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09-24-2011, 02:19 PM
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He seems to have a good head on his shoulders. If he keeps the desire and determination he has, I think he'll be quite the little scorer in the NHL one day. He's fearless and his talent is underrated. Get stronger and a little faster, he's already shifty in traffic, and he'll be something special.

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09-24-2011, 02:41 PM
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My guess is that that we will have to at least wait for gio's contract to expire to see gallagher have a chance of breaking the line-up.
Dont think so, Kostitsyn's contract expires next summer..

Im still surprised to hear people talking about a top 6 and bottom 6.. We have now the depth to roll 3 offensively minded lines, so I dont get why Gallagher couldnt play on the third line this year with lets say Eller and Kostitsyn.. or next year with Elller and Leblanc..

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09-24-2011, 03:00 PM
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I like Gallagher, and I like DD....

But with a line up which had already Cammy, Gionta, Pleks and Gomez (all signed long term) , how smaller do you want to be up front ?

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09-24-2011, 03:01 PM
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I like Gallagher, and I like DD....

But with a line up which had already Cammy, Gionta, Pleks and Gomez (all signed long term) , how smaller do you want to be up front ?
UGH WHO CARES ! If they produce so be it ! I am sick and tired of hearing well yea he is good but he is small. Just stop it !

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09-24-2011, 03:04 PM
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UGH WHO CARES ! If they produce so be it ! I am sick and tired of hearing well yea he is good but he is small. Just stop it !
If you have one or two, that's fine, not 6 or 7 !

By the time playoffs arrive, they gonna all have empty tanks. If you are hit all year long, even if you have heart and smarts, you gonna be exhausted. (or banged up).

Martin Saint-Louis is an exception.

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UGH WHO CARES ! If they produce so be it ! I am sick and tired of hearing well yea he is good but he is small. Just stop it !
If you have 2 or 3 in your top three lines, that's fine. Not 6 mor 7.

I salute their courage and skills, but when the playoffs will come after a 82 games excrutiating season, most of them have their tank empty after being hit and roughed up all season long.

Sorry, but the Habs need size, not less.


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09-24-2011, 03:55 PM
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If you have one or two, that's fine, not 6 or 7 !

By the time playoffs arrive, they gonna all have empty tanks. If you are hit all year long, even if you have heart and smarts, you gonna be exhausted. (or banged up).
Cammy and Gio are two of our best playoff performers.

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09-24-2011, 04:06 PM
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If you have one or two, that's fine, not 6 or 7 !

By the time playoffs arrive, they gonna all have empty tanks. If you are hit all year long, even if you have heart and smarts, you gonna be exhausted. (or banged up).

Martin Saint-Louis is an exception.



If you have 2 or 3 in your top three lines, that's fine. Not 6 mor 7.

I salute their courage and skills, but when the playoffs will come after a 82 games excrutiating season, most of them have their tank empty after being hit and roughed up all season long.

Sorry, but the Habs need size, not less.
Alrighty time to go get some goons. Laraque you are in luck...

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09-24-2011, 04:09 PM
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With the mediocre offensive prospect depth we have, I think we should be very happy to "steal" a guy like Gallagher with a 5nd round pick. While I understand the ultimate team size issue, beggars aren't choosers. In 3-4 years, many elements of our offensive core will risk losing a step, and we'll need to replace them, hopefully from within.

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09-24-2011, 04:14 PM
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Cammy and Gio are two of our best playoff performers.
Very true!

It is one of those idiotic truisms that the dinosaurs of hockey like to spew.

The fact is that the little guys tend to absorb very few big hits through the course of a season due to their elusiveness and style of play. It is the bigger players that use their body as a shield to protect the puck that take an enormous cumulative beating and end up limping into the post season.

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09-24-2011, 04:23 PM
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I like Gallagher, and I like DD....

But with a line up which had already Cammy, Gionta, Pleks and Gomez (all signed long term) , how smaller do you want to be up front ?
There is no Money-Ball in hockey(We have a Cap) The guy is 19, it's for much later when those guys you mentioned are almost done & some will be traded if the plan fails.

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09-24-2011, 06:14 PM
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There is no Money-Ball in hockey(We have a Cap) The guy is 19, it's for much later when those guys you mentioned are almost done & some will be traded if the plan fails.
Agreed. I think that if we don't re-sign one of Gionta and Cammy, he'll be the perfect replacement. The important news is that he's the first, imo, bonafide goal scorer in our system since Pacioretty. I like Bournival, Leblanc, Avtsin, etc., but none of them has Gallagher's nose for the net.

Ideally, Gallagher will make the team next year sometime (call up from Hamilton) and he'll play on the 3rd line with Eller and Kostitsyn. It will be interesting to see what happens. I don't see the Habs trading Gomez next year if he has a good this year. I know people see Desharnais as his replacement, but it's just not viable, imo. I really believe that Desharnais needs to learn how to play wing, and needs to work on shooting the puck more. That's how he's going to survive and even flourish on this team. That, or he's traded and becomes the 2nd line centermen behind a big 1st line centerman.

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09-24-2011, 06:23 PM
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3 years minimum, 4 years max, kid has the right attitude.

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09-24-2011, 06:38 PM
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Very true!

It is one of those idiotic truisms that the dinosaurs of hockey like to spew.

The fact is that the little guys tend to absorb very few big hits through the course of a season due to their elusiveness and style of play. It is the bigger players that use their body as a shield to protect the puck that take an enormous cumulative beating and end up limping into the post season.
Not to mention having shortened careers.

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09-24-2011, 09:38 PM
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Not to mention having shortened careers.
Haha, made me laugh.

I like Gallagher. Good head on his shoulders, has the right attitude on and off the ice and he plays a very solid two-way game. His giddyness when he's on the ice or when he's being interviewed is very addictive. Even chatting with him on Facebook, I get the impression that he is a very kind-hearted, friendly guy.

3-4 years before we see him with the Habs full time, but when we reach that time we are going to see a guy scoring a lot of goals.

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09-25-2011, 07:43 PM
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Alrighty time to go get some goons. Laraque you are in luck...
I dont think he said we should go get some goons, or that small players are bad. He just said we already have a lineup full of them. Size isnt everything. Guys like Gionta and Cammy are living proof, but it does have its value.

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09-25-2011, 07:46 PM
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He's not that far away from being nhl ready. A couple of more seasons.

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09-25-2011, 08:01 PM
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He's not that far away from being nhl ready. A couple of more seasons.
yeah he's gonna have to learn to play against a real NHL team. He sure is impressive though, but a year in the WHL, and then a year in the AHL and he'll be really close from earning a spot on the team. He's gonna play in the NHL though...he's great.

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09-25-2011, 08:11 PM
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I wonder where all the Gallagher bashers have disappeared to?

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09-25-2011, 08:12 PM
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I wonder where all the Gallagher bashers have disappeared to?
Same place the Gomez bashers have disappeared to.

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09-25-2011, 08:30 PM
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Seriously? I'm as keen on Gallagher as anyone but get back to me when he scores 27 goals in the NHL at least...

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I dont think he said we should go get some goons, or that small players are bad. He just said we already have a lineup full of them. Size isnt everything. Guys like Gionta and Cammy are living proof, but it does have its value.
At least, one guy can read here. Thanks !

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09-25-2011, 09:11 PM
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He looks very good. I'm having thoughts of him somehow making the team. I highly doubt he will for multiple reasons but it would be kind of cool for him to get a 9 games tryout.

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Seriously? I'm as keen on Gallagher as anyone but get back to me when he scores 27 goals in the NHL at least...
Oh come on - his game has fallen off so badly it's gotten really sad.

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09-25-2011, 09:36 PM
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Oh come on - his game has fallen off so badly it's gotten really sad.
Gallagher hasn't even touched the show yet. He's definitely an exciting offensive prospect though. The WJC will be a coming out party for him I expect.

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