Great SF moeman.Happy 4th of July to all our American friends.Go Milos Go!!
Strange how all the cockroaches are now suddenly "Canadian" sports fans eh?
I'm dog-sitting, my daughter came home for a week and left yesterday for Europe, just emailed me from Iceland. Ah, youth, enjoy.
Happy SF and 4th of Joo-lye! Watching Arthur move north and waiting for a Saturday morning landfall in Halifax. Good reason to stay inside and watch Genie make more history. Bazinga!
Batten down the hatCHes!
Happy SF, Good Luck Genie!
Great SF Moeman! We have the weather over here to go with the HOT HOT HOT Genie too! Go Genie Go!!
No go for Milos. Too bad. Still nice to see the young guns do so well. Just wish Raonic had a bit more personality. He's a bit of a drag in interviews I find.
Need a laff?http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/why-dont-the-toronto-maple-leafs-offer-sheet-p-k-subban/
the guy makes a pretty good case, I would be surprised if the leaf dont do it.
I don't follow this logic."Either way, they come out ahead because they either (a) get the player; or (b) put a division rival at a significant competitive disadvantage by forcing them to match the offer."So, if the leaf force the Habs to match a $12 million doller per year offer, it's putting the Habs at a significant competetive disadvantage (presumably because it's eating 12 million of their cap). But if the Habs say "Go ahead and take him at 12 million per year, the leafs are still better off because they now have PK, even though at that same 12 million dollar cap hit. This makes no sense. If forcing a team to spend that money is an advantage to you, then it is equally disadvantageous if you end up the one spending that dough. Anyway, not gonna happen. Just give him 8.5 million for 8 years and get it over with FFS!
Another mediot made up fantasy. The fucking leaf don't have anywhere near the cap space and it would cost them four 1st round picks. Even DN isn't that dumb. Besides, if Josh Gorges wanted nothing to do with Tranna I highly doubt PFK would either. They saw how bad Komo flamed out there.
Bonus is the pinhead suggesting morgan is of eventual equal value.
so I guess I been told. My case is the leaf are fucked, now and for at least five years. PFK could on that team given free reign rule. The point is the leaf have nothing to lose by signing PFK for 12 million,.
Not dissing you Steve, it's a possibility that the leaf could try to poach PFK, like Holmgren tried to do with Shea Weber, but I just can't see tying up that kind of cap space for a defenceman when they already have Princess Pylon's contract as a boat anchor around their collective necks.If Loo-wicky is going to poach anybody, it will be local super/rock star Steve Stamkos next year. He'd be worth $12mil a year.
The M., as much as Loopedwicky thinks that I can't see it happening as Shanny likes to be liked by others and insidredger's cousin isn't that sharp of a tool.
Happy Birthday America.Your off track your on track , you are the track.
there is a reasonably existential question out there about winning in the NHL. Do you need a goon? I think the trend is no. But you do need tough guys, more tough guys than Smurfs. So Smurfs need protection? I do not think so. DDD was a warrior and no one blackjacked him. Now during the regular season boys may be boys, but if you can get past those games into the playoffs, a goon is not a good asset.
I think we are pretty much set until the trade deadline next year. Kudos to DBMB. I was going to tank.
Philthy trying to unload Vinnie after one year. Fortunately for GMMB, even Habs fans don't want him anymore. That ship has sailed.
Rumours were he was going after Vrbata, is so, I don't think he was going to $5/YR for 2 years, like Vancouver.
"Wayne Gretzky could reportedly be on his way back to the NHL as an owner, but in an entirely new location The New York Post is reporting that Gretzky has joined a group of investors trying to bring an NHL team to Seattle.The report states that the Gretzky group is one of three trying to get a team to the American Pacific Northwest, though it is not known if the method would be to buy an existing franchise or an expansion team.NHL commissioner Gary Bettman visited Seattle in May, meeting with mayor Ed Murray. An NHL spokesman confirmed the meeting back in May and said the commissioner was there getting an update on the status of a new arena being proposed by investor Chris Hansen."
Nice article on BlanCHe by Stubbs. Always liked him as a player, eMpTy didn't give him a fair shot 'cause he didn't like him. Hope he catches on somewhere else. Good luck Whitey.
I liked BlanCHe, when Weise joined I thought that line was very good right away. You're right about eMpTy.
Go Genie Go!!!!!!!
Genie Bouchard on Princess Eugenie: "It would be amazing to meet someone that you're named after. That's just the craziest thing."@markhmasters: Eugenie Bouchard was named after Princess Eugenie … Princess Eugenie will be in the Royal Box at today's match
Dryden interviews PFK.http://www.thestar.com/news/ken_dryden_canada_day/2014/06/30/pk_subban_nothing_was_going_to_deter_me.html
I see our very own Steve has read it already - way to go, Steve.
if it is on the web and relevant to my world, I have read it and on rare occasions made a comment.
In the same vein as moeman's giving us a laff upthread:http://www.csnne.com/boston-bruins/nhl-notes-dreaming-pk-bs
Kind of a back-handed compliment, but nice to see somebody from the Boston media giving props to PFK.If MB doesn't work out a deal soon and this negotiation drags on too long, an offer sheet from someone wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. Still, I can't see PK getting more money than Weber, Doughty, Pietrangelo and the like, all guys who played ahead of him on Team Canada. I think that's what MB is using to make his case.
I guess we'll know if it goes to arbitration shortly after 5:00, I doubt it it will, I think the arbitrators will give him a huge payout. Regarding Weber et al playing ahead of him in Team Canada, I think it's safe to say his time will come for that which Meehan could argue also.
Too bad Ms. Bouchard couldn't pull it off... she's only 20, plenty of time yet to win a Grand Slam. Did she win the French Open? I can't recall.
Bit of behind the scenes on Scherbak. Kid is so funny, I just love his interviews.http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=66&id=626971&lang=en
This wee lad was just heartbroken when our Habs were eliminated - I felt the same.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zYV84A6s4&feature=youtu.be
Now she lost, sorry to see that really. But I do not like all the trash talk, I expect when the royal commission has spent its hundred million to find out why. The answer will come back too much time in Florida. Sincerly Genie your a wonder, maybe your should take some time off your backhand and learn how to speak like your serve.
P.K. Subban and James Reimer lead the list of players potentially heading to salary arbitration hearings.20 players in total have elected salary arbitration before the deadline of 5pm et on Saturday.Along with Subban, centre Lars Eller also elected arbitration with the Montreal Canadiens while defenceman Cody Franson could also be heading to arbitration with the Toronto Maple Leafs.Calgary Flames centre Joe Colborne and Ottawa Senators centre Derek Grant are also on the list of 20 players.Players who elect salary arbitration can still sign deals ahead of their hearings, which will be held from July 20 to August 4.
not Lego, I AM MELTING
Now that arbitration has been filed, the player cannot sign an offer sheet throughout the summer pending the result of the hearing. PFK & Lego can still negotiate and possibly reach an agreement before the hearing.
Listening to nhl network on TV who say PFK has a stronger case than did Shea Weber when he was given $7.5M (the largest ever) in 2011. PFK has more pts in his platform year, won the Norris and a Gold Medal. Weber has Gold but did not have a Norris. He'll probably get in the $8M+ range.
Subban is expected to sign a longterm contract worth upwards of $7 million a season. He earned $3.75 million last in in the final year of a two-year bridge contract. He won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenceman in 2013 and was the team's best defenceman as Montreal advanced to the Eastern Conference final. He led the team with 14 points and averaged 27:26 a game.Eller stepped up in the playoffs and was the leading scorer among Montreal forwards with five goals and 13 points and he was a minus-6. He earned $1.5 million in each of the past two seasons.http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/montreal-canadiens/Montreal+Canadien+Subban+Lars+Eller/10004684/story.html
Too bad about Genie, but Popsicle won the doubles and takes home about 275K USD for his efforts. Genie gets a cool million. not a bad payday.Well, we got absolutely zero rain from Arthur here in Halifax. Lots of wind, but little damage other than my large maple tree shedding lots of small branches - some free pruning by mother nature!
Add this to Steve Simmons dumbest hits list...probably thought of it while wearing his Leafs pajamashttp://www.tsn.ca/blogs/?id=456569"Steve Simmons, Sun Media: My thumb is down to the passivity of NHL general managers, who are sometimes too polite for their own good. The GMs missed out on the opportunity to make an offer to restricted free agent PK Subban and now that Subban has filed for arbitration, his rights are protected by Montreal for the coming season. But if I'm a GM, I would have made a monstrous offer to Subban, more than $10 million a year, and not just because he was the only game changing player available. I look at this two ways. If I throw huge money at Subban, I have a shot to get him - albeit it's a long shot. And if Montreal matches, which is usually the way these things go, then I'm messing up their payroll. Either way, I have nothing to lose. Even if the GMs don't agree."
Actually, up thread juce linked a similar story (and idea) by a Boston writer. These dumb writers all have the same thing in mind. Fuck the Habs.
Steve Simmons is a fucking idiot!
we hold those truths to be self-evident
at the risk of getting my ass kicked all over town, it was a good move for the Leaf, and maybe the Panthers, Caolina or others. Salary Cap bitches, its a bitch. Its like game of thrones, make your move as long as you know it will kill your oppenent. If am Nodick, am I worried that Montreal is going to come back and punish me with an offer for Morgan Reilly. First it was a Burke pick, and how valuable have those turned out to be?
I should have said Nodick NTTAWWT, and by the way its just past the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld. Some people say the shows dervieved form that spatial unicorn of comedy are metaphysically in the same universe. What is self evident is that comedy is mostly cruel and generated from a kernel of absolute truth. I will give you an example of this. The Germans have invented the ultimate microwave oven, it seats six. I will say nobody loves Germany more than me for great reasons, but that is funny. In a similar vein, Joan Rivers called Michele Obama the first Transgender. I think for her age Michele Obama is very very attractive, we could all be so lucky. However, due to her fitness she also looks like she could start on the defensive line of the Chicago Bears.Always look on the bright side of life.I tried to put the link (Monty Pyhtob) in nice and sweet, WTF does blogger no make commenting as easy as composing?
Best acceptance speech ever.
When the whip comes down! When you beat the Man you never win, Lufthansa will probably hire a Lawyer, a really smart one, and stereotypical its going to be a Jewish one. So in 2014 we will have a Jewish lawyer skinning the flesh off a German, for figuring out how to eat stuff out of the corporate oven for free. BTW I have transferred hundreds of times through Frankfurt, and I am not kidding, I am totally serious, they have a self serve beer keg, and food to die for, In a remake of the Holocaust I imagine a first class lounge where African Emigrants are drinking so much beer and eating so much schnitzel that the passengers can only have schapes before departure.,
I had to make what I think is a funny about this. The general population as usual will say stick to your day job. And I say, "Piper may change sides, but she never quits generating"
Looks like Nygren has terminal PFK disease. Not going to fucked around by some white boys. Everybody is different but who is wrong who is right does not matter, make this guy fly mommy.
the only other tea leaves not left undisturbed in this camp are the fact the NB008 is invited but TinTin is not. Humility is a great weapon when one knows thyself.
Last comment of the day I promise. I am a Rob Ford promise keeper so do not doubt my credentials despite what you have evidenced. We make reality here at the firm and if we hit 30% its ice cream.Now I forget what i wanted to say, and thats a good thing it means I am open minded.Maybe the leaf will win the cup or a subway financed by Subway Sandwiches. I will frack COmquest and set the NHL free, no not that. I reallly can not remember, talk about scary.
We all work with assholes. That is just a fact of life. In my experience no perfume not Tony Robbins cure of a more positive life works. Okay then as a executive how to deal with them? My solution was more bathrooms, whetted tissues and bidet,.
If I need a chuckle, I always come here to read Steve's comments. Sometimes i have no idea what he's saying but it's still funny.
Best wishes to Brian Murray who was diagnosed with fucking cancer.
Yes, very RobFordian of you Steve:Steve12:22 PMLast comment of the day I promise. I am a Rob Ford promise keeper so do not doubt...Steve12:34 PMWe all work with assholes. That is just a fact...12 minutes. That's about as long as Ford can go without a hit too.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=456632Isn't he cute...you know if you like blondes.Sekac. Sekac run. Run kak run. This guy needs a nickname along with our other noobs. But only if he manages to stick with the team.
Sekac call it The Montreal, maybe we should nick him The M.?
Chicago has hired Waite as their goalie coach.
Nikita may end up being nicked KitCHen sink.http://www.tsn.ca/VideoHub/?collection=72&show=393992As a Habs 'fanz' (FHFanz!) I just love this kid's moxy.
I'd love it if he made the team but I doubt fuckface Therrien would give him an honest chance. He thinks they can win now, hence all the veterans like Manny, Gilbert and Weaver.
M knows, we are going for it next year Ya HOOO!!
"Boyle admitted he turned down a more lucrative offer from the Toronto Maple Leafs. " Nobody wants to play for the leafs, I wonder why that is?
Vanek throws first pitch at baseball.http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/533056
Odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup following free agent frenzyhttp://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/531835
Maritimer has been making some solid comments, not only today but over the years. He could displace Mcspooge by Wed.No what is under appreciated is my corsi possession genius. Who has pissed or occupied more territory on FHF comments than me. M when you get the job hire me.
gCHuck is already 20 and he has spent two seasons in the league. If I was doing a job for two years and got his results, I would be done, How many chances should we give this guy?
If gCHuk was plying his trade just about anywhere but Montreal, he would now be a grizzled veteran with much better stats and a player who would go high in many hockey pools. But brain dead MT, in his infinite wisdom and his unmatched coaching acumen has decided that DD is the better option for first line duties.I'd give McSplooge a run for his money anytime when it comes to spewing meaningless tripe.Sure Steve, I'll make you CFO of FHF and let the chips fall.
Something for Steve.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izJC6o_BMGI
never give up on a pair of tits
Some indication of how rich PFK expects to be. He was in Monaco shopping for yachts.https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/486619856415244289/photo/1
I will .accept the Noble peace prize, for a first round draft pick named Justin.
Hawks sign Toews and Kane get 8YRS @ 10.5M/YR.
30% of their cap space for two players. Mind you, two pretty good players.
"After Toews and Kane signings, the Blackhawks will have $65.8 committed on their cap to 15 players for 2015-16"
Look for Sharp and Hossa to move on before that.
this is ridiculous. The Cap is the best way to keep the league competitive. They should add in an IQ test for GM as well. But having two players take 30% is a abomination. The cap for a single player and a married one should be the same no more than 8% of the cap. Next problem please?
@JohnLuTSNMtl: #Habs RFA salary arbitration dates: Lars Eller - July 25, 2014 P.K. Subban - August 1, 2014
I am not going to link to it because its so controversial. But I was thinkingaboot why Gorgus was crucified. Seems DGMB is a heretic. There is no God helping the Habs, only Ghosts.
Some good stories on a few of the Habs newest prospects. Good kids from the sounds of it. I think Montreal has finally turned a corner and will eventually ascend into the ranks of the elite in the next few years under the stewardship of Marc Bergevin, a breath of fresh air in comparison to the micromanaging, control freak Goat. It's taken nearly 20 years to recover from the Patrick Roy trade debacle. I hope I never have to live through another stretch like that.