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Probably stating the obvious here, but our top priority right now should be to find someone who can put the puck in the net.

With our lineup right now, not sure how many goals we can score..

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was gone for a bit,

how do these boards like Prust!
Im crushed in a good way.

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So far Bergevin gets a firm D- from me.

He hasn't sign any long-term crippling deals, but that's the only positive.

He's loaded the team with enough fourth-liners to fill two fourth-lines, and re-signed an ex-Hab for what appears to be purely sentimental reason.

He has tripled up in areas that have less significance and the Habs had no holes (4th-line forwards, bottom-pairing D-men).

He has failed to address any area of need (top-6 LW, top-4 D-man).

At this stage, the Habs are only marginally better than the team they ended up 11-12 with (excluding Gionta's return to health, which is a freebie) and significantly worse than the roster they started 11-12 with.

It also seems that the Habs' team-building philosophy is taking a sharp turn towards "hard to play against", which in a way is code for "not really hard to win against". This is not a good thing.

There's more to be had, Bergevin is not done (as pushing back his press conference indicates), and even he has to realize he needs no more 4th-line forward (and could stand to lose one or two). So this grade is hardly final and there's still time for him to do something that actually improves the club.

Yet, I leave you with this thought: Gauthier's defining UFA signing was Erik Cole. So far, Bergevin's is Brandon Prust.

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Probably stating the obvious here, but our top priority right now should be to find someone who can put the puck in the net.

With our lineup right now, not sure how many goals we can score..
Ideally free agency can help us with this. But lets never exclude the possibility of getting a trade done to get that TOP6 Forward. Or even an offer sheet (I hope not) but they still remain possibilities.

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25stanley guys are convinced Jagr is coming here.

Not sure they're reliable, but take that FWIW.

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25stanley guys are convinced Jagr is coming here.

Not sure they're reliable, but take that FWIW.
They broke the Prust signing cause of his GF. They must know something

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So far Bergevin gets a firm D- from me.

He hasn't sign any long-term crippling deals, but that's the only positive.

He's loaded the team with enough fourth-liners to fill two fourth-lines, and re-signed an ex-Hab for what appears to be purely sentimental reason.

He has tripled up in areas that have less significance and the Habs had no holes (4th-line forwards, bottom-pairing D-men).

He has failed to address any area of need (top-6 LW, top-4 D-man).

At this stage, the Habs are only marginally better than the team they ended up 11-12 with (excluding Gionta's return to health, which is a freebie) and significantly worse than the roster they started 11-12 with.

It also seems that the Habs' team-building philosophy is taking a sharp turn towards "hard to play against", which in a way is code for "not really hard to win against". This is not a good thing.

There's more to be had, Bergevin is not done (as pushing back his press conference indicates), and even he has to realize he needs no more 4th-line forward (and could stand to lose one or two). So this grade is hardly final and there's still time for him to do something that actually improves the club.

Yet, I leave you with this thought: Gauthier's defining UFA signing was Erik Cole. So far, Bergevin's is Brandon Prust.
And I would take both on my team in a heartbeat.

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Suter to Nashville bodes well for the 2013 Preds 2nd round pick that we own.

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So far Bergevin gets a firm D- from me.

He hasn't sign any long-term crippling deals, but that's the only positive.

He's loaded the team with enough fourth-liners to fill two fourth-lines, and re-signed an ex-Hab for what appears to be purely sentimental reason.

He has tripled up in areas that have less significance and the Habs had no holes (4th-line forwards, bottom-pairing D-men).

He has failed to address any area of need (top-6 LW, top-4 D-man).

At this stage, the Habs are only marginally better than the team they ended up 11-12 with (excluding Gionta's return to health, which is a freebie) and significantly worse than the roster they started 11-12 with.

It also seems that the Habs' team-building philosophy is taking a sharp turn towards "hard to play against", which in a way is code for "not really hard to win against". This is not a good thing.

There's more to be had, Bergevin is not done (as pushing back his press conference indicates), and even he has to realize he needs no more 4th-line forward (and could stand to lose one or two). So this grade is hardly final and there's still time for him to do something that actually improves the club.

Yet, I leave you with this thought: Gauthier's defining UFA signing was Erik Cole. So far, Bergevin's is Brandon Prust.
Do they hand out the Super bowl trophy at Half time?

Do they stop the race halfway .and give the trophy out?

MathMan, you know better.

Report cards don't get handed out first week of school.

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its pretty clear were not gonna be signing anyone else

and this is with gomez as 13th forward....

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Jay McClement to Toronto. 2 years/3 million.

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Toronto gets McClement. 2 years, $1.5M per. Nice deal. I like him.

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C'mon Berg we need some D's!

Right now:
1. Markov
2. Subban
3. Gorges
4. ???
5. Emelin
6. ???
Injury assurance: Bouillon

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Damn, Toronto signs McClement. 1.5 per year, definitely would have made that deal.

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maguire just said parise to Pitt looks done. are you ****ing kidding me? that's ridiculous. that being said i hate NJ and would love to see him and brodeur walk

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$3.75M per year for Salo (Tampa). That's a lot, no?

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its pretty clear were not gonna be signing anyone else

and this is with gomez as 13th forward....
I think Bergevin is going to be pretty active with trades. He'll get the guys he wants, all he has to do is be creative with the cap.

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So far Bergevin gets a firm D- from me.

He hasn't sign any long-term crippling deals, but that's the only positive.

He's loaded the team with enough fourth-liners to fill two fourth-lines, and re-signed an ex-Hab for what appears to be purely sentimental reason.

He has tripled up in areas that have less significance and the Habs had no holes (4th-line forwards, bottom-pairing D-men).

He has failed to address any area of need (top-6 LW, top-4 D-man).

At this stage, the Habs are only marginally better than the team they ended up 11-12 with (excluding Gionta's return to health, which is a freebie) and significantly worse than the roster they started 11-12 with.

It also seems that the Habs' team-building philosophy is taking a sharp turn towards "hard to play against", which in a way is code for "not really hard to win against". This is not a good thing.

There's more to be had, Bergevin is not done (as pushing back his press conference indicates), and even he has to realize he needs no more 4th-line forward (and could stand to lose one or two). So this grade is hardly final and there's still time for him to do something that actually improves the club.

Yet, I leave you with this thought: Gauthier's defining UFA signing was Erik Cole. So far, Bergevin's is Brandon Prust.
This offseason gets a D for me so far, but admittedly it's not the best free agent class to begin with. The 4th line needed work but if Bourque is still the 4th best winger next year, the Habs aren't making the playoffs; unless the plan is to rush prospects which could be even worse.

However that grade could go up very easily. At least he didn't trade Plekanec for Konopka or something.

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maguire just said parise to Pitt looks done. are you ****ing kidding me? that's ridiculous. that being said i hate NJ and would love to see him and brodeur walk
He was sayin that at the draft too.

He said that is why they moved Staal so quickly .

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So far Bergevin gets a firm D- from me.

He hasn't sign any long-term crippling deals, but that's the only positive.

He's loaded the team with enough fourth-liners to fill two fourth-lines, and re-signed an ex-Hab for what appears to be purely sentimental reason.

He has tripled up in areas that have less significance and the Habs had no holes (4th-line forwards, bottom-pairing D-men).

He has failed to address any area of need (top-6 LW, top-4 D-man).

At this stage, the Habs are only marginally better than the team they ended up 11-12 with (excluding Gionta's return to health, which is a freebie) and significantly worse than the roster they started 11-12 with.

It also seems that the Habs' team-building philosophy is taking a sharp turn towards "hard to play against", which in a way is code for "not really hard to win against". This is not a good thing.

There's more to be had, Bergevin is not done (as pushing back his press conference indicates), and even he has to realize he needs no more 4th-line forward (and could stand to lose one or two). So this grade is hardly final and there's still time for him to do something that actually improves the club.

Yet, I leave you with this thought: Gauthier's defining UFA signing was Erik Cole. So far, Bergevin's is Brandon Prust.
If only things were as simple as you make them sound. Marc Bergevin is doing excellent work today. The bottom 6 in Montreal has lacked identity for years, he's addressing it. He's also nowhere close to being done imo. Expect Gomez, maybe even Kabs to be on their way out.

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This offseason gets a D for me so far, but admittedly it's not the best free agent class to begin with. The 4th line needed work but if Bourque is still the 4th best winger next year, the Habs aren't making the playoffs; unless the plan is to rush prospects which could be even worse.

However that grade could go up very easily. At least he didn't trade Plekanec for Konopka or something.
How does ANYONE with half a brain, try to hand out grades day 1 of free agency?

I don't get it .

You guys can moan , but you got no idea as to what is the plan .They could be goona trade for top 6, you just don't know YET.

Andrew Ladd and Buff didnt end up in Atlanta via ufa.......ding ding
The same guy who pulled that off, sits next to Bergevin today.

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