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06-15-2013, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by S Bah View Post
The Habs & Marc Bergevin will be pursuing Ryan O'Reilly again this summer when the UFA season starts. While negotiating for O'Reilly, they may want to try and pry Erik Johnson & Jamie McGinn from Colorado as well. That is the type of Blockbuster trade the Avalanche could be interested in after choosing Seth Jones at the Entry Draft.

The Habs will also be ready to pursue some trades after the Entry Draft is over and they know where their prospect depth is in their system. Johnson seems like a perfect fit for the Habs, not only while Emelin is rehabbing his knee, but long term. Adding the former 1st overall defenceman to Tinordi and Emelin would give them two pairings on defence that could compare to a lot of 1st pairings for most teams in the NHL.

The playoffs this year certainly shows that teams that are solid in goal and defence, are the teams that move on to the Finals. Which brings up the O'Reilly pursuit, a center that would give the Habs strength down the middle like their old SC days. Trading for Jamie McGinn the feisty LW that has just started breaking out on the scoring parade, while playing sound defensively is another gem that must be catching the eyes of GM's throughout the NHL.

The other player I deem necessary is a pugilist to share the load that Prust and White have carried the last year. My choices are Jared Boll or BJ Crombeen two players that can play hockey and swing their jawbreakers with the best of them in the NHL.
O'reilly isn't a UFA he is signed until 2014.

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