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Are you/do you think you will be happy with the Briere signing?

View Poll Results: Are you happy?
Yes 211 48.96%
No 220 51.04%
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07-05-2013, 11:10 AM
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Regardless of Briere, Gionta is on is way out it is his last year of is contract. Biere contract is going to be a probleme because next year we still have to resign PK, Eller and Emelin who will all get raises also MB will have to make some decision about Markov and Diaz plus next year free agent crop should be a lot deeper then this year.

Briere raplace Gionta, we all want to get rid of Gionta and is Cap hit...
Briere replace Ryder, the only reason we got Ryder iss to get rid of Cole contract... and we let Ryder walk away...
Briere is at the end of is carrer is best years are behind him
Briere Familly is staying in Philly... Hello commitment

Briere as nothing to lose by coming here he is at the of is career, it great for is visibility, after career and public opinon + no one else offered anywhere near 4M$ for 2 years.
MB gain some pts since he could sign lecavalier or any other high profile UFA he can now say that he sign a quebecois which is good to please the fanfan and RDS (which can talk about anything but he habs) but it isn't a great hockey move in the long run and if Briere doesn't get a good start it would be a good move at all. I compare this to the Laraque signing... execpt Laraque was suppose to bring something that was missing in MTL, Briere is bring more of what we already have...

spare me the I wanted to play in Montreal PR bull... Also there no way Briere was our first option for MB he was like a last dish effort to salvage a stricking out with Lecavalier, Horton, Clarkson, and all the other that resign before the deadline... I think Briere will be better than Ryder and Gionta for Mtl but than again there 15 other player that would of been better for less $
I'm ok with Briere I just hate the contract...

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07-05-2013, 11:16 AM
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Poll needs a "No, but...." option for those of us that are OK with Briere, but not OK with the team getting smaller and smaller.

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07-05-2013, 11:23 AM
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Man, that is a deep poll question.

"Are you happy?"

...well...I don't know!

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07-05-2013, 11:49 AM
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Like Legolas said in LOTR

Theyre Taking the hobbits to Montreal !!!
Theyre Taking the hobbits to Montreal !!!
Theyre Taking the hobbits to Montreal !!!
Moonnntreaalll montreallll

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07-05-2013, 11:50 AM
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Can you please add "meh" as an option

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07-05-2013, 12:03 PM
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Like Legolas said in LOTR

Theyre Taking the hobbits to Montreal !!!
Theyre Taking the hobbits to Montreal !!!
Theyre Taking the hobbits to Montreal !!!
Moonnntreaalll montreallll


Now I have this image of Bergevin and Therrien in full orc gear, running away with DD, Gio and Briere under their arms!

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07-05-2013, 01:48 PM
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It's a temporary patch and he'll wear out long before the playoffs.

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07-05-2013, 01:58 PM
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So... any changed minds on this after what Clarkson and Clowe signed for?

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07-05-2013, 02:22 PM
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Can safely say no considering we have not addressed any of our needs.

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07-05-2013, 02:25 PM
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I initially disliked the signing (for much the same reasons that others have already mentioned), but I've since warmed to it.

Ryder was leaving. So we had two choices there:

1. Give his role to a prospect, and just hope the prospect is up to the task.

2. Sign a veteran to fill Ryder's role.


Given our current group of prospects, and given how two of them are already playing an important role on the Habs, I think that going for a veteran was the right approach.

Now, of the Top Six winger options out there, how many were willing to sign with the Habs for a sensible length/cap hit? We don't know for sure, of course, but going by some of the reports out there, it might not be many. I'd prefer Horton, but he reportedly wants to play in a warm climate market (so that rules out Montreal). I'd prefer Clarkson, but he reportedly wants insane money. I'd prefer Iginla, but Iginla probably isn't willing to sign here.

So... who else is left? Briere might have been the only real option out there. If so, I find it hard to blame MB for taking it.
Bouchard, who signed 1-year, 2M with islanders, would have been a much better option.

- cheaper, younger, shorter term, better fit (still smallish, but more effective defensively & better compliment @RW to pretty much any of our LW-C duos.

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07-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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Bouchard, who signed 1-year, 2M with islanders, would have been a much better option.

- cheaper, younger, shorter term, better fit (still smallish, but more effective defensively & better compliment @RW to pretty much any of our LW-C duos.
Bouchard may be the softest player in the entire league. Briere goes to the dirty areas and plays with an edge (downright dirty at times).

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07-05-2013, 02:43 PM
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Bouchard may be the softest player in the entire league. Briere goes to the dirty areas and plays with an edge (downright dirty at times).
We already have 2 tiny players not scared to go to the "dirty" areas... Briere is redundant in that regard.

Bouchard may be a perimeter player, but if he gets back anywhere close to his pre-concussion level of play (healthy all season last year, bodes well for performance improvement this year with fully healthy offseason prep), he'll be far more effective than briere at 1/2 the price.

I can't imagine you're trying to argue that briere sans-flyers bodyguards, is going to make us "tougher" to play against, are you?

And if he's not bringing that element, Bouchard was clearly a superior option.

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07-05-2013, 04:50 PM
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If it means sapping away DD's icetime and providing us with GOALS--something DD tends to pass on, literally--I'm all for it. Although, I'm sure there will be many times I'll hate his lack of defense, but he'll provide skill and excitement.

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07-05-2013, 04:52 PM
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So... any changed minds on this after what Clarkson and Clowe signed for?
Knowing that the UFA market gives out very inflated salaries, the only thing that really shocked me about clarkson was the length of term.

In Clowe's case, my god. He just committed a major robbery and got away with it.

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07-05-2013, 05:01 PM
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I voted no, but im not upset or outraged. Its a minor move in the grand scheme of things, and we are a better team with briere on the roster than without (even if hes not the player i would have targetted. Anyway bergy isnt done yet hopefully)


Size does not win cups.
Of course it does.

People forget how big and strong our teams in the 1970s were... You don't have to be the biggest team to win (though it helps) but good luck winning if you're the smallest.
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Yes. Especially if DD gets moved for someone useful.
One has nothing to do with the other.
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Voted no, expected to see like 95% no votes, was shocked to see only a 60/40 split. I can't understand how any Habs fan likes this signing at this point. It doesn't mean it couldn't still pan out, or that Bergevin couldn't have other tricks up his sleeve, but until all that actually happens, I just can't see how anybody likes this signing.
I don't understand it either. But people defended the Samsonov move, the Gomez one, the Kaberle one...

Outside this forum I think people realize that this was a horrible move.
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'Cause the question is about the signing itself...not the overall summer. If it stays like that, a resounding no will be heard. But in Brière you add a guy who is great on the PP, who is a well known very good playoff performer, you add a guy who wants to proove that he still belongs and you add a guy who, while playing at home, will do everything he can to REALLY proove he does belong. You get a motivated, still very good, but declining, player. Again, if this team would all be 6'4'' and we'd be added Brière, we'd love the signing....so I go beyond that and STILL like the signing for what it is. Thing is...who in this UFA market, right now, was desperately willing to come here for the kind of combination of money and years we can afford?

Yes, Bergevin needs to address toughness and quality of D. Let's ask the question in September again and if nothing is done, you'll see that there will be no Yes left....
I don't think people will change at all. Maybe a few here and there...
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So... any changed minds on this after what Clarkson and Clowe signed for?
No. Has nothing to do with anything. Just because other teams were lemmings off a cliff doesn't mean that we had to follow. The only good thing about the move was that we're only saddled with him for two years.

And a NMC? Just a joke...

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Voted no, expected to see like 95% no votes, was shocked to see only a 60/40 split. I can't understand how any Habs fan likes this signing at this point. It doesn't mean it couldn't still pan out, or that Bergevin couldn't have other tricks up his sleeve, but until all that actually happens, I just can't see how anybody likes this signing.
That's cause the novelty factor plays into this. Fans are still intrigued by what he may bring.

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I'm not so mad about the Briere signing, Renaud Lavoie from RDS mentionned 52 pts in 45 games or something... That's just what we need here in MTL!

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excellent signing. I think only on HFboards people arent happy.

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Voted yes cause im happy with the term of the contract

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Honestly, no. This feels like a "we'd better go sign a Quebecois" move, mixed with a dash of "Oh crap we didn't get Vinnie! Who's plan B?" The guy's 35, he's a midget, and he's on the downside of his career. We weren't a strong contender without him in the lineup and his signing doesn't push us closer to becoming one.

I loathe "political" hockey moves, and this organization just can't stop itself from making them. I fear it's what will keep us perennially a step or two behind everyone else in the NHL.

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07-05-2013, 05:42 PM
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Micheal Ryder is a better player in the same role, signed for the same amount of years for less money and is a way smaller aging risk.

Habs were better of with what they already had.

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07-05-2013, 05:43 PM
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Voted yes. Not overly excited but I guess it's a wait and see proposition. He could turn out to be a 20-25 goal production man which isn't bad. Then again, maybe not...but it's a good gamble.

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07-05-2013, 06:22 PM
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I don't think he's the type of player that should have been targeted, so count me in the "not happy" category. Having said that, the novelty factor is always exciting.

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07-05-2013, 06:25 PM
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Yes. Easily. But for how long?
No, not easily, and probably not at all.

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He's going to get killed on our squad before the playoffs. I predict December. Just my .02

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