Feb 22, 2016

Isn't this ironic? ~ MT2's loved 'troops' vs. Preds

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  1. Ok, so I listened to the game on the radio Friday at the hunt camp. Seemed to be interesting. What's frustrating about listening to the game on the radio, at the hunt camp, is that we get the game right before puck drop and as soon as the last horn sounds, we lose the signal. So I didn't get any interviews, comments etc...I read a little about it this morning. I love PFK.

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  2. Great comments by Wilde on the radio.

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  3. Why do I suddenly feel like going for a bicycle ride??? I'm hearing a lot about Chip having to be dealt before the trade deadline or else we lose him for nothing at the end of the year...which doesn't make sense as the Habs can re-sign him if they want and in the meantime unless they can get something better, what's the point - they'd only have another void to fill up front. If Dickless could stop moving him around and put him on a line where he could develop some chemistry he's shown that he can produce as a 3rd/2nd liner and that is something the Habs could use...but what do I know...IGAAT - Just fucking win (please...)!

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    1. Isn't it Vermette who was in a similar situation last year? Traded from the Yotes to go win the Cup with Chicago, then resigned with Arizona...

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  4. It's not unheard of that a player is traded away as a rental and returns. Doesn't happen too often. I don't know the rules, but could MB 'legally' say to CHip, "we're going to trade you, but if you are available on July 1, we might be interested."? Not that I think he would say that - doesn't seem like the sort of thing he would do. But why not? Engles figures CHip will get $3M/4Yrs on the open market. Who would've figured when we picked up this no-name that he would be a sought after rental player in line for a big payout. Whatever happens with him, great for him and his family. But how often do you get a guy of his calibre that actually bleeds blue/blanc et rouge? IMHO he is well worth that payday.

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    1. Actually, over the week-end, Parenteau says re-sign with the Leafs next season even if he's traded, so I think they do discuss it and if they don't, well PAP just told the leaf he would do just that publicly.

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  5. Anonymous12:47 PM

    the most beautiful things ever created riding on the best thing ever invented
    the worst coach ever born, riding the best team ever franchised

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  6. What's up with these mon/wed/fri schedules. At least we get a game on Saturday this week...

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  7. Rogers is what's up. leaffeckers.

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  8. As if PFK has had enough controversy, now, he reportedly hit a 1 month old baby in the head as players tossed pucks to the fans causing a concussion.

    I tell you one thing, there is no way I would take my month-old baby to a hockey game or practice. There are just too many people around and sometimes people do stupid things.

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    1. *hasn't* had

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    2. Anonymous5:18 PM

      biz probably slow at childrens hospital and he was just trying to help out

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  9. Stan Bowman here to scout?

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    1. the Maritimer7:28 PM

      A bag of pucks and a roll of tape for DDD! And throw in Empty for free!!

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  10. Chip has the flu...or so they say...

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    1. Better to have the flu than to be whisked away during intermission I guess.

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  11. Pulled pork paté chinois, aka sheperd's pie.

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    1. CHicken drumsticks in the slow-cooker.

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  12. Get me Nelly Furtado.

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  13. First very good day. No head aches!

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    1. Glad to hear moe, I was wondering earlier.

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    2. Great news...now if we could just lose eMTy you'd feel 110%.

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    3. Wasn't that a hockey show on TQS?

      Also, where have you gone Bleu Nuit. Oops, forgot, inter web!

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  14. GYFHG!!!!

    I'm here for 20 minutes before the X-Files finale

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  15. ACK

    maybe not even the 2o minutes...

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  16. Didn't even need their PP.

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  17. Cue Big Sugar's 'Diggin' a hole'.

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  18. Hey the Little Fuckity-Fuck! Falling!

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  19. Sheik's gonna get burned - stay in your net.

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  20. https://twitter.com/myregularface/status/701932068251574272

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  21. The Truth is Out There kids. I'm over here watching Fox and Dana if you need me

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    1. Anonymous8:06 PM

      so far I am disappointed, doing the same old crap. One story about the main thurst of the series and then dribbles of kovacheck monster hunter

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  22. Just had a FHFun warped idea. Lets say the Habs don't make the playoffs but TFS™ is game-ready. Lets say perCHance the St. John’s IceCaps face off vs. the leaf team in a playoff series. Why not send TFS™ for some 'conditioning' and watCH him beat those fuckers.

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    1. the Maritimer8:43 PM

      I approve this message.

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  23. Go Habs Go!!

    CaCHe it.

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  24. the Maritimer8:58 PM

    Whenever I need my spirits lifted, I like to take a walk on a really nice trail that was constructed along the waterfront called Harbour Passage. It was high tide this morning so it looks even better. It's nice to stroll by Long Wharf where lobster traps are piled up and a scallop dragger was tied up there today as well. This all takes me back to my youth and my brief career as a commercial fisherman. It was a beautiful, sunny, albeit brisk day and there is basically no snow at all here. This is a huge contrast to this time last year when we were inundated with metres of snow.

    I'll be glad when this lost hockey season is over and hope that my beloved Canadiens can rebound this October with new, progressive thinking coaches who will let the players use their skills. In the meantime, February is almost over and Spring (and golf season) is just around the corner.

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    1. Beautifully written our East Coast FHFriend!

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    2. the Maritimer9:09 PM

      Thanks! I'm trying to lift everybody's spirits as well with a vivid picture!

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    3. Love it. Been out East a half dozen times. Sister use to have three restaurants on PEI. Fave spot I visited was Lunenburg.

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    4. Consider my spirits lifted, the M.

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  25. Holy crap, hope this guy's ok.
    http://www.nbcsports.com/video/ryan-reaves-gets-major-boarding-ejected-after-hit-matt-tennyson

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  26. Big cliffhanger over on X-Files. They need to make more now

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  27. the Maritimer9:26 PM

    I'm watching the Tournament of Hearts. These ladies sure can throw them heavy stones.

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  28. the Maritimer9:29 PM

    Anybody see Deadpool yet? I know nothing about the character but I've heard it's... different.

    I waiting to see Batfleck vs. Superman next month.

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    1. Lots of my buds have seen it and say it is a hoot.

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    2. The movie 'Race' (Jesse Owens at the Olympics) which is currently in theatres shows my daughter's names in the special effects credits.

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    3. Congratulations to your daughter.

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    4. Merci juce.

      She is currently working on;

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charming_(film)

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    5. You must be very proud, moe.

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  29. oof that looked painful for N8

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  30. Ouf, hope N8's ok.

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  31. Follow

    Eric Engels
    ‏@EricEngels
    Wording from source was very strong: "Definitely available." Sense was Eller won't come cheap, and several teams interested.

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    1. "several teams interested"

      A reason to keep him.

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    2. the Maritimer9:51 PM

      You beat me to it juce. Looks like Lego is on the move, Hawks GM Stan Bowman is at the game scouting for himself. A first round pick wouldn't amount to much since the Hawks will go deep. Washington has two scouts there as well. Markov or Emelin to play with Ovie?

      I feel that MB realizes the Habs need a fundamental shift in the way they are constructed, hopefully he realizes he needs a new coach as well or it will be all for naught.

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    3. the Maritimer9:54 PM

      He will probably be glad to be free of Empty-head.

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    4. I am never giving up my Avatar ever

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    5. EmpTy runs another one out of town.

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  32. I don't think Josi covver it with his hand, he just swatted it out.

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  33. Minimum loser point woooo!

    (small victories)

    GYFHG

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  34. Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!

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  35. Guys were totally gassed.

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  36. the going wide bullshit is stupid

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  37. Bonsoir les ami(e)s.

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  38. Goodnight, all, thanks moe.

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  39. best episode of x files ever/ Monsanto

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  40. If you're sick watching this drivel, but want to keep up to date on what really matters, may I suggest you always check:

    https://istherrienstillcoach.com/

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  41. Have we made a trade yet?...

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  42. Dont worry with a lottery pick on the line, we will crush Washington

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  43. And Gilbert on the operating table today for his knee. Finally! The diamond-in-the-rough D-man DGMB had in his sights back when he traded for JS will be called up. Let's see if eMTy will Let Bartlet Be Bartlet ...in the line-up or not. If he can't carry this team to the play-offs, he can at least bring us the White House.

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  44. How many man-games lost to injury this season?

    TFS = 50+
    KidA = 17
    Gilbert = 25-ish (out for rest of season)
    Auto = 30-ish (out for rest of season)
    DisCH = 12+ (projected)
    Flynn = 20+ (projected)
    Byron, Mitchell, CHip = 5 each roughly

    Am I missing anyone? Seems like a lot, anyway.

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    1. MT2 = all season line CHanging dementia

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  45. You guys have probably seen this already - save of the year by the Ice Caps' Bud Holloway, but just in case here it is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyaUWlwibjA

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    1. The thing is Pad - if he did that for the Habs, MT would be all over his ass for playing the puck into the corner instead of trying harder to get the puck out of their own end. " We want the players to makes a smart defensive plays with the puck. I feel he could do more to get the puck out. He' s young players and he tries making good plays. Diving like Superman...hey - it looks good but come on man - the players know they must play a process and must ake responsibility for making a good play each shift."

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    2. The system, the system........."Every goalie wants goals (for) to be scored but systems have to be played."

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    3. Condon post game.

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  46. Well...that was that, I guess. I missed the ending, I had a 'real' hockey game to attend. Mine. Where every player is an NHLer.

    On to the next!

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  47. Like with Fargo Season 2, Netflix isn't allowing bingeing of Better Call Saul.

    Fargo 2 was incredible. Second episode of BCS later today.

    House of Cards, next week, is normally bingeable.

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    1. I have been late to the BCS party, but enjoyed the first two episodes of Season 1 so far.

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    2. It keeps getting better.

      I am enamoured with/by/of Rhea Seehorn.

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  48. DisCH not going to DC = D corps that looks like this:

    Markov
    Subban
    Barberio
    Emelin
    Pateryn
    Bartley

    ...and the Caps get the last line change.

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    1. "Jeff Petry, who has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury, did take part in practice Tuesday sporting a new haircut. The Canadiens announced before the start of practice that Petry would make the trip to Washington, but that decision changed after practice and the defenceman will not be going. Weise will make the trip."

      http://www.hockeyinsideout.com/news/habs-beaulieu-will-miss-capitals-game-with-lower-body-injury

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  49. "Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli did not mince words on Tuesday, stating his team would be sellers at the NHL's trade deadline on Monday. "We haven't been good enough, so there will be changes," Chiarelli said."

    Dear DGMB,

    12. Say something.

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    1. the Maritimer3:15 PM

      The ONLY thing I want to hear out of his mouth is: "Michel Therrien is no longer head coach of the Montreal Canadiens."

      Bonus: JJ Daignault, Dan Lacroix and Sylvain Lefebvre are also no longer "coaching", however we will still be employing them as scouts in Europe.

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    2. I am actually tired of Bergevin now too. Maybe PK's pop could be the next GM?

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  50. http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/forget-the-subban-rumours-and-watch-him-ride-a-motorcycle-in-a-new-suit

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  51. https://twitter.com/CCtsn/status/699638523041697792

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  52. Renaud Lavoie ‎@renlavoietva
    #canadiens Paul Byron: 3 years / $3.5M total #tvasports
    7:15 PM - 23 Feb 2016

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  53. Paul Byron ✔ ‎@jpbyron89
    So excited to be part of the @CanadiensMTL for 3 more years!! Playing for the Blue Blanc et Rouge is a dream come true! #🔵⚪🔴 #GoHabsGo

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    1. the Maritimer8:54 PM

      Not to be negative but I am completely underwhelmed by this move. So Mr. Bergevin this helps how, exactly?

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    2. Lb seems like a good fit. Speed, PK smarts, happy Hab, reasonable contract.

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    3. till he gets run over by a mack truck. If I was coach I would platoon in all the litele flowers and let them both play hockey and recover from thier wounds

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  54. the Maritimer9:28 PM

    For anyone who thinks Yakupov would be a nice acquisition for Montreal, I can't think of a single player who would fail more completely under Therrien than him. The Buffoon can barely stand the sight of gGHuk. Skilled players are useless under this twit, they come to Montreal to die.

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    1. Hard to argue with that the M.

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    2. so why is every GM since the last real one so fouced on chess intead of the game. I think St Patrick would have one the cup by now

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  55. I am troubled by a lot of the goings on in Hab land recently - I have remained relatively quiet because I have removed the emotion from my thought process. And this hasn't been easy. I bleed bleu blanc rouge and have been since I was a small boy old enough to catch a puck in the head at practice. I remember the first Stanley Cup the Habs won for me in 1971, with Ken Dryden in nets and Jean Beliveau lifting the Cup for the last time. It was magical! And then I remember crying the next year as they lost in the first round to the Rangers - Ed Giacomin, Jean Ratelle, Rod Gilbert - fucking pussy nonces! Calisse I hated those fucking guys! And so it went through he 70's and early 80's - loads of highs and enough lows to make me cry a few more times. A lot of crying in the latter part of the 80's, mainly because I was forced to live in leaf land by my parents ('89 I was despondent!)...and more joy in the early 90's...then in '95 I moved to the UK and took a sort of "hockey sabbatical" as I grew accustomed to my new surroundings. The internet of everything was not really running that well, so following the season was difficult. As the internet improved and streaming improved I started to re-visit Habs land - I found 4HF and host of other blogs (none as good!) and really started to re-ignite my passion for the game and Habs. In my mind I was re-living the glory years and watcing Dryden hand the torCH to TFS last year told me that good things were coming. And I believed that...until around the All-Star break this year.

    Whatever in the hell happened to make the Habs trade a potentially excellent defenceman for a bag of pucks and all the ridiculous PR that followed made me think I was living in leaf land all over again. And it hasn't improved since then either. I thought DGMB really knew what he was doing. Now I'm not so sure. I thought there was a master plan. A master plan can't ever revolve around 1 player. The Habs Master plan certainly seems to have. And there is no plan B. There is secrecy and disdain for anyone who dares ask a question. Upper body this, lower body that (most of the time) is all you learn. When TFS has an operation in mid June, wait for all the reasons they give for why it didn't happen in January. They were too busy telling us it was a lower body injury to admit his knee was fucked and needed surgery. So let's wait...wait on the excuses. But worst of all I fear waking up in early September to find that Michel Therrien is still coaching the Montreal Canadiens - at which point I will turn off the laptop and be forced to take another "hockey sabbatical"...That is what I will have to do...I won't have any choice. I'm getting too old to cry without a really good reason!

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    1. the Maritimer5:49 AM

      I haven't really watched a game since the mid-December road trip. I decided back then I could no longer stand the sight of this particular coach behind the bench, the reason being he doesn't know how to coach. He plays his favourites extraordinary minutes, mixes lines at random constantly, plays the wrong lines at crucial times of the game and fails to adjust to the opposition's strategy during the game. He prefers an antiquated dump and chase "System" and has under-sized players trying to play it. His attitude towards the press and fans is dismissive and smug. He is a bully. He lies.

      As for the GM, I'm undecided as yet. However, I'm starting to think he may be in over his head. He seems hesitant to make a big move to help his team as witnessed by the Price injury. His plan was/is to build through the draft but unless you can get a Toews or Crosby type player you may be treading water for years. Sometimes you have to roll the dice and he should realize that a change of scenery is good for certain players and both teams may benefit from a move. The absolute first thing he has to do is get rid of Empty if he wants the Canadiens to make any progress.

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  56. the Maritimer6:16 AM

    I don't know if this was linked before but it is epic.

    https://t.co/52kucuCQdl

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  57. the Maritimer6:41 AM

    Too fucking funny... had to share!!

    Leaving aside the the advisability of signing Byron — exactly the opposite of what the doctor ordered — the timing of the deal seems like a big FU from Bergevin.

    Having done nothing constructive (and said only things that added fuel to the fire) during the slide many of us were not surprised to see once Price went down, Bergevin comes up with this tidbit at a time when everybody and his dog is analyzing every little thing done or not done, said or not said.

    “FU. Now I’m off to see my tailor.”

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  58. I don't normally have much time for Andrew Berkshire but he tweeted this link of Mike Johnson ripping the shit out of MT - it is really well worth showing again!!..Wow, @mike_p_johnson absolutely shredded Therrien. This is epic https://t.co/ggZKoUVZOv

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    1. the Maritimer7:15 AM

      That's what my link is as well. I like Mike Johnson, he's a good analyst unlike knuckleheads Kypreos and Stock.

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  59. Anyone notice how much praise MT is giving DLR? ...'and he's only 20, points will come with time'
    He has not done that where Galchenyuk is concerned nor did he allow him to play centre so soon as he did with DLR and I am reading that Galchenyuk is being shopped as aggressively as Eller. These 2 players have never been given a fair opportunity to excel, both were held back and mis-used and the common factor in both cases is MT and his favouritism of his chou-chou.

    According to Le Brun, teams were calling about Byron. I like Lb so far, it's a small sample size (no pun intended) but the cap hit is reasonable and he works hard and has hustle and has more pts short-handed than DDD has with all those minutes he gets on the PP. In comparison it boggles the mind that they would prefer this signing while trying to sell players like Weise who bleeds bleu, blanc, rouge and Galchenyuk. Maybe they are trying to move DDD and replace him with Lb?...just kidding, MT would commit Hari-Kari.

    Please MB, FIRE THERRIEN, he is the reason for this historical collapse, not the absence of Price.

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  60. > http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2016/02/habs-capped-was.html

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