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12-06-2004, 01:42 PM
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Ribeiro makes everybody around him good. Do you think Dagenais could have had so much goal without Ribeiro? I don't think so. It's also funny when people say that Ribs wasn't good in the playoff. He was making awesome play, but Ryder couldn't complete them because he was nervous and shot too early. If he would have had a winger like Zednik or Kovalev, people wouldn't have said the same thing.

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12-06-2004, 01:43 PM
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And Ribs is 2 years younger

the only advantage that Datsyuk have is the weight but Ribs can improve that.
And the skating ability.

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12-06-2004, 02:16 PM
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And the skating ability.
He can also improve that

He have to muscle up his legs and the two will be improve
"at the same time"

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12-06-2004, 02:17 PM
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it's been rumoured in the latest nhlpa offer that the players are offering a one time 10% wage roll back so even if montreals payroll currently sits between 35 to 40 million 10% of that should be enough to sign kovalev.

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12-06-2004, 02:49 PM
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it's been rumoured in the latest nhlpa offer that the players are offering a one time 10% wage roll back so even if montreals payroll currently sits between 35 to 40 million 10% of that should be enough to sign kovalev.
You guys really don't get it... This is why hockey is such in bad shape for exactly this type of mentality. If there is a 10% decrease it will be opefully to clear some room for the owners to make a little proffit... and not exceed a luxury tax level or some sort of cap...

On the subject I would say that my lineup would be as follows:
Zednik, Koivu, Perezhogin <== small but talented lines
Bulis, Ribeiro, Ryder <== Bulis speed would help on that line
Hossa, Bonk, Ward <== Should be a decent third line...
Your guess is as good as mine for the fourth line....

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12-06-2004, 03:02 PM
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This line up seriously lacks grit.
Way too Euro heavy.
Gainey needs to infuse good old Canadian grit and muscle other wise this team will be another early playoff exit.
And the center position is too small again.

Add a Primeau type center and an Arnott,O'Niel winger /center .
Riberio showed that he is not playoff material ,as he was easily checked. Replace him Bob;get Arnott big and nasty and SKILLED.

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12-06-2004, 03:18 PM
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This line up seriously lacks grit.
Way too Euro heavy.
Gainey needs to infuse good old Canadian grit and muscle other wise this team will be another early playoff exit.
And the center position is too small again.

Add a Primeau type center and an Arnott,O'Niel winger /center .
Riberio showed that he is not playoff material ,as he was easily checked. Replace him Bob;get Arnott big and nasty and SKILLED.
Heres something for you to mull over.

Toronto and Philly are two the grittiest teams in the league come playoff time..

Tampa, while they have their share of gritty players are by no means considered a "gritty" team, but rather a higly skilled offensive team. St. Louis, and Richards are small. Viny is big, but so is Bonk down the middle on our team.

The morale of the story, Tampa won a cup, Toronto and Philly are still trying and have been for years.

It takes much more than gritt and size to win a cup.........

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12-06-2004, 03:52 PM
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Heres something for you to mull over.

Toronto and Philly are two the grittiest teams in the league come playoff time..

Tampa, while they have their share of gritty players are by no means considered a "gritty" team, but rather a higly skilled offensive team. St. Louis, and Richards are small. Viny is big, but so is Bonk down the middle on our team.

The morale of the story, Tampa won a cup, Toronto and Philly are still trying and have been for years.

It takes much more than gritt and size to win a cup.........
it takes a good goalie, heart and speed... We have two of those.

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12-06-2004, 04:09 PM
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it takes a good goalie, heart and speed... We have two of those.

Id say character and determination are also a key to a succesful team, but i agree with the other three you mention.

As for our goaltending, im also not sold on it yet, but im also not neglecting it yet, as Theo is still quite young as a golatender and still can improve and become more consistent.......sometimes all it takes is a bit more experience.

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12-06-2004, 04:55 PM
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Anyway if the season start we have a great team with or without Kovy... but I think he will sign

The lines will be...

Zednik - Koivu - Kovalev (Great line)
Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder (Stay with the rookie line)
Bulis - Bonk - Sundstrom (3rd Line: Defensive line)
Perezhogin - Begin - Ward

Dagenais: Some doubt of him but i think that with Ribeiro he is good
Sundstrom: Can be switched if he's not enough good (Hossa, Pleckanec)
Begin: Shoulder operation

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Brisebois - Bouillon
Komisarek - Soray
Markov - Rivet

Bisebois: Will not wake-up this season.
Bouillon: Will explode this season.
Markov: The old Andrei will be back.

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Théodore
Huet
Danis

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12-06-2004, 05:18 PM
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Well, that, and the fact that Souray got a decent raise... But also, there's a lot of veterans not coming back. You shouldn't forget that the habs have more money than it was thought a few years ago. We're one of the best hockey market possible, and the bell center is a top 5 revenue-wise across north america. I know that 3 years ago, only the madison square garden had more revenues with their non-hockey shows.
The Gazette said that the Bell Centre last year had the second highest revenues of any venue in the world. I think it was a British soccer stadium that was first.

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12-06-2004, 09:16 PM
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Predicting lines right now is kinda silly. If I were to do it honestly, I'd have about 5 guys pencilled in for the second line LW spot, the wingers on the third would be constantly changing, and the fourth would take me a couple of lines to write out. I mean I expect to see Bulis, Hossa, Higgins, Perez, Dagenais, Zednik and maybe even Pleks or Bonk get time on the second line next season. With so many prospects looking to crack the lineup (Perez, Higgins, Pleks) and guys who are kinda on the bubble for cracking the lineup (Sunny, Dagenais, Ward, Goon) and the possibility of a UFA, the lineup should be fluctuating pretty constantly next year.

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12-07-2004, 01:04 AM
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I think before every season we always make fun here trying making the lines


for me its

Zednik - Koivu - Hossa
Dagenais - Ribeiro - Ryder
Bulis - Bonk - Sundtrom
Begin - Plekanec - Ward


Souray - Komisarek
Markov - Rivet
Hainsey/bouiillon - Brisebois

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Kovalev dont think he will be here
Hainsey/bouiillon will fight for the spot and bouillon will earn it again
but hainsey will play because of an injury to our big ((can't say anything or its will be edited again)) souray
plek will do fine but its will be rough
hossa will give us headhacke


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12-07-2004, 11:50 AM
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I think Montreal would be one of the team's that would go over the cap and pay the tax....I don't think the NHL will have a salary cap but I think they will have a severe Luxury Tax+take down salary's of rookies(first contracts) and would prolly have a maximum on how much you can spend on 1 player...that said...
I agree with you. I think the habs could afford a Kovalev, while paying the luxury tax. Specially with the CDN$ strenth at the moment. With the salaries/spendings in USD and the incomes in CDN, this means a 6M contract is about 2/3 of it's last years' value.

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I'm sure they just haven't seen it yet.


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