HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Montreal Canadiens
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Semi-OT : Grabovski was also linked to gangsters in MTL (like the Kosts)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-10-2009, 08:21 AM
  #1
ReVeuF
Registered User
 
ReVeuF's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Montréal
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,038
vCash: 500
Semi-OT : Grabovski was also linked to gangsters in MTL (like the Kosts)

http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/se...410.wsptgrabs9

TORONTO — To Mikhail Grabovski, he appeared to be a wealthy fan of the Montreal Canadiens, someone who knew a lot of people and loved to talk hockey. He would recommend restaurants and had tips on mundane things like where to buy a car or rent an apartment.

For a young hockey player like Grabovski, 25, from a different country and speaking little English, Pasquale Mangiola was a useful acquaintance.


Last edited by Habs10Habs: 04-10-2009 at 09:39 AM. Reason: Next time, don't quote the whole article.
ReVeuF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2009, 08:46 AM
  #2
ToysInTheAttic
Registered User
 
ToysInTheAttic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Saint John, NB
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,862
vCash: 500
Quote:
..."The league has completed our investigation and have found no wrongdoing by any of our players and no conduct that would call into question the integrity of our game," the statement said.

The NHL Players' Association conducted its own investigation, with similar findings. The NHLPA also barred players from any further contact with Mangiola, according to a spokesman....
Have to laugh when thinking back to the night the story first broke with all the insinuations of Habs players involved with cocaine, betting, ho's, and crap like that. Cops were supposed to arrest several of the Habs players after a game that night

Turns out the police, the NHL, and the NHLPA found no wrongdoing on the part of any of the players who socialized with that Mangiola fellow.

ToysInTheAttic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2009, 09:19 AM
  #3
Travis Moen
Registered User
 
Travis Moen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Montréal
Posts: 1,816
vCash: 500
Darkest day in the history of both clubs

Travis Moen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2009, 10:01 PM
  #4
ReVeuF
Registered User
 
ReVeuF's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Montréal
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,038
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Kostopoulos View Post
Darkest day in the history of both clubs
Darkest days of the Leafs is taking forever still

ReVeuF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2009, 10:04 PM
  #5
Marc the Habs Fan
Moderator
Cakes!
 
Marc the Habs Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Longueuil
Country: Canada
Posts: 54,339
vCash: 613
**** La Presse and RDS for blowing/hyping that story completely out of proportions, that is all.

Marc the Habs Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 12:55 AM
  #6
Belso
Registered User
 
Belso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,699
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan View Post
**** La Presse and RDS for blowing/hyping that story completely out of proportions, that is all.
RDS and La Presse blow EVERY hockey story out of proportion.. 3 days ago, I really believed Schneider was going to have surgery..Yesterday, he played a great game.. WTF!!! It was bold to say Schneider to miss rest of season, yet they did. Not "may miss rest of season", but "will miss rest of season"..

I want to read about the Habs to stay updated. I don't want to be lied too.. If there's no Habs news, there's no Habs news and I'll read something else...

Belso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 02:42 AM
  #7
number 11
Registered User
 
number 11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,909
vCash: 500
pfft the kostitsyns are so much more gangster than grabovski ...

number 11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 03:00 AM
  #8
Caekslap
 
Caekslap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Emettiel
Country: Canada
Posts: 572
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReVeuF View Post
Darkest days of the Leafs is taking forever still
That was too easy

Caekslap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 03:10 AM
  #9
Kriss E
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 24,541
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Belso View Post
RDS and La Presse blow EVERY hockey story out of proportion.. 3 days ago, I really believed Schneider was going to have surgery..Yesterday, he played a great game.. WTF!!! It was bold to say Schneider to miss rest of season, yet they did. Not "may miss rest of season", but "will miss rest of season"..

I want to read about the Habs to stay updated. I don't want to be lied too.. If there's no Habs news, there's no Habs news and I'll read something else...
This.

Except the journalists blame the organization for not coming out and telling them everything they want to know/hear.
Instead of just shutting up before getting any type of official statement/confirmation, they blame the Habs for not giving them info.
They will turn anything into some type of Habs controversy.

Schneider himself after the Boston game said his injury was never as serious as made out to be. He said the media made it that big. Apparently, to whomever broke the news, he thought getting a ''txt msg from someone inside locker room'', was a good enough source to announce something as a fact. They couldn't wait for the confirmation before coming out with this news.

That's what I call Professionalism.

Kriss E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 03:18 AM
  #10
Clumsyhab
Registered User
 
Clumsyhab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Montreal
Posts: 6,790
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
This.

Except the journalists blame the organization for not coming out and telling them everything they want to know/hear.
Instead of just shutting up before getting any type of official statement/confirmation, they blame the Habs for not giving them info.
They will turn anything into some type of Habs controversy.

Schneider himself after the Boston game said his injury was never as serious as made out to be. He said the media made it that big. Apparently, to whomever broke the news, he thought getting a ''txt msg from someone inside locker room'', was a good enough source to announce something as a fact. They couldn't wait for the confirmation before coming out with this news.

That's what I call Professionalism.
What's funny is that instead of admitting that they are wrong, Francois Gagnon (Antichambre) and Marc DeFoy (110%) blamed the organization for not revealing how serious are Markov and Schneider injury and that the organization make them look ridiculous. I also laugh when I hear the french media blaming Gainey for how rude he was at his press conference yesterday when he refuses to answer why Laraque was not in the line-up vs Bruins. They also said that Gainey "humiliated" DeFoy. Wouldn't surprise me if they all stick together to kick Gainey out of here, even tho it wouldn't surprise me if Gainey decides to leave the organization after this season.


Last edited by Clumsyhab: 04-11-2009 at 03:24 AM.
Clumsyhab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 05:25 AM
  #11
BaseballCoach
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,115
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Belso View Post
RDS and La Presse blow EVERY hockey story out of proportion.. 3 days ago, I really believed Schneider was going to have surgery..Yesterday, he played a great game.. WTF!!! It was bold to say Schneider to miss rest of season, yet they did. Not "may miss rest of season", but "will miss rest of season"..

I want to read about the Habs to stay updated. I don't want to be lied too.. If there's no Habs news, there's no Habs news and I'll read something else...
I agree that the media seems to have overblown the original story of gangsters, ***** and other crap.

BUT...............It wasn't a lie regarding Schneider. The people reading the MRI in Montreal declared a torn rotator cuff. I have that on 100% authority.

The "second opinion" may have changed things, or, more likely, Schneider decided that there was little risk of aggravation and decided to play the do-or-die game(s). Mathieu might have said he's 100% and feeling perfect, but his ice time says otherwise.

BaseballCoach is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 08:24 AM
  #12
Ape Clutch
Registered User
 
Ape Clutch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Country: Haiti
Posts: 3,070
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Ape Clutch Send a message via Yahoo to Ape Clutch
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaseballCoach View Post
I agree that the media seems to have overblown the original story of gangsters, ***** and other crap.

BUT...............It wasn't a lie regarding Schneider. The people reading the MRI in Montreal declared a torn rotator cuff. I have that on 100% authority.

The "second opinion" may have changed things, or, more likely, Schneider decided that there was little risk of aggravation and decided to play the do-or-die game(s). Mathieu might have said he's 100% and feeling perfect, but his ice time says otherwise.
he played 21:16 though...


Anyways, they say the media in Toronto is just as bad as Montreal's...

nah...

Either our idiots are dumber or we have more idiots

Ape Clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 09:01 AM
  #13
j c petit
Locked-out
 
j c petit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rink Rat
Country: Canada
Posts: 665
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clumsyhab View Post
What's funny is that instead of admitting that they are wrong, Francois Gagnon (Antichambre) and Marc DeFoy (110%) blamed the organization for not revealing how serious are Markov and Schneider injury and that the organization make them look ridiculous. I also laugh when I hear the french media blaming Gainey for how rude he was at his press conference yesterday when he refuses to answer why Laraque was not in the line-up vs Bruins. They also said that Gainey "humiliated" DeFoy. Wouldn't surprise me if they all stick together to kick Gainey out of here, even tho it wouldn't surprise me if Gainey decides to leave the organization after this season.
The media might think that they have that kind of power, it would appear that you do as well, but they don't. If Bob Gainey is not back with the team next year it will be because Bob Gainey does not want to be here anymore. No controversy, no scandal, just a personal, private and professional decision. The media will have absolutely no effect upon his decision despite what they would like to believe and have us believe.

j c petit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 09:40 AM
  #14
Newhabfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,050
vCash: 500
If you watched the Schneider in game interviews - he said "it's because you blew it out of proportion. Noone confirmed it". They were so embarassed they always tried to tone it down and said "the media".

I also think that he is playing with painkillers btw.

Somehow our own Baseballcoach here seems to have an incredible inside source (probably in the medical side) - he called the rotator cuff injury hours/days before anyone. I'll believe him next time.

And I won't repeat what he said about Markov - go look for it yourselves

Newhabfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 09:44 AM
  #15
BaseballCoach
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,115
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clumsyhab View Post
What's funny is that instead of admitting that they are wrong, Francois Gagnon (Antichambre) and Marc DeFoy (110%) blamed the organization for not revealing how serious are Markov and Schneider injury and that the organization make them look ridiculous. I also laugh when I hear the french media blaming Gainey for how rude he was at his press conference yesterday when he refuses to answer why Laraque was not in the line-up vs Bruins. They also said that Gainey "humiliated" DeFoy. Wouldn't surprise me if they all stick together to kick Gainey out of here, even tho it wouldn't surprise me if Gainey decides to leave the organization after this season.
PUH-LEASE!

Gainey made the point that the question was getting into the area of tactics. He obviously could not explain his thinking without the journalists then publishing it, and then everyone else could read this too.

He said that the journalists were free to publish their OPINIONS but they would be just opinions. If Gainey himself came out with his gameplan, that would be a completely different thing.

Considering that the season is FAR from over, I support Gainey's decision to keep a team tactical decision inside the team.

Besides, it is rarely a winning strategy for team chemistry to explain publicly why player X didn't play, when you might need this player X very soon.

So I have no problem with Gainey's stance on this and in my opinion neither will the general public since we got the point out of it. Perhaps if we had lost, Bob might have been better advised to say a few platitudes to placate the questioner without actually revealing the entirety of his thinking.

But it's all good here.

BaseballCoach is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 12:36 PM
  #16
gee
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winnipeg
Country: Canada
Posts: 644
vCash: 500
But Grabovski was linked to the gangsters male-prostitution ring

gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 12:53 PM
  #17
Habs4Life
Registered User
 
Habs4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,377
vCash: 500
Come on now we all know Plekanec is the real gansta

Habs4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 01:09 PM
  #18
Erika
Registered User
 
Erika's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ville Lasalle
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,923
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Habs4Life View Post
Come on now we all know Plekanec is the real gansta

huh ?! I thought it was the New Age Amigos: Price, O'Byrne, Higgins, Gorges


Erika is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-11-2009, 03:35 PM
  #19
Hermamoud
Registered User
 
Hermamoud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Country: Vietnam
Posts: 2,118
vCash: 500
Wow, if they think Gainey "humiliated" De Foy, what would they qualify what Ron Wilson did to Howard Berger?

Hermamoud is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.