Tallon also said that Florida plans on taking a new direction and fired Dineen whose job was safe, supposedly. Tallon has to take drastic measures to change the funk in their team, Kulikov is their best Dman and won't be traded. The Habs have need of a big righthanded Dman and Gudbranson would fill the bill right away. Then the Habs could have two top ten picks at this years draft, a big power forward and another centerman to take Plekanec's spot in 3-4 yrs. Kopecky might just fit the Habs style of play and fit like a glove in the top nine.
I think Kulikov will leave before Gudbranson. Kulikov has not been nearly as good as he showed earlier in his short career, his game is going backwards (and Campbell is still definitely their best D-man). From a value perspective, Kulikov is the guy who I think would make sense for Tallon to move, not Gudbranson.
That's not to say I would say no to Kulikov coming here, don't get me wrong. Neither would I have a problem with the man child either, if I felt he was actually available.
Last edited by BLASPHEMOUS: 11-14-2013 at 02:52 PM.