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07-18-2006, 06:50 PM
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Is This Realistic?

Is it realistic to assume that Souray and Ribs and maybe even Abby are all traded for a top Dman and then Chipchura is brought in to fill the center void on the 3rd or maybe even 2nd line?

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no, it's not.

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Is it realistic to assume that Souray and Ribs and maybe even Abby are all traded for a top Dman and then Chipchura is brought in to fill the center void on the 3rd or maybe even 2nd line?
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no, it's not.
why not?

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why not?
Because Chipchura hasn't played professional hockey before and you want to hand him a job on the second line of a playoff team?

I mean, really... do you actually have to be told why this isn't realistic or even beyond laughable?

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why not?
1. Souray doesn't want a trade, and the habs have stuck with him this long, why change that now?

2. Carbonneau has said Ribs is getting a shot this year

3. Chemistry. You can't change half the roster from one year to the next. The teams strategy is to build from within, with minor additons here and there. We've seen the additions for this year.

4. Chipchura is very much not ready for a big role in the NHL. Give him at least one year in the AHL.

5. I doubt there are any teams out there that want to trade a top D for that package, or at all.

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07-18-2006, 07:11 PM
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why not?
Well, you'd need to find a team that desperately needs all three of those players (a soft but gifted second-line center; a tough but injury-prone and mistake-prone 2nd pairing d-man with a cannon of a shot; a 1a starter).

If you find that team, they must also have what you need. They must also be willing to give up that top d-man (and due to Souray's impending free agency, and the fact that the package amounts to scraps, I wouldn't count on it).

On top of all that, it'd have to make "cap-sense" for both sides. You're asking a team to take on about 5.5 million in salary.

Right now, it makes most sense to keep all these players. Ribeiro can potentially be very good centering Samsonov and Kovalev, Souray is a big part of this team on the ice and especially in the locker room, and with an unproven starter like Huet, it's good to have Aebischer push him in training camp at the very least. Keep them until something good becomes available on the market, no pressure on Gainey at the moment to trade any of them.

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absolutely not.

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