Jul 1, 2012

Sunday sCHool ~ Happy Canada Day! UFA! UFA ! UFA!

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  1. I think I already posted but, since today is Canada Day, bears repeating so here we go.

    Geoff Molson must be proud.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBI68Il4Zsc

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  2. the Maritimer7:12 AM

    moe, nice photo of Kim Cattrall, Happy Canada all, enjoy the long weekend.

    Here's my take on Sheldon Souray: would probably help the PP, still has the big shot from the point, harder than Steve's. He is still tough and would do a better job than Kraperle or the Swiss sisters in protecting TFS. You can avoid the pylon scenario by using him on the 3rd pairing. However, he is still injury prone, but, so is Markov. If MaB is looking at him, one year only please 'til N8 and TinTin are ready.

    Other than that he is eye candy for the ladies.

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    1. Staubitz!
      Can't understand why they take Nokelainen over that cutie pie.

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    2. Shelly...I've missed him. Would be great if they signed him for a year or two. PP would be lethal again.

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    3. nothing can be worse than Kafka

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  3. Oh CANADA, Happy Canada Day FHF's.

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    1. The drums in the video belonged to the Hip, Wheat Kings and pretty things.

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  4. As it turns out, the Oilers secret weapon might have been new head coach Ralph Krueger, who sat down face-to-face with Schultz and quickly won him over.

    Will MT2.0 be able to woo Parise with his French, his innovative system, his collection of Chocula notepads?

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  5. Chicken signs in TB for 1.8

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    1. If they keep hiring HABS over there, players are gonna get confused during the games.

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  6. Yawn.

    Seriously Habs? If you sign Penner he better come with an IHOP.

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  7. Also someone kick Pierre McGuire in the face please.

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  8. Jagr Lego TiTs


    2) Andrei Kostitsyn: No, Kostitsyn never lived up to the hype of being the 10th overall selection in the incredible 2003 Entry Draft, but I think at age 27, we can start to appreciate him for just what he is. A thick, 20+ goal scoring winger, blessed with a blistering wrist shot, and able to turn on finesse moves and/or a physical game when he feels inclined to do so. A versatile player who can line up on either wing, Kostitsyn has shown chemistry with both Tomas Plekanec and Lars Eller in the past, so while I think the price tag will end up a little high for Bergevin’s liking, there is no reason the Canadiens shouldn’t be considering bringing him back to Montreal.

    1) Jaromir Jagr: Yes, he’s 40, but he just capped a return to the NHL with a 19-goal, 54-point season for the Philadelphia Flyers, and has committed himself to training hard this summer to be in even better shape next season to have the endurance to keep his game at a high level all year. No doubt, Tomas Plekanec would love to have a chance to play with his friend, countryman, and international linemate, and Jagr wouldn’t be looking for more than a 1-year contract, providing the Canadiens with plenty of flexibility. He is a right-winger, with none of he, Brian Gionta, or Erik Cole likely to shift sides, but any of the three could make a great scoring veteran for the young Lars Eller to play with. Or what happens should Alex Galchenyuk appear utterly dominant and force his way on to the team? He’ll need an experienced winger on his line as well, assuming that would push Eller out of a center spot. Even if it’s just a chance to see a future Hall-of-Famer up close all season, I would say, “Yes,” to bringing Jagr to Montreal.


    9) Jaromir Jagr, Philadelphia Flyers, Right Wing
    2011-12 Salary: $3,300,000
    2011-12 Stats: 73 GP, 19 G, 35 A, 54 Pts, 30 PIMs

    Last summer, Jagr returned to the NHL signing with the Flyers after three seasons in the KHL. The sure-fire first ballot hockey hall of famer may have lost a step or two, but he still has the amazing puck skills that have made him one of the best in NHL history. Jagr showed that he can still be an effective offensive player, teaming with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell on the Flyers top line and putting up 54 points last year. At his age, and with all the hockey he’s played, his endurance and defensive play are question marks. However Jagr has natural talent that few in the NHL can match and can still produce points when put in situations with high offensive zone starts and plenty of power play time.



    10) Andrei Kostitsyn, Nashville Predators, Right Wing/Left Wing
    2011-12 Salary: $3,250,000
    2011-12 Stats: 72 GP, 16 G, 20 A, 36 Pts, 26 PIMs

    It was a tumultous season for the Belorussian winger. A three time 20 goal scorer, Kostitsyn’s production dipped to just 16 this season split between Montreal and Nashville. On top of that his reputation suffered a major hit after he was suspended for an incident which occured before game 2 of the second round of the playoff series between Nashville and Phoenix. Kostitsyn is a big bodied winger with impressive skills. He has a fantastic wrist shot and release that can sizzle off his stick and find the back of the net. He is also a willing forechecker who throws his body around in an attempt to get loose pucks for his team. Kostitsyn is also a talented stickhandler who can beat defenders with his quick fakes. However Kostitsyn’s production never does seem to live up to his skills. He has poor hockey sense, and his effort level (especially defensively) can be questionable at times. He can also be guilty of taking too many undisciplined penalties. Kostitsyn can be a valuable secondary scoring option for a team, however GMs should be careful not to overrate him.

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    1. BTW full disclosure I have 5 upper deck Jagr rookie cards, one is in French and if he signs I can probably cash out with a 50% loss over purchase.

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    2. Not in that blurb about Kostitsyn: For some stupid reason--probably the same that had Darche in over Cole--he was taken off the powerplay, even though the rare 3 times he was on it he scored. Also, after his supposed late night with Radulov, he scored more goals than Radulov.

      BRING BACK KOSTITSYN!

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    3. BRING BACK STAUBITZ!

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  9. lol what the Monster went to Detroit. "Gonna ride these coattails..."

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    1. I hope he shuts out the Leaf

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    2. In his few games per year behind Howard, sure why not.

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    3. Do it Monster, do it, do it, do it!

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  10. JUST SAY NO TO GUIMAUVE
    seriously, fuck that guy.

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  11. the Maritimer1:15 PM

    You guys need to forget about AK46, he has the hockey tools but lacks one very important ingrediant....heart. That ship has sailed and it ain't coming back.

    No to Jagr, way to slow.

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    1. And yet they're talking to Guimauve's agent. If Andrei were André...

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    2. The way the hirings are going, N31 me thinks you're on to something.

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  12. Armstrong a Hab for $1M.

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    1. hope he is another versteeg.but really WTF

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    2. Colby Armstrong

      @armdog
      I am so happy to have just agreed to a one year deal with Montreal. So pumped. My fav childhood team. Can't wait #dreamcometrue #habs

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    3. Now I can forgive him for being a leaf.

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    4. he is a reclaim project, not for off ice, but he has a two brittle seasons behind him.

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  13. Tenderness is a Sen.

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    1. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      As you all know, I'm devestated!

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  15. Easy nickname for Colby, 'CHeez' and if he visits one of Montreal's better establishments, CHeez Paré.

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    1. Good one and Burkka is paying half his salary.

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    2. I think he's paying for 2 players now.

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    3. more money than brains.

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    4. If he plays with Pasta we can have the CHeez pasta line. or KrafT Dinner

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  16. Souray to Ducks. Crap. But he & my Saku back together again. Glad for them.

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  17. Got my official TiTs t shirt on for good luck, sign him now

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  18. Q 4 da 4HFemmes. Would you serve CHeez on a platter?

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  19. Bouillon Cube is back in the Habs soup.

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    1. One-year, $1.5M

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    2. Does Cube have a clause saying he'll only play for the Habs or the Preds or what?

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  20. Be fun to see all Burke no bite bring back tucker (he's paying for him) so that Cube can pound the shit out of him for old time sake.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vPURa95SvQ

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  21. Bigtime buzz is Prust is a Hab for 4 years @ $10M.

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  22. the Maritimer3:46 PM

    OK, if he holds up health-wise, Armstrong gives them a little sandpaper up front, he'll be like a guided missle when he plays the leaf, keep your head up Celine. Guys like Boom Boom Jr. will be getting lots of call ups from Hamilton when the inevitable injuries occur.

    I'm meh about the Cube, I'd have rather have had Souray, but good for him to hook on in Anaheim, his kids live in LA I believe with his kooky ex.

    Apparently the Habs have offered a deal to George Parros, now there is a serious heavyweight with a great 80's porn style moustache.

    Sorry about Rusty, juce. Maybe we can have the Ducks as a backup team to cheer for, with Saku, Shelly and Rusty all playing there.

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  23. Prust is a done deal. A bit pricey but a rugged winger with some moxy. (Feedback from the 4HFemmes on his 'cute' factor in 3,2, 1.)

    I suggest we nickname him Marcel.

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    1. Ahh yes, but what is the odor of the prairies that will bring back memories?

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  24. the Maritimer4:00 PM

    Marc Bergevin is going to let the Canadiens get pushed around anymore. MoeNman isn't going into the TD Garden without backup anymore. He'll have Armstrong and Prust to back him up. If they get Parros, Lucy will be a non factor.

    The Swiss sister misters might as well pack their bags. They don't fit the new Habs profile - prairie farm boy tough.

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    1. Parros a Panther.

      broons are shit.

      leaf sux.

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    2. the Maritimer4:07 PM

      Fuck.

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  25. the Maritimer4:00 PM

    *isn't*

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  26. the Maritimer4:06 PM

    With all these signings it's looking more and more like Gomereaha is done in Montreal. No room for him in the lineup. Fuck yeah!

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  27. Gorgeous Josh likes the signings.

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    1. juce likes Gorgeous Gorges.

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  28. Parenteau an Av...

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    1. lol well he goes from Tavares to Duchene. Smart kid. Should keep his points going.

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  29. Also, for 4HFun, google Marcel's GF Maripier Morin.

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usT1RG9PjtQ&feature=player_embedded

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    2. this is the best overall picture, classic french beauty.

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    3. Nice find Steve.

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  30. damien cocks is calling all these signings silly. Look behind you cocks, its Burke!

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  31. a truckload of truckulance

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  32. the Maritimer4:31 PM

    So MaB has addressed the toughness issue more or less. Montreal still needs some scoring in the top 6. Just like Brian Bark dealt with Anaheim after he became the laffs GM I think he will swing a deal of some kind with the Blackhawks. I think one of the Patricks, Kane or Sharp will be a Hab before September. One of their D-men as well.

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    1. I gotta feeling if it Kane PFK is in the mix

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    2. the Maritimer4:42 PM

      Can't see them moving PFK. One of the prospects maybe.

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    3. Kane was first overall pick, something big has go back.

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  33. Congrats Espanā.

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  34. Well, I'm off to the neighbourhood Canada Day BBQ.

    Enjoy being Canadian, no matter where you are bitCHes!

    C A N A D A !

    GYFHG!

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  35. well we got tougher, Pretzel will be doing a full turtle all night long

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  36. 3 days of no internet has just ended in time for me to wish all my fellow 4HFers (and Kim Cattrall) a Happy Canada Day bitCHes!

    Welcome Colby and Brandon, and welcome back Cube! Nice truculence

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  37. I would tell Parise to fuck off. he wants 24 mill in sign bonus, who would do a thing like that the leaf

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  38. Happy Canada Day once again...whaddI miss?

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  39. the Maritimer7:33 AM

    Well, they got a little tougher that's for sure but I don't know where the secondary scoring is going to come from. Once you get past the DD line there ain't much there. The next highest scorer was Lego with 16 and one quarter of that happened in one game. GChuk? Who knows but I wouldn't count on it. Sorry to be a downer but them's the facts folks.

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  40. I missed the latter 4HF FAF, day two of helping my brother move, I'm kinda feeling the physical labor part now. We finished up with a quasi Canada Day BBQ. Yum.

    Thanks for the sentiments Maritimer, I'll definitely miss Staubitz ):

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  41. Both Armstrong and Bouillon have a history with new Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, who coached Bouillon in junior hockey in Laval and Granby as well as during his first stint as Canadiens coach a decade ago. Therrien had Armstrong with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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  42. Torres gets a 21 game suspension instead of 25 games after appeal.

    "This type of on-ice conduct cannot and will not be tolerated in the National Hockey League," Bettman said in a statement. "We have seen similar behavior before from Mr. Torres and, particularly given the League's heightened scrutiny on hits to the head, I believe that a very significant penalty is warranted in this case. We hope and expect that the severity of this incident, and the League's response to it, will help prevent any similar incident from occurring in the future."

    Torres, who will forfeit over $170,000 in salary, is also ineligible to participate in any preseason games this fall.

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  43. CANADIENS SIGN GOALTENDER PRICE TO SIX-YEAR CONTRACT

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    1. The Habs did not officially release financial details for the new pact with the restricted free agent. Multiple reports indicate the deal is for a total of $39 million US.

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    2. Update: Price's annual cap hit will be $6.5M per season, making the deal worth $39M. Price is now the second highest player on the team, and likely to be the highest paid player when Gomez is moved, sent to the AHL or bought out.

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    3. Hell, yeah!!

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    4. Price is the only goaltender in NHL history to have two seasons as a starting goaltender with a .920 save percentage or better before the age of 24, this is while playing in the most hostile environment for a goaltender in the sport.

      Price has a higher cap hit than recent cup winner Jonathan Quick, but Price is two years younger, and signed for a much more reasonable term.

      This is a good deal for both the Canadiens and Carey Price. It settles all the speculation from certain fans who believe Price doesn't want to be a Canadien, and it pays Price for what he is, an elite goaltender in the NHL.

      Price is now the 3rd highest paid goaltender in the NHL going by cap hit, although comparing his deal to other recently signed deals like Pekka Rinne's or Cam Ward's it's pretty clear that the Canadiens did not pay over market value.

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    5. Good deal all around. TFS better TFS now

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  44. http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2012/07/giddy-yup.html

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