TSN: From @GagnonFrancois: Habs should consider trading core players.

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  1. Lafleurs Guy Don't Stand So Close To Me

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    Just because he's from TO it doesn't mean he'll want to go there. They're in the beginning stages of a rebuild and he's in his prime. If he wants to win a cup he's much better off here.

    Stamkos, Max, Chuck, Gallgagher up front

    PK, Markov, Petry, Beau on D

    Price in net

    That's a scary team. We'd have to dump Pleks to make it happen but that's fine. Eller is the 3rd line center, Chuck is 2nd and Stamkos is first. That's amazing strength up the middle. DD of course would also have to be ejected. If we add Stamkos and subtract DD and Pleks we become immediate cup favourites.
     
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    What happened with that other Fanfois Gagnon bubble about Therrien getting fired a couple of weeks ago? The guy is part of a very biased AC panel. He's as reliable as Ecklund and Pagnotta.
     
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  3. Vi Nc E x13x Registered User

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    Why if mtl matches any offer made why would they be so low? He is friends with Subban and having an all-world goalie doesnt hurt
     
  4. Lafleurs Guy Don't Stand So Close To Me

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    Quick question: Did Boucher ever coach Stamkos? Was he on friendly terms with him? If so... HIRE that guy right now.
     
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    He coached Tampa starting in 2009 or 2010 and was there a couple of years and then fired. I don't know if he got along with Stamkos or not but Stamkos did pretty good those years.
     
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    Yeah bro! Markov and pleks went to his bedroom and voodoo cursed him!!!!

    It's not their fault or anything!
     
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    Stamkos present offer from TB is $8.5M per year for eight years and wasn't taken.

    So, Stamkos' offer would need to be at least $9M or more probably closer to "Jonathan Toews ($10.5 million per year) and the contract most recently signed by ‘16 free agent class comparable Anze Kopitar ($10 million per season) with the LA Kings."

    http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Ty-Anderson/Stamkos-offers-well-see-on-future-in-Tampa-Bay/226/74456

    Montreal won't offer that. They have to get rid of other contracts first.
     
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    Hard to evaluate this roster with this coaching team. What would a new coach not able to do is insert more talent into it without Bergevin making any moves. Players like Markov-Plekanec could regain some form and be better...but how much better?

    IMO, our core seem pretty obvious, it' starts with Price, Subban, Patch,Gallagher, Chucky,Petry,Plekanec and Markov. It's not good enough no matter who the coach. Lacks a top-end center, creativity and punch.

    On the table for me should be in order
    Plekanec
    PertyMarkov

    from the depth, I would like to see DD, Flynn, Andrighetto, Fleishmann and maybe Beaulieu...could add Gilbert to that.

    Picks that I have in play is all of them, depending the return. Inject talent to this team regardless picks or prospect and NHL players.
     
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    If we can shed Plekanec and DD, I wouldn't bat an eye giving him what we save and maybe an extra 1.5M if that's what it takes to have him (11M$ total). Unless we get 1st OA, we need Stamkos next summer.
     
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    MB is proud to have ditch digger players, and over pay for short people..

    i am short so i can say that.
     
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    Market timing is atrocious re most of Habs players, and in Plekanec's case, his bloated contract only means that Bergevin will need to eat some salary to get him moved or Bergevin will have to take on an undesirable player as an offset. Bergevin jumping the gun and overpaying and/or over-extending term on several deals, have made him the author of his own misfortune.
     
  12. jaffy27 From Russia wth Pain

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    You forgot Matthews....:naughty:
     
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    You'd keep Weise? The guy who thinks he's a legit finesse player that going to get paid $2.5M or so per year? ****kk that.
     
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    Weise.

    When you're a crusher, then you think you are a rusher, you soon become an usher.
     
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    In order of most reliable:

    1.Pagnotta
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    3.my Dog
    4.the neighbours Dog
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    ......Bon match!
     
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    That would spend every cent the Habs have in cap space, plus you still have aging players like Markov. You still also would have to move Plekanecs and DD for zero salary return. That would be next to impossible.
     
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    Plekanec --> trade for: who cares
    Markov --> replaced by Beaulieu
    Emelin --> replaced by Pateryn
    DD --> replaced by Eller
    Flynn ---> replaced by Lessio
     
  18. jaffy27 From Russia wth Pain

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    What a crusher, that your usher thinks he's a rusher.....:(
     
  19. MGK Zero Expectations

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    Are you kidding me Stammer is a product of the Bouche
     
  20. Kimota ROY DU NORD!!!

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    I would keep Chucky, I don't want to lose another kid with talent. And similar to Andrei K, even after all the **** said about them, you still get your regular 20 goals a season.

    He should be our first or second line center.
     
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    Yea I think the moment Tampa fired Melrose, Stamkos started tearing it up. He became a Top player under Boucher. Seems like he had problem with Melrose and Cooper but was fine with Boucher.
     
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    I know some like the tank idea and all, but if they thought Boucher was their guy, I'd bring him in now and not wait until the end of the season. Players are not responding to Therrien, obviously, so it's the easiest move to make. Plus, it allows the new coach to assess his players and have those with a tenuous hold on a spot, prove that they deserve to have a meaningful role next year.
     
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    Boucher is coaching a team in an active season, I think. Don't think they can just bring him in.
     
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    You know who else strived under Boucher?

    DD/Pacioretty in Hamilton :scared:
     
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    I thought Boucher had taken no contractual commitments since leaving SC Bern last year.
     

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