Is this the year Gainey pulls a Nieuwendyk/Iginla trade?
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09-22-2008, 08:19 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
If it meant we'd win the Cup, then i'd be all for it.
When i look at the Habs roster, there are very few holes. The goaltending lacks experience, but we're going to live and die with what we have so forget an upgrade at this position.
Our forward group is very, very deep. Three lines that should be able to score on a regular basis, and a good group of 4th liners who should all drive each other to the max. I don't see any need to look to upgrade our forward core.
The defence looks solid. A very good top 3, and 3 reliable bottom pair guys. If the team has one place where we could clearly improve, its adding an experienced, solid #4 defenceman. The much talked about Matt Schneider would be a nice pickup here if we can get someone to hold onto him for the next 60 or so games and pay 3/4 of his salary. Other options (all UFA's at the end of this season) could be:
Christian Backman (CLB)
Derek Morris (PHX)
Mattias Ohlund (VAN)
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