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12-31-2005, 01:22 AM
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The Bonk-Garon Trade

It is still very very early, BUT I really like this trade thus far.

We ended up giving up Cristobal Huet, Radek Bonk and a pick (Shawn Weller).

We received Mathieu Garon and a pick (Paul Baier).

I think most Habs fans are currently steamed at poor ol' Bob Gainey right now.

That says it all.

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12-31-2005, 02:15 AM
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Bonk certainly hasn't worked out nearly as well for the Habs as Garon has for the Kings.

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...and you can add Huet to the "hasn't worked out well" bunch. At this point, that trade has worked out EXTREMELY well for the Kings...VERY badly for the Habs and time-will-tell for the Sens.

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There were several winners in this trade. You can look at it in a vacuum and say the Habs lost out... but really, they did acquire assets for a starting goalie who would never be a starting goalie as long as Theodore was there. Huet's a good backup, and Bonk is an underachieving third liner right now. He still has time to chip in. The Canadiens really did need a center at the time.

Garon got his chance to be a starter. Theodore's got the 100% assurance that he's the #1.

The Senators got a pick (asset) for a player they never planned on bringing back.

Kings got a starting goaltender and probably still got the guy they were planning to take with their third round pick. Sure, it's working out better for us than for the Habs, but it's not like they're total losers in this trade.

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There were several winners in this trade. You can look at it in a vacuum and say the Habs lost out... but really, they did acquire assets for a starting goalie who would never be a starting goalie as long as Theodore was there. Huet's a good backup, and Bonk is an underachieving third liner right now. He still has time to chip in. The Canadiens really did need a center at the time.

Garon got his chance to be a starter. Theodore's got the 100% assurance that he's the #1.

The Senators got a pick (asset) for a player they never planned on bringing back.

Kings got a starting goaltender and probably still got the guy they were planning to take with their third round pick. Sure, it's working out better for us than for the Habs, but it's not like they're total losers in this trade.
I don't think the Habs won at all...and I didn't think so at the time. They may have needed a center at the time, but they sure didn't need a $3 mil 3rd line center. Remember, they have/had Koivu and Ribeiro...Bonk was acquired to be their 3rd line center. Can you imagine the Kings paying $3 mil for a 3rd line center? ($5 mil for a sucky 4th line center is ok, but geez, $3 mil for a 3rd liner???).

Huet may or may not work out but even if he doesn't that's not the Habs' fault. He hurt his knee pretty badly and probably won't be the same player he was before that...can't blame the Habs for that. But for now, he's a pretty BAD backup goalie.

The Sens won...they got a 3rd rounder for a $3 mil 3rd line center.

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12-31-2005, 12:42 PM
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i was PISSED when we got bonk. getting rid of him was more then enough value in itself. i was so damn relieved when later on in the day i found out it was a 3 way trade.

i dont get why people wanted bonk even back then before he flopped this season, that guy is a softie and doesnt play our style. i just dont see how he could have beena nything more then anohter stumpel.

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Radek Bonk makes Jozef Stumpel look like a pillar of granite.

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...and you can add Huet to the "hasn't worked out well" bunch.
I am not too sure about that. In a thread on the trade rumours board a Habs fan said that Huet is better than Luongo. So they clearly got the better player in the deal.

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Well now that I know that...

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We won *****es!!!!!!


Happy New YEar

Time to go get drunk & blazed!

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We won *****es!!!!!!


Happy New YEar

Time to go get drunk & blazed!
Looks like you're well on your way to achieving that.

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Bonk and Quintal will still go down as 2 of the greatest Kings ever

 
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Bonk and Quintal will still go down as 2 of the greatest Kings ever
Can we retire their numbers?........did they even have numbers?

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Different management but they are making up for Ron Grahame.

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We got the best end of this deal. Garon is getting better & better and when was the last time we had a true number one in the making in the nets? Like most, I thought that at minimum, Garon would be a definite upgrade over Cechmanek. So far, he's more than exceeded my expections, slow start included. However, to be fair, Huet was out for the early part of the season due to injury. The Habs got a dependable backup. Can't comment on the Bonk end, was never a fan of the guy.

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