Came here to read news about Markov's injury, but all I see is ridiculous trade proposals.
Yep.......this is true and I contributed. Sorry about that. For myself I'm just running through scenarios in my mind about what could happen depending on the extent of Markov's injury. No news on that until tomorrow from what I understand.
If they traded him, I can almost guarantee discussions would only start if Montreal phoned with a first and Subban on the table. He is simply too much of a cost for us to acquire. Someone I would be interesting in is Setoguchi, who is struggling in San Jose and may be in need of a change in scenery. I doubt the price would be cheap, however it may be plausible to acquire him without moving a major asset. I would consider trading Eller as Seto is precisely the player Montreal needs up front.
Eller and a defensive prospect (maybe not Yeber) may be enough. Potential 30 goal scorer with size and a physical game. I say it would be worth it.
He's in the last year of his contract and wants big money, he would cost less than Subban and a 1st...that being said they may hold on to him and try to make a run this year, then if they can't sign him move him for a 1st before July 1st.
Attended a conference with Dr.Mulder today. Looks like Andrei Markov sprained his ACL when he collided with Eric Staal on Saturday and will miss up to 8 weeks. Keep in mind it looks like a sprain but he is going to see his doctor in Cleveland to make sure he won't require surgery. If he has the surgery, he will be out 3 to 5 months.
Attended a conference with Dr.Mulder today. Looks like Andrei Markov sprained his ACL when he collided with Eric Staal on Saturday and will miss up to 8 weeks. He is going to see his doctor in Cleveland to make sure he won't require surgery. If he has the surgery, he will be out 3 to 5 months.
Man, that would be amazing news. Seriously, at this point with all the doom and gloom projections I'd be thrilled with 2 months. Even 3 damn it. Just as long as he comes back with enough games to play before the inevitable long post season run () to get into game shape... again >_>
The report said Markov has a partial tear to the ACL graft that was inserted during his last surgery as well as associated bone contusions and a large radial tear to the lateral meniscus. The minimum recovery for an ACL reconstruction is four months but athletes are rarely at peak condition in that span; six to nine months is more typical for full mobility and confidence. And given this is his second surgery on the same knee, we think all bets are off in terms of recovery time -- we can't help but think it'll be more than the typical.
Markov back in 8 weeks? LOL you habs fans are more delusional than I thought. 6-8 months minimum.