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06-29-2013, 03:52 PM
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Armstrong not coming back

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/canadiens/a...leurs-1.636914

I'm ok with that.

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Never liked the signing to be honest. He seemed like nice guy but I rather have White/Dumont given his icetime.

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Armstrong was not very effective this year...no loss...

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He didn't bring much to the table, but he didn't hurt the team. Not directly anyway.

I hope we use his spot to bring in a forward who'll add another dimension to our 4th line.

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Therrien can't keep all his pets, it seems.

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hopefully they go out and sign or trade for some real size and grit for the 4th line

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No problem with that. Didn't hate him, but he really didn't show anything special.

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Thank you Bergevin for realising that he sucked.

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06-29-2013, 04:00 PM
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Dumont will more than replace what Armstrong brings, so no big loss here.

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Good, he sucks.

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06-29-2013, 04:06 PM
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Terrible player. I was really underwhelmed. Glad he's gone.

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06-29-2013, 04:13 PM
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Great team guy but with our youth blossoming and free agents to be had, he would be a waste of a roster spot.

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06-29-2013, 04:15 PM
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Seemed like he was a great locker room guy, but we need more than that and he didn't provide much on the ice. Good news.

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06-29-2013, 04:33 PM
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Good locker room guy, but that's why we kept Drewiske. White is going to take his spot and bring much more to the table.

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Phew.....that one was close. Really thought we'd hear about how great he is in the room and all. Again, convince him to retire, and hire him as a "room" coach or something....

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hopefully they go out and sign or trade for some real size and grit for the 4th line

Exactly.

Thanks for your efforts Colby and good luck elsewhere.

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06-29-2013, 04:38 PM
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He wasn't bad, but he wasn't good either. At most a spare forward, and we have plenty of those. He was underrated if anything last year, but there's more versatile 4th liners out there that won't lead to "BAAAW TOUGHNESS" cries.

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06-29-2013, 04:42 PM
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this was a no risk signing from the start...just an experiment...he did a good job...he was very reliable...never put us in a bad position in the game...i understand wanting to get somebody with a little more jump on that line though. makes total sense.

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Stubbs is heartbroken.

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Liked him as a 13th forward, but I like him even more now that he's gone. Good guy, hope he finds some team for next year. Good luck.

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Stubbs is heartbroken.
Yeah....that just seems like we're watching a photo album of a guy that just died or something....

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Yay. Armstrong seemed to be very well-liked by his teammates and coaches, and he always tried hard. But the unfortunate reality is that he makes about as little contribution on the ice as a player can possibly make while still hanging onto an NHL job. I was a little worried that his popularity would lead to him being retained. Good to hear the Habs are looking to improve on him.

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What game was it in the playoffs where he had a breakway on goal? I remember I was in a bar for that game and immediately stood up when I saw a player in on goal and then I sat down a split second later when I saw "oh ****, it's just Armstrong"...

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What game was it in the playoffs where he had a breakway on goal? I remember I was in a bar for that game and immediately stood up when I saw a player in on goal and then I sat down a split second later when I saw "oh ****, it's just Armstrong"...
Pretty sure he hit the post.

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