Habs Future Looks Bright?

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    Habs Future Looks Bright?

    This is what bugs me about bandwagon media:


    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=453538" rel="nofollow">http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=453538


    The article headlines that the future of the present Habs team looks bright yet spends almost the entire text outlining the vast number of ufa and rfas the present team has which almost assures a large scale roster change. So is the future bright or uncertain then for the present team? Yeesh....


    The implication is that the team is young and full of promise when in reality the average age of the their playoff roster was actually older than the B's, LA, and Chicago. They loaded up on vets over the summer and at the deadline (Parros, Briere, Vanek, Weaver, Murray, Weise, etc). And what rooks did Therrien really play in the post-season? Beaulieu in limited mins when Emelin went down, Galy when he came back from injury and Tokaski because he had to. Yet the article in its headline (and espoused by many of its fans) implies that they are in the middle of a "re-build" when nothing could be further from the truth.


    Same crap when they went to the ECF on the shoulders of Halak a few seasons back and how did that work out? Media band-wagoning at its worst.


     

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from kelvana33. Show kelvana33's posts

    Re: Habs Future Looks Bright?

    Happen every year in every sport. The "experts" rarely get it right, none that I saw predicted the Rangers would make the SCF's, but they will next year.




     
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    I responded to that TSN 'story' but no doubt my 'Hab overachievers will soon be brought back to reality next season' comment will have been either disliked in the 3 figures or commented off their board by now.  

    TSN. Making it up as they go along.

     

     

     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from dezaruchi. Show dezaruchi's posts

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    In response to kelvana33's comment:


    Happen every year in every sport. The "experts" rarely get it right, none that I saw predicted the Rangers would make the SCF's, but they will next year.








    It sure makes Torts look bad too doesn't it? 2 teams swap coaches. One of them goes to the Finals while the other one tanks early. Hard not to look at coaching after the outcomes.

     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from Crowls2424. Show Crowls2424's posts

    Re: Habs Future Looks Bright?

    Headline doesn't match the content of the article.

    Bergevin has a tough task ahead of him with RFA's; Subban, Eller and playoff sweetheart Dale Weise.  UFA's include; Markov, Vanek, Gionta, Weaver and Boullion.

    CapGeek projects $26.45M to work with.  Good amount of room, but no shortage of moves.

     

     

     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from jmwalters. Show jmwalters's posts

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    In response to kelvana33's comment:
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    Happen every year in every sport. The "experts" rarely get it right, none that I saw predicted the Rangers would make the SCF's, but they will next year.


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     Which probably means they will not qualify....lol. Usually how it works.

     

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from jmwalters. Show jmwalters's posts

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    In response to Crowls2424's comment:
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    Headline doesn't match the content of the article.

    Bergevin has a tough task ahead of him with RFA's; Subban, Eller and playoff sweetheart Dale Weise.  UFA's include; Markov, Vanek, Gionta, Weaver and Boullion.

    CapGeek projects $26.45M to work with.  Good amount of room, but no shortage of moves.

     

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    Indeed it will be very interesting to see what they do and who they keep. Whatever happens it appears the team is in for a bit of an overhaul.

     

     

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from days-of-Orr. Show days-of-Orr's posts

    Re: Habs Future Looks Bright?

    i'll take the B'S lineup over theirs for the foreseeable future, at least.... 

    “People think common sense is common - but it's not.”


     
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from SanDogBrewin. Show SanDogBrewin's posts

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    But isn't that TSNs and CBCs job, or other Canadian bases media outlets, to pump up their readers about Canadian based teams ?

     

    The Rangers are a year older n wiser and have MSL. Vancouver had injuries pretty early this season and don't have Lundqvist. I couldn't name one defenseman on the Canucklheads that can do what Girardi, McDonagh and Staal have done in this years playoffs.

    That doesn't excuse Torts hallway performance in Calgary. That put one of the last nails in the coffin for his coaching career.

     

    Playoffs: Reilly Smith > Tyler Seguin

     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from jmwalters. Show jmwalters's posts

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    But isn't that TSNs and CBCs job, or other Canadian bases media outlets, to pump up their readers about Canadian based teams ?

     

     

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    CBC yes, TSN historically no. Cullen actually has his Team profiles listing what they need and what they have which is quite informative. This article, however, is misleading fantasy. They should have let Cullen handle it.

     

     

     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from days-of-Orr. Show days-of-Orr's posts

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    In response to Crowls2424's comment:


    Headline doesn't match the content of the article.


    Bergevin has a tough task ahead of him with RFA's; Subban, Eller and playoff sweetheart Dale Weise.  UFA's include; Markov, Vanek, Gionta, Weaver and Boullion.


    CapGeek projects $26.45M to work with.  Good amount of room, but no shortage of moves.


     


     





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    Thomas Vanish won't be getting an offer from the shabs anytime soon....  as for Markov, it looks like he'll have to accept a two-year offer or they'll let him test fa....

     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from jmwalters. Show jmwalters's posts

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    Thomas Vanish won't be getting an offer from the shabs anytime soon....  as for Markov, it looks like he'll have to accept a two-year offer or they'll let him test fa....

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    Markov will be re-signed. Who on earth do the Habs have that can soak up his 25+ mins a night? Subban can't play 40 mins all by himself.

     

     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from SanDogBrewin. Show SanDogBrewin's posts

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    Markov won't be cheap for Montreal. Betcha Lou Lam snaps up Gionta, the Dallas Stars of the North East. Before this year I thought Gionta had something left in the tank, oh was I mistaken.

    I wonder if Bergevin makes a run at Gaborik ?

    I can see the Gazette headlines now...

     

    Playoffs: Reilly Smith > Tyler Seguin

     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from jmwalters. Show jmwalters's posts

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    Markov won't be cheap for Montreal. Betcha Lou Lam snaps up Gionta, the Dallas Stars of the North East. Before this year I thought Gionta had something left in the tank, oh was I mistaken.

    I wonder if Bergevin makes a run at Gaborik ?

    I can see the Gazette headlines now...

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    The "rumour" is Paul Stastny because they need a bona fide 1st line centerman. DD is simply not it....

     

     

     
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    The "rumour" is Paul Stastny because they need a bona fide 1st line centerman. DD is simply not it....

     

     

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    He certainly isn't but i think he has about 3 yrs left on his overpaid deal,i see them taking a run at Stastny as well if they have enough cap space.

     
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    Re: Habs Future Looks Bright?

    "Thomas Vanish"....LOL, I love it!




     
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    He certainly isn't but i think he has about 3 yrs left on his overpaid deal,i see them taking a run at Stastny as well if they have enough cap space.

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    Yep. He's not horrible but fits much better as a second liner than trying to be "the man" on the first. At the time of his signing he had just come off a decent year and the team really didn't have another option. The onus is now on Bergevin to upgrade his team in the midst of half the roster heading towards free agency. The next season will likely make or break him

     

     

     
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    "Thomas Vanish"....LOL, I love it!




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    Thats a keeper for sure.

     
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    Re: Habs Future Looks Bright?

    For both the rangers and habs: they got a lot further than they should have, the hockey gods smiled on them, their rosters still aren't overly impressive. Although man the rangers blue line is deep

     
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    For both the rangers and habs: they got a lot further than they should have, the hockey gods smiled on them, their rosters still aren't overly impressive. Although man the rangers blue line is deep

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    hockey gods or not those teams made it further than the B'S....

    hockey gods shouldn't be taken into consideration when PC addresses what went wrong....

     
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    In response to Crowls2424's comment:
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    Headline doesn't match the content of the article.

    Bergevin has a tough task ahead of him with RFA's; Subban, Eller and playoff sweetheart Dale Weise.  UFA's include; Markov, Vanek, Gionta, Weaver and Boullion.

    CapGeek projects $26.45M to work with.  Good amount of room, but no shortage of moves.

     

     

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    Most thought Bergevin was brilliant by not signing pk long term.  That bridge deal was right in pks wheel house.  Dont be shocked if he gets offered a massive offer sheet.  

    Gionta, Boullion Vanek are gone.  Weise will take a friendly deal.  Weaver likely looks to the highest bidder(he was excellent for them).  

    Subban,Markov Lars all resigned.  

    I see the habs being active on the trade front.  

     
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    Most thought Bergevin was brilliant by not signing pk long term.  That bridge deal was right in pks wheel house.  Dont be shocked if he gets offered a massive offer sheet.  


    Gionta, Boullion Vanek are gone.  Weise will take a friendly deal.  Weaver likely looks to the highest bidder(he was excellent for them).  


    Subban,Markov Lars all resigned.  


    I see the habs being active on the trade front.  


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    i'd love to see another team dictate Subban's value and put the shabs up against the cap for years to come....  


    i don't see it happening though because teams know the shabs will be matching unlike the Flyers who didn't think Nashville had the means to hang on to Shea Weber....


    still, i see Subban getting a max deal at around 8 mil. per....

     
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    Toronto should make a crazy offer. They have lots of money.  Wtv the matket sets for pk tor shoukd give 1m more per year. 





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    Toronto, now wouldn't that be a kick in the head to the shabs....

     

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