Forget any major trades for this year draft

┬áThis is only my opinion, but, I think there won’t be any major trade involving the Canadiens this year at the entry draft pick for 2 reasons.

Fisrt, I don’t think the Habs wants to give any young players they have in Montreal (Higgins, Pleckanec, Latendresse, Komisarek) and in Hamilton (Price, Chipchura, Locke, A.Kotsisin) these young guys are the present and the future of the club.

Second. I don’t think any GM through out the league wants the Canadiens problem (Kovalev, Dandenault, Murray, Huet). I think they have there own trouble and they don’t want more from Montreal.

So for those who think San Jose will sent Marleau to montreal , well ……continue to dream , because Montreal have nothing to give back to the Sharks.

The only way Bob Gainey can move is by the UFA market in July, and don’t dream to fast about players like Briere, Drury or any good player in the NHL , because the’re all affraid to play under the pressure of the Montreal fans.

Well, that’s my opinion and I hope you guys will have fun speculating all summer.. hahaha…


33 Responses to Forget any major trades for this year draft

  1. Mainer87 says:

    I'm not saying the Marleau thing is going to happen but Gainey is going to do a trade at the draft. I can feel it.

  2. sybilly says:

    maybe a minor trade, but for sure not a big one. hope you  can feel it !!!

  3. HiggyMan89 says:

    I feel It too dude! I think it will be something like this:
    Leaving the HABS: Dannis, MTL 1st round pick (22nd)
    Coming to the HABS from St. Louis: 1st round Pick (9) 

  4. simplyhabby says:

    Huet and Dandy are problems?  I never knew that a solid back up or 1b goalie and a speedy utility player in Dandy were problems in Montreal.

    To be honest, these guys are what is right in Montreal.  Low key, sound depth players. 

  5. habsrock99 says:

    ok, Habs do have players they can offer for Marleau. They have to trade sum of these prospects because sum will just grow old in Hamilton. Not every single prospect the Habs have will make the NHL and i guarantee you that. As for SJ, they want sumthin the Habs have and thats Halak because the Sharks are gonna trade Nabokov or Toskala and ther gonna need a back up since they traded Nolan Shaffer away. the trade, if ther is one, for Marleau will look like this:

    To SJ: Ryder, 22nd overall pick, Halak

    To MTL: Marleau, 5th rounder either this year or next year

  6. habsoverserver says:

    I can't recall the Habs ever improving their team through a draft day trade.

  7. habs_punk says:

    I could just as easily write an article about why Montreal WILL make a trade at the draft this year, and we'd both end up with pretty much the same bullshit. Fine, you can have your opinions regarding the Habs, but if you're going to voice them in this way, prepare to be verbally attacked.

    First, the Habs will have to give up some of the young guys they have. They have too much depth and talent, and some of these guys with legit shots at the NHL will waste away in Hamilton because there is so much competition for only a few spots. Montreal needs to turn some of these assets into pieces that can seriously help the club. I definitely expect Montreal to trade some of their prospects away.

    Second, the Marleau rumors are coming from Eklund. Granted he isn't the most reliable source, but that's mainly because he posts almost everything he hears. Obviously not all of them are going to happen, so he ranks the credibility of the source(s) he got the rumor from on a scale from E1 – E5 (E5 generally means it's a done deal). The Marleau to Montreal rumor was given a rating of E4. In my mind that means that something's going on there. Anyways, he seems pretty sure that Marleau will end up in Montreal.

    Given the choice between Eklund (who actually has real sources) and you talking out your own ass, I'm going to go with Eklund.

    I'm not saying none of your predictions will come true because, well, they aren't really predictions. It's far easier to say that nothing will happen than to try to predict what will happen. But from all appearances, it does look like Montreal is up to something big.

  8. habs_punk says:

    Didn't we get Czerkawski once… oh, you said IMproving. I think you're right. But there's a first time for everything.

  9. rojoke says:

    How did Eklund do on deadline day this past year?

  10. modk09 says:

    2 things and i really hope everyone reads this first one cause its a mistake everyone keeps making: DANIS IS A UFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    next, we will trade up in the draft, but it will have to be into the top 5 because Boston wants Esposito just as much as Bob does and they too will try to move up to get him

  11. modk09 says:

    we've traded up the last 2 years to get 2nd round sleepers that everyone commended Bob for getting. unless you still think Gui will suck???

  12. habsoverserver says:

    they were savvy moves, but hardly blockbusters. 

  13. HabsRUs says:

    Its funny, with all this Montreal trade talk lately. You guys gotta realize something here folks. ALL of these rumors originated from hockeybuzz.com (Eklund). The guy is not dumb. He knows that Montreal and Toronto provide the biggest fan base in the NHL. This is why he's saying Marleu to Montreal (e4), Smyth to Toronto (e3 or e4), Montreal and Anaheim are in heated trade talks, and shit like this…. He knows what kind of reaction this will cause, and he knows that his site would be flooded with viewers….

    Seriously guys, think about it… Do you ever log into Hockeybuzz.com and a bold headline is reading, "Columbus and Atlanta in heated trade talks!"?
    No! Because nobody cares?!?!

    Just look at the Souray situation at the trade deadline last season. Geez, his name was on the top of Hockeybuzz.com every day…. Souray to Sharks for Bernier (e4), Souray to Ducks for Ryan (e4), bla bla bla…. If im not mistaken, (e4) means its pretty well a done deal.

    I honestly cant see Gainey making a big splash unless its a total steal. Quite frankly, I don't think Gainey has the balls to make a big trade while giving up a prospect. Now that could be a good thing too, if the prospects pan out. However, look at guys such as Brian Burke. He traded away picks and one of the games top prospects (Lupul) last season for Pronger. The move sure paid off didn't it?

    Sometimes i just think Gainey is a little too patient, but we'll have to wait and see. Hes a smart man, so I still trust whatever he's doing. However, we've been seeing this rebuilding phase too long. Bob, the time is now! I'd better see some improvement this season…..

    As for the big deal, I like to see it happen, but im pretty sure it wont. We will see a couple Gainey type deals, thats it. A couple deals could look something like this…..

    To Columbus: 12th overall pick, 22nd overall pick
    To Montreal: 7th overall pick, 3rd rounder

    To Boston: Georges, 12th overall pick
    To Montreal: 8th overall pick

  14. HabsRUs says:

    Comment of the week, right there. You are exactly right. And this year wont be any different

  15. camerak says:

    Danis is an RFA

  16. damien_ralentass says:

    He my friend, next year Marleau will become an unrestricted free agent and then he can sign with any team he wants.  The real question is how much are you willing to give for a guy that’s gone stays one year without being sure if you we will be able to sign him for a long term contract.  Add to the fact that Marleau is not much better then Koivu in terms of points.   Don’t get me wrong here, I think Marleau is a good player, but I don’t think he is worth that much and I don’t see Sj giving him for much less either.  So sorry guys, but this trade will never happen.  Besides this rumor come up every year with different players involving a trade with Marleau?  But you can always keep dreaming???

  17. habs_punk says:

    To be honest, I only recently started frequenting his site. I have no idea how he did on deadline day last year. I'm sure I checked it out every once in awhile, but I don't remember anything about it. I'm assuming he didn't do very well, since he basically posts everything he hears. I don't even think twice about the E1-E3 rumors, but when he posts something with an E4 or E5 beside it, I pay attention. I don't know his actual track record regarding E4 and E5 rumors, but since there aren't very many of them, I would think that there's something to them. I'm not saying I actually think that Marleau is coming to Montreal, and if he doesn't, it doesn't mean Eklund wasn't told something differently. Basically I am hopeful, and interested at the possibility of Marleau coming to Montreal, and it's stupid that this potential deal gets brushed off as Habs fans dreaming again.

    All I was saying is that it appears as if Montreal is in serious talks regarding Marleau. I'm not saying that anything is going to come of it.

    I did a lot of rambling in there…

    To the point: Eklund is a good, fun source of rumors when taken with a grain of salt.

  18. mtl_prince says:

    san jose donst need a goalie or depth on the wings….

  19. SabresFan220 says:

    I never trust anything Eklund posts because we all have proof where his sources come from. I recall once an article posted on this site regarding a Micheal Ryder trade to Tampa Bay that obviously never occurred which Eklund picked up and listed as something he had heard about, specifically siting this site for it. There you have it, proof that Eklund is no more credible than any one of us. You're welcome.

  20. mtlman2005 says:

    seriously… i thought the exact same thing when i read this "oh so researched" article!

  21. skoalbandit says:

    they are affraid to play under the pressure of the montreal fans… These are professional athletes, and they are paid to play under pressure.

  22. papichulo71 says:

    I'd say Montreal taxes are what's keeping them away.  Never mind the fans.

  23. LEAFSROCK07 says:

    Who wants to go to montreal! the only people who want to go to montreal are french. everyone els hates the place. I dont think anyone is interested in that place, the language barrier and cultural differences drive everyone away, canadiens will never win a cup again! i can tell you even Edmonton has trouble signing free agents. Living in Toronto i have been to edmonton and i personaly love the place, if they have trouble getting free agents boy montreal your screwed. and for your information theres a rumor going around that toronto is going to possibly Trade for Marleau and TOSKALA everyone wants to come to toronto. it is the hockey universe

  24. wayne2 says:

    If Montreal needs to trade good prospects to get good players i suggest they look Plekanek and Kostysin`s way.Why?I dont think these will be impact players that will help them win the cup.I`m a sens fan and we had lots of soft european players for a long time and boy are they fast and can they play but come playoff time and being hit a few times and they magicaly dissapear.Its ok to have players like that but give them lots of grit around them.In my opinion the young talent you have to keep are:
    Higgins,Komisarek,Latendresse,Price,Lapierre(gritty) and Chipchura.(size)
    I would be patient with Halak,he is young and promissing,wont be as good as Price but might either be a strong backup for Price in the future or better and therefore would bring more value in return.

  25. the_word says:

    Yeah, Montreal shouldn't make a trade, because we all know guys like Briere, Lecalvier and Crosby are just waiting for UFA status so they can sign at cost with the Habs.  Then Montreal will a Stanley Cup, but this time they'll do it with a coach that can read & write.

  26. jflossin says:

    cheap shot. this site if full of haters.

  27. the_word says:

    Ok, its only fashionable to bash the Leafs, I get it

  28. gohabs11 says:

    This guy must be crazy. Gainey is always working on something and i have heard everything from him shipping off Ryder and Halak to Higgins and Komisarek. Well wake up people montreal is not giving away any of their young prospects and the future of this team. Gainey will be looking to trade up to get Esposito if nessecary, and will also be looking for a big name goal-getter. Gainey is a mastermind just look what he traded to get kovalev and to get rid of samsonov. For Kovalev he gave up Josef Balej and a 3rd Rounder, and he was able to dump samsonov for a lower salary and even get a prospect. Don't be surprised if Gainey pulls a few tricks out of his sleve in the next few days.

  29. habsalicious says:

    Nah, you dont get it.

  30. habsalicious says:

    RDS website is now reporting the Marleau rumor. Whether they have better sources, I dont know.

  31. passionch says:

    I predict 2 deals by Bob tomorrow! 

  32. passionch says:


    He knows what kind of reaction this will cause, and he knows that his site would be flooded with viewers….

    I agree, Eklund is that kind of guy, really! 

  33. sybilly says:

     It's 9:30 pm , and Bob didn't made any trade yet….

     
    think I was right !!!      don't you think !!!!!!

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