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01-21-2006, 01:24 PM
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As a Habs fan, I'd love to see them get one of Nashville's superb young D. However, the only asset that would make it worthwhile is Koivu, who is a proven playoff warrior and an established 1st center (but UFA at year's end). I think I'm being objective when I say that Koivu would be a very good playoff and stretch run addition. IMO he would be in roughly the same class of Jokinen and Weight all things considered, and probably be worth one of Nashville's young D.

Which one, of course, is another question, as I recognize the untouchability of Suter and Weber. The best candidate is probably Parent, as trading Hamhuis would open up a hole on D. If the Koivu negotiations go sour, I wouldn't mind seeing the Habs pull off the typical rental type of deal of prospect (Parent) + decent draft pick, though I'd greedily hope that Gainey would hold out for one of Suter or Weber.

I'm a Habs fan minority voice, but I would deal the captain for a potential defensive cornerstone.

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