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

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  1. blarneylad

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    Yup get another pick and prospect for pacioretty, young dman and pick for Weber price might need to be left unprotected for Seattle
     
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    Jack Johnson, not surprising

    Berge loves his '04 type d-mens.
     
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    I hate disingenuous pundits. They get paid to spread rumors but they never want to commit to anything they say and always want to qualify every rumour they monger so as to have plausible deniability later on. It's like when McGuire says "I can't talk about..." whatever it is that he's been brought on air to talk about. Either name names or GTFO. If you see something, say something. Otherwise you are of zero use to the public who are seeking information. All you're doing is muddying the waters.

    Of course, the reason why these guys won't ever name names is because if they did their sources would dry up. Fine by me. I'd rather not know anything than know that there was something that I didn't know and would probably never get to find out. So if you're an "insider" either use your status to tell us something real or stay inside and leave us "outsiders" the hell alone.

    In Mckenzie's case it's simple: either Johnson is on Montreal's radar or he's not. If you can't or won't tell us what you know, go back to your palatial estate in Whitby and don't tell us anything.
     
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    Isn’t Jack Johnson habs fan since childhood? Remember an article before the 2005 draft where he said he wanted the habs to draft him
     
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    I agree with that...I find it so annoying when McGuire says that.

    He'll go out of his way to say "Well I heard this about a certain player, and sorry Mitch, I can't tell you the name of the player out of respect for the player and the team, but here's what I heard".

    It's like GTFO here...

    But as it relates to Bob MacKenzie today, this really wasn't his fault...he never linked the Habs and Jack Johnson, just some people decided to put things together on their own and then attach his name to it.
     
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    So was Crosby, once upon a time. He got over it and I'm sure Johnson did as well.
     
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    JJ plays left side and logs a lot of minutes. But has been an issue everywhere he has been. At 6 million I hope they pass
     
  8. LyricalLyricist

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    Him and Crosby are friends and both Habs fans.
     
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    I really don't know how he could ask for 6M.

    If someone gives him that, does that mean Carlson is about to sign for 9M?
     
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    I'm pretty sure that 2010 playoff loss to the Habs and all the booing he received during games in that series played in Montreal cured Crosby of whatever residual Habs fandom he might have had leftover from his childhood. That's about the same time he stopped with the charade of trying to do interviews in French.
     
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    Mckenzie said on 690 that is about what he will get. JJ is asking for a raise
     
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    I can’t speak for Crosby but you can’t say definitively one way or another. He has said in interview Habs are no longer his favorite team but it was heated at the time.

    Look. It’s like Kadri saying he’s no longer a Habs fan but if he ends up there he’ll be gushing about how he liked them as a kid.

    It’s all perspective. Right now Habs are the enemy and Pittsburgh is Home. At same time Crosby is still a grown man who changed a lot from the time he was a kid. Maybe he changed his mind for other reasons. Maybe he just doesnt care anymore.

    Thing is I’m sure if he came here he’d embrace it. I’m 400% sure he’ll retire in Pittsburgh though.

    As for jack Johnson, it’s possible with him.
     
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    A big part of Crosby no longer loving Montreal was getting mocked by media for his attempts at French interviews. He still speaks french, but doesn't do it around media anymore: Quebec teen plays pickup hockey with a 'nostalgic' Sidney Crosby in chance outdoor meeting | CBC News
     
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    Price can’t be left unprotected to Seattle due to his NMC. He’d have to agree to it like Fleury did with Vegas.
     
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    I guess Bergevin didn’t learn with Alzner
     
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    He can't be left unprotected with his no movement clause.
     
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    How is Jack Johnson asking for 6mil a year?
    11 points playing 19:30 minutes a game over 77 games and he's average only 16 points per seasons the last 3 years.
    He hasn't dressed in the playoffs this year despite having a career 21 points in 23 games.
    4mil is the highest I will go and hope to get at least a 2nd round pick at the deadline.
     
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    Holy drama around here.. as usual...

    Rumours and un based speculations feeding the haters.
     
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    If we are now in rebuild mode, we really dont need Jack Johnson.
     
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    I would sign ufa Cole or DeHaan or even Connauton before even thinking about JJ.
     
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    Yakupov was the clear 1 in 2012 and he’s busted harder than a walnut at Christmas. Zadina is even less complete game than he had

    Yea and I don’t mean patch is the only piece and honestly for a guy who routinely scores 35+ with garbage Cs it’s pretty reasonable
     
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    Signing Jack Johnson would be idiotic. They should be acquiring young players, picks and prospects. Stop trying to put bandaids on bullet wounds.
     
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    Zadina frightens me... could see a huge bust pick with him. Like Pavel Brendl
     
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    Jack Johnson used to be an offensive Dman.
     
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    I honestly think they’re going to go with a defenceman. There’s to many good ones in the top 10 to pass up on for a winger. If we had a the second pick, that would be different.
     

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