joeybarrie - (Joseph Barrie)Member since December 13, 2007
Habs fan since: 1976
Favorite current player: Carey Price
All-time favorite player: Mats Naslund
- Comment on New Hab Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start (2014-08-09 14:06:09)
Alex Ovechkin being captain when he barely could speak English. Taking over for Chris Clark. While I understand saving Clark's caphit at the time. I just wonder how much was affected when they decided to make him the Captain and face of the franchise. I feel if they let him just score goals, it would have been better.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-04 11:16:25)
I dont think Molson called and said sign PK. I think MB and Molson have already discussed their strategy and are in decent contact. I think Molson is smart enough to let MB do his job. I actually think we were trying to go with 8-8.5 million over 6-8 years and after arbitration MB thought about it and both sides decided the negative nonsense was enough and to meet in the middle. I truly believe seeing the faces as they came out of arbitration both MB and PK realized something and just wanted it to be done. I think MB might have called Molson and said, this is a bad situation and i think its worth the extra .5 to 1 million per to just get it done and make everyone happy again.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-03 14:52:54)
I dont think Gallagher will become a 8 million dollar player... I hope so, but I doubt it. I think Chuckie will come very close and I certainly hope more. Beaulieu will eventually become somewhere just south of that neighborhood as well. But they wont get it for another 2-4 years. By then the Cap will have gone up yet again. We can afford it at that time.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 16:59:18)
Get rid of a 50 point player at a 3.5 million dollar cap hit?????? STUPIDITY
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 15:43:23)
So Im guessing MB wanted to stay under 9. PK was hoping for above 9. And once arbitration hit they decided to meet halfway. Happy its done. I do wish it was for 8-8.5 million. But the difference is negligible. The world is no longer ending. IS MB STILL A F-UP WHO NEEDS TO BE FIRED????????? Or is he now a hero?
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 14:11:31)
Ill tell you something for nothing.... Boston, New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago, LA, San Jose, Anaheim, etc, etc..... Wouldnt be giving PK Subban an 8.5 to 9 million dollar a year contract if it were them in our shoes. Maybe the Islanders. Maybe Florida. Maybe Columbus or Winnipeg. And seriously???? Going to arbitration is right up there with trading away a def prospect that is currently at PKs level for what we got out of Gomez???? Disillusioned is right.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 14:04:50)
Kinda frustrating to me is how we seem to think PK is one of the best defenceman in the history of hockey. He was chosen 8th out of Canadian Defenders this past season and that team handily won Gold. Chosen by a unbiased coach (NOT MICHEL THERRIEN) Steve Yzerman and Mike Babcock (who is arguably the best coach in the NHL given his tenure in Detroit) Both did not feel Subban was ready to be an integral part of the team. Yet we seem to think he deserve to be paid more than any one Montreal Canadien in history as well as any other defender in the league currently. I think he is a great player. But is he more than twice as good at D as MaxPac is at forward? Is he a better defenceman than Gokd winning goalie Carey Price? I think we have imagined his best possible season and are willing to pay him on that. I love PK. I desperately want him on our team long term. But I can't help but feel thru all this that the expectations on his salary seem to be very high.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 13:51:24)
Dumping Desharnais makes no sense to me. 3.5 million for a player who had over 50 points for us last season. More than Jeff Carter in LA More than Brad Richards. 3.5 million for a 50 point producer. Thats great.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 11:37:29)
How many things wrong with this post??? First Larry Robinson was looking for an assistant coaches position. And even if it was coach, he would have to be coaching a successful team in order to qualify that comment. As for MB screwing up, I must say that is absolutely wrong. He has done a great job here since he arrived. Wasn't he just nominated for GM of the year??? I guess the professionals who jodge that disagree with you slightly.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 11:00:55)
Great article by Stu. Great stuff from you and others in this story. Seeing that picture is great and tough at the same time. I had the same type of meningitis Tim Bozon had when I was a bit younger than he is. Its astonishing what humans can endure. Its also astonishing what human actions can do as well. I was in the hospital for a long time, and there was this very pretty girl who would come around and play cards with me. She was volunteering at the children's hospital. Obviously I was in love with her. It was a great memory out of something terrible. Its really nice that Alex will have a great memory as well out of all this. Its really nice what we all have created here. It shows us what we are doing and that our feelings for The Canadiens, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and our fellow people go beyond the game. There is a guy I play soccer with (here in washington DC) who always says to me when I describe how OUR team did the night before. He always asks me where I was, cause he didnt see me on the ice.... Alluding that I say WE but am not on the team. I always tell him the same thing. I say you say that because you have never been to Montreal. You have never been to a Canadiens game. You have never been inside the Bell Center. Take a look for yourself, and experience the city and the game in our city and you will understand. Itll change how you see the things you love in your life.... Just look at all the craziness about PKs contract. Look at all the passion. Go Habs Go Go PK Go and most of all GO ALEX GO. (where can I get a pair of those awesome Habs PJs???)