I'd like to see the Habs add an experienced #6/7/8 defenseman this summer too. It's nothing like as high a priority as getting somebody at the upper end for the top-4. But if we could add somebody in a depth role who brings some kind of specialized element... toughness, leadership, character... I think we should.
BUT. We're definitely only talking 1-year deal here. And we're talking sub-$1.5M deals too. Picking over the scrap heap of depth guys. There could be quite a lot of guys to look at in that capacity. And I wouldn't say Bouillon would be at the top of the list or anything. But depending on how things turned out, if we ended up far enough down our list, I wouldn't object to Bouillon being that guy added, eventually.
I really like Bouillon but I don't think it would be fair to him. He would play as a 7th D and he wouldn't get enough ice time to make a difference and because of that he would probably not be a very effective player, then the fans wouldn't like him and he would be unhappy.
I know this is a far fetched situation but it happens all the time in Montreal, where their situation with the team ends up making them unliked, and it's not fair to do that to a guy who was very much liked during his time here.
i never liked bouillion, but at this point in his career if i have to watch him on montreals defence, i would need to put salt in my eye. As this would be less painful.
And I just want to add that I REALLY hate the ****ing media. If they're not making up stories and blowing stuff out of proportion they go interview former francophones if they would like to return to MTL. Wtf is Boullion supposed to say? No? The guy's probably out of an NHL job and has nowhere else to go. He'd sign with ****ing Columbus and eat dog **** every night if he has to.
Sign him for one year, letting our young players develop a year, and hope that Emelin/Tinordi will be able to replace him in 2013/2014
I agree. Good enough to get us through the year until the youngsters come up. I actually liked Bouillion when he was here. Nothing fancy, but a decent 3rd pairing guy with some grit.
Not sure how well he's aged since he left here though. He's a patchwork fix for one year. I've got no problem with it if it bridges the season towards next year's intro of some of those younger players.
I like Bouillon a lot but it's kind of too little, too late. He's not getting younger.
On the other end, I would like the habs to trade for Robidas, a RH d-man who would complement very well Markov.
I really really miss Bouillon and Robidas.
Two warrior dmen I still wish we had.
Always always liked these two warriors from...day 1.
They always gave effort out there and have guts (something we need more of, especially for playoffs...winners).
It's not Ribeiro that I miss...it is Robidas and Bouillon...
Wish management (in the past) found a way to keep those two warriors.
It might be too late...? I hope not! (but...maybe we have to turn the page on at least one of them...we have a bright future in Beaulieu, Ellis, Tinordi...and maybe Dumba ).
This below would give an extra year for Beaulieu, Tinordi, Ellis for proper development...: Bouillon-Subban
Kaberle (buyout with Gomez?!)
Diaz (AHL or to the Isles with Streit!)
Weber (AHL or to the Isles with Streit!)