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07-14-2006, 10:04 AM
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In Bonk We Believe

Maybe Bonk will BONK! in his 2nd year with the Habs and play like he did with Ottawa ? After all, he is in his contract year and maybe he will explode to have a bigger contract at the end of the season

I say.. try Bonk centering Samso and Kovalev. I mean, he's big, he have good shot and he's so good in his own zone. I think it could work really

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07-14-2006, 10:06 AM
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He's already played like in Ottawa, only he didnt have that complentary offensive player like Hossa. The Bonk you see is the Bonk you'll get, so dont go bonkers please.

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You guys bonked me.

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Personnaly I fairly think that bonk will rebound from his off year like markov#79 said and that atleast i find him better suited to play with kovalev and samso because i fell he will be able to complement better these guy than ribs would do and don't forget hocckey player usually play alot better in there contract year so i would expect at least a 50 point from him if he play with kovy and samso.

forget last year because i think it was a nightmare for him.

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seriously, just no, people can talk all the sh.. they want about Ribeiro but the fact and the matter is the only thing Bonk does better is positional defense

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I'm prepared to give Bonk a clean slate simply because I don't think he was ever really 100% last year. That being said, I do not want him as permanent fixture on the 2nd line (emergency replacement perhaps). I think he should center Johnson and Perezhogin on the 3rd line and perhaps play occasionally on the 2nd PP unit in front of the net.

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seriously, just no, people can talk all the sh.. they want about Ribeiro but the fact and the matter is the only thing Bonk does better is positional defense
Better shot, stronger in the corners, stronger in front of the net, kills penalties, marginally better skater... and better positional defense.

Ribeiro has much the same skill set as Yanic Perreault except Ribeiro is a passer and Perreault is a shooter.

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Well I seem to remember Bonk had this great sequence near the end of the season. Who knows!

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I don't know if Bonk is better or not than Ribeiro, but I think he would be a better fit for Kovalev and Samsonov. Anyway... you can be sure Carbo will try him if little Mickey don't gives a good show during training camp.

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Bonk is a UFA after this year, right?

The law of 'playing in the final year of a contract before free agency' states he should get at least 50 points

Or by now, has he sunk below even being affected by the common laws of hockey? Worth a try in pre-season, I suppose, but I won't be placing any money on it happening. Be nice if it did though.

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It would be nice if Bonk contributed more offensively for sure. He did lead us in scoring in the preseason last year. But, not sure it will happen. I wouldn't be against giving him a chance to center the 2nd line again.

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thought bonk played very well with kovy during the playoffs, and really helped create some room. i wouldn't mind giving those 2 some more time together especially with samsonov.

the main question is who will get the best out of those 2, bonk or ribs.

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Bonk has nowhere to go but up from last season, and that's good news for the Habs.

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Not a bad idea, to be honest I think if the thought hasn't already crossed carbo's mind, it will soon, b/c he'll have to find someone to replace Ribs when he realizes Ribeiro is stinky

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In Bonk, you believe.

I don't.

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Samy Ribs Kovy

I like the idea of Montreal adding talent up front but if Carbs is going to go with this line Im a little worried. I like Ribs and Bonk get a clean state but remember when Saku went down in the playoffs neither of these guys took his spot.

My main point is with Samy Ribs and Kovy who is going to shot the puck?? Seriously?? I like the idea of trying Johnson or Bonk (preferred)at center!!

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I am just hoping for a 15+ goals 40+ point season with strong defensive play. I would not mind seeing him go if someone out there wants him.

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seriously, just no, people can talk all the sh.. they want about Ribeiro but the fact and the matter is the only thing Bonk does better is positional defense
Face-offs , penalty kill

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Maybe Bonk will BONK! in his 2nd year with the Habs and play like he did with Ottawa ? After all, he is in his contract year and maybe he will explode to have a bigger contract at the end of the season

I say.. try Bonk centering Samso and Kovalev. I mean, he's big, he have good shot and he's so good in his own zone. I think it could work really
I remember people comparing A.Kostitsyn and M.Hossa....... maybe Bonk could find chemistry with the Belarussian.... I'll cross my fingers.

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Bonk was injured all season with a major groin problem, and was still a defensive shut down guy... let him center the 2nd line, couldn't do much worse than Ribeiro.

BONK POWER!

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07-14-2006, 01:18 PM
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I am hoping that by the mid point of the season Chip can take Bonks place and we can get atleast a 4th rounder for Bonk.

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why don't we let him fill a vital role on our team and be a shut down center and go to PK guy. We NEED a few people in this role and he does it, along with Begin and Murray, quite well. Why mess with a good thing?

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why don't we let him fill a vital role on our team and be a shut down center and go to PK guy. We NEED a few people in this role and he does it, along with Begin and Murray, quite well. Why mess with a good thing?
Agreed. He played most of last year with a serious groin injury which affects everything from skating to shooting. His play got much better as he recovered. I'm thinking the Bonk we saw in the playoffs is the one we'll get this year - barring further injury. He's a very smart player, reads the play well, is strong along the boards, wins more faceoffs than he loses, and will make the fourth line (assuming he stays there), along with Begin or even possibly Johnson, one of the best shutdown/energy lines in the league, imo. A very versatile player.

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