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Hal Gill & conditional 5th (2013) to Nashville for Geoffrion, Slaney & 2nd (2012)

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02-17-2012, 01:47 PM
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Career AHL'er. lolwut?

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I am going to miss the big ol' Hal.....Good luck to him.

Think of it, now the Habs have these three slugs on D pretty much every game.... Campoli, Kaberle and Weber... talk about sofffff

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Happy about the return ! Way more than I would have expected 3 weeks ago.

Just wondering about Geoffrion though ; what can we expect from him ? has he regressed ? numbers not that good in the AHL...

Still, very happy about that deal.

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I can only see Geoffrion wearing #55 with the Habs! would look so good!

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That's a BEAUTIFUL return! Seriously, I'm stoked!

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Good news for the Tank... our PK will have more trouble

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The new Michael Busto: Slaney.

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Fantastic deal!

- Got a 2nd this year, which is a nice return. I don't see the Preds going into the conference finals or winning their division even with this trade, so hopefully that pick is close to 50th overall.

- Geoffrion has already shown he can play in the NHL and play well in a stretch drive. He was real good for Nashville late last season. Good size, decent offensive skills, character player, plays an aggressive game and of course, great bloodlines, etc. Could see him fitting in on a line with Eller and Leblanc for a long time. But he has sucked this year in the NHL and AHL, so that is a concern. Keep him down there until he starts lighting it up, IMO. And the pick being tied to him playing 40 games next year is fine, that's enough time to determine if he's a legit NHL player or not.

- Perfect timing right before a gigantic 4 point game for tank nation. Sends a clear message we are sellers, which will hurt team morale.

- Slaney is merely filler. Who cares about him.

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For anyone wondering about Slaney, he's an ECHLer who could step in and provide a bit of AHL help. He will never see NHL time, so he's not much concern in this deal.

Looks like you got a good haul for Gill though!
That's what we do

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Did not expect that kind of return. Wow!

Good job, Gauthier.

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Wow, didn't expect Gill to go for that much, I wonder what Kubina will fetch the Lightning, Stevie Y must be happy now.

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Let's wait for Blake to actually make the NHL before giving him #5? 24 years old, not good enough for the Preds offense. Yeah.
He's not 24. He turned 23 two weeks ago.

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I just hope that the media let the kid play and won`t expect miracles.

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Seems like Slaney knows Morgan Ellis based on what Slaney just tweeted...

Ah, they played together with the Screaming Eagles.

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Having him take 5 or 7 would be really cool.

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Blake Geoffrion

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While on one hand I know he's done absolutely nothing to earn it, I've got to wonder if 5 or 7 aren't made available to him because of who he is. Maybe 20 would be more appropriate.

If he plays he'll be the fourth generation of that family to wear the sweater. Impressive.

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HF should get a server for the habs section only

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Agreed. New server? Still fail.

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Is this the best trade Gauthier has made?
Can't say that yet, looks good but wait and see how Geoffrion develops.

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In 2011-12, Gill (a great guy btw... apparently he likes the Black Keys!) has become one of the worst (when he is on the ice either we get stuck in our end or we give the puck back to our opponent in the neutral zone) even strength D in the whole freakin league imo. Needless to say I am thrilled about the return.

That is another good move by Gauthier.

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Love the deal but I'm going to miss Gill. Thanks for everything Hal!

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#57 would seem appropriate. Or maybe whatever his Dad wore.

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Wow a second and Geoffrion? Way better than I was expecting!

Can't believe it, tbh. Baby Boom Boom has a bright future.

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Does this mean that Moen is being dealt or that he's being promoted to the 3rd line?

Next year's 4th line: Geoffrion - White - Schultz

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