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02-19-2009, 08:37 PM
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Why are we paying some1 1.5 mill to play 3 mins

Big Georges had 3:43 minutes on the ice today and were paying him 1.5 mill?????????????????????????????????????????????? ???? FOR 3 MORE YEARS


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02-19-2009, 08:50 PM
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I hate to say "I told you so" but yeah...

He doesn't scare anyone, wouldn't scare me anyways. All you have to say is "no" and he's powerless...

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Do we still have to pay him the games he misses for being a healthy scratch?

(counting towards salary cap)

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Go ask Guy he,s the one not playing him.

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Well, I don't mind if it's what it takes for that tool behind the bench to play AKost 20min a game...

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trade him.

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02-19-2009, 08:54 PM
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Laraque is useless, his staged fights accomplish nothing.

Play Begin please, his hitting and speed is far and away more useful then what Laraque has to offer. Begin will actually chip in with a scattered goal to boot!

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02-19-2009, 09:31 PM
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Blame the GM who has Laraque at 1.5, Begin at just over 1, Dandy at 1.75, and your number 6 dman in Bouillon making 1.875 a year.

Couple of them aren't even every night players and Bouillon and Laraque are simply overpaid every day Nhler's.

almost what 6 million for 4 guys that shouldn't have a combined salary of more than 3 million

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Big Georges had 3:43 minutes on the ice today and were paying him 1.5 mill?????????????????????????????????????????????? ???? FOR 3 MORE YEARS

thats nothing. Kings are paying Tom Preissing $2.75 Mil to to sit in the stands

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02-20-2009, 07:55 AM
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Yeah...I had enough of Laraque. He plays 5 minutes a game and he doesn't fight. He doesn't hit or scare anybody either.

I want a goon that scares the other teams players...someone who will go out and hit everything in site and will drop the gloves when he has to and not ask the other guy if he wants to fight....thats bullsh**!!!

I wish we had a guy like Boogard or Colton Orr. Thos guys play tough, they punish the other teams players and when there is a reason to fight....they fight. Laraque needs to grow a pair and start doing what the team got him to do. If he won't do that, trade him or put him on waivers. He obviously isn't providing what the team thought he would.

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02-20-2009, 09:22 AM
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Laracque scared Brashear enough to keep him quiet after that hit on Bouillon the other night. And Brashear is one of those bullies that likes to fight with guys he knows he can beat. In the pass, he was always a willing combatant with Komisarek, Aaron Downey and everyone else. Who has he tried to bully this year. This is a contact sport. People hit and get hit every game. Having George there or 5 Georges isn't going to stop that. When we play Ottawa, Chris Neil isn't running around trying to decapitate Kovalev like in the pass because George is on the ice or on the bench. Colton Orr has been quiet against Montreal too this year.

As far as the money is concerned, it's Gillett's name on the cheque, so what do you care. Cap space, big deal, it's all in Gainey's plan. We wouldn't need George if our team wasn't so soft, but it is, so George can sit on the bench for 59 minutes a game as far as I'm concern and just get on the ice for 1. It gives Carbo a chance to double shift some guys.

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02-20-2009, 09:38 AM
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Big Georges had 3:43 minutes on the ice today and were paying him 1.5 mill?????????????????????????????????????????????? ???? FOR 3 MORE YEARS

Agreed that it's allot of money per minute played but when you look at the roster without Laraque we've only got Kostopolous, Begin, Boullion who are willing to dance with anyone. That won't work long term. Stewart or Henry are a better bang for the buck in this role but Georges is more of a heavy weight.

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Big Georges had 3:43 minutes on the ice today and were paying him 1.5 mill?????????????????????????????????????????????? ???? FOR 3 MORE YEARS

He is the best paid per minute player on the team, and he has a darn good place on the bench to watch NHL games on top of that !

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02-20-2009, 10:06 AM
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Tom Preissing has had vertigo problems most of the season, which is the main reason he has been out so many games.

As far as Dandy/Begin/Bouillon go, all at the end of multi-year deals, so best to just get over it. It's not like they were signed to these deals last month.

And Laraque - the majority of Habs fans were crying for a big body last year as we felt the team was being pushed around too much. Gainey did just that, and got the guy with the biggest, baddest reputation of them all. And now you complain about the move?

Armchair GMs spouting drivel to add to all the current negativity tick me off almost as much as rabid Montreal media.

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Are we expecting George to come flying down the right wing, deke two defensemen and roof it on a back hand?

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Big Georges had 3:43 minutes on the ice today and were paying him 1.5 mill?????????????????????????????????????????????? ???? FOR 3 MORE YEARS

Georges is there for the Playoff drive. The playoffs are a different game entirely. If you don't understand why, go back and look at the games against the Bruins and especially the Flyers last season.
Georges will play a lot more in the post season.

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Are we expecting George to come flying down the right wing, deke two defensemen and roof it on a back hand?
Yes !...

If he could give a couple of good bodychecks per game, that would be awesome, though.

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02-20-2009, 10:09 AM
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Personally, I'm happy he only played that much.

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02-20-2009, 10:20 AM
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I don't understand why people need to keep making BGL threads and everytime several people explain logically why he's there and people still don't get it. Is it that complicated? Is it because we've had a team of girls for so long that they don't remember what intimidation means anymore?

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Add that to the ogoing mess of so called the montreal canadian.
you bring a guy to hit and fight
but suddenly he thinks he's gretzky
he even says that fighting should be banned.

only in montreal.

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My only problem is that George brings nothing to the Habs. Maybe if we played more matchs againt western teams it would be different(the game against Phoenix where Andrei was ramed against the boards and George layed down the law showed that). But as of right now George has done nothing much. Like Kovalev, if he doesn't do his job it's better to get rid of him.

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Big Georges had 3:43 minutes on the ice today and were paying him 1.5 mill?????????????????????????????????????????????? ???? FOR 3 MORE YEARS

That's okay...we're paying Kostopoulos 900k to play like 40 minutes every night.

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02-20-2009, 11:01 AM
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My only problem is that George brings nothing to the Habs. Maybe if we played more matchs againt western teams it would be different(the game against Phoenix where Andrei was ramed against the boards and George layed down the law showed that). But as of right now George has done nothing much. Like Kovalev, if he doesn't do his job it's better to get rid of him.
Yeah that makes sense. Get rid of someone we got FOR THE PLAYOFFS because he's not helping much in the regular season. Brilliant logic there.

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Are we expecting George to come flying down the right wing, deke two defensemen and roof it on a back hand?
All that and apparently he is supposed to beat the crap out of both of them before he roofs it, otherwise he is totally useless.

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Are we expecting George to come flying down the right wing, deke two defensemen and roof it on a back hand?
Yes?


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