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Who is the fittest Canadien?

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  1. #1 chernevog says:
    September 15, 2006 at 7:23 pm

    Wow I think we’re looking at a break out year for higgins and komi……

  2. Well I believe the team is in for a BREAK out year. You heard it here first!!!

  3. Well other then Raphael I would have to say one of those two guys. ALthough Kovalev is in the best shape he been in for a long time.

    Jack THOrnton where have you been?

  4. #4 jack tornton says:
    September 15, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    I am proud to see everyone having faith in Komi! This guy is my favorite player. I think this young man is evoluating in every skill a defenceman needs to be successful![period]

    And what about Higgins? Higgins greatly impressed me since the second half of last year’s season.I just hope he continues playing the way he did last year(second half!).

  5. #5 jack tornton says:
    September 15, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    * hahahaha good one “reality check”! “If that doesn’t get you excited for the new year you’ve been hanging out at the Chinese Buffett with Keith Tkachuk too long.”

  6. By the way, on the video is also the new 15 year 67.5 million man, Rick DiPietro. The others are Eric Nystrom and the big guy is JP Foschi, who plays for the Oakland Raiders (NFL).

  7. Komisarek has all the tools to be a solid NHL defenseman in the Scott Stevens mould. Great to here he’s ready to go, be great to have a “hammer” back on D.

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  8. #8 jack tornton says:
    September 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    Guys I’m a little confused out here! Can someone tell me how Carolina has “JACK JOHNSON” on their team? Wasn’t he drafted first overall by St-Louis? Correct me there if I misunderstood! And now there are talks about him all over the hockey sites about him being shopped around the league….I’m still confused how come Carolina has him?

  9. You are thinking of Erik johnson that was drafted 1st overall this season. Jack Johnson was draftedlast year when we drafted Price.

  10. #10 jack tornton says:
    September 16, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    Oh thanks alot!I was all confused lol…

  11. If anyone loses their spot of forward to a rookine it will be Perezhogin. Unless Chipchura is the one to make the team then he would play on the 4th for Downey /Murray. It would be silly to put anuone else on the 4th like Latendresse or Kostitsyn for they will not develp there. But then Again we are the team of injuries so there will be spots to open up.

  12. #12 jack tornton says:
    September 17, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    I just hope one of our rookie actually plays for us this year!!!! We have so many rookies reaady to play for the big league.I read somewhere( a professional website!) that were classifiying montreal as 3rd best promising team( I mean that have the best rookies ) I don’t remember seeing washington in that list…

    From many point of views Washington is the best or 2nd best promising team but to be honest I never saw it on the top three!

    Im getting to a point where I’m triying to say that if we are the 3rd best team as for the rookies are concern, why shouldn’t we give a chance to one of them? Are we going to stuck them in the AHL?

    I’m sorry for all those that will take this post offensive, it’s only an opinion and I really mean whatever I mentioned…

  13. #13 jack tornton says:
    September 17, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    And as for Spezza’ s case, Jack Martin(I’m not sure about his name) kept him in the AHL league for a while so that he develops and gets ready to play in the big league…YES! He did prove that he was ready for the big league when he first came. In my opinion it wasn’t because he played in the AHL and he developed down there…It was only a waist of time or maybe not…Who knows?

    Why is everyone focusing on this ONE player’s case and forget about all the other bunch that proved they were ready without passing by AHL?

    What about Sidny Crosby? Alexander Ovechkin?

    Yes their coaches could have stuck them in the AHL and when they would have made their first apparition in NHL they would’ve extraordinary they would have taken the credit as the symbol of their success…

    I’m not trying to be specific…Yes I admit that staying a year or two in AHL can prepare you for the big league but as for Kostsyn’s case I think that he is ready to play for us.

  14. Bottom line is they have to be ready. Even Higgins didnt seem quite ready last year and in my opinion Perezhogin still has not conformed his game to a NHL level yet. But if one of the young forwards and from what I am hearing it would most likely be (s Kostisyn) is ready and proves he con contribute more then 9 games then yes put him on the team. If not it will only hurt their developement puttin gthem on the team.

  15. PS

    when I said Higgins wasnt quite ready I meant in the first 6-7 weeks. Obviously he is at NHL standrads now.

  16. #16 jack tornton says:
    September 18, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    Yeah you’re 100 percent right snake…but my point was that we have to give chance to kostsisyn after all…You what I mean..I think he proved that he is ready for NHL! And what I meant by saying that players don’t necessarily have to stay more than 3 years in AHl was that it doesn’t quiet help them after all.In my opinion they’re fir NHL or they’re not. Remember Jason Ward?(oh don’t remind me of him lol) We gave him TOO MUCH time in AHL and see what he kind of player he is now?

    This is not because of staying in AHL but it is a question of skills…Some players develop them and some don’t…[period]

    Im sure that staying in Ahl can help our kids by much but er don’t have to leave them there till they reach the 26 years plateau lol

  17. #17 jack tornton says:
    September 18, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    Anyways good points Snake!

  18. Jason Ward :)

    I remember the 99 WC juniors here is Winnipeg. I was really pumped for Ward cause Montreal had just drafted him and there was some hype around him because of his size. Anyways Ward was invisible even on a line With Simon Gagne(who had 5 goals in one game) and the team was stacked with Morrow, Gagne, Fata, Reagher, B Allen, Ference bros. I remember thinking here we go again with the drafting of western beef. Houle pulled off another miracle with Ward.

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