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08-11-2006, 02:02 PM
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Montreal tried to sign Eric Desjardins

According to this article on NHL.com Bob tried to sign Eric Desjardins but instead he wanted to retire as a Flyer.

Here is the link.

http://www.nhl.com/features/spotligh...ins081106.html


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08-11-2006, 02:14 PM
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According to this article on NHL.com Bob tried to sign Eric Desjardins but instead he wanted to retire as a Flyer.

Here is the link.

http://www.nhl.com/features/spotligh...ins081106.html
That's pretty cool. I would have liked to see him back in Montreal!!!

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08-11-2006, 02:18 PM
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I know, it would have been nice. This just proves that you can't predict what moves Bob will make.

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I know, it would have been nice. This just proves that you can't predict what moves Bob will make.

Anything he does period!!!!

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Don't Understand

Eric' carrer is really defined by that 2nd game of the 1993 Playoffs when he scored the hat trick and the game winner.

He was a MONTREAL CANADIEN then, and his 1 stanley cup came a a Hab.

Yet it was "important for him to retire a flyer?"

Wow... and here I thought the Habs jersey was the "holly cloth" to French Canadien kids, who would jump at the chance to wear it, especially when they won before in a Habs jersey.

Eric will also be remembered as being part of one of the worst trades in Habs history, especially when you follow that trade all the way through. Talk about mismanaging your assets!!!

Enjoy retirement Eric.

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Happy retirement Eric

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He would have ended up being booed here just like he was being booed before he got traded to the flyers.

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Eric' carrer is really defined by that 2nd game of the 1993 Playoffs when he scored the hat trick and the game winner.

He was a MONTREAL CANADIEN then, and his 1 stanley cup came a a Hab.

Yet it was "important for him to retire a flyer?"

Wow... and here I thought the Habs jersey was the "holly cloth" to French Canadien kids, who would jump at the chance to wear it, especially when they won before in a Habs jersey.

Eric will also be remembered as being part of one of the worst trades in Habs history, especially when you follow that trade all the way through. Talk about mismanaging your assets!!!

Enjoy retirement Eric.
I can understand Eric's point of view...yes he is from Quebec and he Played in Montreal for what 6 years? But when you look at it he has played in Philadelphia for 11 years now and he and his familly are probably attached to the area. I grew up in Quebec...lived there the 1st 12 years of my life....17 years in Ontario now and I wouldnt even think of going back to Quebec at the moment although never say never...and its not because I have anything against the area...i'm just attached to the area i'm in right now.

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Funny how no one read the article posted.

Gainey never offered anything and the article doesn't mention anything of the sort.


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What ever the "If's" or "could of's", good luck to him! He was a model defenceman, and player...

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Funny how no one read the article posted.

Gainey never offered anything and the article doesn't mention anything of the sort.
It says he had an offer to play in Montreal for this coming season...

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08-11-2006, 04:14 PM
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Funny how no one read the article posted.

Gainey never offered anything and the article doesn't mention anything of the sort.
From the article:

When the Philadelphia Flyers didn't offer him a contract this summer, Desjardins had an offer to return to the Canadiens for the 2006-07 season. Instead, at age 37 and following several injury-compromised season, Desjardins, a Quebec native, chose to retire Thursday -- as a Flyer.

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I guess I need reading lessons also.
Although I was looking for a Gainey quote of some sort, until then I won't believe he offered anything.

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I can understand Eric's point of view...yes he is from Quebec and he Played in Montreal for what 6 years? But when you look at it he has played in Philadelphia for 11 years now and he and his familly are probably attached to the area. I grew up in Quebec...lived there the 1st 12 years of my life....17 years in Ontario now and I wouldnt even think of going back to Quebec at the moment although never say never...and its not because I have anything against the area...i'm just attached to the area i'm in right now.
It says he chose to retire but IM not sure he has attached any importance to where he retired other than symbolic.

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after reading about offering a contract to Desjardins maybe Daze rumours arent so far fecthed after all

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