johnny boy

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  • Comment on Audio: Habs make late deal to get Vanek from Islanders; Tokarski to start against Ducks (2014-03-05 16:30:09)
    wow Garth Snow has to be the worst GM in the league. Basically, he traded away Matt Moulson, a 1st round pick, a second round pick and a 5th round pick, and all he got back (aside from having Vanek in the line-up for a few weeks) was Sebastien Collberg and Montreal's 2nd round pick. Meanwhile the Habs get Vanek and a 5th rounder. And the Sabres basically traded Vanek for a 1st round pick and 2nd round pick from the Islanders, and now Torrey Mitchell and another TBD draft pick from Minnesota by flipping Moulson over to them. Not bad at all.
  • Comment on Habs acquire defenceman Weaver from Panthers; Price back on ice (2014-03-04 13:55:04)
    Mike Weaver won't be in Hamilton. He plays 20 min a night for Florida. PK. Tough minutes. He'll immediately be in the top 5 in hits and blocked shots for Habs. If no one else gets traded, he'll be in the 3rd pair replacing Doug Murray, who is too slow to play D on this team. Markov-Subban Gorges-Emelin Weaver-Tinordi
  • Comment on Habs acquire defenceman Weaver from Panthers; Price back on ice (2014-03-04 13:41:42)
    Is this a prelude to Markov being traded? Or is it just the end of Francis Bouillon's career? Because this guy seems like a slight younger (3-4 years) Franky Boo.
  • Comment on Brière agrees to two-year deal with Canadiens (2013-07-04 18:06:42)
    Despite all the complaints on this message board, no one can argue this is an upgrade on Ryder. He might be small, but he fits in much better with our teams style of play. He's fast and skilled. Yes, he's old and his skills are declining, but he's still better than Ryder. Which means our team will be better next year. Will we win the cup? Probably not. But it will be fun to see Brier in a Habs uniform, and the fact it's only a 2 year deal means we're not committing long term money to a question mark. And we still have 5 mil left to sign a tough 3/4 line winger and a depth defenseman.
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens will draft third (2012-04-10 13:32:59)
    RE: Possible work stoppage. Does anyone know what happens to player contracts in the event of a work stoppage? For example, if the NHL loses a year to a labour dispute, does that take a year off of Gomez's contract?
  • Comment on Liveblog: Canadiens will draft third (2012-04-10 13:30:25)
    taking a little break from work and musing about Habs needs. Irrespective of who the Habs draft and which (if any) prospects make the team in 2012-13, the Habs need to add 2 top-6 wingers and 2 top-4 D-men. Presuming they find a way to move and/or dump Gomez, Bourque and Kaberle, this would be the core of next year's team. Desharnais - Cole - Patches Pleks - New Winger 1 - New Winger 2 Eller - Gionta - Leblanc White - Moen - Darche Subban - Gorges New D#1 - New D#2 Markov - Emelin Price - Budaj Reserves: Geoffrion, Staubitz, Diaz, St. Denis
  • Comment on Fractured vertebra for Pacioretty (2011-03-09 13:37:57)

    I think that Boston should be forced to forfeit their upcoming 1st round draft pick as compensation for damage to Max Pac's career.  Player suspensions have clearly not worked to deter these kinds of incidents.  Maybe if the team is punished, coaches, GMs and owners will put more pressure on their own players to clean up their act.

  • Comment on Audio: Gorges’s season is over, surgery ahead (2011-01-06 18:33:35)

    so what's our D with Hammer out tonight?

    spactch - weber

    wiz - gill

    subban - picard

    as much as i like weber and subban and can tolerate picard, none of the three replace either hammer or gorges.

    my real worry though is even when hammer is back, wiz, weber and subban are all offensive d-men.  Price is going to have to be on his game for the rest of the season.

  • Comment on Audio: Gorges’s season is over, surgery ahead (2011-01-06 18:20:50)

    Thank god we picked up Brett Festerling... (sarcasm)

  • Comment on The team takes shape (2010-06-29 12:21:10)

    how about trying to sign Modano as a third line center?  would probably be better than Moore and cost around the same. maybe 1.5 mil.  assuming he's still got a little juice in the tank, he could be a really good fit and could fill in on the top two lines in case of injury.  on a 1 year deal, there'd be no risk, and he'd bring a ton of leadership and experience.