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Dumbasses.

Schneider may have the offensive capabilities, but Gill is better than he is at every other position now. (First pass out counts in the offense)

Gill makes 2.25 and he's a pk demon. Mara signed here for less than his value. Neither of them are going to sit unless they suck hardcore which I don't see happening.

Do you people see why I make fun of habs fans from time to time ? See how dumb a lot of them can be ?

I thought hfboards mentality was "What have you done for me lately ?" I guess for Hal Gill the last 2 years don't exist.

I usually like your posts alot and agree with what you say. I haven't seen/studied gill as much as i should have so it's comforting to know that you think he can be that serviceable. I DO know he's slow, and i hope he doesn't get exploited too much a la brisebois.

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Dumbasses.

Schneider may have the offensive capabilities, but Gill is better than he is at every other position now. (First pass out counts in the offense)

Gill makes 2.25 and he's a pk demon. Mara signed here for less than his value. Neither of them are going to sit unless they suck hardcore which I don't see happening.

Do you people see why I make fun of habs fans from time to time ? See how dumb a lot of them can be ?

I thought hfboards mentality was "What have you done for me lately ?" I guess for Hal Gill the last 2 years don't exist.

Ok, I don't agree that Gill will be benched, just like you do, but I still think, and have thought so for many weeks, that the Habs will sign Schneider before the start of the season. They have the open cap space to fit him, considering that his coming would mean one full season in Hamilton for OB to get his groove back, and OB makes very close to one mil.

What I think will happen is that there will be a rotation of players on the 7th Dman spot. Gorges, Mara, Gill, and Schneider could be switched for different purposes and needs. This way, you have 4 players not playing 1 game out of 4, which is a 60 games season and is not so bad. Then, among the 4, you have to consider that guys like Gill will get more games, for the simple fact that he's rarely injured.

But consider the simple fact that injuries occur often for Dmen, we've seen it last season with injuries to Bouillon, lingering ones to Gorges will he played, Komisarek, lingering injuries to Hammer while he played, and Markov and Schneider at the end of the season. What this would allow, is for no one to play injured as we would have really good depth on D. As long as Schneids knows he might not be playing much in the first month. At least we won't repeat the times where we had no one to replace Gorges or Komisarek like we did last year (well, they could, but not for a long stretch).

Now this wouldn't give us a bigger total depth on D, as the guy being replaced can't be called up (OB), but it will add good veteran depth which we lacked last year, as they were average veteran depth with Brisebois, Bouillon and Dandy.

Now this would also ensure that we have a lot of puck-movers and point shots, especially considering we'll have both Weber and Subban as call-ups.

We would also have the cap space for Lang, if both of them agree to sign for no more than 1/1,5 for one season. Considering their respective ages and recent injuries, such contracts are very plausible.

This would only help the team. I know Gainey seems dead set on not bringing back the old guard, but Schneider is known for some good leadership, and Lang too, and both wanted to come back and both can do so at very low price. They were not part of the old guard core. Tanguay wasn't either, but consider that Tanguay was asking for close to 5 mil, and there might have been some issues with the previous coach and whatnot. Bob wanted to clear the atmosphere, and I don't think he would be interfering with that if he brings these two players back. The K brothers had their best moments last season with Lang. And the Habs had its best PP moments with Schneider. Lang 39 points in 50 games at the age of 38, and Schneider got 17 points in 21 games as a 39 years old. The gamble is low and the rewards could be high.

Now the only problem I see with Lang, is that it might confuse Plekanec again as to his role on the team.


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I'd love to have him back playing a limited role. Mainly the powerplay. Having Spacek, Markov and Shneider on the blue-line for powerplays would give us a tremendous 1-2 punch. It would be absolutely lethal.

I would NOT want to give up Hammer's stability for this though. If we can make it happen without losing Hamrlik I'm all for it. I think it would give us 3 veteran powerplay quarterbacks and one of the most dangerous blue lines in the league on the powerplay.

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I'd love to have him back playing a limited role. Mainly the powerplay. Having Spacek, Markov and Shneider on the blue-line for powerplays would give us a tremendous 1-2 punch. It would be absolutely lethal.

I would NOT want to give up Hammer's stability for this though. If we can make it happen without losing Hamrlik I'm all for it. I think it would give us 3 veteran powerplay quarterbacks and one of the most dangerous blue lines in the league on the powerplay.
Totally agree. People underrate Hammer's contribution, and forget he was extremely good defensively for about one season and a half. His play fell off with the ENTIRE team.

I want Schneids, but no way do I want Hammer gone unless we get someone as strong in two way play. And Schneider is not IT.

Why get rid of Hammer, if we can fit Schneids on the present cap???

Hammer is #2 D on the team and there would be NO ONE to replace him.

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Shneider fits under the cap without removing Hammer right?

He'd come close to league minimum I would assume. Never hurts to have veteran depth at the blue line.

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In a package with Plekanec for Marleau? Why not...
Because SJ needs to shed salary, not take more on.

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Shneider fits under the cap without removing Hammer right?

He'd come close to league minimum I would assume. Never hurts to have veteran depth at the blue line.
I would say close to 1 mil. That's only 25k more than the salary he would replace, mainly, OB. So we actually wouldn't be adding to the cap (except for 25k).

This means we could also get Lang back at discount (1 or 2 mil).... if he can come back...

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1. I say anything of interest should be posted, since it can tend to get boring here in the summer.

2. I know people get angry when Eklund is posted
Then why do you post it ?


Post the following instead, just as credible if not more... well it's definitively more credible:

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Dumbasses.

Schneider may have the offensive capabilities, but Gill is better than he is at every other position now. (First pass out counts in the offense)

Gill makes 2.25 and he's a pk demon. Mara signed here for less than his value. Neither of them are going to sit unless they suck hardcore which I don't see happening.

Do you people see why I make fun of habs fans from time to time ? See how dumb a lot of them can be ?

I thought hfboards mentality was "What have you done for me lately ?" I guess for Hal Gill the last 2 years don't exist.
Teams frequently carry 7 NHL defenseman, someone has to sit.

-Markov ain't gonna sit.
-Spacek isn't going to sit.
-Harmlik isn't going to sit.
-Gorges probably isn't going to sit.
-Mara?
-Gill?

Not saying he's crap, but if we sign a 7th bona fide NHL D... or hell, even if we carry O'Byrne, Weber or Subban, there will be nights when all seven are healthy and the coach makes a change so that the 7th guy doesn't get rusty.

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Got a feeling that Dandenault will be back for a cheap contract (like Brisebois'). The guy is a rightie, something the Habs don't have on D anymore (except for O'Byrne). Dandy can also play RW.

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1. I say anything of interest should be posted, since it can tend to get boring here in the summer.

2. I know people get angry when Eklund is posted

It won't happen EVER because its Eklund....but we don't need Schneider anyways.
We have solid, puck-moving defencemen right now....and we have Markov, Spacek, Hamrlik and Mara who can all shoot on the powerplay....so we don't need Schneider's shot and since he is just fair defensively....we certainly don't need him in our own end.

Markov - Mara (Mara replaces Komisarek and has a better shot)
Hamrlik - Spacek (Played together for Czech Republic team)
Gill - Gorges (Gill's size and Gorges' speed will work together)
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It won't happen EVER because its Eklund...
Honestly, I think Eklund is a self fulfilling prophecy.

He was full of ****, but did it so well, he now gets real scoops.

The guy called quite a few things this year, his batting average is way up. Almost above .050!

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I usually like your posts alot and agree with what you say. I haven't seen/studied gill as much as i should have so it's comforting to know that you think he can be that serviceable. I DO know he's slow, and i hope he doesn't get exploited too much a la brisebois.
Let's just say, when Pittsburgh acquired Gill from the leafs for a 2nd and a 4th, or 5th, I laughed at them. He blew chunks in Toronto and I would have been sorely pissed had we signed the Toronto Gill for that much. There's still a chance we get the Gill from Toronto, but if we get the Gill from Pittsburgh, we got a good deal on our hands. The guy isn't the fastest in the league, but he only pinches if he knows he can keep the puck in, or if the team is in need of a goal, other wise, he turns around and skates as fast as he can towards his own goal.

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Ok, I don't agree that Gill will be benched, just like you do, but I still think, and have thought so for many weeks, that the Habs will sign Schneider before the start of the season. They have the open cap space to fit him, considering that his coming would mean one full season in Hamilton for OB to get his groove back, and OB makes very close to one mil.

What I think will happen is that there will be a rotation of players on the 7th Dman spot. Gorges, Mara, Gill, and Schneider could be switched for different purposes and needs. This way, you have 4 players not playing 1 game out of 4, which is a 60 games season and is not so bad. Then, among the 4, you have to consider that guys like Gill will get more games, for the simple fact that he's rarely injured.

But consider the simple fact that injuries occur often for Dmen, we've seen it last season with injuries to Bouillon, lingering ones to Gorges will he played, Komisarek, lingering injuries to Hammer while he played, and Markov and Schneider at the end of the season. What this would allow, is for no one to play injured as we would have really good depth on D. As long as Schneids knows he might not be playing much in the first month. At least we won't repeat the times where we had no one to replace Gorges or Komisarek like we did last year (well, they could, but not for a long stretch).

Now this wouldn't give us a bigger total depth on D, as the guy being replaced can't be called up (OB), but it will add good veteran depth which we lacked last year, as they were average veteran depth with Brisebois, Bouillon and Dandy.

Now this would also ensure that we have a lot of puck-movers and point shots, especially considering we'll have both Weber and Subban as call-ups.

We would also have the cap space for Lang, if both of them agree to sign for no more than 1/1,5 for one season. Considering their respective ages and recent injuries, such contracts are very plausible.

This would only help the team. I know Gainey seems dead set on not bringing back the old guard, but Schneider is known for some good leadership, and Lang too, and both wanted to come back and both can do so at very low price. They were not part of the old guard core. Tanguay wasn't either, but consider that Tanguay was asking for close to 5 mil, and there might have been some issues with the previous coach and whatnot. Bob wanted to clear the atmosphere, and I don't think he would be interfering with that if he brings these two players back. The K brothers had their best moments last season with Lang. And the Habs had its best PP moments with Schneider. Lang 39 points in 50 games at the age of 38, and Schneider got 17 points in 21 games as a 39 years old. The gamble is low and the rewards could be high.

Now the only problem I see with Lang, is that it might confuse Plekanec again as to his role on the team.
All I'm saying is, to start, Gill won't be a 7th d if we sign, say Schneider. If, however, Gill plays like he did in Toronto, then I hope his ass is sat. If he doesn't and plays like he did in Pittsburgh, then it's going to be good for us, boys.

I would also like Lang back, especially at 1-1.5 mill. Metro can be traded for a pick, or put on waivers, he'll be picked up for sure.

I don't think Schneider wants to play as a 7th d, like Brisebois. Especially since, imo there are no bubble dman. They're all good and the only way one of them would get sat is if they had a string of bad games, or they have the flu/ personal matters. All of the d are pretty durable as well. Not too mention, if you play Schneider with Markov, Spacek, or Gorges, the front of the net will more than likely be wide open, especially against teams like the leafs, flyers and bruins.

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Teams frequently carry 7 NHL defenseman, someone has to sit.

-Markov ain't gonna sit.
-Spacek isn't going to sit.
-Harmlik isn't going to sit.
-Gorges probably isn't going to sit.
-Mara?
-Gill?

Not saying he's crap, but if we sign a 7th bona fide NHL D... or hell, even if we carry O'Byrne, Weber or Subban, there will be nights when all seven are healthy and the coach makes a change so that the 7th guy doesn't get rusty.
If we sign another NHL bona fide D, then someone isn't going to be happy.

If we carry 7 d, then there's a good chance whichever one it is (Probably Weber, or Subban) will play forward on the 4th line for a game, sitting Metro, Stewart, Laraque, someone like that. Keeps them in the play and not rusty, so if a dman strings together a couple of bad games, gets the flu, has personal matters to attend to, or pulled something and needs a day off, then they'll be good to step in.

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we should have signed shneids instead of gill
Agreed, Gill is the one signing Gainey made I'm not sold on. I'd like Schneider back if only to play as a poweplay specialist. Leaving us with 3 more offensive guys in Markov, Spacek, Schneider and 3 more defensive guys in Hamrlik, Gorges and Mara. And than have O'Byrne, Weber and maybe Subban fight for the 7th spot. Looks like that isn't happening though.

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Agreed, Gill is the one signing Gainey made I'm not sold on. I'd like Schneider back if only to play as a poweplay specialist. Leaving us with 3 more offensive guys in Markov, Spacek, Schneider and 3 more defensive guys in Hamrlik, Gorges and Mara. And than have O'Byrne, Weber and maybe Subban fight for the 7th spot. Looks like that isn't happening though.
You and many others must have stopped watching the playoffs as soon as the Habs were eliminated.

Gill and Scuderi were rocks for Pittsburgh on the blue line and were the go-to guys in late game situations to protect a lead. Gill played a very large role in Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup championship but his physical assets, smart play and great character aren't good enough for numerous posters who didn't even watch the playoffs just because he's lacking in footspeed.

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You and many others must have stopped watching the playoffs as soon as the Habs were eliminated.

Gill and Scuderi were rocks for Pittsburgh on the blue line and were the go-to guys in late game situations to protect a lead. Gill played a very large role in Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup championship but his physical assets, smart play and great character aren't good enough for numerous posters who didn't even watch the playoffs just because he's lacking in footspeed.
Couldn't have said it any better.

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All I'm saying is, to start, Gill won't be a 7th d if we sign, say Schneider. If, however, Gill plays like he did in Toronto, then I hope his ass is sat. If he doesn't and plays like he did in Pittsburgh, then it's going to be good for us, boys.
I understand that. What I am inkling for is that we don't have 4 legitimate top 4 Ds. IMO, all 4 of Gorges, Mara, Gill and O'Byrne are all 5-6th Ds, third pairing kinda guys, although will be used in certain situations that require more icetime. What I'm inkling here is the need for more of that kind of depth of the puck-moving and experienced D. Adding Schneider doesn't necessarily mean one D getting put out of the lineup often.


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I don't think Schneider wants to play as a 7th d, like Brisebois. Especially since, imo there are no bubble dman.
Did he tell you that? His age and recent injury would probably tell otherwise. He can still be servicable, and usaed on the top 4 on certain situations. If you look at breezer acting as "7th D", he played way more than what you expected from a 7th D. And why's that? Because of injury. Anyone of Spacek, Markov or Hammer gets injured, and you'll be glad we have Schneider in the lineup, instead of O'Byrne. The big guys on our team are the ones coincidentally to be lest prone to injury. The wise thing to do would be to add depth for the ones who do, and those are our smaller puck moving Ds.

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They're all good and the only way one of them would get sat is if they had a string of bad games, or they have the flu/ personal matters. All of the d are pretty durable as well.
The big ones, yeah, but you are forgetting the importance of adding depth to puck-moving D. Again, they are the ones more susceptible to get injured, while our big ones have a reputation of not being injured.

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Not too mention, if you play Schneider with Markov, Spacek, or Gorges, the front of the net will more than likely be wide open, especially against teams like the leafs, flyers and bruins.
Did you actually read what I said???? That there would be a rotation with Mara, Gill, Gorges and Schneider. All depending on the needs on a game basis. (First take out the Leafs, their FORWARDS aren't big) If you're playing Philly or the Ruins, than its a choice between Schneider or Gorges in the lineup. Then you have Hammer, Gill and Mara who are big. If you're playing the Sabres, you'd want more speed, so you take out one of Gill or Mara. What's so hard to understand about that?

The tipping point is whether you'd prefer Schneider or O'Byrne in the lineup, and we have already enough big durable guys in the lineup, to instead make sure to add depth for puck-moving Ds.

And for the powerplay, we would also make sure that we have 5 guys who can play the point. So if one goes down to injury, we have also guys down in the AHL who can come up. We'll never be missing guys to fill the point.

Schneider is also a known Habs with veteran leadership presence. Something both him and Lang can help to instore.

And if we do indeed need a replacement with size, we have Henry in the minors who wasn't so bad last year.

At the price stated, I think Schneider is the missing peice that would insure we get a functional D all year long.

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I understand that. What I am inkling for is that we don't have 4 legitimate top 4 Ds. IMO, all 4 of Gorges, Mara, Gill and O'Byrne are all 5-6th Ds, third pairing kinda guys, although will be used in certain situations that require more icetime. What I'm inkling here is the need for more of that kind of depth of the puck-moving and experienced D. Adding Schneider doesn't necessarily mean one D getting put out of the lineup often.
So, since Mara, Gill, Gorges and O'Bryne aren't solid top 4, it's a good thing to add another one who isn't ?


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Did he tell you that? His age and recent injury would probably tell otherwise. He can still be servicable, and usaed on the top 4 on certain situations. If you look at breezer acting as "7th D", he played way more than what you expected from a 7th D. And why's that? Because of injury. Anyone of Spacek, Markov or Hammer gets injured, and you'll be glad we have Schneider in the lineup, instead of O'Byrne. The big guys on our team are the ones coincidentally to be lest prone to injury. The wise thing to do would be to add depth for the ones who do, and those are our smaller puck moving Ds.
Weber/ Subban are on contracts. They need playing time sometime, so if Spacek goes down, then we have another 5'11 big shot player who can take his place in Spacek. Not too mention that we can send him to down to the AHL to play, so he won't be rusty.

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The big ones, yeah, but you are forgetting the importance of adding depth to puck-moving D. Again, they are the ones more susceptible to get injured, while our big ones have a reputation of not being injured.
Gill is quite possibly the only d we have who has problem moving the puck forward and has pretty much no offensive awareness.


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Did you actually read what I said???? That there would be a rotation with Mara, Gill, Gorges and Schneider. All depending on the needs on a game basis. (First take out the Leafs, their FORWARDS aren't big) If you're playing Philly or the Ruins, than its a choice between Schneider or Gorges in the lineup. Then you have Hammer, Gill and Mara who are big. If you're playing the Sabres, you'd want more speed, so you take out one of Gill or Mara. What's so hard to understand about that?
Gill is a pking beast. If Sergei Kostitsyn makes the team, then he can play point on the pp and Schneider isn't needed. We already have Weber and Subban signed to get called up if there's an injury, so once again, Schneider isn't needed.

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The tipping point is whether you'd prefer Schneider or O'Byrne in the lineup, and we have already enough big durable guys in the. lineup, to instead make sure to add depth for puck-moving Ds.
If I had to choose between those two, I'd take Schneider.

And for the powerplay, we would also make sure that we have 5 guys who can play the point. So if one goes down to injury, we have also guys down in the AHL who can come up. We'll never be missing guys to fill the point.

Mara (he kind of can) Markov, Hamrlik, Spacek, Cammalleri, Sergei Kostitsyn and Andrei Kostitsyn.

Schneider is also a known Habs with veteran leadership presence. Something both him and Lang can help to instore.

Only room for Lang is in Pleks spot. Unless we can trade Pleks for a young centre who might be ready next year, then I'd take Lang back no problem. If we can't, then no to Lang even though I loved that guy here.

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And if we do indeed need a replacement with size, we have Henry in the minors who wasn't so bad last year.
He did play fairly well and would have him play over O'bryne, but then again, O'bryne might thrive under Martin's system.


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At the price stated, I think Schneider is the missing peice that would insure we get a functional D all year long.
I think Montréal is missing a bonafide top 3 dman. Schneider isn't it

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I really don't understand all the Eklund bashing.

Yesterday he said to watch the Chicago Blackhawks in the next 24 hours for something major. Then Dale Tallon got fired. Do you think that's just a coincidence? The man *does* have a lot of connections (mainly player agents) so why does everybody bash him?

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I really don't understand all the Eklund bashing.

Yesterday he said to watch the Chicago Blackhawks in the next 24 hours for something major. Then Dale Tallon got fired. Do you think that's just a coincidence? The man *does* have a lot of connections (mainly player agents) so why does everybody bash him?
He does some contacts, but he is wrong 99% of the time...anyone on here could do what he is doing, and get the odd bit of speculative type stuff right...most people find it entertaining, but not too many take him serious at all....

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I really don't understand all the Eklund bashing.

Yesterday he said to watch the Chicago Blackhawks in the next 24 hours for something major. Then Dale Tallon got fired. Do you think that's just a coincidence? The man *does* have a lot of connections (mainly player agents) so why does everybody bash him?
Well, I'm only going to speak for myself but - enough is enough. We seemed to survive well before Ek getting news and chasing down rumours that were reported by Spectorshockey - Lyle Richardson or Kuklas Korner. But this guy is too inaccurate for me to give a flip!

The garbage OUTWEIGHS the substance IMO! I don't care who or what he knows. ENOUGH!

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Got a feeling that Dandenault will be back for a cheap contract (like Brisebois'). The guy is a rightie, something the Habs don't have on D anymore (except for O'Byrne). Dandy can also play RW.

I think Dandy will be back too, we have no place for Schneider maybe if he want to fnnish his career in Montreal so bad that he wouldn't mind to be 7 defensemen but that won't happen

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