Habs' off-season moves (all trades, proposals & free agent talk here)
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05-09-2013, 05:52 AM
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Player for player, It's a very difficult trade to smooth out. They bring two entirely different roles to the table and it's difficult to put one over the other. Just looking over the Free Agents list, a couple players jump out at me as potential filler. Stephen Weiss (Habs management has wanted him for forever), Saku Koivu (perhaps too old), Nik Antropov, Patrick Elias (old), and Simon Gagne (fragile). All of them bring something similar to what Plekanec brings. Obviously none are at his level but each bring good two way play and offensive ability. Stephen Weiss would be my #1 target as his level of play is still top-notch and can slide to wing if needed.
If we're not good to get Clarkson, Clowe, Bickell etc. I'd honestly look at Dustin Penner. His play has fallen off hugely but he's still got some game left in him. Might be an interesting addition.
That's not really something to cheer about
So you basically have DD-Eller-Galchenyuk to take care of all face-offs and defense.
Weiss would be the 4th...
Not working! Weiss can not replace Plek...
At least Koivu can take a FO but can he be a top PK center at this point in his career?
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