For those who hate these deals, what exactly do you want today? Montreal is in a bit of a rebuild, last thing they need is to overpay for good, not great, players and become Calgary east, at least as far as I'm concerned.
Err that's kind of what we just did with this player. Maybe not overpay but still more than I would pay.
I luv this signing so much... Just because of the negative over reactions on this board now.
Relax. It's only a #6 or #7 d-man, signed for ONE season, who gonna help our youngsters, and stabilize the D like Gill was doing before.
The guy is all-heart and guts.
The thing about Bouillon is everyone says "depth" and "7th defenseman". I really believe he's good enough to be a regular #3rd pairing when healthy. It would be unfair to make him sit out, he's that good. That's why I'm worried someone (maybe Emelin, or Kaberle) will have less ice-time. We'll see what Therrien does.