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07-10-2009, 12:04 PM
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Thank you bob for revamping our defence. Martin now has all the tools he needs to turn our team into a solid defensive team

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Great stuff. I'm a fan of Mara. And that playoff beard is legendary.

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07-10-2009, 12:05 PM
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Score 50ish goals? Do you normally exaggerate this badly in real life?

Here are Gionta's goals
4
12
21
48
25
22
20

You see 50 anywhere in there? I see lots of 20s. Gionta is a 20ish goal scorer.

And about Gomez. I still wanna kick in my monitor, my TV set and Gainey's windshield.

BUT I'm praying that I'm wrong.

P.S. my prayers have never been answered before. I don't see why the big man will answer them this upcoming season.
You do realize the only reason all these UFAs are coming here is because of the Gomez trade

Without that trade, we have a very crappy team next year. Stop whinning and give credit where credit is due!

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Enjoy, great pick up on your part. This is a heart and soul kinda guy you want on your roster. Will improve you guys D, has A HUGE low and heavy shot from the point and will drop with almost any one.

Great signing.

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You do realized that all those teams were struggling at the time ?
I wasn't bringing this as an opinion of the signing but rather to show another face of his stats. The guy i quoted showed stats of last years +/- so I thought it would be interesting to shows his +/- for the past years.

As for the signing, I like it.

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he fights mostly light to middleweights seems like. that's good for us as we don't have many guys who do except Stewart... At least we'll have someone to go after the Ruutu of this world and not need BGL to send faxes around the league first.
I hear BGL's fax is in the shop. He may not start the season.

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You do realize the only reason all these UFAs are coming here is because of the Gomez trade

Without that trade, we have a very crappy team next year. Stop whinning and give credit where credit is due!
Yeah, Spacek, Gill & Mara came here because Gomez signed here. You start your weekend celebrations early today?

The only one who maybe, and I repeat maybe, signed here because of Gomez is Gionta and I just showed you that Gionta is not worth the money he is being paid.

That leaves Cammalleri. I really doubt that horsespit circulating that he came here because of Gomez.

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07-10-2009, 12:11 PM
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The RDS crew better start learning how to speak english if they want post game interviews!!

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If it's for a reasonable amount, I think this is a fantastic signing to round out the defence.

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Nice. I like.

I hope this guy can play the right side though, because we now have 6 lefties.

LD
Markov
Spacek
Gill

RD
Gorges
Hamrlik
Mara

Georges can not handle the #2 job. He was awefull once we had him in the top 3.

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Yeah, Spacek, Gill & Mara came here because Gomez signed here. You start your weekend celebrations early today?

The only one who maybe, and I repeat maybe, signed here because of Gomez is Gionta and I just showed you that Gionta is not worth the money he is being paid.

That leaves Cammalleri. I really doubt that horsespit circulating that he came here because of Gomez.
You doubt that a guy who was on the doorstep to a 40 goal season last year (39) wasn't influenced by us having a legit top line centre to play with rather than Plekanec?

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Great signing, so how are we looking?

Markov-Mara
Hamrlik-Spacek
Gill-Gorges
O'Byrne

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07-10-2009, 12:14 PM
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If Gainey can get one of Grier, Moen or someone who has size. We have the pieces. We have a lot of young skilled players in Hamilton. If the Kosty bros have a better season, we may be a cup contender. Our top two lines will be extremely skilled and fast.

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Yeah, Spacek, Gill & Mara came here because Gomez signed here. You start your weekend celebrations early today?

The only one who maybe, and I repeat maybe, signed here because of Gomez is Gionta and I just showed you that Gionta is not worth the money he is being paid.

That leaves Cammalleri. I really doubt that horsespit circulating that he came here because of Gomez.
Wasn't it a direct quote from Cammalleri himself that said the Canadiens' getting Gomez played a big role in deciding to sign here...?

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07-10-2009, 12:16 PM
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Yeah, Spacek, Gill & Mara came here because Gomez signed here. You start your weekend celebrations early today?

The only one who maybe, and I repeat maybe, signed here because of Gomez is Gionta and I just showed you that Gionta is not worth the money he is being paid.

That leaves Cammalleri. I really doubt that horsespit circulating that he came here because of Gomez.
You believe what yoy want and keep living in your madeup world of yours.

Why would Cammaleeri say that if he didn't belive it? He just had to say that he was happy to come here

Its been said and proven by agents that one of the big criteria UFAs look at is who they will be their teammates and linemates.

Cammalleri and Gionta came here because of Gomez. Once they were, in it made the team more interesting thus making guys like Gill and Mara come here...its called a snowball effect.


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If Gainey can get one of Grier, Moen or someone who has size. We have the pieces. We have a lot of young skilled players in Hamilton. If the Kosty bros have a better season, we may be a cup contender. Our top two lines will be extremely skilled and fast.
Wanted: Moen, T.

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Wasn't it a direct quote from Cammalleri himself that said the Canadiens' getting Gomez played a big role in deciding to sign here...?
yes it was,he said it played a huge part in his final decision

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07-10-2009, 12:17 PM
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Why do people have a problem with O'byrne being top 6. He has a chance to be a very good #3-4, he just needs to put last year behind him and start progressing again.

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You doubt that a guy who was on the doorstep to a 40 goal season last year (39) wasn't influenced by us having a legit top line centre to play with rather than Plekanec?
Forget it, he's just a Gainey basher and another clueless fan...

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07-10-2009, 12:17 PM
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yup,I hope Bob can sign Travis Moen,I think he would be perfect for our 3rd/ 4th line
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I finish job early, weather is beautiful and now I see this!

Markov 6'0" 209lb-Mara 6'4" 210lb

Hamrlik 6'2" 209lb-Spacek 5'11" 204lb

Gill 6'7" 250lb-Gorges 6'1" 202lb

extra : O'Byrne 6'6" 228lb

I hope other teams keep thinking we have a team of dwarves, they'll be in shock next year

All of our D are now over 200lb, we have 3 guys over 6'4" available + Hamrlik who is quite big too. Markov and Spacek have good frames and Gorges keeps getting stronger. This should be a tough D to play agaisnt!

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07-10-2009, 12:20 PM
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Georges can not handle the #2 job. He was awefull once we had him in the top 3.
Just listing the guys. We know Markov, Spacek and Gill are on the left side. If we don't want to put Gill and Mara together, two slower non-puck moving guys, it means one of Hamrlik, Mara or Gorges will play with Markov.

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Anybody mention the relationship with Perry Pearn? Must definitely be part of the equation.

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Great signing, so how are we looking?

Markov-Mara
Hamrlik-Spacek
Gill-Gorges
O'Byrne
Is it just me or does anyone else potentially see a Hamrlik trade coming to help at forward or a cap move?

Hawks are in deep cap issues and Campbell would be a top PP man with Markov and he was great in the East and I think he would do well on this team, and with the Hawks needing space and some size and grit on the back end Hammer maybe a good swap and the Hawks would throw in a good prospect like Skille to make such a move because their core in Kane, Toews, Keith are needed to be resigned next year...maybe a bigger deal can be made with more players involved???

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