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How many years do you think Huet will be in Montreal?

View Poll Results: How many more years will Huet even be in Montreal?
gone after this year 14 14.43%
1 more year 16 16.49%
2 more years 38 39.18%
3 more years 20 20.62%
more than 3 years 9 9.28%
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03-18-2006, 05:36 PM
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How many years do you think Huet will be in Montreal?

I personaly think Huet will be gone after this season. What do you think?

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03-18-2006, 05:41 PM
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I personaly think Huet will be gone after this season. What do you think?
2 more after this year. He will ahve a good season next year as our Number 1 but the year after we will find ourself another goalie.

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I don't know but I guess until Price is ready... which should take another 2 to 4 years depending on everything...

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He won't sign. Or, more appropriately, Gainey will not want to sign him at the salary he will commands, when we already have Aebischer inked, Danis ready to take the role of backup and Halak pushing in the minors.

And anyway, I think Huet is being slightly overated around here. He is in a good streak, but I find some aspects of his game lacking. He struggle with puck handling, and I'm still not sold on his confidence.

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03-18-2006, 05:44 PM
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He won't sign. Or, more appropriately, Gainey will not want to sign him at the salary he will commands, when we already have Aebischer inked, Danis ready to take the role of backup and Halak pushing in the minors.

And anyway, I think Huet is being slightly overated around here. He is in a good streak, but I find some aspects of his game lacking. He struggle with puck handling, and I'm still not sold on his confidence.
I agree tha he struggles with the puck handling. He has truble when he is behind the net and he often coughs up the puck.

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03-18-2006, 05:47 PM
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I say give him a 1 year deal then see what happenes next year.

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03-18-2006, 05:52 PM
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Didnt he work with Roland M. about those puck handling issues? He looked like he was doing good with that for a while.. then he passes it to the opposition for a one-timer into an empty net from behind, and lately that "lob" in the slot. And its been degrading lately, even the little things. Aebisher should tutor him a bit.

In any case Huet is a nice feel good story this year for the habs but truth is Theo outplayed himself out of the #1 and his streak couldnt come at a better time, but let's be realistic, Huet is nothing more than a stop gap. When Danis and more importantly Price is ready, adieu Huet. In that regard, same applies for Abby.

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03-18-2006, 05:55 PM
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I would lock him up longterm. I'm not convinced he's a #1, but he's definitely proven he can be a longterm 1b at least, and the best backup in the league if it comes to that. His glove is top notch and he covers the lower half of the net extremely well. The only way to score on him is to make him go lateral. He's a bit slow getting across, but his anticipation is excellent, so it has to be an excellent play.

I would lock him up longterm if the price is right.

I think Aebischer will win the job if he matures. He's a hot and cold goalie too who likes to be flashy, but if he calms his game down a bit and gets some help on D, he could be a legit #1. He plays bigger than he is in the net, has tons of energy and attitude and seems like he hates the puck (in a good way, he has disdain for the puck). That's hard to teach. As he gets older, he could learn how to refine his focus and be more consistent with the right guidance, although he is already 27 or 28. It's been two years since he played well in the 2004 playoffs, but then lost focus and let in weak goals in the middle of his hot streak. Then it took him half a year to shake off the rust. I think Melanson made a good choice (obviously he did the scouting).

Both have the right demeanor to play in Montreal anyway. Gainey did a good job replacing Theodore and freeing up salary (though I would have stuck with Theo myself). I think Theodore has a Cup in him with the right defense/team in front of him.


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03-18-2006, 06:41 PM
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Well Aebischer is playing a second straight game. I now gaurantee Huet will play no more than 2 more games the rest of the NHL season and there is no chance of him being signed to Montreal after this year. I gaurantee he is gone and the most games he will play the rest of the year is two. 120% gaurantee.

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i say more than 3

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i say more than 3
Carey Price will be a great goalie by then I hope. Probably asking alot though, even Fleury started this year in the minors.

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03-18-2006, 07:24 PM
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If he continues to play the way he has the rest of the season and has a good playoff then I see him being around for a while.

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I do not see him around that long as he might have another 6-7 yrs who knows.

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I would be interested to hear the $$$ value of the Thomas contract in Boston, because I have a feeling we could/and should lock up Huet to a similiar deal.

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I would be interested to hear the $$$ value of the Thomas contract in Boston, because I have a feeling we could/and should lock up Huet to a similiar deal.
I was thinking the same thing. As long as he is not getting 2-3M a year but something in the 1.5M$ range should be fair.

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03-19-2006, 12:07 AM
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Gainey usually locks these guys up long term. I voted for 3 years...when Price is ready.

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I agree tha he struggles with the puck handling. He has truble when he is behind the net and he often coughs up the puck.
I thought he has been great at puck handling. Then again, I guess I'm comparing him to Theo so it's not hard to look impressive . Seriously, other than that glaring give away that led to the goal, I've been quite impressed.

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Hab fans are fickle i'll give him 2 more seasons

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He stays as long as he plays well, once he stops hes going to be shipped off like theo and roy

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If he gets us in the playoffs and pulls a Penney, I say we give him what he wants for 2 seasons, then Carey Price should be made place for, at least as backup, so we'll see by then which goalie is worth keeping around.

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Thomas got over a million a year.
In any case, I'm surprised to see such pessimism and - dare I say - underrating of the best Habs player of the last two months.

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I could see him gone after this year, although I'm sort of hoping we can convince him to stay for 1 more year. I guess it will depend on how he plays down the stretch/into the playoffs, and what sort of contract he's looking for in the summer. I don't think his track record is enough to warrant a long-term deal or something over $1M, so it will depend on the summer market, I guess. If somebody steps up with a big offer for him, we pretty much have to let him walk.

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There is no way on earth he will be offered a contract of something like 1.5 million for 2 or 3 years and that is probably what he will want.

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