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Is Colby Armstrong good enough for Montreal?

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11:31 AM ET 10.04 | Colby Armstrong was the first UFA signing of Marc Bergevin's career as the Canadiens' GM. The Habs signed him to a one-year, $1 million contract right out of the gate, to much jeering. The Habs fanbase mostly knew Armstrong for the way he had brained Saku Koivu a few years back, and for having recently been bought out by Toronto after struggling with injuries for the better part of two seasons. The question that immediately flew around was: "If he's not good enough for Toronto, why would he be good enough for Montreal? That's not the right question to ask. Setting aside the question of whether the Toronto front office should be seen as an authority in team building, Toronto was on the hook for $3 million on the last year of Armstrong's contract. They had, evidently, decided he was not likely to give them enough value for that price tag - enough so that they were willing to take a $1 million hit over the next two years to be rid of him. The question then becomes, "If Colby Armstrong wasn't worth $3 million to Toronto, can he be worth $1 million to Montreal?"

A Winning Habit

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October 4, 2012  01:02 PM ET

Way to win over the fans, bro!

October 4, 2012  01:15 PM ET

Brained?

October 4, 2012  01:23 PM ET
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Brained?

saw that too......improper use of the term?

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October 4, 2012  01:49 PM ET
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saw that too......improper use of the term?

you see that in olde movies and cartoons

October 4, 2012  02:09 PM ET

By 'brained' they probably mean the hit on this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaZzUDc83nQ

And the signing didn't thrill me either.

October 4, 2012  02:42 PM ET

wow, there isn't sh%t to write about when you're rehashing old stories about Colby Armstrong being picked up by Montreal and released by Toronto.. something that happened July 1st!!!

*YAWN*

October 4, 2012  03:59 PM ET

"Is Colby Armstrong good enough for Montreal?"

Well, he was good enough for Toronto, wasn't he?

October 4, 2012  04:00 PM ET
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By 'brained' they probably mean the hit on this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaZzUDc83nQAnd the signing didn't thrill me either.

I thought he might sign on with a team that needed to get to the Cap Floor. The Canadiens signing him is puzzling

October 4, 2012  04:22 PM ET

colby who?

October 4, 2012  06:57 PM ET
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colby who?

You can use his nose to open beers if they're not twist offs.

October 4, 2012  06:57 PM ET
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colby who?

Cheese. A Million is almost (almost I said) an insult for some of the contracts being handed out to 20 goal scorers. Which he did once with Atlanta.

October 4, 2012  07:39 PM ET
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"Is Colby Armstrong good enough for Montreal?" Well, he was good enough for Toronto, wasn't he?

Lumping Montreal in with Toronto...ouch.

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October 5, 2012  12:34 AM ET

These are just spellbound threads now they are saving on newspapers and are getting stories from bloggers
stupid

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