Thursday, February 26, 2009

Menachem! Nooooooooo!!!!!

Just when you think you've got a chance for peace in the middle east, they ship your leader to Dallas.

Begin! Menachem, we'll miss you so! You who could stare down the enemy with bravery and might. You who could galvanize protest against the pervasive lack of the dedication that has ailed us for too long.

You, Menachem, whose eyes stared convincingly onto the horizon of hope and commitment. You, who led not with the emptiness of the word but with the abundance of the action.

You, Menachem, you have paved the way for a new generation of young men who will remember how much you toiled, and how moist the brows over your endless blue eyes were rendered by the toiling.

We will miss you Menachem, and in our sorrow, we may only wish that the man we welcome in exchange for your wrenching departure, Doug Janik, reveal himself as but a desperate fraction of the badass mutherfucker we grew to love.

Doug fucking Janik.   

20 comments:

HabsFan29 said...

well done sir

but i agree with South Shore HF in the other thread - Bob is up to something. dumped 1M in salary. and Begin was not happy anyway these days.

i'll miss him, but i won't really miss him

Holy Flannel said...

Nooooo!!! Begin, we'll miss you so...

I'm kinda happy for him, though. It's obvious him and Carbo weren't getting along and he was scratched way too many times this season.

He reached an impasse with the team and it's probably best that both parties moved on. He will have so much to bring to the Stars.

Who the fuck is Doug Janik? Is he supposed to be the big DMan we need to make it far in the playoffs?

Damion said...

Begin's salary might have been $1+ million, but the cap hit this year was only $700k+ (see http://www.nhlnumbers.com/overview.php?team=MTL&season=080).

Damion said...

And, I think that means only about a third of that gets saved since Gainey only saves what's left to pay... that being said, at least that's apples to apples since we'll only have to make enough room for a third of whatever person comes in. If we only have $850k in cap space now, I guess (and I'd welcome clarity on this point from anyone), that if we used it all on one player, we've basically enough space for a player earning around $2.6million per year.

moeman said...

Merci Steve for being a consummate pro and a diehard Hab until your faithful end. You might've deserved better but the CH has too many in your mold. Steve, always liked the moxy but I'll never forgive you for that final game of the season penalty vs. the leaf.

I have no idea who Janik is, maybe the next Niiniimaa?

Also, Babs lets go a FrenCH-Canadian and methinks RDS' tiny, puny Renaud Lavoie will grow an inch tonight mentioning that exact, same, motherfuckingMontrealmediamob fact.

Word Verif = grate.

moeman said...

4 U capologists;

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/cap-central/

(Yes, I know, its a hockeybuzz link, apologies pre-accepted)

moeman said...

Our man Janik smacked a leaf but good, almost a +1;

http://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/41905

kevincrumbs said...

Man... sorry (but not surprised) to see Steve Begin go. I don't know anything about this Doug Janik but really, what could we expect in return for Begin?

moeom said...

a FOURTH rounder atleast...just what we needed, a 20th defenceman.

moeman said...

BGL has a NTC? WTF?

Word Verif = ashal, dang close to asshat.

Shutdown said...

moeman: http://nhlnumbers.com/overview.php?team=MTL&season=0809

better than hockey buzz's crap.

word verif; undes.

moeman said...

Merci Sd.

Also, word verif = undies

(of course I screengrab'd it);

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v453/cybermoe/undies.jpg

moeman said...

Dandy wants out?

(Warning its darren dregger);

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=268811

Ian Vitro said...

Sad to Steve go, one of my favourite Habs over last 5ish years. But 1) he'll get more ice time elsewhere, and 2) MadMax plays mostly like Begin, only more effectively.

If Janik (Yankin'?) can put in even 90% of the 110% that Steve gave every shift he was on the ice, then I'll like him just fine. He can hardly be worse than about 6-7 of our 10 or so defencemen...

El Dandy - don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. Or do, see if I give a shit.

Tom said...

Is Janik already in the minors? If so, and we don't call him up, then it doesn't count against the cap.

Number31 said...

It was only a matter of time before Begin was gone, but I think Bob did him a good favour. Hopefully Dallas will use him, and I think they will since their team is like all injured. Will miss the lug.

Janik is going to the Dogs. Anyone who smacks a Leaf around is OK in my books ;)

South Shore Habs Fan said...

So Dandy wants out now, too? I know La Presse is on strike, but do the Habs' own French-Canadiens really need to take solidarity that seriously?

Word verification: "tardstio", as in "Carbonneau is a retard, sti! Oy..."

Number31 said...

Eh... dunno why that's coming in as a big surprise. Like Begin, Dandy is pretty much not going to be on the team next season. (Unless something weird happens). The kids appear to be taking their jobs. Dandy wanted out last season, actually.

Antolovestrades said...

Fuck Dandy.
Fuck Janik.
Fuck the Leaf he beat up real good and stuff.
Cancel the trade and bring back Steve.

chris nilan said...

did we just sign jay? no? fuck ight off till that happens.