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Old 01-23-2006, 02:46 PM
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Canadiens Claim Downey Off Waivers from Blues

MONTREAL Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Monday the acquisition of forward Aaron Downey, claimed on waivers from the St. Louis Blues.

Downey, 31, played in 17 games with the Blues in 2005-06, recording two goals and 45 penalty minutes.

Downey, a 6-foot-1, 212-pound right-winger from Shelburne, Ontario, has played in 137 NHL games with the Boston Bruins (1999-2000), Chicago Blackhawks (2000-2002), Dallas Stars (2002-2004) and the Blues, collecting five goals and two assists as well as 273 penalty minutes.

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Old 01-23-2006, 02:53 PM
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he will get problems to fight McGrattan,Cairns and so on but I would rather have Downey in Montreal than no toughguy. I hope he will get Ice-Time there.

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Old 01-23-2006, 02:54 PM
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I dont know weather or not to be happy about this. I dont know much about Montreal, will he play?
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:55 PM
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This is probably a good move for Downey and the Habs. Montreal needed a tough guy, and hopfully Downey is allowed the ice-time to fill that spot.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:01 PM
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seems like a good move for him and the canadians. if he gets any ice time. does this mean that the canadians are tougher than the bruins now? what the fukk is this world coming to. i'm going to go kill myself now.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:06 PM
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Typical Canadians.

Bring in the tough guy, dress him half the time, then let him go after the seasons done and play half of 06-07 without any balls.

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Old 01-23-2006, 03:19 PM
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They've got Ivanans and Vandermeer in the minors and they call in Downey.
Sure he might be a better player, but if it's toughness....
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:20 PM
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This is probably a good move for Downey and the Habs. Montreal needed a tough guy, and hopfully Downey is allowed the ice-time to fill that spot.
true, but I'm sure Downey wont finish with the habs, he'll get sent down in say, maybe a month?
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:22 PM
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He hasn't looked very tough this year laying on the ice after every fight.

I just don't understand this move AT ALL... They have tougher guys in the minors, and all they'd have to do is ask and they could get another "borderline" tough guy for a song (Orr comes to mind, Oliwa, and I'm sure there are others that are moveable).

If this is purely a toughness move, it's the wrong one.

Although, as mentioned already in this thread, he's better than nothing.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:27 PM
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Best way to make sure Downey gets on another team is for me to buy his current Jersey. Happened with the Norfolk Admirals years ago, then with the stars and I just got my Blues Jersey for Xmas. Called the wife to tell her and she said she wasnt spending another $200 and hung up lol
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:30 PM
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Yeah, but I also suspect that Downey can at least play the game without being too much of a negative on the ice. Raitis and Pete, as well as Aitken may not be able to play in this league right now. And we dont need another D who can fight anyways, we need a forward to fight and be able to at least play the game somewhat.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:37 PM
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and my Fantasy PiM team takes a big sigh of relief!!!
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:37 PM
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lol, wow a change has happened.... but i wonder if something else will happen
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:41 PM
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Eh/

I don't know how to feel about this. It's better than nothing and I love to see that we're getting some grit.

Given the Canadiens lineup, I think Downey will get a lot of ice time. Hell, if I have to, I'll break the legs of Sundstrom and Bonk to make it happen.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:49 PM
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this is a good move for the habs IMO they cant really have souray and rivet fighting they are too valuable on defence. it also makes games in that division "possibly" more interesting.
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