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04-10-2012, 06:40 PM
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pouliott may be an idiot but there sure are a lot of former players telling us that we've been running things poorly for a while now.

House cleaning couldn't have come at a better time.
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Focus on the playoffs, Benoit. We already know you're happy to be out of here and the feeling is mutual.

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It is interesting to read the perspectives of people who have an insider view on the organisation like Pouliot, Cammaleri and SouthernHab...

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04-10-2012, 06:54 PM
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I'm sure Pouliot felt under-utilised while he was here ( no surprise there ) but if he hadn't had a strong ending to this season he'd have zero chance of being resigned in Boston. He's probably kissing the Bruin's a** by *****ing about the Habs to further endear himselp with them.

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While he's probably not wrong about the problem with the team culture, he was definitely part of the problem.

Ciao Benny Poo, glad your gone. You turn like a Reliant Robin


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04-10-2012, 07:09 PM
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Pouliott may be an idiot but there sure are a lot of former players telling us that we've been running things poorly for a while now.

House cleaning couldn't have come at a better time.
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Cammy didn't whine about the city. All he did was speak out of frustration during a losing streak. In 29 other cities that's called leadership. Under Gauthier's habs it was a mutiny.
Exactly these.

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04-10-2012, 07:22 PM
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he only played 2 periods after he spoke.
and how was he playing before that? To stand up and say that when he's been off himself isn't a good thing.

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04-10-2012, 07:24 PM
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I don't think that's the debate here
It is when the guy is arguing that the Bruins have been good lately due to Cam Neely's playing career and the Habs have been bad due to the playing careers of our recent management.

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04-10-2012, 07:30 PM
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So glad that he's gone. Pretty much useless player.

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Drafted 4th overall 7 years ago and has never scored a playoff goal.

'Nuff said.

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04-10-2012, 07:37 PM
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There was absolutely 0 leadership coming from the top of the organization. It's been run like a circus from the top down for years.

exactly , and why the fk would anyone want to be part of this circus ??????

unless we grossly overpay, like Cammy and Gio , or a player on his last legs of a career , NO ONE WILL COME HERE .

I can have the sunshine , freedom , etc...of the southern cities , I can hide from
reporters and media retards in 15 cities easily , collect my cash and move on

no brainer for me at all as a player

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exactly , and why the fk would anyone want to be part of this circus ??????

unless we grossly overpay, like Cammy and Gio , or a player on his last legs of a career , NO ONE WILL COME HERE .

I can have the sunshine , freedom , etc...of the southern cities , I can hide from
reporters and media retards in 15 cities easily , collect my cash and move on

no brainer for me at all as a player
That is why drafting the right players and developing them is so important for Montreal.

Throwing away guys like Latendresse, Lapierre, Ribeiro, SK and AK is really the dumbest thing they could do.

Let's re-sign Price and PK, a.s.a.p.

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Bob Gainey was 10X the player Cam Neely was.
Did you want to debate that some day?

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Pouliot also spoke after PG was fired and he said something like "this will be good for the team. This is something that should have been done a long time ago".

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04-10-2012, 08:11 PM
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Pouliot is used here in Boston as a third liner...if he's having a good game, he'll get a shift on the PP. He's very talented, more so than most third liners, but has never been able to put it all together.

The Habs wanted him to be a top six player, in the end, I think, and when that didn't work out, they weren't willing to "teach" him how to be a third liner. The Bruins took a low risk and so far, it's paid off.

Most of us Bruins fans never thought we'd like Pouliot, but there's very few who have any issues with the guy or how he plays the game. People hated Ryder (all in all, a more effective player) much more intensely, at times.

In the end, I understand for multiple reasons why he didn't work out for you guys and why you don't like him. I think it was for the best for both sides that he parted with your organization.

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04-10-2012, 08:16 PM
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Pouliot is used here in Boston as a third liner...if he's having a good game, he'll get a shift on the PP. He's very talented, more so than most third liners, but has never been able to put it all together.

The Habs wanted him to be a top six player, in the end, I think, and when that didn't work out, they weren't willing to "teach" him how to be a third liner. The Bruins took a low risk and so far, it's paid off.

Most of us Bruins fans never thought we'd like Pouliot, but there's very few who have any issues with the guy or how he plays the game. People hated Ryder (all in all, a more effective player) much more intensely, at times.

In the end, I understand for multiple reasons why he didn't work out for you guys and why you don't like him. I think it was for the best for both sides that he parted with your organization.
Basically, you have a GM who knows wtf he's doing and a coach who can actually....coach.

The PG/BG/JM experiment is over and I could not be happier.

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04-10-2012, 08:18 PM
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I know it's off topic but, Cam Neely and the word legend don't go together...

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04-10-2012, 08:20 PM
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Of course the atmosphere is better in Ruins locker-room, they are winning.

Pouliot was a piss-poor player with us. I wouldn't blame the team for ignoring this passenger. If Ruins start going downhill, he'd get the same treatment over there - lazy ass passengers always get that.

Another baby blaming someone else for his own failure.

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04-10-2012, 08:21 PM
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Pouliot is used here in Boston as a third liner...if he's having a good game, he'll get a shift on the PP. He's very talented, more so than most third liners, but has never been able to put it all together.

The Habs wanted him to be a top six player, in the end, I think, and when that didn't work out, they weren't willing to "teach" him how to be a third liner. The Bruins took a low risk and so far, it's paid off.

Most of us Bruins fans never thought we'd like Pouliot, but there's very few who have any issues with the guy or how he plays the game. People hated Ryder (all in all, a more effective player) much more intensely, at times.

In the end, I understand for multiple reasons why he didn't work out for you guys and why you don't like him. I think it was for the best for both sides that he parted with your organization.
To be fair, fans wanted him to be a top 6 player and management saw him as a 3rd liner just like boston. He had similar stats on a worse team last year. The problem is, the guy is inconsistent, and when I say inconsistent, I mean, sometimes he vanishes. I really hope for his sake he doesn't go missing in the playoffs again.

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and how was he playing before that? To stand up and say that when he's been off himself isn't a good thing.
But he never excluded himself. He said ''we're playing like losers'', and we were. Not only that, but our team did lose, all the down to last in the East.

I don't have a problem with what he said. People either are too sensitive or have egos way too big.
He was absolutely right in what he said, and I felt it was more of a shot at the coaching than other players. As it turned it, RC has been one of the worst coaches here.



As for Pouliot, I don't think he could foresee management going with young dmen and Markov being hurt yet again, as well as Martin being fired. So, I think he's full of it.
It's also not all that surprising that the chemistry on the defending champions is better. Shouldn't it be?
In any event, he's right about how things have been run here.
Management should have been changed after the embarrassing debacle of the 08-09 season.


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I know it's off topic but, Cam Neely and the word legend don't go together...
To a Hab fan, but to a Boston fan you are 100% incorrect, it is all relative.

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To a Hab fan, but to a Boston fan you are 100% incorrect, it is all relative.
kind of like how Trevor Linden was an awful case of constipation to us that took us 2 years to finally eject from our system and Vancouver has his number retired?

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True enough, but he was crap with the Flames also...he is scared of his own shadow...6M for some pretty pp goals just isn't good enough...
was scoring at a 30+ goal pace for them, jump started Iginla's season too.

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Of course the atmosphere is better in Ruins locker-room, they are winning.

Pouliot was a piss-poor player with us. I wouldn't blame the team for ignoring this passenger. If Ruins start going downhill, he'd get the same treatment over there - lazy ass passengers always get that.

Another baby blaming someone else for his own failure.
You can say this all you want. Find me any other team in the league that gets such negative crap said about them by ex players as much as the Habs.

It's clear as day...the Habs have not been run properly and have pissed off a lot of people. What Pouillot, Cammy, Spacek, etc. said is not suprising.

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