Crazy Rumor…Malkin to be traded to Montreal ???? and JP Dumont to sign also?

Another crazy rumor for Montreal… At first I thought it was a joke but apparently it isn’t and came from a good source (, but like everyone else would be choqued if it happened.

“On the rumour scale, KGB(1) Ryder, Ribeiro, Souray, Aebischer and a first-round pick for Malkin. Montreal also signs JP Dumont as a result of the freed up cash.

Let me add this. I did not get this from PJ Stock, I have never even received and e-mail from the guy. I don’t listen to the Team 990 in Montreal (you’re welcome for the free plug). A retired player in Mount Royal sent this to me and it was not via PJ Stock. This is the only reason why I am posting it, because it is from a player. Not as guaranteed as my Pronger to Anaheim, but slightly better than Belfour and Shanahan to the Wings.

This ends the rumour, back to the regular Kevin Gibson blog tomorrow, where I talk about Babe Ruth and Elvis both dying on August 16th.”

When you think about it, this would be an excellent trade for both teams. Malkin wouldn’t solve Pittsburgh’s problem as he is a center just like Crosby and a few years from now will have have a 5-7$ million dollar contract just like Crosby. This trade would make Pittsburgh a true contender for the playoffs with the problem behind the net, and also Ryder would be a great winger for Crosby, Ribeiro would help Crosby as the 2nd center of the team, and Souray would add more depht on the blue line with Gonchar. For Montreal, Malkin would fit perfectly in the 1st Russian line with Kovalev and Samsonov, and there would also be strong 2nd line with Higgins-Koivu-JP Dumont.

I know this is a crazy, if not ridiculous rumor, but we can always dream…lol

23 Responses to Crazy Rumor…Malkin to be traded to Montreal ???? and JP Dumont to sign also?

  1. TheStryker says:

    YA RIGHT !!!!!!!!

  2. camerak says:

    Yeah, let’s trade away our only 30 goal scorer, our #2 defenceman, a capable NHL goaltender and a bag of pucks, I mean Mike Ribeiro, for an unproven NHL talent. I think whoever told you this was pulling your leg.

  3. 93HABS says:

    Gainey will pull the trigger on this deal once pigs can fly

  4. urstruly says:

    This is not just a rumour but its freakin ridiculous

    Ryder a young 30 goal scorer, aebischer a #1 goalie if not a good back up something we need just in case Huet can not repeat, Souray a big defensemen wit a big shot an Ribeiro sure I like 2 see dis guy go but wit kovalev an samsonov on either side of him this year I’m willin 2 give him da shot 2 rlly prove himself as is Gainey… THIS TRADE WILL NOT HAPPEN!!!

  5. blarneylad says:

    i hope this is just a silly rumour because malkin hasn’t proved anything yet and all i know is that ryder is awesome. It seems like we’d be giving too much

  6. bobsUruncle says:

    Get it together guys!!!

    I’m as big a HABS fan as you can find, so don’t start bashing my comment because you think it’s Anti-HAB…

    I don’t think this trade will happen because it’s not Gainey’s style to make such a big trade. He is more the type to build from within.

    That being said, this would be a very fair trade for both sides.

    MALKIN is the best player in the world, not currently playing in the NHL. He would be EXACTLY what Montreal needs.

    Ryder,Souray,Ribs,Aebi and a pick…I don’t think it will take all of that…

    Dumont would replace Ryder on the 2nd line. I don’t think Ribeiro would last on the top line anyway. I think Gainey would probably look for someone to replace Souray. No doubt Danis is ready to make the jump to the PROs.

    And I doubt the 1st rounder would be added!

  7. JohnnyVeggas says:

    Ok…. Definition of a Dream: A state of abstraction; a trance. When I first read about this rumor I had a chuckle… then I laughed really hard!! Why not go ahead and trade the entire roster for a young kid who has not proven anything yet. Playing NHL hockey is not quite the same as playing at a Jr level. If the Habs do go ahead and add JP Dumont to the roster it will be as a result of moving Bonkers… Sorry Bonk you are just not worth that money. That’s it for Veggas…. Habs Fans keep the faith in BOB!!

  8. robinson19 says:

    I disagree. This is a great trade for Pittsburg. Braindead for Gainey. He won’t do it.

  9. christos says:

    ok thets all relax here… Umm, as habs fans, don’t you think these rumors are getting a lil passed insanity? I mean sure, ok, but thets not jump the gun.

    But where ever this rumor came from, who ever put it together… wow, good job, sure thought of everything.

    I oculd be interesting, maybe in a fantasy world, and then, in that same season, Nolan wins the maurice richard trophy…

    its great to dream, but that “red” line would be inpressive…


  10. christos says:

    ok hold on..thought about. now i think its crazy. gainey isnt crazy enouh to rely on an unprooven goaltender, trade away a strong link on D, give away our top scorer, and to make things even less believable, add a 1st rounder to the mix. Although i would love to see some shaking up, i just dont see this being the way.

    BUT if the deal would happen, or somehting along those lines, as in a blockbuster of this magnitude for the russian sensation, ok, unprooven russian sensation, well then ill just sit back, clap and applaud MR. gainey. Not too sure the french canadians will like the red line though… no im not bashing them, i too am one of them. Actually, im canadian! so ya, sorry couldent sleep!

  11. Drifter says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! I’m sorry I’ll take it searious……..ppppppppppffffffffttttttt hahahahahahahahaha! That’s all I have to say about that rumor. I’ll eat my sock if this trade happens! Not to mention I’d be pissed, anyway.

    Go Habs Go

    haha, Malkin

  12. RealisticNick says:

    Um…right…so among other things, Gainey trades Souray and does not get a D-man in return. Bouillon is not available for the start of the season and I read somewhere that Streit may not be either. That leaves Markov, Komisarek, Rivet, Dandenault, Cote and one of our…many…defensive prospects. There is an overload at the forward position if they plan on giving Kostitsyn a chance. Anyway, lets hope the season comes quickly so we can start talking about what’s happening instead of speculation, so far this is all we’ve got to fill the hockey void.

  13. Kosovo says:

    Hahahahahaha shut up

  14. Sakujr says:

    Wow, Habs would give way too much for Malkin, who’s never played in the NHL. But Samsonov – Malkin – Kovalev does seem very interesting. Maybe if we took out Aebischer of the trade, or the 1st round pick, then it would make sense.

    But I dont see a russian line winning the stanley cup. More of a World Hockey Championship kind of thing…

  15. neiltaylor11 says:

    LOL thats a good one. Holy Hell I just seen batman out my window…ahhhh and o look theres Tinkerbell in my living room!!!! ahhhhhhhh and Malkin in Montreal!!!! hahaha come on, honestly….this is just a little too much. I’ve heard alot of crazy montreal trade rumors before but im gonna have to say this one takes the cake. mmmmm cake.


  16. habsoverserver says:

    please don’t post anything that is just too stupid to make sense.

  17. ManiaX says:

    Here’s more from the guy who started this rumor…

    “First I must chime in on the “Rumor.” I spent the whole night with Kevin Gibson and we were dodging bullets from angry hockey fans. Rather uncalled for. It is a rumor, and it is circulating in the hockey world. Will it happen? Could it happen? Should it happen? Discussing these kinds of things is what hockey fans have done since time began.

    I can verify that when I called some sources, one of them had heard the rumor a day prior to Kevin putting it out and another agent confirmed it “was entirely possible if Montreal upped the ante a bit.”

    Why would Pittsburgh move Malkin?

    Talking to an agent who has dealt with Shero in his first year the agent said, “Shero comes from the Poile school of thought. And that school, like in Nashville, is not to build with a few superstar players, but rather several solid players. Shero already has one big superstar that will be at the max when his contract comes due. Do two 8 million dollar players worked on a team like Pitsburgh? And then you have the revenue uncertainty off new ownership and no new building yet to take into account. And you also have a team that needs lots of help depth-wise.”

    Why would Montreal move all those players for Malkin?

    I’ve been talking to some French-Canadian players over the summer. Everyone assumes that they would love to play for the Habs, and although they do there is also an intense pressure on them. One theory is that there has not been a “Superstar” on the Habs since Patrick Roy, and before that Guy LaFleur. Because of the environment in Montreal, the feeling is that the team has lacked that one identity that could shield the other players and allow them to perform at a solid level. Koivu and Kovalev aren’t “that guy.” So now, every kid, especially every French Canadian kid is look at to be “that guy.” The Montreal fans are dying for a star, and once they get a star, the others Habs will immediately become better. Malkin fits this spot perfectly and with all of the uncertainty in Pittsburgh it would not be surprising at all if Montreal is pursuing this.

    Will Pittsburgh move him?

    I certainly can’t say that I have heard they will. I did hear last year at one point that they put out feelers at one point, and realized that there was a bidding war to be had of “Lidrosesque” proportions…and when the Nordiques traded Lindros they were in a very similar spot to where the Pens are now. They had a star in Sakic and needed depth. They got a lot in that trade from the Flyers including Stanley Cups. It was the defining moment of that franchise. Would they have done that move had Eric not refused to play? Nope. Would they have won the Cups in Colorado? Nope. Would they have moved to Colorado if Lindros would have come right in and played for them? No one really knows that answer…

    So should Pittsburgh move Malkin?

    I guess if you look at Quebec and Lindros you’d have to say yes. But that assumes a lot as well. And Lindros is such a hot button topic anyway. Should the Flyers have made the trade? I still say they had to. Eric was “the next one.” And in Philly we had gone a long time since having our Bobby Clarke’s and Bernie Parent’s. The Flyers that got Lindros were a lot like the Habs of today. So I can see why both teams have to be thinking about this…Also, the trade would free up the cap space to sign Dumont in Montreal. That scenario didn’t exist way back when.”

  18. neiltaylor11 says:

    Good post.

  19. LuckyLuc98 says:

    I find this trade well… what can I say the last post gives you the stupid idea of actually having hope for such a rumor.

    IFFF it were to happen ..lollll hahahha ok wait … seriously now if it were to happen, I hate the fact that were trading away Ryder.

    Instead sign Dumont first and then trade away Dumont, Ribeiro , Souray & Aebischer for Malkin

    2nd of all I have the feeling that Malkin will not be OHH so great, they say he’s better then Ovechkin … after seeing him play I find that hard to believe. Anyways don’T bash me with it’s just my point of view

    3rd of all if we do trade Souray… We will have to bring up Yemelin , our gritty russian prospect…. It’s starting to look like the russian national team we even have the right colors White, Blue & Red


  20. Habroller says:

    Having a full line of Russian national team looks fine to me. Anybody remembers the mid-90’s Red Wings?




    That’s what I call a contender!

  21. Habroller says:

    But no, Malkin ain’t coming over…

    Maybe Crosby in like 7 years, but a whola things can happen until then…

  22. saku_rulz says:

    for those who are from montreal, you probably know the sports show ”110%”(for the rest of you, it’s a show with 4 journalists, ex-players, ex-coaches who debate sports stuff, most the times what’s going on with the habs). now everyone familiar with this show knows it’s a complete pro-quebecers ridiculous show, however funny for the stupid things they say. tonight(thursday august 17th), they will discuss the rumor going on between pittsburgh and montreal, with malkin. this could only mean 2 things :

    1) the show has become so lame and so ridiculous that they actually have nothing else to do than debate 30min. on an internet rumor from a fan who is bored

    2)there are actual talks that went on about this, whether serious or not!

    i would take a looney bet that it’s option 1) but what is weird is that there are actual journalists with hockey contacts in this show and it’s weird that they would debate if there was nothing!

    neways…whatever happens, i have faith in gainey!

    im just confused….

  23. LuckyLuc98 says:

    So am I (confused) we Hab fans are going through a though time… 13 years and no champagne from the Holy Grail. Barry me if I were a LEafs fan 40 what years now jeezz, they should just sell they’re team to Quebec. LOL

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