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03-27-2013, 11:30 AM
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Considering that college UFAs are basically found money, I'd be surprised if Bergevin wasn't at least considering something. DeKeyzer sounds like just the kind of big, steady defensive defenseman who could take some of the sting out of watching McDonagh in a Rangers sweater.
College FA's can be nice finds, but I find they get crazy hype at times. Toronto for Burke's 3 years signed a pile of them plus Gustavsson and a few more FA Euros and other than Bozak they have largely been flops. Another issue is some want immediate NHL ice time so they burn a contract year and get to RFA sooner. That is much easier for weaker/lower ranked team like TB or Buffalo for example to offer.
That being said, like any other source of talent I would hope the Habs hockey staff would be agressive on it trying to improve the team's depth up front and in nets. Given the depth of prospects on defense I doubt DeKeyser's agents would recoimmend Montreal but worth a shot anyways.
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