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The Montreal Canadiens signed free agent forward Ryan Flinn to a one-year, two-way contract on Monday.

As per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Flinn, a Halifax, Nova Scotia, native has seven seasons of AHL experience along with three seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound winger played in the AHL with the Springfield Falcons and the Hershey Bears, collecting three goals and one assist and 135 penalty minutes in 41 games.

The New Jersey Devils' fifth-round selection, 143rd overall, at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Flinn joined the Edmonton Oilers organization as a free agent on July 17, 2007.

Flinn, 28, played four seasons in the QJMHL from 1996 to 2001, with Laval, Acadie-Bathurst, Halifax and Cape Breton.

The Montreal Canadiens signed free agent forward Ryan Flinn to a one-year, two-way contract on Monday.

As per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Flinn, a Halifax, Nova Scotia, native has seven seasons of AHL experience along with three seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound winger played in the AHL with the Springfield Falcons and the Hershey Bears, collecting three goals and one assist and 135 penalty minutes in 41 games.

The New Jersey Devils' fifth-round selection, 143rd overall, at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Flinn joined the Edmonton Oilers organization as a free agent on July 17, 2007.

Flinn, 28, played four seasons in the QJMHL from 1996 to 2001, with Laval, Acadie-Bathurst, Halifax and Cape Breton.

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Oh boy, I watched him play in the Q here in Cape Breton. He is one of the toughest people I have ever seen in my life. I can remember one fight where he jumped the bench to fight someone, after the guy was down on his knees someone else jumped in and he knocked him out too. This guy is not afraid of anything. Does he have enough skill to play in Montreal? I think not, but a nice security blanket if nothing else.

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why haven't they signed josh georges yet???????????????????????????????? screw these nobodys geoges was a key part to our success check his numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why ???????????????????????????

this blows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we are goin to big bigger next year thou lol

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why haven't they signed josh georges yet???????????????????????????????? screw these nobodys geoges was a key part to our success check his numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why ???????????????????????????

this blows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we are goin to big bigger next year thou lol

Seriously. I could give 2 poops about next years Bulldog team. Sign our RFA's, Bob!

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NHL isnt about one team boys... Flinn is definetely a great pick. I watched him play in the Q as well. He's from Spryfield about 5min away from my house. Great guy. He is a career AHLer. He will improve the needed toughness for the bulldogs thats for sure.

Dont need to post all these RFA comments here. You guys simply dont understand this hockey business.

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Dont need to post all these RFA comments here. You guys simply dont understand this hockey business.

We know that our AHL and ECHL affiliates need to be stocked not just with prospects but roll players. I do believe that the others that are in this forum seem to be comenting on the quality RFA's that we still need to sign and the need to know how much they will sign for "possibility for Sundin". This would seem to be higher on the to do list than signing a thug from LA. ;)

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NHL isnt about one team boys... Flinn is definetely a great pick. I watched him play in the Q as well. He's from Spryfield about 5min away from my house. Great guy. He is a career AHLer. He will improve the needed toughness for the bulldogs thats for sure.

Dont need to post all these RFA comments here. You guys simply dont understand this hockey business.

Then explain why its more important to sign a "career AHLer" to a contract before signing NHL players to fill our own roster? We still have 2 d-men and a goalie to sign or replace.

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The Habs have some of the best looking prospects in the entire NHL, Gainey is ensuring that they are protected by one of the best enforcers in the game in Flinn. If you look at the current Canadiens franchise you'll notice that the majority of the talent, i.e. Komisarek, Price, Kotstitsyn(s), Plekanec etc... have all come through the Canadiens farm team.

This move was also made because of the amount of toughness that the Syracuase Crunch employ. They have guys like Mirasty and Konopka and last year the Baby Habs were pushed around frequently.

Smart signing by Bob Gainey, making another solid hockey move for the betterment of the overall hockey franchise. The farm team is going to feed the big squad for years, and this gives the younger more talented players the ability to play their game in a fear free environment. Kudos to Mr Gainey! Good overall hockey move.

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Just a note, Ryan Flinn and Alex Tanguay would have played on the same Halifax Mooseheads squad I think.

Not 100% sure on this as I didn't pay attention to the mooseheads when I was 10/11, but, they're both 98 draft choices and both did play for the Halifax Mooseheads.

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NHL isnt about one team boys... Flinn is definetely a great pick. I watched him play in the Q as well. He's from Spryfield about 5min away from my house. Great guy. He is a career AHLer. He will improve the needed toughness for the bulldogs thats for sure.

Dont need to post all these RFA comments here. You guys simply dont understand this hockey business.

Agreed.

Then explain why its more important to sign a "career AHLer" to a contract before signing NHL players to fill our own roster? We still have 2 d-men and a goalie to sign or replace.

You honestly have no idea as an outsider looking in what Bob is or isn't doing with our RFA's. Stop jumping to conclusions or biting your fingernails to the bone, and celebrate that we just got a huge guy for our AHL team :)

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