Friday, July 28, 2006


Although Hab GM Bob Gainey was slow to jump into the free agent sweepstakes, he finally took the plunge and signed UFA forward Sergei Samsonov. Mike Johnson was also added to the team via trade. Both players should fit in well on the Canadians seeing neither can seem to play more than 2/3 of a season without injuring themselves.

The Habs had only two players play all 82 games last year, both defenseman. Can a forward play every game this upcoming season?? bet its not going to be either of the two new guys.


At July 28, 2006 at 12:17 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Oh I know I'm the intended target of this one LOL! Ok I'll fire back ! I'll make lemonade out of lemons here and say something nice!

Roberto Luongo will help the Canucks make the playoffs. In six seasons he has a perfect playoff record having never lost a game.

Keep on the lookout for a top Canuck moments around the corner.

At July 28, 2006 at 1:47 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Sorry for the Hab attack, I know how fragile you guys are. lmao

At July 28, 2006 at 1:58 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

It's a sad state of affairs when the fans are qualifying every player on the roster with the phrase "if he can play 65 games this season..."

Roberto Luongo will help the Canucks make the playoffs. In six seasons he has a perfect playoff record having never lost a game.

I can't wait to see this guy perform come playoff time. 16-0 may be a bit much to ask in his first year in the post season, but I think 16-2 is right on target!

At July 28, 2006 at 2:07 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

I hear yah. And when you consider him playing 60 mins a game compared to the "scotts" and "Chris's" of the $6 million world, he's cheap as well.

At July 28, 2006 at 2:16 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

compared to the "scotts" and "Chris's" of the $6 million world

Oh I know I'm the intended target of this one LOL!

Guess it's Duck season now.

At July 28, 2006 at 2:36 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

24 Cups of fragility here! Walk it then talk it. Don't be like Toronto Maple Ifs. Don't brag before it happens - that's too empty. My team's Cup is realistically 3 years away. Hodge, you and Zan combine for a 76 year drought - pick on me all you want. Just get some armour first!

At July 28, 2006 at 2:53 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Fuck armour! We can't drag history into this now! All we Leaf/Canuck/Duck fans have is RIGHT NOW!!!

Hodge and Jin can get onto their Luongo wagons now, but there isn't much depth up front to support him.

RC, the Habs better have a lot of youth up and coming in the system, because the second Huet becomes a star, he'll want 6 million per season. Then Ribiero, Ryder, Markov, Perezhogin could have career years, get a hefty raise as well, and BOOM, your team gets dismantled because you can't afford them. Your 3 year window is a MAXIMUM. They need to win the Cup sooner!!

At July 28, 2006 at 3:18 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Yup, if they ain't close in three, the whole thing goes AWOL. The guys on this team in the youth department that are future pillars will be Komisarek, Plkanec, Price and Kostitsyn. Markov is on the brink of something big.

In regards to the Canucks depth, next year will be very revealing. Hopefully a few prospects stick for the balance of the year. Luc Bourdon will surprise you guys big time. The upside on this guy goes all the way up to Norris candidate. He has all the tools and the required smarts to play in any style game. He may not turn into Phaneuf in one years time. I would have drafted him in the top five. Actually the Habs shoulda grabbed him.

At July 29, 2006 at 11:54 a.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

I saw him play two NHL exhibition games last year, he looked quite comfortable out there with the big boys. We've got a keeper. I'd like to see Jessie Shultz get a chance.... Paul Kariya sized players should be a getting more chances to make the step up.


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