Max_a_million - (Mark Houle)Member since August 26, 2009
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Subbang!
All-time favorite player: Guy Lafleur and Patrick Roy
- Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 15:28:38)
That leaves us 11.6 million for one necessary signing. You would have to think MB is waiting to use his flexibility to pounce on an opportunity when it arises. Maybe not until trade deadline.
- Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 15:25:58)
We only have 5. Teams with less than 4 disintegrate. We don't have the glut many think we have. We don't have tradable excess.
- Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 15:24:22)
For is RFA years, which he has less control over. He sold two of his UFA years too. they are worth more.
- Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 15:23:26)
Hmmm .... So I guess Eller wasn't insulted by the 1.65M offer. So many people had him storming off. Crazy, he didn't go to arbitration either just like no one goes to arbitration. Everyone should be up in arms now. Marc Bergevin decided that Eller and Desharnais are worth the exact same money and term. Uggghhh that makes him equal. Let's see how everyone hates that.
- Comment on Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois (2014-07-24 15:05:29)
To: Un Canadien errant jerome iginila's bonus last year was characterized by the Boston media as 'can he show up and put on a pair of skates bonus'.
- Comment on Habs, Eller far apart heading into salary arbitration (2014-07-23 16:26:08)
You overpay for crap at the free agency period. Almost all of the best players on not ever available.
- Comment on Habs, Eller far apart heading into salary arbitration (2014-07-23 16:15:13)
Why are people trying to give away our cap space as gift to Eller? Regardless of how good or not good he is. Business is business. Do you go to the baker and say $4 isn't enough for that loaf of bread I am giving you $7??? This is called being a good steward of limited resources. Saving every penny you can allows us to have the best lineup we can and maximum flexibility. Is it a pride issue that he needs to make more than DD. Suck it up, this is business and everyone knows that. Except Josh Gorges perhaps. Here's something: I like Josh Gorges, but I think if he was handling the puck more he would have less blocked shots and be more effective. A blocked shot means the other team has the puck. PK will never lead the league in blocked shots. Neither did Larry Robinson.
- Comment on Habs, Eller far apart heading into salary arbitration (2014-07-23 16:00:43)
Yes sorry, sometimes in this room you get the oddest responses. You have been one of the sane one's today. Yikes. It's a negotiation. We would string MB up by his heels over the bell centre if he screwed up our cap giving gifts to players because he liked them. Gone are the days when the Canadiens have to overpay! Be happy about it.
- Comment on Habs, Eller far apart heading into salary arbitration (2014-07-23 15:58:26)
2013 - Free agent centres; again the players and teams were not notified that the top centres go to free agency ALL of the time. Don't let facts get in the way of a good argument Patrik Elias Re-signed with the Devils. 3 years, $16 million Mike Ribeiro Signed with the Coyotes. 4 years, $22 million Tim Connolly Andy McDonald Retired Nik Antropov Derek Roy Signed with the Blues. 1 year, $4 million Saku Koivu Re-signed with the Ducks. 1 year, $2.5 million Roman Cervenka Signed in KHL Matthew Lombardi Matt Cullen Signed with the Predators. 2 years, $7 million Dainius Zubrus Re-signed with the Devils. 3 years, $9.3 million Stephen Weiss Signed with Red Wings . 5 years, $24.5 million Manny Malhotra Michal Handzus Re-signed with the Blackhawks. 1 year, $1 million Kyle Wellwood Mike Santorelli Signed with the Canucks. 1 year, $550,000 Tyler Bozak Re-signed with the Leafs. 5 years, $21 million Marty Reasoner Boyd Gordon Signed with the Oilers. 3 years, $9 million Jochen Hecht David Steckel Maxim Lapierre Signed with the Blues. 2 years, $2.2 million. Jerred Smithson Peter Regin Signed with the Islanders. 1 year, $750,000 Jarod Palmer Tim Brent Chris VandeVelde Scott Nichol Retired Scott Gomez Andre Deveaux
- Comment on Habs, Eller far apart heading into salary arbitration (2014-07-23 15:52:15)
Here is the list of top centres that went to free agency: There are so many large superstar player names on the board I am a tad dizzy. Apparently I have never watched a hockey game because ALL centres go to free agency. Apparently the NHL is also unaware of this rule. Stastny, Paul $28M 4 $7M Bolland, Dave $27.5M 5 $5.5M Grabovski, Mikhail $20M 4 $5M Perreault, Mathieu $9M 3 $3M Legwand, David $6M 2 $3M Boyle, Brian $6M 3 $2M Ott, Steve $5.2M 2 $2.6M McCormick, Cody $4.5M 3 $1.5M MacKenzie, Derek $3.9M 3 $1.3M Vitale, Joe $3.3M 3 $1.1M Moore, Dominic $3M 2 $1.5M Fiddler, Vernon $2.5M 2 $1.25M Jokinen, Olli $2.5M 1 $2.5M Richards, Brad $2M 1 $2M Winchester, Jesse $1.8M 2 $900K Santorelli, Mike $1.5M 1 $1.5M Goc, Marcel $1.2M 1 $1.2M Tarnasky, Nick $1.15M 2 $575K Ribeiro, Mike $1.005M 1 $1.005M Roy, Derek $1M 1 $1M McClement, Jay $1M 1 $1M Malhotra, Manny $850K 1 $850K Angelidis, Mike $650K 1 $650K Regin, Peter $650K 1 $650K Street, Ben $650K 1 $650K Haley, Micheal $600K 1 $600K Holmstrom, Ben $600K 1 $600K Camper, Carter $600K 1 $600K Jones, Blair $600K 1 $600K Bolduc, Alexandre $600K 1 $600K