Chuck V. - (Chuck)Member since November 10, 2007
Habs fan since: Birth
Favorite current player: Alex Kovalev
All-time favorite player: Patrick Roy
- Comment on How’s the weather up there? (2008-02-29 21:30:46)
From Darren Dreger: "In the meantime, Toronto's search committee will continue probing the business and hockey community for details on other potential targets; among the most interesting, Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey." Are you serious Dreger? That's even dumber than the Koivu for Jokinen rumour!
- Comment on Noise/Bruit: Youth movement pushes vets aside (2008-02-29 11:27:42)
that's just a saying that means he picks who he thinks are the top 20 players that will help the team the most at that time. it's challenging the guys in the press box and regardless they're vets so they can handle it. it's just a coaching mantra man, no need to write a novel about it
- Comment on Noise/Bruit: Youth movement pushes vets aside (2008-02-29 09:49:26)
I don't necessarily think that Bob underestimated the youth, as he's only signed Smo and Breezer to one year deals and Kostopoulos to a 2 year contract. Remember, these guys were playing pretty regularly this season until the youth got up to speed. I think that Gainey and Carbo's plan all along has been to slowly integrate the youth and prospects into the starting squad as the young veterans assume the leadership of the team.
- Comment on About last night … (2008-02-29 09:36:29)
My buddy who is a huge Sens fan was really pissed that Huet was acquired so easily and was saying he'd kill to have Cristobal on his team. That said, I think Huet will want to get the contract he retires with rather than signing a short deal, which is what Ottawa would probably give him. If he doesn't sign elsewhere, though, expect Ottawa to be players.
- Comment on About last night … (2008-02-27 16:48:30)
I think that's the point he's trying to make. We'll know we have a really good team when we can keep a guy like Begin out of the lineup, because it will imply that this player can offer more than Steve does. Just my interpretation...
- Comment on Game 64: Canadiens romp over Thrashers (2008-02-27 14:35:13)
speaking of people nobody wants...
- Comment on About last night … (2008-02-27 14:34:08)
The New England Patriots are a franchise built from within. True, they went out and made more of a splash in recent years (Moss, Thomas, Welker, etc...), but they have built the core of their team from within, especially during the Dynasty Years. The Detroit Red Wings are another team that has drafted and scouted extremely well, kept their prospects, and they are a perennial cup contender. Again, an organization not afraid to go out and get a player or two if it will truly improve the club, but they remain a team that is built from within. The Montreal Canadiens are in the early stages or becoming a true dynasty. Our talent is coming from within, it's growing, and it's getting better. We have many, many years of good hockey ahead of us provided Bob keeps doing what he's doing at the helm. He's tried to land a few impact players so far, but was unsuccessful the past few summers (and honestly, if you were an NHL player would you want to play on a team that nobody thought was going to do well in the biggest pressure-cooker in the league? Now that we're a good team, the players will come!) and he felt the trade for Hossa was giving up too much. Gainey knows what it takes to build a powerhouse team in the NHL and he knows what it takes to win Stanley Cups, both from a player's standpoint and a general manager's standpoint. I feel good about where this team is headed.
- Comment on About last night … (2008-02-27 14:25:29)
Exactly, Ian. There's always an exception (or two) to the rule. If nothing else, Price has certainly proved that he can handle pressure.
- Comment on Game 64: Canadiens romp over Thrashers (2008-02-27 05:26:51)
Exactly. Cristobal provided a great service to the team, and I think that now he gets the opportunity to really be THE guy on another team. There's no doubt he would have shared the net with Carey throughout the rest of the season and the playoffs, so to see him get an opportunity to shine elsewhere on an up-and-coming team will be good for him and hopefully his next contract
- Comment on Game 64: Canadiens romp over Thrashers (2008-02-26 22:20:01)
I heard we're in the market for zamboni drivers...