Habs on Tradecentre Part 3 (Who do you want at the deadline/in free agency?)
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03-25-2013, 02:13 AM
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Seeing as I don't believe in breaking a team's chemistry right before the playoffs, the only moves I would want our GM to do would be moves that do not imply major asset movement (IE no Iginla or other high-end commodities like Clarkson) or acquiring long-term contracts (and potentially dead weight).
Acquiring more depth and experience is IMHO key to solidifying ourselves amongst the upper-echelon teams come playoffs and potentially allowing us to partially weather injuries to our top players (although they would still be quite crippling were they to happen to someone like Markov, Subban, Plekanec, etc.).
In line with my views, my list of possible (and desirable) deadline acquisitions goes as follows:
Kevin Klein - 6th or 7th D-man and penalty kill specialist
Ladislav Smid (a bit more pricey) - 4th or 5th defensive defenseman
Matt Martin - a perfect fourth-liner for us (extremely unlikely given his play and age for the rebuilding NYI)
Brad Boyes - great depth offensive guy to play on the third or second line
Mike Weaver - another experienced (and underrated IMO) defenseman to bolster our depth
Maxime Talbot - experienced fourth-liner who could help with the faceoffs (might not happen with the claim put on Halpern)
Out of that list Weaver is the one I'd most like to see on our team.
EDIT: As Weaver is on IR, the guy I'd want the most would probably be Klein.
You probably didnt watch Nashville much in the last few years if you think Klein is a 6th or 7th D.
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