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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    I am, which is why I'm asking what's your definition of a franchise goalie.

    I personally wouldn't build my team around a goalie so that notion of franchise goalie is a bit silly to me. The difference between the top goalie in the league and the 15th one is probably around 10 goals a year.

    Agreed so why pay this moronic deal .Even if 31 had Nero by the nuts , negotiate a bit you clown .

    The gap is marginal from 1-15 like you said , way smaller than the 1-15 Centers .

    I still say no one was going to that stupid contract in free agency . We paid for past performance . not the macro future outlook of him and the team .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolex View Post
    Hawks would be smart to start shopping Toews before it's too late.....maybe........mayyyyyyyybe some GM's bite on Toews (I doubt it)....
    I might consider trading Price for Toews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    I might consider trading Price for Toews.
    if the Hawks needed a goalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolex View Post
    Hawks would be smart to start shopping Toews before it's too late.....maybe........mayyyyyyyybe some GM's bite on Toews (I doubt it)....
    easier than moving 31 til he is 39

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy1 View Post
    if the Hawks needed a goalie
    Which they don't, and the Hawks wouldn't go for it anyway.

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    I’m just happy that we have a GM that recognizes a need and addresses it quickly
    Go Habs Go!

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    Low hanging fruit
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    easier than moving 31 til he is 39
    Of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonKay View Post
    I’m just happy that we have a GM that recognizes a need and addresses it quickly
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    It's good that Bergevin is focusing on the team's biggest and most glaring need: 4th string goalie.

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    I'm sure that if there was a 1C or a top LHD on waivers he would try to pick them up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    I'm sure that if there was a 1C or a top LHD on waivers he would try to pick them up too.
    And then we'd play them as McCaron's wingers on the 4th line
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolex View Post
    Hawks would be smart to start shopping Toews before it's too late.....maybe........mayyyyyyyybe some GM's bite on Toews (I doubt it)....
    I think we all know of one GM who would go for it hook, line and sinker and his name rhymes with "bargain bin"

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    Funny how must media people, all of them Price jock sniffers, think Price’s contract is untradable....so even the media thinks Bergy was dumb in giving out that contract.

    I doubt any sane GM gives Price 10+M on the UFA market...certainly not for 7-8 years

    And teams willing to give Price that contract are not teams that’ll be able to contend, so I doubt Price signs with those teams...Bergy had some negotiation power, but through it away when he publicly said Price can write his own cheque
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolex View Post
    Funny how must media people, all of them Price jock sniffers, think Price’s contract is untradable....so even the media thinks Bergy was dumb in giving out that contract.

    I doubt any sane GM gives Price 10+M on the UFA market...certainly not for 7-8 years

    And teams willing to give Price that contract are not teams that’ll be able to contend, so I doubt Price signs with those teams...Bergy had some negotiation power, but through it away when he publicly said Price can write his own cheque
    Bang on , he wasn't getting that contract in the open market like others think .

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    On the open market, maybe, it only takes one very desperate tam (apparently that was us), but on the trade market, with his NMC, no chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    On the open market, maybe, it only takes one very desperate tam (apparently that was us), but on the trade market, with his NMC, no chance.
    I would be shocked if any team went more than 5 years or 8-9 mil as a UFA at 31 years of age .

    We milked every ounce of his best years IMO.

    The injury concerns are league wide . How many teams have 10.5 to dish out and be a contender . Most teams don't need a goalie and like you said the difference from 1-15 is minimal.

    We fcked up large on this one , at some point we need to contact Lou for advice on how to bury multiple IR years and get away with it .

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    I only said maybe because MB is not the only dumb GM out there. I could have seen Vancouver making a pretty strong offer for Price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    I would be shocked if any team went more than 5 years or 8-9 mil as a UFA at 31 years of age .

    We milked every ounce of his best years IMO.

    The injury concerns are league wide . How many teams have 10.5 to dish out and be a contender . Most teams don't need a goalie and like you said the difference from 1-15 is minimal.

    We fcked up large on this one , at some point we need to contact Lou for advice on how to bury multiple IR years and get away with it .
    Its clear that the 10.5 was the contract to stay in Montreal.

    If price hit FA he probably takes less in order to go to a team with a real ****ing defense and forwards who can score.

    I wouldn't worry though. MB probably flips price for rinne two seasons from now.
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    https://hockey30.com/nouvelles/carey...-charles-hudon

    Price must hate anyone with the first name Charles or Charlie now.

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