News Article: Friedman's 31 Thoughts: Habs Draft, Pacioretty, Jack Johnson & Mark Hunter

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  1. CAR3YPR1CE

    CAR3YPR1CE Registered User

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    Im going to go on record and say..

    IF Bergevin signs Jack Johnson.

    I AM DONE WITH THE MONTREAL CANADIENS.

    I will cancel my season tickets. I will burn everything and adopt a new team after 33yrs of fealty and loyalty.

    I am very done with this incompetence and idiocy.
     
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  2. montreal

    montreal Go Habs Go

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    What if he signs John Jackson?
     
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    MB has already done worse, way worse than sign Jack Johnson...the guy is a total clown...nothing would surprise me this off season, but as mentioned, he has already done way worse, than JJ.
     
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    I experience the same level of disgust for these fence-sitters. If you can't name your source or take a definitive position, then GTFO.

    And then you hear the same insiders who try and sound concerned about the Habs, pull the same stunt on other stations where they do their milk runs and essentially get paid for saying a whole lot of nothing while showing an inordinate amount of concern and care about the team that hails from the same area as the station they're being interviewed on.

    It's a tired recipe but radio stations in the network are hungry for content and big name pundits. And when there is no content, they figure they have a big name on their show and it elevates their status with their audience, even if the insider is just recycling bunk. Nice gig if you can land it.
     
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    Nobody in the hockey media watches Columbus.
     
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    Yes. He was a Habs fan growing up. He's apparently also good friends with Sidney Crosby.

    JJ is not what we need.
     
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    I'd like to know how one qualifies as an "insider" rather than just a regular media honk. Like this Peter Yannopoulos guy that does the NBA beat on Marinaro's show. What makes him an insider exactly? Here's his bio from LinkedIn. He was an assistant coach at UMass for one year and coached CEGEP before that. He's a self-proclaimed "insider" even though he has a day job working at the Apple store in Montreal.

    https://ca.linkedin.com/in/peter-yannopoulos-01174511

    The only way this "insider" gets "inside" an NBA arena is if he buys a ticket first.
     
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    good lord....MB has done much worse then this.....why wouldn't you be done after the alzner signing?
     
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    The fact u still got season tickets amazes me
     
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    Sure Jack Johnson can join

    1 year 1.1m and thats it
     
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    I hope so, I really do. Makes me less upset about Sergachev.
     
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    I’ll still be upset about Sergachev, but a blue chip defenceman is more valuable to our team then a bluechip winger. I don’t think the talent of Zadina makes up for taking a winger over a defenceman, especially when defence is our biggest organizational need outside of center now. I guess we’ll see.
     
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    Well this is exactly it. If he hasn't learned from Alzner and signs JJ at a raise. That is just confirmation to me that no players want to come here and we can only get what nobody else will pay for. Then Im done. Then Im moving to Ontario. Salut/Buy. Im not paying for another Olympic Stadium roof, to boot! lmao

    Edit. Regardsless, I think not drafting Hughes in this draft w0uld be a very big mistake.
     
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    If you'd rather not know anything then there's a simple solution, stop listening to insiders. Nobody is forcing you to read the rumors or watch the analysts on TV discuss potential trades.
     
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    Don’t give up the season tickets. Sell them and wait for the team to improve then start showing up again. Unfortunately, Molson isn’t losing anything with people dropping season tickets, just makes room for the next guy to take your spot. Just stay away from merchandise or anything that profits the Canadiens if you want to take a stand.
     
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    This franchise hasn't had a good GM since Savard. They haven't had a #1 center since Pierre Turgeon. Chelios/Desjardins/McDonagh/PK/Sergachev.. Legacy errors. Im on my very very last nerve. This draft is beyond pivotal for my interest/desire. I won't tolerate anything other than a masterful performance from Bergevin & Co. No pressure. I think I might look good in Jets attire.
     
  18. Sorinth

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    The problem wasn't that we traded a defenceman for a winger, it's that overall we got worse. We replaced Radulov's offence with Drouin which was a downgrade and gave up our top prospect for that privilege.
     
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    I love the ones who say "IF HE DOES THIS I'M DONE WITH THE MONTREAL CANADIENS" and then he does it.. and they're not done with the Montreal Canadiens.
     
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    My problem was because it was a young defenceman with a ton of value and potential for a winger. It has nothing to do with Radulov, although that obviously hurt. The replacement value for wingers is as bad as goalies. Young defenders with top 2 potential and centers are like gold in this league. Drouin can’t be considered a replacement in my opinion because the trade was made while Radulov was still our property and in the plans moving forward. Negotiations just ended up going south with Radulov making Drouin appear to be a makeup for the production we’d be losing.
     
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    I personally cannot hop off or cheer for anyone else. I’ll stick by this team regardless. I will however cut the spending on my collections. I bought gamecenter last year, and that’s where it ends.
     
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    Habaneros Habs Cup champs 2010

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    no no..Jacques Johnson.....
     
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    Will you bother finding out how much he signs for?

    What other moves happen?

    Or is JJ's name on a Habs contract enough?
     
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    If we had traded Sergachev for Kucherov would it still have been a bad trade because we traded a defenceman for a winger? Of course not. The problem is Drouin isn't that good by himself and the team overall got worse.
     
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    You know that’s not what I meant and you’re trying to bend the goal posts. But since you want to go that route, if a superstar winger was available, of coarse I’d make that trade. Drouin wasn’t that. Not even close. He had one playoffs and a season to his name and we gave him a long term deal while Galchenyuk whose been more productive got a bridge.
     
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