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  1. I don't think you necessarily have to have size to play big. Subban, Emelin, and Bouillon are actually all examples of guys who use their size well, and frankly, I'd rather have those three guys than Gill and O'Byrne, even if the latter add size. Yes, I'd love to have big guys who play big, but it's more important to me to have guys who hit and play tough. What I'm less sure about is carrying several guys like kaberle, Diaz, and Weber, all of whom would be fine in isolation but who don't add very much outside of their offensive skill. It's hard to hide all of those guys on the same roster, especially with a non-physical player like markov also here. It's the reason I would have overpaid to get Suter, as it's extremely hard to find guys who have size, skill, toughness, and the ability to play big minutes all at once. I think at this point, the team needs to cut its ties with Weber, who really doesn't have a future here with the new crop of D men coming up, and Subban/Gorges/Emelin hopefully here long-term.

    there is no doubt that if players with the same skill the player with size will be better i beleive the reason LA won the cup last year was because of their size the way i see it a bigger player can cover more ice just by the extra reach he has and as a defenseman it is easier to move a 5'11" forward than a 6"2" forward in front of the net.if crosby was the size of malkin i dont think he would of missed as many games due to injuries.

  2. gomez kaberle bourque deharnais gionta markov and now armstrong are not tradeable for anything that would help us any more than what these players can provide you would probably get only second or third round draft choices and a few of these players you couldnt give away no team would be interested (rich contracts)so if they dont produce you send them down.

  3. Armstrong isn't a 30 - 40 goal scorer. He's being brought in to provide experienced sand paper to the line up and at a cheap price. He's good at getting under player's skins and he's not afraid to be around the net.

    armstrong might of been playing hurt but i will tell you hes all mouth you wont see him in too many scraps.

  4. Kaberle is nowhere near as bad as people make him out to be.

    There's a reason he got a relatively short deal and not huge money AND signed late in the Summer when he finally hit UFA...he's a flawed d-man and GM's know it.

    But he also has many assets he brings to the table, and is wildly underrated by Habs fans.

    The cap concerns are incredibly minor, people are misguided if they think the reason Bergevin didn't make a big splash this year was because of Gomez' contract...the market was horrible after Parise/Suter and they weren't coming to Montreal.

    yea but were they trying to get those guys anyways they are going to talk to shane doan (coyotes)he is 36 years old and was making 4.5 mill last year on a small market team he will want at least 6mill year from the habs and probably for 3-4 years i think that would be a mistake unless they can sighn him for 1year at a time at say no more than 5 mill.

  5. There are still some top 6 guys out there. I'm not holding out hope, but you never know. Perhaps now that Nash has been dealt, other pieces will start to be traded/signed.

    it looks like MB is going for a rebuild he is going to wait for the previous draft picks that previous management made to mature.we could be in for some tough games to watch for the next few years which is OK as long as team is improving year after year. MB hasnt added anyone to the team i guess hes to buisy hiring new management people,( PK is still not sighned.)

    Too bad we couldn't make more of a splash in free agency this season. It would have been a great way for the new management to make a statement.

    absolutely right on.

  6. Sidney Crosby wouldn't look good playing for the Laffs. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    dont take this personal but if phil kessel scored 37 g and 45 a for the lafs and armstrong looked average on his best nights why would you pick him up.it looks like MB is scared to make a move in case its a wrong one.i would hate to go into next season with the same team.

  7. Don't count the Habs out of the picture to early,Tank is a term for armies and Bergevin is running a hockey team have no doubt about that.This team has a completely different perspective Bergevin and Dudley are winners and won't tolerate a losing mentality.

    what i don't understand is why the owners of the winipeg jets didn't keep dudley as the gm when they moved from atlanta to winipeg.(he has picked some good talent but he has also picked some bad ones too)

  8. Well I think that this team has improved only in toughness no other improvements. I am ready to watch The Bulldogs while on 2013 Tank Watch. I don't mind since this is a very deep draft so we'll get great prospects! Wouldn't mind being a basement team with most teams believing their still in it making are guys worth more.

    i agree it doesnt look like there are any changes and no other teams are interested in the likes of gomez kaberle desharnais markov gio pleks bourque or even cole for trades so no changes = same results.

  9. mmw, we are going to be fans of colby armstrong. great pickup.

    bonk and johnson v 2.0, eller and armstrong on that third line.

    he played 29 games last season and 50 the season before the leafs who are looking for size improvement would of sighned him for 1mill a year if he was any good (proned to injury)has lost a step.

  10. until they get rid of these players pleks, desharnais, gomez,kaberle, gionta, bourqe,maybe markov, (depending on injury status) and god only knows why they sighned armstrong this team is not going to make the playoffs. i hope i'm dead wrong but thats how i see it.

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