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06-12-2010, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
The optimal time to have unloaded upcoming UFAs was before the 2009 trade deadline, when the Habs had 10 of them, none of whom were re-signed. I think Gainey knew he wasn't going to re-sign them, but he held on to them and put an obviously crappy team into the playoffs that was swept by the Bruins in the first round. The Habs would have had lots of draft choices if they had traded as many of them as they could. I'm not saying there would have been first rounders, but the depth would have been there.
You are absolutely correct, but then what would Uncle George have done in the year of the credit crunch without that extra 5-6 million the Habs made in the first round?

Picks and prospects don't pay the bills

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