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11-22-2003, 11:29 AM
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DEBASER
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i think the two candidates for a potential trade have to be rivet or brisebois. as a poster mentioned earlier, the habs only pay quintal 450k this year - a bargain for a 6th defenseman with size, leadership, and experience.

i think brisebois has a lot better trade value now than at the end of last season. he's playing solid hockey, and though his contract is expensive, he has a 1 mil buyout at the end of the season. montreal, or a team that acquires him could concievably buy him out and sign him to a lesser contract in the summer.

rivet is signed to a rediculus 3mil/year contract that i believe runs through 2006. he's a team guy and a leader, but not worth that kind of money, especially given his poor play this year. perhaps, as someone mentioned, they could get an overpriced forward in return...but then what would be the point? aren't habs posters trying to unload their overpriced forwards (audette, perrault, juneau, etc) in every 2nd trade proposal? why would they want to pick up another and make a crowded forward lineup even more crowded?

i think the habs would most likely be looking for picks, unless they can package a dman with a forward for a better forward.

edit: or acquire a forward who is on the last year of their contract

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