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No... Hes a speed demon with incredible stick handling and a bullet shot. He played on a defensive line in Calgary and carried the scoring on their second unit.

That is what some people don't understand. He played on a pretty defensive type team. They weren't offensively amazing or anything. They only scored 2 more goals than they gave up. He has a chance to come into this VERY good offense and be able to produce in the fast pace style. I'm quite happy with this pick up. Sundin would just make it unreal. :D

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It means that we are allowed to talk to him and come to terms with a contract. Basically see what it would cost to sign him here in Montreal. If Sundin decides to sign with us then we have already negotiated with Toronto what we would give them in return. Most likely a mid level draft pick.

Did you not just see what Fletcher said on TSN? I gave the Habs exclusive rights until July 1st and thats it. You don't give that permission with out getting something in return up front. Unless as just mentioned, respect between Bob and Cliff.

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Did you not just see what Fletcher said on TSN? I gave the Habs exclusive rights until July 1st and thats it. You don't give that permission with out getting something in return up front. Unless as just mentioned, respect between Bob and Cliff.

I don't think we gave them anything JUST to speak with him. I'm sure they know what we could give them IF we would to come to terms with Mats, and were happy with that possible compensation.

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That is what some people don't understand. He played on a pretty defensive type team. They weren't offensively amazing or anything. They only scored 2 more goals than they gave up. He has a chance to come into this VERY good offense and be able to produce in the fast pace style. I'm quite happy with this pick up. Sundin would just make it unreal. :D

Couldnt agree with you more. I think that Tanguay is going to absolutely tear it up here. Im drooling over the lineup we are gonna have. Imagine if Sundin comes having Koivu and Higgins on our 3RD! unit.

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I'm sorry but a first and second round pick for a rental player (UFA after next season) is bad. A 1st and 2nd for Alex bleepin Tanguay is atrocious. What a horrible deal. BG has yet another bad trade. Arggggh!

Tanguay isn't horrible (like Niinimaa), but considering his situation (contractually and the fact that he's coming off of a sub par season) that price is way Way WAY too high!

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Did you not just see what Fletcher said on TSN? I gave the Habs exclusive rights until July 1st and thats it. You don't give that permission with out getting something in return up front. Unless as just mentioned, respect between Bob and Cliff.

Haha, thats respect.... Yeah, no Toronto knows they are losing Sundin. By giving the rights to a team that is eager to sign Sundin they put themselves in a potential position to actually get something in return instead of losing him for nothing. Dont fool yourself into thinking that Cliff is doing us a favour. Bob has already agreed to a potential trade with Toronto that is pending a contract agreement with Sundin.

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Did you not just see what Fletcher said on TSN? I gave the Habs exclusive rights until July 1st and thats it. You don't give that permission with out getting something in return up front. Unless as just mentioned, respect between Bob and Cliff.

i guess it was the only scenario where toronto could hold onto his rights while letting the habs take their best shot. :D

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I'm sorry but a first and second round pick for a rental player (UFA after next season) is bad. A 1st and 2nd for Alex bleepin Tanguay is atrocious. What a horrible deal. BG has yet another bad trade. Arggggh!

Tanguay isn't horrible (like Niinimaa), but considering his situation (contractually and the fact that he's coming off of a sub par season) that price is way Way WAY too high!

Getting a player like Tanguay at the deadline would cost even more. Now you get a full season of him with maybe a chance to lock him up.

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