Thread: Prospect Rumor
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09-22-2003, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by NWT Habs Fan
I agree. Holmqvist is Tampa's top defensive prospect and with the return of Souray, a bunch of guys with NHL experience are going to get sent down to Hamilton strictly from the numbers game. If the Habs sign Villeneuve and/or MacLellan, I would see them sending them back to their Q teams as 20 year olds as there doesn't seem to be much room in Hamilton any more (unless you are a centreman or a good left winger).

You missed the point of the rumor, the rumor (and it's just that a rumor) is that the Habs have contacted the Mooseheads to let them know they aren't getting their 20 year old defensemen back.

The Mooseheads (owned by ex Hab Bobby Smith) can start looking for another overager if they know Villeneuve wont be back. I'm sure they would be grateful to know as soon as possible since the team is off to a slow start as well.

Who knows if it's true or not, we'll find out soon enough. If it is, don't expect Villeneuve back in the Q.

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