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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 Higgy21 says:
    June 3, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    CHara never dominated the habs this year. IF fact we ate him alive. WE are too quick for him and Bruin fans know this.

  2. #2 Joshtm says:
    June 3, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    The board of govenors lost the battle with cleaning up the NHL. You will always have the Prongers, the Neils, the Charas, all who play by their own rules.

    The NHL is grinding back to the nasty dirty NHL of old. Gainey was supposed to be the answer to the New NHL, even TSN touted him as the example of the New NHL coach who would take advantage of the easier softer NHL that would see smaller-size teams win, while those teams with Goons would go the way of th dinosaur.

    Well, the 2007 NHL stanley cup series showed that the old NHL is back with a vegenance. Every few games you had a head hunter like Pronger destroy the other teams. Look at the Sharks and their supposed easy road to the cup, all it took was Cheechoo to get basically ripped apart, or heck pick any other cup contender out there that was put aside, and voila, almost every team that was eliminated so far had their stars basically go out on stretchers.

    This is the New NHL. This is the future. I think all of you who think Gainey is God by drafting small players who skate fast but fall down good and who get hooking penalties, heck if that is your kind of player, ALA Koivu-style, then hey, by all means praise that. But history this past year shows as it has in years past, Koivu’s hooking penalties kind of destroy momentum, especially when he gets so many so often and at the worst times.

    Unless you have a solution to the Prongers, then hey, there is no way you are gonna win games unless you have a solid offense that can deliver and a defense that can fight back.

    Unfortunately Koivu and Kovalev are not fast enough to evade the Charas and Prongers, and I doubt Lahti will last a season of being pummeled and head hunted. And I doubt Russell will survive either if he keeps up with his minor penalty binges that he is famous for, another Koivu in the wings.

    Great, that is the 1-2-3-4 knockout, Koivu-Lahti Hooks to Dandenault and Bouillons apathetic defense, and the killer – Markov’s arrogant defense, or lack of defense.

  3. #3 Joshtm says:
    June 3, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Any more Gainey-like moves and we’ll have to petition the NHL board of Govenors to change the Habs name to the Montreal Midget Mites! Or maybe we can ask George Gillett to trade with the Pred’s new owner to be, to change teams, move Gainey and his shop to Nashville and bring us the Preds, just trade the names. What do you think of that? Maybe that is the only way we’ll get a cup back to Montreal, at Gainey’s rate, it’ll be the year 2093 before Gainey wins a cup.

  4. #4 Joshtm says:
    June 3, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Oh gee I guess we kinda forget that Chara kinda sidelined both Dandenault and Bouillon early in the year, and was also responsible for Koivu’s elbow….oh how quick we forget. Sure we skated rings around Chara but not before he basically wore everyone out on the boards. Why do you think the Habs were no match for even the worst of the worst? Like the Laffs and the Phlyers? Chara. And of course there was no response to the shit-kicking at the hands of Antropov either. I don’t know, I think some are wearing their rose-colored glasses too close or too deep in denial and have morphed into the 100 year denial that laff fans are famous for….

  5. #5 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 3, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    What about souray being danced around nigtly you never say anything bad about souray joshtm.You must have some secret crush on him lol.Oh by the way pronger was suspended AGAIN today so tell me how that helps a team? You are clueless little boy.

  6. #6 Joshtm says:
    June 3, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    You know what is clueless? Thinking small European forwards will be the answer to the habs. Guess what our present bunch of small European forwards did not exactly give us a great season. Are you a pervert Pactum? Why don’t you just come out of the closet and confess your love for Markov? HAHAHAHA!!!!

  7. #7 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 3, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Good come back freak.Why dont you do us all a favour and get hit by a bus loser lol.You seem to have an obsession with big burly men.I bet you have boobs tattooed on your back freak show.Hey joshtm isnt time to go feed those women you have locked down in you basement buffalo bill.It places the lotion in the basket.Slimeball.

  8. #8 Joshtm says:
    June 3, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    I guess Pactum seems to forget the after christmas slump that a small Finnish player got us into, and that a few European forwards and defensemen for all their crying to the media couldn’t either. It took bringing up some rookies with a bit of brawn and muscle to claw us out. Only to have that same small Finnish freak basically throw away the season one last time. Geeze Pactum, and I thought you were a bona fide fan of hockey. If there is any freak out there it is you and your obsession with sex. Geeze Pactum, find a cheap hooker won’t you, do us all a favour and get laid.

    Leave the blog for real fans of hockey who know what it is really like out there. Not some fantasy about how a bunch of small forwards are gonna save us. It didn’t work for the Penguins, nor for the Preds, and most of all for Vancouver.

    Nope, to win you need size, you need strength and you need healthy players, not broken down veterans who are not wanted by any other team. Or small rookies who will only be snatched up by smaller market grapefruit leagues.

    In all the years Montreal won the cup they had size, they had strength and they had healthy players. What you want Pactum is small (maybe you are also) speed (oh gee too bad) and worn down rookies.

    If we follow you we are in for another disappointing season. Where it looks nice and neat early on when Crazy Bob allows the rookies to come up, and then thrown away by the small forwards and defense, while Souray scores on us in his Ducks uniform……

  9. #9 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 3, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Have you ever talked to a girl without having to give your credit card number joshtm? Nobody cares what you have to say buddy.We all know your a leaf fan anyways loser.Again you repeat the same crap over and over.Everyone hates you here cant you see that? lol.I am pretty sure your own family hates you too.Christ your family tree doesnt branch off.I bet you were really upset when you found out sheldon souray got back together with his wife buffalo bill lol.You cried yourself to sleep that night didnt you.Anyways you should get to bed you have a busy day tomorrow trying on mommys clothes and jewelery and perfume and to top off your day you probably tuck your pecker back between your legs and run around he house naked like you always do HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Cya buffalo bill. LOSER HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH

  10. #10 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 3, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    GO HABS GO GO SAKU GO GO BOULLY GO GO DANDY GO GO JOHNSON GO GO CARBO GO GO GAINEY GO

  11. #11 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 3, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Now watch everyone this is where joshtm comes back and writes junk about small euro players,sakus hooking penalties,how much he hates dandy and boully,johnson always falling down,markov knocking over goalies,carbo sucks and crazy bob.What a pee brain HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  12. #12 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 3, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    pea brain***

  13. #13 Joshtm says:
    June 3, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    Lahti is the product of Gainey’s mentality. Koivu takes alot of hooking penalties. Bouillon and Dandy are bad defencemen. Koivu takes alot of bad penalties. Souray deserves the league max. CHara is a fine specimen. My basement smells like feet. Russell will be dominated in the corners. Johnson is weak. I smell like feet.

  14. #14 Joshtm says:
    June 4, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Oh Pactum you were caught with your pants down buddy, what your credit card number bounced again? Taking it all out on us buddy?

    Anytime Pactum is caught being in the wrong, he goes on a rampage. Geeze Pactum kinda forgot ESPN, TSN, the worlds media kinda pointing to Pronger as the key to the Duck’s success in spite of his suspensions. Keep living in Denial Pronger it does you good.

    Or how everyone in Montreal is pissed at Gainey for not making good moves at trade deadline,where were you Pactum, stuck in your basement buddy? HMM…..oh whew what is that smell? Must be Pactum puking his guts out with realizing just how wrong he is for thing Gainey is God.

    Get with it Pactum and realize if you have small hockey players playing against bigger guys, guess what they are going down….oh wait, Pactum still is in denial with being basically checked hard that one time too many by the big goon eh Pactum, wet noodle…..since when has Sakku ever beaten any bigger forwards? Or since when has Markov ever stood up to the likes of Antropov et al?

    Montreal needs winners, but unfortunately it is being led by losers like Gainey with brown nosing fans of Gainey like Pactum…what Pactum you love the smell of shit so much you rented a sewer apartment?

  15. #15 Higgy21 says:
    June 4, 2007 at 12:43 am

    I guess Josh was a huge fan of Turner Stevenson!

  16. #16 HIggy21 says:
    June 4, 2007 at 1:31 am

    IF JOSH WAS GM:

    1st line: Turner Stevenson, Brett Lindros, Wade Belak
    2nd line: Nik Antropov, Perry Berezan, Gino Cavallini
    3rd line: Randy McKay, Maxim Lapierre, Guy Latendresse
    4th line: Lyndan Byers, Tony Twist, Jay Caufield

    Defence: Sergei Bautin, Randy Ladouceur, Ken Baumgartner, Igor Ulanov, Peter Popovic, Lee Norwood

    Goalies, Garth Snow, Jim Carey

    SUre this team is big and powerful but now sure where the speed would come from. Definetely not Lats.

  17. #17 nigelski says:
    June 4, 2007 at 6:48 am

    That’s quite the all-star team, Higgy21…I’ll say one thing for Joshtm–the # of comments on this topic is higher than it’s been for a while. Even if it’s just people haranguing him, he’s got us talking.

    Notice you didn’t mention Komisarek in your rants, Joshtm. He only led our team in hits, and despite his huge frame, he’s got some speed. In Hamilton, he was our go to pp point guy, and if he continues to be paired with the smooth skating Markov, he’ll only get better. The Habs problem isn’t just lack of size, it’s too many Euros with no size, let alone heart.

    Dandenault should go, IMO, but after some hand-wringing, I say keep Boullion. His scraps with Tucker (a win, and incidentally enough, my desktop background!) and man-up vs that puke Tkchoke (a loss, but he did try) show he’s got heart to go with his speed and desire to hit guys. Chicken-soup-midget is a guy I’ve been picking on for years, but until we get someone better, he’ll have to do…

  18. #18 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 4, 2007 at 8:02 am

    Hey Joshtm or should we all call you buffalo bill.Here is a clip for you. Can you tell who’s jocksrap is laying on the ice? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy0pXTnx85Q

  19. #19 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 4, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Hey guys i just found a clip of Joshtm also known as buffalo bill and his past time activities.What a freak.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x81F28kPXuo&mode=related&search=

  20. #21 Higgy21 says:
    June 4, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    JOshtm description:

    13 years and 3 quarters old
    - freakly
    - homeschooled
    - loves pink lemonade
    - very sensitive
    - loves space camp

  21. Guys, I think we should all be a little nicer to joshtm. He is clearly one of the “special” people we all see in our day to day lives. I guess his mother left him alone at the computer for a while longer than usual, and the unfortunate result is that we are all forced to deal with his verbal diarrhea. I use this term because the **** coming out of his mouth is about as useful to us as the **** his lemonade making mother has to wipe of his butt.

  22. #23 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 4, 2007 at 6:10 pm

    lol

  23. #24 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 4, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    poor poor buffalo bill lol oh sorry i meant Joshtm HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

  24. #25 habsfan_for_life1212 says:
    June 4, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    I got something ive got to get pff my chest. Joshtm…you’re a retard. ahh i feel better. Have you ever heard of a minor deal. U cant expect every trade that gainey makes to be a blockbuster. The Lahti SInging is a depth signing., It isnt going to change the makeup of our team and i dont think gainey thinks it will. You just dont under stand that do you? You always complain about gainey making trades to improve our farm team… well guess what!! Hes their GM too!!! Do you really think trading for Biron was suposed to make our team a stanley cup contender.

    Now it is time for you, joshtm to rebutt me.
    This is what you are not alowed to mention.
    -Johnson and/or Russel falling down
    -Dandenault and bouillon being crap
    -Sakus hooking penlties
    -the teams size
    I want to hear some new arguments…enlighten me.

    and BTW, you are obviously between 12 to 14 years old. You are so repetitive. Now i have a question for everyone else who reads this blog…while you read my comments would you have guessed that I am 15?

  25. #26 habsfan_for_life1212 says:
    June 4, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    BUlldogs are winning 5-1 and all the goals were scored by defensemen!!

  26. #27 Don Carnage says:
    June 4, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    GO BULLDOGS GO!!!

    And Josh you cant mention Crazy Bob , or Carbo and no more talk about Russians out and Canucks in.

  27. #28 Joshtm says:
    June 5, 2007 at 2:48 am

    Gainey needs to work on subtracting the russians and adding some more strong canadians like Latendresse and possible bringing back Bob Probert. Gainey needs to give the rookies more ice time. Koivu takes too many hookin gpenalties.

  28. #29 nigelski says:
    June 5, 2007 at 6:43 am

    Gainey apparently told Kovalev he would be happy if Kovalev was a Hab until he’s 50. There are no direct quotations in the story in the Canada.com article that I read, but it’s the kind of thing that makes me yank at my hair. Until I remember I have no hair, and pull an ear instead.

    Yes, the less than honest Kovalev has apparently come out and admitted he said some of the comments attributed to him after season’s end. Carbonneau and Kovalev are all buddy-buddy now, according to the article. Perhaps he’s been assured a trade will be sought, and that regardless of his play, he will continue to recieve more ice time than his play merits.

  29. If that’s the case nigelski,GAINEY and Carbo should step down and Kovalev should be bought out now!What would Burke and Carlile do? I think we know;that’s why there going to win the cup!!!! Anywho ,looks like Price is N.h.l. ready,good for him and the Bull Dogs ,I HOPE THE BEST HAIF OF THE BULLDOGS get to wear the CH next year.Time to make Price and Halack the starters!Get something great for Huet while he’s still got worth.

  30. Everyone seems to be whining about Gainey, and he has made his mistakes (SAMSONOV,) but he is also the one that drafted all these great young guys, including Carey Price, who may be the best young goalie prospect in years. He said when he came to Montreal that he was going to build the team through the draft, and if you look at the success of the Bulldogs, he has clearly done so. We can be sure he isn’t going to make any more samsonov-esque signings, and he will be quite vigilant in determining whether a possible acquisition will be a good fit for the team. This being said, Saku was correct in expressing his concerns about another rebuilding phase. It’s time to get rid of the non-contributors, bring up the young guns, and make one big signing or trade. This team was so close to success for the first half of last year, and I have no doubt that we can be there again. For the whole year, including the playoffs.

  31. #32 Higgy21 says:
    June 5, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    What a draft selection by GAINEY. LEts give him a round of applause for selecting PRICE. CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP>

    LEts all look back now. IT swas a sunny August afternoon in 2005. Remember the draf twas later that year because of teh lockout. The Habs had teh number 5 pick due to a lucky but destined lottery. Everyone was talking about Brule and Pouliot. Even Timmins gave a leak befor ethe lottery sying he would love it if Brule was still available. THEn the moment came for our selection. THen the words ” The Canadiens select Carey Price!. Who? A Goalie? What? We have THeodore!!!!! We dont neeed a goalie!!!!!!! Gainey is an bum!

    WE were all wrong and maybe one day we will be able to say we got the best player from the draft. ANd yes thats includes Crsoby.

    Great pick Gainey! IT was his final choice. and may have just saved the franchise! ANother round of ovation!

    CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!

  32. #33 Higgy21 says:
    June 5, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    By the wya that was a standing ovation.

    OH and I saw Gainey at JOsh’s on saturday having pink lemonade with his mom. SHe was rubbing honey on his head. NO wonder he dislikes Gainey. Poor kid to have to go through those sexcapades that young.

  33. I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic…

  34. #35 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 5, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Joshtm goes by the name of buffalo bill now guys lol

  35. #36 habsfan_for_life1212 says:
    June 5, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    hey guys, look at post 78 by “Buffalo Bill” and look at what time it was when he posted his comment. This porves two things:
    A)he doesnt have a job
    B) He has nothing better to do with his time

  36. #37 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 5, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    lol 2:48 am maybe he couldnt get to sleep because crazy bob was keeping his mom up making to much noise HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  37. #38 Joshtm says:
    June 5, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Great young rookies, hey that is okay, as long as they never play in the NHL cause hey, most of them are small suckers.

    So what is this about the great signings? So what, like as if Gainey will ever use the rookies he signs.

    I guess no one was watching the Sens get basically outmuscled and outplayed last night? Watch out look, its Getzlaf sitting on your big fat head there Habs4life and Pactum!

    I look forward to hearing you bunch quieten down as soon as we see the new “help” basically getting shut down one more time.

    I think it is time the Habs changed their management, hire a real GM. Enough of the armchair club that Gainey has set up, what with his pink lemonade loving fans who spend all day smelling Gainey’s butt! Geezuz guys, you are a sick bunch you know that?

    Maybe this summer when there are some free agents, that Gainey will actually sign a real hockey player for once, instead of pretend forwards, and wannabee defense retards….and for once and for all, to shut up these armchair GMs and armchair perverts….

  38. #39 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 5, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Buffalo bill strikes back HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA What a sausage jockey.

  39. #40 Rubberman says:
    June 5, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Isn’t this blog about the Habs?

    I’ve been a Habs fan since 1973 (Habs vs Chicago). My parents let me stay up and watch the whole game on a school night. I love my team and I’m frustrated, as all of you how poor this franchise is doing. At Christmas, I thought that this was the yr they’d do some damage in the playoffs. Ha ha.

    With this being said, it sucks that the only blog site that I have something in common with has people who act like they’re still in high school. Everyone is allowed their comments/opinions but bashing one guy all the time takes away my interest in this blog. So grow the *&ck up and let’s talk hockey. We all have to put up with self-righteous m-f…ers in the work world, so don’t do it here.

    Thanks et merci.

  40. Yo Rubberman,nicely put Habs bro,you say it like it is man!Looking foward to more of your post,waytogo!!

  41. #42 Higgy21 says:
    June 6, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Gainey save dthe franchise by demanding we select Price over Brule. GAINEY, GAINEY GAINEY GAINEY GAINEY GAINEY GAINEY GAINEY!

    IF GAINey wants to spend his spare time with Josh’s mother that is fine with me as long as he keeps up the good work.

  42. Higgy,pactum,habsfan,JP…… IS YOUR MISSION IN LIFE IS TO DESTROY Habs Blog,TRY TALKING HOCKEY FOR A CHANGE and then try dating girls ,you bored little peckerwoods!!!

  43. #44 PACTUM SERVA says:
    June 6, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Yawn……sigh

  44. xhabsfan=Joshtm

    I knew that from times.

  45. #46 Joshtm says:
    June 6, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    I’m suprised Pactum and Habs4Life ain’t licking their chops…oh ya, get rid of Souray, so we can sign Yashin and Forsberg…..it’ll be the MASH4007 of hockey, a small Fin with crooked eyes, an old Russian with squeeky elbows, a Johnson all boozed up, Forsberg and his glass foot, and Yashin, the Frankenstein of small hockey players…oh ya….and add a bunch of big softies like Markov who only knows how to get out of the way of the puck and fall on his own goalie in the process (poor Huet and his pulled muscle, thanks Andrei for that great move!) and of course the rest of the short fat Bouilly who is too short to take advantage of his weight, and then the skinny tall Euros who wilt at the slightest check…Great Build There Crazy Bob!!! Great Build!!!!

    Watch Bob will send Guillame and Lapierre back to the Dogs so he can make sure that any other small broken down forward and defense he signs gets “quality ice time”….let’s see, so far all the “quality ice time” that Dandy and Bouilly got sure as heck hasn’t improved their defensive skills, the same with Booze Johnson there….

  46. #47 Joshtm says:
    June 6, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    CLAP!!!CLAP!!!!CLAP!!!! HOORAY FOR BOB GAINEY!!! GREAT SIGNING OF PRICE!!! HOORAY!!! CLAP!!! HOORAY FOR DANDENAULT AND BOUILLON!!! THERE TO MAKE SURE PRICE GETS HURT IN HIS FIRST NHL GAME!!!!HOORAY FOR GAINEY!!! WASTING YET ANOTHER PROMISING GOALIE ON LOUSY DEFENSE!!!! HOORAY FOR MARKOV!!! THERE TO MAKE SURE PRICE STAYS DOWN FOR THE COUNT!!! HOORAY!!!!!!!

  47. #48 Joshtm says:
    June 6, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    CLAP!!!CLAP!!!!CLAP!!!! HOORAY FOR BOB GAINEY!!! GREAT SIGNING OF SMALL FORWARDS!!!!!HOORAY!!! CLAP!!! HOORAY FOR THESE MIDGETS!!! THERE TO MAKE SURE PRICE GETS SCORED ON WHEN THEY GIVE AWAY THE PUCK!!!!HOORAY FOR GAINEY!!! WASTING YET ANOTHER PROMISING GOALIE ON LOUSY DEFENSE AND OFFENSE!!!! HOORAY FOR MARKOV!!! THERE TO MAKE SURE PRICE STAYS DOWN FOR THE COUNT!!! HOORAY!!!!!!!CLAP!!!CLAP!!!HOORAY FOR BOB GAINEY BUILDING A SMALL SIZE MIDGET HABS TEAM!!! HOORAY FOR BOB GAINEY!!!FOR BUILDING TWO FARM TEAMS!!!!! oh wait, now he’s created two farm teams? yes, one is the Dogs and the other is called the Montreal Canadiens! Yes, what a miracle! Only Bob Gainey can destroy a real NHL hockey team and in its ashes build a midget team!

  48. #49 habitant says:
    June 6, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    ANYONE HERE THAT RUSSIAN PROSPECT PAVEL VALENTENKO HAS BEEN SIGNED?

  49. #50 Joshtm says:
    June 6, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Ya, the Habs are showcasing their only big hockey player….oh wait, he’s got size but hey he’s also skinny! Ya Right Crazy Bob, one check from Pronger and a double hit from Getzlaf and guess what kiss your big rookie player good bye! That’s a team build? One big Hab? That’s it?

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