TSN: Julien on his roster and next year

Discussion in 'Montreal Canadiens' started by justafan22, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. OldCraig71

    OldCraig71 Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    21,345
    Likes Received:
    15,709
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Yukon
    Look at Plekanec in Toronto as a prime example, that guy has been done for 2-3 years and will still get plenty of ice time here if he gets resigned, no one else in the league will want him because what he is now can easily be replaced with a league minimum contract. In Montreal we can't allow the young players to be put in situations to grow because we might lose some games but we will still lose with the Plekanecs and Froese and Alzners and Shaws on this team, it makes no sense.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2018
  2. MaxDummy

    MaxDummy You have insufficient privileges to reply here.

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    5,761
    Likes Received:
    5,409
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Occupation:
    Vorarbeiter
    Location:
    The Great North
    Yeah, I know. Julien doesn't seem to know tho
     
  3. M.C.G. 31

    M.C.G. 31 Damn, he brave!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    94,066
    Likes Received:
    15,218
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Why say 'young players'? lol

    Scrubs like Benn shouldn't be considered locks next year just because they were somehow protected-calibre last summer... :rolleyes:
     
    Tim Wallach likes this.
  4. VAN-HAB

    VAN-HAB Vancouver Habitant

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Messages:
    9,347
    Likes Received:
    893
    Trophy Points:
    184
    Location:
    West Kelowna
    Blame your inaptitude on the young players. Meanwhile the Benns, LOLzners, Schlemkos, Paciorettys have been doing an awesome job.
    Same school as Therrien...the sooner he gets out the better
     
    CanadiensChick likes this.
  5. groovejuice

    groovejuice Without deviation progress is not possible

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    17,528
    Likes Received:
    12,908
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Calgary
    Old school pecking order. It's easier to push kids around, I imagine.
     
    Per Sjoblom likes this.
  6. lamp9post

    lamp9post Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    3,062
    Likes Received:
    212
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Bergevin actually did a great job dumping Gorges contract and getting a 2nd in return. Probably one of the best moves of his six-year tenure...which says a lot.
     
  7. WeThreeKings

    WeThreeKings #1 Centre

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    65,208
    Likes Received:
    16,727
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Halifax
    But once again, he got saved by Gorges not waiving for Toronto.. else we would have ended up with... Franson
     
    Habs Icing likes this.
  8. Trash Man

    Trash Man Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    14,010
    Likes Received:
    1,398
    Trophy Points:
    170
    A good message to send to young players would've been having the balls to scratch Alzner, give Pacioretty less minutes when he was playing awful and to not play plugs like Froese/Logan Shaw who literally add nothing.
     
  9. Trash Man

    Trash Man Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    14,010
    Likes Received:
    1,398
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Dumping 4 years of Gorges for one year of Franson would've still been a good trade to get rid of Gorges' contract.

    Franson was also traded in a deal that year with Santorelli to get a first and Leipsic.
     
  10. nhlfan9191

    nhlfan9191 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    Messages:
    13,573
    Likes Received:
    7,374
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Julien should’ve said this a long time ago if he wanted to get a reaction out of his players. What’s his angle saying it with 2 games left? Is a guy like Alzner going to start playing with some fire with a couple of games to go excusing his putrid play the rest of the season?
     
  11. Tyson

    Tyson Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Messages:
    21,510
    Likes Received:
    9,249
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    The problem is that the Habs still hire dinosaurs to coach. Jacques Martin, Michel Therrien, Clode Julien. Most successful teams are bringing in younger coaches (not all).
    Most teams now play an up tempo puck moving game while the Habs are still playing boring trap hockey.
    I understand that they need to play conservatively with that porous D but now we better understand why our leading scorers barely bit the 50 point mark.

    It’s gets no better in Laval where they are ranked 29th of 30.

    Not a whole lot to look forward to as a Habs fan.
     
  12. Tyson

    Tyson Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Messages:
    21,510
    Likes Received:
    9,249
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    And he has a whole 44 points and is a minus 27
     
  13. Captain Subban

    Captain Subban Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    3,136
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Occupation:
    Sales
    Location:
    essex
    My hope is he gets fired this summer still and 2020-2021 opens with Lafreniere - Hughes - Svechnikov as the top line.
     
  14. TouzY

    TouzY Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Quebec
    Galchenyuk-Tavares-Drouin
    Patch-Stastny-Gallagher
    Lekhonen-Hudon-Sherbak
    Deslauriers-Danault-Byron

    Dahlin-Weber
    Petry-Garbage
    Garbage-Garbage

    Price
    Lindgren

    One can only believe...
     
  15. Bring Bak Damphousse

    Bring Bak Damphousse Fire Bergevin...into the Sun

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    6,592
    Likes Received:
    966
    Trophy Points:
    184
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canada
    Spot on, I’d love to see a coach who rewards the guys who come to play, and benches the ones who dont regardless of being a vet or a rookie.
     
  16. GHJimmy

    GHJimmy We made it here.

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2018
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    442
    Trophy Points:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    It's the matter of these ball bags enforcers/power forwards, geez all the power forwards are in every single lines on our roster! Come on get some snipers/play makers but maybe have one power forward/enforcer. They mostly get penalties minutes instead of scoring! That don't help our team at all just complete garbage for a professional hockey league. Nothing changes until Bergevin is gone all those round 2 drafts are going towards enforcers only, soon we'll have a enforcer goalie if that exist. Posh!!!
     
  17. MXD

    MXD Original #4

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Messages:
    39,747
    Likes Received:
    3,041
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Occupation:
    Dead
    It's sad that Alzer kept getting dressed only because no coach wants to end a 600+ ironman streak.
     
  18. Spearmint Rhino

    Spearmint Rhino Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    4,997
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Schlemko, Benn, and Alzner are all in the Bergevin mould when he was a player, journeymen D who are a dime a dozen but he collects them like it's his duty to give back for the help he got to stay in the league as long as he did
     
  19. Bourne Endeavor

    Bourne Endeavor Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    33,806
    Likes Received:
    218
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    Would probably help if they weren't trying to force him at center.
     
  20. Habs Icing

    Habs Icing Formerly Onice

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Messages:
    13,817
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Filmmaker
    Location:
    Montreal
    Except most of the players on this team aren't clueless morons. They can see how the team is constructed. I wonder if this attitude from management and coaching coupled with the brilliant motivation statement from their fearless leader, the Village Idiot, didn't cause a let down.
    The Village Idiot: The answer is in the room.
    The Players: The room. Really? Which room?
     
  21. blarneylad

    blarneylad Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2009
    Messages:
    5,323
    Likes Received:
    974
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Oh so it is just a coaching issue, phew that should be easy to solve I hear viggneault is ready for his second go around now
     
  22. blarneylad

    blarneylad Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2009
    Messages:
    5,323
    Likes Received:
    974
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Hf posters are cathy newman
     
  23. Habs Icing

    Habs Icing Formerly Onice

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Messages:
    13,817
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Filmmaker
    Location:
    Montreal
    If in Canadian Western slang maybe means most definitely then you my man are maybe right. But If it means there what it means here in the East then that previous sentence won't make sense.
     
  24. Habs Icing

    Habs Icing Formerly Onice

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Messages:
    13,817
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Filmmaker
    Location:
    Montreal
    After the treatment he got from The Idiot I doubt Gorges doesn't tell MB to go eff himself.
     
  25. Habricot

    Habricot Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2017
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    I personally thought at the beginning of the season that Alzner would be an improved version of Emelin. It appears it was not the case. It was a tough season for everyone. I am hoping he bounce back next season. There is a business side of things to everything. Putting Pax in the pressbox would not have been good for this team either. The best thing that can happen is that he bounce back this season and we maximize his return at the deadline or find a suitable partner to acquire an extra 1st round pick.

    I am not ready to throw julien under the buss just yet.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"