I never said Galchenyuk is ready to replace Plekanec
I never said Desharnais and White are on Plekanec's level
Where do you guys come up with this stuff??? What the point of debating if you make stuff up to prove YOUR point?
YOU said Galchenyuk is NOT READY to play center for the Habs
I just asked, how can you say that when Desharnais and White both play center for the Habs? If THEY can, why can't Galchenyuk?
This has nothing to do with Pleaknec...obviously, if Plekanec is traded, Eller or someone else acquired via trade will be the one to 'replace' Plekanec
If Pleks is gone, who's your 1st line centre?
You trade Pleks for basically the same player, then why bother trading him? You're not going to find a cheaper center that can replace him.
Of course Galchenyuk can play center, but not when you have DD as your 2nd line center and Eller as your 3rd. And no, DD can't play wing.
Thats why most people here want DD gone. Because it would've been easily Pleks-Eller-Galchenyuk as your centers if he's gone.
People were confused why Bergevin would ruin his rapport with yet another agent by pitching a clearly unattractive one year deal. It makes him look like a penny-pincher and would clearly not be preferred by the target.
Just ruins our rep.
There's nothing wrong with not succumbing to senility. Here I thought Lou had turned it around after the Schneider deal.
Besides, you don't go out firing on your first offer. For all we know Bergevin would have gone higher than 1 year, then heard about the 5-year term and backed out.