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Habs Are Now A Better Team

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

I think general manager Marc Bergevin was disingenuous when he said he wasn’t shopping Subban. He may not have initiated any of the talks, but he was certainly listening to offers. I also believe he looked on the deal for Shea Weber as a hockey deal that will help the Canadiens, at least in the short term.

The Canadiens need size and Weber and has five or six inches on Subban. He’ll offer more protection for Price and his wonky knee. He has been described as an intimidator, a term that has never been applied to Subban. He’s an upgrade on the power play. By all accounts, he’s boring on and off the ice and that’s fine with the Canadiens.

Frustrated fans have to separate the past from the present. Last season was a disaster, but there’s every reason to believe that the Canadiens are headed in the right direction.

Some Habs critics point to the Detroit Red Wings as a success story, but they’ve won only one playoff round in the past four seasons and they had the best coach in the world for three of those seasons. The Canadiens with their supposedly mediocre GM and coach have won three series in the same span.


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Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/16/16 at 09:09 AM ET

You must have atually proofread your own comment. Kudos!

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/16/16 at 08:20 AM ET

lakeside mall's avatar

addition by subtraction of that ugly creatures ego and big mouth , weber will bring the leadership of a sane man whom understands how to conduct himself

Posted by lakeside mall on 07/16/16 at 09:22 AM ET

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Posted by ilovehomers on 07/16/16 at 09:46 AM ET

shazam88's avatar

If the Canadiens used a ouija board and cardboard cutouts of Pollock and Bowman, they couldn’t do any worse and would probably be better off.

“Price is injured. Should we sign a backup goalie or let things riiiiide?”

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/16/16 at 10:01 AM ET

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Posted by ilovehomers on 07/16/16 at 10:46 AM ET

Check out his comments in the “Examining the Wings’ ‘roster reset’” post. “Undertones” is too mild a term for what he’s put out there today.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/16/16 at 11:19 AM ET


Yes, now that the Habs have gotten rid of that pesky all-world, Norris Trophy-winning defenceman, they’re “better”.

Posted by Garth on 07/16/16 at 01:01 PM ET

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I actually think this might turn out to be a short term win for both teams. Long term, it will surely favour the Preds.

Posted by blammo from Vancouver, BC on 07/16/16 at 01:42 PM ET


I love that our mediocrity is making our organization a punchline.

Posted by captaineclectic on 07/16/16 at 04:11 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Don’t know if they’ve gotten better, but they’ve gotten bigger and nastier.

Posted by SYF from fishing with Vicky Stark on 07/17/16 at 04:29 PM ET

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