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10-18-2003, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by HiggsFan
This trade proposal would have made more sense about 1 month ago, as the Canadiens were considered as one of the softest teams in the league, if not the softest. Gainey made some clever moves, though, picking up Steve Begin and Darren Langdon at the waiver draft. Both were injured, though, so Habs fans didn't get to realize yet we don't need agitators anymore. When both guys will be added to the line up, it will perhaps make the Habs a scarier team for opponants. I don't mind dealing one of our PK specialists (Dackell, Sundstrom and Juneau), but only if we get fair value in return, and if we get something we are in need of -- agitagors not being one of our current lacks.

Unless the Canadiens management feels Barnaby is a big improvement over Begin, and decides sending him with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL, I can't see this sort of deal happen, by any means.

Yeah but what we need are scorers and we're not going to get any with Juneau, Dackell or Sundstrom. We can't expect to get quality without having to offer up guys like Theodore, Markov, Komisarek or Zednik. I would think a guy like Barnaby would be good for the Habs. He's within our price range. He would contribute more to our team then what a player like Sundstrom does. Sundstrom is good, but we have a few guys who can do what he does and we have some youngsters who can take his place like Ward and Kilger (still young). Barnaby on the 3rd line, Begin and Langdon on the 4th. Other teams will think twice before taking liberties at our players.

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