Habs travel to Philly; Bruins get Jaromir Jagr

The Canadiens, coming off a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night at the Bell Centre, were given a day away from the rink Tuesday as they travelled to Philadelphia to face the Flyers on Wednesday night (7:30 p.m., TSN, RDS, TSN Radio 690). The game in Philly will be the first of three in four nights for the Habs, who play host to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday before the Boston Bruins visit the Bell Centre on Saturday.

The Bruins will have Jaromir Jagr in their lineup when they come to Montreal after acquiring the veteran forward from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick and two prospects – Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne. The conditional second-round pick this year will become a first-round pick if Boston advances to the Eastern Conference final.

In 34 games with the Stars this season, the 41-year-old Jagr posted 14-12-26 totals and was minus-5 while averaging 18:17 of ice time.

The Canadiens, with a 23-7-5 record, have 51 points through 35 games. The last time they had that many points through 35 games was 1978-79, when they had 54 points after 35 games and went on to win their fourth straight Stanley Cup.

Monday’s game marked the Canadiens’ first Autism Awareness Night at the Bell Centre. Lending support to the event was Canadiens goaltending coach Pierre Groulx and Scott Mellanby, the team’s player personnel director, who both have autistic children.

On the eve of Tuesday’s World Autism Awareness Day, Canadiens management and coaches wore blue puzzle-piece-shaped Autism Speaks lapel pins during the game with Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller and his staff also wearing pins in support.

The Habs launched a number of initiatives, running well beyond the night itself, to promote the cause.

(Photo by Paul Chiasson/The Gazette)

Stars trade Jagr to Bruins for prospects, pick, by NHL.com

Habs continue roll with win over ‘Canes, by Pat Hickey

Price grateful for blocked shots, by Pat Hickey

Autism Awareness Night a first for Habs, by Dave Stubbs

Habs finding heroes where you least expect them, by canadiens.com

Canadiens vs. Hurricanes photo gallery

Former Habs Koivu, Souray shine with Ducks, by Stu Cowan

931 Comments

  1. Maksimir says:

    From @MarkUkLeaf 7m
    Calgary Flames have put Jay Feaster on waivers.

  2. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Canucks made a good move…got a legitimate second line center…now just dump Luongo already…

    “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  3. HabinBurlington says:

    Funny how Bob MacKenzie is trying to make Lane MacDermid sound like a good prospect, by calling him tough. A fricking AHL goon is all he is. The love and passion TSN has for all things Bruin and Leaf is disgusting.

    • Ali says:

      actually he was correcting himself, he initially called him a prospect and then amended that to say he was a tough 4th year pro (therefore not a prospect).

      • HabinBurlington says:

        Perhaps, okay. But even still, gives more credit to the guy than anyone on the Bruins site will give him. When Bruins fans call the guy nothing but a scrapper, speaks volumes.

  4. Storman says:

    Norwegian curling team woke up late,, curling in their Pajama pants, actually they look so bad they are kind of cool , i want a pair..

  5. HabinBurlington says:

    Perhaps the Islanders would view Weber as Streit 2.0 in a trade? This is don’t forget a GM that came up with a wonderful strategy where you sign a crap goalie to a 63 year contract.

  6. Lafleurguy says:

    Brad Staubitz, dressed for 13 out of 36 games, 1 assist, 41 PIM,
    5:56 TOI.

    A guy I like,
    Aaron Rome, dressed for 15 out of 36 games, 3 assists, 12 PIM,
    16:14 TOI.

    “May you live in interesting times.”

  7. Habfan10912 says:

    Jason Pominville interviewed after practice today. Kid seems to have a good head on his shoulder.

    http://video.sabres.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=668&id=234282&lang=en

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      If the Habs want him, wait a year and pick him up for free as a UFA…

      “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  8. Whatever says:

    I hope Boston sent a 1st round pick, I doubt it though. As for the prospects they sent to get Jagr, seem like garbage anyway. I would be more concerned had Boston got someone like Pominville. Jagr makes them even slower.

  9. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Since Dallas is selling, MB go get Stéphane Robidas…

    “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

    • 2mins4lookinsooogood says:

      DDO, have to imagine Mtl is going to have to pay a premium :-)

      “Don’t crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers”

      • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

        Probably after shafting them in the Ryder deal…and the Bill 101 premium too…

        “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

    • Habitforming says:

      A 5’10 Dman doesn’t clear the net at all, and he certainly can’t run a PP unit. so why do the Habs need him?

      • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

        Have you ever seen him play? Tough as nails with some offense…leads his team in blocked shots and second in hits…

        “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  10. 2mins4lookinsooogood says:

    Whatever you feel about the cost to the Bruins for Jagr, after the trade for Ryder, can’t imagine that the Habs would have gotten Jagr (if they wanted him) for the same or less, more likely the ask would have been much, much higher.

    “Don’t crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers”

  11. Rudy says:

    With the Islanders fighting for a playoff spot, I don’t see them trading Streit.

  12. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Continue the reHab program with Streit? Would look great beside PK. But would have to be willing to sign (which I bet he would). Can still eat big minutes and very reliable with offensive upside. Helps our PP and can be used on the PK — and with PK ;)

  13. Sportfan says:

    I know someone who thinks the Jagr deal was a good deal and that boston didn’t over pay, he’s wrong right?

    http://nickolaisblog.wordpress.com/

  14. SteverenO says:

    Every now and then, you have to eat crow.

    Last week I was arguing that Gallagher should be removed form the PP unit.

    At the time he had over 61 minutes of ice time with the man advantage and the team had only scored 3 goals during that span, a terrible average of one PP goal for every 20+ minutes of ice time. It was an oddity for sure, because Gallagher is among the best on the team, and even in the entire league averaging one goal scored by his team every 14 minutes of even strength ice time.

    In the last few games Gallagher has played 7 minutes of PP time and the team has scored 3 PP goals during that span. While still the worst record among our forwards that get PP time he is now approaching respectability with 6 goals in 67 minutes, averaging 11 minutes of ice time per PP goal. (if you take out the 6 on 4 goal that was scored at the end of regulation versus the Bruins) the be around 1 goal for every
    13 minutes.

    here is the up to date list:

    Plekanec_ 5.7 mins per PPG
    Ryder: 5.7 mins per PPG
    Gionta; 6.5 mins per PPG

    Desharnais: 8.1 mins per PPG
    Patches: 8.3 mins per PPG
    Gallagher: 11 mins per PPG

    Eller: 6.6 mins per PPG ( only 19 minutes played – 3PPG)
    Gallchenyuk; 10 mins per PPG ( only 40 minutes played – 4GF)

    defencemen:

    Subban: 5.9 mins per PPG
    Markov; 6 mins per PPG
    Diaz; 7.4 mins per PPG

    Bouillion: 14 mins per PPG

    How important is the PP? Look at the difference how the HABs do versus Carolina (lousy 16 PPGs 12 % )) versus NYI (excellent PP 27 PPGs -21 %)
    Montreal has scored 32 goals and their success rate is also 21%

    regards,

    Steve O.

    • Loonie says:

      (sigh)

      Every time you post this stat I feel obligated to respond by saying that Gionta and Desharnais account for a powerplay point for every 20 minutes played on the powerplay.

      I feel the stat that you’re using inflates their perceived value to the powerplay and doesn’t really paint an accurate picture as to how the personnel should be used.

      Just my opinion of course.

      • SteverenO says:

        (sigh) every time you say that I point out that the PP is a unit. They go on the ice with a mission to score a goal. If the units is successful everyone on the unit should be given credit. To “prove” why this is so simply look at the revers, when the unit is NOT successful , who should take the blame? how can you single out which player did NOT contribute enough to get a goal?…. You can,t. That is why the unit as a whole gets credit for a success and blamed for a failure.

        It should be obvious that on many powerplays everyone touches/handles the puck before a goal is scored. only the last two get assists, even if the “key” play was winning a puck battle in the corner three passes before the goal.

        regards,

        Steve O.

  15. otter649 says:

    Habs third rounder for Cole is looking better now close to a very late second rounder…….

  16. Storman says:

    Off subject but I really wish Brendan Gallagher’s Dad refuses to train Milan Lucic anymore now that his son has the possibility of getting driven through the boards by his own client.

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      Maybe he can give him the placebo ‘roids…just kidding…

      “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  17. La Duke 16 says:

    We need a punishing HUGE d-man for the playoff run. That way PK does not have to “try” to play that role with his big hits.

    We do not need a rental top 6 forward – PK and Markov helping to lead the rush will expand our additional offensive strengths if we have a punisher on D added.

    • 2mins4lookinsooogood says:

      Consider that PK “tries” for the big hit the way that Prust “tries” to fight. They do it because they want to, and they think it is effective.

      Getting another DMAN to “hit” and another “tough guy” to fight will not change their game one iota.

      “Don’t crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers”

      • sheds88 says:

        It wont change their game personally, but our fighter ( prust ) can actually play hockey and is valuable on the ice even when he is not fighting. Adding another fighter will keep him on the bench and not in the box as much. That being said, i think we need someone who isnt necessarily a fighter but is physical. How many fights happen in the playoffs??? very little

        • La Duke 16 says:

          Exactly – looking for Physical – Ala Chris Pronger.. He wasn’t a fighter, but was still a force on D. thats the find we need.

          You won’t see much fighting in the playoffs except for that one runaway game that happpens tim and again.

        • frontenac1 says:

          How many fights in the Playoffs? Lots in the First round Amigo. Check out last year First round Tilts on Youtube. Some good ones.

  18. otter649 says:

    Now Bruins got Jagr not sure if Horton-Seguin-Marchand are too happy as one of them is going to lose their spot on one of the first two lines & power playtime…..

  19. Sportfan says:

    I really hope CLow gets traded today so TSN doesn’t talk for 8 hours about where he is going -_- Aside Clowe and Miller, Kipper, Luuuu who is left to be traded ?

    http://nickolaisblog.wordpress.com/

  20. HabinBurlington says:

    Have never cheered for Jagr in the past, and now I never will have to cheer for him. Good on ya again Jaromir, you followed the money to Dallas, and now probably begged your way out. Have never felt this guy had heart, probably a personal bias, but simply put i really don’t like Jagr, glad he is now covered in Boston Black and Puke colours.

  21. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Still no word on which round the draft pick is, but:

    Lane MacDermid, Cody Payne and a draft pick.

  22. habs_54321 says:

    apparently lane macdermid, cody payne and a second round pick… wish we made the deal

  23. Steeltown Hab says:

    After seeing the return for Jagr, that’s the first deal I would’ve done for the Habs.

    ———————————

    Lars, PK, Galchenyuk, Pac, Emelin – @J_Perez22

  24. Sportfan says:

    The people on TSN that comment are such jerks they never gt along and can’t get a joke in HIO its not so bad!

    http://nickolaisblog.wordpress.com/

  25. habs-fan-84 says:

    Thank god Jagr isn’t a Hab.
    Pick up a “depth” defenseman tomorrow and I’ll be happy.

    • Ghosts of the Forum says:

      How about Streit? Too much? I’d love to see him back here. But not as a rental, as long as they could sign him. Would give Marky some relief in minutes.

      Subban – Streit
      Marky – Emelin
      Gorges – Frankie

      Yes please.

  26. steve29 says:

    On Savard for Chelios the habs made the same goof as most teams do trading for a 400 goal player this goals are in the past and not to be repeated they didn’t even dress him for most of the finals that year

  27. MassHabsFan says:

    I live just north of Boston and many Bs fans want Lucic gone. They say he doesn’t skate well doesn’t score enough or fight enough etc. They also say Horton is done, Krecji needs to step it up and that Rask is no good. Bunch of stiffs that instantly change their minds on a player after one game. There are Habs fans that do the same too though haha

  28. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Imagine it’s the exact same deal the Bs had on the table for Iggy?

    Calgary will riot, haha

    • The Juice says:

      Why would Calgary care?

      __________________________________________________________________________

      “To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high!”

      • Ghosts of the Forum says:

        Iggy is the better player and most here preferred Boston’s offer by a lot. So seeing Jagr attract the same offer they could’ve had for Iggy would really irate them…but it’s a moot point now :)

  29. sweetmad says:

    It makes me laugh when people say we are too small,getting through the playoffs is not about toughness it’s about stamina,and some of the people with the most stamina are small,the proof of this is evident in athletics,all the best long distance runners in the world are small,the big guys can’t cut it.
    It is not about big it’s about smart,we have enough evidence of smart from guys who are not big,look at Pleks,although I wouldn’t call him small, look at Diaz,although he might not be ready to play,he is not considered big or tough but hell is he smart.
    I think with the heart and soul of our team,if everybody is healthy and we are all playing with maximum effort,we don’t have to be afraid of anyone.
    Committment is what makes a team,and our guys have proved they have this,don’t care about fighting it makes an absolute farce of the game,it’s about smarts and stamina,any moron can fight,I give our guys the same chance,as anybody else,it’s who’s best on the night of any given game and we have’nt done so bad this season so far,after being at the bottom last season.
    GO HABS GO

  30. Sportfan says:

    LOL did you know when the Caps had Jagr they traded him to NY for Anson Carter. I bring that up because Jagr was much younger back then and got traded for one guy boston over paid for Jagr.

    http://nickolaisblog.wordpress.com/

    • The Juice says:

      Yes but Jagr had a massive salary back then…

      __________________________________________________________________________

      “To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high!”

  31. Storman says:

    TSN tradecenter show tomorrow has been replaced with Darts

  32. Hobie Hansen says:

    I can just see it now…Jagr skating like a broken down wagon through the neutral zone on Saturday and BANG, Subban ends his season.

  33. Slightly Habnormal says:

    Wither the cost for the Cup? I was surmising the other day (yes..I do surmise) on what should be given up for the chance to win the cup once. If you KNOW you can win but need to give up your future..is it worth it?

    Case in point: Chelios for Savard. With Savard, yes, we won the Cup..but lost out on another 20 years of solid D (the kind we’re all looking for now.)

    Question of the day: Would you do this trade again?

    Having said all that..I like that MB is taking his time, not looking to sell the farm to be a city hero for a season..Love to see Torres or Wayne Simmonds in a Habs uni.

    Go Habbies!

    • donmarco says:

      I wouldn’t have made that trade then and I wouldn’t now. It was one of the 5 worst trades they’ve ever made.

      • Slightly Habnormal says:

        I would not have made the trade either..even WITH the fore knowledge that with Savard we would win (my hypothetical being that we could only have won that year by doing the trade)

  34. HardHabits says:

    Derek Roy to the Canucks. Jarmoir Jagr to the Bruins. Pat Standing to the Habs.

    • donmarco says:

      Roy wouldn’t have fit here, but the price was right, and 2 prospects and a pick for Jagr is overpaying for a 40 year old rental. I’m good with Pat Standing if that’s the price.

  35. Sportfan says:

    Does this mean the price for Clowe is just too high?

    http://nickolaisblog.wordpress.com/

  36. donmarco says:

    From time to time I like trolling on some Bruins blog sites to see what the Neanderthals are saying about their team, and pretty much across the board the 3 players Bruins fans want to see traded away are Lucic, Chara and Rask, especially Lucic. Maybe they know a bit about hockey after all.

  37. Bardya says:

    Hawks have an all star roster, it’s crazy how many good players they have. With all the trades made by the Pens, you’d think it was to counter Boston, but you look at a team like Chicago… I don’t think the Pens or anyone in the East can take em in 7 games.

    They’re not even trying right now. I don’t know if the same can be said about the Canadiens.

    • donmarco says:

      Until Crawford and/or Emery do in the playoffs what they’ve done during the season, goaltending will be their most suspect position. But on paper, all signs point to a Pens/Hawks final. Which of course means neither the Hawks nor the Pens will be in the final. God I love playoff hockey.

    • The Jackal says:

      They’re not even trying right now and are thus barely above .500 in their last 10 games.

    • Phil C says:

      Yet Anaheim has owned them this year, going 3-0. How teams match up on the ice is not always obvious looking at rosters.

  38. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Wonder if it’s the same two prospects they were going to give up for Iggy.

  39. Sportfan says:

    Well I don’t have a problem with booing Jagr

    http://nickolaisblog.wordpress.com/

    • frontenac1 says:

      Bruins just got even slower than they already are and I”m loving it.
      Now,can Marc please get a Beast Dman to hurt people in front of Carey?

  40. MassHabsFan says:

    I agree with Steve, Gionta is not gonna score 30 goals but brings way more to the table than just scoring

  41. derfab says:

    He will help their power play. I might otherwise have felt guilty about wishing him harm, but if he’s a Bruin, not much. Let’s hope he pulls a groin, is caught betting against himself, or is hit by the bus that disembowels Chara.

  42. steve29 says:

    Not sure why lots of posters want to get rid of Gionta as I think this is probably his best year as a hab I am really impressed with his defensive play this year

    • Ghosts of the Forum says:

      And his value to the team will only increase in the playoffs.

      What division-leading team would trade their captain?? Nuts on here sometimes.

  43. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    I love Jagr, but I’d way rather face him than Iggy.

  44. mark-ID says:

    The more I’ve thought about it the more I’m intrigued in trading for Pominville. I know he’s not the biggest guy(listed at 6’0ft, 185lbs actually) and not a player who will grind it out in the corner….but he is an extremely smart player just like Plekanec. He is french Canadian/American and would love to play for the Habs(As Darche explained last night on AntiChambre)

    The cap space is the thing that might worry some, but he could take Ryder’s roster spot if need be, he has one year left at 5.5mil next year. Who knows we might still be able to hold onto Ryder as well.

    Galchenyuk hasn’t been producing much at all lately, I feel like for the playoff push we could slot him in on the fourth line with Halpern and Prust and MT can pick and choose his minutes.

    Pacioretty Desharnais Gallagher
    Ryder Plekanec Pominville
    Bourque Eller Gionta
    Galchenyuk Halpern Prust

    This lineup gives us a ton of scoring depth in case of injuries. Thought?

    “I think I may have found a way for us to get Griffey and Bonds, and we really won’t have to give up much” -Costanza

    • malaka316 says:

      highly agree with you…watched him a lot living in rochester and seeing him develop into the player he is….he would also make a great point man on the 2nd PP unit

      • mark-ID says:

        The guy is also a Canadiens killer…..always noticed him against the Habs. He definately is a MT type of hard working player.

        “I think I may have found a way for us to get Griffey and Bonds, and we really won’t have to give up much” -Costanza

  45. habfan53 says:

    Who else believes that St-Louis just cursed themselves out of a playoff spot?

  46. malaka316 says:

    Jagr is overrated….MB bring in Tommy V!!!!

  47. Whatever says:

    Does Boston still have a spot on the wing for Clowe?

  48. Mattyleg says:

    One good thing about Jagr possibly going to Boston is that they’ll have to sit someone who is actually effective.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  49. Hamayoune says:

    Jagr goes to Boston. noooooooo

  50. 24 Cups says:

    Now that Jagr is gone could you imagine what Nieuwendyk could have picked up for Ryder tomorrow?

  51. toinz says:

    Seems like the Stars have learned from the Brad Richards fiasco…

  52. Mattyleg says:

    Anybody else ready for a broadcasting day of white guys staring doelfully at un-ringing smartphones and sending wistful text messages and hopeful Tweets?

    Trade Centre.
    Schmadeschenter.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  53. Lafleurguy says:

    Even if Sidney returns for the playoffs, the fickle finger of fate that fractured his face and falsified some of his teeth will have the Kid at less than his virtuoso (firtuoso?) best. Non-participants because of injury include Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza (a maybe), Cam Ward, Maxime Talbot, Chris Kelly, and a list of lesser lights not broadcast widely that now includes Colby Armstrong. Couple (of) months back, we discussed and exalted over the great depth the Habs possessed, and that asset remains despite the growing injury list. What St. Louis has achieved in getting two pricey defensemen is to elevate themselves to a level the Habs and a handful of teams already play at. The knee jerk reactions to the trades overlooks how much of a challenge expensive players pose to building a deep team. Guys like Palushaj, Tommie Pyatt, Tom Kotsopoulos, would not be used at the NHL level by the Habs this year, but are getting ice-time with teams that carry huge contracts. Carey Price is our top paid guy at 6.5 mill (actual 2012-13 salary is 5.5 mill). An unintended major boon to this Habs’ team WAS the labor dispute and the new CBA’s provision to allow the disposal of the ludicrous Gomez contract. I voted “no” to the poll question but more depth as insurance against future injuries would help the quest immensely. Losing Cole and Palushaj, but adding Ryder and Halpern have made the team better. Jussi Jokinen would be a good addition now that Armstrong is out probably for the season.

    “May you live in interesting times.”

  54. bwoar says:

    There’s a guy I thought could help us. I hope the B’s paid a lot, because 2 prospects and a pick sounds like very little on its face.

    “thoroughbred”

    • Mattyleg says:

      Bwoar, i have no idea who you’re talking about.
      I have a feeling that you’re writing this from an iPhone or iPad (or thereabouts) which means that we have no idea what you’re responding to. (Also why I wrote your name, so you’d know I was talking to you.)

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

  55. NTTIAWWT says:

    “Section 10 of the Standard Player Contract addresses this now, as does a memo that’s supposed to be posted in every team’s dressing room. It indicates you cannot enter “personal communications to entice a player under contract with any other team to come to your team.”"

  56. Apparently Boston trade a 2nd, 3rd and a prospect for Jagr

  57. Newf_Habster says:

    Jagr is gone to Boston.

    Dammit.

  58. hockeyscout101 says:

    Boston just got better. Montreal should have gotten Jagr. Good for Boston, bad for Montreal. Bergevin better do something, but I don’t think he will. He will be just like Gainey and Gauthier and sit on his hands and do nothing. Montreal needs toughness and more scoring!! Really do you really think Montreal will win a cup this year?? Dreaming, they wont get past Pitts or Boston. They are too small…

  59. donmarco says:

    Kurtis Foster put on waivers by Philly. Might be a tempting pickup for depth, and at no cost to the Habs. Plus he’s UFA so no long term commitment. I love Beaulieu, but not too confidant if he’s our 6th for the playoffs.

  60. Bun E. Laroque says:

    If the Habs go anywhere in the playoffs this year it will be a result of the strength of the team as it stands. We are not having the kind of season we are having because of any individuals, it is a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Adding a rental isnt going to make any difference in the long run and is not worth giving up any prospects or draft picks for. We will still have a smallish not particularly physical team. Hopefully they can withstand the playoff punishment. Going far in the playoffs this year will most likely depend on Price delivering the kind of performance he is capable of, providing the team keeps doing what it has been doing all season.

    • Storman says:

      Sometime team chemistry is forgotten at this time of year, I have mentioned on many earlier posts that this team, although some may not like certain players, this team is as tight a Habs team as we have had in many a year.
      Team mates are responsible to one another or they answer to each other, example seeing Ryder even buy in now on the 200 foot play is priceless.

      Team is winning on a very consistent basis and is set up to have a Detroit type ride for years to come.

      Examine the Cap going forward players salaries expiring at the perfect time to extend others etcc.. Do not want to go into to much detail,

    • It’s all coaching, playing like team has nothing to do with it. It’s all On the Turk! :lol: The greatest Islander in Montreal!

      Shane Oliver
      Twitter @Sholi2000
      http://www.Sholi2000.com
      Custom Sports Figures

    • Habcouver says:

      I believe the habs will win a few rounds in the playoffs without doing any trades before the deadline. A team built on strong drafting is the best way to go. The team has exceeded my expectations this year. MB has this team going in the right direction!
      I heard Jagr is heading to da Booins. I’m really happy the habs have no interest in high priced rental players.

      Waiting patiently for #25

  61. Scotty90 says:

    OK, now Habs can set their set their sights on acquiring toughness like Clowe or maybe Boll…. Emelin will take care of Jagr! lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW9ibO6qCW8

  62. MassHabsFan says:

    Rumor has it Bs now looking to acquire Super Mario and Tom Barasso too

  63. MassHabsFan says:

    Good hopefully the Bs regret that move and paid good prospects to get him

  64. Ice Storm says:

    Oh how my hate for the Bruins grows…

  65. Old Bald Bird says:

    Friedman thinks Jagr to Boston is a done deal.

    • Awesome, Jagr has been a minus two almost every night for the last month, it was the number one reason why I didn’t want him in Montreal, that and the fact he’s my age. :lol:

      Shane Oliver
      Twitter @Sholi2000
      http://www.Sholi2000.com
      Custom Sports Figures

    • donmarco says:

      SO the Bruins will end up paying what they would have for Iginla to get Jagr. Good for them, they’ll regret it. Jagr’s playing style is not going to fit in well with the Bruin’s system. Somehow think the Bruins will overpay just to keep him from Montreal.

  66. Hobie Hansen says:

    Elliotte Friedman ‏@FriedgeHNIC 53s
    Stars beat writer MT @MikeHeika Jaromir Jagr to Boston. I’m hearing two prospects and a draft pick.

    Sorry if I’m late to the party…

  67. steve29 says:

    Yes Jagr could learn the younger kids how to blow their pay cheques at the casinos around town

  68. habinkam says:

    any one else hear about the mtl buff captain swap…. pretty interesting theory don’t know if its my favorite use of gionta via trade I suggested yesterday a trade to NYR Gaborik Rupp for moen gionta and 2 seconds maybe even a first seeing as we have cal second? fills needs on both sides quite well

  69. Loonie says:

    Jagr to Boston is done apparently.

  70. Sportfan says:

    Most important trade of the day F Matthew Clackson April 2
    F Joel Rechlicz

    http://nickolaisblog.wordpress.com/

  71. Ice Storm says:

    If we want Jagr, and want him at perhaps a reasonable price, MB needs to ask permission to talk to him and specifically get Pleky to talk to him… He wants to win, we are winning and he loved playing with Plekanec in Czech. If we can believe the rumours, he also really considered signing with the Habs coming off a 15th place finish. We must look good now. Trade now and sign for another year… Would be a great influence on our young guys. Not only is he still highly skilled, but plays and practices very hard. Go MB!

    • Cal says:

      Jagr is all about take home pay. Taxes here will make him hesitate big time. Mind you, helping a team win a Cup will get him that BIG contract again next season.

  72. steve29 says:

    Jagr,Jagr, Jagr what about Vanek a goal scorer this year

  73. shiram says:

    Laffs sign goalie Drew MacIntyre to an NHL contract.

  74. habs11s says:

    Roy to Van for second round draft pick and defenceman Kevin Connauton as per TSN

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=419683

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  75. shiram says:

    Gio should call Jagr, if it’s any player, he’s the Captain afterall and has had some success in talking with players on other team.
    Afterwards if Jagrs wants some reassurance, he can always call Pleky…


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