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Who needs Peter Forsberg anyway?

  • Yesterday Bob Gainey admitted to making a few calls over to Philadelphia to see what the price for Peter Forsberg was. Absolutely no response, no interest from King Peter and the Flyers.

    Another apparent dis to Montreal and Hab fans who want a big name trade before the deadline.

    The Habs got a bit of karmic revenge when Peter Forsberg fell flat on his ass in his attempt to tie the Canadiens winning shoot out goal.

    You could already hear him blaming it on his foot, his skate, his whatever, before he even got up off the ice. Even better was Tomas Plekanec used Peter’s own move in the shoot out to keep the Canadiens in it.

    Here’s an interesting stat, since Forsberg was dealt to the Preds he has 0 points, in that same span Garth Murray is tearing up the net with 2 clutch goals.

    Enough picking on Peter, as bad as his shoot out attempt was I don’t think I’ve seen a worse shot in the history of the shoot out than Alexander Perezhogin’s shot. I’m pretty sure even Aaron Downey could get a shot ON GOAL in a shootout.

    The good news is the Canadiens got 2 points on the road against a great team. Everyone expected the Habs to walk out with a loss but they overcame 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 and 5-4 leads on the road against one of the best teams in the west.

    If the Canadiens hadn’t taken 400 penalties and scored 2 goals in their own net it might not have even went that far.

    The Predators offense is potent no doubt, but for a team that has expectations of a deep playoff run their D looks suspect. After all, these are the Canadiens that they squandered 3 two goal leads too not the Red Wings.

    Jaro Halak seems to be gaining confidence with each game, 3-0 ain’t a bad start in the NHL and he’s looked pretty solid. How long can he keep it up?

    Out of nowhere it seems the Canadiens have won 3 straight games and are still hovering in that 5th-10th pack. Huge points for a team about to embark on a long road trip.

161 Comments
  1. #1 R habs 4 real says:
    February 25, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    thanks LJ55. I agree totally with you

  2. R habs 4 real
    Posted on February 25th, 2007 at 6:07 pm. About ‘Who needs Peter Forsberg anyway?’.

    thanks LJ55. I agree totally with you

    Thanks i’m glad some people can see clearly…. I hope this edition of the habs prove me wrong, I’ll gladly admit my mistake in doubting them… i wonder if the folks on the other side of the fence will do the same.. I expect not though, probably more excuses as usual.

  3. watch Philly will be competitive alot sooner then people think, and there is no doubt they are currently rebuilding.

    Only problem Philly is making is they are ignoring one of the key components which is a goaltender, but that’s nothing new, in philly they always forget to address goaltending.

    We don’t have that problem thankfully, I really hope Price doesn’t sit in the minors for too long, although goalies are a little different when it comes to development.

  4. #4 R habs 4 real says:
    February 25, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    In case you missed it, Atlanta just mortgaged their whole future on Tkachuk, now an older player. They gave up Metropolit, plus a 2007 1st and 3rd round pick, plus a 2nd round pick in 2008. Unbelievable! all this for a rental player. So, yes we definitely need to be sellers.
    And if Souray isn’t traded by the deadline, I will be quite upset with Gainey.
    This is for HIGGY 21: If you think this team is going places, look at their +- ratings.
    Also, we have but 2, 20 goal scorers. Our goaltending is in trouble. We’re playing a rookie goalie, backed up by Aebischer. The reason Aebischer is the backup, is because Carbo has lost all confidence in him. Our defence is as porous as cheese. We can’t score 5 on 5. We barely have 1 line scoring, yet you are content with this team. Never mind the rose colored glasses; I think you’re wearing SUNGLASSES!
    Do you honestly believe we can beat NJ in the playoffs? We’ve only lost 22 out of 24 games to them. How about meeting Carolina in the playoffs? Oh yeah, didn’t we lose to them each of our last 2 playoff appearances? And what about Buffalo? yeah, haven’t they beat us almost every time for the past 25 years?
    Then there’s NYI who totally outplayed and dominated us. Or maybe TB who beat us handily in the playoffs. Or Ottawa who beat us 8-3? DREAM ON!
    You want this team? You can have them. I’d rather rebuild from the bottom up, with a team I can be proud of, not 1 that fans are embarrassed of.
    Yes, trade Souray and Rivet. Build a foundation at defence, like NJ.
    Get Price in there to stop the puck at the last line of defence. Maybe in time He will look like Brodeur.
    Draft for snipers who can score 40 goals a year. I’m looking to the future, otherwise we will be stuck in MEDIOCRITY, JUST LIKE THE LAST 15 YEARS!!!
    The idea is NOT to repeat mistakes, but to learn from them!

  5. We need to find a way to win tomorrow. Some people on this site are right about being sellers. We need to become an elite team again by stockpiling good talent. I am sick and tired of finishing in 7th or 8th in the conference and then getting eliminated in the first round, or if we are lucky, make it to the second round. However, I have to disagree with some of you here who say they will never win a cup in our lifetimes again. They WILL win it if Gainey builds the team the right way. If he keeps getting players like Samsonov, then we will not obviously but let’s give Gainey some time before we make statements like that. We have the summer to see what Gainey will do. Also, the Canadiens might be buyers.

    Ziman

  6. #6 R habs 4 real says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    GAINEY JUST TRADED RIVET TO SJ FOR JOSH GORGES AND A 2007 #1 PICK.
    Who’s Josh Gorges?

  7. #7 R habs 4 real says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Season Stats Career Stats Game By Game Log Video

    Player Notes: Josh Gorges
    2006-07 CURRENT SEASON NOTES: – 4th on team in blocked shots (70) 2006-07 OTHER NOTES: – Blocked five shots vs. Chicago on Feb. 3 – Had season highs with two assists and a +3 at Edmonton on Jan. 26 – Scored first NHL goal on Jan. 4 vs. Detroit off Dominik Hasek – Tied a career-high with points in Regular Season Stats
    Season GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
    2006-2007 47 1 3 4 -3 26 0 0 0 37 2.7

  8. #8 R habs 4 real says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    He’s a defenceman, 6’1, 190 lbs. Played alot in Kelowna, 24 years old.
    We also get SJ’s #1 pick this year.

  9. #9 smiler2729 says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Josh Gorges
    ASSETS:Makes the most of his ability and usually limits the mistakes in the defensive zone. Is a quality teammate with sound work ethic.
    FLAWS: Is extremely limited in the offensive zone. Doesn’t use his size nearly enough. Lacks foot speed along the backline.

    Sounds like Rivet except he’s younger and I CAN’T BELIEVE Gainey got a 1st ROUND PICK for CRAIG RIVET!

    Looks like Souray and Markov are both going to stay… we’ll see.

  10. Nice move Bob Gainey. Thank goodness Souray’s and Markov’s staying,here come’s a youth movement,yea haahhh…..

  11. #11 riser8 says:
    February 25, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Good trade by Gainey…..gets a 1st rounder plus a young dman for Rivet. The extra 1st pick may mean another deal is brewing in the next 48 hours. I have always liked Rivet and wish him the best in SJ….but with the situation with Markov and Souray something had to give. As for Gorges….he is a stay at home dman that played for Canada at the world Jrs. a couple of years ago, good character, and apparently is very solid along the boards. I like the fact that Bob is still looking at the future while trying to compete now.

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