Everyone whining is hilarious. We should not be mortgaging our future for a playoff where we won't be winning. And Lappy went for more this time because it's the deadline. Teams are more desperate and willing to overpay. It doesn't make the Laps trade look good but that coward wasn't going to be the difference in us getting our ***** kicked by Boston. I get pessimistic like anyone but this year? WTF were you all expecting? Such a ****ing bipolar fanbase. All we hear is whining when we do make a trade so what's the point? I don't consider Gauthier a genius but gimme a break. That Penner deal I want no part of. The rumour of "Tinordi + 1st" was thankfully just that. If it went down, it'd be "going for it" as people want, but a horrible deal.
Pretty much what I think.
Lapierre asked to be traded away from Montreal, and now it's an intra-conference deadline move, obviously the price will be a bit higher. We didn't move, and it was the right thing to do.
I'm certainly happy Gauthier didn't overpay to get anybody. Sometimes the best moves are no moves. Are we a Stanley Cup contender? No..sorry to burst some bubbles, but that wouldn't change even if we traded for Penner (LA got fleeced btw). Me might as well hold on to ou assets and see what happens in the playoffs this year. Penner is inconsistent at best, we don't need another player like that.
Not wanting to mortgage the future cause this team isn't any good, that's fine.
But with the money this team makes, not spending a dime today with all the cap space available due to injuries borders on outrageous if you ask me.