Confirmed with Link: Canadiens claim G Niemi off waivers

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  1. Puck Luck Run Amok

    Puck Luck Run Amok Registered User

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    He's not one of the worst, he is objectively the worst goalie in the NHL and probably one of the worst in the AHL. If it wasn't for the fact that he won the cup he'd be in the ECHL
     
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    Prcecisely...so we can both agree that he's close.

    Right?

    And he ALSO said that Lindgren's play, is allowing him to take more time to make sure that whatever injury he has, has time to heal properly.

    So we've established that his injury, SEEMS to be short term.

    What else do we know?

    We know that Zach Fucale is on EMERGENCY recall and those are TEMPORARY.

    Correct?

    So that means that he'll have to go down soon

    What else do we know?

    Al Montoya is concussed and is out INDEFINTELY.

    Conclusion: SOMEONE, will have to wear a jersey to sit on the bench and watch Lindgren until Price's, previously agreed-to-short-term-injury, heals to the point where HE and the team are comfortable with him practicing and playing for the team again.

    These factors, should tell you why this largely inconsequential waiver claim of Anti Niemi, was done.
     
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    Ohhh, what a terrible GM! He didn't prepare for losing his starter and his backup in the same time!


    Just don't answer my posts if you think there's no discussion! Geez, I'm going to be able to survive.

    What's funny is that you have no clue what you're talking about but you still talk about it.

    I have read all the pages! And no, there's still no real downside to this move.


    The guy was not brought in to make a difference!
     
  4. swimmer77

    swimmer77 No 2nd guess, grind!

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    LOL You are becoming annoying. To use one of your quotes "get a grip man".

    All I did was answer a question. LOL
     
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    I'm sorry simple questions annoy you...Ok, I've gotten a grip of myself.

    now would you be as kind as to answer them?
     
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    I understand your day at work ends at 5PM EST ? Do you post during the evening as well ?

    I would like to see different opinions on the subject instead of reading the same condescending answers over and over again...
     
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    lol, what? Are you seriously saying that Niemi won't play a game for us? I bet you he plays within the next 3 games.

    The guy sucks. He's terrible. Spin it any way you want, bringing in one of the worst players in the league is never a good move.
     
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    Yeah work ends at 5PM...

    But you or anyone else can get these posts any time I damn well please.

    Not even racial slurs have driven me out of here fellas...don't like it, do like a host of others who couldn;'t handle it, put me on ignore.
     
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    Niemi is a Habs
     
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    Our goalie coach had him in Chicago the year Neimi won a cup...no doubt this played a factor.
     
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    Carey Price told Chantal Machabée he wasn't injured after the game against Minnesota. Today he said he was injured.
    Claude told us 2 weeks ago that it was "very minor", 2 weeks later nobody knows whats up
    Marc Bergevin lied to us 2 years ago about Price's injury

    so what's his injury? should I believe them or should I believe Price telling me he's not injured?
     
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    Putting Words in posters mouth since october 22, 2014.
     
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    If 2015-16 never happened, I wouldn't even understand why there are discussions about this. But 2015-16 happened, MB is still here and the Communications Team is, AFAIK, the same.
     
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    But Streit was a 60 pt player! And I thought you multiplied two numbers together to predict that Hemsky would get 39 points this year. What's wrong with these predictions? Niemi is a championship goaltender, you're just a hater.
     
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    Kaperi Spacey Thank you MB for this great team.

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    If Niemi end up playing a game or more.
     
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    Niemi is probably gonna replace Montoya. When Price is back playing 100%, they're not gonna keep Lindgren on the bench.

    Of course Tallon and Nill aquired or signed this guy and it's all good......Bergevin however.......
     
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    The problem is not claiming Niemi. In a vacuum, that might be the correct move given the current circumstances.

    The real problem is the lack of communication. It makes the Habs brass look like a bunch of disconnected morons who think they know better than anyone else.
     
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    What were people in here hoping for?

    With 2 NHL goalies down, and no one else in the org with NHL experience on NOV 14th who was MB going to get on short notice with giving up limited to no assets?

    Which team is going to give up its back up 20 or so games into a season?

    FLA already picked up a goalie on waivers this year. LV as well. PENS did it last year with Condon. When you are down to your 4th stringer its desperate times.

    If a permanent back up is needed than MB needs to do better than Nieme.
     
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    I'm sorry, but what's gonna happen if he plays 1 game?
     
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    Whitesnake How many years?

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    And again....what's the use of experience when you are the worst goalie of the league. When Lindgren came in net for the Habs with NO NHL EXPERIENCE....and TILL this day...ISN'T he better than Niemi who has PLENTY of experience? What's the need of experience if you can't use it?
     
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    What lack of communication??

    How are you confirming this?
     
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    Whitesnake How many years?

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    Nothing ever is in Montreal. That's the awesome part. I'm really tired of the ''it's not a big deal''. So let's talk about subjects in this board that only has some kind of importance? This is a thread about this, we discuss about this. I actually I'm not sure why talking about it IS a big deal....
     
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    So how many NHL teams are placing their better goalies on waivers?

    I guess there must be an abundance of goalies on waivers that MB passed over on today that were available to him?

    I didn't check the waiver wire so if you can let me know which waiver goalies MB passed on it would be great.
     
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    Who cares what either of those two. No need to whatabout this situation. Niemi is beyond bad. That is all.
     

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