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12-12-2006, 10:11 AM
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Andre Savard

With Bob out, potentially for a long time, I would love to somehow get Andre Savard back. Look back at his drafts. The re-birth of the Habs starts with his hiring. He turned Ottawa into a powerhouse and helped bring us back from finishing with out of the playoff to having a young, deep team with plenty of youngsters to be happy about.

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With Bob out, potentially for a long time, I would love to somehow get Andre Savard back. Look back at his drafts. The re-birth of the Habs starts with his hiring. He turned Ottawa into a powerhouse and helped bring us back from finishing with out of the playoff to having a young, deep team with plenty of youngsters to be happy about.
Drafts = Timmins. No need for Savard.

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Pierre Gauthier is a proven gm and Bob will be back soon...Bad idea!!!

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I always loved Savard and was very disapointed when he left shortly after Gainey's arrival. Even though Gainey took over the helm in terms of GM duties would still have been great to have Savard around for what you mentioned his great work at the draft table.

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12-12-2006, 10:19 AM
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And Gainey will be back soon. All of his kids are on their own so he will be back in a week or so...it's not like he will not be there for months...He's a strong man, give him a few days with his family.

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With Bob out, potentially for a long time, I would love to somehow get Andre Savard back. Look back at his drafts. The re-birth of the Habs starts with his hiring. He turned Ottawa into a powerhouse and helped bring us back from finishing with out of the playoff to having a young, deep team with plenty of youngsters to be happy about.
Could happen only if Bob resigns.....Until then, Bob is our GM and can take all the time in the world he needs. I agree that Gauthier will hold the fort. But don't expect any big moves though.....

Liked Savard too, liked what he did with our team minus 1 or 2 moves......

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12-12-2006, 11:09 AM
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BG is a professional, he will return to work when he is good and ready and I am sure the organization is well aware of that. In time things will be better, but that time is a long ways to come right now.

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Gainey will be back after Christmas I would guess.

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With Bob out, potentially for a long time, I would love to somehow get Andre Savard back. Look back at his drafts. The re-birth of the Habs starts with his hiring. He turned Ottawa into a powerhouse and helped bring us back from finishing with out of the playoff to having a young, deep team with plenty of youngsters to be happy about.
long time? A couple of weeks? 1 month? We have all the staff we need in place and Savard is quite happy where he is.

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Does anybody have background info on Timmins? I know that he's an undercover bodybuilder....but on a hockey point of view??

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BG must come back he has work to be done and is unfinished. This organization needs his leadership and i would feel empty and very very sad if he were to resign. He will need at least a month in my opinion to heal the wounds that have been bestowed upon his family. Be strong Bob.

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12-12-2006, 11:21 AM
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With Bob out, potentially for a long time, I would love to somehow get Andre Savard back. Look back at his drafts. The re-birth of the Habs starts with his hiring. He turned Ottawa into a powerhouse and helped bring us back from finishing with out of the playoff to having a young, deep team with plenty of youngsters to be happy about.
Please no, I don't want Savard anywhere near the gm position ever again. By "Powerhouse" do you mean a great regular season team?

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Gainey will be back in time, he is a robot.

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Please no, I don't want Savard anywhere near the gm position ever again. By "Powerhouse" do you mean a great regular season team?
Well...
Savard is the reason we drafted Higgins.

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Drafts = Timmins. No need for Savard.
Not sold on Timmins, remember that we passed on A.Kopitar when he was exactly what we need (big bodied center) because he said he had no vision and was slow. If we had picked Anze we wouldn't be looking for a center right now. The way Halack is playing with the Dogs, it's not like we need Price.

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Gainey will be back after Christmas I would guess.
I bet you he'll be back as soon as next week. He will need time to totaly get over it, if he ever will, but that don't mean he will not be back before Christmas. His job is to be on the team, and he wants to be with the team as soon as possible. He can take the time that he needs, but he will be back soon enough.

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Not sold on Timmins, remember that we passed on A.Kopitar when he was exactly what we need (big bodied center) because he said he had no vision and was slow. If we had picked Anze we wouldn't be looking for a center right now. The way Halack is playing with the Dogs, it's not like we need Price.
Don't really agree with you. Kopitar would have been nice, but 9 other team passed over him. At the time of the draft, there was obviously some question marks. I don't blame them for not picking him, even if he would looks nice with us.

But we had Price, a goaltender with gamebraking potential. Maybe we don't need him right now, but in 2-4 years, we might thanks Timmins for drafting him. Just look at what we have right now:

Huet is great, but he's already 31. And who knows if he will stay with us for many other years...
Aebi don't have any future with us, and he's only a decent starter easy to get around the league
Danis is alright, but he's not #1 material
Halak is far from a sure bet...he's interesting to have on the depht chart tho...
Desjardins, well he's nothing more than a career AHLer at best
Lindberg might never come over
Lacasse don't have a future in hockey as we speak

Which leave Price, a young skilled goaltender who can become a top 10 goalie in the league in around 5 year. If he become the goaltender we are expecting, nobody will complain and we will have our #1 for years to come.

I really trust Timmins...our last few draft were all great and we are only starting to see what he did with the draft.

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Not sold on Timmins
Timmins was Ottawa's Director Of Player Personnel under Savard and Gauthier.

If Gauthier and Savard are liked and hired Timmons, that's good enough for me.

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Don't really agree with you. Kopitar would have been nice, but 9 other team passed over him. At the time of the draft, there was obviously some question marks. I don't blame them for not picking him, even if he would looks nice with us.

But we had Price, a goaltender with gamebraking potential. Maybe we don't need him right now, but in 2-4 years, we might thanks Timmins for drafting him. Just look at what we have right now:

Huet is great, but he's already 31. And who knows if he will stay with us for many other years...
Aebi don't have any future with us, and he's only a decent starter easy to get around the league
Danis is alright, but he's not #1 material
Halak is far from a sure bet...he's interesting to have on the depht chart tho...
Desjardins, well he's nothing more than a career AHLer at best
Lindberg might never come over
Lacasse don't have a future in hockey as we speak

Which leave Price, a young skilled goaltender who can become a top 10 goalie in the league in around 5 year. If he become the goaltender we are expecting, nobody will complain and we will have our #1 for years to come.

I really trust Timmins...our last few draft were all great and we are only starting to see what he did with the draft.

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Well...
Savard is the reason we drafted Higgins.
I think even Regean Houle would have drafted Higgins in 2002. It was a no-brainer.

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Don't really agree with you. Kopitar would have been nice, but 9 other team passed over him. At the time of the draft, there was obviously some question marks. I don't blame them for not picking him, even if he would looks nice with us.

But we had Price, a goaltender with gamebraking potential. Maybe we don't need him right now, but in 2-4 years, we might thanks Timmins for drafting him. Just look at what we have right now:

Huet is great, but he's already 31. And who knows if he will stay with us for many other years...
Aebi don't have any future with us, and he's only a decent starter easy to get around the league
Danis is alright, but he's not #1 material
Halak is far from a sure bet...he's interesting to have on the depht chart tho...
Desjardins, well he's nothing more than a career AHLer at best
Lindberg might never come over
Lacasse don't have a future in hockey as we speak

Which leave Price, a young skilled goaltender who can become a top 10 goalie in the league in around 5 year. If he become the goaltender we are expecting, nobody will complain and we will have our #1 for years to come.

I really trust Timmins...our last few draft were all great and we are only starting to see what he did with the draft.
I agree with almost every point you make, but i'm worried Price is overated because what as he really shown so far, he couldn't beat other lower drafted Goalie for a spot at WJC last 2 year, once again this year it seems like he won't be the guy, not doing anything special in the junior so far, while Kopitar as been stellar everywhere he's played at the WJC and WC (or was it the olympics). I really hope Price shut my @ss up and win the starting job at WJC.

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I think even Regean Houle would have drafted Higgins in 2002. It was a no-brainer.
probably not, he might have "missed"
he picks his players by throwing darts at a list of names...



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I think even Regean Houle would have drafted Higgins in 2002. It was a no-brainer.
It was anything but a no-brainer. Considered a surprise pick by many.

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The draft is a real gamble, if we took Kopitar, he might not have panned out, it happens. Plus, Bob doesn't like rushing players into the big leagues(Latendresse, I guess, was an exception, but most of our rookies are 22-24).

You really can't tell...

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With Bob out, potentially for a long time, I would love to somehow get Andre Savard back. Look back at his drafts. The re-birth of the Habs starts with his hiring. He turned Ottawa into a powerhouse and helped bring us back from finishing with out of the playoff to having a young, deep team with plenty of youngsters to be happy about.
we have a G.M. and his name is bob gainey , so this thread is pointless .

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