Habs' off-season moves (all trades, proposals & free agent talk here)
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04-24-2013, 11:21 AM
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This was entirely based off a couple of posts before.
Markov + Moen + whatever for Paajarvi
Kristo + DD for Demers + Tierney + 2nd.
Both were moderately received on the big board, the Markov one less so. I would most definitely do the trade with the Sharks, awesome trade for both teams, proposed by a Sharks fan. Markov, DD, and Moen do not work with the Habs because we have too many players that play the same style as them. If your team doesn't have a problem with size, do you really think it would take a lot of thinking to decide whether or not you want a 50pt centre? If you need a veteran defenceman that can run the PP and a good bottom 6 player, doesn't it make sense to acquire Markov and Moen? We see all the bad things because we don't require what these players bring to the team, we have other players to fill the need. The fact that they aren't essential to our team does not mean they aren't valued elsewhere.
We need good, young players. Preferably ones that are of decent size and who have good speed. We don't need to get fighters like Clowe or Clarkson or Regehr as long as our players can play the way they need to. If we want fighters, sign them for the 4th line, don't overpay for the next 7 years just because they can play higher on the depth chart. Neither Clowe or Clarkson have great speed, offence, PP, PK, shootout, or defensive skills. They can fight and they can chip in a little offence, that's about it.
Paajarvi and Stalberg are the type of players that play the style this team is based around, fast, two-way hockey. Beating players to the puck, strong forecheck, still reliable defensively. Luckily, because they're bigger, both can play relatively physically, neither get pushed around too much. Players like that would fit in well with our system. Players don't need to fight to be tough to play against.
Demers is a very average d man.
Ifyou can trade Bourque + ??? For Pajarvi or Stalberg, that's fine. But I would prefer Bickell, anytime to play on our third line.
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