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07-09-2013, 07:26 PM
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Wasn't Morrow playing with a cracked knee cap during the playoffs? If so, that's some gangsta shot and he'd have a place on my team. PK specialist, pair Jim against the other teams top line and can still create some offence.
On the cheap, I'd sign him to a 1-2 year deal. Good example for the kids to learn from and you know he has leadership up the wazoo.

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Hi,

In the next episode of the series "Habs have spoken with", this week's episode is with the ex-Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Brendan Morrow.

Your thoughts? Want him or not? Says in this tweet that Morrow wouldn't mind playing for the Habs and that the Habs and his agent are talking.

https://twitter.com/LangloisMario/st...31621632573442
Worth a shot...only 3 years away from 33 goals.

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"No because our lineup is full", is not really a viable excuse for not signing him IMO.

Morrow would make our team better. I think its safe to say that if Bergevin were to bring in another decent player (Jagr, Morrow, Penner), then he would be moving one of our manlets. Possibly in a package for a defenseman.

He can't make that kind of trade until we acquire a suitable replacement for the manlet we would be trading.

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Too tough for most HF Habs fans...Would love the guy.

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Habs would have one forward too many, but hey... on a cheap, one year deal, I would do it.

New HF mentality: 34 or older? Clearly done.
At 34 most guys have seen better days. It's been a while that Morrow has been in some sort of slump. The age factor cannot be denied.

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At 34 most guys have seen better days. It's been a while that Morrow has been in some sort of slump. The age factor cannot be denied.
Would he be any worst than someone like Moen?

His speed wasn't as good. Yeah... he was playing with a cracked knee. Your mobility sort of goes down after that happens. To say he's not as good as he used to be is a crap shoot. Gretzky wasn't as good with the Rangers as he was with the Oilers. Sure he's not the same as ten years ago, but he still is far from "having nothing left in the tank."

Slump Schlump. He'd add grit and character to the team. He's a warrior and a leader and would inspire the young ones and maybe even someone like Moen, to play harder.

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Would he be any worst than someone like Moen?

His speed wasn't as good. Yeah... he was playing with a cracked knee. Your mobility sort of goes down after that happens. To say he's not as good as he used to be is a crap shoot. Gretzky wasn't as good with the Rangers as he was with the Oilers. Sure he's not the same as ten years ago, but he still is far from "having nothing left in the tank."

Slump Schlump. He'd add grit and character to the team. He's a warrior and a leader and would inspire the young ones and maybe even someone like Moen, to play harder.
Great post !!!!

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Habs have spoken with ''Enter aging UFA that will never sign with us here except for Danny Brière who probably turned insane therefore signed with us''

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Habs would have one forward too many, but hey... on a cheap, one year deal, I would do it.

New HF mentality: 34 or older? Clearly done.
Pretty ironic considering you're the one pointing out his age and saying he's not that old, therefore, he can still play.

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I'll take Morrow anyday anytime ! He'll be a pretty good teacher for guys like Dumont, Gallagher, Eller...

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it's definitely not true, shown in the various threads in here, MB is not at all interested in big players

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He's definitely slowed down, but as a 3rd liner, he could be useful.

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I don't understand. I thought Bergevin said we are building through the draft, that you can't build a team signing UFAs.

Why are we signing old UFAs now?

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His regular season production doubled when he got to Pittsburgh. Of course that lineup is deadly offensively, but he was able to keep up and contribute, so that is a positive sign. Short term, to play with Plekanec/Gionta against top lines would help those two a lot imo. If they were to sign him and could somehow package DD/Moen for another Dman, that would be alright. Oh, and a cheap 4th line C (a younger version of Halpern) would also be nice.

Morrow Pleks Gionta
Max Briere Bourque
Gal Eller Gal
Prust 4thC White/Parros

3 lines that can score and a tough/energy line that can hold their own defensively... could work.

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I'd take him on a short-term deal, for sure.

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At 34 most guys have seen better days. It's been a while that Morrow has been in some sort of slump. The age factor cannot be denied.
6 goals / 14 points in 15 games with the Penguins in 12/13 and 33 goals / 56 points in 10/11.


As far as older down trending players go, I wish Habs signed Morrow over Briere. Morrow can and has recently played tougher D minutes and can be versatile + fills Habs need for some grit in top 9.

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I like Morrow. Wouldn't mind us getting him if the term and money was decent

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I don't understand. I thought Bergevin said we are building through the draft, that you can't build a team signing UFAs.

Why are we signing old UFAs now?
Im thinking he does not wanna pull the trigger on a trade to acquire a bigger top 6 forward because he does not wanna give any of his young core or prospects. Then he realizes he needs to make the playoffs and needs to add some size, so Morrow, who isnt overly tall, does add a bit of muscle and its free

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His regular season production doubled when he got to Pittsburgh. Of course that lineup is deadly offensively, but he was able to keep up and contribute, so that is a positive sign. Short term, to play with Plekanec/Gionta against top lines would help those two a lot imo. If they were to sign him and could somehow package DD/Moen for another Dman, that would be alright. Oh, and a cheap 4th line C (a younger version of Halpern) would also be nice.

Morrow Pleks Gionta
Max Briere Bourque
Gal Eller Gal
Prust 4thC White/Parros

3 lines that can score and a tough/energy line that can hold their own defensively... could work.
Washington needs a 2C & some grit on the bottom 6, maybe they'd take DD & Moen for picks, then trade 'em (plus another pick) for Cody Franson or Braydon Coburn...give NYR some cap relief by picking up Brian Boyle for something small...anything left, sign Morrow...easy...

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I'd take him if he's willing to play a 3rd/4th line role à la Colby Armstrong OR if we get rid of DD. Morrow can still offer some solid hockey and he's a true CHARACTER player just like MB likes them, on top of that he makes our offensive core more gritty. At a one year 2.75 million deal I wouldn't say no and I believe this over the Jagr rumors any day.


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Actually, I thought Morrow's best part with the Pens was while Crosby was hurt and he was getting 1st-2nd line minutes, I felt he carried the team for a while.

He started to fade once everyone came back and he was relegated to 4th line minute.

If not expensive, I say go for it, he could give us a solid 12-14 mins per game and provide tons of leadership for our young players.

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The Habs are going to win the Stanley Cup of character.

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I wouldn't mind him at all on a 1 year deal

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