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05-03-2012, 03:15 PM
Burke the Legend
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Habs need a winger more than centre... I would trade the 3rd for a young winger of Staal quality, to play with Plekanec & Gionta.

I like Jordan Staal A LOT, but the Habs have a decent setup in the top 6 right now. DD fits like a glove with his two wingers, and while Plekanec is had a bad year, I think he can do better (and I am not even a big fan of Plekanec) with Gionta back and another proper winger, that's a solid 2 way line since both Plekanec and Gionta are very solid & fast defensive players.

So if you get Staal, who is probably just a marginal upgrade to DD/Plek, and then you have to trade them or Eller, for much less, what's the point? Habs also have a shot at a UFA winger who can fill that LW hole beside Plek, Parise or Semin perhaps?

So better to wait until after July 1st, try and land a UFA, if not possible then maybe after that you can consider trading Grigerencho/Forsberg/whoever for a young winger anyways. Why rush it before July 1st?

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