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05-29-2011, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Habsfan18 View Post
This thread got me thinking: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=918918

According to old issues of THN, and an all-access show I remember watching, Montreal was rumored to be a major player in the weeks and days leading up to the 2001 entry draft. Of all the teams, we apparently had the most serious offer on the table for the 1st overall pick. This is what apparently was on the table:

To Montreal:

1st overall pick

To Atlanta:

Andrei Markov
Mathieu Garon
7th overall pick
25th overall pick

Rumor has it that Waddell requested Jose Theodore as part of the package instead of Garon, but Andre Savard wouldn't budge.

My question is, assuming either of these deals (Theo or Garon) would have went through, how do you think it would have changed the course of history over the next 10 years?

We wouldn't have had those great years out of Theodore and Markov, and Kovalchuk would have been the young face of the franchise.

How would you see this playing out?

Andre Savard would be a legend today in Montreal and we probably draft a C in 2003.

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