. 'Cause as passionnate as most people are, this is just hockey. Though it's funny to read that from you when you seem more pissed than anything else about posters around here....I do hope you sleep well.

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excellent signing, Gorges will get his money next year as long as he plays like he did before. Gauthier has enough money left to go get another pretty good player.

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