Whew!

No one at Habs Inside/Out could bring himself to watch the All-Star Draft.

But we are relieved that Carey Price was not the last player chosen. That would have damaged our boy’s self-esteem – and resulted in 1,500 Comments suggesting an anti-Habs Conspiracy.

As it was, Phil Kessel had the ignominious honour of being the final player selected, his shame eased by winning a car.

Price was picked 10th by Team Staal, just behind Team Lidtsrom’s choice of Marc-André Fleury and ahead of their pick of Jonas Hiller.

Red Fisher takes a dim view of the ASG

Wayne Scanlan’s take on the draft

• EEEEE-mail on playoff-making math

Dave Stubbs on the Heritage Classic

Stu Cowan on Claude Lemieux

Roy MacGregor on Gary Bettman

82 Comments

  1. SmartDog says:

    I think it was 2 hours but the hour I watched seemed like 6.

    “It bothers me…there are old coaches in the league today that don’t know how to deal with these young personalities.” – Mike Peca on JM handling of PKS

  2. habsgod says:

    thanks mr.stubbs!

  3. habsfan321 says:

    I’m not dissing Price… I like the kid. I knew they would trade Halak (though I’m not too happy with the return, they kept the right goaltender). It’s just alot of people seem to be unaware of the goalie rule. The all star draft is just for fun anyways… I’d take most of these guys on my team any day.

  4. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bettman has allowed con men and paupers to buy NHL teams in the past to make sure they stay in failing markets so he doesn’t have to admit some parts of Canada might offer greater support. To hell with him.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  5. Storm Man says:

     

    1. I don’t know and don’t care as I have a life.

    2.Washington

    3. Sandpaper

    4. RJ for AK46 and a pick. ( It is unreal some on here still think Iginla is coming here… lol you need to say no to your dealer).

    5.Yawn… The steak I had at the chophouse lastnight was a 9.5 :).

     

     

     

     

     

    ” Not everyone can afford a brilliant stock advisor like storm”. TripleX 01/25/2011.20:16

  6. Dave Stubbs says:

    Start here, then click on “Next Season” to advance.

    Dave Stubbs
    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
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  7. habsgod says:

    do any of my fellow habs fan know of a site that show’s the league standings  since the lockout? please help as i’m trying to find out can’t find anything!

  8. sergio30 says:

    He was picked second to last in the draft order, but technically was picked last on Team Staal, just saying…

  9. Bugs says:

    1) Dreger

    2) Islanders

    3) Not to play the Flyers

    4) AK, Pac-Man, Weber, 1st round pick – Iginla

    5) 9.4

  10. Bugs says:

    Ricky PREPARES his material. I dare say he woulda done a better job with a “fortnight” to prepare than whatsisface did on the fly.

  11. tigress says:

    That’s how I saw it – he wasn’t chosen last, he was chosen before Hiller was (and Hiller’s no slouch!)

  12. tigress says:

    Ricky would be AWESOME but Brits know squat about hockey…still, it would be entertaining!

    Maybe they should have put the last 2 names in a hat and left it to chance.

  13. observer says:

    what does the winning team get? and what does losing team get? nfl pro bowl tomorrow – winning team gets double what losing team player gets. last year winning player’s got $45,000 losing $22,500 and many players still dont want to go there as they would be playing for less tan they usually make per game.     —   —  http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/10540742

  14. habsfan321 says:

    Not to start a 1500 comment controversy, but you do realize that each team had to pick it’s 3 goalies before the end of the 10th round?  http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=550271

    So effectively, Price was picked second to last… Ahead of Jonas Hiller though, so that’s a positive, right?

  15. joeybarrie says:

    You make a good point. But its a tall order, and I can think of many many places to start. For instance…. ASG will be 10 times better than 90% of the reality TV out there right now. And reality TV pretty much covers about 50% of whats on…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  16. J_P says:

    Even better idea, but the NHL can’t force that. 

  17. HabFanSince72 says:

    Chris Philips is awful. Dead last in the league in +/- amond D-men. In the last Habs-Sens game he was just atrocious.

  18. HabFanSince72 says:

    1. What would you rather have done to you: your hair set on fire and you only have a brick to put it out, or have one of those Nile river parasites swim up your todger?

    2. I want to face the Isles. In the draft lottery.

    3. A puck moving defenceman.

    4. Anyone but Price, PK and MaxPac.

    5. I saw 7 seconds of it and I give it an 11.

  19. J_P says:

    1.  The panel was actually really stupid, and Pierre Mcguire was just plain creepy in the way he was analyzing the all-star teams.  The most disappointing thing from last night’s fantasy draft was the realization that hockey players actually are really dry.  There was barely any joking around. 

    2.  Philly.  Lets just get it over with right away.  If we can beat them, it should be smooth sailing from there on out. 

    3.  Defensive defensemen (chris phillips, Roby Regher type)

    4.  Zero.  I dont see what big impact player would be available at the deadline that we could manage under our cap, and that would beneficial for the organization moving forward, without sending a cammy, gionta or gomez back the other way.  Getting, let’ say, Jerome Iginla would be crippling to this franchise considering his $7 million cap hit for another two years after this one. 

    5. I did watch pretty much the entire thing (mostly because i wanted to see kessel go last), and there were a couple of funny moments, so 10 is a bit of a stretch.  I’ll go with 7.

  20. HabFanSince72 says:

    What I cannot understand is all the HATE the ASG seems to be getting. Don’t like it. Honestly just don’t watch it. Why is it such a bad thing.

    Hate is a strong word, but there is nothing wrong with wanting the world to be a little less lame.

  21. Jonson says:

    ive said it before (just lastnight) but ill say it again…..RJ UMBERGER IS THE ANSWER.  If we were to face the flyers  there would be no better player to have on this team. He terrorized montreal last time he played against in the playoffs. Im sure he would be even more motivated to terrorize the Flyers.

    PG….. make it happen, i promise you will thank me.

    i accept cash.

  22. ABHabsfan says:

    1. 40 players sitting around, completely un-interested, was pathetic to watch. I like Shanahan’s format, I just think it needed to be shown the way it was.

    2. Gotta be the Bruins.

    3. A reliable, shut-down d-man. Help on defense would free-up the scorers to do their thing and the offense will take care of itself. Chris Philips possibly, or Brent Burns if Minn falters.

    4. Picard is expendable IMO. Moen is not doing much and White can fill his skates quite easily. Depending on the quality on the return, I would move Spatch as well, though he was good in last year’s play-off. He has another year on his contract that could be an anchor next year.

    5. 10. Borrrr-ing. Some trades by the no-personality captains could have provided a little more interest. It was only 6 hrs? it seemed longer.

  23. observer says:

    Bettman after deciding that new fans will be attracted to his schoolyard/playground pickup game style game was thinking about having as the uniforms – shirts vs. skins. But quickly reminded himself in that case the NHL would have only half the new uniforms to sell at NHL shop so he discarded that part of his great new format Lidstrom vs. Stahl.

  24. Number31 says:

    I find it hilarious that Price and PK end up on the same team (sort of). Can’t get rid of each other! Hope one of them has a flip-cam or something.

  25. observer says:

    exactly! and in the usa where bettman wants viewers this game is only on versus that few people have and those people like here have a couple hundred channels they can look at.

  26. observer says:

    It is bad enough these all-star games like Fisher says are basically useless but I think it goes back to farther than 1972. I went to the very first one of the East vs. West format back in 1969 at the Forum here – ended in a 3-3 tie. But at least as boring and meaningless the game was fans there or at home on TV could possibly cheer for the conference their favorite team was in and if I recall there were reps of every team of the 12 in the league. But now, which fan or even viewer will give a hoot about whether Team Lidstrom or Team Stahl wins and even watch? This is just another extremely stupid move by Bettman – hockey would be a far better sport had he never arrived.

    All-Star games are not for the fansd – they are for the players to make more money for themselves for a holiday. The only All-Star game that still has any meaning is the MLB All-Star game. The Pro Bowl tomorrow no less is a joke as well but not as dumb as Lidstrom vs. Stahl in a pickup game. The Canadian Football League used to have All-Star games, either East vs. West or the previous year’s Grey Cup champion against the All-Stars and like the NHL played before the season started. Alouettes in the early 70s after  their Grey Cup win played the All-Stars at the Autostade the next season. But in football, they can’t blitz or will not hit the QB so like hockey where they won’t bodycheck – it is not a real game. 

     

    In baseball, the only one that there still is interest though that interest waned over the years, they remedied it somewhat by giving the winning league the homefield advantage for the World Series. But in the baseball All-Star game, the pitchers will throw as hard and fast as always, the hitters hit as hard, the runners run as fast as always.

     

    I really hope Bettman gets the worst TV ratings ever foir any All-Star game – it will look oh so good on him.

  27. habstrinifan says:

    Nothing to do during this ‘all-star’ break except contemplate the rest of the year for my HABS. I spent 5 minutes watching silliness of all star draft and plan to spend even less on the game.

    Accepting that PG needs to make a MOVE. A big forward or a big defender? Who would best help this team.

    I say add a BIG forward. I mean BIG not only in size but in personality and intensity. Someone a little similar to Claude Lemieux who can make it hard to play against us if you were the opponent and harder to play for us if you were a teammate who didnt want to step out of your comfort zone.

    I know Claude Lemieux is not a universal favourite. And if we could get a guaranteed big scorer I will of course jump at the chance. But I cant see that happening. So I will settle for a player who brings ‘life’ to our offense in a way that permeates the entire team and provides an upsurge in the enthusiam for ‘pushback’, aggressive, forechecking that makes every player on our team needing to go hard and fast or be run over.

    I dont think it will happen. Habs management is more into a ‘safe’ player than a ‘go at them’ kinda player. And so we will continue down the road of what people call inconsistent play but really is a consistently lacklustre and fearful style of play play by adding player swho fit that mold.

     

  28. HNS says:

    This weekend is a joke. What time is the Mecum Car auction on?

  29. Danno says:

    double

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  30. Danno says:

    Here’s your TV tip…

    Tonight on CPAC In Committee From the Senate of Canada. Gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Canadian Senate Committee meetings. Action starts at 7:00 pm to 1:00 a.m.

     

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  31. sam says:

    Price couldn’t have been picked last, anyway. all goalies and defencemen had to be taken by the 10th and 15th rounds, respectively. so a forward was going to be the last one. glad Pricey wasn’t picked as last goalie, though. looks like Team Staal picked Carey over Hiller. that’s at least that.

    btw, PK was conservative last night, but did you catch him looking back up towards (i believe) Carey before the rookies sat down in front of the players’ seats? :) cute.

  32. J_P says:

    Any suggestions on who that player should be? Keeping in mind of course that it has to be someone who is realistically available.    

  33. SmartDog says:

    FIVE QUESTIONS:

    1. What’s more pathetic – Darren Dreger hosting a panel, or watching fourty of the most skilled hockey players in the world take part in the lamest game show ever?

    2. If we make the playoffs, which team would you most like to face in the first round?

    3. A repeat question (but it’s a set-up to #3), what do Habs most need to make a playoff run (or a run for the playoffs)?

    4. If PG makes a ‘big’ move like many suggest we need, what asset package would you be comfortable giving away?  You have to give to get… so… what or who?

    5. On a scale of 1-10 how much did the “draft” suck.  If you didn’t see it, just say 10.  Yeah, I’m biased, but I want that six hours of my life back.

    —-

    “It bothers me…there are old coaches in the league today that don’t know how to deal with these young personalities.” – Mike Peca on JM handling of PKS

  34. joeybarrie says:

    Don’t get me wrong. I will most likely watch Price’s period in the ASG tomorrow and thats it. Who wins? Who cares…? Its beyond me why this is of any interest at all. HOWEVER,

    What I cannot understand is all the HATE the ASG seems to be getting. Don’t like it. Honestly just don’t watch it. Why is it such a bad thing. The teams get together and play a charity like game in front of business men and women. No real huge NHL fans really. I mean some, yeah, but not much. Its a gimmick. But then again so are the 7000 Ovechkin and Boudreau commercials I see here in Washington DC. It seems like the two are pettling everything from carpet cleaners to photocopiers. Although I admit I liked the line from the Mercedes one that Boudreau asked for a BIG Cup holder… Sorry Brucey, Mercedes aren’t made in Montreal….

    To me it gives most of the league almost a full week off and showcases some talent and hype on a ASG weekend. Like a vacation for me. I don’t watch the NFL All star game, and I cannot fathom how anyone does. But every year, it’s there (i think).

    I mean, Sedin vs Sedin. GENIUS…. NO useless, but still. No reason to say its a waste. It’s sold out. People will watch, and Bettman will count his money. Then we are back to regular hockey.

    In the end for me its a well deserved break for the players who are not involved, and for the ones who are…I hope they have patience. So why all the hate for a gimmick. To me ignore it and watch Pricey or simply put in a movie, and pretend we have a longer layover…..

    THAT BEING SAID, I AM DYING FOR MY GAME VS THE CAPS TUESDAY WHERE I HAVE TIX RIGHT BEHIND THE HABS BENCH ON THE GLASS. SO ALL OF YOU WATCHING, CHECK OUT THE HANDSOME GUY IN THE HABS HOME JERSEY, SITTING NEXT TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE IN THE 1944 HABS HOME SWEATER (I say sweater cause its the jersey made of thick wool) SEATS ARE 3rd AND 4th OVER FROM THE RIGHT.

    Can’t figure out who I am, I will be the one sticking my lips through the glass panes trying to convince Muller to stay in Montreal. My wife will be the one hoping Auld gets the start so she can give Price her phone number….

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  35. punkster says:

    1. Saw 3 minutes of it. Couldn’t care less. Pass.

    2. Philly. Let’s face them when we’re fresh and put the bull**** to rest. Win or lose it’ll be a fair fight with no excuses on either side.

    3. For a run, another young, responsible D with NHL experience.

    4. No “big”moves where we lose valuable futures, PLEASE! 

    5. Pass

    ***Subbang!!!***

  36. J_P says:

    You know what might actually make the all-star game a little bit more interesting? Something as simple as every player on the winning teams gets like $20K from corporate sponsors of the event to donate to a charity of their choice. 

    It should definitely amp up the intensity of the game. 

  37. observer says:

    Re: “Saw 3 minutes of it. Couldn’t care less. Pass.”    – That’s 3 more minutes than I watched.

  38. observer says:

    You say “don’t watch it’        – THEY WON’T! The ratings especially in the USA will be a joke. Poker games, outdoor life, bowling, porn well porn always has huge ratings so forget that one, cooking shows, msnbc, etc. will all  out rate them.

  39. observer says:

    Better still $10,000 donation to a charity must be paid out of each player’s own pocket on the losing team

  40. observer says:

    5- It was NOT adraft. Bettman called it a draft so all the media swallowed it. It was a schoolyard/playground pickup game that you used when you were 12 years old. Did you call it a DRAFT then when 2 guys picked teams?

  41. joeybarrie says:

    1. tie.

    2. Washington. Beating them twice will VASTLY improve my quality of life.

    3. Another top 2 line forward like Iginla. Someone with some size and who can score by himself if need be. I would like Gagne from Tampa.

    4. If the move is indeed BIG. Like Iginla, or Spezza… Something along these lines. Then I would be comfortable giving away any of our young fringe players… Pyatt, White, Weber, Picard. Anyone from Hamilton right now. AK, and any picks for next year, and maybe even a 2nd or 3rd round for next season. But there are two things here. It would have to be someone BIG and KEY. I think Iggy has 5 years of quality hockey left, and he will fit nicely in here giving us what we need right away. But I wouldn’t accept anything less than average 80 points a season and max age is Iggy’s. 

    5. 10. Wait, it was 6 hours? wow, what a collosal waste of time.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  42. J_P says:

    That’s a great call!  Exactly the type of player the habs could use. 

    We probably wouldn’t have to give up a lot to get him, and he’s only got 1 year left at 3.75 million after this season.

     

  43. Bugs says:

    The three or four “chuckling” moments in the draft didn’t make up for the overall lameness of it. So much lack of wit or nuance or any sense of surprise gets REALLY, really boring after awhile.

    The last host I saw in acton was Ricky Gervais so lemme just say that whatsisface from TSN was decidedly underwhelming; stammering his “bon mots” all night long and vainly trying to get players to cooperate with him, it was slightly embarrassing and not funny, yay.

    And the car, oh my gosh, I thought it was gonna be or Beetle or something, a Kia, something HE would never drive himself, a little joke at his expense even though he coulda still passed it on to a friend or family member, EVEN THOUGH, the donations in his name were good enough, imo. But a 2011 friggin Honda?! C’mon.

    So TERRIFIED is the League to ruffle any egos, I mean…oh my gosh, that was pathetic, a gorgeous friggin car. Paul Stastny is goin “Uhh, hold on…if he gets a…shouldn’t I get…?” What about Cam Ward? He was picked FIRST; what does HE get?

    “Oh, you see, it’s because the leafer was last and we don’t wanna hurt anybody’s feelings even though, it was obvious to us there could be no other culminating result and a new car is gonna make everything alright for that millionaire and avoid him resigning from the NHL or worse, committing suicide.”

    Hey, next year? Chuck the sticks in the middle. No one’s picked last.

    And get Ricky Gervais, ferpetessakes, cuz…DAMN, that was awful.

  44. J_P says:

    What i was saying is that I liked your idea of the losing team having to make the donation to the winning teams players charities, but the NHL can’t force the losing team players to make a donation.  That’s why i said the corporate sponsors should give every player on the winning team like $20K to donate to a charity of their choice. 

    The NFL gives the winning and losing teams players money? That’s just dumb.  At least if the players are forced to give that money to charity they would look like real Douche’s if they didnt show up for a charity hockey game, and would be more likely to show up. 

  45. tigress says:

    I’ll be watching SAG. That’s not a mistake – the Screen Actors Guild awards are on. For some people it’s ASG, for others, it’s SAG.

  46. J_P says:

    you cant always go by the stats.  He is a playing in an absymal situation with a team that’s going nowhere.  A trade could be just what the doctor ordered for him.  He can probably be had for cheap on top of it. 

  47. Ian Cobb says:

    Typical Toronto production, grade 6 students could make a much better show. I only wish Toronto would stop embarressing the rest of the country with such substandard productions.

    Both CBC Toronto and TSN should take media courses and lessons from Montreal, Vancouver or even Point O Pik. Very poor Mickey Mouse show last night.!

  48. 24 Cups says:

    Sorry, but there’s not a chance in hell that Columbus would trade Umberger.  He’s 28, is their best LW and has a decent cap hit.  He’ll probably get an extension once he becomes eligible next year.

  49. Jonson says:

    sorry i dont agree, i really dont see umberger signing on for anymore years in columbus. i think if any team makes the right offer they will let him go.

  50. Ian Cobb says:

    When was Halak picked last night.?

  51. Habnofear says:

    Could use Sugar Sammy?

  52. Ian Cobb says:

    OHL News Flash.- 

    Malcolm Subban, Belleville Bulls 16 year old hot goal tender, is becoming quite a celebrity. Thousands of fans turned out to get an autograph at the Ontario Sears Warehouse facilities.

    Not only is he going to be an NHL prospect, he has even more of an magnetic personality than his famous big brother.

  53. ZepFan2 says:

    Bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…

    ———————————————————————— “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.” ~Serge Savard~

  54. punkster says:

    Wish I owned NHL 11. Wish I owned any video games. Wish Gretzky would come back, we could get him for practically nothing.

    ***Subbang!!!***

  55. Habnofear says:

    Ian my friend ….what’s with the Halak slag? It was Halak that helped show Price how too play the game and look at Carey now,he’s a much better goalie ! Sit ….watch ….learn………….

  56. SeriousFan09 says:

    Something about hockey familes whose last names start with S. Statsnys, Sutters, Sedins, Staals… could be the Subbans are the next hockey family to make their mark on the game.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  57. mrhabby says:

    while bettman is not perfect he has grown the value of NHL franchises over the last 10 years in an excellent economy for the most part and the game is growing in most places.  last time i looked the Canadiens were sold for almost 600m that is an astounding amount of money. fact of the matter is there is only 1-2 cities left in canada who may be able to support a team. iam not convinced winnipeg is one of them.

  58. Storm Man says:

    I’m sure that hurt his feelings.

     

    ” Not everyone can afford a brilliant stock advisor like storm”. TripleX 01/25/2011.20:16

  59. habstrinifan says:

    Iginla! If I were PG I would be doing all sorts of scenarios to get this guy. I think he is available and I think a team can land him with the right prospects. Calgary needs prospects.

    I would give up a first round readily along with prospects.

     

  60. habstrinifan says:

    I really disagree with you re Iginla. If we were lucky to get Iginla I think it would be a rejuvenation of Cam, a reduction in the status of Gomez/Gionta and a wow factor for all the young prospects. I have said before Iginla will love Montreal and Montreal will love Iginla. Get Iginla and the HABS will return to RESPECT. But please if we get Iginla.. someone sit down and have a chat with JM and open up his mind. No use getting Iginla and JM treating him as the Sutters have.

  61. habstrinifan says:

    1. Equal level of lameness.

    2. Philadelphia.. scale the highest mountain first and we win the cup. It’s a no lose situation. LOSE and we get rid of many many… do i have to spell it out. Win and it would mean PG/JM added something or changed something… HOPE will be high.

    3. Add a big high intensity forward and bring up someone who can ‘fight’ and play him.

    4. AK46/Weber or Picard/White/Pouliot in that order.

    5 10.


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  1. thebigguy says:

    Likewise, I’ve had to sign what amount to morality clauses for some of the gigs I’ve had. I may not always agree with it, but it’s understandable.

  2. HUDSONHAB says:

    OH PLEASE, OH PLEASE.

     

    ….Hab4life….

  3. OneTimer says:

    I’ll still take Pavelski any day though

  4. SeriousFan09 says:

    Don’t get me started on sport hunting, you eat what you hunt that’s fine with me but those yahoos who hunt for no other reason than to kill something… I take issue with anyone who kills for ego. It’s why I take an issue with Boxing/UFC and the like, don’t like the promotion of people just fighting for themselves.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  5. avatar_58 says:

    What’s the deal with angry coaches doing this in public? It never helps, keep that behind closed doors.

  6. joeybarrie says:

    Actually if you look up the definition of Blood sport then it actually has to do with any sport that invokes violence against animals…..

    Which brings up a great point…. What about HUNTING, or FISHING???? Needlessly killing an animal for sport seems much much more brutish than boxing to me… Should be illegal for police officers to hunt…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  7. SPATS says:

    So I had Knuckles install a pool the other day… he was dragging his ass so I helped him clean up then I went inside to wash my hands… When I came back out, Knuckles said, “Hey Champ, now that you’re all washed up, why don’t you put on your trunks and take a dive… I said “pardon?” …. right cross, stiff upper cut and he’s eatin the concrete… howz that Knuckles… (u can fill in the rest) Priceless

  8. joeybarrie says:

    The explanation of your argument is excellent, however I disagree with the actual argument. A UFC fight is a challenge. Not a far cry from Hockey, Football, or any other high contact sport. I understand the TV part of it, but i just don’t see how they can see a guy get into a fair fight come out with a winner, and have no bad blood between them. By the way have you seen the reality show starring Steven Segal?

    I know what you mean by the Police having issues, but I think it is unfair. They are there to uphold the LAW. But the same laws do not apply to them to express their freedom. Just because its on TV… What if they wanted to be in the army reserves?

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  9. joeybarrie says:

    OK, this is a good argument, even though I disagree with the basis, but I know its not YOUR rule. Of course there is a difference between you doing a beerbong hit and a family portrait at dinner with wine in your glass… Or a pic of your first toast at your wedding…

    I just think its ridiculous, given the training that they take. Not very different from the training for a fight. They have to fight each other in the academy and do basically everything they do to a certain degree in an UFC fight.

    Besides there are many things that are illegal with drinking, nothing illegal about a sanctioned UFC event.

    But I do like your argument…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  10. SeriousFan09 says:

    Actually I’ve been getting lessons from ex police officers for the last 3 semesters and a lot of what I’ve been getting is perception matters a lot and police services must be very conscious of image and public relations because of reputation and issues with the community beforehand.

    The police I don’t think (and I don’t think they should) want their officers to be on TV, fighting for money. It doesn’t create a good image for a service where force should be the last resort they use. Police have way too many issues already with YouTube catching their dirty laundry, they don’t need their guys in primetime looking they really look forward to a fight.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  11. joeybarrie says:

    i told a buddy of mine who picked Thornton first that it was a mistake. You got to go with a guy who can score goals first, then get the points. Goals are worth more… So he said don’t worry ‘I have Marleau’….  Its my favorite joke to say whenever he says anything to me now…

    He is in 2nd to last place… I took Stamkos and Semin and Thomas… Cammi late cause no one in my pool knows him. Im in FIRST BY ALOT…

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  12. Bill says:

    Some jobs have different standards. I’m a teacher, believe me, there are plenty of legal things I can’t do. I could get in trouble just for someone posting pictures of me drinking online, believe it or not. Cops have to maintain an image too.

  13. thebigguy says:

    Canadians, largely due to better living conditions for our working class, don’t have that same level of mistrust that you see within the US.

  14. SeriousFan09 says:

    Two people step into an arena with the sole purpose of inflicting harm on each other, fits the definition I find.

     

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  15. joeybarrie says:

    Well, I hope they don’t come out and say that publicly, cause that would be grounds for wrongful dismissal. A nickname is not on his drivers license. If you call a fellow officer a bad name and the name sticks, do they get fired too?

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  16. joeybarrie says:

    Do you know any cops?????

    Maybe its here in the USA, but both my brothers are cops, and my wife works for the police department. The image is already there…

    I think because he competes in an organized and sanctioned event it is not only an good thing, but an opportunity. The sport is sanctioned and I do not see how they can say he cant compete. Just like boxing. Alot of these guys are on special forces in military or police departments. Having a mixed martial artist is a good thing. I think its just the mainstream ideology of the sport that makes it unacceptable.

    To me if its legal, why can’t you do it? That being said I do not believe it is a bloodsport. I think hockey is much more dangerous. MANY police officers compete in martial arts and other competitions. To me Boxing,  Kick Boxing and UFC is no different from Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse or Hurling.

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  17. DearyLeary says:

    Don’t worry, if there’s a team out there that can bring him down to earth, it’s the Canadiens.

  18. DearyLeary says:

    Bloodsport?  Seriously?

  19. RJB says:

    Same! Got Marleau late and Pavelski later, everyone was talking about how i stole those two…ugh I regret it now.

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    – Bilbo Baggins

  20. Graves says:

    I snagged Marleau with a late pick in my fantasy pool and I thought I had a steal – been trying to pawn him off on someone ever since.

  21. C3P1 says:

    that dude is goig to be legit

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