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Sheldon Souray: The Last Stand

  • Recent buzz indicates Bob Gainey is making one last final push to re-sign Sheldon Souray.

    Souray Bloody Souray

    Wishful thinking?

    Souray has long been considered by the media and fans to be fleeing Montreal.

    This late in the game is there any chance Sheldon Souray will stay? Or is this just last minute pandering for the media and fans?

    Time for speculation is over, as there is less than one week before Sheldon Souray potentially hits the free agent market and signs elsewhere — with nothing in return.

  1. #1 MadManPaddy says:
    June 30, 2007 at 8:37 am

    habs4ever…..a little out of hand???? If I didn’t know better I would call you Sean Avery!! Come on….a little out of hand???

    Oh, and by the way… wife says I’m complicated thank-you!!! LOL

    Tommorrows the day folks!!! I’m sure we will all be at our keyboards ready to make our opinion known…….what a great country we live in!!!

    GO BOB GO!!!

  2. #2 MadManPaddy says:
    June 30, 2007 at 8:39 am

    Xhabsfan…..yes, my Friday night was alright! I stayed sober!! LOL

  3. Ah,it’s the retarded RACIST, habs”racist “4ever,WHO STATES “I’ll stick to my tough english canadians rather then you french visor wearing pansies” You are the worst form of racist idiot,one who is to fucked up to know he’s one.Your parents did a shit job boy bringing you up weardo and If I were you, brain freeze, I WOULD STAY IN FOR CANADA DAY ,YOU MIGHT NOT MAKE IT WITH YOUR FRONT TEETH IN A MULTICULTURAL CELABRATION,COCKSUCKER!!!!

  4. #4 habs4ever says:
    June 30, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    xhabsfan the internet warrior. Bravo my son. Internet tough guy’s gotta love them. Is Don Cherry a racist? Moron, your the one who thinks the habs need a French star. I think we’ll do just fine without one. hahaha. Go suck wood you loser and grab an English dictionary well your at it.

  5. #5 MadManPaddy says:
    June 30, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Xhabsfan,habs4ever……are we the only ones left here???? Where did everyone else go?????

    Oh and boys….stop the bickering would you please….I’m starting to feel a tad like a referee here!! We all get it…..Xhabsfan is a tough guy and habs4ever is a racist and I am a pacifist….but we’re all still huge HABS fans till the end!!!(which by the way, might be this year the ways things have went so far)…….LOL!!!

    Here is my prediction men……..Briere up-front and Hannan in the back-end. Those are the 2 that BOB signs. Say Adios to Souray and his league worst plus/minus!!!

    And a footnote signing may be Ouelette from Pittsburgh!!

    Talk to ya boys tomato!!!

  6. #6 Avatar37 says:
    June 30, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    I’m gone for 2 weeks for back surgery and I see … nothing changes. I keep praying the Habs won’t sign Briere but it looks fairly certain that they will. He’ll get nearly double the money Samsonov did and won’t put up double the points. I wonder if fans we’ll get on his case as much as they did Samsonov. Personally, I wish they were alot more interested in Smyth. There’s a reason he’s got 10 teams wanting to sign him. He might actually be worth the $6 or $7 million a year he’ll wind up getting paid. Personally, I’d love to see them sign Smyth even if it means Kovalev gets traded to make the room. We all knew Souray wasn’t coming back so it’s going to be no great surprise when he goes out west. This team needs more toughness, the Senator’s figured that out, Anaheim figured that out, my only complaint about Gainey is that he seems to be a pacifist and *hasn’t* figured that out. Otherwise, he’s a brilliant GM. Glad they drafted that defenseman first, we’ll see if he turns out to be as good as Hainsey or Komisarek. Go Habs!

  7. Avatar37,good luck with your surgery and don’t worry about it man,things have gotten real good in the surgery dept,you’ll be good a s new.Happy Canada day to you all.We live in the greatest country in the world,don’t believe me,watch the news tonight!!!

  8. #8 Borg9 says:
    June 30, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    I can’t see paying Souray 5.5 mil a year – let’s face it, he put up the numbers in the last year of his contract and has had a long history of injuries. He’s going to get good money after one great season, good for him. We should’ve traded him at the deadline.

    I like the guy and love the toughness he brings, but remember we’ve got a gamer in Komisarek who needs to up his minutes too. The Habs can make the playoffs without Souray if they add a good center tomorrow. We are okay on D right now, what we need is offence.

    Although it was a HUGE mistake not dealing his ass at the deadline.

    Anybody hear rumours of Michael Nylander (NYR) as a UFA possibility? I read this on the Gazette site as a good fit for Montreal. If the idea is also to get Kovalev going to up his trade value, this might be a good move – as long as we don’t overspend for a 34 yr old center. He had 83 points last year, which is pretty good. Don’t know a lot about him though, he’s not flashy but a good passer according to stuff I’ve read.

    I want to see Kovalev gone, but the only way we can get rid of him is to get some value back. We can’t just buy guys out like the Islanders do, that is insanity. Thought this would be impossible until Chicago lost their minds and thought they could be the team to get Samsonov going. Good luck with that.

    Did anyone else forget the Blackhawks were still in the NHL, or was that just me?

    Rotowire is saying the Rangers are going to make a press for Briere or Drury or Gomez, and if they can’t land any of those three, they’ll try to re-sign Nylander.

    I don’t know about Nylander – but I do know that I’ll be shaking my head in disgust if Count Chokula (Yashin) is putting on a Habs jersey next week. Somebody please, please make that frightening image disappear from my head.

  9. #9 Avatar37 says:
    June 30, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you, Xhabfan, although I had to come to the US to get the surgery done… our canadian health care system didn’t want to even send me for an MRI, I had to pay to have it done myself… turned out I had a herniated L4/L5 and a bulging L5/S1 … So I had the surgery done in Chicago and am expecting a $30k bill for it… Thank you Liberals for killing our healthcare system.

    I also heard a rumour that Yashin was interested in playing in Montreal… that would be a disaster. Yashin and Kovalev on the same line… I have nightmares already. Smyth, Drury, Gomez would all be good targets for free agents, so why do I have a bad feeling we’ll wind up with Briere and Yashin… *sigh*

  10. #10 Jack Tornton says:
    June 30, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    You guys are forgetting about PK SUBBAN.

    This guy wants to play here. He wants to crack thelineup. He stated it. He will be the next Habs’ captain.

    I want this kid to join the organization next year. He will be extremely physical and born leader. He will bring passion for hockey in the locker room. Trust me. You guys should’ve seen him at the second day of the draft picks. He is seriously passioned by the Canadiens’ organization .

    I want this kid in our lineup next year.


  11. If we get Briere”ANOTHER SMALL GUY “we are going to need some of these guys Bob. Zack Parise,James Wisniewski,Jim Vandermeer,josh Gratton,Brad WINCHESTER , Cris Simon AND OR gREG dE VRIES.

  12. #12 Avatar37 says:
    July 1, 2007 at 10:05 am

    I’ve always liked Simon, personally, I was upset last year when Brashear offered to join the Habs for the price of a contract and was turned down by Gainey… While at least Lapierre and Latendresse and Begin are physical players, I always thought we needed an enforcer… We need someone to stick up for our “smaller, skilled” players…

  13. #13 MadManPaddy says:
    July 1, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Avatar37/Xhabsfan…….Brashear?…are you kidding me??? After what that guy did in the LNAH during the lockout?? Brashear is a f-u-c-k-i-n-g animal. He is not a hockey player. There is absolutely no room for that guy anywhere near the NHL!!

    Boys…the days of the enforcer are done…PERIOD!!! It is all about skill now!

    You can be big and tough but you had better damn well have some skill or you won’t make it in the NHL.

    Chris Simon???? Is there anybody older that you could suggest??? Come on boys!!
    Get real!!!

    With guys like Garth Murray, Steve begin and Bouillon(he’s small but he’s tough!) Montreal is fine….lets worry about getting some goal scorers and a solid “D” man.

    I read on all the sports sites that it is a foregone conclusion that Briere will be a HAB!! I like his skill but I too worry about his size. He is rather small but he did put up 95 pts. last year…that’s more that any HAB did!!

    Let’s just hope that BOB and CARBO don’t try to turn him into a defensive specialist like every other “offensive-minded” player thay have brought in.

    Again, I say Briere and Hannan are HABS by end of today and Souray will be feasting on DUCK!

  14. Canada,140 years old today
    Inventor of the greatest team sport ever ,”BROOM BALL!”LOL…….HOCKEY .And on this great day for Canadians lets hope its also a great day for Canadiens eh!Come out of your shell Bob Gainey and show us some of your magic some fans profese you have. GETHERDONE .

  15. #15 Avatar37 says:
    July 1, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Brashear is the top enforcer in the league, followed by Laraque. No, he’s not going to score 20 goals, but that’s not his job. His job is to make sure that people aren’t crosschecking and slashing and trying to fight Koivu or Ryder or Higgins or Kovalev or any of the other non-fighters on the team. The day of the fighter is done? Tell that to Neil or McGratton on the Senators. Seems to me that Anaheim had some tough characters on their team as well, including Pronger.

    Don’t think the Habs need an enforcer? We haven’t had a bonafide enforcer since Ewen (my personal favourite) left. The Sens figured out that they weren’t going anywhere without one, let’s hope the Habs figure that out sooner than later.

  16. I thick the habs will be okay, but if I see them miss the playoffs again I will become a bum. lol

  17. #17 theswede says:
    July 11, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    the habs have to many freeloaders and are just looking for a paycheck.
    they will be golfing early again next year

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