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02-09-2013, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Craig71 View Post
If there is a shift in philosophy with the habs moving forward, I can definitely see some of the small players on the move.
1. David Desharnais--Put Eller between Cole and Pacioretty and send DD to some team willing to give up a rugged defenseman that will crush Steve Ott when he sits on our backup goalie.
2. Brian Gionta, too small, too old and his arms are worn out from that useless slapshot that he always takes. I don't know the return, maybe a younger bigger player that takes useless shots at the goalie.
3. Colby Armstrong-- That nose is not made for the spot light of montreal.
4. A good backup goalie that is not from switzerland.
I think eventually MB will move to have a bigger team, however I don't think it will be that short term. I think DD and Gionta will be here till the end of next year. Depending on the development of LeBlanc Gallagher Galchenyuk and Kristo they may let Gio go back to the US as a FA. DD the only place he will go is maybe less ice time, with Glachenyuk gradually getting more and tougher minutes.

I don't see Armstrong going anywhere this year, he's been a solid 4th liner, used on the Pk. May not be back next year but going nowhere this year.

Budaj is a good back up if you look at him objectively instead of just looking at stats for 2 games. Both of which were his 2 "preseason games" and had extenuating circumstances(2 deflected goals and brutal defense vs Ottawa, White and a pile of other penalities plus getting shoved in the net on the 4th goal).

If we see a trade or trades I see it on defense...Kaberle, Weber plus possibly a big stay at home(#4-5-6) coming in.

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