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Alex Tanguay a Montreal Canadien

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  1. #1 mikethenewfhabfan says:
    June 20, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    GOOO GAINEY GOOOOOOO

  2. #2 habs#1fan says:
    June 20, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I am all for this move for sure, the 25th pick would have done nothing at all for the Habs in the short term. We get a seasoned player, a former Cup winner and a guy who can help NOW, GO HABS GO!!!

  3. #3 Don Carnage says:
    June 20, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Bravo Bob !!! Keep it up buddy !!

  4. #5 fuzz16 says:
    June 20, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Calgary held Tanguay back…he needs to be on a more offensive minded team…. he tore it up in Colorado

  5. #6 habs4life says:
    June 20, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    The most sound names in Calgary are Tanguay and Iginla (my understanding).

    He is to Montreal, way to go!

  6. #7 DeHabs4ever says:
    June 20, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    WOW, what a score. I said last summer that the Canadiens would be a much better team then… now, they just A LOT better… I hope that Koivu will stay now. No one should knock the guy. Look what he brought at the end of the series agains Boston.

    Alex may even play with Alex? LOL. I’m sure a line will get juggled like that at some point during the next season.

    Gainey is getting hungry now! What a move!

  7. I think Tanguay should play with Koivu and Higgins. Andrei,Kovalev and Plekanec have too much chemisrty. So guys with the cap going up to 57 Mill we still have about 6 Mill to spend! I say try to sign Brad stuart or Vandermmer and also go after Laraque. I made 5 bucks also, I told my dad once Calgary got Cammeleri that calgary was looking for a trade with the habs now and my dad said no lol.

  8. #9 Dancan81 says:
    June 20, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Boo! We need size, he shit the bed in Calgary and couldn’t handle the pressure here, now imagine in MTL! Our team is built for the regular season, we need toughness or a big powerforward. Nonetheless he’ll do well and MTL just got another frenchmen, enjoy.

  9. I liked Calgary before this trade and now they are my best friend! They got Cammeleri, so It’s a win win situation on both sides, Bob Gainey should be pround because he just made a quater of hockey fans happy. The habs 2nd line is better than the leafs 1st!

  10. #11 fuzz16 says:
    June 20, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Or maybe let Streit walk and sign Campbell?

  11. #12 Don Carnage says:
    June 20, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    With what we have left if will be for Sundin.Tanguay wants to play here this is a bonus,he is also well suited for our style of play,he should be a good fit.

  12. #13 Dancan81 says:
    June 20, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    How effed it would it be if Mats signed here? Our team would be stacked and it would be the biggest slap in the face to the Laffs. Come on Mats!

  13. #14 hab faithful says:
    June 21, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Actually Tanguay did NOT want to play here. Remember last year at the trade deadline? He told Sutter at that time that he didn’t want to come to Montreal. Maybe he changed his mind when he realized he wasn’t wanted in Calgary.

  14. #15 Radical Dude says:
    June 21, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Good move. Now if the Habs can get Sundin to sign, they have an opportunity to seriously compete for the Stanley Cup, something they obviously were not capable of this past year, even though they had a decent record. Sundin is the key.

  15. #16 Jaker1 says:
    June 21, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Does Montreal have the cap space for Sundin or do they have a deal in place with Toronto where a big name is going their way if they sign Sundin.

  16. we would have enough for sundin but say goodbye to Streit and Ryder. I think that The habs have what it takes already. The only probablem lat year was expierience and now no one can stop us! our 3rd line is probably better than the leafs 1st. We can count on everyone! The habs are more of a team than anyone. Obviously Malkin just wants money so he doesn’t have much heart.

  17. #18 Big Dogg says:
    June 21, 2008 at 10:52 am

    habs line for next year( if sundin signs)

    A. Kostitsyn – Sundin – Kovalev (new money line….woahhoo)
    S. Kostitsyn – Koivu – Tanguay (better than most 1st line out there)
    Higgins – Plekanec – Latendresse(decent 3rd line)
    Begin – Lapierre – Chipchura(…)

    Price in the net from the get go….sweet team

  18. #19 alex marks says:
    June 21, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    UNTIL NOW MATTS NAME WAS NOT ALLOWED TO BE SPOKEN IN MY HOUSE.
    EVEN THE LEAF FANS THAT VISITED REFIRED TO HIM AS
    “HE WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED”
    WHAT DO WE DO LAUGH ,CRY, LOVE HIM,HATE HIM ..$%&#$^&
    HE CAN ONLY HELP OUR CAUSE TO BRING THE CUP HOME ..WELCOME MR. SUNDIN HOPE YOU JUMP SHIP AND JOIN US.
    ALL MAPLE LEAF FANS GET READY TO SEE YOUR EX CAPITAN RAISE THE STANLEYCUP IN A RED WHITE AND BLUE SWEATER ….

  19. big dogg- about three of our roster players will probably go if we get sundin. If the leafs want that, I would just say get lost! But the 3rd line u have there is pretty sick. That line is also a 1st line on some teams. Montreal already has the best offence. no team has a better 2nd line than ours. no one has a better 3rd line than ours. And in the east we probably have the best defence! We can handle Detroit because he have huge d Men. We have Komi,Markov,Hamrlik, etc. No eastern team can handle us now, not even Pittsburgh! We have better defence and goaltending than pitts(Priceis better believe me!) So we have a team to make it to the finals, but I think Sundin would take us farther!

  20. and Tanguay did want to come here. It was his choice with all of Calgary looking at him and he chose Montreal. He waived his no trade clause just to come here. Sutter said that he didn’t want to lose him. and so he game him an extension and now here he is, Alex Tanguay the French canadain we’ve been asking for! 90% Sure the cup is coming now and with sundin 99.999999999% sure!

  21. #22 hab faithful says:
    June 21, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    just reported, Pens have broken off talks with Hossa, and he’s UFA July 1st.
    Any chance habs could land him if we don’t land Sundin? Gainey shoild get negotiating rights to him also.

  22. #23 Dancan81 says:
    June 21, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Stuo11, Sutter did want Tanguay gone as with the whole city of Calgary. He never fit in here and his talent went to waste, hence the trade.

  23. oh well, back to the sundin thingy. I wouldn’t give up any of the roster players we have except for guys that are leaving or players like Dandenault. just give them the 1st round pick for next year,Mikhail Grabovski and David fisher. don’t go after hossa because with all the teams after him we would have to pay him 10 Mill. I don’t want to be the team to do that!

  24. + we wouldn’t have enough for him. Sundin will be about 6 Mill

  25. #26 Don Carnage says:
    June 21, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    If Pitts can’t sign Hossa that was a very expensive rental, they gave up 4 good players.

  26. #27 habs4life says:
    June 21, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    18 Big Dogg
    habs line for next year( if sundin signs)
    A. Kostitsyn – Sundin – Kovalev (new money line….woahhoo)
    S. Kostitsyn – Koivu – Tanguay (better than most 1st line out there)
    Higgins – Plekanec – Latendresse(decent 3rd line)
    Begin – Lapierre – Chipchura(…)

    AK46 – Plekanec – Kovalev (this is unchangeble at least for the time-being)
    Higgins – Koivu – Tanguay (Higgins and Koivu are un-breakable)

    Then Habs would have TWO top 10 NHL lineups.

    If Sundin came, there would be another magic line
    SK74 – Sundin – Tom Kostopoulos

    Begin – Lapierre – whoever will work

  27. #28 patrick says:
    June 21, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I don’t think Sundin would play the 3rd line anywhere.

  28. #29 bob boy 2 says:
    June 21, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    lets just anjoy this good old day and say haha look the leafs without sundin.look ate them they have no good captain if sundin leaves its gona become nhls worst team i tell you.soo ppl your telling ohh they put n. antropov to be captain he dozz not even have 60 points soo your left with a guy with only 57 points even the worst nhl teams has a scorer of 90 points at leest.leafs suck and thats that.mat you shal be welcome.

  29. #30 habs4life says:
    June 22, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Anyway, stats will say who 1st line is!

    2007-2008 season. In the beginning, Koivu line was called 1st line. Gradually, Ak-TK-AK line became the No. 1. Stats rule!

  30. Bob Gainey is going to talk person to person with Mats Sundin. He’s heading over to Sweden over the next three days. I think It’s a 50-50% chance!

  31. what about Plekanec, he used to play left wing in the AHL. imagine plekanec sundin and kovalev!:)

  32. #33 habby says:
    June 22, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    TP-MS-AK, you’re right, that would be a potent line. Then you have AK46-Koivu- AT on the second line. Let’s just hope Sundin signs.

  33. but ummm we have 11 Mill left. Mikhail Grabovski, Josh Georges,Ryan O’Byrne,Patrice Bisebois,Andrei Kostitsyn,Mark Streit,Bryan Smolinski,Michael Ryder and Jaroslav Halak as unrestricted and restricted Free Agents!!!!! I predict Sundin to only get about 60 pts with us anyways! Streit is better than that and Kostitsyn will probably get close to 70 this upcoming year! If u can sign Sundin to like 5 or 6 Mill that’s fine.

  34. #35 hab faithful says:
    June 22, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    you’re joking, right? 5 mil for Sundin? we won’t sign for anything under 7 mil/season. And you would rather have Streit? Did you watch the playoffs, where Streit continously gave away the puck? C’mon now.We don’t need a defensive liability!

  35. #36 habs4life says:
    June 22, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    “…Bob Gainey has a nine-day window to try and persuade Sundin to sign on with the Habs, and the Toronto Star reports that the Canadiens general manager will travel to Sweden this week for a one-on-one discussion…”

    Sundin agreed BG’s travel to Sweden. This is highly possible…

  36. #37 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 22, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    STU11. Mats Sundin had 78 points last year on a real bad leafs team and he also missed a few games due to injury. You think he will only get 60 points on a high powered offence team like montreal??????? You are kidding right? Sundin will get 80 to 90 points in montreal. No joke.

  37. #38 coutNY says:
    June 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Are we losing Higgins in this whole Sundin Deal?

    http://www.thestar.com/Sports/Hockey/article/447363

  38. #39 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 22, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    TSN is saying it will most likely only cost us a second round pick just to trade for his rights. It will be interesting though if both toronto and montreal both throw some other players into the mix though.

  39. I think getting Tanguay was a good decision. I’m interested to see if Montreal will take another shot at Hossa. I seem to remember reading something in which he said that he would take less money to go to a good team… I don’t what the heck that is supposed to mean but maybe money isn’t the issue? I don’t know…

    coutNY – that’s the first I heard about the possibility of trading Higgins for Sundin. I had heard that getting Sundin migh involve a trade but I hadn’t heard anything about who might be traded. That would kind of be too bad if it was Higgins….

  40. I can see a multi player swap on the Sundin deal as well.Wouldn’t mind a big Russian forward from T.O.From the Habs you can offer Grabs,Streit,Ryder,Dandy and or Draft picks.

  41. #42 JackHab says:
    June 22, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I sincerely hope the Habs don’t need to give up a top-2 liner for the rights to have spoken and sign Sundin. That said, stop dreaming in technicolour!! If there is a back room deal, it will certainly not involve the rights to 2 guys (Ryder and Streit) who are UFAs next week anyway!!! Furthermore, I doubt the Laffs want Dandy with his hefty salary.
    I have full trust in Bob, but am quite worried that Sundin would arrive with great hope and get injured within a month… at least don’t give up to much for a week’s worth of gabbing and a nice trip to Sweden!!

  42. #43 JackHab says:
    June 22, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Just checked the ‘rumours’ on tsn.ca (a fairly reliable source, compared to others): “While not confirmed, it’s suspected that the Maple Leafs will get a second-round pick in return for Sundin if a contract with the Canadiens can be reached.”
    That’s better!
    Higgins… sheeesh!!

  43. #44 Don Carnage says:
    June 22, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    “but am quite worried that Sundin would arrive with great hope and get injured within a month…”

    What is it with people like you ?

    Some people just can’t be happy can they? I mean the guy is not even here yet and your all ready talking about him injured unreal.

  44. If we don’t get Sundin I would love it if that maniac Sean Avery became a Hab.

  45. #46 Radical Dude says:
    June 23, 2008 at 3:07 am

    “I have full trust in Bob, but am quite worried that Sundin would arrive with great hope and get injured within a month” — JackHab

    What an utterly stupid thing to say! JackHab is a complete idiot.

  46. #47 Radical Dude says:
    June 23, 2008 at 3:15 am

    How about Sundin centering the Kostitsyn boys? The Kostitsyns didn’t play together much last year, and I bet they would make a big impact playing with a Hall of Famer like Sundin. Happy Days are coming in Montreal.

  47. if he did center them koivu kovalev tanguay=1st line :)

  48. koivu is better with kovalev then pleks. hey we can have two 2nd lines taht way :D

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