hendy100 - (Hendy100)Member since May 2, 2012
Habs fan since: Never
Favorite current player: Grabovski
All-time favorite player: Kordic
- Comment on Bergevin is GM; Gomez unaware of a buyout (2012-05-03 20:03:38)
I hope I'm wrong, too. It would be nice to have both teams as powerhouses and we can ramp up the rivalry to new heights.
- Comment on Bergevin is GM; Gomez unaware of a buyout (2012-05-03 20:00:22)
The replies were never going to be pretty... I knew that. Sports teams have to sell the future and it's a time of bliss (generally) when you get a new GM. Montreal deserves the best. It totally sucks not having the Leafs and the Habs in the playoffs. It's not right. Having said that, it looks like they are going to cherry pick Rick Dudley from the Leafs. If that is the case, watch your development system shoot through the roof.
- Comment on Bergevin is GM; Gomez unaware of a buyout (2012-05-03 19:28:19)
I wouldn't want to waste my time on the merits of Brian Burke vs JFJ. JFJ has set the Leafs back at least 5-7 years. Also, he had a roster full of veterans. The Leafs are the youngest team in the league now. http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2012/04/12/finding-the-forest-in-the-trees/ Good article there on it. Would love to come to a Montreal/Leafs games in Montreal and get boo'd and yelled at in a Leafs jersey. On my "list of things to do". Montreal is a great town and a great party town.
- Comment on Bergevin is GM; Gomez unaware of a buyout (2012-05-03 19:21:30)
http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ is a better site and a better community. There are about 12-15 writers there that are top notch. Wasn't trying to flame, just saying that Toronto and Montreal are different deals entirely to any other hockey club in the league. The pressure and media interference is can be almost unbearable if things don't go well—which we've seen this season. Bergevin could be incredible as a GM—and he very well might be—but it's a big risk.
- Comment on Bergevin is GM; Gomez unaware of a buyout (2012-05-03 19:17:11)
He's working out great, actually. The organization, as a whole, has a future and a succession of great hockey minds that weren't there before. We're lucky to have him.
- Comment on Bergevin is GM; Gomez unaware of a buyout (2012-05-02 15:42:59)
I feel dirty being here, but here goes: I'm a Leaf fan and have to say Montreal deserves a better GM than this. Having had a promising up-and-coming Assistant GM from another club to come in and be a GM in either Toronto or Montreal is a disaster waiting to happen. We are still feeling the effects of John Ferguson Jr. here in Toronto. I'm not sure you can throw "anyone" in as GM in either marketplace. The knock on JFJ was that he would not listen to outside advice and made a string of terrible decisions based on ego. I wish "you" all the best with Bergevin and hope that the same problems don't arise from hiring an inexperienced GM in a tough marketplace. When things go badly, it's a hard, hard place to be in for a GM in Toronto or Montreal. Having Savard around as an advisor might be the best part of this hiring.