The earlier incident with him wanting to play more games and some comments made by Walsh was considered an embarassment to the Habs management and I believe was the deciding factor.
Dealing with one embarrassment by creating an even bigger one does not inspire confidence in Habs "management."
Originally Posted by Rutabaga
An O'Byrne trade months ago would not have been well accepted i think...and thats not even sure it would be right now, as we will be called too soft, or some will crying over the lack of right-handed defenseman...
About the goalie backup, people were absolutely not thrilled with the signing of Auld, so i cant even imagine with a cheaper backup.
We had 10 M$ to sign a first line center (without many options on the market), a 4th line center, and two goalies. And a top-6 winger.
If the choice came down to O'Byrne and Halak, the universal response would have been "O'Byrne who?"
Last edited by LyricalLyricist: 11-09-2010 at 06:53 PM.
Price was picked higher so he must be better. (See Pouliot/Latendresse.) Plus by trading the only playoff superstar the Habs have had in almost 20 years, management builds controversy and drama, which are cornerstones of our franchise.