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01-22-2009, 05:13 PM
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TSN All-Time Montreal Team

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=264282&l...=topStory_main

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01-22-2009, 05:24 PM
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They realy thought about it and then came up with a line-up that doesn't include Guy Lafleur...

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01-22-2009, 05:26 PM
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I can KINDA see what they were trying to do.

With the realism thing.

But that's not an All-Time Team. That's trying to make the Habs look like the Leafs.

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01-22-2009, 05:27 PM
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no lafleur!

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I think a lot of you mis-understood the concept, it's pretty clever imo, I enjoyed, regardless of no Lafleur.

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I believe there was another Richard that played with the habs. Had enough energy to win 11 Stanleys. He might have been able to lead the 4th line instead of Skrudland.

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I believe there was another Richard that played with the habs. Had enough energy to win 11 Stanleys. He might have been able to lead the 4th line instead of Skrudland.
But they could only pick four Hall of Fame forwards, and Henri was never a fourth liner!

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I believe there was another Richard that played with the habs. Had enough energy to win 11 Stanleys. He might have been able to lead the 4th line instead of Skrudland.
But he was not a 4th line player in real life. They really tried to build the best team by filling the roles you would have on a real team with the best players. So they put the best 4th liners on the 4 line, instead of having a hall of fame 4th line or something that you would never see on a real team.

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01-22-2009, 05:53 PM
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I believe there was another Richard that played with the habs. Had enough energy to win 11 Stanleys. He might have been able to lead the 4th line instead of Skrudland.
The concept is to have players who play a certain role fill that roster spot. Henri Richard was not a 4th liner.

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01-22-2009, 05:56 PM
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I understand what TSN is doing, kinda neat, would have been nice though to have a real All Time Greatest Habs team though my *quick* version

Moore Beliveau M.Richard
Geoffrion H.Richard Lafluer
Lalonde Lemaire Joilat
Lach Gainey Shutt

Harvey Robinson
B.Bouchard Savard
Lapointe Johnson

Jacques Plante
Ken Dryden
Patrick Roy * I'd put Roy higher but since he played half his career in Colorado...

Head Coach - Scotty Bowman
Assitant - Toe Blake
GM - Sam Pollack

I may have put some of the forwards in the wrong spot as I was never old enough to see them play but I think I did a semi decent job

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Food for thought... But why the **** isn't Lafleur on the second line?

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Food for thought... But why the **** isn't Lafleur on the second line?
Lafleur was never a second-liner...

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I see what they're trying to do here. They didn't want a team with someone like Mats Naslund on line 4.

Komi on line 1. There's another few hundred thou on his contract next year.

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01-22-2009, 06:37 PM
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Lafleur was never a second-liner...
If you mean he wasn't a second liner at his prime, I agree.

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You know, I love most of this concept. The idea that they slotted people where they REALLY played, is a great wrinkle on this.

I mean, as a pure exercise in all-stardom, check out the NHL 09 dream team:

Geoffrion-Beliveau-Richard
Shutt-Morenz-Lafleur
Gainey-Lemaire-Richard
Cournoyer-Moore-Blake

Robinson-Savard
Bouchard-Harvey
Lapointe-Laperrierre

Plante
Roy
Dryden

This is a grand idea, and a more realistic team. The only thing I think is silly is the Hall of Famer rule. They should have just slotted the guys where they really played and not eliminated hall of famers.

Lafleur being left off is fine. It was him or Richard, as both were top RWs.

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that list that TSN pulled out of their ***** is the worst list of players possible for a great franchise with as many legends as the habs. the current habs team can beat that team, the Oilers of the 80s would rip them apart.

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Stupidest All-Time Habs team I have ever seen. Komisarek on the all-time 1st defense pairing? Yeah.. love the guy, but give me a break.

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Unique way of looking at it, they didn't want to create the same list that any other site could make. Also trying to stir up some hits for the site I think.

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01-22-2009, 07:33 PM
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Interesting concept, making a "salary cap" all-time team. However you don't call it The Ultimate Canadiens Team if it must have only 8 HOFs. You just ****ing don't.

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How can they overlook Geoffrion?

Some strange choices, I think.

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That shutdown 3rd line is just ****ing nasty. Gainey, the greatest defensive forward of all-time, Carbonneau, who is Top 3 and Provost who shadowed Bobby Hull and made him look average.

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Not a fan of the list, mainly because of the criteria. Limiting the team to 8 Hall of Fame members means that even if they wanted to, they couldn't have just picked the 1976-77 Habs' team (who have 9 players who were members of the Hockey Hall of Fame). I think something's wrong with your limits on an all-time team for a franchise when there is a team in that franchise's history which couldn't fit under the criteria.

Komisarek on the first pairing, or even the team, is a joke as well. and that's coming from a guy who bought a jersey with Komisarek's name and number on the back.


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01-23-2009, 05:58 AM
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Lafleur was never a second-liner...
On our current team Koivu is and has been our first line center but he is centering the second line according to TSN. When did he become our second line center and who is our first line center?

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I kind of see what they were getting at, but it was still a stretch. I did like the fact that Claude Provost received some props placed the ultimate shut-down line with Gainey and Carbonneau. I always feel that Provost and Bobby Rousseau never get the respect that they deserve mired on the high horsepower Canadiens line-up of the late 50's and 60's. This despite that they both put up better than average offensive numbers in their own right.

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They should have switched Komisarek with Chris Chelios. He's a real top pairing D-man, and he isn't in the Hall of Fame, yet.

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