1) Niinimma trade is a good trade. While Niinimaa is no No. 1 D, he certainly one of our top 6 D even when Bouillon comes back. He is better than Rivet! He can run a powerplay. Rivet can't handle the puck and he can't pass. While Rivet known for his toughness and heart, I think for the same amount of $$ I would like to have Niinimaa on the team rather than Rivet, especially comes playoff time.
2) Abby is giving us the same level of goaltending as Theodore giving Colorado. And he is earning much less. I still have no idea why Theodore lost his magic touch.
P.S. I can't correct the title of the thread?
Last edited by Dragon: 10-11-2006 at 09:22 PM.
Niinimaa had a very solid game. It's too early to tell about winning and losing the trade, but if he can continually give us a solid effort like he did tonight, I'll be pleased with him. He looks good with Dandenault out there. Both are good skaters and they didn't panic in their own zone.
I'm reasonably happy with this trade so far, I think Niinimaa has good size, has been quite mobile, makes good passes out of the zone and largely plays well defensively. But the season is long and this road trip has been short.
So what happens IF every dmen are healthy when Bouillon comes back ? Who is going to be scratched?
The more I hear people talking about Bouillon's condition, the more I think he's not coming back any time soon... I wouldn't be surprised if in 2 or 3 weeks, Habs announced that he's getting further surgery on his injured knee. It's probably that very possibility that prompted the Niinimaa trade in the 1st place
So sadly, your question will be moot.
If everybody were to comeback, I think somebody gets traded. Souray perhaps.