Rick Dudley obviously had a lot of input into this move for Montreal as Colby brings a lot of intangibles to a room..
We also saw when healthy what Armstrong can do, and with Leafs picking up and paying him $1 mil to play in Montreal now it made his new deal at $1 mil worth the gamble as opposed to $3 mil he had with the Leafs.
It's funny that some people wanted him out. Now that he's out people are complaining the way he's out. Then he signs with another team and people are complaining about that too. Did many of you expect he was going to just ride into the sunset and not play anymore? Some of you people need to get out more and complain less.
If you were a pro athlete who was basically told you don't have it anymore and they would rather pay you to leave, wouldn't you want to sign with that team's biggest rivals to prove them wrong?
Good for Army, but not sure how much he has left in the tank. It has looked like the NHL is too fast for him and the NHL has taken away those semi blindside hits he specializes on. At 1M per it isn't a major risk for a team to take, so Habs took a chance on a good character guy.
Quit your whining. You act like this is the first time the Leafs have bought out a player's contract.
Armstrong was not a problem with the Leafs. They have cap space and are apparently not making any moves today or have not been successful making any. The 1.5 million they are saving on Armstrong will likely go unspent. Furthermore, it establishes once more that Leafs have no respect for the UFAs they they bring in, Jeff Finger anyone? No wonder they fail recruiting UFAs all the time. I bet you Armstrong proves them wrong this year and he has a solid 3-4 line year with the Habs. Burke is not a good GM. I'm very not very impressed right now.