Arnou RuelleMember since July 8, 2013
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- Comment on Habs will play eight preseason games in 13 days; Kovalev criticizes Subban (2014-08-19 20:27:35)
Kovalev can say whatever he wants since Canada’s a free country. However, if Subban does take this team to the Stanley Cup final and possibly win it, I don’t think former #14 will say something else. We all know Subban. He’s been through rough times and like Carey Price, he battled adversity. I just hope this year will be the end of all detractors of our team
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 17:16:49)
I think the Habs right now are dealing with the other "C" issue. I count possibly more than 4-5 centres that will play in the lineup. MT will have to do some 'line combos' again.
- Comment on Markov as next Habs captain? (2014-08-18 17:09:56)
“Who do you think should be the next captain of the Canadiens?” - This has been a revolving door question for quite some time now and I think we should not even try to answer this. We already know (obviously) that the nomination will ‘only’ boil down to two or three candidates. It’s either Andrei Markov, PK Subban, or Tomas Plekanec (if he stays long enough...). Need another argument? Nope. Maybe we should stop wasting our time with this question and move on. Maybe lets ask how our Habs are going to play this season to make it to the playoffs. What do you say guys?
- Comment on New Hab Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start (2014-08-11 14:09:00)
Article I: http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Jack+Todd+tale+three+owners+Montreal/10106630/story.html Article II: http://www.rds.ca/hockey/canadiens/une-d%C3%A9cision-du-propri%C3%A9taire-1.1331114 I think that the events that took place during PK Subban’s contract negotiation will be a subject of mystery and speculation, now that reports are coming that it was Molson’s decision to give #76 the contract he’s been asking and not MB. To sum it all up, Molson listen to his 'gut feeling' and not with the repercussions of this deal. MB is concerned about the cap space and the feasibility of adding players in the lineup at a modest price. However, the argument over what happened here is this: Marc Bergevin is the GM of the Montreal Canadiens and NOT the hockey team owner, plain and simple.
- Comment on New Hab Parenteau can’t wait for training camp to start (2014-08-09 20:47:34)
Aside from the ipetitions campaign to have Habs games here in western quebec (http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/no-habs-blackout-rds), can Canadian NHL fans do a similar case by filing lawsuits against the NHL regarding the monopoly of broadcasting games through their own feed?
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 21:00:36)
I believe its also us the fans that made this deal done. If both english and french media have not made this "hype" blow out of proportion, Mr. Molson may have not say yes to #76 at all. Or, maybe a vote was casted during this process after the arbitration hearing. Who knows? However, I agree with the fact that why did it took so long and came this far to make this deal done? There should have been no arbitration hearing at all.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 20:57:23)
Mr. Molson was involved I believe on the entire process. However, judging on this deal, I guess the owner was given the full go ahead to make a decision. Maybe Bergevin was hesitant but that did not swayed Geoff Molson to say No to Subban. I a lot of ways, this is an intervention and a disagreement between both GM and Owner.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 20:46:09)
I don’t know if this is a good question to ask, but what do you guys think about Marc Bergevin right now and what is running in his mind? Is MB asking himself, “was I hired by the owner to right this ship or am I just too stupid to realize that I should’ve said yes on a Subban extension?” I’m speculating that at this moment, Bergevin is not happy with this. I feels as if its deja vu again going back with his days as assistant GM with the Blackhawks. What may end up here is going to be a possible battle between two sides: the Molson camp and the Bergevin camp. I’m starting to think that the Montreal Canadiens mgmt. might end up like Chicago Blackhawks split into two.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 19:08:42)
Subban seems to have pulled out his ace card by talking to Geoff Molson regarding this negotiation. Pat Hickey made it clear what ‘may’ have occurred during those tense moments between #76 and MB. Molson is now the determining factor with this process on trying to avoid arbitration. In other words, Molson is the one who made a gamble to sign PK Subban on a long term contract.
- Comment on (AUDIO) Subban signs eight-year deal with Habs averaging $9 million a season (2014-08-02 18:58:00)
looks like it. Molson has Bergy's neck on a leash.