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01-26-2013, 12:35 PM
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2008 Draft produced slim pickings for Montreal Canadiens


In the 2007-08 regular season, the Montreal Canadiens finished first overall in the Eastern Conference before beating their archrivals, the Boston Bruins in the first round of the NHL playoffs in game seven. The team would eventually bow out in five games to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.



At the 2008 NHL entry draft, the Canadiens' management decided to make a move to better their top-six forward group by trading their 2008 first round and 2009 second round selections to the Calgary Flames for Alex Tanguay and a fifth round pick in 2008. The organization felt their prospect group had been well stocked over the last few drafts and they could afford the loss of a first round pick for an established NHL player.… read more



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Nice article, but, Johnson was a forward...

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In the 2007-08 regular season, the Montreal Canadiens finished first overall in the Eastern Conference before beating their archrivals, the Boston Bruins in the first round of the NHL playoffs in game seven. The team would eventually bow out in five games to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.



At the 2008 NHL entry draft, the Canadiens' management decided to make a move to better their top-six forward group by trading their 2008 first round and 2009 second round selections to the Calgary Flames for Alex Tanguay and a fifth round pick in 2008. The organization felt their prospect group had been well stocked over the last few drafts and they could afford the loss of a first round pick for an established NHL player.… read more



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Trading first round picks with Timmins drafting is not smart. Rumour had it he was targeting John Carlson with '08 pick. Between him and McDonogh our defense today would be best in league.

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Nice article, but, Johnson was a forward...
You're right. It was a typo that I followed up with small defender. My bad! Thanks for catching that mistake and I will have it corrected.

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Gainey wanted to bring in high-end talent but targeted the wrong player. Tanguay was the softest member of his high-scoring line in Colorado. Gainey belatedly recognized his mistake and dumped him along with half the team. He compounded his error by trading for Gomez. Those moves set the Habs back for years. Had Gainey not been so impulsive there would be little sentiment for tanking.

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Kristo and Quailer aren't bad at all.

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Kristo and Quailer aren't bad at all.
It ain't exactly the 07 draft now is it?

Then again if Subban is chased out of town suddenly '07 doesn't look as great either.

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It ain't exactly the 07 draft now is it?

Then again if Subban is chased out of town suddenly '07 doesn't look as great either.
A great draft for any team lucky to capitalize on our incessant ineptitude.

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Here's what was removed from the article because we are supposed to only write about the team's present prospects that were picked by our team not the trades:

It's what I wanted to know about what happen to the other picks we traded and who the other teams picked with our draft selections. I couldn't remember everything from 2008 so I researched it to let you the readers remember as well. It was meant to fill in the gaps of why the Habs had only five picks in 2008 instead of the full seven. In previous years, we tell you about how the teams added extra selections so I felt you needed to the opposite.

No selection - 1st Round, 25th overall (Greg Nemisz, RW)

Status: Traded to the Calgary Flames on June 20, 2008 along with Montreal's second-round pick in 2009 (Stefan Elliott, D) for Alex Tanguay and the 5th round 138th-overall pick in 2008 (Maxim Trunev).

NHL Games Played: Greg Nemisz has played only 15 NHL games with the Calgary Flames and is currently playing at the AHL level for the Abbotsford Heat. Calgary traded the Canadiens' second round pick to the Colorado Avalanche who selected Stefan Elliott, 49th overall in 2009. The mobile defenseman played 39 NHL regular season games with the Avalanche at the end of last season.

No Selection, 5th Round, 146th overall (Jason Demers)

Status: Montreal traded this selection to the San Jose Sharks along with Craig Rivet on February 25, 2007, in exchange for Josh Gorges and a first-round pick in 2007 Draft (Max Pacioretty).

NHL Games Played: Demers has played 183 NHL regular season and 31 Stanley Cup playoff games for the San Jose Sharks.

No Selection - 6th Round, 176th overall (Matthew Tassone)

Status: Canadiens traded this pick to the Dallas Stars on September 30, 2006, along with Mike Ribeiro in exchange for Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round draft pick in 2007 (Andrew Conboy).

NHL Games Played: Matt Tassone was a bust prospect for the Dallas Stars and was released. He is now playing in the Central Hockey League for the Arizona Sun Dogs after two seasons in the ECHL.

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Here's what was removed from the article because we are supposed to only write about the team's present prospects that were picked by our team not the trades:

It's what I wanted to know about what happen to the other picks we traded and who the other teams picked with our draft selections. I couldn't remember everything from 2008 so I researched it to let you the readers remember as well. It was meant to fill in the gaps of why the Habs had only five picks in 2008 instead of the full seven. In previous years, we tell you about how the teams added extra selections so I felt you needed to the opposite.

No selection - 1st Round, 25th overall (Greg Nemisz, RW)

Status: Traded to the Calgary Flames on June 20, 2008 along with Montreal's second-round pick in 2009 (Stefan Elliott, D) for Alex Tanguay and the 5th round 138th-overall pick in 2008 (Maxim Trunev).

NHL Games Played: Greg Nemisz has played only 15 NHL games with the Calgary Flames and is currently playing at the AHL level for the Abbotsford Heat. Calgary traded the Canadiens' second round pick to the Colorado Avalanche who selected Stefan Elliott, 49th overall in 2009. The mobile defenseman played 39 NHL regular season games with the Avalanche at the end of last season.

No Selection, 5th Round, 146th overall (Jason Demers)

Status: Montreal traded this selection to the San Jose Sharks along with Craig Rivet on February 25, 2007, in exchange for Josh Gorges and a first-round pick in 2007 Draft (Max Pacioretty).

NHL Games Played: Demers has played 183 NHL regular season and 31 Stanley Cup playoff games for the San Jose Sharks.

No Selection - 6th Round, 176th overall (Matthew Tassone)

Status: Canadiens traded this pick to the Dallas Stars on September 30, 2006, along with Mike Ribeiro in exchange for Janne Niinimaa and a 5th round draft pick in 2007 (Andrew Conboy).

NHL Games Played: Matt Tassone was a bust prospect for the Dallas Stars and was released. He is now playing in the Central Hockey League for the Arizona Sun Dogs after two seasons in the ECHL.

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Well I don't like being reminded about Tunev and Johnson.

Interesting how the only one of the draft picks we traded away to really do anything of note so far is Demers. Interesting update.

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Well I don't like being reminded about Tunev and Johnson.

Interesting how the only one of the draft picks we traded away to really do anything of note so far is Demers. Interesting update.
I forget who said it, but if I'm not mistaken, a decent enough source had been quoted as having Carlson as Timmin's pick had we not traded away that first.

Mcdonagh - Subban
Markov - Carlson


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There wasn't much option around the 25th in the first round, even in the second, the chances that we would have picked Carlson, Stepan, Hamonic or Shultz were pretty slim. RDS reported that Timmins wanted Deschamps badly.

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I forget who said it, but if I'm not mistaken, a decent enough source had been quoted as having Carlson as Timmin's pick had we not traded away that first.

Mcdonagh - Subban
Markov - Carlson


Dayum.
Well he is American, so he fits the profile of a Timmins pick.

We could have had Tyler Ennis too, but oh no a smurf.

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Well he is American, so he fits the profile of a Timmins pick.

We could have had Tyler Ennis too, but oh no a smurf.
This board would have exploded

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Kristo and Quailer aren't bad at all.
My gut feeling is that Quailer never becomes a regular NHLer.

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To be fair, it was a weird move when Gainey did not offer a contract to Tanguay because he refused to play injured during the playoff. Btw Bouillon played injured for Gainey during the playoff... and the result was the same: out!

Tanguay was not elite (he sure was a good player though) but letting him go away for nothing after he refused to play injured was another brain dead move by Gainey; especially if you factor in how much (too much) Gainey paid for him.

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To be fair, it was a weird move when Gainey did not offer a contract to Tanguay because he refused to play injured during the playoff. Btw Bouillon played injured for Gainey during the playoff... and the result was the same: out!

Tanguay was not elite (he sure was a good player though) but letting him go away for nothing after he refused to play injured was another brain dead move by Gainey; especially if you factor in how much (too much) Gainey paid for him.
The best part was when Tanguay-Koivu-Kovalev was producing.. then for some seemingly unknown reason in the play-offs Gainey (who took over behind the bench) switched to Laraque-Koivu-Kovalev against the Bruins. What an embarassing series.

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I forget who said it, but if I'm not mistaken, a decent enough source had been quoted as having Carlson as Timmin's pick had we not traded away that first.

Mcdonagh - Subban
Markov - Carlson


Dayum.
brb fapping

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