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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:49 pm 
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Then again, why couldn't the Habs trade Galchenyuk for Duchene?

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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:29 pm 
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Galchenyuk trade rumours picking up steam. Based on last year's major deal, Bergevin will sell low in exchange for moar grit.

Galchenyuk for Kruger or some dumb shit like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:08 am 
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The Habs announce that lifetime Hab Markov will not be back. Habs have 8.5M in cap space and no one else to spend it on, but Bergevin is too proud to give the General two years.

Markov was their best dman last year. Yes, better than Weber after he puttered out two months in. Markov was the only guy capable of exiting the zone and starting the offence with one pass.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:16 pm 
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The Habs announce that lifetime Hab Markov will not be back. Habs have 8.5M in cap space and no one else to spend it on, but Bergevin is too proud to give the General two years.

Markov was their best dman last year. Yes, better than Weber after he puttered out two months in. Markov was the only guy capable of exiting the zone and starting the offence with one pass.
That's a shame. He's a very good player. Bergevin must be feeling the heat.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:36 pm 
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I'm getting pretty close to a Go Leafs Go


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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Markov says he was willing to take a one-year deal but it takes two to tango. He'll return to Russia and rep the Motherland in the Olympics.

Honestly, the Habs need Markov more than he needs them. He's got kids to take care of and a new wife. Bergevin has no one to play with Weber or distribute the puck on the PP consistently. Alzner and Schlemko are all he's got.

Another baffling offseason for a GM that's only bulletproof till the next missed playoff.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:55 pm 
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The defence without Markov might be disastrous. A severe overvaluation of what pretty good defencemen Alzner and Schlemko can bring to the table. (And perhaps Streit and Jerabek, but I suspect they'll fight it out for a complementary role.)

Alzner-Weber
Schlemko-Petry
Davidson-Benn
Jerabek
Streit
Lernout

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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:18 pm 
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"Fuck this team."

I haven't watched a game this past year, but I've still been reading about this "let's cheer on and give money to a company" league. Subban was the final nail in the NHL's racist coffin for me and I couldn't continue to ignore it given the how much of a business this sport has become. It's "just business" for everyone involved - why the hell am I not treating it like a business? Am I passionate about Best Buy?

So why am I posting? Conversation :) I won't be knowledgeable about any game at all. But I do know how businesses are run. And Bergevin/Molson are doing a shitty job on product, but great on profit....kinda like Apple ;) They're alienating a large portion of the fan base and are turning the Habs into the Leafs (prior to Shanny). MB doesn't really have a plan and is playing the role of "River Boat Gambler" while relying on PR - luckily, he has Timmins playing the role of Banker. Gamblers, at best, break even but with Timmins, MB has a lot of currency to blow through - even if the River Boat Gambler doesn't know how to develop players.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Sam? Izzat you? What up!? Boy I hope I'm not getting the name wrong...I'm so terrible at names these days. :oops:

Anyway, I'd like to throw another question into the mix as well: Is Trevor Timmins losing his touch? I mean, they keep trading his best picks, but he hasn't had a real home-run draft class since 2009 or something, by my observation.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuck this team
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:31 am 
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Welcome back to the sticky web that is The Habs organization under Molson 2.0.

The team has crossed the realm from business to political entity. Molson is looking to build a new state-of-the-art factory and haven't decided on a location (it'll either be Montreal or a nearby suburb), and you can bet Montreal is moving heaven and earth to keep them on the island. The city ostensibly gifted the team a Formula E street race that closed major roadways for weeks and a 65K person outdoor amphitheatre, which requires shutting down a popular public park for two years. The Habs built a giant condo and office tower. What the Habs want, the Habs get.

What does this mean for the hockey team itself? They're part of a much larger picture for the organization. Also, Bergevin's attitude -- uncooperative with media, arrogant, dishonest -- is basically the attitude of the organization in general.

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