Habs to make swap with Coyotes???
The latest out of Montreal say that the Habs are going to make a deal with the Coyotes. The Habs would be sending David Aebischer, Sergei Samsonov and a second/third round pick to the desert, while the Coyotes would be sending David Leneveu and Ladislav Nagy in return. This would be a swap of struggling players for both teams. Aebischer is not happy with riding the pine behind Cristobal Huet in Montreal, and in Phoenix he would have given the chance to be a number 1. Both Nagy and Samsonov have struggled this year for their respective teams. Samsonov has not scored in a month and Nagy was recently a healthy scratch and has been in Wayne Gretzky’s doghouse all season. As for the salary cap issue, Samsonov is making 3.5 million and Aebischer is making 1.9 million , while Nagy and Leneveu are making a combined 3.6 million, and this is why Montreal is including a relatively high draft pick. The only question mark is that the Habs are wondering about Ladislav Nagy’s health. They clearly won’t make a trade unless Nagy is 100% healthy.