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01-23-2008, 01:53 PM
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I would, he's like Claude Lemieux.
Bobby Clarke would kill Holmgrem if he was traded... Even if he doesn't have much powers anymore, he can still hold a gun.

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01-23-2008, 01:54 PM
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yes definately.

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01-23-2008, 02:00 PM
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ABSOLUTELY. Downie is one of my heroes and I would mind having a tough and gritty player who intimidates and goes bush league on other opposing players. Get him right on board if we have the chance to.

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01-23-2008, 02:01 PM
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Of course I would. Despite his antics, every team needs a guy like Downie. He just needs to control his temper a bit.

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01-23-2008, 02:04 PM
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Of course I would. Despite his antics, every team needs a guy like Downie. He just needs to control his temper a bit.
yeah his antics are over the top. but once he harnesses or controls that energy he brings he will be a very effective player. I'd almost say guys like him are harder to find than slick offensive type players. I could see Downie being a 20 plus goal man year to year down the road.

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01-23-2008, 02:11 PM
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01-23-2008, 02:16 PM
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I would stop being a Habs fan until he got taken off the team. No lie.

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01-23-2008, 04:04 PM
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Of course I would. The guy is a talented goon/****-disturber. Once he matures a little, he'll be awesome.

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01-23-2008, 04:08 PM
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Guy has zero class and no way I'd want him on the Habs.
Because Chris Chelios had class? Class is overrated by the Habs in general. Serge Savard and the guy after him wanted nice boys and look where it got us.

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01-23-2008, 04:11 PM
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No, I don't want the habs name tainted with downey

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01-23-2008, 04:12 PM
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Yes, as long as he wouldn't take dumb costly penalties all the time.

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01-23-2008, 04:17 PM
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I would welcome him to our organisation.

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01-23-2008, 04:19 PM
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No, I don't want the habs name tainted with downey
so the philidelphia flyers name is tainted by him? i woudl think its because of the other 4 players who got suspensions. Downies hit on mccammond was reminiscent of scott stevens. mccamond should of had his head up. I see downie as a scott stevens tpe player who has yet to prove his offensive ability but in style of play they are similar


btw yes i would like him

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01-23-2008, 04:19 PM
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Downie is a warrior. He'd go a long way towards helping our team be Cup contenders down the road. I'd love to have him on the Habs.

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01-23-2008, 04:20 PM
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I'd take him....

He's the new Sean Avery...

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01-23-2008, 04:20 PM
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I find Downie to be a valuable asset, even if I don't like him much.

That being said, many teams in this league have had a sort of blueprint and I kind of like it that way. Downie is the kind of guy who fits RIGHT IN with the Broad Street Bullies. It's the perfect match.

Somehow, I don't think he'd fit all that well in Montreal. I know the league has changed but there's a certain way the Habs have had success in this league. And since they've had more success doing it that way than any other team, they might as well aim for that as much as possible.

Plus on an individual level, I get the impression that Downie is an all-or-nothing guy who's star is going to shine bright and then burn out sooner than later. He's definitly more of a loose canon than even guys like Claude Lemieux or Chris Chelios ever were, IMO. There's a sort of lack of self-control in him that will end up being damaging for his team collectively. I give him props because I think he is an intense guy who has overachieved but I wouldn't break the bank to get him and I would say the Flyers must be happy they have a guy who fits their team philosophy to a T.

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Wouldn't take him for free.

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01-23-2008, 04:21 PM
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Absolutely not. He's not "all there" and would not be healthy for the club. I want my team to play hockey, not be a goon squad or a gong show.

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01-23-2008, 04:38 PM
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I wouldn't want anyone who's crosschecked his teammate's teeth out on the Habs.
Don't forget the fact he did it because the guy wouldn't strip naked and shove himself into a Bus bathroom with a bunch of other naked rookies.

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01-23-2008, 04:45 PM
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Don't forget the fact he did it because the guy wouldn't strip naked and shove himself into a Bus bathroom with a bunch of other naked rookies.
But anyone who ahs been part of a sports team should know this. That is called respect. Rookies need to respect the veterans on the team. Why do you think the Habs have the rookie dinner where the rookies buyt he team dinner at hte s****iest place in Habsville. Its common to the majority of teams. its called tradition. Hell ont he track team all the rookies had to sleep ont he floor of their hotel rooms while the vets got the beds

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01-23-2008, 04:50 PM
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Right now? Absolutely not. Kid's got incredibly poor impulse control, and if he doesn't improve in that area, he's going to cross the line and really injure someone.

Five years from now, if he seems to have matured and gained better control of his temper I'd consider it.

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01-23-2008, 04:50 PM
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01-23-2008, 04:52 PM
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But anyone who ahs been part of a sports team should know this. That is called respect. Rookies need to respect the veterans on the team. Why do you think the Habs have the rookie dinner where the rookies buyt he team dinner at hte s****iest place in Habsville. Its common to the majority of teams. its called tradition. Hell ont he track team all the rookies had to sleep ont he floor of their hotel rooms while the vets got the beds
Those two are both different than what happened on the bus.....

The Spitfires rookie initiation was far different as it was definetely sexual harrassment, and borderline sexual assault.... Forcing all the rookies on the team to strip naked and all get in the bus bathroom together is humiliating. That bus bathroom is incredibly tiny. Imagine how tight the fit is with 3-4 teenage hockey players in there.

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01-23-2008, 04:56 PM
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I'd take him only if we have a real goon on our team a la Laraque, because if not, the other will go after our best players.

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01-23-2008, 05:01 PM
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