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06-06-2008, 03:50 PM
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NO - to get a hummer
You mean to get another Hummer since he has one already?

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06-06-2008, 03:55 PM
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06-06-2008, 04:01 PM
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You mean to get another Hummer since he has one already?
Does anyone else find it ridiculous that he does that recycling spot at the Bell Centre and he drives that obnoxious monstrosity?
Now I love my Habs, including Laps and I'm not an environmentalist freak but c'mon.

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06-06-2008, 04:23 PM
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If the habs take the time to devellop him, he could become a solid 4th liner.

I preffer that than siging guys like downey, murray and langdon...

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06-06-2008, 04:24 PM
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Does anyone else find it ridiculous that he does that recycling spot at the Bell Centre and he drives that obnoxious monstrosity?
Now I love my Habs, including Laps and I'm not an environmentalist freak but c'mon.
I do. I'm not looking to judge...but really, if you're going to pick a guy to talk about going green, the guy with the Hummer is maybe not the best example you could choose.

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06-06-2008, 04:25 PM
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Bob has a knack for overpaying... I'm sure Lapierre got 1.1m$/year.

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06-06-2008, 04:27 PM
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I do. I'm not looking to judge...but really, if you're going to pick a guy to talk about going green, the guy with the Hummer is maybe not the best example you could choose.
or if you're going to pick a guy to talk about team work and team chemistry, the guy with the Hummer is maybe not the best example you could choose... Oh wait, wrong guy... wrong thread and wrong board....

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No he means Hummer as in erection.
Oh that too...

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06-06-2008, 04:41 PM
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It's going to be a busy summer for negotiations.

Lapierre is done, but still remaining:

RFAs 2008: Gorges, Grabovsky, AKost, O'Byrne, Halak
UFAs 2008: Streit, Smoke, Ryder (wouldn't be upset if all three weren't signed)

Then negotiations he should be starting for next year, to at least gauge what the team will look like:
RFAs 2009: Higgins, Plekanec, Latendresse
UFAs 2009: Komisarek, Koivu, Kovalev

All this, of course, on top of this year's UFA class.

Bob, yous gots lotsa work tado!

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06-06-2008, 04:49 PM
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06-06-2008, 04:53 PM
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It's going to be a busy summer for negotiations.

Lapierre is done, but still remaining:

RFAs 2008: Gorges, Grabovsky, AKost, O'Byrne, Halak
UFAs 2008: Streit, Smoke, Ryder (wouldn't be upset if all three weren't signed)

Then negotiations he should be starting for next year, to at least gauge what the team will look like:
RFAs 2009: Higgins, Plekanec, Latendresse
UFAs 2009: Komisarek, Koivu, Kovalev

All this, of course, on top of this year's UFA class.

Bob, yous gots lotsa work tado!
not as busy as the Penguins....
Any news on salary yet?

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06-06-2008, 04:58 PM
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Good news

I like Lapierre and i think that he's going to become a very useful 3rd/4th line player for us in the future. He combinaison of size , wheels and grit is going to be something we need down the road.

Now give me my Higgins - Chipchura - Lapierre line and be ready to see fireworks

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06-06-2008, 05:07 PM
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Probably just me but I would concentrate and sign my top players first and then see what's left for guys we can easily replace.

Makes me think when Bégin, Downey and Murray were the first ones we signed 2 years ago....

Anyway, let's hope it's not an overpayment. Lapierre is still young and should prove he belong in our lineup as either a 3rd or 4th liner.

Really wish it would be as a winger though.

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06-06-2008, 05:08 PM
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It's going to be a busy summer for negotiations.

Lapierre is done, but still remaining:

RFAs 2008: Gorges, Grabovsky, AKost, O'Byrne, Halak
UFAs 2008: Streit, Smoke, Ryder (wouldn't be upset if all three weren't signed)

Then negotiations he should be starting for next year, to at least gauge what the team will look like:
RFAs 2009: Higgins, Plekanec, Latendresse
UFAs 2009: Komisarek, Koivu, Kovalev

All this, of course, on top of this year's UFA class.

Bob, yous gots lotsa work tado!
Grabovsky, Smoke and Ryder are useless to this team now. There is tons of goaltenders like Halak out there so we're not in a hurry re-sigining him. Streit will be given an offer but I don't see the Habs going through thorough negotiations to keep him. AKost, O'Byrne and Gorges are our only serious re-signings and the signing of an impact UFA. So that's my two cents about the Habs priorities.

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06-06-2008, 05:13 PM
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Bob has a knack for overpaying... I'm sure Lapierre got 1.1m$/year.
I think the contracts he gave Komisarek, Higgins, Plekanec very fare 2 years ago. I would bet 650k$ two years one way.

Bob overpays on useless UFAs.

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06-06-2008, 05:15 PM
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Does anyone else find it ridiculous that he does that recycling spot at the Bell Centre and he drives that obnoxious monstrosity?
Now I love my Habs, including Laps and I'm not an environmentalist freak but c'mon.
I hadn't even thought of that... yeah, that's kind of

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06-06-2008, 05:28 PM
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If the habs take the time to devellop him, he could become a solid 4th liner.

I preffer that than siging guys like downey, murray and langdon...
He already is a solid 4th liner. Problem is Carbo is trying to change him from the 4th liner energy player he is into a 3rd line defensive specialist.

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06-06-2008, 05:57 PM
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Grabovsky, Smoke and Ryder are useless to this team now. There is tons of goaltenders like Halak out there so we're not in a hurry re-sigining him. Streit will be given an offer but I don't see the Habs going through thorough negotiations to keep him. AKost, O'Byrne and Gorges are our only serious re-signings and the signing of an impact UFA. So that's my two cents about the Habs priorities.
I agree with everything you said except the bolded part. Halak still has potential untapped IMO, he's young and he has starter potential. Even if we don't keep him (I think we'll trade him at draft day, and sign a veteran backup), we need him signed, he's a valuable commodity, even in this dead goalie trade era.

Grabovsky, I could also see traded to acquire more picks... we need him signed for that, to have maximum value out of him.

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06-06-2008, 06:06 PM
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I agree with everything you said except the bolded part. Halak still has potential untapped IMO, he's young and he has starter potential. Even if we don't keep him (I think we'll trade him at draft day, and sign a veteran backup), we need him signed, he's a valuable commodity, even in this dead goalie trade era.
There's tons of second goalies answering that description through the league and fans of each team must think that of them.

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06-06-2008, 06:36 PM
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Does anyone else find it ridiculous that he does that recycling spot at the Bell Centre and he drives that obnoxious monstrosity?
Now I love my Habs, including Laps and I'm not an environmentalist freak but c'mon.
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I do. I'm not looking to judge...but really, if you're going to pick a guy to talk about going green, the guy with the Hummer is maybe not the best example you could choose.
lol I didn't know that. What an idiot!!!

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06-06-2008, 07:03 PM
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I think the contracts he gave Komisarek, Higgins, Plekanec very fare 2 years ago. I would bet 650k$ two years one way.

Bob overpays on useless UFAs.
In terms of resigning his own talent I'd go so far as to say Bob's downright savvy. Higgins, Plekanec and above all Komisarek are all playing for a bargain price next season. Gorges played for less than 500k last year. Meanwhile Ryder's UFA, Samsonov's got less than a million to pay out in compensation for a mistake. Latendresse, Sergei Kostitsyn and Price are all on their entry level contracts.

Pretty good purse management.

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Gang, didn't you watch the Red Wings???

Forget about this number system for lines. Gainey is looking to put a system in place where they can have 12, 13 or 14 forwards that are interchangable. Playing any line in any different situation.

We need the Lapierre's, you can't reach the pinaacle without them.

Why would you sooner have Downie??? So he play a maximun of 5, one dimentional, minutes game??

Lapierre is still growing, learning, maturing within this system. He has some size, h has a great set of wheels, there are times he dominates the boards, like very few others on this team!!


Change just for the sake of change, only means there will never be stability.


Lapierre will be a huge part of this team when it all comes together.

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06-06-2008, 07:18 PM
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The only RFA Gainey has to worry about is Kostitsyn, since he's the only that really stands a chance of being offered a contract by another team. He can give qualifying offers to all the others.

Streit is the only current UFA he should even be concerned about and should sign him before July 1.

I guess that reduces his workload some...

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If the habs take the time to devellop him, he could become a solid 4th liner.

I preffer that than siging guys like downey, murray and langdon...
I disagree.

Its important to develop essential players, not fringe ones.

Lapierre is a average 4th liner skill wise, without any of the intangibles a 4th liner should bring.

He's not tough, he doesn't fight or scare other teams from attacking our players, he doesn't bring experience, he's not a shootout/face-off/PP/PK specialist, he's useless, and could have been replaced by a better UFA player.

I would rather roll 3 good lines with an enforcer, and a couple of specialists to spare, rather than roll 4 mediocre lines.

With the level of conditioning most players have, the conventional 4th line is obsolete IMO.

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If Lapierre starts agitating and plays low ice-time on the fourth line, I'm fine with it.

If he plays again over Chipchura, I'll flip out.

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I disagree.

Its important to develop essential players, not fringe ones.

Lapierre is a average 4th liner skill wise, without any of the intangibles a 4th liner should bring.

He's not tough, he doesn't fight or scare other teams from attacking our players, he doesn't bring experience, he's not a shootout/face-off/PP/PK specialist, he's useless, and could have been replaced by a better UFA player.

I would rather roll 3 good lines with an enforcer, and a couple of specialists to spare, rather than roll 4 mediocre lines.

With the level of conditioning most players have, the conventional 4th line is obsolete IMO.
I disagree and I wont spend one second debating your biased opinion as I feel it would be a waste of time.

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