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07-02-2013, 05:53 PM
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Some folks are obsessed with height measurements. Thomas is a lot thicker and stronger than Kristo...also has more hockey sense, and a great shot. A big upgrade in the character department, and son of a former NHLer who believes in wearing shoes in the winter.

Kristo would have been a UFA in what...two or three years? Never seemed that crazy about playing in Montreal.
but but but he's an inch shorter so he must suck!

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Always loved Stumpy, hopefully Christian is a similar player.

Never believed for one second that Kristo wanted to play for Montreal.

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Why give up a player that is ready to step up in the NHL for a midget?
Kristo showed NOTHING like being NHL ready in his stint in Hamilton.

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A four year university student who can't spell "their". Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
pretty much.

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do ppl not realise how skinny Kristo was?? Thomas is wayyy thicker and steadier on his skates and already showed he can play against men, unlike Kristo who waited to be 5 years older than everyone to show a little domination...it is his attitude that got him out the door.
Mmmm

Christian Thomas
Right Wing
Born May 26 1992 -- Toronto, ONT
[21 yrs. ago]
Height 5.09 -- Weight 162 -- Shoots R
Selected by New York Rangers round 2 #40 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft

Danny Kristo
Right Wing
Born Jun 18 1990 -- Eden Prairie, MN
[23 yrs. ago]
Height 5.11 -- Weight 185 -- Shoots R
Selected by Montreal Canadiens round 2 #56 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft

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Seriously?

Yuck.

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And Bergevin goes crazy...In before he gives 5m/5y to Vinny Lecavalier

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Why the hell would we give up a guaranteed top 6 winger for an undersized midget with little to no NHL upside?
Cuz he isn't a guaranteed top 6 **NHL** winger, obviously. Just because he was our top pick one year doesn't mean he is actually a first round value.

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Can we give Thomas a chance before bashing him?

Thomas is younger and has better AHL number than Kristo. I know he's small but Kristo was the most overhyped prospect in here.
I dont think anyone is bashing because he isnt good, its just that hes another midget.

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Thomas already have more NHL experience

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Like for like trades make little sense
A scout once said that Kristo had gartner like speed
I'm guessing our organisation gave up on the kid for whatever reason.
If thats the case Thomas seems to be a decent return. 2" will not make you more or less a player, not in the 5'9" - 5'11" range.

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Just curious - how many Bulldogs in the past decade scored 19 goals as rookies before the age of 21? I know...immaterial because the kid is 5-9...Gionta and DD will be Habs for at least another decade.....maybe two.

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07-02-2013, 05:57 PM
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I think age has a lot to do with this move. Kristo was going to be UFA with arbitration rights after this season. He is 23.

Thomas is 21, and showed promise in the AHL, whereas Kristo showed little that would make us think he will be ready to hit the NHL within a year or so, giving us less than three years of this guy before he goes UFA.

I am not saying I would have made this trade, but age and contract status definitely are part of the mix.
It probably does add some flexibility moving forward. A lot of people expected too much from Kristo, he has the talent but dominating the NCAA as a senior doesn't mean you are ready for the NHL. If anything he looked worse than the younger Hudon and Collberg in his AHL trial, as small as that sample size was.

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What's wrong with a draft pick or just an out right release for young Danny boy. I prefer both then another midget.

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Both are career AHL-ers anyway. Me thinks so.

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Does anyone here know what Kristo's character issues really were? Godin's tweets make it sound like Kristo was a diva.
Let's just say he wasn't very excited to be a Hab. And not exactly the best role model off the ice.

For your info, for those fascinating about size, Kristo is a small 5'11. I would say he could be listed as 5'9'' and people wouldn't even notice.

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Well after seeing Grant's comment it's clear the organization is moving more towards character guys. I also have a feeling we want players who can spell their.

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I wonder how many people watched kristo look pretty lost in his 9 game stint in hamilton last year.
I was going to write the exact same thing. He did squat for the time he was there.

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What's wrong with a draft pick or just an out right release for young Danny boy. I prefer both then another midget.
You'd rather have nothing than a legitimate asset because of size alone? Christ you're really posting some doozies lately.

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Byee KrisTOE
This kid was more often on the news for his off ice behaviour than his hockey.

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I would have targeted st.croix instead of Thomas...

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I dont think anyone is bashing because he isnt good, its just that hes another midget.
You are aware that the average height of adult men in the world is 5-9? Crazy that a midget won the Conn Smythe Trophy this season...isn't it?

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what a bunch of whiny little complainers on here.people acting like they actually know something about hockey?it seems that 95 % of the posters on here cant go a week without crying about the habs.i wonder why all you babies aren't workin in "the "show"?we all know kristo has some mental issues so i'm not surprised at all by this.but what do i know ? i'm just a hack hiding behind my computer and dont have a days worth of experience working in or for an nhl team.

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we should have moved him for a 2nd round pick in the last draft but whatever...

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