But you think that after they do this, they'll be a powerhouse the next 7-10 years? Think again. Let's see them draft another ****ing Lemieux, or Crosby. Good ****ing luck.
I expect, anticipate and will immensely enjoy Pittsburgh's coming decline. They deserve it.
I also hope they lose the franchise when it comes. And it will come.
They start losing again, watch the 'fans' melt away. They almost went bankrupt before drafting Crosby, the saviour. That's how much fans there really love hockey, like: not.
That's how much I hate them. Except for the Seals, who were owned by an idiot millionaire, Pittsburgh has been the worst 67 expansion team on average the last 46 years by far.
A Pox on them, and a Pox on their fair weather fans. They tanked for Mario, and they tanked for Crosby. They represent everything I hate about Bettman's NHL. I hate them way more than Laffs, and Bruins. Way more.
Can't agree there as they won the lottery and we shouldn't talk cause we got dam lucky as well back in 05
I wouldn't be too upset with MAB coming back. Takes a little bit of heat off the rookies that come in to fill the 6th D spot. A cheap fall back if any of them can't handle the playoffs. Not exactly a spectacular defenseman but I think he's worth a shot... or rather, his shot. Tough call when you want to get bigger and more physical on the back end.
I'd like to get Pominville. I'd give Eller and a 1st is we need to. I'd prefer to give up Desharnais' but his value may not be as good.
I don't think we're in any position to be trading a center if we're going for it this year, which is what trading for Pominville would be about. Galchenyuk looks like he's run out of gas to me having played almost 10 times more games than he played last year.
but why? pression? media? or he hates the TEAM? was a Nordiques fan?
From what I understand, all of the above. He was a Nordiques Fan actually growing up. I think the Media also bugs him. But it would seems that his hate of the TEAM per say is what the biggest factor here.
You clearly haven't a clue how terrible some other organizations in the NHL have been. Yes the Habs went through multiple GMs, coaches, bad trades, bad signings, bad results etc. But we've never had our team under the risk of being folded, bankruptcy, movement, or any arena issues whatsoever.
We haven't had GMs fired mid-season for a long long time, in terms of corporate structure that says a lot. We've had very, very educated/experienced/competent figures in management also and basically my point is that beyond on-ice results Montreal has been a model franchise. We didn't tank, we didn't threaten the city for a new arena, we never "gave away" tickets, we never demeaned our organization.
It goes beyond GM, it goes to the owner and the chairman/president and while ours are greedy and money-loving as hell, they're also very competent at their job. Compare with the Leafs who dicked around Pat Quinn, who hired ancient Fletcher and then let him go for Burke and then fired him before the season began - whose owners have moved around a bunch of times and now no one knows who really runs the team. Or Boston and how they had to revamp their back-office several times since the Jumbo Joe years.
But yeah, Montreal's been awful and I'm a ********* homer because Bob Gainey made a few bad signings
You're probably the people who think that Price should stop every puck and he's a bad goalie if he doesn't. Grow the hell up and look at the rest of the league, our organization and corporate structure is among the elites.
Montreal is the crown jewel of the NHL and to have inept bumblers like Houle, Gauthier & Gainey pretend they knew what they're doing was a disgrace.
No we didn't fire GMs in mid season. We simply fired assistant coaches the morning of a game. We fired head coaches on game day and then put a unilingual coach with no warning about how to handle the press. We traded a player in the second intermission of a game and we had a HOF goalie in front of 18000 fans tell the president of the team,"f u, I'm never playing here again."
Also when Molson brewery put the Habs up for sale it was a desperation move. No one wanted to buy the organization. It took a Yankee who knew little about hockey but was desperate for a sports franchise to take a risk.
You have the balls to bring up the Leafs? Were we any better than the Leafs the last two decades? From Serge Savard's last years to Gauthier's firing this organization experienced the darkest years in team history and it had nothing to do with Sergei K's carousing.
And by the way if you're gonna accuse me of something go do your effing homework! I never made the claim that Price should stop every shot. But don't let facts get in the way of your perception.