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Your ideal Sheldon Souray Trade

  • Six days remain to see whether or not Sheldon Souray will be traded.

    So put yourselves in Bob Gainey’s shoes and make the deal.

    Does Souray go alone and who do you go after in return?

    The team with most heavy interest is rumored to be the Sharks who have just coincidentally recalled Steve Bernier.

    Is it a Souray for Bernier swap? More players or picks involved? Or is Souray going somewhere altogether different?

  1. Bob should know by now if he can sign Souray. If not you have to trade him. Put him in a deal with Samy to SJ for Bemier + Pavelski + Carle. I would’t take a chance on signing him in the off season. You have to get something while you can. I don’t think he is worth 5 or 6 million a year.

  2. You guys don’t think Gainey has been trying to sign Souray? Ha! The Habs won’t have the cap run first off.

    A good friend of Souray’s and keeps in touch with him every week told me that Souray wants fiar market value and won’t take a discount to stay. We’re talking a Bryan McCabe 6.75-7.25 million dollar deal. The Habs will be like Tampa, except the Habs big money players(Kovalev, Sammy) don’t nearly prduce as much as St.Louis and Vinny. As much as I support Gainey it’s glaringly obvious that Kovalev’s and Sammy’s contracts are albatrouses that will prevent Souray from coming back.

    Secondly, he wants to go to California to be with his daughter. He’s going throught the motions saying he wants to be in Montreal.

    If the Habs want to keep Souray they’ll have to give him a king’s ransom(over 7 million). He’s not in the same league as Niedermayer, Pronger, Phaneuf, or Lidstrom. Sure his points are great, but he’s a liablilty in his own end.

    I hope that Gainey will not make the same mistake as JFJ and give out way to much money to Souray and have jack all to improve the teams anemic offence.

    Koivu stays, you can dream but it won’t happen and if he is traded I will be pissed, no one can convince me that he’s not an improtant part of this team. All of you want him to be as great as other Canadians captains in the past but he’s not them, he’s Saku Koivu. He’s not The Rocket. He’s Saku Koivu. Stop comparing him to other great’s from the past.

    He’s not going anywhere.

    And Souray’s # hanging from the rafters? That’s a good one. If Larry Robinson and Lapointe don’t have there numbers up there then Souray doesn’t stand a chance.(Lapointe 28 goals in a season, Souray has 20)

    It’s been one season. This is this problem with fans of this team. We’re so used to great players that when a player has a great season we start writing they’re Hall of Fame resume’s. Sheldon Souray is not Larry Robinson.

    Trade him now for a hell of a lot cause he’s not coming back unless Gainey can free up cap room by finding some suckers to take Kovy and Sammy off his hands.

    Saku ain’t goin anywhere. Don’t even suggest it, it’s dumb.

  3. # 10 Habs#1
    Posted on February 21st, 2007 at 3:40 pm. About ‘Your ideal Sheldon Souray Trade’.

    To San Jose: Souray and Kovalev/Sammy

    To Montreal: Matt Carle, Steve Bernier or Joe Pavelski and a 1rst round pick.

    this one looks ideal but i highly doubt san jose would go for that.IMO

    I like Souray and all ,but when he’s getting paid 5 million plus per year, not so much. we have way too many people in the overpaid/underperforming category.
    Souray will decide what kinda of money he’ll accept and where he plays if he becomes UFA.

    I would imagine Gainey has an idea as to if souray and/or markov are interested in re-signing. unfortunately our club policy is to not renegotiate contracts during the season. So it’s unlikely Gainey knows what they are asking for in terms or dollars and length of contract, unless this policy has changed.

    If BG knows Souray has no interest in re-signing with us, he shouldn’t hesitate
    to deal him, there is no way you can let a player you’ve spent years developing
    walk away as a UfA without getting anything in return.

    Same goes for Markov, all though i would be willing to sign him to a long-term deal.

    If they can some how deal Samsanov,Kovalev and/or Rivet this year that would be a bonus. it would free up some cap space to spend more wisely.

  4. # 34 angelo E
    Posted on February 21st, 2007 at 6:45 pm. About ‘Your ideal Sheldon Souray Trade’.

    How can you trade a 60 point defenseman show him the money.

    easy his value is at an all time high, buy low ,sell high.
    the Bulk of his points come on the PP I wonder how many?

  5. ” Let him go down in Habstory with all the other great defencemen Doug Harvey, Serge Savard, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Chris Chelios. I still wish Rod Langway was never traded. Someday number 44 will hang from the rafters…”

    If those guys were dead they’d be rolling in their graves at being mentioned in the same breath as that soon to be overpaid pylon. Wow. Smiler must have the best sense of humour on this website. or he’s delusional. Being a Habs fan it’s really a toss-up.

  6. hABS#1, Rite now as you type,there’s a changing of the guard in the N.H.L. to a youth movement ie:PENS AND PREDS. There’s another team going in that direction ,our Habs and in order for that to happen ,the underachieving , way overpaid ,habsbeens are on there way out,wether they like it or the fans like it or you like it. Reality dictates that if you look at the value and production you get from: Kovalev, Samsonov,Bonk,Niinimaa,Abby,Koivu,Rivet, Huet Dandy and Boullion it has been a joke and a bad one at that. And because of their lack of every thing a Pro Hockey player must have, they won themselves a bus ticket out of town. You didn’t hear the Milroy interview last nite did you? I highly advise you to see it before you type further.

  7. #7 habs phan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:18 am

    koivu and sourray – for – hannan and cheechoo
    problably not, but it’s sure fun to think about. how would that work out???

  8. It is sad that we waste almost twenty million on crap, granted the Koivu line shone for what one game? Where the hell have they been since Christmas? If you look at what we waste on Koivu, Kovalev, Ninnima, Johnson, Rivet, Bouillon, Dandenault, almost twenty million on seven players who have single handedly been responsible for the slump as the core of the team. Obviously no teams are interested in signing these largely overpaid, underachievers and some of them are ready for the pasture. I say instead of throwing money away on Koivu sell him shares in the team like Mario, let Kovalev’s contract run out, the same with Ninnima, Rivet, force Dandy and Boully to prove themselves worthy of the millionaire club. We will be under great pressure to keep the likes of Pleks and Bonk and the rookies will edge up their demands as they contribute.

    The danger of trading Souray away is that we need to get someone back of similar worth, that means signing yet another millionaire underachiever.

    No, I would say promise Souray whatever we can to keep him, absorb the loss of the season to do it if we have to. Obviously we can’t make any trades and we are stuck with a bunch of tired old millionaires who enjoy big fat paychecks so what do they care if the team wins or loses, they get their money.

    As for the youth movement, unfortnately this is Bob Gainey’s UNICEF for NHL veterans, the Habs Hospital for injured veterans. The youth are only there to make it exciting every now and then. Until we get rid of MASH 4007’s General Gainey and Corporal Carbo, it’s the same old same old.

    By the way, the Koivu line is only good when the rookies are hard hitting and grinding the other team down. I don’t know how long Koivu will have his legs, he may be the heart of the team when he wants to be, but he is showing his age. He is basically the wrong guy to have as captain. Honestly, a captain is supposed to lead. How many captains do you see that get the kind of shit kicking Koivu gets from even the most wimpiest NHL teams?

    If we are forced to trade Souray I say trade him for a healthy Center, a strong center, we are weak in our face offs. I know Toronto when ever they play against Montreal wish for someone like Souray. I would not be suprised if we had a suprise trade of Souray for Guerin…that would be a shocker….it would fit Gainey’s classic, HABS HOSPITAL for INJURED VETERANS…

  9. #9 imbroke says:
    February 22, 2007 at 3:49 am

    Come on…your not going to get a player as good as Souray from any one…pay the man…keep the rookies…..invest in some more, build a system again…get Price up there as soon you can, stack him up behind Sheldon, and let them play hockey Canadien style. FIREWAGON with a FIST(remember) Dig up another John Ferguson Sr. type. Clone some Risebrough’s,Gainey’s, Richard’s,let’s quit waiting for the ghosts to return. Go out and get them. Bulk up, Hit eveything that moves, let everyone regret that they have to play you….quit buying into Mediocore Pretty Boy (NewNhl)Hockey League. As for trades ask someone for a bag of pucks for Samsonov, take the bag if you can get it….try and get something for Kovalev before people realize that he really is a puck hogging figure skater. Fr god sake quit drafting European style shinny players….sont la canadien.

  10. #10 bossdj420 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 6:32 am

    I just read as many comments as possible… I happen to agree with the majority in KEEPING SOURAY! We lose him now, we have little chance at making the playoffs, and no chance at making it past the first round(vs Sabres/Devils).
    Although, we do need to make an impact down the stretch. And again the majority is correct in trading Rivet, Kovy, Sammy, and maybe Perez.

    My IDEAL trade deadline trades: Kovalev & Rivet for Bernier & Carle(SJ)
    Samsonov & Perezhogin for Mikko Koivu & a draft pick

  11. #11 bossdj420 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 6:38 am

    Think about how sick the lines would be:

    Koivu,Koivu,Ryder Souray/Markov
    Higgy,Plekanec,Bernier Carle/Komisarek
    Johnson,Bonk,Latendresse Bouillon/Streit
    Milroy,Lapierre,Downey/Murray Halak/Abby/Huet

    Better looking playoff team!

    Niinimaa & Dandenault are garbage… enough said.

  12. #12 HAB-DAB-A-DO says:
    February 22, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Just heard that Gainey is going to announce today in Nashvile that he has made a trade with Nashville—- Souray for Forsberg.

  13. #13 Voltaire says:
    February 22, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Good comments ladies and gents, but stop and THINK for a minute:

    1. Losing Souray for nothing in July is not an option. No GM would let that happen, period.

    2. Gainey’s basic decision, on Tuesday morning, based on results of next 3 game: Do we go for playoffs or no?

    3. If yes to above, keep Souray or make sure we get a player for him that can contribute now, not just prospects/picks.

    4. If no to item 2, trade Souray for the best picks and prospects possible, no question.

    I assume Gainey has talked to Rivet, and also Markov, to see where approximately his salaries for these guys would be next year. He then should have gone to Souray and tried to make an agreement on his salary next year also.

    If he cannot get a clear commitment from those 3, HE MUST TRADE SOURAY. It’s simple logic. He can’t take the risk of another club offering a stupid un-matchable amount for Souray or Markov in July.

    Since we have no news of any agreements bedtween Habs and any of their UFA D men, we can assume Gainey does not have these commitments, and therefore Souray is gone as of Tuesaday.

    The only other possibility is that Gainey HAS made agreements with his UFA D men, and is not announcing it, so he can still test the Souray trade market anyway, which is what I would do.

    Finally, if he must trade Souray, go for good young prospects and picks that can help us win it in 2009, not vets who will fade.



  14. Wow, that whole gay thing back there! Where the hell did that come from?

    I agree with Habs #1 on just about everything that he says except that Patrick Marleau is actually from Saskatchewan, I think. This year, Souray is clearly the best offensive defenseman that the Habs have, but even that is not saying much really. There is no way that Souray should command the kind of money that Pronger and Neidermeyer are making. He is not that strong defensively, and one could argue that this is really the only decent full season that Souray has ever had. I would vote for the youth movement, and in giving Souray what he wants (ie. being on the West Coast.) If Gainey can package him with Samsanov and get either two quality propects or two first round picks before the trade deadline, this will help in building a true contender down the road.

  15. By the way, I think that any other potentially contending GMs are going to want Souray only if there is going to be any trade deadline deals out of Montreal. Offering Rivet instead is just not going to cut it for anyone. I could be wrong here.

  16. While I am on another rant, where the hell does Jack Todd get off calling Ovechkin the “most electrifying player in the game” in his column in The Gazette yesterday? Considering he is a player who can only score, he is actually #10 in league scoring (25 points behind Crosby) and is the only player in the top forty in scoring that is a double digit negative in the +/- department at -14. Ovechkin’s team as opposed to the Crosby’s team is again going nowhere this year! Crosby, Lecavalier, St. Louis, Thornton, Briere, Iginla and Heatley are all a hell of lot better players than Ovechkin.

    I guess Whacky Jack must like the Russian style players who do cute puck tricks, engage in no defensive play and bring out no team spirit. Jack, if you voted for Ovechkin for rookie of the year, time is going to show you how far off the mark you were yet again.

  17. #17 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Gay hockey players????

    My cousin from Calgary told me Glenn Anderson is gay, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Also, there were rumours that Joe Mullen is gay, not that there’s anything wrong with that. We all heard the Wendel Clark rumours and what about rumours that Stephane Richer is gay as well as Brian Skrudland. Put two and two together in the Mike Danton case and well, again, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    Also, what about that sicko Graham James sexually assaulting some of his players including Sheldon Kennedy and possibly even Theo Fleury.

    Have any of you ever heard Kyle Wellwood of the Leafs speak??? Again, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  18. #18 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 11:41 am

    RDS reporting: Andrei Kostitsyn of Bulldogs of Hamilton of the American League of hockey. It will join the Canadians this morning in Nashville.

  19. #19 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 11:43 am

    UFA for UFA dept.
    How about Souray to Colorado for Joe Sakic? Then July 1st comes around and they both re-sign with the Habs! And maybe Gainey can make the Avalanche eat most of the contract and get Theodore back as a backup for Halak/Huet. We could give Aebischer back to Colorado cuz he just ain’t got it here.

  20. #20 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 11:47 am

    I do not think that CBA rules allow for the Salary sharing deal, but I am not that familar… I was interested in Sakic Also when that rumor was floating. Great gritty forward with an couple of good years in him.

  21. #21 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 11:57 am

    I speculating that Higgins is not in the line-up with the Kostitsyn call up or they may have demoted Milroy? I hope they did not demote him. I think he was one of the guys that showed interest in front of the Net! Put him on a line with a good set up man or shooter and we will get some points out of him. Maybe Perez or Sammy got traded in the Bob gainey press conference tonight…

    ANyone have any projections for tonight line-up? I hate to divert your conversations from the homosexuals of the league… they took over TV, now the blog; do they need their time too or we might come after us for ineqaulity?!??!
    Maybe you guys could go back to it after the Playoffs?

  22. Rumors have it that in the Gainey conference he will be announcing an extended leave of absence starting this summer and I can’t wait for all the special Hab bloggers to blame the fans,tax’s or what ever for that one if it’s true !!

  23. #23 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    Kerry Fraser – not a homosexual but gay.

  24. #24 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Okay seriously…

    Mike Brophy of The Hockey News is on The TEAM990 talking about Joe Sakic and why no one has even mentioned him in Deadline Deal rumours.
    I am a visionary here, I mentioned him just before this. Sakic to Montreal, let’s get the rumour mill on that baby churning! Who would you give up for Joe Sakic??? Higgins? Komisarek??? Prosepcts, high picks??? The Avs need goaltending so Halak or Price???

  25. #25 New Guy says:
    February 22, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Anyone know if Bob’s press conference will be on RDS today? Also, what time will it start?

  26. #26 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Hate to bring this up again BUT- Joe Sakic should have been traded here in ’95 when the Hab morons were shipping Patrick Roy out at the top of his game… duh. Kovalenko, Rucinsky and Thibault for ROY AND KEANE???? HOLY!!! Montreal should’ve been getting Sakic or Forsberg for Roy at that point. F*@*#$ REJEAN!

  27. #27 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Coincidence? Or voodoo? The Habs are playing in the “Gaylord” Center tonight.

  28. #28 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Who would I give up for Joe Sakic??? I would give up Pleks, Perez and Abby! Bring back Patrick Roy as a player coach to back up Halak! LOL I would say trade Denis but I heard he’s on the IR…

  29. #29 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Plekanec, Perezhogin and Aebischer for Sakic, I wish! They’d probably want Higgins, Komisarek and Price though, greedy bastards, I think they’re pissed Gainey fleeced them by giving them Theodud and his $5.5 million.

  30. We all do respect to joe Sakic, he’s a hreat player but he is in the twilight of his career, can we actually get one of these types of players who aren’t on the cusp of retiring.

    BTW rejean houle should have been fired immediately after the patrick trade.

  31. #31 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    I like Higgins too much and I would say he’s one of the untouchables because of his age and potential. We’ll have to grind him in the ground for a few more years… LOL I think the same goes for Komi. A Price trade would cause riots in Montreal and Gainey would have to relocate! He already has deemed the future of the Org by most of the fans…

  32. #32 R habs 4 real says:
    February 22, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    I heard that Gainey might be leaving the habs at the end of the season, to spend more time with his family. Also heard a rumour, Souray to SJ for Matt Carl. As far as WILD are concerned, they’re looking for another center. maybe Koivu? Either way, Souray is gone. We have to get something for him now, or lose him at the end of the season for nothing. CARLE is supposed to be a Chelios type of D man, and could eventually be a franchise type of player. Sounds good, but we would need to also get a pick included in that deal.

  33. #33 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Will Bonk be resigned? I feel that they are molding Laps for his position with his time on the PK and D role? I like Bonk and think he’s a great role player with size and experience, but he’s also a UFA at year end? Just a thought…

  34. Haha that’s the best thing i’ve seen in a while, way too funny, if montreal trades for another broke down vet at the deadline can i post this somewhere on another site Josh? I’ll use your name with the quote or leave it anonymous, it’s up to you let me know thanks.

    Posted on February 13th, 2007 at 9:02 pm. About ‘Ray Emery Suspended’.

    Montreal is the UNICEF of pro hockey players. Yes if you are a tired has been millionaire come to Montreal and retire yet enjoy the benefits of still being the NHLPA and watch and play against the NHL! Yes are you a tired veteran? Can’t afford your pain killers and your doctors’ fee? Come to Montreal to BoB Gainey’s Crazy Hospital for Washed Up Veterans, otherwise known as the Montreal Canadians! Eager, talented, high scoring stars need not apply.

  35. #35 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Who are Montreal’s “untouchables”?

    Carey Price, Chris Higgins, Mike Komisarek???

  36. My God! What is wrong with everyone? Seems like every Habs site, everyone wants Souray gone. I agree with “Xhabsfan”: sign his a** for a long term, based on performance, then we’ll see where he goes!

  37. #37 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    There is a lot of noise about the Wild prospect Benoit Pouliot… Everyone is saying it would cost the habs alot. I would tend to think we would be shifting to a definate rebuilding mode if this were to materialize. Most think it’s unlikely…humm

    Looking at our top prospects we have better exciting talent? (See below)

    I watched the Sharks game to see the players in the hyped trade for Souray. If we were in a rebuilding mode it might work if we can not find away for Souray to stay. Not a straight trade for Souray/Carle, but tack with the prospect rooster player??? I would like to keep Souray.

    Note: Thorton looked horrible last night; wasn’t that impressed with his lack of bounce in his skating. Did not get infront of the Net much either, but the Sharks size is unquestionable impressive! Did like Pavelski and Bernier; Not sure of the spelling???

  38. #38 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Hey, I’ve wanted to keep Sheldon Souray all along.

  39. #39 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    #85 smiler2729 – Who would you consider untouchable?

    Hggins – Youngest of our top goal scores even missing over 6 weeks.

    Komi – Our hardest hitter and one of the few positive +/- and young. I know you hate the overated +/-, but he is one of the few D men thats not a UFA.

    Price – Not even under a professional contract, and is a national junior hockey hero and deemed savour of the Habs in the future. I personally do not think he’ll be in the league for a while but the media might would have their way he’d be in now.

    I like these guys for our future… Price would have to get some proven time in Hamilton before I deem him the next Dryden or Roy, but not trade him for a rental player?

  40. Curtis Gillingham
    Posted on February 22nd, 2007 at 1:46 pm. About ‘Your ideal Sheldon Souray Trade’.

    My God! What is wrong with everyone? Seems like every Habs site, everyone wants Souray gone. I agree with “Xhabsfan�: sign his a** for a long term, based on performance, then we’ll see where he goes!

    They don’t all want him gone how many times does this have to be repeated? he is UFA at seasons end period, if he wants to re-sign with us he will, personally i have no interest in Souray if he wants 5 million plus on a multi year deal.
    What if souray has no plans on re-signing with us? you every think that’s a possible secenario? letting valuable assets walk away as UFA’s without getting anything in return… ya that’s a brilliant idea where can i sign up.
    So if he gets dealt it is beacuse Bob knows he won’t re-sign or he’s asking for more than we are willing to pay.

    Untouchables IMO Higgins, Price, Komisarek and Markov, in fact id pretty much say anyone under 27 should be untouchable really. depending on the offer.

  41. #41 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    Those three to me are untouchable (Chris Higgins, Mike Komisarek, Carey Price), it’s said you build your hockey team down the middle from the net out so those guys are our Holy Trinity, man!

    As for others that I see great stuff out of are Guillaume Latendresse, Kyle Chipchura and hopefully, Mikhail Grabovsky (if he can handle the banging of North America and not turn into another stickhandling perimeter playing maniac like Samsonov)…

    I’m starting to come around on Tomas Plekanec but I still don’t see what the big deal about Andrei Markov is. Jaroslav Halak has shown me how cool and reactionary he is to the pressure and the actual play, which is more than you can say about David Aebischer and Cristobal Huet who play a robot style of just hoping the puck will hit them in their positioning (although Huet does add his mental cool to that where Abby’s too soft all around).

    I wish we had some good defence prospects because I know nothing about Ryan O’Byrne and David Fischer.

  42. #42 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    There saying the Bulldogs are so depleted that one of the co-owners put on the pads and suited up to fill in!

  43. #43 Joshtm says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Forget all this talk of great prospects or great talent. It’s not Gainey’s style. Look at what he’s done to Butterfly Biron. He got him just to buck up the dogs, Gainey seems to think there are two cups and they are not connected in any way, that rookies in the dogs are not potential or quality habs material. The dogs is just a weekend project for Bob and doesn’t even show up on Carbo’s radar. If your coach is out of touch with his rookies, then why even talk about planning for the future.

    The future is here and now and Gainey only likes tired washed up veterans who kiss up to him.

  44. #44 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Who’s Butterfly Biron?

  45. #45 Joshtm says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Hey coutNy its the other way around, serious sports people wonder why the habs are not taking advantage of their great rookies, that the habs are depleted etc. Its not the dogs who are depleted friend, its the habs are depleted so Bob can throw money on the dogs…literally the habs have gone to the dogs….someone forgot to tell Bob he is also the GM of the Habs…

  46. #46 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Mathieu Biron is a defenceman, dude. His brother Martin is a goalie. DUH. Why do you bother?

  47. #47 Joshtm says:
    February 22, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Gee Smiler if you are a habs fan and you dont’ know the dogs then hey watch out, its gonna nip ya in the bud buddy…you’ll be singing that fagot song like the rest of Belle Center, where the nice Quebec boys sink Oh Ay Oh Ay with their pinky in the air….

  48. #48 smiler2729 says:
    February 22, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    I know who Mathieu Biron is, do you?? He ain’t a goalie, idiot. Get yer Birons straight…

    And go get laid.

  49. #49 Joshtm says:
    February 22, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    It’s too bad smiler just does not get it isn’t it? Too bad smiler.

  50. #50 coutNY_HabsFan says:
    February 22, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Markov I think is consistent and if he stays away from going too offensively crazy he plays pretty solid. He did have a stint of horrible passing and turn-overs but seems to have played better since his time off. He adds a little confidence to the D which was lacking in his absence (At least for me)LOL. I like Pleks too but we have too many players like him, granted he might be one of the best of the small guys but he might be the only with value and is movable. I only added him to the Sakic trade because we would have an abundance of centers.

    Halak, along with his mobility is ability to play the puck along the boards, which takes some pressure off our D. He still needs a 40 shot barrage of pucks which has known to happen often with our team to prove his stay. He should get his chance tonight! Even if he does not win he has played better then Abby and Huet, as of late.

    Lats is plays well, but I would like to see him get a little tougher. He puts some good hits on, but he’s big and should use that to cause some vision impairment in front of the Net. This is the one thing I noticed Milroy doing and it seemed to catch on with others. Laps needs to keep his stick closer to himself not to get anymore visitor tip-ins. Otherwise he’s done well in his role.

    True no one ever talks about any young D prospects. Not sure if they’re afraid to offend our current D, but Montreal with its rich history of D seems very quiet on that topic. We’ll have to see how they are if they get hit with injuries?

    I would like to see Milroy with his sense for the Net with Kovalev to see if they can create some magic. Most think Kovalev is a lazy piece of sh*#t but I disagree. I think there was a stint where every one looked like sh#@t and hopefully they worked throught that… Sad thing is they probaby won’t get the chance because when he returns someone will need to be sent down!

    Go Habs Go

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