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06-13-2013, 11:11 AM
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To me this means we aren't getting a UFA big physical crease clearer, unless we move a D-man for another kind of asset like a pick or a forward. We could still move a PMD for a big defensive D-man. Does make some sense, if Tinord / Nathan B was our 7th guy then hed be sitting waiting to play only in case of injury. Now our young D guys can get time in the AHL and only go up in case of injury.

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06-13-2013, 11:12 AM
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unless Drewiske signed the 1st offer that showed up, happy he has a contract.

Not singling anyone out here, but alot of folks act like he MUST chase down what they feel is more important 1st. Maybe he just wants to get some files off his desk so he can focus on the more important issues, like the draft, and setting the table to make any trades he can before UFA season?
Very true. I guess that's why we'll have to wait and see what will happen.

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06-13-2013, 11:12 AM
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is that me or the habs will be pretty busy at the draft ?! Is PK the next to receive an extension ??

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06-13-2013, 11:13 AM
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I don't get it. I guess it's true that you can never have too many Ds but

Subban
Markov
Gorges
Diaz
Tinordi
Drewiske
Bouillon
Weber (probably gone)
Emelin (out till November)

Hope Bergevin has something else in mind.

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06-13-2013, 11:13 AM
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is that me or the habs will be pretty busy at the draft ?! Is PK the next to receive an extension ??
At this rate expect to see a two year deal for Halpern before anything.

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06-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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Maybe we have a bit too much "depth" and not enough actual talent. Bouillon playing more than 14minutes is a liability as it is (the man's like 37...), Diaz - though talented - is astonishingly soft against any forecheck, Weber has regressed to the point that he's AHL fodder and Beaulieu looked really bad out there.

Leaving Markov (who I think will be better next season), Subban, Gorges, a one-legged Emelin and Tinordi.

We don't need depth and we never needed Drewiskie, we need an actual NHL d-man like Scuderi or Regher or basically anyone competent. An Odyua or some other minute cruncher would really help us out - Bouillon can't play that role and neither can anyone else we have past the top3 at the moment.




His fit is going to be FAAABULOUS
I'd agree they really could use an upgrade on defensive D. But they guy to replace was Boullion more than Drewiskie on this contract. There is something of a commitment to play Boullion in the NHL currently while DD could never play an NHL game again and the Habs aren't much worse off for it.

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06-13-2013, 11:15 AM
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I don't get it. I guess it's true that you can never have too many Ds
that is it. If for some reason the habs find themselves in a spot next year that they just have too many servicable NHL d-men, Drewiski can be send to the minors, traded for a late round pick, etc.

can never have enough D-men

in no way does this mean the habs CAN'T go out and pick up another d-man or two. Depth insurance for minimum wage.

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06-13-2013, 11:17 AM
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At this rate expect to see a two year deal for Halpern before anything.
or Nokelainen

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06-13-2013, 11:20 AM
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that is it. If for some reason the habs find themselves in a spot next year that they just have too many servicable NHL d-men, Drewiski can be send to the minors, traded for a late round pick, etc.

can never have enough D-men

in no way does this mean the habs CAN'T go out and pick up another d-man or two. Depth insurance for minimum wage.
I guess you could also question whether Drewiske is the best option for depth D. While he does come on the cheap side, are their better options out there for depth in the event of injuries? Was Drewiske really the best option that he needed to be re-signed right away?

I don't have answer for any of these questions, they are just food for thought.

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06-13-2013, 11:25 AM
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is that me or the habs will be pretty busy at the draft ?! Is PK the next to receive an extension ??
If Bergevin is smart, which I think he is, he waits. He waits until around January to extend Subban. He played much better (in terms of statistics) than we all expected, and although I think his potential is even higher, Bergevin should wait to see if A) Subban repeats last season or B) if he doesn't repeat. If he digresses, Bergevin gets Subban for less, but if Subban repeats, Bergevin feels more comfortable offering him 8 years, and Montreal fans won't hound him like they have with Desharnais' extension.

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06-13-2013, 11:27 AM
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Cost control signing, a minimum wage last pairing defenseman setting the table for trades that can take on new salary. I will judge this when I see the opening day lineup not now.

On another note I am surprised that the "trade 'em when they have value" crowd isn't all over a Diaz move.

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06-13-2013, 11:32 AM
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I guess you could also question whether Drewiske is the best option for depth D. While he does come on the cheap side, are their better options out there for depth in the event of injuries? Was Drewiske really the best option that he needed to be re-signed right away?

I don't have answer for any of these questions, they are just food for thought.
you don't much much in the NHL for $600,000 a year.

also he is still only 28..there is a chance he can get better than he was last year.

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06-13-2013, 11:34 AM
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I wonder what $650K will get you in the UFA market.

The amount of panicking surrounding this depth move is quite entertaining.
Alot of drama on here these days...

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06-13-2013, 11:38 AM
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UFA dman that made between 600,00 and 700,000 last year. not exactly a group of all-stars


Fortunus, Maxime
Benoit, Andre
Gilroy, Matt
Smaby, Matt
Johnson, Aaron
Drewiske, Davis
Bagnall, Drew
Mullen, Patrick
Vandermeer, Jim
Sloan, Tyler
Kostka, Mike
Collins, Sean
DeSantis, Jason
Exelby, Garnet
Pyett, Logan
Reese, Dylan
Strachan, Tyson
Gysbers, Simon
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06-13-2013, 11:39 AM
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Diaz won't bump the Habs up the draft chart by much and they'll have a hard time replacing him in the line-up. More likely case is they move Weber, but not as a package deal with the 1st to move up because he won't get the Habs a much better pick either.
Weber is pretty much untradeable. He has to be offered $945k to retain his rights and I don't think many teams will want to give up an asset in a trade and then have to qualify him at that level. I think there is a strong chance he will slip into free agency

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Cost control signing, a minimum wage last pairing defenseman setting the table for trades that can take on new salary. I will judge this when I see the opening day lineup not now.

On another note I am surprised that the "trade 'em when they have value" crowd isn't all over a Diaz move.
Exactly my thoughts on both points.

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06-13-2013, 11:40 AM
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The issue I have with guys like Drewiske is that if it's what you call having "depth", well 30 teams in the league have this depth, because every team has at least a couple of players like Drewiske.

I mean. Nothing against the guy, but I would hope something more significant to help our D. I guess we shall see, but I don't have a good feeling about Bergevin for this summer. Guy looks like he fell in love with his team.

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06-13-2013, 11:42 AM
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Don't forget Emelin will be out till (iirc) November. Having depth is always a good thing.

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06-13-2013, 11:47 AM
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The D would look pretty solid if the Habs can get a solid #3/4 gritty RD.

1. P.K. Subban ($2,875,000)
2. Andrei Markov ($5,750,000)
3. <RIGHT Defenseman with Size+Grit>
4. Josh Gorges ($3,900,000)
5. Alexei Emelin ($2,000,000)
6. Raphael Diaz ($1,225,000)
7. Francis Bouillon ($1,500,000)
8. Davis Drewiske ($637,500)

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Don't forget Emelin will be out till (iirc) November. Having depth is always a good thing.
Drewiske is NOT depth. Drewiske is a warm body with a Habs jersey. Every single team in the league has Drewiske's in their organization. Everyone has their own Diaz.

Depth is playing Meszaros on your 3rd pairing (Flyers circa 2010). Depth is having guys like Oduya and Roszival on your 3rd pairing. Depth is having Doughty, Scuderi, Greene, Regehr, Voynov and Martinez as your starters.

Having Drewiske as a 7th d-man is nothing more than having enough bodies to fill the 23 guys roster.

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UFA dman that made between 600,00 and 700,000 last year. not exactly a group of all-stars


Fortunus, Maxime
Benoit, Andre
Gilroy, Matt
Smaby, Matt
Johnson, Aaron
Drewiske, Davis
Bagnall, Drew
Mullen, Patrick
Vandermeer, Jim
Sloan, Tyler
Kostka, Mike
Collins, Sean
DeSantis, Jason
Exelby, Garnet
Pyett, Logan
Reese, Dylan
Strachan, Tyson
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Hey. Garnett Exelby is the cream of the crop.

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The D would look pretty solid if the Habs can get a solid #3/4 gritty RD.

1. P.K. Subban ($2,875,000)
2. Andrei Markov ($5,750,000)
3. <RIGHT Defenseman with Size+Grit>
4. Josh Gorges ($3,900,000)
5. Alexei Emelin ($2,000,000)
6. Raphael Diaz ($1,225,000)
7. Francis Bouillon ($1,500,000)
8. Davis Drewiske ($637,500)
I would be fine with that. That being said, I'm not holding my breath.

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Pretty surprised by that signing. I'm all for depth, but depth that could actually play....not sure we were convinced of that when he did. But then, it's not a lot of money. You do have to wish though that to have a better D....Drewiske CANNOT be in your starting lineup.

So as of now, we have 2 guys that are signed and shouldn't be starting...Bouillon and Drewiske. Time to move up the ladder Marc.....

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Not that I have a problem with the signing but why are we locking up 7th defenceman depth when we haven't even fixed our 5th and 6th defenceman depth?

Too many of the I can go through the game without making mistakes type of players and not enough identity in my opinion.

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Correct me if im wrong, but if he gets sent to the AHL, his salary wont count against the CAP?

Wiuld he had to go through re-entry waivers?

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