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11-24-2011, 08:33 AM
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Wrong !

wow...that was deep!

Can you at least elaborate?

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wow...that was deep!

Can you at least elaborate?
Wow, love how you only quoted the only part that makes me look bad. Go back and read the WHOLE thread. It was for you also.

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Plekanec is miles ahead in terms of being a strong all around player(tough matchups, defensive play and PK). Carter is strictly a one way player who plays small despite being 6'3".
Do a little research before pulling things out..........
Last year he was part of Phillies six man rotation on the PK and was very solid. Geeez


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Do a little research before pulling things out..........
Last year he was part of Phillies six man rotation on the PK and was very solid. Geeez
He was also used on the point for some PP time. He did very well there, better than Pleks but he was there as a shooting threat.

I personally would love to see him in Montreal....but I guarantee that we wouldn't like the package that would need to go the other way.

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11-24-2011, 11:42 AM
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He was also used on the point for some PP time. He did very well there, better than Pleks but he was there as a shooting threat.

I personally would love to see him in Montreal....but I guarantee that we wouldn't like the package that would need to go the other way.
I understand this point, but i wish we would take some kind of risks sometimes Eg: Boston-Toronto. We are just so stagnant is all.

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I understand this point, but i wish we would take some kind of risks sometimes Eg: Boston-Toronto. We are just so stagnant is all.
We took a pretty huge risk with Gomez, did we not?

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11-24-2011, 01:24 PM
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Wow, love how you only quoted the only part that makes me look bad. Go back and read the WHOLE thread. It was for you also.



Do a little research before pulling things out..........
Last year he was part of Phillies six man rotation on the PK and was very solid. Geeez
I watched Phillie 15-20 games last year and Carter is barely average defensively and is not a guy that necessarily competes every night unless the puck is on his stick. The fact that he is on the PK uniot doesn't make him a good defensive player or even a good PKer, the Habs use Cammalleri on PK and he is nothing special defensively, probably just a way of giving more ice time to key players and keeping them in the game. Plekanec is matched up against top lines most games and is one of the premier PK guys in the NHL with his quickness, speed, tenacity and anticipation.

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11-24-2011, 01:28 PM
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I really like Jeff Carter but he has been hit with some big injuries in the last couple of years, especially his ankles, call me crazy and I know Columbus would most probably want Plekanec back in return as part of a package but I personally wouldn't trade Pleks, he is one of those players that we can't afford to lose

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11-24-2011, 01:29 PM
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He was also used on the point for some PP time. He did very well there, better than Pleks but he was there as a shooting threat.

I personally would love to see him in Montreal....but I guarantee that we wouldn't like the package that would need to go the other way.
I'm not saying I wouldn't take him on our team, I think he'd be a good fit on the #2 line, but I wouldn't trade Plekanec for him...and I don't think it would benefit the team long term to pay the cost associated with trading young assets for him.

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I understand this point, but i wish we would take some kind of risks sometimes Eg: Boston-Toronto. We are just so stagnant is all.
You should get yourself a dictionary and check the definition of stagnant...if anything the Habs roster the last 3 years has been the opposite of stagnant, I think we only have like 4 players left from 3 years ago.


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11-24-2011, 02:06 PM
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Why in the world would Phoenix even take Gomez? I mean whoever proposed that initially needs to stop being so Montreal-absorbed, so to speak. Considering Phoenix' situation, they don't even have an owner and the NHL is not stupid enough to saddle whatever new owner with a horrible contract, even if Montreal gave them a first round pick to do it (e.g. Vladimir Malakhov from New Jersey to San Jose). If the Coyotes needed to eat up cap room, they'd ink Shane Doan long-term before doing that.
Exactly, and if Montreal really wanted to they could bury Gomez in Hamilton freeing up cap space.
The problem is our bonehead coach thinks Gomez actually adds something to the team and our GM doesn't have the guts to put Gomez in the minors!

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11-24-2011, 02:11 PM
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Exactly, and if Montreal really wanted to they could bury Gomez in Hamilton freeing up cap space.
The problem is our bonehead coach thinks Gomez actually adds something to the team and our GM doesn't have the guts to put Gomez in the minors!
Our GM went after Richards pretty agressively, I heard our offer was for more $$$ than the Rangers, so he either had a deal lined up for Gomez or he was sending him to Hamilton.

Before last year(so 8 of 9 years of his career) he did add something to a team so it's not out of the realm of normal reason to think he can be taht player again, right now I think the stats and goalless steak is really pressing on him.

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11-24-2011, 02:21 PM
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Our GM went after Richards pretty agressively, I heard our offer was for more $$$ than the Rangers, so he either had a deal lined up for Gomez or he was sending him to Hamilton.

Before last year(so 8 of 9 years of his career) he did add something to a team so it's not out of the realm of normal reason to think he can be taht player again, right now I think the stats and goalless steak is really pressing on him.
Gomez in un-tradeable and I do not believe we had put a serious offer for Richards...

They won't bury Gomez because it would adversely affect the bottom line... sadly.

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Gomez, Gomez thats what HF boards is all about.

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Gomez in un-tradeable and I do not believe we had put a serious offer for Richards...

They won't bury Gomez because it would adversely affect the bottom line... sadly.
They flew to Toronto to his agent's office to make him an offer, I douby they would have bothered(7-10 teams did this) if they didn't have a serious offer. I recall hearing they offered more per year than the NYR offer but he chose to sign there(something like 6 years at 8 mil per).

If you're going to send him to the AHL, you need another player coming in using taht space not just to have it open.

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11-24-2011, 03:38 PM
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Gomez is going to Hamilton next season. I can't see any other scenario. Molson is swallowing the pill at the moment, but he seems like a man with pride, and he won't tolerate such a garbage team. PG will have to green light to unload Gomez and spend the money on useful players, may it be one ''elite'' player of 2-3 depth players. On that note, Subban is really making a case for a cheap contract, which will help PG. At this rate, Subban isn't worth more than $3.5M.

Gomez won't be traded. Stop discussing it. Phoenix doesn't need Gomez to reach the floor. They can very well use the Florida tactic of overpaying a bunch a players *slightly*. The Cats look good at the moment. They would not look good with Gomez playing isntead of Versteeg ++

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Gomez is going to Hamilton next season. I can't see any other scenario. Molson is swallowing the pill at the moment, but he seems like a man with pride, and he won't tolerate such a garbage team. PG will have to green light to unload Gomez and spend the money on useful players, may it be one ''elite'' player of 2-3 depth players. On that note, Subban is really making a case for a cheap contract, which will help PG. At this rate, Subban isn't worth more than $3.5M.

Gomez won't be traded. Stop discussing it. Phoenix doesn't need Gomez to reach the floor. They can very well use the Florida tactic of overpaying a bunch a players *slightly*. The Cats look good at the moment. They would not look good with Gomez playing isntead of Versteeg ++
Only way Gomez is getting traded is for another bad contract, Montreal is further ahead burying him in the AHL than taking another headache on or buying him out.

Molson's have the money, they need to allow PG to bury Gainey's mistake.

If the Oilers can do it with Souray, the Rangers with Redden, then the Habs can too.

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Reading Eklund's site and nothing ever happens I realise that these days in the NHL it's really a dead zone as far as trades. I mean there's never any trades! I think the salary cap has become so complex that teams can hardly move any player without suffering consequences. It has become ridiculous. When your teams is not working you should be able to make trades.

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Reading Eklund's site and nothing ever happens I realise that these days in the NHL it's really a dead zone as far as trades. I mean there's never any trades! I think the salary cap has become so complex that teams can hardly move any player without suffering consequences. It has become ridiculous. When your teams is not working you should be able to make trades.
Agreed, there isnt minor trades involving 3rd and 4th liners anymore. Even those...

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Brassard and McCabe to Montreal?

Take it as you will because its Eklund and we all know how that is. This is just for fun to discuss. I couldn't find the Eklund thread so bump this to it if you can.

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklun...-Today/1/40162

"One player available is Brassard and the latest team to get involved in those talks is the Montreal...I for one see this as perhaps the best fit for Brassard."

"Bryan McCabe to Montreal makes a lot of sense according to one "well placed" Montreal source."

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Take it as you will because its Eklund and we all know how that is. This is just for fun to discuss. I couldn't find the Eklund thread so bump this to it if you can.

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklun...-Today/1/40162

"One player available is Brassard and the latest team to get involved in those talks is the Montreal...I for one see this as perhaps the best fit for Brassard."

"Bryan McCabe to Montreal makes a lot of sense according to one "well placed" Montreal source."
I love how he tries to pass off the McCabe part as a rumor when all it really is... some dude in Montreal saying he'd be a good fit. I know he's implying the "well placed" source means somebody in the org deeply routed... no chance in hell that's actually the truth though. If there's one organization I know Eklund would have an extremely tough time getting a realistic contact from... it's definitely our team.

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Mcabe makes so much sense with Markov,Spacek and Campoli all coming back.

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Laughable. Brassard? Possibly not as laughable but it's tough to see the fit - he'd play Desharnais' role. Unless they want to get him and waive Gomez (wouldn't get that some of us real excited).

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Brassard I would love in Montreal, but at what price?

Not for PRICE ;-)

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Mcabe makes so much sense with Markov,Spacek and Campoli all coming back.
As much as Ive been an optimist to this point regarding Markov I am starting to have my doubts about him making a full recovery. Not saying Mcabe is part of the solution either.

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