Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part IX
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02-26-2012, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ainsoph View Post
Carlson, Alzner, Orlov? Untouchable? Really? For a young, solid 1/2C I'd let any one of them go.
27/74 are too valuable and 81 is helpful in bringing Kuznetsov over. The way this team plays the D are more valuable than a debatable (in this case) upgrade. Maybe if that center was the missing piece up front and they could manage well enough without one of the D but I don't think that's the case with either. If they can't find a 2C for a package largely involving futures/prospects then they might as well wait because it'd be something of a lateral move. The lone exception may be flipping Laich for a more complete, smarter offensive center. Speaking of which...
Tomas Plekanec, who has been with the Canadiens his entire NHL career, has been the subject of talks with several teams. While the Canadiens have dropped out of the playoff hunt and are looking forward to next season, they want an established player in return for Plekanec, preferably a winger with some size.

While Plekanec said Friday that he wasn’t aware of being the subject of any trade talks, The Gazette has learned that the player’s agent let it be known earlier this month that the veteran centre would be willing to waive the no-trade clause which was part of the six-year, $30-million deal he signed in 2010.
An appealing option depending on the price from a hockey sense and potential 1/2 punch standpoint. Although...

RealKyper: #SNtrade. Told Plekanec has never been approached to lift his no move clause and hasn't even given a minute thought of leaving #Canadiens.

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