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24 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

He admitted he did it and pled guilty within 3 months of the incident. “Innocent until proven guilty” has nothing to do with it. The difference here was him saying he did it and pleading guilty to it vs. actually seeing him do it on the video.

Oh gotcha, I didn't know the details and obviously just jumping into this late as I caught you guys discussing it. In that case, I agree, fvck the video and condemn the guy right away. 

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I don’t want a guy who pulled the sh!t PLD did the other night anyway. fvck that noise. I don’t need anything like that near my impressionable young core.

I hated that they gave the Conn Smythe to Giguere. Always have. He was great, but so was Marty. And that ended up being the one thing missing from his trophy case when all was said and done. If you pu

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1 minute ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Maybe best we DONT ask him his thoughts on Putin as he's still living in Russia lol

Even if we ask, he shouldn't tell us. All he should say is that he is the best leader ever and also is an elite hockey player. 

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1 minute ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Maybe best we DONT ask him his thoughts on Putin as he's still living in Russia lol

True. We might need some type of code to get his honest take...

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10 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Good to see him back out there.

Agreed, I hope to see him in anguish over constantly losing, not because of his heart. 

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7 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Habs fired Julien. 

Classic case of players playing like sh!t and the coach pays for it. Price hasn’t been good enough these last few weeks, like, at all, and the big guns for Montreal are simply not showing up. 

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13 minutes ago, Devs3cups said:

Classic case of players playing like sh!t and the coach pays for it. Price hasn’t been good enough these last few weeks, like, at all, and the big guns for Montreal are simply not showing up. 

I'm not going to pretend that I'm closely following the Canadiens, but the team got off to a 7-1-2 start...they did only win 2 out of their last 8 (2-4-2), but not like their overall record was so terrible to date (9-5-4).  And yeah, not like Price is having a great season (.893 save%).  Strictly from an outsider's perspective, this feels a bit abrupt.  

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Typically the Habs overachieved early in the season. Everyone got excited. 2 games into the season some were calling for  Ramanov for the calder, Petry for the norris and they had Suzuki pinned on the olympic roster lol. Lately they came back to earth getting results their team should be getting and now they feel like they have to put the blame on someone.

It's very very typical lol 

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33 minutes ago, Devs3cups said:

 

Classic case of players playing like sh!t and the coach pays for it. Price hasn’t been good enough these last few weeks, like, at all, and the big guns for Montreal are simply not showing up. 

If we're honest Price hasn't been good in quite awhile. Yet everyone seems to think he's still the best goalie in the world when nothing other than reputation is supporting that. He WAS the best goalie in the league for a season or 2 but goalies are incredibly inconsistent and he's no different. He really hasnt been one of the best in the league in like 3-4 years now. And especially now, MTL paying him over 10m a season and their backup (who's having a great season) over 4m. So they basically have 15m tied up in goalies... so every game they have either 4m or 10.5m sitting on the bench not contributing. That's not great for your depth.

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I'm sad that Julien was fired, I was enjoying the same results every year for Montreal.  He's actually a really bad coach right now, gets nothing extra out of his players.

Michel Therrien was a way better coach who somehow got a terrible roster into the playoffs every year and competing.

Just listening to Tony Marinaro on TSN radio right now, his temper tantrums over the Canadiens are must listen radio.

 

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43 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

If we're honest Price hasn't been good in quite awhile. Yet everyone seems to think he's still the best goalie in the world when nothing other than reputation is supporting that. He WAS the best goalie in the league for a season or 2 but goalies are incredibly inconsistent and he's no different. He really hasnt been one of the best in the league in like 3-4 years now. And especially now, MTL paying him over 10m a season and their backup (who's having a great season) over 4m. So they basically have 15m tied up in goalies... so every game they have either 4m or 10.5m sitting on the bench not contributing. That's not great for your depth.

He was a beast from 2013-14 through 2016-17 (Age 26-29 seasons, .928 save%, and a Vezina...he did miss a huge part of the 2015-16 season).  He's been much more ordinary for much of the past three seasons (.910 overall coming into this year) and is at .893 this year.  He's at .906 over his last 69 games (dating back to the start of last season), and is now 33 years old.  Simply looks like he's past his prime, but being paid like he's still firmly in it.  

And holy sh!t I had no idea how bad his contract was...signed through 2025-26 (?!) at a $10.5 million cap hit, for his Age 31-38 seasons.  Some GMs are just incapable of restraining themselves...

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1 hour ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I'm not going to pretend that I'm closely following the Canadiens, but the team got off to a 7-1-2 start...they did only win 2 out of their last 8 (2-4-2), but not like their overall record was so terrible to date (9-5-4).  And yeah, not like Price is having a great season (.893 save%).  Strictly from an outsider's perspective, this feels a bit abrupt.  

Familiar script for that coach though lol

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40 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

He was a beast from 2013-14 through 2016-17 (Age 26-29 seasons, .928 save%, and a Vezina...he did miss a huge part of the 2015-16 season).  He's been much more ordinary for much of the past three seasons (.910 overall coming into this year) and is at .893 this year.  He's at .906 over his last 69 games (dating back to the start of last season), and is now 33 years old.  Simply looks like he's past his prime, but being paid like he's still firmly in it.  

And holy sh!t I had no idea how bad his contract was...signed through 2025-26 (?!) at a $10.5 million cap hit, for his Age 31-38 seasons.  Some GMs are just incapable of restraining themselves...

Yeah that's the thing with price and canadian media.

They've been saying Price was the best goalie in the league from the moment he made it to the NHL. No matter what kind of performances he'd put up. They'd twist it and make excuses to justify he was the best in the league. He even lost his starter role in the playoffs to Halak that year they went far and he was posting terrible numbers in the playoffs.

Eventually he actually was the best goalie in the league so they all went "SEE! WE TOLD YOU HE WAS!!!" but again like most goalies, not very consistent and other goalies were just better but they still stick that he has to be the best in the world. All the justifications i heard is just amazing and so full of double standards, hypocrisy lol All they have to go by is that the players voted him the best in the league. But that's such a flawed way to look at it. Most of those players play goalies in the league maybe once or twice in a season. How the fvck do they know who's the best that season? lol They just vote based on reputation more than anything.

I mean, my fav player of all time is Brodeur and i don't even try to push that he was the best ever even if i do have all the stats to support that claim. IMO it depends on how you define best ever. And any one of Marty, Roy or Hasek could be it depending on what you value most. 

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So the Rags #1OA man child continues to struggle. Still just the 2 goals through 17 GP. How the hell has he not at least picked up a couple secondary assists by now?

I remember a stretch a few years ago where Zacha literally couldn’t buy an assist, but this is just unreal. 

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