HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Montreal Canadiens
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Huet to decide on future after the season (MERGED)

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
03-30-2006, 12:06 AM
  #26
Artyukhin*
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,831
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by sposman
I really want Huet to resign but I am scared s**tless of Gainey doing it. He has showed no ability whatsoever when it comes to giving out contracts. Huet has been fantastic but it's still only half of a season, and thus should be paid as such. If Gainey, which I suspect he will, lands up signing Huet to a 3-4 million dollar deal, it may very well be Theo #2 all over again.

Andrei Markov 2 year deal was a good one wasnt it?

Artyukhin* is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 12:12 AM
  #27
sXe
Yuuuuuup!
 
sXe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,733
vCash: 500
Before July 1st but after the season and playoffs if applicable. Kiprusoff made the SC final and got 3.3M$/ 3 years. Thomas didn't make the playoffs and got around 1.3M$. Let's not get into Khaby money just yet.

sXe is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 12:24 AM
  #28
jcpenny
Registered User
 
jcpenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Montréal
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,878
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by doug mckenzie
personally if i was huet and they offered a 1 year deal id say


" no deal "
If u were Gainey u would want another year to prove his worth. One half season doesnt make a career.

jcpenny is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 12:33 AM
  #29
Artyukhin*
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,831
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcpenny
If u were Gainey u would want another year to prove his worth. One half season doesnt make a career.

thats the "risk " your going to have to take.

calgary could have said the same thing to kipper right?
instead they gave him 3.8 million.no im not saying give huet that kind of money !!

who knows if huet will get us to the playoffs although he has got us with in 10 games and 5 pt cushion as of now and who knows how far he is going to take us if/when we get there....


what do ya do if he takes us 2 rounds deep ? still offer him 1 yr?


there is noway huet as a "ufa" is going to sign for 1 year only no chance. he doesnt have too there will be 5 other teams offering him 2 to 3 yr deals

Artyukhin* is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 12:37 AM
  #30
Raider917
Registered User
 
Raider917's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,606
vCash: 500
if montreal dont sign him to a bigger than 1 yr/1-2 million contract, some other team will.

Raider917 is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 12:39 AM
  #31
Artyukhin*
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,831
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raider917
if montreal dont sign him to a bigger than 1 yr/1-2 million contract, some other team will.

agreed montreal will have to go 2 years with a team option for the 3rd ...that just what im thinking is fair for bothsides

Artyukhin* is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 04:24 AM
  #32
Go Habs Go
Registered User
 
Go Habs Go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Mississauga
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,446
vCash: 500
If Gainey would be hesitant to give Huet a big contract after half a season, what makes you think other GMs would? He is loved in Montreal but in the eyes of other teams, he's just that aging backup that had 30 good games all of a sudden, not enough to get "big money".

Go Habs Go is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 06:01 AM
  #33
Evilo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: France
Country: France
Posts: 27,383
vCash: 500
If you want my opinion, from the time I know him, I'm 90% certain he will sign with Montreal if they give him a decent proposal (two years/1.5 to 2M).

Evilo is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 07:09 AM
  #34
Tuggy
Registered User
 
Tuggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Saint John
Country: Canada
Posts: 29,610
vCash: 500
I hope they let Bouillon walk...our defense hasn't suffered without him. Imagine adding another big physical guy to Souray, Rivet, Komisarek and Markov!

Tuggy is online now  
Old
03-30-2006, 07:43 AM
  #35
Toro
Registered User
 
Toro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Windsor
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,756
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jozeph_Balej
Bouillon will finally get some respect and get paid for all the work he does . With a bigger frame he would be already making Rivet type money . I hope he stays with us .
I agree he is a great bottom 6 defenceman

i like the pitbull attitude and his big hits

Toro is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 07:46 AM
  #36
Toro
Registered User
 
Toro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Windsor
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,756
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by doug mckenzie
montreal will have to go 2 years with a team option for the 3rd ...that just what im thinking is fair for bothsides

I agree i think Huet likes it in montreal.. with the chanting and the star he is becoming in montreal it would be hard for him to walk away from IMO.

Toro is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 08:16 AM
  #37
Bob Bastards
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 652
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toro
I agree i think Huet likes it in montreal.. with the chanting and the star he is becoming in montreal it would be hard for him to walk away from IMO.
You are right, like for Kovalev, the fans reaction and feeling of playing for Montreal is our Joker but our Doom at the same time...

For player like Kovy or Huet, its the sort of think that can make the balance tip in our favor.

For player like Brisebois, it was the main reason for him to depart.
On the other hand, I don't think I want player who can't sustain the pressure on my team. In the end it spell playoff failure all over the place...

Huet => 1.5 for 1 year + team option (bearing a good playoff run)
Bouillon => 1.2 + 1.3 + 1.5

Sunny = gone
Bulis = gone
Simpson = gone, I never think of him as a keeper anyway, Simpson = Quintal, big guy who can do some stuff for you but nothing more.

Bob Bastards is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 08:19 AM
  #38
Dan K
HFBoards Partner
 
Dan K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montreal, QC
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,176
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Dan K
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob ********
You are right, like for Kovalev, the fans reaction and feeling of playing for Montreal is our Joker but our Doom at the same time...

For player like Kovy or Huet, its the sort of think that can make the balance tip in our favor.

For player like Brisebois, it was the main reason for him to depart.
On the other hand, I don't think I want player who can't sustain the pressure on my team. In the end it spell playoff failure all over the place...

Huet => 1.5 for 1 year + team option (bearing a good playoff run)
Bouillon => 1.2 + 1.3 + 1.5

Sunny = gone
Bulis = gone
Simpson = gone, I never think of him as a keeper anyway, Simpson = Quintal, big guy who can do some stuff for you but nothing more.
1.5 on a 1-year deal will NOT get it done for Huet. I'm sure a team like Tampa would GLADLY offer $1.75M for 2-3 years, which would easily be enough to pry Cristo away if $1.5M for 1 year was our best offer.

Also, I'm not so keen on Bouillon. If his cap hit is gonna be any higher than $1.2M, I'd definitely consider letting him walk.

Dan K is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 08:43 AM
  #39
Tuggy
Registered User
 
Tuggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Saint John
Country: Canada
Posts: 29,610
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sakuuuuu
Also, I'm not so keen on Bouillon. If his cap hit is gonna be any higher than $1.2M, I'd definitely consider letting him walk.
That's the feeling I have aswell. I feel with Markov, Souray, Rivet, Komisarek and Dandenault our defense is solid already. Imagine throwing a Kubina or someone like that in there.

Tuggy is online now  
Old
03-30-2006, 08:48 AM
  #40
Dan K
HFBoards Partner
 
Dan K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montreal, QC
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,176
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Dan K
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuggy
That's the feeling I have aswell. I feel with Markov, Souray, Rivet, Komisarek and Dandenault our defense is solid already. Imagine throwing a Kubina or someone like that in there.
Exactly, and even if not, is Coté really THAT much of a step down from Bouillon? I don't think so.

Dan K is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 08:49 AM
  #41
Tuggy
Registered User
 
Tuggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Saint John
Country: Canada
Posts: 29,610
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sakuuuuu
Exactly, and even if not, is Coté really THAT much of a step down from Bouillon? I don't think so.
Not at all. Cote looked alright when he played, but I would rather bring in another big veteren guy.

Tuggy is online now  
Old
03-30-2006, 09:04 AM
  #42
AH
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Woodbridge, ON
Country: Pakistan
Posts: 4,878
vCash: 500
Gauging Huet's market value is gonna be a tough one. That problem lies with both the Huet and the Habs camps.

I mean, if you are Huet and you sign a Mikka Kiprussoff like 3 year $10 million deal and then proceed to produce like a $7 million goalie, you are killing yourself. If you are the Habs, do you give Huet that 3 year $10 million deal based on half a season and maybe have Theodore #2 on your hands?

It's a tough one. I say both parties settle on a 2 year deal. This gives Huet time to show his real worth in the league and gives the Habs a source of security that they have not made another Theodore type mistake. The $ amount will depend on how far the team goes in the post season. I say 1.75 per year right now (for making the playoffs) and add 500K for every round you win.

AH is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 09:06 AM
  #43
Dan K
HFBoards Partner
 
Dan K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montreal, QC
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,176
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Dan K
Quote:
Originally Posted by AH
Gauging Huet's market value is gonna be a tough one. That problem lies with both the Huet and the Habs camps.

I mean, if you are Huet and you sign a Mikka Kiprussoff like 3 year $10 million deal and then proceed to produce like a $7 million goalie, you are killing yourself. If you are the Habs, do you give Huet that 3 year $10 million deal based on half a season and maybe have Theodore #2 on your hands?

It's a tough one. I say both parties settle on a 2 year deal. This gives Huet time to show his real worth in the league and gives the Habs a source of security that they have not made another Theodore type mistake. The $ amount will depend on how far the team goes in the post season. I say 1.75 per year right now (for making the playoffs) and add 500K for every round you win.
Good post. Perhaps Gainey and Huet's agent could reach a friendly agreement of giving the Habs virtual matching rights on the market.

Like Gainey could make an offer, and even if Huet and his agent want to hear what else is out there, give Bob the opportunity to match whatever other offers are made to Cristo for him to remain in Montreal.

Dan K is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 09:46 AM
  #44
wildone26*
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,163
vCash: 500
I see definitely one of the other teams in need of a real starting goalie-Tampa Bay for example offering Huet a contract for 2-3 years for 1.5-2 million a year. If Montreal offers a 1-year contract for 1-1.5 million a year he will be gone very fast. For the record that is what I predict will happen, a 1-year contract offer and he will go somewhere else.

wildone26* is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 09:49 AM
  #45
Tuggy
Registered User
 
Tuggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Saint John
Country: Canada
Posts: 29,610
vCash: 500
Are other teams able to talk to pending free agents before July 1st?

Tuggy is online now  
Old
03-30-2006, 03:50 PM
  #46
Malefic74
Registered User
 
Malefic74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Halfway between Nothing and Not Much Else
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,754
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ark1
Why should he resigns with a team that didn't even presented him in the beginning of the season ?
He wasn't offered anything at the start of the season because he started the year with a MAJOR injury. There isn't a GM in the league who would have thrown a huge sum at him at that time. Hindsight is 20-20. No one knew if he could recover from the injury or how well. If anything I think BG and the staff showed a lot of patience with Huet (as they did with and Souray, Komisarek) and gave them the chance to prove their value once they healed physically and emotionally.

Hockey is a business in the end, but I'd like to think that the humanitarian actions of the team would be taken in to account. Not too many GMs would have been as patient.

Malefic74 is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 04:41 PM
  #47
hockey_nut
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,769
vCash: 500
interesting piece to the puzzle

http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/mtl060330.html

says huet could get around $2M next season and that gainey will talk about contracts after the season's over

hockey_nut is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 05:24 PM
  #48
Dan K
HFBoards Partner
 
Dan K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Montreal, QC
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,176
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Dan K
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockey_nut
interesting piece to the puzzle

http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/mtl060330.html

says huet could get around $2M next season and that gainey will talk about contracts after the season's over
If it's a $2 million deal, I think the max I'd be comfortable with would be 2 years.

At $1.75 million, I'd go to 3.

Of course, for all we know, Huet might only want a 1-year deal, hoping for a big-time payoff next Summer. In that case, we might have more leverage to keep his contract value small this Summer.

Dan K is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 05:53 PM
  #49
Marchy79
Registered User
 
Marchy79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Barrie
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,915
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ark1
Why should he resigns with a team that didn't even presented him in the beginning of the season ?
There's a few reason's... But I'll take a crack at it (of course my guess is and only will be speculation)

1) yes, he had a very tough time fitting in to the team that thought they didn't need him... But if you've ever watched Rocky IV, to quote the great champion Rocky Balboa, "People CAN Change!!!"
Huet effectively went from, essentially going to finish his career in Switzerland, to the top dog in the most legendary town there is, with a team that's on the up and up, a city that fell in love with him... and he is also suited in probably the best hockey town Cristobal could play in for the NHL. If this is the real deal holyfield, Huet that we're seeing (with Melanson's help) we absolutely cannot afford to let him walk.

2) He chased the Franchise out of town... that's gotta feel great, and I believe for a quiet guy like Huet, Vindication must be great.

3) I bet you he's never had more fun than what he's having right now... People write books after having years like his

4) Montreal (the city) would be very upset to lose him after the year he's having, and I dont think it'll be another NHL team that gets him if he does decide to go. It'll be the unhappy wife that longs to return to Switzerland.

I am just hoping it was just talk earlier, and Cristobal really does want to stay (as well as his wife)

Here's a call out to all hab fans seeing Huet on the street (w/ or without his wife) MAKE IT ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO WANT TO LEAVE!!!

Marchy79 is offline  
Old
03-30-2006, 09:27 PM
  #50
Toro
Registered User
 
Toro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Windsor
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,756
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by briste
Why would he sign for 1 year with the Habs when other teams will offer him 2 or 3 years.

And if Montreal has to open the vault a bit to get Huet under contract, I would expect that Aebischer would become trade bait, Danis would become backup and Halak would become the #1 guy in Hamilton.

The timeline fits fairly well if Price develops as hoped. He would likely be ready in another 3 years.

Bang you got it

That is exactly what i was going to type.

Toro is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.