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07-01-2012, 12:53 PM
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You know the kind of team Therrien/Bergervin wants. Gritty, size, tough, grinding players bottom 6. Eller, Armstrong, Moen, White to some extent Bourque.

Palushaj's days are numbered lol.

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So, is Armstrong > Staubitz + Darche?

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Army was signed to be 4th line/13th forward...he has a lot to prove that he's still an nhl player. If gets healthy he can be a decent 3rd liner. But i look at him as a 4th line guy and a replacement for Darche.

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His fav childhood team???

OK, I'm sold.

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For $1 mil. He's defenately an upgrade over Nokia. If healthy. He does provide something we were lacking. He hits. Therrien liked in Pitts and hated to see him go in the Hossa deal.

If we go nowhere again this year, and he rejuvanates his career, we may be able to get something interesting at the deadline for him. He's essentially Metroplit/Halpern for us.

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You know the kind of team Therrien/Bergervin wants. Gritty, size, tough, grinding players bottom 6. Eller, Armstrong, Moen, White to some extent Bourque.

Palushaj's days are numbered lol.
Good, because Palushaj is a waste of space. Guy is so overrated its pathetic. This team isn't getting better, we are borderline last place, again this year. There better be a block buster, or we are in deep ****.

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meh

Bergevin still have a lot of work if he want to make the playoff next year
I don't think we're missing the playoffs next year. Even last year, we were good enough to make it on paper.

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meh

Bergevin still have a lot of work if he want to make the playoff next year
what was the difference between the playoff team 2 years ago and the team last year?

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Not happy with a Toronto retread! Why is it when anyone becomes Montreal management they instantly become idiots?!? Noki and now this?!? GTFO!
Overreact much?!

Nokelainen is signed near minimum salary on a 1-year deal. He may very well be the 13th forward. Armstrong was signed on the cheap side too. He's more of a gamble because of his injury situation, and that's the ONLY reason Burke got rid of him. Not because Armstrong is on the decline IMO.

Settle down...

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what was the difference between the playoff team 2 years ago and the team last year?
We added Emelin, Cole, Diaz, and Budaj.

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So, is Armstrong > Staubitz + Darche?
A healthy Armstrong gets you 30-35 pts or more...

he is near a .05 ppg player so far in his career, so yes upgrade.

Million is great risk vs reward.

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I think Armstrong will push for 3rd line ice if healthy, moreso than 4th. Before his Toronto days he had 360GP 78-100-178.

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Can't believe some people are complaining abuot this...
He played 79games over the past two years and his upside isn't that great.

Personally I don't mind the deal, if he stays healthy then it can be a pretty good move, but I don't think he will given his style of play.

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Moen - xxxx - Armstrong is a sick 3rd line.
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Overreact much?!

Nokelainen is signed near minimum salary on a 1-year deal. He may very well be the 13th forward. Armstrong was signed cheap too. He's more of a gamble because of his injury situation, and that's the ONLY reason Burke got rid of him. Not because Armstrong is on the decline IMO.

Settle down...
Your right...I should calm down because we added a border line fringe NHL again and Armstrong who wasn't wanted on the Leafs team.

Give us the CUP!

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He signed for 1M$?? seriously???

Good deal.

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He played 79games over the past two years and his upside isn't that great.

Personally I don't mind the deal, if he stays healthy then it can be a pretty good move, but I don't think he will given his style of play.
He's pretty much exactly what you want from a bottom liner when healthy, but yeah I'm skeptical he can stay healthy.

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GREAT signing.

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We added Emelin, Cole, Diaz, and Budaj.
That playoff team didnt have Markov, Gorges, Pacioretty either

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Good low risk signing with the term and $. Armstrong was the type of player we hated facing when he was with other teams, but we'll like having on our side. Adding another righty and some solid size is always good.

Obviously his health is a huge issue on a team that has been very fragile.

If this Therrien era is going to work, bringing in one of his ''guys'' from PIT was a must. I know Elliotte Friedman was very clear back then on his Team 990 segments that one of the reasons why things collapsed for MT pretty quickly in PIT was the departure of Armstrong in 2008 as he had a key role in the locker room dynamic and the players-head coach link (they went to the Finals that spring after he was dealt, but were mediocre in 2008-09 until MT was fired).

And to troll Toronto fans, for the 2nd time in just over a week with Gally and now Colby, is beyond awesome.

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Awesome news, was hoping we would sign him.

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I don't think we're missing the playoffs next year. Even last year, we were good enough to make it on paper.
still missing a top6 scorer and a big stay at home defensemen.

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still missing a top6 scorer and a big stay at home defensemen.
I see what you did there

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We added Emelin, Cole, Diaz, and Budaj.
the point i was trying to make was that (and i'm sure you agree) injuries killed us along with some terrible management. the nucleus or our players remained intact and like you said we added the aforementioned players along with bourque, kaberle and lost cammalleri. i see a playoff team, not a contender but a playoff team.

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