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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Rick52, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. RedRooster

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    If they had to fire Therrien they would of done it either yesterday or today seeing that they are on the 5 days break. Doing it at the start of the break would of given the new coach some time to get things in place before the next game. At this point, if they do it, I'm guessing Muller gets the job for at least the rest of the season and they think about it during the summer. Sadly the ridiculous unwritten rule of having to hire a french speaking coach in Montreal would limit the candidates once again.

    Edit: Guess I spoke too soon, don't understand that one at all.
     
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  2. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Welp, that happened faster than I thought it would. Woo!
     
  3. Jon

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    Yeah, Chara's and McQuaid's goals were nice to see (both from them and aesthetically). They are playing a more open and aggressive style that will burn them at some point, but it's the style this team needs to play. I'm happy to see it, but it doesn't change my opinion that they aren't a very good team and need to be sellers. They have enough talent to still fight for the 8th spot, but the games in hand that everyone else had on them are less, but still present. They aren't going to make the playoffs, or if they do, they will squeak in and be swept in the first round. Even if they sell some pieces, they will be in the same boat, but you can call up some young players to get their feet wet. I don't know about you, but I'd rather see McAvoy, Zboril, DeBrusk, etc. up here and playing in this style and them miss the playoffs and them gain assets, than bring in rentals, get rid of assets, keep playing the crap that's here, just squeak in and be blown out.

    But it's the Jacobs'. They on'y care about money and want playoff revenue. Charlie has said as much. Hell prior to the season, he said this is a talented team that "Cam and Don" have built and that he EXPECTS TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR. To me, his tone when he said that was, "Cam and Don are fired if they miss the playoffs a third year in a row." Which means Don has to buy at the deadline to try and save his job, and it flies in the face of what he's trying to build. I think that's the problem. I don't think Cam and Don are necessarily bad at what they do, they're just trying to make the playoffs to satiate their money-hungry bosses. The part about them I question is their ability to sign their own players. They give out too many overpriced contracts with NMCs in them. I think Sweeney has done well drafting. But Jacobs may have a heart attack if he hears "rebuild."

    I don't either... I was completely wrong, but this hiring makes no sense.

    And to piggyback... It's all well and good, but Montreal is a more talented version of Boston. Julien is not a good fit there. They are in 1st place, their scoring has dropped off, so let's fire our coach and hire a defensive coach? Weber is going to be logging 30 minutes a night, Tomas Plekanic is going to be the first line center playing 25 minutes a night, and the 4th line is going to be all veteran grinders earning 10-13 minutes... At least Cassidy is not rolling 4 lines... I can't imagine those young kids in Montreal are going to take to a don't-take-chances, two-way style that Julien will preach. If he starts benching players like Danault or Galchenyuk because they won't play defense, how long before the Canadien fans call for Julien's head?
     
  4. Apollo

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    Super happy with the first round of the draft. Nill didn't trade the third overall pick and Dallas winds up with Miro Heiskanen and Jake Oettinger. Can't be happier about grabbing the best defensive and goaltending prospects available. :)

    How did your teams make out?
     
  5. The Eye in the Sky!

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    The Bruins have too many kids to really get excited about the draft this year. Some solid picks I think but just add them to the pile in development.
     
  6. Jon

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    I've heard a common theme the last couple drafts with the Bruins: they reached for most of their picks. While we won't really know for a while, the consensus theory about reaching is worrisome.
     
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    Stop caring about the draft years ago because Montreal can't seem to develop any of those picks. Even worse on defense, and now the only good one they had in the farm system was traded for Drouin. My hopes aren't high for next season anyways.
     
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    But you have Claude Julien! So all you need are six 35 year old defensemen who can't skate or pass and are paid $4-5 mil a season!
     
  9. The Eye in the Sky!

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    The more I look at the Bruin's roster/salary cap, the more I hate the Backes signing. And I hated it from the beginning.

    Christmas was early this year, though - they bought out Jimmy Hayes. Meaning the last remnant of the Seguin trade is gone. If that's not one of the worst trades in all of American sports in the last 20 years I'll be damned.
     
  10. RedRooster

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    Guess they better resign Markov to raise the age of the defense.

    I see your Seguin trade and raise you the Gomez - McDonagh trade.
     
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    Radulov...I don't dislike Radulov, but I do dislike the term and AAV of his contract. Hopefully he's as mature as he claims he is and sticks around for the full term, but part of me feels in two years we'll be hearing all about Radulov's return to Russia to pursue his KHL career...

    I also feel Dallas overpaid on Hanzal, but the term's much better and I like him as a fit on the third line (or second if Spezza goes to the wing). Pitlick feels like a good signing, and I guess Flynn, McKenna and Regnar work as depth signings. I'm excited for October at this point!
     
  12. Jon

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    Not even on the same plane of existence in terms of worst trades. McDonough was still a relative unknown at the time. Gomez was declining, but wasn't long off productive seasons. Everyone knew Seguin was a superstar. What the Bruins got in return was a steaming pile of poo.