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07-07-2011, 12:52 PM
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so this is what gauthier was up to all this time

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07-07-2011, 12:53 PM
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He ain't a fighter... at least not a winner fighter...

Hopefully he can skate and hit.

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07-07-2011, 12:53 PM
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Ryan Russel was born in Caroline, Alberta
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=73435

Kris Russel was born in Red Deer, Alberta
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=73434

but they are twins
Indeed they are...

Michael Blunden is a former mid 2nd round draft pick and was highly rated...certainly much more so than Ryan Russel who is an ok AHLer thus far...

Blunden trade is good, he adds size, work ethic, skating, right handed shot...yes adds pressure to White, might even replace him...but PG is definitely bringing ammunition in the grit/toughness department in the form of non goonery with players can kinda play...in their respective role and line...Also...detractors of this trade should note that Blunden may very well become and is better than Ryan White who at this moment remains unsigned and potentially hung up over the semantics of 1 way or 2 way contract, PG has really put White in his place...because I believe Blunden has a two way contract?

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07-07-2011, 12:54 PM
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Good minor deal by PG. Blunden is a solid journeyman.

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He ain't a fighter... at least not a winner fighter...
As long as he is able to play hockey responsibly and stand up for his teammates, then that is all that should count.

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Hopefully he can skate and hit.
He can and does.

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07-07-2011, 12:55 PM
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Gauthier is a genius.

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07-07-2011, 12:57 PM
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I liked Russel but I don't see any disadvantages to this trade :

We got a player with better size, better AHL stats and with NHL experience.

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07-07-2011, 01:00 PM
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Gauthier is a genius.
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07-07-2011, 01:00 PM
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Rather have him than Russel who was festering in the AHL.

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07-07-2011, 01:03 PM
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He has been tooled in every one of them.

Leave it to Montreal to sign a 6'4 "fighter" who can't even fight.
Another punching bag for Lucic to build his legend in Boston?

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07-07-2011, 01:06 PM
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TK wasn't a great fighter either, but personally I liked him because despite absolutely sucking at it, he was a team player and stood up for his teammates. Sometimes it's not about winning the fight, it's about showing up.

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07-07-2011, 01:08 PM
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TK wasn't a great fighter either, but personally I liked him because despite absolutely sucking at it, he was a team player and stood up for his teammates. Sometimes it's not about winning the fight, it's about showing up.
To me that's more important than winning all your fights. BGL never lost but he never went out of his way to intimidate anybody that laid cheap shots or was too rambunctious out there.

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07-07-2011, 01:09 PM
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Another punching bag for Lucic to build his legend in Boston?
You can add Emelin to that category as well, his career was almost ended during a fight in the KHL, he was K'OD big time

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07-07-2011, 01:10 PM
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You can add Emelin to that category as well, his career was almost ended during a fight in the KHL, he was K'OD big time
Lucic has had 2 nose operations from getting pummelled in fights since he's been in the NHL, I hope he isn't the standard we are trying to beat because we should aim higher.

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07-07-2011, 01:12 PM
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TK wasn't a great fighter either, but personally I liked him because despite absolutely sucking at it, he was a team player and stood up for his teammates. Sometimes it's not about winning the fight, it's about showing up.
But in the end it's always better to do both : 1- Show up and 2- Win.

Anyway. Good AHLer trade for PG. Russel was useless while Blunden might see some action this year.

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07-07-2011, 01:14 PM
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Gauthier seems to love acquiring former World Junior guys from Team Canada:

Belle, Pouliot, Pyatt, Boyd, Dawes, Blunden, all the last few years.

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07-07-2011, 01:14 PM
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I think I'm gonna go root for a team like Minnesota or Nashville.. I'm getting REALLY tired of "fans" around here who ALWAYS complain and ***** about everything. The perfect exemple is those two :

-Habs need top 6 size and grit, they sign Cole who brings both to the table, the same people who complained about size and grit now complain about the term and salary.

-Habs need bottom 6 size and grit, they trade to acquire a big and physical player. The same people who complained, now complain about how he is not a good fighter.

You guys (you know who you are, the rest I love you all! Yes homo) are freaking irritating. Yes, the players aren't perfect, but atleast they bring something the Habs need, and you still freaking ***** and moan?

FFS.

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07-07-2011, 01:15 PM
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Lucic has had 2 nose operations from getting pummelled in fights since he's been in the NHL, I hope he isn't the standard we are trying to beat because we should aim higher.
Aiming high for the new generation Canadiens' fan, is to barely make the playoffs, and losing in the first round, that's now considered to be a success

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07-07-2011, 01:17 PM
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I remember him from the famous "Killer B's" at the WJC. IIRC they included Blunden, Dan Bertram, Dave Bolland and Cam Barker, all of whom were drafted by the Blackhawks. Good pick up.

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07-07-2011, 01:19 PM
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Aiming high for the new generation Canadiens' fan, is to barely make the playoffs, and losing in the first round, that's now considered to be a success
I guess the Habs should tank for the next 5 years so they can draft good players? A freaking loser mentality is what it is.

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07-07-2011, 01:20 PM
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Aiming high for the new generation Canadiens' fan, is to barely make the playoffs, and losing in the first round, that's now considered to be a success
Complaining seems to part of that new mentality as well.

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07-07-2011, 01:25 PM
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Gauthier seems to love acquiring former World Junior guys from Team Canada:

Belle, Pouliot, Pyatt, Boyd, Dawes, Blunden, all the last few years.
Brian Willsie too!

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07-07-2011, 01:34 PM
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Awesome trade!

PG you rock!

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07-07-2011, 01:34 PM
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Aiming high for the new generation Canadiens' fan, is to barely make the playoffs, and losing in the first round, that's now considered to be a success
When there's a salary cap, you have to pretty frickin' stupid to have expectations of a deep playoff run year-in, year-out.

You should take a look at the Cowboys, the Jets, the Celtics before the big 3 (more like 4, but whatever), the post-lockout Knicks or hell, even the Spurs since their 07 championship.

Just because you were once a dominating presence in the sport/league doesn't mean the cap doesn't handicap you to the same level as the others. Bad management will affect us as badly as it does other franchises.

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07-07-2011, 01:39 PM
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From Marc Brassard of Le Droit in ottawa

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