Bonne St. Jean to those that celebrate it.Stealing this from SiM;"gCHuck should not be moved please, and do sign CHé. Somehow."
Bonne St. Jean, moeman. Great SF as usual, love the mural.
Trading away a 30-goal scorer would be insanity. He had 17 goals in 61 games while being bounced around the lineup last season, Che had 18 goals in 76 games. Habs need scoring so I fail to understand why they feel the need to get rid of players who can score. What is the problem with having more players who can score than not?BBB totally created the problems they have on defense and now he's trying to nickle and dime Vodkov? Vodkov always wanted to be a Hab and never tested free agency where he definitely would have been paid more by another team and he was the iron man for some time. He's paid his dues and is still the best D to me - not knocking BBQ here just saying Vodkov may have slowed down but still has the hockey IQ and vision, can see/make plays and makes accurate passes. They threw N8 away for a 3rd, lost (Y), lost Ken Doll on waivers by playing with fire with that turnstile to the AHL they had him constantly go through. Plaid seemed like a solid, physical D who got scratched - 14 times - if he made any mistake at all causing him to always be thinking about making any when he did play, not a star but solid. Some will blame his wife but his treatment led up to that (she'll know better now) and I think the Habs saw that as their opportunity/excuse to trade him along with a 4th round pick for J&B. I won't even mention you know who. What's the common thing here? For a team that stresses defence there seems to be problems with their defence, why is that? Maybe the problem is the coaching staff? Why are they supposedly waiting to see whether Lefebvre gets a contract somewhere else? You can't run a team based on friendship. Should I be optimistic with the draft when they trade Chevy, their best prospect who won defencman of the year? I love my team and I don't claim to be a hockey guru but sometimes they just leave me dazed and confused.
'With the NHL Entry Draft taking place tonight, there’s a very real possibility that he won’t be a member of the Canadiens by Sunday. Of course, if Bergevin’s price isn’t met, he would be wise to hold on to one of the few players on his roster that plays a creative style of hockey. After all, there’s a reason why half the league is knocking at his door.'https://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2017/6/23/15862246/alex-galchenyuk-rumour-roundup-half-the-league-interested-habs-trade-rumors-jersey-anaheim-minnesota
Great SF moe. Flirting with the nudity I see. Excellent.Love the mural of Adam West/Batman climbing the Bat-rope up to heaven. If you get the chance watch the documentary called Batman and Bill, the story of Batman co-creator Bill Finger. It's amazing.Crossing my fingers we keep gCHuk, CHe can walk.
Heh. Until Google (Blogger) asks me to remove the barely dressed beauties, I'll crop effectively and I'll always have an internet lawyer guys to bail me out.BTW, my nephew didn't send me the car show pics. Some nice Buicks.
Great SF Moeman. NOAR! Bonne fete St. Jean. If they fuckin trade GCHUYK I am seriously going to lose my shit. Lets see...
I get this weird vibe that a part of what DGMB has done/Is doing/will do, is kind of a fuck off to a % of the fans.
Panarin rhymes with Drouin. Missed opportunity by DGMB. (Yeah, I know so does OveCHkin ...)
FB just sent me one of their "Memories" suggestions (from 2012): what I wrote this day was this - you guys tell me how this reads five years later...Bonne Fête-Nationale, tout le monde. Ou, est-ce que c'est toujours vraiment le Saint-Jean? Doesn't matter. We'll have fun in our own distinct society way. Meanwhile...Galchenyuk!!! Collberg!! Thrower! Bozon! Vail! Bienvenue aux tous nos nouveaux Canadiens-Québecois. And Malcolm Subban, we love/hate you already. Let the rivalry go ballistic.
That was some good shit.
Thanks moeman, and nice selection this SF - love them all, but Adam West, especially. Who were Colberg and Vail anyway?
This NJ/gCHuk talk is intriguing. If MB is making a play for No.1 overall, does he take the big prototypical NHL center Nolan Patrick (Wickenheiser) from the WHL OR... the smaller, slick, speedy center Nico Hischier (Savard) from the QMJHL? Oh the drama! I think he should leave well enough alone and try for the #3 pick and take D Cale Makar.I don't think I'll watch Gary's borefest. I'd have to drink a lot and I don't want a hangover at my age anymore.I don't disagree about the MB middle finger to the fans. He's going to do what he wants no matter what anybody thinks. And lie thru his teeth doing it...
The Swiss seem to be developing some pretty good players, plus there's a CH in Nico's family name.
Swiss kid goes #1. Pierre Mondou is with NJ?
Happy SF. Recovering from sleep apnea related throat surgery i had yesterday. I'll be hitting the hay before BBB makes me scream at the screen so that's good. 2 weeks off work. Lots of Popsicles and ICE CREAM! Doc says I need to be a couch potato for a week. So will have to catch up on some Netflix. Typing this on my new Samsung tablet waiting for me when I got home from the hospital. Love my family.
Get well St. Pad. !
You'll be back in no time, in the meantime, enjoy all hat pampering.
get well Paddy and can I say Kodi, it Netflick on steriods and its free and legal.
SP - while on the couch, check out What the Health on Netfix. I am embarking on a plant-based diet to see whether or not he is actually on to something. Filmmaker is a bit of a dork, actually, but even broken clocks being correct twice daily, etc... Courage! and all that.
Great SF, I am Little Feat, seeing Alice in every headlight.We are just about to pick, I want ISSIS, or Issic, could the blog survieve a ISiS nick.
BBB takes Centre C Ryan Poehling 6'2, 190lbs
hey kid you just became the first line center of the montreal canadians
He started to say "Tor...
We got a Poeling, a center, should have been gone by now as all of our draft picks who never pan out have been. For a Nick how about Gallup?
Hey, BBB got him a centre.
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I dont like mecrican players. Patches I like but when the Flower calls you out for not blooming in the playoffs and the coach indicates your the worst, its all because your merican, part of the eviel empire
Hmm, better trade Poehling now before his value drops simply by virtue of being a #1 Habs pick. No seriously, a pittance of points in 35 games at his level is a sign of true mediocrity. 6'2" is why he was drafted this high is my guess. Or Timmins is sick of watching his good work go to shit, more likely.
This draft is a total crapshoot. No number one like the Hall draft, and everyone else is potential for failure or brilliance. This kid may be a good third line center at best.
with the 25th pick, they took a Center - the 14th team to do so. Then #27 and 28 also took centermen. hmm
I think this has all the makings of the '95 Terry Ryan draft where they might find a later round diamond in the rough would will play most of his career elsewhere a la Stephane Robidas. And practically no other draftees will see a game in the NHL.
Your !0:03 comment was priceless SiM. Maybe they drafted him because he already wears the logo. Wonder how Habs' legal didn't put out a 'cease and desist' on it.
I like to dump on Bergevin with the best of them but the Habs draft record isn't a lot worse than may other teams including a powerhouse like Chicago. They've had many busts and traded some away like Danno.Here's the thing: Unless you are drafting a sure fire thing like Crosby or McDavid it's a crapshoot with any of these kids. Many, many players show up in the system from much later picks or are free agents who matured later. The NHL Draft is an overhyped suckfest started by tsn and picked up on by buttman who wanted to follow the NFL model of pomp and pageantry.Good luck to Mr. Poehling. I'm guessing his ceiling would be a 2 or 3C but Montreal has been known to try and fit a square peg in a round hole.
If I remember correctly, the NHL draft used to be held in a hotel conference room in Montreal with all the team's personnel sitting around tables and they would take turns calling out names. Somebody from the NHL would record the names and that was it. No media allowed. Then they all probably went out for beers after...
Joni Ikonen, 2 time scrabble champion.
See: Nattinen, Joonas or Nygren, Magnus perhaps. Like I said, right now they are throwing darts with a blindfold on trying to hit something.
Dumont tweeted that he already has his own theme song. Just have to have Dr. John for a nick now.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D27zVtVPWnQ
I like the draft crop, as I have for over 20 years. Lets devlop this players peopole. Case suty Sheerbascks. Wont work out, will not build himself a NHL body. Lets motiovatte this kid.We just dont throw our hands in the air and say, "its a personal responsiblity" Are we run by Rush Limbaugh?
Congrats to Lance Stroll!!
Hey Steve I have a Kodi and use Exodus. Is there a better app that automatically finds the best Streams?
Phoenix is slightly better than Exodus but not as big a selection. I use One Channel and hit the link for open, video me and vidup, those three hardly ever have bad streams. Unlike popcorn time, showbox and other webpages, I dont think the copyright holders can easily track Kodi.
The Quackers took two of the best pure wool players in the draft. I had hoped that Antoine Morand at least would have fallen to them in the 2nd round but alas, 'twas not to be. He plays for a pretty good Bathurst team, I'll keep an eye on him this winter.
BBB should make a deal throw in a 3rd round pick and our second the D man. Iphone looks like another Leko or better, so no touchy.
Unfortunately, we are dealing with the infinite arrogance of the suits in Toronto. These are the same people (we take Bell Media and Rogers to be essentially indistinguishable in this context) who parachute in a much-despised analyst as part of the broadcast crew covering the Canadiens at playoff time. The same people who assume fans across the country share their rabid interest in the Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto FC and (especially) the Maple Leafs.http://montrealgazette.com/sports/jack-todd-ctv-massacre-whips-local-sports-fans-rightfully-into-a-tizzy
Its like what I’ve been saying for years.
Good article and the comment posted was bang on.'Great article that sums up the situation in sports reporting to a 'T'. Unfortunately we have lost our 'T' man and I would not hold our collective breath expecting Bell to go back on their decision. They are as good at running their media empire as Trump is at running his country. But somehow, despite their total incompetance, they seem to find a way to keep things running. I guess that is what happens when you really have no competition to worry about.'I found Brian again. Can't keep a good man down.@bwildeTBD
And not just about sports reporting. My J-school degree doesn't mean jack-shit. Any asshole with an internet connection and a way with words can unreach their audience with the right agit-prop sensibility. I sometimes don't know how this jibes with the punk rock sensibility I respected the Clash for embodying, but when you are dealing with mass communications, those with the voices need to know how to be responsible with the power of persuasion they posesss with every snippet they broadcast.
The medium is the message?
Lance Stroll it the first Canadian to make the F1 podium since Jacques Villeneuve in came third — the last of his 23 podium finishes — in the German Grand Prix in 2001.The thing I love best about that is a few weeks back Villeneueve was trashing him and saying he's one of the worst F! rookies ever. Eat crow, JV.
So free agency comes up this weekend. Not expecting much because, you know, it's hard. Probably going to be pretty easy to throw away the only goal scorer we have not named Patches but very hard to find a replacement who doesn't play D as a first position...at least that's my take. I am completely pessimistic right about now because I spent this week last year praying and warning about what was going to happen with PFK. Absolutely nothing BBB has said or done since last year has even remotely made me change my mind. He is a liar, a bullshit artist and a fucking nonce when it comes to running a big club that demands a winner. He claims it's too hard to get a Center but 4 other clubs made moves for centers that cost draft picks - why couldn't he. Not like the Habs were sitting on any gold mines. And he has about half a dozen cast offs that he brought in last year that he won't know what to do with in a couple of months...And you know what else - I'm still pissed that they got rid of Barberio last year - I know - waiver rules bullshit - but if he was any good at all, he would have kept him. Now he'll spend the summer trying to re-sign someone of his quality...and he was quality. It's all bullshit and I'm still pissed - so I am going to sign off for a bit while it all dissolves in front of me. He will offer Vodka a year, piss him off and let him walk. Che will end up getting a half dozen years at stupid money and he'll fuck around with TFS until Christmas - unsettling him in the process and screwing with our team's sych completely. That's what I see happening and I don't want to be the one you all hate because of how negative I have become. I shall return when there is something positive things to say. I will be lurcking in the background but silent on the comments I apologise my FHF friends...I hate being negative and I hate what it does to me. I'm not nice to be around when I get like this either (The wife tells me that a lot sadly!) So have a safe and happy summer...Hopefully see oyu all real soon!
be optometrist in five years at least one of our draft picks will have at least made the AHL..BBB has to sign CHe. He is better than Oshie? We can backload the deal and he can get sick like Hossa. No CHance we get a Dman or a center without trading gCHuck. And that center will be a second liner and the D man a fourth at best. Whats the sense their. It is what it is lets play hockey and let the Gods decide.
Hear, hear! I too am guilty with my share of negativity this year. The way I see it K3X, is if we can't look at our team with a critical eye and everything we saw and posted about them was bubblegum and lolipops, then we would have been leaf fans many, many, many years ago. A place where every player is then next NHL superstar or current superstars are all biting at the champ to join their team and can't wait for their contracts to end with their current teams and GM's and coaches are the best thing since sliced bread. The typical collective mantra as fans toss jerseys on the ice and then buy new ones. At least we can look at our team without rose-coloured glasses on and eat up whatever the media is feeding us and think for ourselves. Unfortunately in the last couple years the leaf management seem to be doing a better job than ours. They moved contracts which seemed impossible to move like Clark$son - which is basically a loophole to circumvent the cap - and Kessel, Dion, come to mind. The highest-paid guy we had got traded and his salary is all on BBB, no one else and the first season he was gone he had the audacity to say he was looking for a puck-moving Dman - then he trades another for a 3rd round pick and trade another puck mover who just won Dman of the year. The cupboard is empty and he doesn't care because he's in panic mode trying to save his own ass. He nickles and dimes his best players and overpays for others. He couldn't get a centre because it's just soooo hard so what does he do? Creates another hole by destroying the D instead. I agree on Barbie, I always said they were playing with fire bouncing him back and forth. He'll now tell us that getting a puck-moving D is sooooo hard because when teams have assets they hold onto them. Gee, too bad he can't practice what comes out of his mouth. And the loyalty to his coaching staff is just baffling. AF is only gone because of the TFS death-stare and the little pow-wow without AF there. Like I said I love my team but that doesn't mean that I have to love the job management is doing. And with all the holes on D, why the hell isn't Vodkov signed yet?
So maybe that don't see gCHyuk as a centre, but he can score but he turns around and signs Drouin before he even played a single game and not only that but he made a public spectacle by having him literally sign it during the presser. WTF is that? What does that tell gCHyuk? We don't give a shit about you, that's what. I don't care about the rumours about Chucky have fun off the ice, the name is the Montreal Canadiens not the Montreal Saints. Good thing he wasn't around when TFS was young and enjoyed himself a little.
Deadline to submit qualifying offers is today at 5:00 so we'll see if he gives one to gChyuk or not.
Meh, he will or he will lose him.
Now now. Bob McKenzie says CHé and the Habs might find their "sweet spot" at about 5 years, which sounds about right to me. If not, could be trouble. I really doubt gCHuck will be back in the fold.
St Pad may I recommend Preacher for your recovery. I have only watched the pilot but it rocks. Unlike American Gods which I am on hiatus from. Maybe it needs a binge watch.$5.5 for 5 sign me up
I fully understand K3X and juce's negative feelings towards Bargain Bin Bergy and his traveling salesman act. I don't trust him as far as I could throw him. But, until Geoff Molson says otherwise, he is the guy driving the Habs bus.Hopefully, he doesn't trade Galchenyuk because I think the kid still has a lot of potential. I'm fine with the Drouin trade, the few games Sergachev played didn't cause me to become attached to him. It's great to acquire a young, dynamic, highly skilled player. Let's all hope CJv2 let's him play his game.All that being said, let's remember why we frequent this joint. It is a blog that offers Habs fans a place to vent against the enemies, the putrid leaf, the dirty shit-stained broons and especially the arrogant fucking morons aka the Toronto media. Let's all remember that. I think where we went off the rails was our disdain became directed at Arrogant Fuckface and by extension BBB because of his misguided loyalty to his foxhole friend. Plus the shock of the PFK trade.I want to go back to the SFU bashing and making fun of the leaf and their sycophantic media.
Emty was more damaging the the Brand du Montreal than Harper was to the Conservative Brand.
Habs qualified Galchenyuk, De La Rose, Friberg and Lindgren. No QO: Matteau, MacMillan, Crisp, Johnston, Hanley, Thrower, Lowe.
What we nothing for DSP? That means we got nothing for that guy whatshis name.
Did Hanley and Thrower suck that bad? I thought Crisp had some promise too.
Is Bargain Bin hanging out at the Blues' dumpster? The Nail was just tossed into it...
Hey Hey Hey my my. My take on Canada 150 totally politically correct and therefore the true northfree.
Alzner says he wants to sign with the Habs. wants a long term deal.
Word is Vodkov wants 2 years, $6M/yr - if that is to believed. Vodkov has no agent and is doing his own negotiations and I don't think he's advertising what's on the table so either it's a) total BS, b) management does leak, or c) an 'insider' put it out to get the buzz on social media to gauge the fanbase reaction.
Give it to him, he plays one more season then he takes over from JJD and is paid more as an assistant coach than CJv2 as the head honcho. Bazinga!Or, he gets a skin rash in the final season and sits it out. Cap relief.
Problem is there is no cap relief for players signing contracts beyond the age of 35. So he could sign a 2 year deal, break his leg opening night and never play another game and 2 years of cap hit still apply. But I think he's proven himself the past few years and it's worth the risk.
Hi everyone!I just stopped in to say "Hi everyone!" My eyes have been shut to the machinations going on but I will not be able to stay quiet muCH longer.Sign CHé!
ps agree with Steve Preacher is awesome summer fun. Great beginning to this new season
Agree about Preacher. Hell of a Ride! Also FTWD nearly lost me but the last half of season 2 and this new season has picked it up. Love me some Daniel Salazar. Latest season of Better Call Saul is locked and loaded on the pvr. Going a bit shack whacky...currently watching an Ink master marathon...
I watched the 1st season of Preacher and was unimpressed. I tried reading the comics...they were horrible, probably the worst thing I ever read.I am pretty much done with the Dead, either show.Better Call Saul was decent, I've heard it's been renewed for season 4.
BCSS3 was very good but not spectacular. Crazy ending. GLOW is OK. ‘Baby Driver’ looks like fun.
LeBrun "Hearing that the Habs have investigated trying to get Emelin back from Vegas. Not sure if they'll proceed, however."BBB made his own bed and has to lie in it. HAHA!
Sens sign Sheik for 3 yrs, I think he got them to the playoffs so good for him.
leaf have $5,370,000 Bonus overage. I think that affects their cap next season.
Hope JD$ gets a real CHance. Same for CHud.The leaf should be fined the entire value of their disgusting cap hidden contracts.
Congrats to Condon on his new contract. The SFU had him as a leaf for the last two weeks. Keep trying fuckers.
Big new contract for McD coming up. Funny but wasn’t he supposed to bail on EDM and run into the Shanaplan arms?
SFU’s only concern is how this affects their leaf.
John Shannon feels that most Russians view Montreal as Hockey's Mecca and could see Kovalchuk and one day maybe OV trying to sign there. Not sure that will ever happen but I agree since the 70s series against the Habs it was clear Montreal is on another plane. Plus the city itself is probably the most cosmo international of all NHL cities.
Re-sign the three Russians.
Cold like Siberia too, they feel right at home.
Vodkov, Kovi, Y... the French fact (read the Brothers Karamazov and you'll notice the reverence for French intellectualism in 19th Century Russia is brought up a few times). I have never been to Russia, but I can imagine them finding Montreal or Ottawa as probably the least unpalatable places to relocate to, if they seek something marginally akin to what they grew up with. And Vodkov gaining Canadian citizenship also speaks volumes. The Boris Yeltsin experiment the current crop of young Russians grew up with, and the even more pitiful Trump fiasco playing out right now - you can just imagine the disdain they may have for Amerika - unless it's to get very very rich?
Hope something interesting happens soon. They have beat the hell out of the Mark Methotrexate story. I decided to leave that auto correct in.
Sounds like a drug.
I love autocorrect!
I guess Lefebvre told BBB he'll stay since he couldn't find another job.http://www.rocketlaval.com/en/sylvain-lefebvre-to-become-the-first-head-coach-of-the-laval-rocket/
R.I.P. Dave Semenko
A year to the day BBB traded PFK they gave #76 to Ikonen. Classless.
Semenko actually went 3 rounds with Ali? wow.
Just realized Chelios also traded on a 29th of June. I guess BBB does respect 'tradition' afterall.
It may not be politically correct but it describes everything. If Motherfucker can no longer get hand jobs what chance do the rest of us have for great motherfucking:) Next we will find that Samuel L Jackson "s wallet was Artico. I like to be optomistic, I like to be happy but sometimes the movie Shelter makes sense. Some time Jim Morrison can be seen as not just a poet but a prophet.
Jim Toth of TSN Winnipeg tweeted that Jets had 2 trades in place that died on floor at DRAFT 1 team backed out last min. other 1 player wouldn't waive M-NTC. He confirmed that (Y) was the player who refused to waive.
Pominville and Scandella to BUF, Ennis and Foligno to MIN. Guess BBB won't be getting Momesso's nephew on D afterall.
BBB likes to sign Cup winners. The best center of ailable fitting that bill is Nick Bonino. So expect him to throw a bunch of money at him. Hanzel mayb e an option. I like the size but I don't know if he has the skill this team needs. Guess we'll see what comes up tomorrow.
Hey BBB, Squid's available and he even comes back with a Habs jersey.
Players are getting bought-out left and right.
Happy 150th everyone!