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[NYR/MTL] Christian Thomas for Danny Kristo
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07-13-2013, 01:11 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
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almost every sportswriter believes this trade is going to end up as bad for Montreal as the Gomez/Mcdonagh trade.
Get ready to be disappointed. I realize the Habs got completely fleeced in the McDonagh deal and had a moron running the team at the time, but not every Habs-Rangers trade is going to end up that way. Just look at when the Habs got Kovalev and he had a few good years in Montreal. The Rangers picked Balej when they had a choice of Plekanec amongst others (as the story goes).
Every fan base is guilty of overrating their mediocre prospects, as I'm sure Habs fans did with Kristo and Rangers fans did with Thomas. Now it's just flipped the other way around. Kristo is already 23 years old (!) and has 9 AHL games under his belt in which he performed poorly. I think the Habs saw a problem with his character and didn't want him around anymore. Thomas is 21 and while he has a good shot his size holds him back. In two years he will be much further along than Kristo is now. I think both prospects have a half decent shot of making it but neither ends up having any real impact. Possibly like the D'Agostini-Palushaj trade the Habs and Blues made a while back. PS, my username is up for auction.
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