Marcel Hossa now a RANGER!

According to RDS.ca, Marcel Hossa has been traded to the New York Rangers for Garth Murray.

Garth Murray is a Left Winger that has played 20 games in the NHL, notching 1 point.

My personal opinion of this trade will be witheld since I’m not sure how to say it without cussing profusely.

Yes, I’m a habs fan.


65 Responses to Marcel Hossa now a RANGER!

  1. burnz30 says:

    Why are you complaining about Balej? You got Kovalev for him. If he can’t even make the Rangers, he wouldn’t make the Habs. You’re better off with Kovalev, although you over paid him $4mil.

  2. robinson19 says:

    Sundstrom I agree is an asset on the PK but he could be conceivably used as a spare just for those situations, allowing a rookie to take over the regular spot.

  3. robinson19 says:

    I disagree that Vandermeer is a lock; Ivanans is a way bigger guy, way younger, and actually passes the puck pretty well.

    Sundstrom could be used as a PK specialist, freeing up another spot for a rookie.

  4. habs_punk says:

    I agree, if we hadn’t have signed Kovalev this year, Balej would have been a pretty big loss, but we’ve got Kovalev in Montreal potentially till the end of his career. If not, pretty close. He is on the downswing, but he is still incredibly talented.

  5. habs_punk says:

    Vandermeer was given a one-way contract, implying that he will be with Montreal this year.

  6. robinson19 says:

    yeah but it’s only 440,000, not a big financial loss if Ivanans does a better job.

  7. robinson19 says:

    Some of Julien’s comments after the sens blowout last night imply that all three fourth liners could end up being centers; Higgins Pekanec and Begin all centers. Bulis is another who was originally a center but has moved to the wing. So that won’t dictate who ends up on what line. In fact last night Plekanec said in an interview that he is equally comfortable playing any position and we already know Bulis, Begin and Higginss can do it.

  8. robinson19 says:

    Also, Streit is underrated.. he’s adjusting to the small rink and faster neutral zone by leapss and bounds. If it’s true that he’ll play 30 games, I think he’ll be fully adjusted by that time… if you saw himm in the Olympics he hass the tools. Hainsey is a lazy primadonna peice of crap.

  9. Rico71 says:

    Latendresse was sent down to Drummondville…damn. I hoped he would make the team. He brings what no one else can on this team. A pair of shoulders…plus a scoring touch.

    Oh well…if he continues to develop his game in the minors…he will possibly make the team next year.

    Perezoghin takes his place on the 3rd line with Bonk and Bulis.

    Though I’d still trade Bulis with Hainsey for some D help. Plekanec played RW before and could be a very good fit with Perezoghin and Bonk on the 3rd line.

    Higgins-Bégin-Sundstrom should be the 4th line.

  10. Rico71 says:

    I agree. Hainsey is a bust. Streit could become a gem in the rough like that Nashville guy (Ziplinsky?).

    I didn’t know Pleks played RW before…which is good news for us.

    Put him on a line with Bonk and Perezoghin and we have 3 possibly good offensive lines. The 4th line with Higgins, Bégin and Sundtrom could be a good defensive line.

    Lines 1 and 2 are already set.

  11. SabresFan220 says:

    I’m with most of you, appears to be a bad trade from a Habs stand point. But if they felt they would lose him on waivers anyway it’s better to get something for him instead of nothing. My Sabres may soon be forced to make a similar move with one of the goalies and another player just so that they don’t lose an asset like that and get nothing for him.

    On a side note, I believe the NHL has discontinued the waiver draft as it previously existed in the NHL. Yes there is still the waiver system as it was, but there is supposedly no longer an actual waiver draft.

  12. habsoverserver says:

    I don’t think an 18 year old has the stamina to be a physical player for 82 games. It is better he improve his game in the minors and be an impact player by the time he’s 20.

  13. habsoverserver says:

    I wonder if now that Ganiey has dumped Balej and Hossa if Hainsey is the next to go. Houle’s 2000 draft picks – including two first round picks – have had no impact on the Habs.

    Habs past twice on Frolov and Williams in the first round. I’m not saying I personally would have done better than Houle, just that throwing darts might have resulted in better picks.

  14. GretzNYR99 says:

    Hossa looked good from what I saw against the Devils, but I don’t know if I like this trade.

    Offensive upside, of course he has a lot more than Garth Murray, but I love what Garth brings to the team. A nasty, gritty, versatile player who could play on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th line. Possibly even the first as a sparkplug, going into the corners and mucking for pucks to get them to the scorers.

    Who knows, I would have liked the Rangers to keep him, because he had a great camp and a great preseason, but we have an abundance of that type of player. Hollweg, Ortmeyer, Niemenen, Betts, Rick Kozak, Greg Moore, etc…

    There’s nothing won yet for either team being that both players probably won’t be with their respective NHL clubs this year.

  15. GretzNYR99 says:

    Don’t worry about Latendresse, he’ll be a special player in a few years.

    The problem is with most of the NHL’s power forwards that they tend to shy away from a lot of defensive aspects of the game. Latendresse is a hybrid between a power-forward and a grinder. He does the little things like blocking shots, coming back and breaking up plays, is responsible with his defensive duties, etc… He’s a great player to have on the ice. He’ll be a 30 goal threat one day and a key to a Montreal cup run.

    Give him a few years so he can handle the rigors of an 82 game schedule. It’s not that he needs to bulk up, no way, he’s already got size, but his body needs to be able to handle a full season.

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