Instead of a high priced sniper, here are two trades the Habs need to make.

Go after a big tough D-man who can log lots of minutes and play with Hamrlik on the second pairing. Trade Ryder, O’Byrne, Chipchura and Kostopolous to Phoenix for N. Boynton and F. Sjostrom. Then Trade for one of the best face-off men in the league M. Sillinger. Trade Begin, Dandenault, Gorges and the rights to Perezhogin to NYI for Sillinger, T. Hunter and R. Martinek.
Then we look like this Goal: Huet, Price D: Komisarek/Markov, Boynton/Hamrlik, Martinek/Bouillon 7’th man Briseboise. Up Front : Kostitsyn/Plecanek/Kovalev, Higgins/Koivu/Sjostrom, Latendresse/Sillinger/Kostitsyn, Lapierre/Smolinski/Hunter. Throw in Milroy and Locke if needed be to make these deals. Also this leaves us M. Streit to trade to NYR as they badly need a puck moving D-man ask for P. Parenteau to play in Hamilton. Also I would make a minor league trade J. Gleed for F. Lessard and then sign Lessard to a contract and call him up as our extra forward to dress when we need a tough guy. When all is said and done we would have one of the best defense in the league with four good solid lines. And sit Smolinski if we need a tough guy dressed and go with Lessard/Lapierre/Hunter as the fourth line.


17 Responses to Instead of a high priced sniper, here are two trades the Habs need to make.

  1. habsrock99 says:

    Why the hell should we trade Chipchura and O'Byrne for a "big" defenceman when we already have Ryan O'Byrne who's 6'5", 230+ lbs and hits like Komisarek and is willing to fight as evidenced by his 2 fighting majors against Florida? And why replace a 20 year old Chipchura and with a 35+ Mike Sillinger? Especially when Chipchura will be better then Sillinger within 2 years.
     
    Thank Christ you are not the GM of the Habs, it'd be the Rejean Houle era all over again.

  2. careyprice31 says:

    yes agree with you but boynton andsjostrom i think you are overpricing them a bit too much and chipchura wil be a good replacement when smolinski is out after this year

  3. percussio says:

    Thats hilarious … couldn't agree more though. It would be back to the demolition days wouldn't it.

    Some people just dont seem to get that there are people who like hockey and those that know hockey. The trick is to figure out which category you fall into. Thats the problem in montreal … everyone thinks they know what they're talking about with those who actually do are few and far between.

    Poor Reggy Houle, the man single handedly set this team back 10 – 15 years. I think the only good move this guy made was draft Komisarek in 2002. Im actually friends with his niece and everytime we talk hockey and she makes an inacurate analysis or lousy trade propal, I always say  " guess it runs in the family huh ?"  LOL

    You cant blame Houle entirely though, anybody would have accepted the job offer. It was Ronald Coreys' choice. How in the world he figured "Peanut" was the right fit, i'll never know but he should soak up some of that responsibility.

    So yeah. O'Byrne stays without a doubt, the guy is almost a carbon copy of #8 and he has been playing very well especially considering this is his rookie year. Give him some playoff experience rather than shipping him out. Chipchura is a player that resembles very much Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau. Why do you think Gainey got him despite getting much heat from the media ?!

    This organization wants to build from within and the past years have shown us that our GM isnt about making a splash but about making conscious, long term decision. Gainey is a man of patience and think 5 years back to remember where we were … loook now where we stand. Stil think we should doubt his plan ?

  4. percussio says:

    Thats hilarious … couldn't agree more though. It would be back to the demolition days wouldn't it.

    Some people just dont seem to get that there are people who like hockey and those that know hockey. The trick is to figure out which category you fall into. Thats the problem in montreal … everyone thinks they know what they're talking about with those who actually do are few and far between.

    Poor Reggy Houle, the man single handedly set this team back 10 – 15 years. I think the only good move this guy made was draft Komisarek in 2002. Im actually friends with his niece and everytime we talk hockey and she makes an inacurate analysis or lousy trade propal, I always say  " guess it runs in the family huh ?"  LOL

    You cant blame Houle entirely though, anybody would have accepted the job offer. It was Ronald Coreys' choice. How in the world he figured "Peanut" was the right fit, i'll never know but he should soak up some of that responsibility.

    So yeah. O'Byrne stays without a doubt, the guy is almost a carbon copy of #8 and he has been playing very well especially considering this is his rookie year. Give him some playoff experience rather than shipping him out. Chipchura is a player that resembles very much Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau. Why do you think Gainey got him despite getting much heat from the media ?!

    This organization wants to build from within and the past years have shown us that our GM isnt about making a splash but about making conscious, long term decision. Gainey is a man of patience and think 5 years back to remember where we were … loook now where we stand. Stil think we should doubt his plan ?

  5. kilter says:

    what they need to do is make a huge move for someone,everyone keeps saying don,t give up #1 picks or don,t trade this guy or that guy,well i think they need to put something big together trade Price for a proven superstar,i,m not sold on this kid yet almost every superstar goalie has stepped into the league and proven he's a number one right off the bat,everyone keeps thinking that Price is because Gainey keeps telling everyuone he is,they should go after Lecavelier right now while they can before TB offers him something insane to stay there,put price up on the block and somthing else and i,m sure TB will go for it  and then when you get a proven superstar people will wamt to sign here because it shows commitment to a cup,get rid  of that dead weight Latendress he's useless a big kid and he's so yellow it makes me sick,well i,m telling you that something huge has to be done because this team can not even come close to competing with the top teams and last night just showed it again and they can blow it against the last place teams far to easily and thats just not going to do anything in the playoffs. 

  6. marcan79 says:

    Probably the most laughing posrt I've ever seen… Streit for a AHL player…He is one of the Habs player with the best value in the team( Low salary, Can be a 3rd or even 2nd defenseman, PP specialist, good playmaker, a lot of leadership, and can be a good forawrd,etc) This kind of player is one of the most «looked for» kind of player on the market.

  7. NLHabsFan says:

    Chipchura, O'Byrne and Streit are not going anywhere! Gainey will not trade his youth for older players that's not his style, he is a patient man and it got them this far so why doubt him now. But if you are going to throw out ridiculos rumors I might as well too. The team needs one player, a big center to play with Higgins (Hossa will not help this team) and let's face it Lecavalier won't be coming. So the player they should try for is Jokinen in Florida, he is a big center plays physical and is a 40 goal threat great to play along side of Higgins. And to get him they should throw a crazy offer with like 11 – 15 players that they can't refuse.

    Koivu
    Ryder
    Dandenault
    Bouillon
    Prospects:
    Halak
    Yemelin
    Subban
    Weber
    Grabovski
    Milroy
    Locke
    D'Agostini
    Rights to Perezhogin
    1st & 3rd picks

    Florida can send back whoever to cover the salaries.

    Then our line-up looks like this:

    A. Kostitsyn – Plekanec – Kovalev
    Higgins – Jokinen – S. Kostitsyn
    Latendresse – Lapierre – Smolinski
    Kostopoulos – Chipchura – Begin

    Komisarek – Markov
    Hamrlik – O'Byrne
    Streit – Gorges

    Huet
    Price

    plus Florida's throw ins as healthy scratches

    But hey, what do I know?

    What is your opinion?

  8. yarfangor says:

    O'Byrne is gone already, sorry to break it to you. The unofficial trade made to Calgary, according to the Calgary Herald was Ryder+O'Byrne, for Tanguay

  9. Vinnypleasecomehome says:

    This is a ridiculous article and can we get a link for that Tanguay for Ryder and O'Byrne trade? Please, before I have a heart attack?

  10. Habfan17 says:

    First off, MTL has a BIG tough d-man in O'Byrne. They are hard to find and he was doing well before he broke his finger. You don't trade young stud d-men like him. Also you have to watch that you don't destroy the chemistry that has ben built this year! It is one thing to take people out that aren't on the roster, but to give up so many players, not smart!

    I do agree that an expensive sniper is probably not the way to go, unless you get one with lots of grit and moxy. I don't see anyone who fits that description as being available. Extra strength up the middle and a replacement for Ryder, who I would trade is probably all the tinkering they need right now. There are a few good prospects coming that will keep Mtl in the playoffs and contending for the cup within a couple of years. Why give it away for a shot this year!

    Price needs a bit more time and having Huet for another year would keep the stability. Halak would make a good trade player. For those who don't think a 3rd line defensive face-off specialist is needed or valuable, think Jarvis. Mtl pulled a shrewed move to get him from Toronto as they understood his value!

    Stoll if his concussion problems are behind him, and Torres, for next season, would give Mtl the face-off strenth and some talented grit. If they could get them for Chipchura and Ryder, that woudn't give up the future of affect the chemistry.

    Maybe all they need to do is try to get Legwand from Nashville. He is big enough and one of the fastest guys in the league. Ona line with Higgins and S. Kostistsyn, they could give other teams fits traying to keep up. legwand would fit with the team Gainey and Carbo are trying to build and he is only 27. If MTL could trade Grabovski, Ryder, and the rights to Perezogin for him, it would be fair. Then Koivu could play on the third line and give it an offensive upgrade.

    At that point Smolinski may be a guy to trade to a team who wants depth for the playoffs, Brisbois should go to. A 5th round pick would be fair. He is still too much of a liability and with O'Byrne and Gorges playing well, and Emelin and Valentenko soon to be ready, Mtl could afford to let Brisbois go. Especially with Dandenault and Streit around and both being able to play upfront and on D.

  11. Habfan17 says:

    I don't see Gainey letting O'Byrne go. Too many guys keep trying to get Komisarek out of games and O'Byrne can take some of that attention away from Komisarek. How many 6' 5" 240 pound decent d-men are there out there anyway!!

    Tanguay is paid too much and doesn't bring any grit. He tends to stay away from the tough areas. Mtl doesn't need a perimiter player!!

    Besides Tanguay has said many times, he does not WANT to play for MTL!!!!

  12. scuzzie says:

    Oh man, what a ridiculous post… this guy should be a comedian, honestly, he made my sides hurt to no end!  Dude, dont quit your day job!  Unless posting here is… then quit your day job! lol

  13. mtl_prince says:

    smolinski no trade clause!! brisebois, no one wants him are you crazy? he'll retire at the end of the year

  14. cedjones says:

    seriously, are you rejean houle? what a schmuck.

  15. Nobesadados says:

    What to do…what to do.  One minute I think that the HABS could beat anyone in the league.   The next minute their getting their asses handed to them by the Sens.  Faceoffs – A MUST!  I think it was the second goal that got that snowball rolling for the Sens was due to losing another faceoff.  Can we please get that missing link.  We need to get some grit and faceoff power.  As I read these posts I can't help but question the lack of interest in O. Jokinen.  Does he not fit the needs of this team?  Faceoffs, leadership, grit?  well not so much the grit part but there are others that could fill the grit role.  I want Jokinen in a HABS jersey so that Koivu and have some finnish funk to dish out!  C'mon Bobby G. – make some noise, the Sens are at the mic already!

  16. Habfan17 says:

    I wouldn't want Brisbois, but someone may want an experienced guy as back up insurance for the powerplay. As Far as Smolinski's no trade clause. If a serious playoff contender made a legitimate offer for him, he may waive that clause to get one last kick at the can. Others have done it!

  17. prospectiv says:

    We re not in NHL 2k8…

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