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If the price was right, would you consider moving Markov?

View Poll Results: Trade Andrei Markov?
I would, if the price was right. (Read: A high return) 50 60.24%
Maybe, although probably only around the deadline 3 3.61%
No, never! In fact extend his contract! 30 36.14%
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05-28-2010, 03:21 AM
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If the price was right, would you consider moving Markov?

Yes, yes. I understand the importance of his role on our blueline however we cannot deny his value has steadily improved over the previous years, in spite of his injuries. With decent UFA defensemen available and the possibility Markov may be injury prone, I have pondered the possibilities of what he could bring. In another post discussing Vancouver's defensive woes, I noted their ridiculous forward depth and while Ryan Kesler is nigh untouchable, there are quite a number of options we could pluck away. Hell maybe Kesler would be available if Markov signed long term since they do have Hodgson on the raise.

Nonetheless just speculation, however would you move Markov for the right price and if so, what would it be?

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Only if you think we are in need of a full scale rebuild, and I'll save you the thinking... we aren't.

If anyone's trading for Markov, it means they're going for the cup so they're not trading away any key pieces to their team when they can still get top notch defensemen on the FA market. The only pieces you'll get back for Markov is a decent, young roster player and a couple of (late) first round picks considering Markov is set to be a UFA after next season.

It doesn't really matter what you believe Markov to be worth (as in the first option), because that's all you'll get from a contending team.


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If we can get Doughty, Keith or Shea Weber yes but otherwise never !!

Markov has been habs MVP since the lockout !

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This kind of question is really quite lame. It would be like if I told you, if you could sell your kidney for a million dollars and there would be no repercussion what so ever physically, medically, mentally or legally would you do it?

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This kind of question is really quite lame. It would be like if I told you, if you could sell your kidney for a million dollars and there would be no repercussion what so ever physically, medically, mentally or legally would you do it?
Are you saying you want my kidney?

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This kind of question is really quite lame. It would be like if I told you, if you could sell your kidney for a million dollars and there would be no repercussion what so ever physically, medically, mentally or legally would you do it?
Yes? My girlfriend said wants to sell hers too.Where do we sign up?

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Nope. Markov is and has been our best player for ages now, and one injury riddled year should not be enough to forget that.

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If Phil Kessel a one time 40 goal scorerer can get 2 1sts, and 2 2nds, then I want something in that same vicinity. You can thank Brian Burke for setting the standard so high. Markov is a top 5 Dman, our best player, and a key component on our team. I'd want something like a proven roster player/star prospect+a 1st. Otherwise keep Markov until they are blue in the face.

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If Gauthier can't agree to a long-term extension with Markov before the 2011 trade deadline, it would be prudent to consider dealing him. With the KHL, it gives Markov an alternative to the NHL. Personally, I would love to keep him, as he and Subban make a very nice pair of puck movers on the back end. As for compensation, you WILL NOT get fair value. Very seldom does trading a superstar bring back an equal return.

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Yes, yes. I understand the importance of his role on our blueline however we cannot deny his value has steadily improved over the previous years, in spite of his injuries. With decent UFA defensemen available and the possibility Markov may be injury prone, I have pondered the possibilities of what he could bring. In another post discussing Vancouver's defensive woes, I noted their ridiculous forward depth and while Ryan Kesler is nigh untouchable, there are quite a number of options we could pluck away. Hell maybe Kesler would be available if Markov signed long term since they do have Hodgson on the raise.

Nonetheless just speculation, however would you move Markov for the right price and if so, what would it be?
Keep Markov, I would want my defense to stay as good as I can get it. Black Hawks and Flyers have best set of defensemen in league look where they are?

I can't see Markov having high trade value given he likely will miss first 2 months of next season and most coming back from ACL takes 6 months after that to reach 100% again.

But if a GM is dumb enough to throw a collasal offer at us...I would consider it

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If Phil Kessel a one time 40 goal scorerer can get 2 1sts, and 2 2nds, then I want something in that same vicinity. You can thank Brian Burke for setting the standard so high. Markov is a top 5 Dman, our best player, and a key component on our team. I'd want something like a proven roster player/star prospect+a 1st. Otherwise keep Markov until they are blue in the face.
Leafs didn't give up 2 second round picks in Kessel trade, just one in 2010

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what in the world you could you get for him that would be more beneficial to us than what he brings? The only thing i could think of is a big #1 C and there's like a handful of those in the NHL and most of their teams (if not all) would never deal them.

shoulda picked Getzlaf

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Anyone that wants him traded needs to remember how hilarious our PP was without him in the playoffs.

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05-28-2010, 08:57 AM
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Trading Markov would probably mean giving up on next season. I don't accept the notion that Subban makes Markov expendable, So, trading Markov would indicate that Gauthier is looking a few years into the future. That doesn't seem logical because of the present ages of Gomez, Gionta, and Cammalleri. Those three can't last forever.

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Absolutely. I'd move anyone for the right price.

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Agreed with the post above me,if you think a deal on the table makes you a better team you gotta go ahead and make the move.I wouldn't trade a guy like Markov just to make cap room,but for a solid return I would,no one is untouchable for the right price

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If Rejean Houle was GM, Markov would already have been moved

Probably in return for Justin Papineau

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I voted "No". Because, really, the price will never be right. If the price really was right, you'd move anybody of course, and you wouldn't need a poll for that. But our price is going to beat anything anybody actually offers, so it's a meaningless word game. Just vote "No".

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I would move him for the "right price" but taht right price is Doughty Keith backstrom(Wash) or Weber.

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I voted "No". Because, really, the price will never be right. If the price really was right, you'd move anybody of course, and you wouldn't need a poll for that. But our price is going to beat anything anybody actually offers, so it's a meaningless word game. Just vote "No".
Completely agree with you. When you trade a high profil player like Markov, the return is never very great... Guys, you have to look at the past and you will see...

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Yes, yes. I understand the importance of his role on our blueline however we cannot deny his value has steadily improved over the previous years, in spite of his injuries. With decent UFA defensemen available and the possibility Markov may be injury prone, I have pondered the possibilities of what he could bring. In another post discussing Vancouver's defensive woes, I noted their ridiculous forward depth and while Ryan Kesler is nigh untouchable, there are quite a number of options we could pluck away. Hell maybe Kesler would be available if Markov signed long term since they do have Hodgson on the raise.

Nonetheless just speculation, however would you move Markov for the right price and if so, what would it be?
If the great one can get traded, Markov can to....to a massive over payement.

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I would move him for the "right price" but taht right price is Doughty Keith backstrom(Wash) or Weber.
It isn't the right price because this return isn't a right price, it's pure dreaming, not realistic at all.

The right price for Markov doesn't exist because nobody would want to give the right price for him...

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I voted maybe because if we get offered some ridiculous player like Doughty/Weber (which I don't think we will), I'd probably do it, especially if Markov is still getting injured.

I love the guy, don't get me wrong. I'd trade him for Doughty in a hearbeat though, not sure LA would.

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I voted maybe because if we get offered some ridiculous player like Doughty/Weber (which I don't think we will), I'd probably do it, especially if Markov is still getting injured.

I love the guy, don't get me wrong. I'd trade him for Doughty in a hearbeat though, not sure LA would.
It isn't a scenario. Come on guys, don't put this kind of option, it isn't realistic at all... Don't consider that kind of *** for your answer...

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Those who drool over the great young players the Habs could get for Markov are enjoying, as James Joyce so neatly put it, "a honeymoon in the hand."

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