Thread: Proposal: Mtl - Chi - LA
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07-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Blind Gardien
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Yeah, per other Habs fans I wouldn't even consider the OP trade from the Montreal perspective. Actually, I wouldn't even give up a single 2nd rounder for Gagne, let alone two of them. While the Habs do "need" a winger, there are internal options, free agents, and so on at the "Gagne level" that could have been considered, and no need to trade picks.

But on the Bourque/Gagne sidebar, I'd be all over trading Bourque for Gagne. They're both imperfect fits to our need, or at least heavily risk-laden ones, but Gagne has waaaaay less term remaining, so I'd very cheerfully cash out 3 years of commitment to that imperfect fit by taking Gagne instead.

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