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11-10-2003, 01:23 PM
Patty Roy
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Originally Posted by sonnytheman
somebody plz explain to me WHY montreal should even pursue Grier? This is not a playoff team, we should be focusing on developing/acquring prospects because there are too many holes. And Mike Grier is not a solution to any of them, not now. Unless Washington will take Montreal's garbage for him, there is no way Montreal can acquire him reasonably.

I think btmarshall said it best when he wrote: "then I'm not sure Montreal is a team that should be adding veterans at the expense of youth, which is the kind of trade that might interest the Caps. "
Agreed. But at the same time you want the NHL club to be as competitive as possible. Being surrounded by solid, hard working veterans plays a huge role in properly developing young players.

I'd like Grier in Montreal just like i would like Weimer...but obviously the price has to be right. It's completely out of the question that the Habs give up one of their top 3-4 prospects for one of those guys.

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