Discussion in 'Montreal Canadiens' started by ProspectsFanatic, Oct 1, 2018.
Rumors are that Bergevin has been working on this deal since last February!!!
I'll be blaming the kulaks then
I expect we sign Despres now.
Not the greatest of trade for the Rocket....but saving 1 spot for the 50-contract limit.
I guess Despres is getting signed ? Ahl deal ?
Sucks as Taormina is great in the A
In other words...this trade is
Simon Despres & Brett Kulak for Rinat Valiev & Matt Taormina
We sign Fleury and claim Jaskin.
Somebody know Kulak ?
Laval getting worse.... Taormina was a point machine on the back end.
the way I see it for Laval
Taormina > Despres
Valiev < Kulak
With Despres, now Kulak, Moravcik, Sklenica & Fleury...
They needed to make room.
I think there's more "NHL recall-ability" with those first 4 names than Matt Taormina.
Vanilla #6Dman. Probably the most uninteresting defenseman in the league but for his caphit, you really couldn't ask for more. He's an NHLer for sure
Yeah. Not the greatest of deal. But Kulak is still improving.
I thought Valiev would eventually be a good defensive d-man. Anyone know if Kulak is better than Valiev or is this another Benn for Pateryn and 4th trade?
Kulak is better.
We also have to figure out the veterans clause. 1 less vet in Taormina. Though if there was 1 vet that was important.....it's Taormina. Anyway....
Taormina is injured though
Ah so Bergevin saw himself in this player.
Thanks. So the idiot made a decent trade. Taormina would never be anything but an AHLer.
Does Kulak stay up with the big club?
If so, that would mean the end of DLR or Scherbak. As would the return of Shaw.
I wonder who's going to take charge of the PP in Laval now. Taormina was pretty amazing at it, by far his best attribute. Pretty bad at everything else though, tbh.
Well it's mostly Valiev potential for Kulak potentila. And Taormina for the success of their AHL team. But, I would do think that Kulak's potential might be slightly higher than Valiev's. So a wash at best. But where we ''win'' is by removing 1 vet spot for the vet clause, and 1 less contract under 50. So yeah, we could ''win'' this one....but for other things than the Rocket success. The best vet we have on D right now for Laval is....Lernout. The D isn't too strong. We need the Czechs to be very good. And as average I think Despres is....he would be welcome on that D squad.
Canadiens already said that Kulak will report to Laval.
Scherbak could be traded for a good d with potential playing in Laval.
Typical Bargain Bin move, I expect nothing more. He's the master of depth AHL players and trading with the same 4 teams over and over again. Jesus why is the universe doing this to us? What did we do to deserve this tool?
Kulak former teammates with Gallagher on the Vancouver Giants.
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