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10 July 2007

Carbonneau comments on Brière and on losing Souray

According to RDS, Guy Carbonneau claimed not understanding Brière's motivation to sign with Philadelphia rather than with the Canadiens. He rejected Brière's argument stating that the Flyers have a better team by saying that, "From what I [Carbonneau] know, they finished last in the standings last year." Coach Guy also claims there is more stability in Montreal.

I have to say I agree with Carbonneau! Although Brière will never admit this, I believe he simply did not want to face the pressure of becoming the star player for the Canadiens organisation. Can one blame him? That is a question that can be analysed in various ways. We all know that his life and Gainey's would have been on the line had he signed with Montreal, and played a terrible first season!

On a second note, Carbonneau is reported to be satisfied by the signings Gainey has made. On losing Souray, he said that other players will have to step up and fill in the void. Carbonneau plans on revamping the power play system in place during the training camp.

4 fanatics have replied:

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

If anything, especially now with the Devils signing Vishnevski, Souray is NOT lost.
Waffledave's source is also reporting that he may consider signing with the Habs at a cheaper price now.

Hope so! :)

Pierre Ste-Marie said...

That implies that the Habs will have to dumb salary in some way! How much cap space do they have left? Last time I heard, wasn't it around the 1.5M range?

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

That's actually not acurate, the Habs have a cap hit of about 38 million for next year, with only Ryder and Gorges to re-sign.
We can assume the pair will sign for 4-4.5 million total, which leaves us with only $42 million used, still plenty of space.

That is, if waffledave is correct, and he usually is.

Pierre Ste-Marie said...

I'de like to remember where i heard that! I will rumage around and see if I can come up with some numbers for us!

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