I tend to agree that this is a bad trade.
Firstly the Marleau NTC. Secondly, trading Marleau and Kuba for the Kost brothers and Hamrlik feels like Mtl dumping their junk on the sens. Why wouldn't Ottawa just keep Marleau. I would.
Marleau + Kuba + 4th for Andrei Kostitsyn + Sergei Kostitsyn + Plekanec + Hamrlik
So what do you think… Am I way off ?
I would hope this is way off for the Habs. The Kuba/Hamrlik exchange is kind of nice salary-wise, although maybe we need a little bit more of what Hamrlik brings in his own zone vs. what Kuba could bring, but nevertheless attractive.
The rest is abysmal for the Habs. A year of Marleau is not worth AKostitsyn alone to me. Plekanec is nowhere near as good as Marleau, but still, he holds our #2 center job adequately, and it's totally unnecessary to pay that kind of extreme premium to upgrade on him.