Emelin is not going anywhere !! He the kind of player that will get better and better ... Don't forget that last season it was is first in the NHL with a new environment !! Now he will feel better specially with is budy Markov in the line up !! My gess is that emelin will play on the right side with Markov to start the season and gorges will go back with subban !! Markov best season was with komisarek and I could see emelin doing the same kind of work witch is giving so space to Markov
Being realistic for a sec, I doubt Emelin is available for what can be considered a realistic price from the rangers. Beyond the need that Emelin fills (physical D), Montreal would be looking for top-6 help, preferably on the younger side. Who could NYR possibly be willing to move? Sauer is damaged goods, Kreider wasn't moved for Nash, he wouldn't even be considered for Emelin. The Rangers don't have a first in the upcoming draft and Montreal wont trade Emelin to add a 4th 2nd rounder to their collection.
Stepan, Pashnin, St. Croix, Rupp (salary dump) Rangers 3rd 2013
Cole, Emelin, Montreal 1st 2013
Rangers gamble JT Miller to replace Stepan at pivot
There is no way mtl trade is first round this year ... We're not making the playoff so it will be most likely a top 10 pick so even do I love stepan no thank u and you put cole who score 35 g last season ... This doesn't make any sense !!
If we trade cole we will get a 1round + Good prospect at least !! At the deadline cole will most likely be the only 35 goal scorer available so he will be gold for a contender team !!
As said by other the Habs' biggest need is an offensive forward. They will no doubt move a d-man or two to get one as that is one area they have a glut of. They have 8 in camp fighting for a regular shift and a few others that will be ready in a year or two.