" Well, you know, I love montreal, but I just felt that a better fit for me and my family would be to move to a city that was the complete and utter opposite of everything Montreal is and/or represents."
Never understood guys who choose Hockey as a profession and then don't want to play in a city where Hockey actually matters.
I always give the example of Marcel Dionne, imagine if he had played his entire career in Montreal instead of in LA for most of it? The guy had over 1700 career NHL points, over 700 goals, yet barely talked about here.
If you are a great french canadian player, why wouldn't you want to play in Montreal?
Either you become a legend, of you become Marcel Dionne..
Sorry, but easy choice for me.
I agree but I think the reason is some guys just want to play hockey. They don't want to play hockey and be pop-culture icons.
The main issue here for most players that consider coming and playing here is the media, the pressure they will have on players, especially French Canadians is way too much, most of them would rather avoid the circus and go to markets that aren't hockey crazy.
In one word, yes, the staff at RDS is the main reason why we can't land elite players. In most sports players dream of playing home, but it's a different thing for our local players and to be honest I don't blame them.
Common Lecavalier! You wear number 4 on your back for Beliveau, you even wanted to play him in the movie "The Rocket". Now you have the chance to officially wear the CH on your front and make history but instead you go to Dallas. Grow a pair!
This is nothing new, just sports journalists building on the same stuff we've all known and discussed for the past few hours.
That said, I'm really curious what it is that "The Dallas Stars are building" and how Lecavalier would "fit really well into (our plans)". They're a terrible franchise in the middle of nowhere, aimlessly traded and drafted for the past few years and with no recourse in sight. The Habs are leagues closer to being contenders than the friggin Stars.
I'm just gonna save this quote, and I'll get back to you.
Awaiting the letdown, but I hope we can use the Vinny money and get Iginla for a couple years. Grit, leadership, mentorship for the pups, and is starving for a Cup. He is still motivated unlike Vincent.
Beliveau has already talked to vinny years ago. He is not some tool to be paraded out when we need favors. Lecave can't hold his 80 year old jock.
Seriously the first second i heard he would be buyout i tought of the habs.. the second i started thinking about it i knew he wouldnt happen... just doesnt have the courage and pride to play here.. so dissapointing the worst is he would be respected here.. but oh well.. i guess he prefers to cash in 2 checks with peace of mind... Mr. 13m/year ? Lol