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10-03-2012, 02:09 PM
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This lockout is a blessing in disguise for Markov. Now he can get used to playing with his fixed knee, shake off any rust and be ready for the NHL season, whenever that may come.
Next year by the sounds of things.

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Vityaz make the Charleston Chiefs look like saints.

Anyway, good for Markov. He needs to play more than anyone else.

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10-03-2012, 02:38 PM
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This lockout is a blessing in disguise for Markov. Now he can get used to playing with his fixed knee, shake off any rust and be ready for the NHL season, whenever that may come.
I'm not sure it's a blessing, he is what, 33 with 2-3 good years left, better to play than be locked out. He's one of the guys that needs to play and not sit though.

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I'm not sure it's a blessing, he is what, 33 with 2-3 good years left, better to play than be locked out. He's one of the guys that needs to play and not sit though.
That's what he said, no?

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10-03-2012, 04:06 PM
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Markov doesn't seem too happy in that pic. Guess he doesn't know his brother plays on the same team.

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10-03-2012, 06:17 PM
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Great news imo: if his knee holds, our Canadiens will benefit from a game ready General and if he reinjures himself... well... it is better to know it now than later.

Go Markov... and go knee!

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Vityaz has actually really turned down the fighting this season, looks like they are gunning for a playoff spot. With Markov I see it Happening.

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10-03-2012, 07:01 PM
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This lockout is a blessing in disguise for Markov. Now he can get used to playing with his fixed knee, shake off any rust and be ready for the NHL season, whenever that may come.
I could not disagree more. I think NHL training camp, followed by preseason
games would have been better. And even after that, the Habs could work with
Markov , in terms of ice time/responsibility. To lose that oppertunity,especially
at his age has to be bad.

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I hope Markov is looking forward to plenty of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN0LsurLOFM
There are fights in the KHL?

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10-03-2012, 07:11 PM
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Isn't this a goon team? Or at least was. I guess it's better to him on their side
I find it hilarious how Chris Simon was the captain of this team.

I think this lockout will be good for Markov, he will get his feet under him and get adjusted to playing again before coming back.

EDIT: Good to hear Night_Vole. He's the last guy I would want out there during line brawl.

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Damn does he look like mr bean!!!lol

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Isn't this a goon team? Or at least was. I guess it's better to him on their side
I find it hilarious how Chris Simon was the captain of this team.

I think this lockout will be good for Markov, he will get his feet under him and get adjusted to playing again before coming back.

EDIT: Good to hear Night_Vole. He's the last guy I would want out there during line brawl.
Chris Simon is the king of goons after all

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This lockout is a blessing in disguise for Markov. Now he can get used to playing with his fixed knee, shake off any rust and be ready for the NHL season, whenever that may come.

This all the way. Gives him a no pressure scenario to get his game back.

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10-03-2012, 07:43 PM
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Chris Simon is the king of goons after all
I remember some of his NHL career. He was a goon, who became more than
that. But late in his career, he became less than a goon. On balance, I'm glad
that he seems to have landed on his feet.

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10-03-2012, 07:59 PM
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This lockout is a blessing in disguise for Markov. Now he can get used to playing with his fixed knee, shake off any rust and be ready for the NHL season, whenever that may come.
I couldn't agree more. He HAS to play games in a competitive league at this point (not la tournée des joueurs). You can't spend 3 seasons barely playing. He needs game action.

Yet on RDS.ca there is a video titled: ''Markov s'en va à l'abbatoir''

The 2nd ACL surgery was almost 2 years ago now. The knee is as healed as it can be.

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I remember some of his NHL career. He was a goon, who became more than
that. But late in his career, he became less than a goon. On balance, I'm glad
that he seems to have landed on his feet.
He had one good season.. Rest of it is filled with stomp and slashes.

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10-03-2012, 08:55 PM
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I couldn't agree more. He HAS to play games in a competitive league at this point (not la tournée des joueurs). You can't spend 3 seasons barely playing. He needs game action.

Yet on RDS.ca there is a video titled: ''Markov s'en va à l'abbatoir''

The 2nd ACL surgery was almost 2 years ago now. The knee is as healed as it can be.
Your whole post suggests that the lockout is bad, not good for Markov.

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I just have a bad feeling it will happen. The guy has no luck what so ever.
I can see his contract holding with the Canadiens if he injured himself playing in another league... Could be wrong. Just speculation.

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10-03-2012, 09:17 PM
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Your whole post suggests that the lockout is bad, not good for Markov.
Well it wasn't my intention if it came out that way.

The gist of it is this: He needs to play games.

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10-03-2012, 09:25 PM
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Well it wasn't my intention if it came out that way.

The gist of it is this: He needs to play games.
I said that really poorly. I meant that he would have been much better with
a normal NHL season. But I agree that it is good that he is playing strong hockey,
if there is no NHL.

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10-03-2012, 10:14 PM
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I heard today on the radio Martin McGuire saying how Bergevin told him that he is actually very happy that Markov will still play somewhere, that he would like all other habs players to do the same, since it will prepare them for the season start...

On RDS - Bergevin is quoted saying something like "yea, if he wants to, I have nothing against it. Not like I can do anything - I have no control with no CBA"...

Talk about biased reporting. Should have heard Michel Villeneuve and Ron Fournier blasting Markov for his "lack of loyalty to the club who pays him".

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Markov needs to play somewhere. Given the bigger rings and less physical play in Europe, getting in match shape there will hopefully benefit him long term. Good to see him in action again. If he injures himself again bad luck.

Not sure so how the insurance stuff is sorted out. Pretty sure so the management is happy to see him play somewhere.

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I really hope he can stay healthy over there.

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He had one good season.. Rest of it is filled with stomp and slashes.
Not true. He was a solid 3rd liner for much of his career.

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I said that really poorly. I meant that he would have been much better with
a normal NHL season. But I agree that it is good that he is playing strong hockey,
if there is no NHL.
Competitive hockey at any stage is better than no hockey, that's a given.

Playing in the KHL, he won't be under much pressure. He can work at his own pace and figure things out with his knee. In the case of pre-season in the NHL, he'd force himself to push hard and get ready for an entire NHL season.

Playing in the KHL lets him get into game shape at a rate he is comfortable with.

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