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Chris Cutter 07-07-2011 12:04 PM

[CBJ/MTL] Mike Blunden for Ryan Russell (July 2011)
 
#CBJ close to a trade that would send RW Mike Blunden to Montreal for minor-league F Ryan Russell, twin brother of Kris Russell.

Discuss.

pine 07-07-2011 12:06 PM

Quote:

Blunden for Russell deal will be finalized once Blunden passes a physical with Montreal docs, likely later today.
http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2011/07...lls_twin.shtml

Aurel Joliat 07-07-2011 12:07 PM

Good trade. Blunden can be one of the first players to be call up. Can even be the 13th forward if we don't sign anybody else

VanNistelrooy 07-07-2011 12:09 PM

Like it. Let's get rid of small players that won't get into our lineup for bigger ones that may have a chance.

LyricalLyricist 07-07-2011 12:09 PM

13th forward, brings a little toughness and some size. I assume he starts in hamilton though.

Ginu 07-07-2011 12:09 PM

Why doesn't this go in the rumor thread?

Andy 07-07-2011 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ginu (Post 34772283)
Why doesn't this go in the rumor thread?

Because the Columbus beatwriter is spot on with everything he puts out.

This is pretty much a done deal...should be a "confirmed with link"

TheBuriedHab 07-07-2011 12:12 PM

From Aaron Portzline

Scouting report on Blunden? / Big, physical, checking winger. At best a 4th-liner at NHL level, and a good guy.

pine 07-07-2011 12:13 PM

Slowly getting bigger...

Myron Gaines* 07-07-2011 12:14 PM

He was a beast on NHL 09

Player 61 07-07-2011 12:15 PM

This is all credible sources.

Aportzline Aaron Portzline
Blunden for Russell deal will be finalized once Blunden passes a physical with Montreal docs, likely later today.
14 minutes ago

bcv 07-07-2011 12:17 PM

Oh well.. blockbuster?! Just kidding, I don't believe in trading for the sake of trading. Blunden is a big physical 4th liner/AHL material. Didn't really cost a lot to acquire, so who cares?!

Tuggy 07-07-2011 12:18 PM

We don't really have many big 4th line grinders so seems like a good trade if he can play in the NHL someday. Russell is nothing at all really.

Andy 07-07-2011 12:19 PM

Hmm. This is making me think....could Moen be gone?

Just putting some ideas out there. It was reported that Chicago was interested in Moen.

We'll see.

Moen-Blunden-White...all similar players. Moen is the best of the three, but moving Moen could clear up about a million in cap space. I don't know what that cap space would be used for...I don't know...just talking out of my ass.

As for Blunden, he likes to use his body ala White.

walsy37 07-07-2011 12:19 PM

whatever.....

costathing 07-07-2011 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tuggy (Post 34772695)
We don't really have many big 4th line grinders so seems like a good trade if he can play in the NHL someday. Russell is nothing at all really.

Dude..that was mean LOL

Habsfan18 07-07-2011 12:20 PM

Don't know how many NHL games he'll play. But this is what people wanted right? Adding another big player.

Tuggy 07-07-2011 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by costathing (Post 34772781)
Dude..that was mean LOL

Lol ya maybe a little harsh but his brother scored more as an NHL defenseman than he did as an AHL forward.

Andy 07-07-2011 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habsfan18 (Post 34772785)
Don't know how many NHL games he'll play. But this is what people wanted right? Adding another big player.

Sure....but they can always respond "yah but Blunden is a scrub"..."we want guys who can play hockey"

hototogisu 07-07-2011 12:22 PM

Okay by me. Didn't think Russell had much of a future here.

Guess Lavoie was right when he said Gauthier was going after a "bigger forward" when Konopka signed... ;)

68 07-07-2011 12:23 PM

Got excited when I saw his size (no homo). Cooled down when I saw that he can't fight.

Em Ancien 07-07-2011 12:23 PM

Good addition. Gives us extra jam on the wings.

Conboy-White-Blunden next year? :naughty:

Though we'll need someone to replace Russell on the Dogs. From what I recall, he was a key defensive player. How has Fortier been down there?

ThaDevilGirl 07-07-2011 12:23 PM

Who?

Optimus Price 07-07-2011 12:24 PM

Like the deal. It's not a blockbuster, but it's a step in the right direction. We're trying to build a bigger team.

overlords 07-07-2011 12:25 PM

can he skate?


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