Jul 1, 2017

True patriot love ~ Happy Canada Day !

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  1. Hard to be too biased but some of us are lucky to live in the world's greatest country.

    Have an amazing Canada Day wherever you are fellow and feline FHFers!

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    1. I concur! Happy Canada Day, all. Nice to see Mr. Terry Fox up here - and Heart of Gold. Now let's sign us some Ruskies, Bergy! And the only son of our First Nations on the team, TFS while we're at it.

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  2. Happy 150th everyone!

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  3. Have a great Canada Day everyone.

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  4. Happy Canada Day eh!

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  5. Happy Canada Day eh!

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  6. the Maritimer8:29 AM

    My Dad turns 86 today. He still calls it Dominion Day. I don't argue it. Happy Birthday Dad and Canada, the greatest country in the world. Suck it Donald!

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  7. the Maritimer8:33 AM

    So, is Bargain Bin going to crawl out of the dumpster today and find us another new toy? I won't be sitting around waiting to find out. Draisaitl or Johansson would make my day.

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  8. How fitting would it be for Vodkov to be re-signed on Canada Day? Get 'er done BBB, pay the man.

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  9. Hey moe, if it happens please post this pic

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BHU1HnxDB7s/?taken-by=marki79red&hl=en

    ...or you can post it anyway.

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  10. Ward reports Unofficially hearing Alzner and Montreal Canadiens have agreed on a 5 year deal at roughly $4.5M per.

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    1. I'd rather sign Vodkov, but that's me.

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    2. Wilde tweeted yesterday:

      Warning: This is a fire breathing tweet.

      Just a hunch but I have the feeling Markov's talks stalled because Alzner's already done.

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    3. BBB said he was looking for a puck-moving D, Vodkov does that with his smarts, he was the top puck-moving D last season. Alzner is not a puck-moving D.

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  11. Habs and Preds were 2 of 3 teams on Bonino's list, the Preds got him.

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  12. Ron Hainsey goes to the leaf.

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  13. Me I see Alzner as a replacement for (Y) not Vodkov.

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    1. My thinking was the money. (Y) was $4.1 cap for one more year Alzner reportedly getting $4.5 for 5yrs and BBB won't pay vodkov?

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    2. Alzner terms in MTL: 5 x $4.625M

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  15. Hear 2 eastern teams interested in DDD. uh oh.

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  16. After Alzner signing the #Habs have $16.3M in free cap space. 18 roster players signed. Alzner says Montreal is probably the best hockey city in the world.

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  17. LeBrun says Montreal and Dallas are competing on Che now.

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  18. Habs sign Byron Froese 2 years and Patrick Holland for 2 years. leaf castoffs.

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    1. Holland is a 2-way, $575,000 AAV

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    2. 2-way for Froese also.

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  19. Alzner year by year: 1) $4mil +$2 mil sb. 2) $6 mil. 3) $4.625. 4) $1.5 mil + $1.5 sb. 5) $3.5 mil. Also, 7 team No Trade.

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  20. Flynn signs with the Stars.

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  21. Flynn signs with the Stars.

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  22. Flynn signs with the Stars.

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    1. See ya Erroll! Good luck in Dallas

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  23. the Maritimer2:31 PM

    Heh heh and meh. Bargain Bin just can't help himself. The team can't score goals and he signs even more guys that can't score goals. His brain is obviously wired backwards.

    Also, I just read that Alzner stated that Montreal is on a lot of players lists to come to and yet B.B. said in the past that players do not want to come there. So, which is it?

    Might as well move along, nothing to see here but more mediocrity.

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  24. Montreal Canadiens sign D Joe Morrow to a one-year, one-way contract

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  25. Matt Taormina signed with the Canadiens. 2 season (2 way)

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  26. Alfredsson leaving the senaturds.

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  27. So more AHL players for Lefebvre to 'develop'.

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    1. Add 2-year, 2-way for defenseman Matt Taormina

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    2. Heh Heh Heh...

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  28. the Maritimer3:58 PM

    Hey Vodkov! Joe Thornton signed for 1 year. Just sayin'...

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  29. This damn tablet. I don't know why it does multiple posts but I guess that gets us to ice cream quicker.

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  30. the Maritimer8:32 PM

    Pittsburgh signs Tin Tin, I didn't think he was still around.

    No CHe signing yet I see...

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  31. Happy 150 everyone and wow how lucky we are.
    Canada is a place where
    everyone in the human
    race can feel at home
    and that blows out
    the candles
    at any celebration

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  32. DGMB is like a global warming denier, analytics are just something the CHinese are pushing to take us over.

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  33. So Y is now with the Preds for a 3rd round pick...hmmmmm

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  34. Hearing that BBB has a presser planned for 3 pm Sunday...hes gonna tell us all how hard it is to make deals...

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  35. Maybe Poile will trade (Y) to BBB for gCHyuk straight up.

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  36. Vegas retained just under $1.2 million of Emelin's salary in the trade with Nashville

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  37. (Y) nixed a deal and wouldn't waive to go to Dallas so I guess the Predators weren't on his M-MTC list or he agreed to go there.

    A lot being made about Che's instagram where at the end he says 'I'm going home'. It's the off-season, why wouldn't he? Maybe he's invited to Vodkov's wedding.

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  38. Expect Vodkov to sign with the Preds. They would then have our big three.
    If TFS wants more than a $9 mill cap hit I would say by by. Its crazy MCJesus nearly $14 million, Ryan Johannson nearly $9. Disrali $10. I say let the other teams load up on overpriced talent and then make a team with the leftovers.

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    1. the Maritimer11:12 AM

      Les Predateurs don't need General Vodkov, they are already loaded on the back-end and just added a TU-14 tank. Look for Vodkov to sign a 2 year deal with the leaf... just to piss on MB. And I mean ON not OFF.

      Meanwhile, Chiapet out in Edmonton is daring anyone to offer sheet King Leon. I would do it just to fuck up his salary cap for years. $13 mil for McSaviour and $10 mil for Leon would catch up with you sooner or later.

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  39. DGMB presser has to be one of five things

    1)No trades or signings until playstation 5 release
    2) signed, CHE, 3)signed TFS, 4)signed gCHuck 5) Vodkov returns.

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    1. the Maritimer11:14 AM

      I'll take 1) Alex, for the win!

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    2. Most GM's had their pressers yesterday. BBB was probably too busy in a bidding war with Dallas over Che and signing all those AHLers for Laval.

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    3. Heh...heh...heh...

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    1. Good deal for both. Looking to see the AAV but who fucking cares because the deal is done!

      EAT SHIT SFU AND leafools!

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    2. That's a lot of beer for Geoff to commit to. But tabarnak, I'll burp to that! CHeers!!!!!! For the next nine years. I just tuned to my son, and told him I bet within the next nine years, before he's 19, we will see a Stanley Cup parade in this town, with this signing in the bag. GYFHG

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  41. Now that is a good signing...at least BBB will have something to talk about at the presser apart from all the others he hasn't signed yet

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  42. 10.5m x 8 years

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  43. Its a better value than the PFK deal, but still I wish he had of taken more of a home town discount. Crosby at 8.5. We now have room for only one more 8 mill contract. So we are stuck for 8 years in the same defense win one nothing strategy.

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  44. Listening to The The’s This is the day.

    https://itun.es/ca/VCJMm?i=211433536

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  45. If you take into account he got $70 of the 84 in signing bonus with the present value of $70 million over 8 years he is really getting close to $20 million a year if he invests wisely.

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  46. According to cap friendly, highest cap hits for 2018-19 is tied between three players at $10.5M:

    Carey Price
    Patrick Kane
    Jonathan Toews

    According to LeBrun, '$70 million worth of signing bonuses in TFS's $84 million contract'

    That's good for TFS because it protects against lockouts where he gets paid the signing bonuses whether there is one or not AND it makes him basically buy-out proof (kind of like Clark$on). Usually not a wise move for a franchise but BBB is desperate and can't afford to lose him. TFS and his agent got him a real good contract.

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  47. McDavid will likely be higher than $10.4 according to rumours.

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  48. Q: If Che doesn't come back how confident are you in your offence? 'Well, in playoff hockey, you get your bounce...'

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  50. "If you want loyalty, buy a dog" - Marc Bergevin on whether he expected loyalty from Radulov after taking a chance on him last year.

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  51. Lu on Radulov or Markov - Is the door open for negotiation on one or both?
    MB - Oh there's no more negotiation.

    Reporter on Markov or Radulov : Which one do you see ?
    MB - There's an expression in English - first come first serve.

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    1. CHe is playing ene mene miny moe with strippers.

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    2. Maybe DGMB he is learning? I hope Vodkov comes around first, in that case (and I think he will).

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  52. unconfirmed CHe is back 24 for 4 please make it true

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    1. https://twitter.com/BWiIdeTBD

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    2. The #Habs have acquired Rene Bourque from the Avs for a 3rd round pick in 2018. Not the Montreal/Colorado trade Habs fans were hoping for.

      RBQ!

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    3. Bot tweets are from a fake account hahahha

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    4. fake news even in hockey

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    5. Tony M says Rads final offer 5 years. Says Vodkov is shot.

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  53. TFS presser on now.

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    1. "That's what I have an agent for, I just wait for the news"

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    2. "We just kind of banged one out"

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    3. Habs tweet: "I'm really excited to have @KarlAlzner in front of me. That's a nice catch for us."

      They didn't quote that he hopes there's a way to get Vodkov and Che, he considers them good friends.

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  54. the Maritimer6:16 PM

    That's a lot of coin for a goalie. Personally, I'd rather be paying an elite center that much. What's Matt Murray making these days? He's only won two cups in a row.

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    1. Its not a disaster but we will be cap CHallanged from here on out. Even right now, not enough money to sign Vodkov, gCHuck and Che even with home town discounts.

      I say tell Vodkov to chill until playoffs and then sign him when the cap goes off.

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  55. the Maritimer9:17 PM

    If you tell me that the Habs are contenders with that group of centers, I'll tell you fuhgedaboutit. Unless MB pulls off a miracle trade or gCHuk has an awakening of some sorts, they're screwed.

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  56. No centers available?

    24 goal scorer, 24th overall pick 26 years old cost NJ and 2nd and a 3rd.

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  57. Thornton $8M for 1 year.
    leaf sign Marleau 3 YRS, $6.25M.

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  58. The fact that the facts a factual is nice for us. CHe is getting nothing burger's, so come on home to Webers BBQ.

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  59. Welcome to Ales Hemsky and his new hip! A RW scoring threat. Seeya later CHé Welcome to Ales Hemsky and his new hip! A RW scoring threat.

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    1. Nick: Molson Import Ales? Import for short?

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  60. Che to Dallas 5 years just over $6 million per.

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    1. https://twitter.com/DallasStars/status/881905953221865472?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

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    2. This frees room for a gCHuck signing though. Hemsky is for one year only. TFS salary jumps after that year. I think I understand DGMB on this one.

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  61. So much for BBB playing hardball in public.

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  62. Fuck this shit, CHe signs for 6.25 with Dallas, I eat that shit

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    1. In the minds of our leaders CHe was like PFK more illusion than reality. The reality is we are a mid pud in a mid pud

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  63. the Maritimer12:31 PM

    I'm just laughing at MB and his pathetic attempts to build a winner. To quote Burton Cummings: "Laughing ha ha ha ha, laughing, ha ha ha ha, were you laughing at me....?"

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  64. Okay its a bidness, but CHe is a hockey player and I think the Hockey Gods will not welcome this d.

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  65. the Maritimer1:03 PM

    I'll bet Sherbak really ups his game this fall in Laval once gCHuk teaches him the stripper circuit.

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  66. we can now add actual Russians to Belurianns and actual blacks to the ethinic group we are not going to deal with.

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  67. Interesting how some will push BBB's narrative.

    Marinaro tweets:

    HABS also offered Radulov 5yrs X $6.25M deal he signed w/Dallas. But to NET same money w/Habs it wouldve taken $7.127M avg instead of $6.25M

    Allan Walsh replies:

    European players can do RCA (Retirement Compensation Agreement), defer large portion of salary and pay 25% flat tax when they depart Canada.

    Basu:

    Alex Radulov says Habs offered same deal as Stars only after he agreed with Stars. At that point it was too late because he already agreed.

    "The money was basically at the same level. For me it was more the term because I really wanted 5 years at least on my deal" - Radulov

    I think I know who I believe came crawling back to the table.

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  68. BBB who claims to never discuss contracts in public certainly did just that yesterday regarding Vodkov and Che. He better pray his gars de chez nous has a stellar year. TFS was and is THE plan.

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  69. And didn't he say yesterday that GMs talk and there is no market as far as term for Che ?

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  70. I think that is exactly what Radulov is worth. Good money. Good term. Good for him.

    BBB howzabout you just focus on finding a damn centre...after you sign the one you already have even if you say he isn't a centre.

    And sign Vodkov. Or not. But you need another dman.

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  71. I think that is exactly what Radulov is worth. Good money. Good term. Good for him.

    BBB howzabout you just focus on finding a damn centre...after you sign the one you already have even if you say he isn't a centre.

    And sign Vodkov. Or not. But you need another dman.

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  72. Basu now tweets: I can confirm Habs made same offer that Alex Radulov signed with Stars, and it was made prior to July 1.

    And yet that was never mentioned??? I wonder...did BBB's camp only tell him that now?

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  73. On reports that Montreal matched the Dallas offer

    After when I said yes to Dallas. After when I said yes to my agent and Jim. I didn’t get called. My agent called and said Montreal called and said would you take the same deal. I said I already agreed with Dallas. I said it wouldn’t be fair, it wouldn’t be right. If you take it you take it. There’s no way back, right?

    https://betweenthebluelines.com/2017/07/03/quotable-alexander-radulov-jim-nill/

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  74. Che:

    I want to thank @CanadiensMTL fans, team and organization for a great year. Your passion and energy are amazing... (1/2)

    ...Thank you for making me feel like I was at home and welcome. I will never forget my time in this beautiful city. Je t'aime Montréal (2/2)

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  75. Thanks for you service Che.

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  76. the Maritimer3:24 PM

    If gCHuk is signed long term, I can understand MB's position on not giving big money or term to CHe. I would rather pay a 23 year old. That being said, find a fucking real center somewhere. I'm either/or on Vodkov. Hemsky is a joke. And not a funny one either. Play one of your kids ffs.

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  77. Merci for bringing some excitement to the Habs CHé. Have fun in a dead 'hockey' town.

    Hemsky is a meh signing but for $1M, no worries.

    Now fucking sign gCHuk.

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  78. If they have the cap room I wouldn't be surprised to see Markov lured to Washington by his buddy OV. A legit shot at the cup before he retires.

    BBB is waiting for Tavares next year when Plex's 6 million come off the books. You got issues with MB? Imagine Garth Snow as your GM. I think JT will want to move...but of course to Toronto, not Montreal.

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  79. Merci CHe. You did well and will be missed. In a world with no class and loyalty, being a man of your word is worth a a lot so good for you. Bbb is a slimy lying dog and you have more class in your two front teeth than he has in his entire 70's fucking wardrobe.

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  80. the Maritimer4:38 PM

    I think it's way past time to introduce some fresh legs onto this pud infested team. Hemsky will be gone before Xmas and Turtleplex by the TDL. Time to bring Nikita and CHudon into the picture. Time for Vodkov to retire. Let Big McM crush some people. If I'm going to watch hockey, I want to see a fast, skilled team that can carry a puck into the O-zone instead of the emptydumpandchase.

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    1. Chester4:20 PM

      Ya you know I agree.
      Plexx is old and slow and Vodkov well... it was nice knowing you.
      I'm kind of disappointed though.
      Hopefully we will sign up Gchuck.
      He just need some Clawed time.
      I'm hoiping the summer will bring something to smile about
      Go Habs

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  81. No other soul crushing news. I think I am keeping my avatar although I said the same thing about Lego.

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  82. FWIW, I'd like to revive the () and suggest Hemsky be nicknamed A(a)H or (a) for short.

    The beauty of FHF nicknames is they force an FHFer to properly type the nick in the(ir) midst of FHFun.

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    1. I don't know the parentheses thing. Unless it comes from the 1(a) and 1(b) goalie shemolagh? Please to explain

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    2. Moeman...i am with you on it. It's your blog after all. Welcome to MontreL A(a)H

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    3. it really does not matter because we will not be typing that much:)

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  83. CHé, CHé, CHé took our offense away
    He took it away to the Lone Star State
    CHé, CHé, CHé took our offense away
    He took it away, he took it from the CH

    Take me take me take me to the agent of CHé
    Find out why Habs fans lost his respect?
    Bring me bring me bring me to the Bergevin
    Find out where's our Right-wing threat?

    oh oh oh

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    1. Hey Hey My My that good

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  84. I sure hope that....oh never mind wake me up in September.

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  85. the Maritimer7:53 AM

    Interesting how over at the disgusting sportsnet site there are many articles about the leaf and Marleau, all positive, and many about the Habs and Radulov, all negative. Way to go fuckers.

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    1. the leaf have 3 players better than anyone on our team. Now I dont consider goalies as part of that equation. Goalies are not hockey players, they are ice walkers on another astral plane.

      Druid whats his nick may be better than everyone but Shaggy. BBQ on the scale may be better than Sailor. Nevertheless Bigcock is a better coach, and he lets players play, even made the Jackal useful.

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  86. Happy 4th of July to our American neighbours.

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    1. Hate the sin love the sinner. Since they offed JFK America has been the evil empire. The people dont know because they are taught different.

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  87. https://www.broadstreethockey.com/2017/7/3/15918132/philadelphia-flyers-andrei-markov-rumor-report-ron-hextall-analysis-huh-what

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    1. based upon what I have seen DBMB has a verbal with Traves, thats the only explanation that makes sense. Vodkov has taken fair money. Its too late to cash in now!! Take the league minum and be a Hab employee for life. It reminds me of Alf in Ottawa. If we have the cap space give him 6 for a year as a bone. At trade deadline 6 mill in cap space could mean the cup.

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  88. Do tigers CHange their spots. No because tigers have stripes. CHe is an animal, a full blooded cossak with conquest in his heart. In Dallas they have concealed carry laws, believe me now and I will tell you later CHe and guns will make headlines.

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    1. the Maritimer12:42 PM

      Pretty hard to carry and conceal a Kalashnikov...

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  89. I'm all for A(a)H. 1M$ for 1 year, no problem. The guy came back after surgery and 4 months of non-hockey and scored 7 points in 14 games. That's roughly 40 points with a lot of if's. Worth a shot.

    Congrats to TFS.

    Bye bye Ragoût, thanks for the fun!

    Sign Vodkov, NAO!

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  90. I am listening to 690 and all the fan tweets saying he is a bad guy. No he is just a guy who went with the money. Condemn all who go there or shut the fuck up.

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  91. Bergevin is sleeping...Yakupov to Colorado

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    1. Dodged that bullet.

      If taking another shot that's more likely to end up like that wet spot on your bed sheets rather than a Marxist revolutionary, then I'd prefer to gamble on Grigorenko than Yakupov any day of the week.

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    2. Then, I think we can agree to disagree, I hope he dodges the Grigorenko bullet as well...

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  92. we are not contenders unless someone does a Nancy Kerrigian to the whole league. So what is the fucking point really. We are switched on glide. The only hope is the CJ2J can make men our of mininons. Do not fear the collapse welcome yourself to the suck

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    1. Already? In July???

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    2. Do you mean a Tonya Harding to the league?

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  93. DDD is with the Rags now.

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    1. the Maritimer2:36 PM

      That's funny.....!

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    2. they needed a carbon neutral zombonie

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  94. 2 Eastern teams were interested, maybe BBB was playing hardball again.

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  95. screw u guys! enuf with the DDD bashing. add another team i now have to cheer for when BBB's 'contender now' team is eliminated in december!

    (-) n8, chè, (Y), ghetto, auto, thomas jr,
    (+) rbq, a(l)es, druid, holland...

    omg.... FML. its happening again!

    we once had: tintin, diazling, weber1.0, streit, pfk, chelios

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  96. Hey kidz.

    - there will be a fresh SF this Friday
    - I suggested the use of ( ) in semi honour of our use of (Y)
    - did I mention there will be a fresh SF this Friday
    - will gCHuk go to arbitration?
    - BTW, there will be a fresh SF this Friday
    - the SFU are likes pigs in shit (apologies to pigs)
    - speaking of pigs, Netflix's 'Okja' is pretty incredible and thought-provoking
    - speaking of pretty incredible and thought-provoking, there will be a fresh SF this Friday

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  97. Cube is now player development coach.

    Trevor Timmins now assistant GM.

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    1. the Maritimer2:07 PM

      Cronyism at its finest

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    2. everybody is getting paid, its like the Sopranos on ice

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  98. Good article.

    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/pekka-rinne-nashville/

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  99. McDavid 8 years. $12.25M per.

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  100. gCHuk signed 3 yrs 14.7$M!

    Eat it SFU.

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    2. the Maritimer8:34 PM

      Sign and trade I'll bet. mb and cj don't trust him, maybe even don't like him a la Tyler Seguin. The winds of change are blowing through Montreal. I fear they will be lottery team next year. Too many other teams have improved and have more in the system to help than does Mtl. Of course, injuries can change all that, just ask Tampa.

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  101. Also, too, I have been mostly away and using beta iOS 11 and had a few comments bloggered to Dog knows where.

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  102. Ok...so that leaves Vodkov...get it done ffs!

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  103. gCHuck thank God for now. Sheerback is his little lazy brother. Otherwise lets hope we do not make the playoffs and get another draft pick we can trade for a real player.

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  104. Once gCHyuk filed for arbitration BBB blinked, PFK showed him you'd better not even try. If I were gCHyuk, I'd walk after the 3 years the way he was crapped on by the organisation to the public and seeing Drouin get a long-term, public signing even before lacing his skates. The double-standards are shamelessly displayed.

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  105. Not saying I don't like Drouin either but he didn't exactly act 'princely' in Tampa.

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  106. You know, as the supposed finest hockey club in the world, I'm growing tired of the brass throwing young guys like gCHuk under the bus by saying things like he's not defensively responsible enough to be trusted as a centre iceman. Here's a fucking idea. You have about 37 coaches in the ranks from head coach to skate lace tying coach. How about you fucking teach the kids to play better hockey! In his case, gCHuk obviously has the talent oozing from every pore and it just needs to be properly channeled. You stuck him on the wing for three years because 'he was too young' to play centre, then you give him a dozen games here, a few games there and hey he's not playing this position properly he can't be trusted! Stupid Russian! Quick throw any random player, preferably of Quebec descent in his place! Phew, that's much better. The lack of respect shown to some of these guys is utterly mind blowing and I just don't understand. Is it an ego trip? Is it racism? Is it just plain stupidity?

    I sure hope they give him another shot at centre, between Max and kidG. He deserves it. But I feel his days may be numbered in Montreal. It may or may not be this year, but I also agree this is likely his last contract with the CH.

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    1. They need to (re)hire Carbo to teaCH face-offs and the centre position.

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    2. Well said! Honestly, I think they're going to try to trade him which is too bad. Heard a Scotty Bowman quote today: 'you can teach defence but you can't teach a player to score'

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    3. the Maritimer7:52 AM

      +1.

      There is a lot of tarnish gathering on the Montreal Canadiens image. Is it all Bergevin's fault? I don't know. I do know that the last two players who truly understood what it meant to be a Montreal Canadien were treated pretty shabbily --- Cammallari and Subban. I find it's getting harder and harder to find any positives to talk about.

      I crossed paths on the golf course yesterday with some buddies who cheer for different teams. One of them asked me: "What's going on with your Habs? I couldn't believe they let Radulov walk."
      My reply: "I think they are trying to be a lottery team. Bergevin's an idiot."

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    4. Carbo? The Habs play the media like a fiddle, if Carbo gives the media the salute again that would probably end.

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  107. ...trying to remain positive...signing Galchenyuk is a relief... for now - as others wiser thank have stated - going balls out and threatening arbitration or actually going to arbitration is usually the kiss of death. With a corrupt and dishonest GM running the show, I wouldnt be buying any 27 jerseys this year (with a name on it at least - unless you get a true legend at 27 - Mahovlich) . So no sign of a centreman or of Markov...it is going to be an interesting summer my fhfriends...

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  108. they finaly get around to doing an aborted presser with gCHuck. WTF it seems like kindergarten some days. No matter what the club should have done a proper press conference for gCHuck.

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  109. > https://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2017/07/summer-reading-on-sf.html

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