That's a shame Cole was turning his game around and looked great with Galchenyuk and Eller. Now we get to shuffle the lines and cross our fingers.
Well I am optimistic because Ryder has been playing well and has a great shot but I wanted Eller to play with Cole more. If the pick was a 2nd I would be happier but meh, it is a risky trade when you are 1st in the conference.
I like this deal because we win in the short term and we win in the long term. Short term because Ryder is better than Cole this year. Cole didn't give a crap and didn't want to play in Mtl anymore. Long term because Ryder is off the books this summer and then we can go for what the team really needs. It's a great move by MB.
The " eric cole on the trading block? " Thread, Along with the " what marc bergevin is waiting for " Thread were to bait threads and BAM something completely different.
Bravo insiders, Bravo.
Not only were both these threads dated before the trade but both , if read, pose a serious debate on why I believe the NHL.COM gurus or other internet involved workers, may have made a rather intriguing show.
Have you seen Cole play this year?
He just skates around without purpose and loses puck.
And it was one year! You don't throw an asset under the bus just cause he plays badly one year. He was one of the few power forwards we had.
You ever heard of cap space? The cap goes down too.
Bergy has a plan for the future and got us a cheaper and younger guy and a 3rd pick.
Oh we have cap space, I guess people thinks we're gonna have Getzlav and Perry now! We're not.
The key with having cap space when you're the Habs is that you try to get guys like Cole cause you can't get the stars, they won't come here. I think signing Cole was smart cause he was the type of power forward we never had. Now he's had one bad shorten season and we throw him under the bus. I think he was still pretty important to our club cause he was giving his share of good hits.
Difference with Ryder is that when Cole has a lethargy, he can still be physical. When Ryder has a lethargy, he is uselss.
There's no question that Cole was old but I think he could have still be useful with us, esp. in the playoffs.