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Brandon Smillie
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Lakeshore, ON
Joined: 06.07.2017

Apr 13 @ 9:57 PM ET
shoreorrpark
Boston Bruins
Location: "Three goals short of a hat trick", AB
Joined: 04.03.2016

Apr 13 @ 10:07 PM ET
Good interview.
Brandon Smillie
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Lakeshore, ON
Joined: 06.07.2017

Apr 13 @ 10:16 PM ET
Good interview.
- shoreorrpark


definitely was, definitely would have been largely passed over if not for John on Twitter and his passion to give info. Great guy to follow. I'm fortunate he accepted my request to transcribe that entire interview for us here
deadpoulet
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Montreal
Joined: 07.01.2008

Apr 13 @ 10:21 PM ET
Markov, a very intelligent player who has a great first pass and was instrumental for us on the PP, well we finished 12th in the PP last year, this year we finished 13th; so from that perspective we did not miss him.


oh boy
Popofjc
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Quebec City, QC
Joined: 02.16.2009

Apr 13 @ 10:35 PM ET
oh boy


Can he really believe that? Like Markov only played on the PP and not 5 on 5 ...
deadpoulet
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Montreal
Joined: 07.01.2008

Apr 13 @ 10:59 PM ET
Can he really believe that? Like Markov only played on the PP and not 5 on 5 ...
- Popofjc


I also like «I do not think we saw the real Schlemko at all». He was a 6th defenseman with the Sharks.
Popofjc
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Quebec City, QC
Joined: 02.16.2009

Apr 13 @ 11:21 PM ET

- Popofjc
dozerD10
Anaheim Ducks
Location: long beach, CA
Joined: 01.29.2014

Apr 13 @ 11:27 PM ET
I’m not a habs fan, but if i was I’d be seriously bent about this .... MB & Molson sheesh good luck Habs fans ...
BashCH
Montreal Canadiens
Location: The legendary Don Cherry agrees with me, QC
Joined: 04.27.2010

Apr 14 @ 12:01 AM ET
[quote=Popofjc]

dt99999
Montreal Canadiens
Location: shutdown, where are you at with altered carbon?
Joined: 11.18.2008

Apr 14 @ 7:48 AM ET
UNE BEAU PRINTEMPS EN PERSPECTIVE!!!
deadpoulet
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Montreal
Joined: 07.01.2008

Apr 14 @ 8:32 AM ET
UNE BEAU PRINTEMPS EN PERSPECTIVE!!!
- dt99999



Double ot last night. It has to count for something, right?
dt99999
Montreal Canadiens
Location: shutdown, where are you at with altered carbon?
Joined: 11.18.2008

Apr 14 @ 8:43 AM ET
Double ot last night. It has to count for something, right?
- deadpoulet

I hope the Vegas Knights fold
Raven33
Ottawa Senators
Location: Jenn, stop copying me as I copy Garth myself! - Andrew S.
Joined: 11.12.2008

Apr 14 @ 9:00 AM ET
I find the fact that it would supposedly be Molson who wanted Subban out even much worst then being the GM or coach... Owners shouldn't request player trades or have too much input; he should trust, agree by his staff and sign the cheques!
Trust me, I know something about that with freakin Melnyk!
At least, Molson isn't afraid to spend...well, except this year...
YodaOldBoy
Montreal Canadiens
Location: The Island of Falling Bridges, QC
Joined: 08.09.2010

Apr 14 @ 11:10 AM ET
How is Molson wanting Subban gone any different than what we already knew? Molson doesn't go into the player's room, he probably doesn't talk much with his players, so all he knows is second-hand information from his GM and/or coach. I don't put any more value into his words than I would Bergevin, since it's the same mouth talking in the end.

So what we learned is that Bergevin had made-up his mind a long-time ago about Subban, which really isn't new at all. And clearly, he was wrong, since nothing has really changed since the trade, and you might even argue that things have been much worse since. I have zero trust left in Bergevin, and his latest press-conference did nothing, absolutely nothing, to ease my mind.
mr.peanut
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Who wants to post with Peanut?, QC
Joined: 12.18.2011

Apr 14 @ 2:04 PM ET
hello
deadpoulet
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Montreal
Joined: 07.01.2008

Apr 14 @ 3:08 PM ET
hello
- mr.peanut


Hey
daveyboyspence
Season Ticket Holder
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 12.20.2016

Apr 14 @ 4:17 PM ET
It doesn't give me any relief about our coaching/front office that Molson volunteered info that it was decided months before it happened, that Subban should be traded. I'm sure this wasn't a decision solely from Molson's office. Bergevin and his fox hole buddy probably decided Subban lacked the "character" and had the wrong "attitude" to lead the team. And given Nashville's success so far with Subban, that's been proven to be complete BS.

It's also damning that if they were open to shopping Subban all along, the best deal they believed they could pull off was trading for an older defenceman with a worse contract. And this isn't a shot towards Weber. I love his game, he still is a #1 D and should be for a couple more years if he can get healthy. But at some point that contract will become a huge liability if it isn't already. This was a bad evaluation of how close the Habs were to being a cup contender, and arguably had set us back for years.
fidopro
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Trump can be no worse than the folks in the White House now. It would not be possible. - hscesq
Joined: 08.10.2008

Apr 14 @ 4:20 PM ET
Brandon Smillie: Translated TSN interview w/Bergevin + Huge News From Molson On Subban!
- Brandon Smillie


actually, that's the transcript of the interview MB gave to Michel Langevin and Enrico Ciccone on 91.9

https://919sports.ca/on-p...pond-%C3%A0-nos-questions
bluewaffle
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Heart and Soul, QC
Joined: 07.07.2012

Apr 14 @ 4:30 PM ET
the guy who translated this for you spends most of his day complaining about the montreal media (much more than anyone on here) and defends bergevin, molson and the organization over anything and believes they are above criticism. sure he helped you out, but i guess the guy running the pierre mcguire parody is on vacation and that's why he had the time. guy blasts your media colleagues all the time.... this is a lot like when mckenna would rip hb, but when ee gave him a guest spot oh boy did he jump on that.
fidopro
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Trump can be no worse than the folks in the White House now. It would not be possible. - hscesq
Joined: 08.10.2008

Apr 14 @ 10:00 PM ET
I see Plek is contributing exactly as expected.
that's the good thing about vets like him, you always know what he will give you. day on day out... sweet (frank) all
muffin_man
Montreal Canadiens
Location: no problem, as s hole - Eric Engels, NY
Joined: 02.10.2007

Apr 14 @ 10:35 PM ET
I love how you shift all responsibility from MB and MT to Molson. I’m sure they had no influence on his opinions in any way...
twiztedmike
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 10.06.2007

Apr 15 @ 12:38 AM ET
I love how you shift all responsibility from MB and MT to Molson. I’m sure they had no influence on his opinions in any way...
- muffin_man

maybe it was just pure racism
dt99999
Montreal Canadiens
Location: shutdown, where are you at with altered carbon?
Joined: 11.18.2008

Apr 15 @ 8:04 AM ET
maybe it was just pure racism
- twiztedmike

stinger67
Montreal Canadiens
Location: The defense is better than last year., QC
Joined: 07.03.2008

Apr 15 @ 11:21 AM ET
ML: “I know you are a very loyal guy but do you feel changes are needed for those around you? Do you see guys in this market maybe who are capable of helping you out?”

MB: “The structure will remain the same but certainly if I feel someone can help the organization, I will strongly consider it. But I cannot make changes in only one department; I cannot make only staff changes and not player changes or vice versa”.


This is mainly what I got back from that press conference. Molson saying that "status quo is unacceptable and that changes are coming", Bergevin saying "well, wait a minute there..."
Going back and forth like that.

So...nothing will happen.
twiztedmike
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 10.06.2007

Apr 15 @ 12:14 PM ET
ML: “I know you are a very loyal guy but do you feel changes are needed for those around you? Do you see guys in this market maybe who are capable of helping you out?”

MB: “The structure will remain the same but certainly if I feel someone can help the organization, I will strongly consider it. But I cannot make changes in only one department; I cannot make only staff changes and not player changes or vice versa”.


This is mainly what I got back from that press conference. Molson saying that "status quo is unacceptable and that changes are coming", Bergevin saying "well, wait a minute there..."
Going back and forth like that.

So...nothing will happen.

- stinger67

trust da process
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