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03-05-2012, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
Am I the only who feels that beyond the taxes, language and yada yada that if the habs want a top UFA like Suter, Parise or whatever that they'll need to make a blockbuster trade?

I know it sounds stupid, but if you're a UFA who wants to win, I highly doubt montreal's record+controversy are a selling point.

If the habs were to make a splash and say trade Plekanec+ for a legit big #1 center then I'm sure our perception around the league would change.

If you were UFA, can you seriously say you feel this management would do what it takes to win? I really don't see UFAs thinking that despite if it's true or not.
I think we should focus on second tier free agents this summer. Get a year or two out of them then flip 'em for more draft picks when the prospects like Bournival, Ellis, Gallagher or Beaulieu are ready. UFAs like Gaustad or Moore, a physical bottom pairing d-man.

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