Always liked O'Byrne and what he brought to the table. Big, physical defenceman who always suffered setbacks once it finally seemed that he hit his stride. I always hoped that he would play a similar role as Komisarek once he left. Unfortunately, he was down the depth chart once Picard came in.
Assuming we don't call anyone up; approximately $800K.
I like the trade. O'Byrne wasn't going to get the playing time to develop in Montreal, considering he was (at best) #8 on the depth chart. Montreal management may hold Weber in a higher light than O'Byrne as well (and rightfully so).
It sucks to lose O'Byrne because the player we thought he could become made a lot of us drool. He was big, strong, could be physical, and had good wheels. It's too bad he really didn't develop here. He'll be decent for Colorado. Best luck to him.
I like that we got a solid two-way player (on pace for 82 points in the Q over 58 games), who may even make the WJC team. He compares quite nicely to Danny Kristo, with slightly better size.
im happy, really wanted Bournival in last year draft. great two-way forward, top notch work ethic on and off the ice (someone will post that picture of him training lol), likely will be at team canada december camp (hockey canada head scout is a big fan of him). he's captain of his shawinigan team
OByrne had no future with the habs
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