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  1. an evening full of ups and downs to start settling in towards a new season. I don't hope this is a sign of what is not to come, for we waited another 2 periods of awkwardness before we scored a goal, .. but as unpredictable as always, .. it's turned out to be 3 in a row, and the game seemed over after that. nice to see young blood getting acquainted with each other, and Mete/Juulsen wasn't hard on the eye (in my view) and showed potential. the powerplay, .. not sure which team has the advantage after the opposite team gets penalized. shooting .. please shoot the puck! .. there
  2. I'll probably watch all the games, like the most of you I'll be hoping we get something done or at lest that we may hope to see some growth this season. I lost hope for competing for the cup after we said goodbye to Rads, because I really believed that the team could learn a lot from him, he could show how it was done, and I loved his tooth-less smile I'm in rebuild mode, even if MB isn't, .. you can't win a cup with just Price and Weber, so if they make the play-offs, fine, .. but I wish they would get serious and that management would stop playing possum or wannabe. I hope the
  3. must have been '67 / '68 since I started watching hockey, my dad was a leafs fan, so was my brother, but I was set on Montreal, their game just looked better, .. or maybe it was just the jerseys, .. but I still recall the impact of some of the great players of that time, .. Hull, Mikita , Keon, Orr, these types of players is what makes hockey great, and because of the speed on the ice, nearly always (over)exciting to watch.
  4. agree, I grew up watching Beliveau retire, The Pocket Rocket wearing the C, F. Mahovlich coming over from Toronto, Y. Cournoyer being nick-named the Roadrunner, Dryden as a champion Rookie, Lemaire and Lafleur in their starting years, Laperierre on defense, and then some. for most of us older viewers (I believe) you are right by stating more names than the one or two. Montreals "Golden Years" were accompanied by good and great(er) players. in the Golden years, there was no speaking of making the play-offs, the NHL knew (even with Bobby Orr) that Montreal would be a team to
  5. sorry for the late reply, and in being late, reading most of your posts I'll try to stay objective to my own opinion, for I have read many good and bad reasons to (dis)like him. how has MB done this last year? .. quite well actually .. he is taking good care of himself, .. and seems to be planning ahead. although this is about t the last year or so, I can't seem to shake that he has strayed from a contender to a there's nothing left team. the only way he now can go is up. hauling in prospect's like it's Christmas Eve, and now saying we need 3-5 years to develop. how lo
  6. Pittsburgh Penguins‏ @penguihs Volgen@penguihs volgen Meer Blockbuster! :The #Pens have acquired forward Max Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Zach Aston-Reese, Domink Simon, a 1st round pick and two 2nd round picks. All info: http://pens.pe/5dwafaw I read it as a quick tweet, more were not amused. and just seeing it quick after a nightshift got the best of me.
  7. sorry guys, I read somewhere this morning (European time) that he went to Pittsburg , but I can't seem to find anything on it, must not have been so.
  8. seems to me that the worst part of it is that no-one (of any real status) is willing to come to Montreal, seems only 3rd/4th line players are willing, but they have lesser of a choice. does this mean that the good/better players are not willing to play under MB? i have heard the Canadian market is not friendly (tax-wise), and yet J.T. and others have gone to Canadian markets, and as said, they can make up for losses by doing tire commercials .. so is it just that this man (MB) is just simply too hard to work with? I still believe (even though he (MB) has enough NHL experience),
  9. indeed the right word of choice, .. just plain Embarrassing.
  10. I feel more that he is not willing to admit to the fact of a full rebuild, perhaps because of the signings Weber / Price, .. which would sound near senseless in a full rebuild. and maybe he promised Carey a Cup in Montreal, or at least for him to be part of it .. admitting then to a full rebuild may get Price`s moral down to the same level as Patches was after finally finding a match in Radulov and losing him just when they thought they had something going.
  11. Subban, at the time of his trade, I too, believe he was too much to handle in Montreal. MB is (what I think) not the kind of guy who lets you stand in his way (mind wise). he had a job to do, to get Montreal going again. Timing has everything to do with it. MB (and maybe Molson) thought it was best that after "no excuses", to put all focus in a win now attitude. But then he screwed up, .. forgetting the importance of Markov / Radulov, and in never finding this team a decent Centermen. Price dropped in value, (still better than many others), Weber became ill, and no-one found Pac
  12. unless they do decide, or find a way to get Tavaris, then I would like for him to stay, otherwise I`m inclined to agree.
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