kerrgte - (george k)Member since June 13, 2011
Habs fan since: 1970
Favorite current player: brian gionta - smartest player
All-time favorite player: serge savard - so solid
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-25 13:17:43)
no, that would be shallow show business. The players will decide whenever the time is right for the team.
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-25 13:14:35)
simple - he's bound by contracts for them both. Prust is beyond his useful days, and every GM in the league knows it. He can't and never could score, and he's now an easily injured player who can't assume the role of anything more than attitude. Moen is also in the same boat. Remember - it's a business bound by the law of contracts
- Comment on Cournoyer speaks about vacant Habs captaincy (2014-08-25 13:03:06)
Yvan C was one of the most electrifying players of his time in the NHL. He was the "Roadrunner" because he was the fastest. and no one could skate with him. His comments on the capataincy are simply saying let the players decide whenever they feel it's of importance. Have you noticed how mgt hasn't said a word? Fans like us are not in the picture, and we have no real and tangible insights. Simply, let the players decide. I simply have no time for the silly bs that's purveyed from people who live behind a bloody pc screen What's of importance in what Yvan said is that teams are not what they once were. We have bloody free agency, the cap, and business school management thruout the league. (FEARLESS FORECAST - WATCH CHICAGO AND PITTS DECLINE AS THEY PAY THEIR STARS TOO MUCH). So, that tells us something. Teams will come and go - including les Canadiens. Why? Because it's a business first and a passion second. cheers
- Comment on Stubbs is all wet (don’t say it) for ALS research (2014-08-24 16:05:41)
Life is so hard for so many people. Canadians should count their blessings. For me, if we had stayed in England, the poor north of England. I'd not have had half the chances I was given here. So many I knew in England just didn't get the chances. I'd have been out of school at 16 and doing some meaningless job I think. No money and certainly no gov't help in the thatcher times. Here I got no parental help but did get osap and struggled to live and get an MBA. i did ok and my sons are both doctors - I can ask nothing more of life. Now I'm retired. Today, I was sailing my boat on Georgian Bay. There is no time to think about what might have been. just manage the beast. Always lots of time to consider the gifts I had and have. What a great day ... This season I'm forecasting our team will do very well. I'm expecting MB to again spectacularly deliver a sniper at the critical time. cheers Aren't we lucky living here.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 12:44:41)
Yes, he's a franchise player. We also want him to be under contract for a long time and, especially, thru his prime playing years. We also want Mtl to continue to have a flexible cap structure to optimize the product that is put on the ice. Simply take a look at some of the highly skewed teams such as Chi, Pitts, and others. Having 1 or 2 highly priced players isn't the long term formula for success. george k
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 12:33:56)
Over the past few days there've been several insightful articles posted re: the arbitration process and the tactics of Meehan. Mtl is very fortunate in having a top, tough GM to protect the interests of the club, as well as provide PK with a generous salary under the terms of the CBA's arbitration process. In a few months after the media who want to hand the keys to the franchise to PK have had a chance to reflect, we'll be happy campers.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 12:25:55)
It would have been so easy to satisy PK's fans by taking the easy way out and handing him the keys to the frandhise. There've been several articles dealing with the rules of the arbitration process, and Don Meehan's tactics. In my review of these, I am grateful that Montreal has a competent and tough GM to handle this contract. I expect that PK will be signed at a generous salary, he will be a happy camper, and Montreal's cap structure will continue to improve.
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 12:17:17)
There've been several insightful articles posted on this site in the last few days about the arbitration process, and the Don Meehan, Sportsnet agency's tactics in another. My takeaway was that MB is taking a smart business approach given the rules of the arbitration process and the tactics that are typical of the Don Meehan Sportsnet business. My takeaway from the articles is that the Habs are very fortunate in having a top GM at the helm who wont cave in to public pressure, thus ensuring a healthy financial future for the club. cheers george k
- Comment on Habs’ Subban expects arbitrator to decide on his contract (2014-08-02 12:10:00)
actually, the agent only cares about his client... and, of course, his enormous commission. there've been several insightful articles posted on this site in the last few days about the arbitration process, and the Don Meehan, Sportsnet agency's tactics in another. The Habs are very fortunate in having a top GM at the helm who wont cave in to public pressure, thus ensuring a healthy financial future for the club. cheers george k
- Comment on Subban, Habs submit salary figures; Lacroix new assistant coach (2014-07-31 06:55:35)
... another excellent article explaining how things work. thanks