go down with the ship? or make some moves?

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  1. Lebowski El Duderino

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    I'm not opposed to trades, as long as it doesn't involves our picks. I'm fine going forward with this line-up, and people need to keep in mind that despite our good record, we are not a contender yet. We're still the same bubble team we were for the last x years. However, we're on the right path now. We have all the major pieces within the organisation, and this draft is the one that is going to give us the depth that can elevate a bubble team to a contender.

    4 picks that will probably end up in the top 50 in a very strong draft year... It's time to let Timmins work his magic, not make panic moves to land rentals in hope of getting to the second round.
     
  2. Milhouse40 Registered User

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    We have to wait a little before thinking trades.
    But still, all depends on what is out there.

    Habs are healthy right now...but if there.s injuries, we need players that can fill the void.
    I would try to keep my draft picks and even add one or two if it possible.

    We are not in trouble, let the other teams come to us if they need something and see from there!
     
  3. Nedved Registered User

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    maybe I should have used sink or swim with the current line-up?

    :dunno:

    but ya, sounds negative for sure.
     
  4. Nicko999 Registered User

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    NO...

    Watch him play, dude is slow and not as dominant as a few years ago.
     
  5. Teufelsdreck Registered User

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    Isn't it obvious that being a GM requires not only putting in long hours but also great patience? You can trade stocks at will because there are so many buyers and sellers on the market but opportunities to trade NHL players are few and far between, especially early in the season. If Bergevin wanted to trade Desharnais, for example, he'd have to make many calls and even then he might not find much interest. The likelihood that a GM would call Bergevin and ask if Desharnais is available is even more dubious. So, let's assume that the Habs will probably look the same up to just before the trading deadline as they do today, barring further injuries or a startlingly great improvement in one of the Bulldogs.
     
  6. Habaddict Registered User

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    Although a little improvement in Blunden, or Dumont may be enough for the
    forth line. Okay, I realize that won't change the look of are team.
     
  7. Alexdaman Wolfman

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    Iginla won't have a contract next year, I've been over this many times before, there is simply no valuable reason to give up anything to get Iginla when he could decide to sign another contract with the Calgary Flames in the summer.
     
  8. TennisMenace Registered User

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    If Timmons is so great these past 12 years how come we haven't come close to winning a Cup during this period?
     
  9. Ben Chariot Formerly DLOs Monstruous Neck

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    hmm... I think you may be doing this wrong...
     
  10. ECWHSWI bought a MB jersey

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    he isnt part of the Habs Org.
     
  11. rwb Registered User

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    To be fair...we did make it to the Eastern Conference Finals a couple years ago.

    Better than 26 other teams.
     
  12. TennisMenace Registered User

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    I had a feeling someone might call me out on this so I edited my post. No names. I just want someone to answer my question.
     
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    Timmins... Not Timmons.

    His worst misrakes:. Fischer, Urqhuart, Maxwell and White.
     
  14. Brainiac Registered Offender

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    Man, that Timmons guy sure makes a lot of misrakes! ;)
     
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    good thing we have Timmins then :naughty:
     
  16. rwb Registered User

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    And to think of who was drafted 2 picks later...

    :cry:
     
  17. TennisMenace Registered User

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    So far NO ONE has answered my question, but rather seem more concerned about my spelling. Was it too hard?
     
  18. TennisMenace Registered User

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    Answer to OP:
    I would rather have a proven young commodity than a prospect who may or may not ever make the team.
     
  19. Agnostic 11 Stanley Cups

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    To be fair, that was an 80 point team, pulled kicking and screaming to 88 points by a hot goaltender then absolutely carried by said goaltender for 9 victories in the playoffs.

    Also to be fair Timmins does his job adequately, he's not the rock star some people think but he's a definite strength.
     
  20. TennisMenace Registered User

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    I'm pretty sure I spelled his name correctly but my cell phone often changes my spelling to what she prefers. Lol
     
  21. Agnostic 11 Stanley Cups

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    Timmins was GaineyGoated. It's hard for a Player Director to overcome that kind of management incompetence.
     
  22. rwb Registered User

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    A hot goaltender who was drafted by, you guessed it...Timmons! ;)
     
  23. TennisMenace Registered User

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    Wow, you are easy to please. One conference final in 20 years and you are pleased. More of we fans should be like you......I think. :)
     
  24. Sugar Domi Registered User

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    Pretty much this.

    There are years where you'd be willing to trade a 1st or a good prospect to improve on a weakness but the habs aren't at that point.

    I'd only trade futures if we were talking about a game changer. Iginla would be nice but looking at his stats.. he seems to be having a difficult season so I don't think I'd go for it unless he came cheap.
     
  25. TennisMenace Registered User

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    Are you saying Gainey made him draft players he preferred not to draft?
     

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