I think Eklund is secretly among us and he actually makes fun of himself like we do. Montreal wouldn't trade Markov. Besides we don't need a crazy expensive STAR center thats gonna cost us McDonagh, Pacioretty, Subban, our top defensemen, a couple of firsts, both the Kostitsyns or anything like that.
I am a firm believer of trading players to help your team bit by bit, however Trading Major Players for other Major players and making a cup run? Well I don't see how butchering your team would help you out? It reminds me of Tampa Bay when they were rebuilding in the offseason by signing UFA after UFA. I would be happy if we got a few stars but I wouldn't be convinced that our 3-4 NEW star players are going to carry us to victory.