Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gui! Gui! Gui! to frustrate us for at least one more year

RDS is reporting Tenderness has signed one year contract for $803,000.

This is the year he breaks out into the dominating big winger he's supposed to be, right? Right?

/crickets

19 comments:

L Dude said...

Habs #1 pick Louis Leblanc to Highlight 2009 Stanley Keg Tournament

sorry 'bout the hockeybuzz link.

moeman said...

@LDude, that'll make N31 happy.

Also, what's with the extra $3k for Gui! Maybe $100 for every extra check he'll throw?

L Dude said...

So the schedule is out.

Won't be seeing Saku at the Bell Centre this year. That's kind of sad.
Starting with a 5 game road trip followed by 6 at home.

Kovy's in town Oct. 17th. Everybody can dress up as Doucharek as the Leafs visit for Hallowe'en.
Don't play the B's til Nov. 5th.

...counts months on fingers...2 1/2 to go!

Montréaliste1 said...

Tenderness is going to score 32 goals this year if he plays with El Niño and DonGion. I'm suprised he signed for under 1 mil. He obviously likes being a Hab

Justin Crowder said...

Like it or lump it, Latendresse brings phenomenal value at $800K...

Begin and Kostopoulos are both making more, scoring fewer combined goals per season than Gui!

Am I the only one who thinks the $'s are somewhat unusually low on this contract?

Montréaliste1 said...

@ JC: He scored 14 goals last season playing on the third line and missing 20+ games due to an injury. Its a hell of a deal for 800k!

I read somewhere that last season, he had the best rate for goals scored 5 on 5 per minute. Or something like that. I'm way too lazy to look it up.

moeman said...

Speaking of jersey numbers .

moeman said...

Dou$harek will be in town with his fucking leaf on BOOctober 31, December 1, and April 10 (the day he polishes his golf clubs). Get your lungs primed 4HFers. I expect game thread comment records to be shattered and splattered, all over 4HF on those fucking dates (unless of course Dou$harek hurts his girlie (apologies to our beautiful 4HF gals but not Zombiepleks) shoulders and/or gets ragdolled by Lucic).

Habs at the fucking CotU: October 1, December 26, March 20. cbc/hnic wads get drained in their usual blue&white sploogefest.

Kovy will visit Montreal on October 17, January 16, and March 22. Will he be invisible?

In Anaheim: March 7. Probably for the best that Saku isn't returning home this season. Some/most of us couldn't bear or grin it anyways.

James said...

A bit sad that he signed a 1 year only deal... at that price I would take him for 3-4 years easy.
He can only get better and even if he tops like that, he's still a 15-20 goal scorer who can hit... not bad for 800k.

Moey said...

@ Moeman,

The worst part about his doucherism is that he's so excited to be a Leaf. Is he that stupid? It's Burkie this and Burkie that, gag me with a frakkin spoon.

lawyergirl77 said...

I really think that Gui is a bargain at that price.

Then again, I've never thought he sucked, so I may not be coming from the same place as everyone else.

(too perfect) Word verification: rearmea. As in, Komo will be "rearmea"d all over the ice on Oct. 31st.

Olivier said...

@Montrealiste:Here
http://www.behindthenet.ca/2008/basic_5_on_5.php?sort=10&mingp=&mintoi=&team=MTL&pos=

He's actually second (1.08 per 60 min) behind Tanguay (1.14/60) and in front of AKost (1.03). Pretty good, but Tanguay and AKost are more impressive. The other important column is "Qualcomp", wich is an aggregate of the +/- of the guys a given player was up against. AKost at 1.03 with, by far, the highest qualcomp is actually pretty impressive; it was even more impressive up to when Carbo got canned (around 1.25 for most of the year). AKost litterally disappeared under Gainey; don't ask me why.

Gui! was up against softer minutes, but it's not anything to be held against him. Having guys able to rip apart the other team's non-first liners/first pair defense is very, very nice. I'm eager to se what he and Max! will do with a RW who can actually, you know, score from time to time (D'Agostini? I think Moen is due for 4th line/ PK / pestering duties with Metro...)

kevincrumbs said...

Anybody else worried that Gui will have a big breakout year (define that however you want) and then sign with the Leafs for a minimal increase in his salary?

I'm considering flying down for the Kings and Ducks away games. Should I bother with going to the game at the Big Owe?

Bryan said...

Oct 6th !! Habs and Flames at the Saddledome !!!!!!

Boob Gainey said...

gui will still be a rfa next year.

James said...

Great! So Brian Burke can sign him to a 6M offer sheet...

At least we'd get draft picks in return.

Number31 said...

Gui!Gui!Gui! Ah I love the kid. I still find it hard to believe he's pretty much just a kid. Too bad his brother doesn't seem to be coming back this year with the Bulldogs, though I wonder if his own shoulder injury was the reason (as it was a season ending injury, just as he was warming up).

And Shawn Belle is back! Woo!

What's up with the schedule? Getting that horrid Western swing out of the way early?

HFF33 aka Panger said...

@Bryan: you gonna hook me up with Tiks again this year?

Ian Vitro said...

Gui has potential and $803k for him is a steal. Last year he worked his ass off all summer and started the season on fire, playing more than adequately beside Koivu and Tanguay. But I swear he got slower and weaker throuhg the season. With our new conditioning coach maybe all that summer skating is going to pay off...