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01-18-2011, 04:24 PM
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Wisnewski wants to stay in Montreal

posted on the Fourth period (from montreal Gazette).....

http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/mtl110118.html

James Wisniewski has enjoyed his short stay with the Canadiens so far this season, and early signs point to him hoping to stay well beyond this season, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Wisniewski, who was traded from the New York Islanders to the Habs earlier this season, is in the final year of his contract and can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.



The 26-year-old said his wife, Nicole, always said she would like to live in Vancouver or Montreal.
"She had never been here before, but she spent some time studying in Europe," Wisniewski told the Gazette. "And when I was in Anaheim, Saku Koivu was always talking about what a great city this was and how much he enjoyed playing here."

It's uncertain when the Canadiens will explore the possibility of signing Wisniewski long-term, though talks could start after the Feb. 28 trade deadline.

Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier is looking to make a few more additions to the roster for a playoff run, as his primary target is a top-six forward and a stay-at-home defenseman.


I would love to keep him here for sure...

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01-18-2011, 04:25 PM
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One thing is clear.. Trade for Saku!

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5 years, $20 million.

Too much? Too long? Or just right?

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01-18-2011, 04:26 PM
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Yea we should keep him, he is our replacement for the Mark Streit Gaffe (tm.).

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Classic UFA talk but it could be interesting to see what he can do with Markov on the PP.
He is however looking for over 4M$ I think he'll have to show more to earn that salary here.

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Classic UFA talk but it could be interesting to see what he can do with Markov on the PP.
He is however looking for over 4M$ I think he'll have to show more to earn that salary here.
His play now would possibly get him $5M on the market.

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01-18-2011, 04:31 PM
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I think if Komisarek (lol) can get 4.5 million, Wiz easily deserves that. He's coming into his prime too.

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At a reasonable price and with somebody as stabilizing as Hamrlik to pair him with... Sure.

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Here's the complete article from "Montreal Gazette website"

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...317/story.html

a good read... enjoy!

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Good, we want to keep him.

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5 years, $20 million.

Too much? Too long? Or just right?
I would start at 3 years 9 mil and work from there...I think for 3-4 years and 3.5-3.7 mil would be reasonable. Maybe we can get a hometown discout or use the fact that there are a lot of good d-men to be UFA's this summer...

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Nice comments from Saku Koivu to Wisniewski on his stay here in Montreal

"And when I was in Anaheim, Saku Koivu was always talking about what a great city this was and how much he enjoyed playing here."

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5 years, $20 million.

Too much? Too long? Or just right?
IMO I would say that would be pretty fair.. 4-5 year deal with a $3.75M - 4M cap hit would be nice but really he'd probably get 4.5M a year..

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Anything over 3.5 is too much.

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I like him and Hamrlik. If we can re-sign both for 4.5 and 2,5 millions respectively I'm all for it

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If he improves his positioning on defense, he can retire here... seriously though, 3.7mil/3yrs and not a cent more.

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what a shock, a soon-to-be UFA says he wants to stay with the team he's on. Maybe he means it, but they always say that.. He'll probably use Mtl to drive the price up.

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01-18-2011, 04:56 PM
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One thing is clear.. Trade for Saku!
Actually no, he's praising Montreal and attracting UFA's for us playing elsewhere, if anything, we should hope the Ducks trade him to a new team so he can tell 20 new players how great it is to play in Montreal.

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what a shock, a soon-to-be UFA says he wants to stay with the team he's on. Maybe he means it, but they always say that.. He'll probably use Mtl to drive the price up.
Oh, like Plekanec did? Yeah....

We'll see what happens when we get there, we're just throwing darts. I still stand by my stance of a maximum 4 year deal with a maximum cap hit of 4M.

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4, 4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.8 mil

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Anything over 3.5 is too much.
He's on pace for 55 points and averages 23 minutes a game. There is no way "anything over 3.5 is too much". He should get Streit money at the very least.

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5 years, $20 million.

Too much? Too long? Or just right?
I would do it. I would hope Wiz would do it as well...

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Sure, he wants to stay now. Wait till he has a couple of bad games and the fans and media turn on him. He'll wish he was playing in front of 3000 people on Long Island.

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