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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I really have no clue how the Habs will answer the bell. We have a new head coach that will hardly have any time with his players, to try and implement any sort of new philosophy, before the games start counting. Carey Price, keep us in games please!!
    Yves one thing is for sure and that is you won't be pushed around anymore. The additions of Staubitz last season and more recently Prust cleared that right up. With Prust you also get an excellent gritty 3rd-4th line guy who is a very capable PKer. Will get garbage goals too. Only prob with him is he's not very big and fights anyone no matter the size He's good with the mitts, but should leave the heavies to Staubitz. Fans are going to love him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    This is a question I had as well...

    Are all the people who bolted to other hockey leagues allowed to come back? (And I suppose will they is another question altogether...) By this remark it seems like an affirmative answer...which is good.
    Most are back or on their way. In their contracts was the fact that when NHL came back they could go.
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    And most leagues (e.g. Russia's KHL) have pseudo transfer agreements with the NHL that call for recognizing contracts etc. in these situations.

    I wish the other leagues would take the franchises and leave the players!
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    Scott, I'm not sure Staubitz will be back this year. I thought I saw something on TSN yesterday where his name was in the 'departed' column. Habs definitely need some muscle.

    Hopefully Cole-Pacioretty can pick up where they left off last year..

    Drop the fuckin' puck already!


    ..and where the fuck is Lino?!
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    He'll show up. He's probably stapling 'Space Rock Manifesto' posters on telephone poles around Toronto.
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    tell me please, what is this 'hockey' of which you speak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    He'll show up. He's probably stapling 'Space Rock Manifesto' posters on telephone poles around Toronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    One cool thing about this is that all of those "peripheral people" - the vendors, arena staff, etc. - are all back to work.
    you betcha !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    One cool thing about this is that all of those "peripheral people" - the vendors are all back to work.
    I think I saw one yesterday at the other job this one trained him for.


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    No hockey announcer will ever approach the great Gene Hart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Griffin View Post
    No hockey announcer will ever approach the great Gene Hart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Griffin View Post
    No hockey announcer will ever approach the great Gene Hart

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    Not familiar with Gene Hart, but Marv Albert's radio calls of the Rangers games I grew up listening to were legendary.

    "Kick save, and a BEAUTY!"

    Marv's reputation took a serious hit a few years ago, but to many NYC area sports fans of a certain age, he's still the man.
    Last edited by headcrash; 01-09-2013 at 10:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post
    Marv's reputation took a serious hit a few years ago, but to many NYC area sports fans of a certain age, he's still the man.
    Even when he's wearing women's underwear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post
    Not familiar with Gene Hart, but the Marv Albert's radio calls of the Rangers games I grew up listening to were legendary.

    "Kick save, and a BEAUTY!"

    Marv's reputation took a serious hit a few years ago, but to many NYC area sports fans of a certain age, he's still the man.
    True dat.Loved his radio repartee with Sal"Red Light" Messina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    Even when he's wearing women's underwear.
    As Marv might say: "Bite me!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post
    Not familiar with Gene Hart, but the Marv Albert's radio calls of the Rangers games I grew up listening to were legendary.

    "Kick save, and a BEAUTY!"

    Marv's reputation took a serious hit a few years ago, but to many NYC area sports fans of a certain age, he's still the man.
    Definitely one of if not the best for calling games on the radio and don't forget his sidekick "The Big Whistle" Bill Chadwick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    "Shoot the puck, Barry!"
    Ahhh...memories....

    I can almost conjure the times Nick Fotiu squared off with Paul Holmgren............or Gary Howatt taking on anyone/everyone....

    Damn i'm old.......
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    Marv's an all-timer - his calls for the Knicks were also fantastic

    These days you get Clyde and his equally entertaining mumbo jumbo rhymes

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    The thing about Marv Albert was, if you lived in the NYC area and were into sports,Marv Albert was everywhere(so to speak).He did Knicks games, Ranger games on radio,he did football,he did boxing, he was the sports guy on Channel 4..............
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    Breaking News!....The Leafs just fired Brian Burke.

    Bye Bye Burkie!

    No news yet on his replacement.

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    Seriously?! Wow! I thought that dude was there forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Griffin View Post
    Marv's an all-timer - his calls for the Knicks were also fantastic

    These days you get Clyde and his equally entertaining mumbo jumbo rhymes

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    Clyde was better on the radio and John Andariese wa better on TV. I know John scalped his comp Knick tix and that affected his work assignments for awhile; but still....

    While I enjoy Howie Rose on the Isles telecasts (and his rotating cast of terrible color commentators); I will never get over his "matteau" call
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    Breaking News!....The Leafs just fired Brian Burke.
    Oh Sh!t....maybe the Mayans meant Jan 9th instead of Dec 21st!!
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