Are the Habs shopping Fucale?

Oilers would certainly be interested if Montreal Canadiens dangled prospect goalie Zach Fucale

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23 Responses to Are the Habs shopping Fucale?

  1. lafleur10 says:

    i could see us trading fucale in a package to edmonton…i could see us trading fucale eller,tinordi 2016 1st rd pick to the oilers for eberle petry and a 3rd pick in 2015

    • Steven_Leafs0 says:

      Fucale’s value isn’t that high. Switch the first to 2015 and offer a conditional 2016 pick based on resigning Petry and / or playoff performance and the deal would be enticing for Edmonton to consider.

      Otherwise Edmonton is basing the deal on waaaaay too much luck.

  2. lafleur10 says:

    actually fucale’s value is quite high he was drafted as our next one but he won’t play for us for 10 more years as price will be there for that long so we might as well trade to a team that needs goaltending very badly in edmonton i think bergevin would rather give up the 2016 1st as we have 2 nd rd picks anyway i hate us giving up tinordi but in a deal like this you have to give up something i do like how you have the conditional pick aspect which i could see but i don’t we give it up as petry would be just a pure rental with us not bringing him back…. as you said this is a very enticing deal for the oilers it adresses needs for them and it gives us a very good top 6 forward that can score

    • Gambo says:

      Who would you rather have, Yakupov or Eberle? Eberle is better right now, Yakupov could still be better, he’s been picking it up lately. Also, him and Galchenyuk have a really solid past.

    • Steven_Leafs0 says:

      Problem is Petry alone is worth a late first. 2nd & 3rd worse case. Eberle for Fucale, Eller & Tinordi is not fair value as there is no guarantee these pieces will be top liners. If Fucale was in the nhl then sure but not now. Eberle straight up for those piece maybe although I doubt Edmonton pulls the trigger, they are not moving Eberle for anything short of amazing. A young top defender or centre needs to be included, without that you are tossing an extra first their way to make the deal too good to refuse.

      • doorman says:

        I think if they that offer was there and mtl either took out Eller and added a 1st or took out Tinordi and put it Beaulieu the Oilers would do it. However I think like you there would need to be a home run to trade him. Personally I think that’s too much for Eberle but that’s just me. He is Phil Kessel light IMO, but gets a pass because he plays in Edm and we all still love his WJHC game winning goals.

        • lafleur10 says:

          beaulieu is untouchable on your defence he’s playing his way into a top pairing dman he’ll be subban’s partner very soon

          • doorman says:

            If Mtl thinks they have a shot at the cup now and Eberle gets them there(I don’t) they will trade him. No player is untouchable when it comes to a shot at the cup and these windows are small in openings, ask the Canucks!!!

            • lafleur10 says:

              but we have a good core and we have stuff coming we’ll be very good for a long time,that’s why bergevin won’t rush into a deal he’ll only make it if it makes sense he won’t mortgage the future i think eberle helps with that shot at the cup with him in our top 6 we’re alful hard team to beat he can play with plekanec or galchenyuk at center with either him or pacioretty on the wing and together on the pp that’s 2 30 goal scores on the top 2 lines plus 3 20 goal men in plekanec,gallagher,galchenyuk with parenteau in their that’s a pretty solid top 6 with a bunch of options for the 3rd-4th line with the remaining guys split between de la rose,prust,weise,malhotra,bournival desharnais,thomas dsp so you can mix and match

        • lafleur10 says:

          i think he’s not phil kessel light in that he’ll backcheck and isn’t one dimensionali think eller,tinordi,fucale and a 2016 1st gets eberle and petry imo that ‘s aenought to pry eberle away from them plus it gives them pieces they need…….

          • doorman says:

            You have seen his amazing +/- right? that he has only scored 30 once and his best season is 65 pts? Like I said I wouldn’t do the deal, I am not as high on Eberle as most. He is not a gritty or overly defensive player. People can harp on Kessel all they want and most of it is deserved but plain and simple he is an elite scorer where neither the Oilers or Habs have one.

            • lafleur10 says:

              his best season was 34 goals 78 points he can get back to that playing with the guys we have actually the habs do have an elite scorer max pacioretty he’s one of the best lw’s in the league and has actually score more goals than kessel and currently has moire goals than kessel does at this time as well

              • doorman says:

                And he has been a point a game guy how many times? yes he scores goals, how many assists? You aren’t looking at the whole picture. You do realize that Kessel is the 3rd leading scorer in the NHL since 2011-12 right?

                • lafleur10 says:

                  again i didn’t say points i said golas that’s the key word he’s a better pure sniper and goal scorer than kessel and will score more than him this year again pacioretty finshed in the top 3 for goals last year and will be in the top 3-5 again kessel might have been in the top 3 in scoring but what has he done/ where has he taken the leafs? he has more points than kessel does too and this point and time

                  • doorman says:

                    You really do have a skewed opinion don’t you? They score at basically the same rate per game in terms of goals but kessel puts up way more points yet Max is the bettter scorer? Lol scoring titles aren’t based on goals

                    • lafleur10 says:

                      i don’t have a skewedopinion i stated a fact ,a fact that undeniable and harrd to argue pacioretty is an elite goalscorer and a better all around player kessel gets more points and assists but is one dimensional
                      neither guy has won a scoring title so you point is moot

      • lafleur10 says:

        i don’t think petry has the value your saying however watching what the gm’s and teams are paying you won’t be far off,eller is the center they could use fucale gives them a huge piece with him being a goaltender that upgrades them in that position they wanted him in the draft when we took him we picked in front of them that was their pick if we didn’t take him…tinordi will give another solid young guy to go with nurse,schultz,klefbom eller and tinordi are fair value because eller instantly becomes their 2nd line centerand that allows driasitl time to develop with rushing him and ruining him..i can a deal something similar to this maybe we give up a 1 st in 2016

        • Steven_Leafs0 says:

          Eller won’t be their 2nd best center for long. And trading a top line player for at best a 2nd line center (Eller is not) is a bad move. Fucale also does not improve their position in goal. He is still a prospect and does not make Edmonton better. He give them a solid young that MAY become a strong goalie.

          All these pieces combined is not good enough. Edmonton doesn’t have to move Eberle and this package won’t get it done. Honestly Montreal doesn’t really have the piece to offer Edmonton. They need a no.1 goalie, a top center, or a top pairing defenseman. Montreal won’t move those pieces and Edmonto doesn’t need any more prospects that would take 5+ years to develop.

          • lafleur10 says:

            we do have the pieces to moe for eberle we could also offer them emelin he’d be a top pairing defenceman for them eller for the time being would be thier 2nd line center fucale in junior has a good or better credentials than price had he has all the talent to be the next great goalie those pieces are more than enought to land eberle

            • Steven_Leafs0 says:

              Not even a little close. You keep saying that Eller would be their 2nd line center (for now) and Emelin is their top defenseman but the fact is you see not trading a 2nd line center, and a top d-man. Edmonton’s depth may suck where these guys are the best but that doesn’t make this offer good.

              I mean the Leafs could offer Holland, Gardiner for Eberle and I can make the same argument but that doesn’t make the deal any less crappy.

              For Montreal to get Eberle they need to give up a top player not a player that fills in as a top player due to lack of depth.

          • lafleur10 says:

            we do have the pieces to offer for eberle we could also offer them emelin he’d be a top pairing defenceman for them eller for the time being would be thier 2nd line center fucale in junior has a good or better credentials than price had he has all the talent to be the next great goalie those pieces are more than enought to land eberle

  3. lafleur10 says:

    id rather have eberle he a better player and with the right linemates in mtl he could score 25-30 goals every easily

  4. lafleur10 says:

    regarding the game tonight the leafs deserved better i can honestly say that they out shot us but they made a lot of mistakes and it cost them also having the best goaltender in the game helps and there is no doubt he’s the best and it’s not even close…. pk is climbing into norris trophy consideration too….and pacioretty could he get selke? probably not wingers don’t win it but wow has he ever turned into an all around player with the best + – in the league

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