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and why number 15 with the Habs? he wore 13 with Philadelphia and Boston... #15 has had a bad association for me because it was Rejean Houle's number and all I can think of when I think of him is missing wide open nets :blink: and his tenure as GM :( even Bobby Smith couldn't remove that stink...

Forget Reggie Houle & think of the others greats to wear that number with the habs:

The afformentioned Bobby Smith...

Sergei Samsonov

Paul Dipietro

Jack Adams

Andrew Cassels

Gus Mancuso

John Mahaffy

Ab McDonald

Irv McGibbon

Adie LaFrance

Eric Houde

Bill Meronek

Bert Olmstead

Armand Raymond

Paul Raymond

Dainius Zubrus

Bill Summerhill

Pierre Sevigny

Wow, come to think of it, #15 is a really bad number for the habs !!

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Metro might be the only one on the team to challenge Cammalleri when it comes to witty quotations. From TSN:

Metropolit, 34, says this is the first time since his rookie year in 1999-2000 with the Washington Capitals that he's seen consistent time on the power play. He says the new role and the success that's come with it couldn't have come at a better time.

"Well, it's a big year," the Toronto native said with a smile. "You've got the Olympics coming up."

Did I mention I'm a fan of this guy? :D

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=297034

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"Metropolit is a waste of 1 million bucks and just filler... has to be better out there somewhere." -- unnamed member of this board... <_<

(JR, you said some very uncomplimentary things, but you get a pass because you've admitted your error ;) )

"In 2003 Metropolit crossed the Atlantic to play in Helsinki with Jokerit for the 2003–04 season. In a brilliant first season, he scored the most points on the team, 50, with 15 goals and 35 assists, the fifth-highest total during the regular season. He scored six goals during seven playoff games that year, but Jokerit were eliminated in the quarterfinals.

In the 2004–05 season Metropolit and Marko Jantunen were the team's best goal scorers during the regular season, both scoring 16 goals, and Metropolit scored the most points on the team with 31 assists, totalling 47 points; the eighth-highest total in the league. In the playoffs he scored five goals and six assists, including a 3-on-5 shorthanded goal against Ilves's Vesa Toskala in the quarterfinals. The team went on to win the silver medal.

Metropolit became a very popular player with the Jokerit fans, who had a number of chants dedicated to him. He is remembered as a gifted playmaker, with one of his favorite spots, on the outside of the left faceoff circle in the offensive zone, being called "Metro's office" by TV commentators and fans, in honor of Wayne Gretzky's "office" behind the goal. He and Marko Jantunen formed a memorable duo on the penalty kill, scoring several short-handed goals. His player number in Jokerit was #50.

After two years with Jokerit, Metropolit moved to Switzerland where he won the Nationalliga A championship with HC Lugano. He also led the league in scoring during the regular season."

-- http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Gl...it#encyclopedia

I wonder if Metropolit would have been given a shootout chance tonight... he's 0 for 2 lifetime...

and why number 15 with the Habs? he wore 13 with Philadelphia and Boston... #15 has had a bad association for me because it was Rejean Houle's number and all I can think of when I think of him is missing wide open nets :blink: and his tenure as GM :( even Bobby Smith couldn't remove that stink...

Sorry to dampen your enthusiasm Wayne but his stint in the NHL "until this season" has not been that impressive. He is what I would call a journeyman NHLer

Before he went to Europe he was in Washington's farm system and played only 103 NHL games in 4 seasons from 1999-2003 in the Washington Capital's system tallying 47 pts. His stats after Europe are about the same as what he had before playing in Europe.

2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers - Played 57 games had 28 pts went to St. Louis

2006-07 St. Louis Blues - Played 20 games had 5 pts

For a total of 33 pts in 77 games in 2006-07.

2007-08 Boston Bruins - 33 pts in 82 games

2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers - 14 pts in 55 games before being placed on waivers where he was claimed by Montreal

2008-09 As a Hab - 3 pts in 20 games

For a total of 17 pts in 77 NHL games in 2008-09.

Though it is a pleasant surprise that he has 8 pts in 8 games it is unlikely he will keep scoring at such a torrid pace. Unless of course he is a very late bloomer in the NHL. ;)

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Sorry to dampen your enthusiasm Wayne but his stint in the NHL "until this season" has not been that impressive. He is what I would call a journeyman NHLer

Before he went to Europe he was in Washington's farm system and played only 103 NHL games in 4 seasons from 1999-2003 in the Washington Capital's system tallying 47 pts. His stats after Europe are about the same as what he had before playing in Europe.

2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers - Played 57 games had 28 pts went to St. Louis

2006-07 St. Louis Blues - Played 20 games had 5 pts

For a total of 33 pts in 77 games in 2006-07.

2007-08 Boston Bruins - 33 pts in 82 games

2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers - 14 pts in 55 games before being placed on waivers where he was claimed by Montreal

2008-09 As a Hab - 3 pts in 20 games

For a total of 17 pts in 77 NHL games in 2008-09.

Though it is a pleasant surprise that he has 8 pts in 8 games it is unlikely he will keep scoring at such a torrid pace. Unless of course he is a very late bloomer in the NHL. ;)

I'm sure his scoring will slow to a crawl eventually, but I'm not a supporter of Metropolit just because of his admittedly surprising point-scoring touch this season... I like his overall game, the points are a bonus...

my point is Metropolit has shown he does have decent hands... I know just about everyone says Toskala let in a bad goal that game, but I want to point out it was also an excellent shot by Metropolit -- he could have hit the side of the net, shot it across the crease in front of Toskala, or fired it too low and hit Toskala where he was against the post, but he didn't, he hit the top corner where it stood a chance of going in...

the reason he's never been a big point producer in the NHL is he's considered too small AND he's such a good defensive player that he spends a lot of his ice-time on the PK or against the other team's top lines so he hasn't been given as much offensive responsibility as he might get with JM... so putting him on the PP isn't the same as taking any other 3rd or 4th liner and plopping him on the PP...

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I'm sure his scoring will slow to a crawl eventually, but I'm not a supporter of Metropolit just because of his admittedly surprising point-scoring touch this season... I like his overall game, the points are a bonus...

my point is Metropolit has shown he does have decent hands... I know just about everyone says Toskala let in a bad goal that game, but I want to point out it was also an excellent shot by Metropolit -- he could have hit the side of the net, shot it across the crease in front of Toskala, or fired it too low and hit Toskala where he was against the post, but he didn't, he hit the top corner where it stood a chance of going in...

the reason he's never been a big point producer in the NHL is he's considered too small AND he's such a good defensive player that he spends a lot of his ice-time on the PK or against the other team's top lines so he hasn't been given as much offensive responsibility as he might get with JM... so putting him on the PP isn't the same as taking any other 3rd or 4th liner and plopping him on the PP...

I would argue that Metros success is more of statement about the Canadiens. The fact he can come from where he was to be an arguable pp and 2nd liner is sad for habs. That being said he definitely has been playing better than the majority of the forwards and the young kids could learn how to stay in the NHL for a long time without the greatest skill set or size.

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I would argue that Metros success is more of statement about the Canadiens. The fact he can come from where he was to be an arguable pp and 2nd liner is sad for habs. That being said he definitely has been playing better than the majority of the forwards and the young kids could learn how to stay in the NHL for a long time without the greatest skill set or size.
points aren't awarded on a curve, he hasn't scored 8 points in 8 games because he's been relatively better than the other players...

you're saying his success is indicative of how bad the team is playing, it's NOT... it's being given the opportunity to play an offensive role that is indicative of how bad the team is playing... but making the most of the opportunity is all down to the player...

other players have had the same opportunity and they haven't been successful, so don't diminish Metropolit's success by putting it down to circumstances...

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points aren't awarded on a curve, he hasn't scored 8 points in 8 games because he's been relatively better than the other players...

you're saying his success is indicative of how bad the team is playing, it's NOT... it's being given the opportunity to play an offensive role that is indicative of how bad the team is playing... but making the most of the opportunity is all down to the player...

other players have had the same opportunity and they haven't been successful, so don't diminish Metropolit's success by putting it down to circumstances...

That being said he definitely has been playing better than the majority of the forwards and the young kids could learn how to stay in the NHL for a long time without the greatest skill set or size. So you believe Metro is a point per game player. I am trying to give him credit but on a good team he would be pressed for ice

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That being said he definitely has been playing better than the majority of the forwards and the young kids could learn how to stay in the NHL for a long time without the greatest skill set or size. So you believe Metro is a point per game player. I am trying to give him credit but on a good team he would be pressed for ice
I believe he is a PPG player so far this season, ;) but never have I said he would come even close to that for a season... I do believe he can be more offensively successful than most people give him credit for... for this team, 40 points would be amazing, high 20s to 30 more likely...
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Metro had a good game versus one of his former teams. He really does work hard out there. He actually has some decent puck handling skills too. I saw a bit of this last year but thought that it might of been more of a fluke than anything! Way to go Glenny Metro, way to go on the GINO!!

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I was all for dumping this guy and using our kids, but he has been growing on me every game, he does so many of the little things that go unnoticed in the game. Now that he is getting points that is an added bonus.

I think he's showing that he was a good pick up for us....that he is indeed a good fit.

Working hard out there....nice to see.

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its not only that he plays hard, which is terrific, but living on lake michigan has taught me one thing- that waves are interchangeable which difficulty and "attitude" as michigan is really harder to read and more dangerous than the ocean- the waves have at least seven varieties going at the same time- its not a place one wants to be out canoeing. glen is admirable in that he has no questions going about what is going to hit him at any moment- he has the experience and skill in one pocket and takes it to the ice with "captain's quarters" of a stand for himself. very respectful- though he may not have all the talent in the world- he certainly has respect for the game and the players.

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Apparently he went 4/4 on the accuracy contest yesterday! Maybe we should start using him in Kovalev old spot during the PP? :lol:

can you believe we gave gomez 7 mil when we have a ppg marksman right here all along?

:lol:

i love metro, i liked it when we picked him up and i loved what he did last year and is continuing to do. winning teams have guys like metro and moen on them. they keep is in games every night with their lunchboxery

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Apparently he went 4/4 on the accuracy contest yesterday! Maybe we should start using him in Kovalev old spot during the PP? :lol:

I have been shocked this year that his stickhandling seems to be getting better and better. There was a sequence behind the TB net on saturday where i swore he was kovalev. The guy is just full of surprises - and while I dont see it lasting, why not ride his hot streak out?

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I enjoy the Metro no sayers, it's funny to see people don't understand the pecking order that has held Metro back. One of the best conditioned guys, most prepared, great hands...BUT no pedigree, public leagues and born in a project. It held him back when he first went to the N. Coaches, like Julien, figured out what a cheap price he had and used him effectively. This year has been the same as at Boston, coaches love him, players love him, and now as a vet they are willing to use him instead of their inexperienced high priced(or potentially high priced young guys). I think he will excel all year and many of you are underestimating his scoring ability. He will get 40 points this year. The question is, will he return, or get more money elsewhere, even on a one year deal?

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