Habs' off-season moves (all trades, proposals & free agent talk here)
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04-22-2013, 06:11 AM
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Caron is 6'2 203lbs. Plays a very strong game with the puck. Excels in front of the net and along the boards. Isn't the most agile skater but has great hands, could likely score ~20 goals in the NHL. His defensive and physical game are more than ready to play in the NHL. Hasn't been given the chance to realize his potential in Boston, might be able to stick in Montreal. There's likely room for him on the 3rd or 4th line next year.
Any offer sheet under ~3.3mil only has the compensation of a 2nd round pick, fair value for Caron. At the very least they match it and have more cap troubles. I wouldn't worry about trying to stay in Boston's good books, who cares?
There's little to no risk involved. If we lose our 2nd round pick, it's a shame but, we get a good player back who's NHL-ready.
Caron is not physical for his size, and hasn't even scored 15 goals in the AHL yet. He is not the type of NHL ready prospect you sacrifice picks for
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