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11-01-2010, 07:55 PM
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Let's get Chouinard back from Germany then ?
Was he the one drafted instead of his teammate Simon Gagne?

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Here's the latest Eklund guess concerning the Habs...

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On the Habs...

Word's out the Canadiens are looking like they are finally addressing the concern on defense. You won't find a bigger fan of PK Subban than myself. If every NHL player was like PK Subban the NHL would be the most popular sports league on earth. And Markov is a great player. A definitive All-Star, no matter who's picking, but he is at best injury-proned, at worst a problem.

Yesterday the Habs traded O'Byrne to the Avs for a prospect. Now I was never a huge O'Byrne fan, but the Habs aren't really in the position to go trading a D-man with size unless there is something else on the horizon. You can be assured the Habs front office remembers how the ability to fight off bigger forwards in front was the eventual downfall last year.

The two names I am hearing are of course Bieksa and also, Robyn Regehr.

One source told me..."There is a deal in the works. 95% done."

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11-12-2010, 05:22 PM
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Here's the latest Eklund guess concerning the Habs...
How the hell are we to fit Regehr's 4 million dollar salary? We only have 1.4 in cap space. The only way to do so is trade Spacek, but why the hell would Calgary accept Spacek for Regehr?

Man if you want to make up fake rumors, the least you can do is use your head and make up plausible rumors.

See the Bieksa one kind of make sense because we can totally trade Gill + a prospect like Maxwell for Bieksa because we would have exactly 3.750 in cap space to fit Bieksa's 3.750 million dollar contract. Actually we wouldn't have enough, we'd still have to find a way to make 100k in cap room.

Vancouver in such a trade would save 1.5 million.

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11-12-2010, 05:23 PM
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Regehr would be awesome, big physical defensive D, Bieksa would be pretty good too, good sized, offensive physical D. Both ? Nearly impossible, unless Gauthier is a wiz... Spacek/Hamrlik/Gill would probably all have to go the other way, plus picks and prospects (not that steep for Bieksa though, Regehr would cost much more).

Speculation, speculation...

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11-12-2010, 05:26 PM
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Maybe it's a Spacek + Prospect.

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11-12-2010, 05:30 PM
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Maybe it's a Spacek + Prospect.
But why would Vancouver do this? Aren't they moving Bieksa to get under the cap? Why would they take a lesser D-man getting paid 100K more.

The same goes for Calgary, they need to get some cap relief, but why would they trade Regerh for Spacek, a lesser defensemen, to save 150K in cap space.

I can't see a trade working out for either teams. The only I can see one working is Gill+ a guy like Maxwell for Bieksa since Vancouver would save about 1.5 in cap space in such a deal. But even so, Montreal would still need to find an extra 100K.

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Actually, looking at capgeek, we would be able to make the following trade(numbers are revised because capgeek is more reliable than nhlnumbers).

We have 1.5 M in cap space.

Gill makes 2.25.
Bieksa makes 3.75

Our 1.5 in space plus 2.25 = 3.75 in cap space, just enough to fit Bieksa in.

Vancouver in doing this trade saves 1.5 million.

Would they do it...I doubt it.

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11-12-2010, 05:47 PM
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Here's the latest Eklund guess concerning the Habs...

On the Habs...

Word's out the Canadiens are looking like they are finally addressing the concern on defense. You won't find a bigger fan of PK Subban than myself. If every NHL player was like PK Subban the NHL would be the most popular sports league on earth. And Markov is a great player. A definitive All-Star, no matter who's picking, but he is at best injury-proned, at worst a problem.
Shouldn't that read "... at best an All-Star defenseman, and at worst injury-prone?" Eklund

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Actually, looking at capgeek, we would be able to make the following trade(numbers are revised because capgeek is more reliable than nhlnumbers).

We have 1.5 M in cap space.
That cap space yields a 3.0M salary at mid-season and a 4.5M salary at the trade deadline. We're in no rush to get another player in yet.

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11-12-2010, 05:51 PM
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That cap space yields a 3.0M salary at mid-season and a 4.5M salary at the trade deadline. We're in no rush to get another player in yet.
I totally agree with you don't worry. I am just trying to determine the plausibility of Eklund's "rumors".

I posted what you said about 2 hours ago(in another thread), that I don't think we are in any rush to use our cap space, especially since we are winning and doing so convincingly.

1.5 is a lot of flexibility come deadline and would allow us to add something signficant.

But the only thing that brings me doubts in regards to being patient with that cap space. It's pretty obvious that Gauthier is looking to fill a roster spot because not to long after Boyd cleared waivers(which was obviously a cap move), O'byrne got moved. Something is definitley up. If Gauthier was in no rush to make cap room, he would not have made to two moves back to back like he did.

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Regehr would be awesome, big physical defensive D, Bieksa would be pretty good too, good sized, offensive physical D. Both ? Nearly impossible, unless Gauthier is a wiz... Spacek/Hamrlik/Gill would probably all have to go the other way, plus picks and prospects (not that steep for Bieksa though, Regehr would cost much more).

Speculation, speculation...
Absolutely

I'm a big fan of Regehr and he would be the perfect complement to Markov.

I'm not sure what it would take to land him but getting him without giving up too many assets would be fantastic.

On the other hand it's Eklund so.....

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11-12-2010, 06:03 PM
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Regehr would indeed be a great addition to the team but I imagine the asking price for him would be alot. What do the habs have that the flamers want?

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11-12-2010, 06:13 PM
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But the only thing that brings me doubts in regards to being patient with that cap space. It's pretty obvious that Gauthier is looking to fill a roster spot because not to long after Boyd cleared waivers(which was obviously a cap move), O'byrne got moved. Something is definitley up. If Gauthier was in no rush to make cap room, he would not have made to two moves back to back like he did.
Colorado needed help now. I suspect Gauthier didn't want to see another team jump in. Weber is ready for a call-up in the event of an injury. We didn't need a rusty O'Byrne.

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11-12-2010, 06:15 PM
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Colorado needed help now. I suspect Gauthier didn't want to see another team jump in. Weber is ready for a call-up in the event of an injury. We didn't need a rusty O'Byrne.
I guess, but what explains the attempted moving of Boyd?

It's just odd that two moves came back to back like that. It's pretty obvious that Gauthier is at least trying to make a move.

I just hope he doesn't rush it.

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11-12-2010, 06:24 PM
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I totally agree with you don't worry. I am just trying to determine the plausibility of Eklund's "rumors".

I posted what you said about 2 hours ago(in another thread), that I don't think we are in any rush to use our cap space, especially since we are winning and doing so convincingly.

1.5 is a lot of flexibility come deadline and would allow us to add something signficant.

But the only thing that brings me doubts in regards to being patient with that cap space. It's pretty obvious that Gauthier is looking to fill a roster spot because not to long after Boyd cleared waivers(which was obviously a cap move), O'byrne got moved. Something is definitley up. If Gauthier was in no rush to make cap room, he would not have made to two moves back to back like he did.
I agree, something smells fishy. This was all calculated for a reason other than them just not wanting O'Byrne Boyd anymore PG is being proactive and trying to improve the roster. I like it as long as it's not Satan.


Scott Gomez to Calgary for Robin Regehr and Ales Kotalik lol. I wish

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Regehr would indeed be a great addition to the team but I imagine the asking price for him would be alot. What do the habs have that the flamers want?
look what the figs gave them, we must have crap to give


and by the way, GILL is going nowhere, that is a given...

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11-12-2010, 06:35 PM
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I agree, something smells fishy. This was all calculated for a reason other than them just not wanting O'Byrne Boyd anymore PG is being proactive and trying to improve the roster. I like it as long as it's not Satan.


Scott Gomez to Calgary for Robin Regehr and Ales Kotalik lol. I wish
I don't want Satan either, but it has been reported by rds, ckac and some other station that habs have zero interest in his services.

I wouldn't mind Regehr, actually I'd love to have him on our team, but I wouldn't touch Kotalik with a ten foot pole, I'd rather keep Gomez. Plus, we'd have no center to replace Gomez. Gomez may not be producing right now, but he provides a lot more to the team than just pointa and he is a key member to Martin's system.

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95% done ?

The 5% will prevail !

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He is reporting it is close to a done deal that Bergeron will be re-signed. A few years ago, Jussi Jokinen was considered a shoot-out specialist. Maybe Bergeron could be a powerplay specialist? He was relatively brutal on defense, but his shot would be nice from the point. Maybe just play him on the powerplay, similar to how MLB uses a DH?

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He is reporting it is close to a done deal that Bergeron will be re-signed. A few years ago, Jussi Jokinen was considered a shoot-out specialist. Maybe Bergeron could be a powerplay specialist? He was relatively brutal on defense, but his shot would be nice from the point. Maybe just play him on the powerplay, similar to how MLB uses a DH?
Habs haven't even talked to him apparently.

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He is reporting it is close to a done deal that Bergeron will be re-signed. A few years ago, Jussi Jokinen was considered a shoot-out specialist. Maybe Bergeron could be a powerplay specialist? He was relatively brutal on defense, but his shot would be nice from the point. Maybe just play him on the powerplay, similar to how MLB uses a DH?
You know what I ain't a big fan or MAB but to be honest I would bring him back and dress him as a forward if he is willing, scratch a forward from the lineup and put MAB in there. We need help on the pp and he would be our cheapest option right now cause if we make a deal, we would get fleeced IMO other teams knowing that without Markov we are in a rush to make a move and kind of desperate

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11-18-2010, 12:54 PM
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Our PP is getting back on track, I think Montreal needs to address a need in a solid two way, agressive and tough Dman in the top 4-6, rather than a PP guy who is small and defensively a liability.

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Here we go with dressing 7 d and 11 forwards...

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Here we go with dressing 7 d and 11 forwards...
you have a better idea? If we sign MAB who would you scratch on D to make room for him?

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11-18-2010, 01:00 PM
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So the Habs are going to re-sign another d-man who had ACL surgery and won't be ready for how long? That is while the Habs wait for another d-man to return from an injury which evidently has aggravated his ACL repair and the extent of that has yet to be determined?

Please no! Subban has a good enough shot. I'd like to see the powerplay in action for these next few games before making any panic decisions.

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Our PP is getting back on track, I think Montreal needs to address a need in a solid two way, agressive and tough Dman in the top 4-6, rather than a PP guy who is small and defensively a liability.
this.

Hamrlik, Subban, Spacek and Picard are fine on the point. if our powerplay start sucking again maybe try Cammalleri or Kostitsyn, basically MAB Isnt at all what the Habs should be going after. With Markov out if they're looking for someone to help out on D it should be someone who can play fairly large minutes to keep the load off Hamerlik and Spacek, not somebody not somebody who should ONLY be used on the PP.

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