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01-13-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by nyhabsfan View Post
If there is any justice in the world Bob Gainey who is now an "advisor" in Dallas should take Scott Gomez for their best D prospect Jamie Oleksiak and a third round pick.

That trade is Gainey's legacy in Montreal.

Higgins has made solid contribution as a third line LW on a Stanley Cup contender.

Without that trade this theoretically could be the our lineup today:

Patches ---- DD--- Cole
Bourque. --- Pleky--- Gionta
Higgins ---Eller---Armstrong
Moen ---- White ---- Prust

Higgins also had good chemistry with Pleky when started in Hamilton together.

Subban --- McDo
Markov--- Emelin
Boullion--- Gorges

Gainey/Gauthier era = Rejean Houle era
Both Gionta and Camalleri credited Gomez for enticing them to sign here. We'll never know how big of a factor he played in those signings, but we can't say with certainty that they would have signed here had we not acquired him.

The biggest loss in that trade is McDonagh, he'd be our best D.

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