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Sheldon Souray Contract Offer

  • The Canadiens made their first official contract offer to Sheldon Souray.

    By the comments of Sheldon’s agent it doesn’t look like it was anything that shocked them.

    “We got the offer,” he told the paper. “It’s May, late May, but it’s still early, and we’re just going to sit here and evaluate Sheldon’s free-agent options over the next couple of weeks.”

    By the sounds of it, it seems they intend to test the market as most everyone expected.

    If that’s the case then Sheldon Souray will have been lost for nothing, in a year the Habs didn’t even qualify for the playoffs.

238 Comments
  1. #1 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 13, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    He is a bit heavier now though

  2. #2 Snake says:
    June 13, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    WOW JOSHTM, your lack of habs knowledge is upsetting. Price not big? HE IS HUGE!!!!! HE is Giguere like size. HE IS A MONSTER. Get your facts straight buddy.

    ANd wha tis this about being too old in 4 years. What are you mumbling about. Come by Stoney and I will straighten you out little boy.

  3. He is listed as 212lbs on tsn, but when roland melanson was talking about him, he described him as exactly what i wrote. 6’3″, 225lbs. like snake said, HUGE.

  4. #4 Joshtm says:
    June 13, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    When you have the likes of Getzlaf and Pronger blitzing the net, 225 lbs is peanuts. And worst still when you have Markov blitzing the net too to knock over his own goalie, and throw in Dandenault and Bouillon tag teaming against the habs goalie when Markov is not on the ice, heck Montreal doesn’t need anyone blitzing their own net, not when your own defense is murdering its own goalie….I’ll give Price at least four games before the combination of Markov, Dandenault and Bouillon assassinate Price.

    But amongst you mental midgets anyone over six feet is a giant. But hey look at the minch meat they routinely make of Johnson who has almost the same dimensions and weight, heck he’s nothing, he gets knocked around like he’s a feather out there….or even Ninnima, who is another rag doll yet has size and a bit of weight but, do these pricks know how to use that to their advantage? No.

    Hey Snake missed your great wit and sarcasm. So what do you think of Esposito and others who are showing their stuff at the pre-draft workouts at the Habs gym? No wonder we seem to draft small players, it’s sad when you have an insecure recruiter like Trevor Timmins, who is a midget, of course being insecure he aint gonna go after size….its time Montreal got some real hockey players as recruiters and GMs and Coaches, enough of these platform wearing polyester cowboy wannabees we seem to be stuck with lately….like Crazy Bob and One Arm Bandit Guy….it makes sense now.

    And come to think of it, all you jerks out there who think Bob is doing great support the smaller acquisitions of late….if you are a small loser, of course you associate with other small losers…no wonder. It makes sense now. Bob Gainey, king of the one eyed midget Habs fans…..

  5. Joshtm, if you’re using Dryden as you’re size example, consider that he was 15 pounds lighter than Price, while being 1 inch taller. While I’m sure any rational person could deduce that this proves Price is actually more heavily built than Dryden, I’ll bet it twists your panties into a tight little bunch. I understand this whole concept of FACT is difficult for you to comprehend, but i’m going to throw this out for you anyways.

  6. #6 Snake says:
    June 13, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Hey JOsh;

    If Gainey trades up to get Esposito and then spends all of cap space to sign Kariya then I will agree with you. But if he signs a playe rlike Hartnell and drafts a big rugged d man I expect you to chill out.

    p.s can you bring my a carton of players?

  7. #7 LJ55 says:
    June 13, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    If gainey signs Yashin or another soft, past there best before date ufa, i’m going to puke. If i could pick any player that would be the last thing we need it would probably be yashin, and i don’t really care what he did a decade ago. if we sign Yashin Joshtm may be right when he says montreal is a retirement home for over the hill former stars, or was it broke down vets.

  8. #8 Rubberman says:
    June 13, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    I would trade Price for Lecavalier. Even though he might be great, it might come back to haunt us. There’s no guarantee he’ll be a great (Patrick Roy) type of player. Lecavalier would be bring his goal scoring touch, which would impact the team right away. The pressure would be off Koivu and he’ll probably have even better success.

    Lastly, the Habs could kept the goaltending duo they have now and shop for a goalie in 2/3 yrs.

    Did I say that Vinny would score 50/60 goals for the next 5-6 seasons and this alone might encourage other Canadian born players to come here (e.g. Sid the Kid)…

  9. #9 Snake says:
    June 13, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Which scenerio would you be the most pleased with after free agency

    a) We sign Ian Lapierre, wes walz and resign Souray.
    b) We sign Timonnen and Yashin and Sammy stays.
    c) Souray resigns and we sign Hartnell
    d) We acquire Brad richards through trade for draft picks but dont sign anyone
    e) We sign Hannan, schneider but no forwards.
    f) We sign Bertuzzi and resign souray
    g) The habs acquire Mother Joshtm to serve pink lemonade at the games.

  10. #10 habsfan_for_life1212 says:
    June 13, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Josh, you might have your bone to pick with Gainey for some bad moves (even thought the good outweigh the bad) don’t you DARE say anything about Trevore Timmins!!! He is a god!

  11. #11 Habs8 says:
    June 13, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Post 209

    G is my final answer.

    I heart pink lemonade…. maybe samsonov, kovalev and yashin can help her out? More work then what their doing on the ice anyway.

  12. #12 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    June 14, 2007 at 3:52 pm
  13. #13 Habs#1 says:
    June 14, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    I’d prefer scenario e). The last one is a solid choice to.

    Thank god Valentenko is under contract now. With him, Carle, Fischer and O’Byrne coming up the habs will have one of the best D’s in the league in front of Price. Up next is Emelin hopefully.

    And I have a feeling the Habs are going to make a serious pitch for Marleau at the draft. Let’s say one of the two 1rst round picks, Grabovski, Dandenault(they are desperet for veteran dmen apparently) and a couple more draft picks. Marleau could very well be slipping on a Habs jersey next weekend. Drury wants to go to San Jose so they chose Thornton over Marleau.

  14. Let Sheldon Souray leave Habs. Souray is a good blue liner, but he is also the rust of Habs. He sometimes has no morale. You know what I mean.

    Think about ZDENO CHARA, another blue liner. He left Ottawa, but then Ottawa played better and better.

  15. #16 Pepto says:
    June 14, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    I too have a feeling about Marleau.

  16. #17 nigelski says:
    June 15, 2007 at 6:05 am

    Some of you have great ideas to help the team, others have some ideas that, at best, aren’t terribly realistic. But it’s good to see fans getting back into the swing of things leading up to the draft next weekend.

    Speaking of next weekends’s draft, we should have a live blog or specific thread set up specifically for the day’s mutterings. With any luck, it will be more eventful than last year’s draft, which featured few trades, and even fewer surprises. For our team certainly, and on a league wide basis also.

    Leading up to that, let’s all come up with our wish list/predictions for next Saturday, and post them prior to that. After it’s all said and done, we can discuss who was right, who was way off, who SHOULD have been right, and what not, over pink lemonade.

    Myself, I’ll be posting my ideas once I have a chance to look at central scouting and some other sites–so likely by the end of the weekend.

    Let the bear-baiting begin!

  17. #18 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    June 15, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    http://www.nhl.com/trophies/clancy.html

    This is for those of you that do not believe Saku does not have the make-up of a captain. As voted by the players I believe…cough cough (Joshtm) Old Mister hook himself…LOL

  18. #19 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    June 15, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Wow, I guess above double negative first sentence is saying the opposite of my intent:

    should read;

    “This is for those of you that believe Saku does not have the make-up of a captain.”

  19. #20 Habs#1 says:
    June 15, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    higgy and komi re-signed for 2 more years each.

  20. #21 riser8 says:
    June 15, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    Both signed for 1.5 mil.this season and 1.9 mil. for the following season….with Valentenko signed and Emelin almost signed its good too see the Habs continue to build within.

  21. #22 Pepto says:
    June 15, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Hey Joshtm;

    Both Komi and Higgy for two years signed. Both bargain prices. Lets hear it for Gainey. ALso he got it done fast which means come free agency we know were we sit. Excellent job Gainey. Just Plekanec and Ferland are RFA’s left. Plek at 1.2 and Ferland well league minimum if he wants to stay.

  22. #23 Don Carnage says:
    June 15, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Dont be silly it cant be that Crazy Bob is doing something right , he wants this team to lose , he is crazy !!!! How the hell can they give an award to capt’in Hook ??? WTF is going in here? We need Josh’s mom’s pink juice in here quick!!!

    LMAO …………….

    Good to see Hig and Kom back for 2 more years with Carbonic ready to abuse them :0)

  23. #24 Joshtm says:
    June 15, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Way to go Pepto, you make some great points!!!!

  24. #25 Joshtm says:
    June 15, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Welcome to the Habs and the Mini-Habs. Crazy Bob’s Center For Broken Down Hockey Players Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too Center….yes you too can be paid millions of dollars, as long as you are not over six feet tall and must weigh less than 220 pounds, and be able to skate fast and fall down good…..team players not wanted, we want those Russian, American players, Swiss and French players who don’t know how to pass, or set up plays and who would rather get sissy penalties, fighters not welcome, do you meet these criteria? Proof of near life threatening injury, or proof of concussion, proof of lower body injury sustained during hockey season as eligible criteria, only those players who qualify for pain killer prescriptions Need Apply: HEALTHY CANADIAN BORN HOCKEY PLAYERS WHO ARE OVER SIX FEET TALL AND WEIGH MORE THAN 240 POUNDS NEED NOT APPLY!

    Yes, if you are an alkie, a pill popping junkie, a wife beater, a paranoid schizoid….Then CRAZY BOB and One ARM-BANDIT GUY have a spot for you at the Habs Crazy Bob’s Center For Broken Down Hockey Players Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too Center….call 1-800-MASH 4007

  25. #26 Joshtm says:
    June 15, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Doesn’t little Sakku remind you of Zoolander? That would make Gainey that short fat bald Mortie or whatever his name is, and Dandy and Bouilly, Sammy and Kovalev the rest of the airheads…hahahaha!!!!!!

  26. #27 Don Carnage says:
    June 16, 2007 at 7:25 am

    Poor Josh he cant handle it , he has lost it !!

  27. I was fortunate enough to be present when Higgs and Komi signed their contract. They did it immediately after a hard work-out, both sweating and totally committed. Look for them to not only live up to their contract, but exceed it..No BSing around for those boys..
    GP

  28. breaking news sergei samsonov traded to blackhawks for jason collimore and tony salmelainen. it also says that the habs will probably buy out jason collimore’s contract which i’m sure is cheaper than samsonov. this is great news for habs fans now we have more money to pick up key free agents we need

  29. #30 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 16, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Gainey is god

  30. #31 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 16, 2007 at 1:16 pm
  31. #32 Don Carnage says:
    June 16, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Where did you read that?

  32. #33 Pepto says:
    June 16, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Samsonov gone. May we never mention his name again. HE is old news. Lets all move on.

    240lbs? Nobody wighs that much! WE dont need fat slobs. Dennis Vial has retired.

  33. #34 Don Carnage says:
    June 16, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Great going Bob !! Now where is Josh with more how Crazy Bob is and all that crap?

  34. #35 JohnnyB says:
    June 17, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Bye Bye Sergi…and headlines for first week of July “Bye Bye Sheldon”. It’s pretty obvious Shelly’s thinking “show me the money Mr. McGuire!” However much the habs offered him, it’s about 1 mil/yr less than L.A./Anaheim/San Jose will offer, and he’ll take the California sunshining offer and smile. I think being in those commercials on TV during the hoopla of the All Star game put a little Hollywood in his head.

    On a better note…just how good is Price gonna be? How about this for open comment…headlines about 20+ years from now…”Habs retire netminder Price’s number and are known for having undoubtedly the 2 best goalies in hockey history.” Could he be that good? Remember when Patrick was in his rookie year? What did he do but single handedly win us the cup!!! And who did he have around him…some solid defence and a handful of 25+ scorers and 70+ pointers. No Crosbys/Prongers/LeCavaliers…it’s a team effort and if Sheldon wants out for more money, just replace him with someone proven. If you’re looking for a Lidstrom, ya ain’t gonna find it. Besides..let these tallented young guys show what they can do. The habs have enough question marks as far as young players…they can play but will they show-the-hell-up? Give em a true shot this year and let the cream rise to the top.

  35. #36 joshtm says:
    June 18, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    With the buyout of Cullimore’s contract, this will free up dollars for Souray!

  36. #37 les foldi says:
    July 3, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    i would rather have souray over markov anyday…..markov is more of a defensive defencemen but souray shot is to important on the powerplay….even the goals scored on the powerplay that souray didnt get mostly only happened because the other team focuses on souray….

    5.5 mil? no doubt….id give him 12mill over two yrs.

  37. #38 ray gaudreau says:
    July 14, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Just what we need …a Radik Bonk on defense…aka Roman Hamrlik..or whatever

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