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02-26-2012, 11:24 AM
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Please, please get something good. His cap space will be a big relief plus we would have an open spot for a real or future #1 center.

Muller loved Plekanec, maybe the Canes could overpay to get him?

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Ah yes, the old cap space and prospects are more valuable than proven NHLers movement.

And of course speculation that Plekanec would waive his no-trade clause under certain circumstance somehow morphs into "HABS ACTIVELY SHIPPING PLEKANEC FOR A TRUE 6'5" NUMBER 1 CENTRE THAT YOU CAN MAGICALLY GET VIA PLEKANEC"

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Please, please get something good. His cap space will be a big relief plus we would have an open spot for a real or future #1 center.

Muller loved Plekanec, maybe the Canes could overpay to get him?
It has to be a playoff team you would think that has pitched an offer.

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That's an obscene claim. He's a serviceable 1b, and would be a perfect 2nd line centre for a serious team. I've been saying Desharnais is better than him for a while now, so I'd be open to trading him and drafting Grigs. Run DDH, Grigs and Eller next year.
I'd keep over Pleks over DDH for what they each would bring. Great 2nd line center, good offensively, great defensively, can win faceoffs.

Run Pleks - Grigs - Eller down the middle until Grigs can takeover the #1C role. But I'd keep DDH as a powerplay specialist and working the wings at even strength.

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Out of left field.

I have a hard time getting the orientation of this management team. Do they want to maximise assets or do they want to eliminate part of our core? Isn't Plekanec part of the solution?

If this is true, I am confused.

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You guys are silly. We've had essentially 3 second line centres this year. Plek makes 5 million and Desharnais makes a little over a million. Deal Plek for something valuable and then acquire a first line centre in offseason.

Pacioretty-Desharnais-Cole
Bourque-????-Gionta
Moen-Eller-Geoffrion
Darche-?????-White

Gallagher could be in the mix and so can Leblanc

If you deal Plek for a future asset its a good deal cause then that asset could be peddled off again in the offseason.
Everyone is silly because Desharnais got solid line mates for the whole season without having to worry much about defense and there's a magic, first line centre waiting to be signed this offseason? Ok!

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Out of left field.

I have a hard time getting the orientation of this management team. Do they want to maximise assets or do they want to eliminate part of our core? Isn't Plekanec part of the solution?

If this is true, I am confused.
All this article is saying is that earlier this month Plekanec's agent said that hypothetically speaking Plek could be moved. There is nothing in here that states that they are actively shipping Plekanec, much to the disappointment of Patofqc and friens.

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i don't want to see pleky getting traded to any team. Damn, it would sucks. Best two-way forward on the team, great 2nd center, maybe one of the best player in the nhl for the pk, he seems like a great teammate too.

I know that we really need wingers with some size, but man, trading this guy would be a ****ing mistake.

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02-26-2012, 11:29 AM
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Everyone is silly because Desharnais got solid line mates for the whole season without having to worry much about defense and there's a magic, first line centre waiting to be signed this offseason? Ok!
Didn't you know about the magic, big, physical first line centre named "Cap space" that is the solution to all our troubles? Let's trade all our veterans for 2nd round draft picks!

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He's my favourite!

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If Plekanec gets traded, it better be for Ovechkin, Stamkos, Perry, Getzlaf or Toews. Plekanec is one of the most important players on the Habs roster. If we keep Gomez instead of sending him to the minors and trade Plekanec for someone of lesser value....I will probably not bother watching anymore Hab games. The Habs can't expect to give Plekanec crap wingers like Darche and have him put up 90 points!! Desharnais has 40 some points because he's played with the best 2 producing wingers for the Habs right now. If Plekanec was centering them all season long, they'd likely all have well over 50 points.

Trading Plekanec only makes sense if the Habs aquire a massive star hockey player that will change the face of the team and give them a proven 80-90 player and a 40+ goalscorer.

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The fact is Plekanec is a perfect 2nd line centre. But how do the Habs acquire a 1st line centre without giving up Plekanec? It's almost impossible.

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The fact is Plekanec is a perfect 2nd line centre. But how do the Habs acquire a 1st line centre without giving up Plekanec? It's almost impossible.
Draft schmaft

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Thank the heavens we're not trading a first-round pick for Trevor Linden. Or Weinrich for Traverse. Or Damphousse for ****.

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If Plekanec gets traded, it better be for Ovechkin, Stamkos, Perry, Getzlaf or Toews. Plekanec is one of the most important players on the Habs roster. If we keep Gomez instead of sending him to the minors and trade Plekanec for someone of lesser value....I will probably not bother watching anymore Hab games. The Habs can't expect to give Plekanec crap wingers like Darche and have him put up 90 points!! Desharnais has 40 some points because he's played with the best 2 producing wingers for the Habs right now. If Plekanec was centering them all season long, they'd likely all have well over 50 points.

Trading Plekanec only makes sense if the Habs aquire a massive star hockey player that will change the face of the team and give them a proven 80-90 player and a 40+ goalscorer.
Bad teams don't trade good players at the deadline for better players. That makes no sense.

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The fact is Plekanec is a perfect 2nd line centre. But how do the Habs acquire a 1st line centre without giving up Plekanec? It's almost impossible.
By drafting one

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I dunno why peeps are panicking. If they trade Pleks, our #1 C, the return will have to be phenomenal. I'm sure they're just testing the market with him. If the offers aren't great, they won't trade him. But this is the time of yr where values for players are at their highest. I wouldn't be opposed at getting a 1st rounder and high-level prospect for Pleks. Plus by his own admission he plays like a girl in the playoffs.

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The fact is Plekanec is a perfect 2nd line centre. But how do the Habs acquire a 1st line centre without giving up Plekanec? It's almost impossible.
Give Plekanec decent wingers and he's a fine 1st line centre (and I should add: probably better than what Grigorenko will become)

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I dunno why peeps are panicking. If they trade Pleks, our #1 C, the return will have to be phenomenal. I'm sure they're just testing the market with him. If the offers aren't great, they won't trade him. But this is the time of yr where values for players are at their highest. I wouldn't be opposed at getting a 1st rounder and high-level prospect for Pleks. Plus by his own admission he plays like a girl in the playoffs.
Shhhhh....dont say that too loud someone might be listening.

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Everyone is silly because Desharnais got solid line mates for the whole season without having to worry much about defense and there's a magic, first line centre waiting to be signed this offseason? Ok!
exactly. I love DD, but his defence SUCKS even though Pleks isn't huge and is one of the best defensively (please show me a clip where Plek's coverage was ridiculously bad on a goal and not the fault of the other 4). I still think DD has chemistry with Max and Cole, but saying Pleks doesn't produce is like saying Subban doesn't either, thus must trade. In fact I think Subban gets more opportunities to shoot than Pleks. He's the guy you want to play with two gifted wingers. I'm very sure that if some wingers wanted to come to MTL they'd want to play with Plekanec. My problem is that I think Eller is going to be an all-star for many years and you just can't beat DD's effort and vision. I guess my problem is that I actually like this team, I just hate their execution. Give pleky a kovalev in his domination games days and watch that line become the most dangerous in the NHL.

Trading him would go up these with setting the franchise back. We need him if we're going to ever make a run for the Cup. Maybe not as first line center, but we definitely need him. There's a reason several coaches have said Pleks was the most reliable guy.

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I would hate to trade Plekanec because of what he brings. He's such a great player in all facets of the game, but it's also interesting. I wonder what kind of return we'd get for Plekanec.

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