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02-06-2004, 04:15 PM
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They are in the top 3 in the league in revenues and ownership has deep pockets.
Okay, I'll call bull**** on that one. Prove to us that Montreal is top three in revenues. I see that as an impossibiity based on the money generated for some of the US teams in their cable deals, something Canadian teams don't get a similar kick at. Add to that the price structure in a lot of the big market teams in the US make their gate receipts massive. I just cannot see where Montreal is in the top three for revenues.

Also, if the owner has such deep pockets, why the handout? Doesn't make sense. Especially with Gillet's background.

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02-06-2004, 08:33 PM
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Okay, I'll call bull**** on that one. Prove to us that Montreal is top three in revenues. I see that as an impossibiity based on the money generated for some of the US teams in their cable deals, something Canadian teams don't get a similar kick at. Add to that the price structure in a lot of the big market teams in the US make their gate receipts massive. I just cannot see where Montreal is in the top three for revenues.

Also, if the owner has such deep pockets, why the handout? Doesn't make sense. Especially with Gillet's background.
It's not a handout as you call it. It's asking to be treated fairly as so many other companies are. 7.5 M on taxes for the building.... totally ridiculous if compared to EVERY other building in the NHL. Gillett has declared bankruptcy in the PAST but that has nothing to do with his current financial situation. Trump was also bankrupt some time ago and 1 billion in debt; he is doing fine now.

My source concerning the "top 3 in revenues" is Habs president Pierre Boivin. He said it on t.v. last year on RDS. you'll have to choose to believe me or not on that one. I have no link to a website or anything. If Boivin was saying the truth, then they do have a top 3 ranking. If Boivin was lying then I guess I am wrong.

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He discussed Perreault on this show on Team990.

So, in other words, there is not written evidence anywhere that teams have been asking about Perrault.

Like I said, I believe he would clear waviers. He has little to offer at this point other than faceoff ability, and their are few teams that could afford a faceoff specialist at his price.

Now, a little later in the season, right before the deadline, might be a different story.

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02-06-2004, 08:45 PM
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So, in other words, there is not written evidence anywhere that teams have been asking about Perrault.

Like I said, I believe he would clear waviers. He has little to offer at this point other than faceoff ability, and their are few teams that could afford a faceoff specialist at his price.

Now, a little later in the season, right before the deadline, might be a different story.
What freakin difference does it make wether Mcguire wrote it on a piece of paper and someone printed it, or if he said on the radio. the point is he said it and several ppl on these boards have heard it. I vouch for it cuz I heard him say it too. Besides, Mcguire does tv and radio work only. He doesn't write for a paper. Does that take ANY credibility away from him? no.

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02-06-2004, 08:51 PM
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The pick in Kiprusoff trade was for the 2005 draft not the upcoming draft.
Thanks, wasn't too sure

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So, in other words, there is not written evidence anywhere that teams have been asking about Perrault.

Like I said, I believe he would clear waviers. He has little to offer at this point other than faceoff ability, and their are few teams that could afford a faceoff specialist at his price.

Now, a little later in the season, right before the deadline, might be a different story.
I find it hard to believe that Perreault would pass through waivers. Even a semi-retired Cliff Ronning found a team to play for.

Most of these opinions on Perreault are uninformed, and they are annoying. Everyone strings three words together -- slow, soft, and overpaid -- and passes it off as a scouting report.

If people actually watched Perreault, they would know that he doesn't get injured very often and he shows no fear about playing in front of the net or in the corners. He isn't big, and he can't outmuscle a lot of people. But he is not a total marshmallow, and every team has several players like this.

It's the same thing about his speed. He is definitely not the fastest skater on any team in the NHL, but he wouldn't be the slowest either. Some of his skills are mid-range and below-average, while others are very good. There's a reason he's scored 20 goals or more for 3 different teams, in spite of his faults.

There's such a stink around Perreault that people get offended when he is offered in a potential trade. They seem to take it as a criticism of their team, which pretty much stunts all reasonable discussion involving a guy who can still play in this league.

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I think the bottom line is that Perrault gets paid too much for what he brings to the table. Yes he is good at faceoffs, yes he has an offensive touch, but his defensive play isn't up to par also his size hurts him. If Perrault was paid a million dollars I don't think he would be having this conversation.

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